The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Contest (Schooner), U4575, aground, 25 Oct 1882

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Detroit, Oct. 28. -- The schooner CONTEST, which went ashore at White Lake on Wednesday morning, was stripped on Thursday. She is badly listed to starboard, lying nearly on her beam ends, and is full of water. Her captain is awaiting orders from her owner in Chicago. She will probably prove a total loss.
      The J.W. Hall Great Lakes Marine Scrapbook, October, 1882 #47

Schooner CONTEST. U. S. No. 4575. Of 96.98 tons gross; 92.14 tons net. Built Holland, Mich., 1863. Home port, Kenosha, Wis., 101.0 x 21.0 x 6.0.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1885
      TOTAL LOSSES, 1882
      [Inter Ocean Casualty List]
Oct. 25. -- Schooner CONTEST, at Whitehall. Crew saved.
      J.W. Hall Great Lakes Marine Scrapbook, December, 1882

NOTE:- The Inter Ocean Total Loss List for 1882, pasted in Hall's Scrapbook, had been edited by someone, [unknown], who did not agree with the total loss of the CONTEST, as indicated by an X beside the entry ?

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Remarks: Total loss ?
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 43.37723 Longitude: -86.38035
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Contest (Schooner), U4575, aground, 25 Oct 1882