Donaldson (Schooner), aground, 1 Nov 1882
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THE DONALDSON ASHORE.
ANOTHER LARGE VESSEL FALLS VICTIM.
" Another big fellow ashore" broke out Captain Sutherland at the V. O. T. office last evening. He held a telegram in his hand, and all turned to him to hear the name of the latest learned victim of the gale. "It is the schooner DONALDSON," continued Captain Sutherland, " and she is on the beach, the dispatch, about twenty-five miles south of Muskegon."
Another telegram came in at this juncture and said the captain of the schooner SCOTIA, which arrived during the day, had been inquiring if the DONALDSON had arrived, and it was concluded that the two vessels had been in company and that the DONALDSON, like the SCOTIA, was from below with coal.
During the recent storm there have been numerous disasters, great hardship and suffering and also sacrifice of life; but the vessels lost have most
ALL BEEN OLD CRAFT,
and the smaller class. The fine schooner J.W. DOANE, at Buffalo, and the DONALDSON are the only exceptions. The DOANE is a bad wreck, but the DONALDSON may be saved. At least there are hopes for her if the weather in any way moderates for a few days. Not a grain cargo [except a little Canadian craft below] has been lost so far as heard from. Up to the present writing the Chicago Grain Insurance Pool have not had a serious loss yet this season, something never before known in the history of lake navigation.
The dispatch concerning the DONALDSON, is dated Muskegon, yesterday afternoon, is signed by the mate, Mr. Cameron, and asks for a tug and line. The mate will arrive in Chicago by rail this morning and will return to the stranded schooner on the tug. The vessel's condition is not believed to be bad, and the entire
CREW ARE UNDERSTOOD TO BE SAFE.
The DONALDSON measures 420 tons, rates A 2, is valued at $20,000 and is fully insured. She is a three-master and one of the finest vessels on the lakes. She was built at Tonawanda by J. Martell in 1866, and is the property of Donaldson Bros., of Buffalo, the master, Captain Young, probably having an interest in her.
Captain Young and the crew remain at the scene of the disaster, doing all they can while the mate comes here for assistance.
J.W. Hall Great Lakes marine Scrapbook, No. 2, November, 1882
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- William R. McNeil
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