Eber Ward (Propeller), sunk, 19 Apr 1909
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WARD, EBER Propeller. U. S. No. 136001. Built 1888, of 1,343 Gross Tons. On April 19, 1909, the vessel foundered in the Straits of Mackinac, and became a total loss. Of 16 persons on board, 5 lives were lost.
Loss of U. S. Vessels Reported in
Fiscal Year 1909. M.V.U.S., 1909
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ICE FLOE SANK THE EBER WARD WITHOUT WARNING.
The sinking of the EBER WARD 5 miles west of Mackinaw City yesterday was due to striking an ice flow, according to dispatches. With her cargo of corn she will be a total loss. Five men were carried down with the boat and the survivors, who were on deck at the time, got off in a yawl boat and were rescued by the steamer BENNINGTON. They were taken to Mackinaw City.
Buffalo Evening News
Wednesday, April 21, 1909
EBER WARD Built July, 1888 Package Freight Propeller -Wood
U. S. No. 136001 1343 gt -1037 nt 213.2'x 37' x 22.2'
Sunk by ice 6 miles west of Mackinaw City, Michigan, April 20, 1909; 5 lives lost.
Frank Wheeler & Co., West Bay City Shipbuilding Master List
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