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Myrtle (Schooner), U16415, aground, 18 May 1894


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The big storm on Lake Michigan has cost the lives of many men. The schooner MYRTLE was wrecked just outside the government pier within a half mile of Michigan Blvd., in Chicago with 6 lost.
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Saturday, May 19, 1894


Chicago, May 19. -- The vessels lost here were the schooners EVENING STAR, C.G. MIXER, MYRTLE, LINCON DALL, JACK THOMPSON, J. LOOMIS McLAREN, MERCURY AND RAINBOW.
      Vessels lost elsewhere, outside of Chicago is:
      Schooner M.J. CUMMINGS, sunk, Milwaukee, six lives.
      Schooner C.C. BARNES, ashore, Milwaukee
      Unknown schooner, ashore, Cudahy, Wis.
      Schooner MOSES GAGE, ashore, Michigan City.
      Schooner MINERAL STATE, scuttled, Elk Rapids, Mich.
      Schooner SURPRISE, ashore, Two Rivers Point.
      Steamer E.C. TICE, ashore at Green Bay, Wis.
      Scow St. CATHERINES, ashore, Sand Beach, Mich,
      Schooner MYRTLE LAMP, ashore, Menominee, Mich.
      Steamer HUDSON, disabled Lake Michigan.
      Schooner EMILY TAYLOR, ashore, Manitowoc, Wis.
      Schooner ISHPEMING, disabled, Alpena, Mich.
      Schooner SIZER, ashore, Menominee, Mich.
      Schooner WILLIAM SHUPE, adrift near Point Sanilac
      Buffalo Enquirer
      May 19, 1894


Schooner MYRTLE. U. S. No, 16415. Of 207.36 tons gross; 197.00 tons net. Built at Milan, Ohio in 1857. Home port, Chicago, Ill. 118.0 x 24.0 x 10.0
      Merchant Vessel List, U.S., 1891
     


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Reason: aground
Lives: 6
Remarks: Total loss
Date of Original:
1894
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Local identifier:
McN.W.23955
Language of Item:
English
  • Illinois, United States
    Latitude: 41.85003 Longitude: -87.65005
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William R. McNeil
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Myrtle (Schooner), U16415, aground, 18 May 1894