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Adella Shores (Propeller), U107100, sunk, 1 May 1909


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SHORES, ADELLA Propeller. U. S. Number 107100. Built 1894, of 734 Gross Tons. May 1, 1909 vessel foundered at Grand Island, Lake Superior, a total loss with all on board, 14 lives being lost.
      Loss of U. S. Vessels Reported in
      Fiscal Year 1909. M.V.U.S., 1909

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      STEAMER SHORES IS MISSING,
      HOPE IS ALMOST GIVEN UP.
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      PROBABLY WENT TO THE BOTTOM
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      Six Days Overdue, And All On Board May have Perished.
      Advices Received At Duluth Indicate Vessel Foundered Off Whitefish Point, Lake Superior
      Steamer GETTYSBURG Reports Running Through Wreckage.
      GLEMELLAH Brought Up Rigging With Anchor Chain.
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Duluth, Minn. May 8. - Late last night agents of the S. S. Neff Transportation Company said that in view of the late dispatches from ports along the south shore of lake Superior, tending to confirm the loss of the ADELLA SHORES, with all hands, hope has been almost abandoned.
      The advices received were to the effect that the steamer, six days overdue at Duluth, went down off Whitefish Point, in Lake Superior, with all on board. The crew and passengers numbered 21.
      Marquette, Mich., May 8. - The reports of the loss of the steamer SHORES cannot be confirmed. Nothing is known of the disaster at Munising, near which port the ship is said to have foundered. The steamer GETTYSBURG, which was in Portage lake for shelter, reports passing through drifting wreckage near Sable Point. This wreckage consisted of a pilot house, yawl boat, skylight and a cabin containing a mirror. There is no question that some vessel was lost between Munising and Whitefish Point.
      WRECKAGE ON ANCHOR
      Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., May 8. - All that could be learned here regarding the missing steamer ADELL SHORES was that she passed here on April 29. On May 2 the Canadian steamer GLENNELLAH arrived here with a report that after anchoring for shelter in Whitefish Bay. She had brought up on her anchor chains a mast and part of the rigging and anchor chains of a very recent wreck, the ropes of the rigging being evidently new.
      Cleveland, O., May 8. - The steamship SHORES, reported sunk in Lake Superior, was owned by the Manx Transit Company of Cleveland. It was purchased last winter at a cost of $30,000. Capt. S. Holmes, 36 years old, of Milwaukee, Wis., was in charge of the boat. His crew numbered 18 men.
      On April 29, Capt. Holmes reported his vessel passing safely through the Soo Canal and since that time no word has been received from him.
      Buffalo Evening News
      Saturday, May 8, 1909


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Reason: sunk
Lives: 14
Remarks: Total loss
Date of Original:
1909
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McN.W.8921
Language of Item:
English
  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 46.51661 Longitude: -86.66683
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Adella Shores (Propeller), U107100, sunk, 1 May 1909