The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
John Mark (Schooner), U45698, sunk, 23 Oct 1903

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The schooner JOHN MARK, loaded with stone, sunk off Kelly's Island yesterday morning. She ran into heavy seas on Thursday and made slow progress. When near Kelly's Island she sprang a leak. Pumps were worked but it was soon found the vessel could not keep up and the life-saving crew of Marblehead was notified and the crew of the schooner rescued.
      Buffalo Evening News
      Saturday, October 24, 1903

Schooner JOHN MARK. U. S. No. 45698. Of 299 tons gross; 284 tons net. Built Trenton, Mich., 1870 by Turner. Home port, Chicago, Ill. 142.0 x 26.0 x 9.7 Owned by R.G. Peters Lumber Co.
      Great Lakes Register, 1900

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Reason: sunk
Lives: nil
Freight: stone
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.454166 Longitude: -81.121388
William R. McNeil
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John Mark (Schooner), U45698, sunk, 23 Oct 1903