The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
E. B. Hale (Propeller), U135012, 11 May 1899

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Work will he resumed on the wreck of the steamer PEWABIC in Thunder Bay. Lake Huron, about the middle of May, according to W. Milbrath of the American Wrecking & Salvage Co., Milwaukee. The Steamer H.A. ROOT and the Smith diving bell, described in the Review last autumn, will be utilized. President Milbrath states that his company is also figuring with the underwriters on a proposition for the removal of the steel billets from the wreck of the E.B. HALE, lost in 1897.
      The Marine Review
      May 11, 1899

      Steam screw E.B. HALE, U. S. Number 135012. 1,186.15 tons gross; 928.05 tons net. 217.7 x 34.8 x 17.9. of 970 horse power (nominal). Built 1874 at Cleveland. Home port, Cleveland.
      Merchant Steam Vessels of
      the United States, 1897

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E. B. Hale (Propeller), U135012, 11 May 1899