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W. H. Willard (Schooner), aground, 7 Nov 1880


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SCHOONER W. H. WILLIARD A TOTAL WRECK.
St. Joseph, Mich., Nov. 7. -- The schooner W. H. WILLIARD, of Milwaukee, bound from Muskegon to this place, loaded with lumber, struck the end of the north pier about 2 o'clock this morning, and drifted ashore. She is a total wreck. About fifty feet of the end of the north pier just sticks out of the water, and the pier is about 600 or 700 feet longer than the south, where the light is. The Captain, A.P. Lawrence, who is the owner, by this accident loses his all, and by his statement, given to your correspondent, makes the Government to blame.
      All vessel captains should take warning that when they are coming from the north or northwest they should not try to enter this harbor by taking the two lights in range, as this will always bring them up against the lake side of the north pier, and beach them, as the main light is about thirty rods south of the south pier, pretty near on a line.
      This is the second vessel this month that has been beached by doing this, and it looks as if the Government should surely have some kind of a light on a pier where there are two or three new cribs that are not finished, and that are covered with water half the time when there is a sea.
      The J.W. Hall Great lakes Marine Scrapbook, November 1880


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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Freight: lumber
Remarks: Total loss
Date of Original:
1880
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Local identifier:
McN.W.24081
Language of Item:
English
  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 42.10976 Longitude: -86.48002
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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W. H. Willard (Schooner), aground, 7 Nov 1880