Frankfort, Mich., Nov. 28. -- The tug HALL returned from the South Manitou Island this noon, bringing Captain Tosenson, of the schooner H.C. RICHARDS, of manitowoc, and Captain Thomas Myers, of the schooner DANIEL E. BAILEY. It was the BAILEY in distress as reported yesterday. She is coal laden, from Buffalo to Chicago, and was disabled, iced up, and leaking badly. Her pumps will not keep her afloat, and the Captain is here to get a crew to work the pumps. She is now at anchor at South Manitou.
The schooner H.C. RICHARDS, with 1,150 tons of coal, from Cleveland, consigned to Platt & Co., Chicago, parted both cables, and went ashore on the Island one mile north of the dock last night. She lays broadside and easy about one foot out. She leaks some and her rudder is broken. The tug HALL will dredge her out. There is sixteen feet of water outside of her.
J.W. Hall Great Lakes Marine Scrapbook, Nov./Dec., 1883
The schooner H.C. RICHARDS arrived on Monday after a very rough passage of twenty two days from Buffalo. She went ashore on the Monday previous at Manitou harbor, in a heavy storm and was released by the Tug from Frankfort, and as she was leaking badly, the services of the Tug JOHN GREGORY and a steam pump were secured by the captain, the Tug GREGORY towing her here. - Chicago Report
Dec. 6, 1883
Schooner HENRY C. RICHARDS. U. S. No. 95257. Of 699.92 tons gross; 664.93 tons net. Built Manitowoc, Wis., 1873. Home port, Manitowoc, Wis. 188.0 x 32.0 x 13.0.
Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1885