The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
America (Schooner), sunk by collision, 1 Sep 1880


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Captain Gunderson, having visited the schooner AMERICA and found her sunk four miles northeast of Two Rivers Point, and three miles from shore, yesterday notified Mr. Hood, the owner, and the latter gentleman served notice of abandonment on the Insurance Companies. The vessel is standing almost on her head. Her bows are on the bottom, and the taffrail about two feet below the surface. The companies will now send an expedition which will endeavor to drag the vessel to the shore so that she can be raised. The insurance folks say that the scows that struck the AMERICA had no lights, or, at least, no proper lights, and that the tugsLAWRENCE and GAGNON, which had them in tow, will, with the barges, be held to make the loss good. The barges belong to Spear, of Sturfeon Bay, and the tugs are owned at Two Rivers.
      It is only a few days since Mr. Spear's fine tug, the THOMAS SPEAR, was burned and beached. Mr. Hood yesterday sent Captain Gunderson of the AMERICA, money, and the Captain and crew will arrive here in a day or two.
      The J. W. Hall Great lakes Marine Scrapbook, September 1880
     


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Reason: sunk by collision
Lives: nil
Remarks: ?
Date of Original:
1880
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Local identifier:
McN.W.24074
Language of Item:
English
  • Wisconsin, United States
    Latitude: 44.15388 Longitude: -87.56925
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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America (Schooner), sunk by collision, 1 Sep 1880