The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Wakeup (Scow), U26242, aground, 3 Sep 1878

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A dispatch from Port Hope dated the morning of the 4th says the scow WAKEUP is ashore and a total wreck. She was on her way down loaded with 85,000 feet of lumber, and a quantity of cedar posts and shingles.
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Friday, September 6, 1878

      During a gale on Monday of last week the scow WAKEUP, laden with lumber, was driven ashore near Port Hope, and will prove a total loss. She is of little value, and is uninsured. The wreck has already been dismantled.
      Chicago Inter Ocean
      September 11, 1878

      The scow WAKEUP has gone to pieces.
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Monday, September 9, 1878
      Schooner WAKE-UP. U. S. No. 26242. Of 69.77 tons. Home port, Fairport, Ohio.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1871

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Freight: lumber
Remarks: Total loss
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 43.94084 Longitude: -82.71271
William R. McNeil
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Wakeup (Scow), U26242, aground, 3 Sep 1878