Michigone (schooner)
November 20, 1852 Schooner en route AstoriaSan Francisco under Captain 1. H. Simpson. The ship is believed to have foundered just west of Clatsop Spit. Captain Simpson was the half-brother of Asa Simpson, the famous lumberman of Coos Bay. Simpson's ships were never insured and by 1892 he had lost over $500,000 in 34 separate shipping mishaps. The cargo of the Michigone was, of course, lumber. Mate Lem Small, nine other crewmen and the ship disappeared without a trace. Don Marshall, Missing at Sea, Oregon Shipwrecks. Portland: Binford and Mort, 1984, p. 183-186.
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