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Penokee (Schooner), U20468, aground, 11 Sep 1899

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The schooner PENOKEE, which was transferred to the Atlantic coast from Lake Erie during the season of 1898, struck on Roamer Shoal, near Sandy Hook, Sept. 11 and is a total wreck. Her crew managed to reach the life saving station through a heavy surf. The disaster occurred while the schooner was en route from Norfolk, Va. to Saco, Maine. The PENOKEE was built at Milwaukee by Wolf & Davidson in 1872 for John B. Merrill and others. She was of old Welland Canal size and had a net measurement of 316 tons. The value of the craft was about $4,000.
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Monday, September 18, 1899

      Schooner PENOKEE. U. S. No. 20468. Of 332.27 tons gross; 315.66 tons net. Built Milwaukee, Wis., 1872. Home port, Oswego, N.Y. 139.0 x 26.0 x 11.0.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1885

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Remarks: Total loss
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.081944 Longitude: -83.125555
William R. McNeil
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Penokee (Schooner), U20468, aground, 11 Sep 1899