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La Petite (Schooner), U15100, aground, 7 Sep 1903


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The old time schooner LA PETITE has joined the large number of companion vessels whose frames now rest at the bottom near the shores of Lake Michigan. On Saturday the vessel left Fox lake for Milwaukee and on Monday was struck by a heavy southeast gale. She drifted helplessly until 10 miles from shore near Sturgeon Bay Canal, when distress signals were sighted by the lifesavers and the crew of five men was rescued. The LA PETITE drifted ashore at Claybanks. She was owned by Theodore Planthner of Milwaukee.
      Buffalo Evening News
      Wednesday, September 9, 1903
     
     
     
     
      Another old time schooner, the LA PETITE has been added to the list of whose bones are rotting around the shores of lake Michigan. The schooner left Fox lake Saturday bound for Milwaukee. She was struck by a southeast gale Monday and drifted helplessly until that afternoon. When 10 miles from shore near Sturgeon Bay Canal her signals of distress were sighted by the lookout of the station at that point, and the crew of 5 were taken ashore by the life savers. The LA PETITE drifted ashore at Clay Banks. She was owned by Theodore Planter of Milwaukee.
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Wednesday, September 9, 1903
     
     
     
Schooner LA PETITE. U. S. No. 15100. Of 172.05 tons gross; 163.45 tons net. Built Horon, O., 1866. Home port, Milwaukee, Wis. 119.0 x 23.7 x 8.3.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1883
     


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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Remarks: Total loss
Date of Original:
1903
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Local identifier:
McN.W.23131
Language of Item:
English
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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La Petite (Schooner), U15100, aground, 7 Sep 1903