Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Abbie (Schooner), U106407, aground, 8 Nov 1905
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Manistee, Nov. 9. - The little schooner ABBIE, bound from Beaver Island to Milwaukee, with a cargo of bark, ran aground just north of Portage Lake piers yesterday. The Manistee life savers hurried to the rescue on a special train and a gasoline launch towed them to the wreck. The vessel was submerged with the exception of the cabin, on which were crouched three of the crew nearly wore out by their struggles to save themselves. The remaining member of the crew had saved himself by swimming ashore.
      Buffalo Wevening News
      November 9, 1905

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      ABBIE, schooner of 87 gross tons. U.S. No. 106407. Built 1886. Foundered November 8, 1905 at Portage Lake Harbor of Refuge, Mich. No lives lost.
      Loss of American Vessels
      1906, List of Merchant Vessels of the U. S. A.

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Freight: bark
Remarks: Total loss
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 47.06632 Longitude: -88.49707
William R. McNeil
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Abbie (Schooner), U106407, aground, 8 Nov 1905