The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
C. G. Meisel (Schooner), U5391, aground, 21 May 1883

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BIG BLOW YESTERDAY. -- The schooner JENNIE LIND went ashore at the foot of 33rd street, Chicago and went to pieces. 4 drowned, 1 saved at 6 this morning.
The schooner MINNIE BURGER loaded with lumber went ashore at the foot of 28th street at 8:30 this morning. All 7 crewmen were saved.
The schooner MIESEL is ashore near lakeport.
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Tuesday, May 22, 1883
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      Port Huron, Mich., May 21. -- The marine interest has suffered considerable loss by the heavy gale from the northeast, with pelting hail. At noon today it blew at the rate of sixty miles per hour. Four lumber barges went ashore this afternoon near the river. The WYOMING, with a crew of six, struck the Canadian beach at 4:30 o'clock. She is lumber-laden from Bay City. Up to dark the crew were in the rigging. The weather is cold and blowing hard. The ORONTIS let go both her anchore near Port Sanilac and dragged ashore at Lakeport. Her crew was taken off. Captain Meiveel, of the tug J.P. CLARK, rescued the crews of the barges C.G. MELVILLE [ C.G. MEISEL ] and St. JOSEPH, and great credit is due to this gentleman for his heroic work today. While the tug CLARK was rescuing the crew of the St. JOSEPH a heavy swell struck the barge which swept the captain and cook over the side into the lake. The woman was drowned, and the captain saved. She lived at marine City. he captain was badly hurt about the head. The crews of the ORONTIS and MEISEL were saved.
      J.W. Hall Great Lakes Marine Scrapbook, May 1883

D. & J.J. Lynn here stripped the barge MEISEL, ashore near Lakeport and will probably release the boat this week. They purchased her last week.
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Monday, May 28, 1883
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The schooner HOME took the lumber off the barge MEISEL, ashore near Lakeport on Sunday.
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Tuesday, May 29, 1883
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Last week's storm broke off the upper works of the schooner MIESEL ashore above Euronia Beach.
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Thursday, September 13, 1883
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Scow schooner C.G. MEISEL. U. S. No. 5391. Of 132 gross tons. Built Port Huron, Mich., 1867. Barge as of 1882. Waterlogged and abandoned 1883
      Herman Runge List

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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 43.11503 Longitude: -82.4902
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C. G. Meisel (Schooner), U5391, aground, 21 May 1883