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Mercury (Schooner), U50874, aground, 18 May 1894

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The big storm on Lake Michigan has cost the lives of many men... The schooner LINCOLN DALL went to pieces at Glencoe, 8 miles north of Chicago. She was 196 tons.
The schooner JACK THOMPSON , 199 tons, wrecked off 25th street...
The schooner EVENING STAR, 203 tons wrecked off 27th street but her crew was saved.
The schooner MERCURY of Grand Haven, 218 tons wrecked off 27th street but her crew was saved.
      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 MERCURY. U. S. No. 50874. Of 230.31 tons gross; 218.80 tons net. Built at New jerusalem, Ohio in 1871. Home port, Grand Haven, Mich. 121.3 x 27.1 x 9.1
      Merchant Vessel List U.S., 1891

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  • Illinois, United States
    Latitude: 41.85003 Longitude: -87.65005
William R. McNeil
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Mercury (Schooner), U50874, aground, 18 May 1894