The schooner L.B. WILSON was run down and sunk about 7 miles off Racine by the steam barge CAMPBELL on Sunday. The crew were rescued.
Port Huron Daily Times
Tuesday, August 1, 1882
Loss Of The schooner THOMAS C. WILSON,
The steambarge GORDON CAMPBELL, coal-loaded is in port from below. On Sunday night, off Racine, the CAMPBELL came in collision with the little schooner THOMAS C. WILSON. Just which craft was to blame for the occurrence does not appear, but, at all events, the WILSON was run down and sunk. The CAMPBELL picked up the crew, and landed them afterwards ar kenosha, from which point they have returned to Racine. The collision occurred from seven to ten miles out in the lake off racine, and Captain Anderson, reporting the affair at Racine, says his vessel is "gone down for good." It is estimated that the CAMPBELL will be called upon to pay for her.
The THOMAS C. WILSON measured twenty-four tons. She was built at Black River in 1868 by Thomas C. Wilson, and was owned by Mass, of Racine. She is rated B 1, and was valued at about $1,600. It is not known whether there is insurance or not.
The J.W. Hall Great Lakes Marine Scrapbook, July/August, 1882
Schooner THOMAS C. WILSON. U. S. No. 24579. Of 24.44 gross tons. Home port, Cleveland, O.
Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1869
Schooner THOMAS C. WILSON. U. S. No. 24579. Of 30.87 gross tons; 29.33 tons net. Built Black River, O., 1865. Home port, South Haven, Mich. 50.0 x 13.0 x 6.0
Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1885