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General Meade (Schooner), U10220, aground, 24 Nov 1882

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      [Special telegram to the Inter Ocean]
Ludington, Mich., Nov. 25. -- The schooners ECLIPSE and SIGEL are both lying just above Great Point Sable, wrecked by yesterday's gale Both had left manistee loaded with shingles for Chicago.
      About noon yesterday Anton Rasmussen, a Norwegian, aged 24 years, started to swim ashore from the ECLIPSE, but was drowned in the attempt. This was to be his last trip, and he was to be married upon his arrival in Chicago. The inquest was held upon his remains today.
      The ECLIPSE is reported to be badly broken, and is probably a total wreck. She was the schooner which was stranded in the gale of October, 1881. A man whose name cannot be learned was lost off the SIGEL.
      J.W. Hall Great Lakes Marine Scrapbook, No. 2, November, 1882
      TOTAL LOSSES, 1882
      [Inter Ocean Casualty List]
NOV. 24 -- Schooner GEN. SIGEL, at Big Point Sable. One life lost.
      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 GEN. SIGEL as indicated by an X beside the entry ?

Schooner FRANK PIERCE. U. S. No. 10220. Of 162 tons gross. Built Youngston, N.Y., 1853. Renamed GENERAL SIEGEL 1863
      Herman Runge List
Schooner GENERAL SIEGEL. U. S. No. 10220. Of 144.82 tons gross. Built Youngston, N.Y., 1853. Home port, Ludington, Mich. [ noticed as wrecked or otherwise out of service.]
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1884


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Reason: aground
Lives: 1
Freight: shingles
Remarks: Total loss ?
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 44.05778 Longitude: -86.51425
William R. McNeil
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General Meade (Schooner), U10220, aground, 24 Nov 1882