Last Document Surrendered Chicago, 10/3/1893: "Vessel Lost"
"While enroute from Bay City to Chicago with a cargo of barreled salt, the crew of the three masted schooner Margaret A Muir
noticed their vessel settling in the water at about 7:30 on the morning of 9/30/1893, as they attempted to bring the Muir
into stays. The seven man abandoned the schooner in their yawl. Sunday morning the captain of the tug Goldsmith
reported that the main mast of the Muir
was still standing about ten feet above the lake's surface. Wreckage from the Muir
including her cabins, hatches, and portions of her deck was reported to have been washed ashore. ... reported the U.S. tug Lorena
removing and disposing of a portion of the wreckage."