The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
E. F. Gould (Propeller), U135334, aground, 26 Oct 1898

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Chicago, Oct. 27 - The Lake Michigan outbreak of Tuesday night in point of ruin ranks with the wildest spree in which turbulent old carouser has been indulged. The following have been reported this morning.
      Stmr. REPUBLIC, ashore near Alpena.
      Stmr. H.A. TUTTLE ashore and total loss at Michigan City.
      Schr. D.L. FILER, waterlogged and abandoned off Racine.
      Schr. ALOHA, waterlogged and abandoned off Chicago.
      Schr. E.B. MAXWELL, canvas and deck load lost.
      Schr. BARBARIAN, ashore at Milwaukee.
      Schr. MABLE WILSON, collided at Milwaukee.
      Schr. GEORGE STEELE, broken up near Oscoda.
      Stmr. E.F. GOULD ashore and total loss near Oscoda, Mich.
      Rochester Union & Advertiser
      October 27, 1898

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      Stmr. E.F. GOULD, stranded at Oscoda, Oct. 26, 1898. 450 tons capacity. value $5,000.
      Marine Review
      January 5, 1899
      Great Lakes Losses for 1898

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The steamer E.F. GOULD went ashore near Oscoda on Wednesday. The crew were taken ashore by the life-savers from Tawas Point. The boat will go to pieces.
      Port Huron daily Times
      Thursday, October 27, 1898

The tug HAYNES has gone to Oscoda for the purpose of wrecking the E.F. GOULD which was purchased by Boynton and Thompson.
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Thursday, June 26, 1900

Port Huron, Mich., June 26. - Boynton & Thompson are wrecking on the steamer E.F. GOULD at Oscada, recently purchased by them. The boat will be raised and rebuilt. Boynton & Thompson have also purchased the wreck of the steamer NELLIE TORRENT, destroyed by fire at Lime Island at the Soo, and will raise it.
      Saginaw Courier-Herald
      June 27, 1900

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      Steam screw E.F. GOULD. U. S. No. 135334. Of 261 gross tons; 248 tons net. Built Carrollton, Mich., 1875. Home port, Port Huron, Mich. 137.3 x 28.0 x 8.5
      Merchant vessel List, U. S., 1898
NOTE:-- the E.F. GOULD was 'got off' after the above stranding.

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Reason: aground
Hull damage: $5,000
Remarks: Got off
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 44.42029 Longitude: -83.3308
William R. McNeil
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E. F. Gould (Propeller), U135334, aground, 26 Oct 1898