The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
General Franz Seigel (Schooner), U10217, sunk, 18 Jul 1903

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Toledo, O., July 18. -- The schooner GENERAL FRANZ SEIGEL, laden with 570 tons of coal, going from Huron to Sandusky, went down off Monroe, Mich., today and is a total loss. There was a crew of five on board and all were rescued by the United States survey boat GENERAL WILLIAMS.
      The SEIGEL attempted to go through the severe storm raging on the lake last night, and, seeing that it would not be able to do so, attempted to get into thew port of Monroe, when the boat went down in 22 feet of water. The crew took refusge in the rigging and remained there until help arrived.
Capt. W. J. Curtiss of beach park, Ohio, was the owner and captain of the boat. His wife was the cook and W. D. McGregor of Sandwich the mate. The names of the other members of the crew were not learned.
      The GEN. FRANZ SEIGEL is one of the oldest boats on the lakes, having been built 40 years ago.
      Buffalo Evening News
      Sunday, July 19, 1903

Schooner GENERAL FRANZ SIGEL. U. S. No. 10217. Of 316 gross tons; 301 tons net. Built Black River, Ohio, in 1863. 137.0 x 26.0 x 11.0 Owned by W.J. Curtis
      Great Lakes Register, 1900

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Reason: sunk
Lives: nil
Freight: coal
Remarks: Total loss
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 41.91643 Longitude: -83.39771
William R. McNeil
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General Franz Seigel (Schooner), U10217, sunk, 18 Jul 1903