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Ellen Stephenson (Schooner), U135118, sunk, 6 Oct 1897

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Holland, Oct. 6 - The little schooner ELLEN STEVENSON foundered in mid-lake today, Capt. ??ippers and crew of 3 men escaped from the sinking craft in their boat and reached this port. The STEVENSON was bound from Grand Haven to Kenosh with a cargo of fruit. Forty miles west of this harbor, in a strong breeze from the northwest and considerable sea, she sprung a leak, which soon grew too large for the pumps, and the crew were compelled to abandon ship. Rather than head against the wind for the west shore, they turned back to this port, and arrived this afternoon. They were sighted two miles out and the lifesavers went out to help them in. They reached the dock in safety. The schooner is owned by John De Young of Grand Haven.
      Detroit Free Press
      October 6, 1897

Schooner ELLEN STEPHENSON. U. S. No. 135118. Of 43.92 tons gross; 41.73 tons net. Built Sheboygan, Wis., 1875. Home port, Grand Haven, Mich. 61.9 x 16.7 x 5.7
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1891

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Reason: sunk
Lives: nil
Freight: fruit
Remarks: Total loss
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 43.68473 Longitude: -86.53036
William R. McNeil
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Ellen Stephenson (Schooner), U135118, sunk, 6 Oct 1897