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S. Thal (Schooner), U115781, sunk, 1 Nov 1898

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The schooner S. THAL, about 75 feet long, loaded with Christmas trees for Chicago was lost when she foundered off Glencoe on lake Michigan. About 4 crewmen were lost. She was bound from Sturgeon bay. Wreckage, including 2 lifeboats and the entire stem of the ill-fated boat have been found along the beach between Glencoe and Winnetka.
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Saturday, November 12, 1898

Schooner S. THAL U. S. No. 115781. Of 55 gross tons; 52 tons net. Built Oskosh, Wis., 1867. Home port, Milwaulkee, Wis. 75.2 x 20.4 x 4,8
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1898

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Reason: sunk
Lives: 4
Freight: Christmas Trees
Remarks: Total loss
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  • Illinois, United States
    Latitude: 42.13503 Longitude: -87.75812
William R. McNeil
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S. Thal (Schooner), U115781, sunk, 1 Nov 1898