Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Hattie Johnson (Schooner), aground, 19 Nov 1879
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It has become the settled conviction of vessel and insurance men that the schooner HATTIE JOHNSTON of Buffalo which sailed from Milwaukee on the night of the 16th, foundered, probably near the Manitous in the gale of the 19th, and that all on board have been lost. The crew consisted of Capt. D.D. Prouty and wife and 8 seamen. Nothing has been seen or heard of the missing craft since her departure. She was loaded with 26,000 bushels of wheat and was built at this port, her tonnage, 418.94
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Monday, December 1, 1879

Cheboygan, Mich. March 15. -- The schooner HATTIE JOHNSON is a total wreck and abandoned. She went to pieces during the easterly gale.. The schooner CAPE HORN is ashore and full of water at Port St. Ignace. The LEVIATHAN is working at her.
      The J.W. Hall Great Lakes marine Scrapbook, March\April 1880

      The schooner HATTIE JOHNSON is abandoned on Goose Island Shoal. The cabin and part of her deck are gone. The stern is gone from her mizzen and the gale probably broke her up completely and her outfit and cargo may prove a total loss.
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Monday, April 19, 1880

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Reason: aground
Remarks: Total loss
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William R. McNeil
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Hattie Johnson (Schooner), aground, 19 Nov 1879