The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Higgie (Schooner), U18746, aground, 16 Nov 1883

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Collingwood, Ont., Nov. 16. -- The schooners HIGGIE and MARY COLLINS left yesterday afternoon for Chicago, and during the heavy gale of last night put back to this port for shelter. The COLLINS managed to fetch up inside with her canvas more or less torn. The HIGGIE brought up eight miles below here with mizzen gone, mainsail split, yawl lost, and anchor brakes gone. The tug McPHERSON went to her assistance this afternoon and leaves again to go to her at 12 tonight with new anchor brakes. The HIGGIE is almost encased in ice. The vessel is riding easy. The captains of both vessels say that last night's gale off Cabot's head was the heaviest they ever experienced.
      J.W. Hall Great Lakes Marine Scrapbook, November, 1883.

Collingwood, Ont., Nov. 18. -- The tug McPHERSON towed the schooner HIGGIE into this port today. She will remain here until repairs are completed, and then leave for Chicago.
      J.W. Hall Great Lakes Marine Scrapbook, November, 1883.

Schooner HIGGIE. U. S. No. 18746. Of 439.53 tons gross; 417.56 tons net. Built Sheboygan, Wis., 1872. Home port, Chicago, Ill. 173.3 x 31.1 x 11.8
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1885

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Reason: aground
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Remarks: Got off
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.4834 Longitude: -80.21638
William R. McNeil
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Higgie (Schooner), U18746, aground, 16 Nov 1883