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Homer (Schooner), U11303, aground, 1 Jul 1882

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A dispatch was received her announcing that the schooner HOMER, owned by the Halsted estate, is ashore on Pilot Island. She is light, and was bound for Escanaba from Racine. captain Keith, who manages the late Mr. Halsted's vessels, left the city during the day for Milwaukee, and will arrange for a wrecking expedition. The HOMER is insured, but it is thought she will be released. She measured 455 tons. Is valued at $20,000 and rates A 2. She has just completed a rebuild. The HIGGIE was on Pilot Island, and the HOMER seems to have taken her place.
      The J.W. Hall Great lakes Marine Scrapbook, July, 1882

Schooner HOMER. U. S. No. 11303. Of 455.09 gross tons; 432.34 tons net. Built Sheboygan, Wis., 1866, Home port, Chicago, Ill. 163.0 x 31,8 x 12.9
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1885

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Reason: aground
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Remarks: Got off
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  • Wisconsin, United States
    Latitude: 45.28499 Longitude: -86.91984
William R. McNeil
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Homer (Schooner), U11303, aground, 1 Jul 1882