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John Martin (Schooner), U75717, adrift, 17 Oct 1898

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The steamer CHISHOLM is on the Rock of Ages Isle Royale and is rapidly going to pieces. The crew escaped. The steamer JOHN MARTIN, in tow of the CHISHOLM, was lost on Monday afternoon in the storm and nothing has been heard from her since. The CHISHOLM left Duluth Sunday evening. At 5:30 Monday afternoon, the MARTIN cut the towline. The CHISHOLM struck on the rocks at 8 o'clock Tuesday morning trying to enter Washington Harbor. She was loaded with barley and was built in 1880. The MARTIN was built in 1873 and carried lumber. Both boats were owned by M.A. Bradley of Cleveland.
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Friday, October 21, 1898
Schooner JOHN MARTIN. U. S. No. 75717. Of 937 tons gross; 890 Tons net. Built Cleveland, Ohio 1873. Home port, Cleveland, Ohio. 220.2 x 34.2 x 14.2
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1898

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Reason: adrift
Lives: nil
Freight: lumber
Remarks: Recovered
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 48.00044 Longitude: -88.83341
William R. McNeil
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John Martin (Schooner), U75717, adrift, 17 Oct 1898