The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Palmatto (Schooner), aground, 1 Oct 1865

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SCHOONER PALMETTO. -- We learn from Capt. D. Miller, of this city, owner of the schooner PALMETTO, that the vessel has gone to pieces n the beach near Forester, and also the following particulars: The vessel sprand a leak off Saginaw bay. The pumps were set to work, but the water continued to gain in her hold until off Forester, when Capt. McCready ran her ashore to save the lives of himself and crew. On striking, the vessel thumped heavily two or three times, when her stern fell out and she soon commenced going to pieces. Her rigging, tackle, and nearly everything worthy of preservation, was got off in good condition and will be brought to this city. No insurance on the hull. -- Detroit Free Press, 21st.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      October 24, 1865

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Remarks: Total loss
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 43.49919 Longitude: -82.56937
William R. McNeil
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Palmatto (Schooner), aground, 1 Oct 1865