The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Knight Templar (Schooner), U14110, aground, 1 Nov 1880

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Private dispatches received here yesterday by the officers of the Mackinaw Lumber Company announce that the schooner KNIGHT TEMPLAR went ashore in a snowstorm Saturday morning on Fisherman's Reef, near Rock Island, in Death's Door - the entrance to Green Bay - and is full of water. The vessel was bound for Black River, with a cargo of supplies, consigned to the Mackinaw lumber Company's mill there. The tug LEVIATHAN has gone to her from Escanaba. She is on a rocky bottom, and lies in an exposed position. Her cargo is worth $6,000, and there is no insurance on cargo or hull. The KNIGHT TEMPLAR is a canal vessel, measuring 290 tons, was built at Oswego by George Goble in 1865, rated B 1-1/2, and was valued at $7,300. Being a canal vessel perhaps had nothing to do with this disaster, but it may be stated, nevertheless, that the KNIGHT TEMPLAR was [or is] a canaler. The crew are supposed to be safe.
      The J.W. Hall Great lakes Marine Scrapbook, November, 1880

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Freight: supplies
Remarks: Got off
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  • Wisconsin, United States
    Latitude: 45.36443 Longitude: -86.77984
William R. McNeil
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Knight Templar (Schooner), U14110, aground, 1 Nov 1880