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James H. Hall (Motor Vessel), U76553, aground, 1 Sep 1916

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Manitowoc, Wis., Sept. 17. -- The schooner JAMES H. HALL, one of the oldest sailing vessels on the lakes, built here in 1885, met her end last week in the graveyard of Lake Michigan, off Twin River Point, Two Rivers. The boat is a complete wreck. The vessel is owned by S.H. Neumann of Algoma, who commanded the craft.
      The HALL was built here by Samuel Hall of this city, and has been in continuous service since 1885. She was 100 tons gross, and had a twenty two foot beam. The boat went on the beach in heavy fog, and efforts of the tug ARCTIC of this city and the Two Rivers coastguard to pull her off were in vain. The side of the vessel is stove in. The crew were taken off in a yawl boat late at night. The HALL was en route to Two Rivers with a cargo of wood.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      September 18, 1916

Gas screw JAMES H. HALL. U. S. No. 76553. of 100 tons gross. Built 1885. On November 7, 1916 vessel stranded at Thunder Bay River, Mich. With 4 persons on board, no lives were lost.
      Loss Reported of American Vessels
      Merchant vessel List, U. S., 1917

      Gas screw JAMES H. HALL. U. S. No. 76553. of 100 tons gross; 99 tons net. Built Manitowoc, Wis., 1885. Home port, Milwaukee, Wis. 91.7 x 22.0 x 7.0 Freight service. Crew of 3.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1915 [motor vessels]
NOTE:-- JAMES H. HALL ex schooner to 1911. Note also the many differences in the two accounts of the casualty.

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Freight: wood
Remarks: Total loss
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 43.68473 Longitude: -86.53036
William R. McNeil
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James H. Hall (Motor Vessel), U76553, aground, 1 Sep 1916