The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Walter Smith (Schooner), U80968, aground, 1 Aug 1883

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Early Tuesday morning the scow WALTER SMITH, of South Haven, Mich., laden with slabs, and bound for Chicago, went on the beach just above Racine North Point. The tug M.A. KNAPP and the life-boat crew went to her assistance, and she was pulled off and towed into port after fifteen cords of her deck load were jettisoned.
      J.W. Hall Great lakes marine Scrapbook, August, 1883

Schooner WALTER SMITH. U. S. No. 80968. Of 42.06 tons gross; 39.96 tons net. Built South Havem, Mich., 1883. Home port, Milwaukee, Wis. 65.6 x 18.5 x 6.0.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1885

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Freight: slabs
Remarks: Got off
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  • Wisconsin, United States
    Latitude: 42.78085 Longitude: -87.75757
William R. McNeil
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Walter Smith (Schooner), U80968, aground, 1 Aug 1883