The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
E. C. Roberts (Schooner), U7316, sunk, 1 Aug 1865

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On Sunday night the schr. E.C. ROBERTS, which passed here in the early part of the evening, on reaching some 4 miles to the eastward of Bar Pt., struck an obstacle supposed to be a sunken wreck. She was immediately headed for the shore, and on reaching 12 feet of water went down. She had on board 17,000 bushels of wheat taken on at Milwaukee. The ROBERTS is commanded and owned in part by Capt. Harvey Rummage, one of the oldest and most careful navigators on the lakes. The tug HECTOR, with steam pumps and lighter, has been dispatched to her relief and will doubtless raise her at once. It would be well to examine this dangerous impediment with a view of having it immediately removed.
      Detroit Free Press
      August 29, 1865

SCHOONER E.C. ROBERTS. -- The work of raising this vessel progresses somewhat tardily, and it is even now uncertain whether it will be accomplished. The tug HECTOR, which is engaged in the undertaking, left here yesterday afternoon, with an additional steam pump, to aid in pumping out the grain. The vessel, we learn, has been abandoned by the owners to the underwriters. -- Detroit Free Press, 31st.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      September 2, 1865

Schooner E.C. ROBERTS. U. S. No. 7316. Of 273.39 tons. Home port, Cleveland, Ohio.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1871

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Reason: sunk
Lives: nil
Freight: wheat
Remarks: Raised
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.055277 Longitude: -83.116388
William R. McNeil
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E. C. Roberts (Schooner), U7316, sunk, 1 Aug 1865