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Kate Hayes (Schooner), aground, 1 Jul 1856


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Schooner KATE HAYES, cargo wheat, on Spectacle Reef, Lake Huron.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      January 31, 1857 (1856 casualty list)

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SCHOONER LOST - The Chicago Press says the LADY ELGIN reports the schooner KATE HAYES ashore on Spectacle Reef, 12 miles east of Mackinac. She had thrown overboard 3,000 bushels of wheat without getting afloat, and the captain had gone for assistance when the ELGIN came by. The HAYES is a new vessel, and had on board 16,000 bushels of wheat. She loaded at Milwaukee for Oswego.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Friday, July 25, 1856

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      SCHR. KATE HAYES. - The tug RESCUE arrived here yesterday from the wreck of the KATE HAYES, near Mackinac, having broken the steam pump with which she had been engaged on that vessel. It will be repaired, and the tug will return to the wreck. We are informed that one-third of the schooner's cargo of wheat still remains in her. - Detroit Free Press, 6th.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Thursday, August 7, 1856

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THE SCHOONER KATE HAYES. - Desperate efforts are being made to save this vessel. Two steam pumps are now working on her, but the water rises and falls inside about as fast as on the outside. She will doubtless be abandoned.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Thursday, August 14, 1856

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      ABANDONED. - The Detroit Free Press, of Monday, says the steam tug RESCUE arrived there on Sunday, from the wreck of the schooner KATE HAYES, near Mackinac, on Lake Huron, from which it learns that it will be impossible to set that schooner afloat again, as two of Palmer's steam pumps cannot clear her of water. She has shifted around somewhat from her position on the rocks. The balance of her original cargo of wheat will, of course, be lost.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Tuesday, August 19, 1856

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      SCHOONER KATE HAYES. - A report was being circulated yesterday, that the schooner KATE HAYES, which went ashore some time since in the Straits of Mackinac, loaded with grain, had floated off from the rocks on which she rested and was drifting about the lake. The report was brought by the schooner MONTEZUMA, which passed down. - Detroit Advertiser, 12th.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Saturday, September 13, 1856

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Notes:
Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $16,000
Cargo: $15,000
Freight: wheat
Remarks: total loss
Date of Original:
1856
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Local identifier:
McN.W.2456
Language of Item:
English
Geographic Coverage:
  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 45.76807 Longitude: -84.13946
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Kate Hayes (Schooner), aground, 1 Jul 1856