E.G. Grey (1854)
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"When the storm sprang up last Saturday the schooner E.G. Grey was lying at Casco Pier, having just loaded with wood for L. Colby. She attempted to leave the pier, and succeeded, but could not keep clear of the shore. She struck a sunken rock about three fourths of a mile from the pier, which stove a hole in her bottom, and she filled at once. The crew were taken off in small boats in the afternoon, but not without difficulty, and there were some narrow escapes. The Grey was owned in Chicago and we understand, is a total loss. The cargo belonging to Mr. Colby, consisted of about 100 cords of wood." Door County Advocate 5/13/1875

"Casco Pier
A discontinued postoffice in Pierce township, Kewannee county, on the shore of Lake Michigan, 3 1/2 miles south of Ahnapee. Mail to Ahnapee." Polk's Wisconsin State Gazetteer and Business Directory Volume 3 p.118.
Service History


The schooner E.G. Grey was built in 1854 by G. Thayer (William Lent) in Ashtabula, Ohio. In 1861 her port of hail was Chicago, Illinois, she was valued at $3,800 and her class was B1. In 1874 the E.G. Grey was valued at $1,800 and the insurance classification was C1.

October 22, 1861: "Schooner E.G. Grey, cargo corn and flour, ashore at Presque Isle, Lake Huron, October 1861. Got off. Property loss, hull $1,350 cargo $350." Buffalo Commercial Advertiser, January 22, 1862.

November 1, 1861: "Grey, E.G. schooner, lost part deck load of lumber, on Lake Michigan in a gale on the east shore." Buffalo Commercial Advertiser, January 22, 1862.

December 22, 1865: "Schooner E.G. Gray - Dismasted on Lake Michigan; repaired at Chicago." Detroit Free Press, 22 December 1865.

1867: Repaired.

August 19, 1874: "Schooners C.A. King and E.G. Gray lost jib-booms by collision at Chicago." USGenNet Inc., 2015

Last Enrollment Surrendered: Chicago: 9/30/1875: "Wrecked".
 
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