The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Hattie A. Estelle (Schooner), U90461, lost deck load, 19 Sep 1889

Full Text

The gale reported on the upper lakes reached here late Thursday night and blew 45 miles for a short time, making from 30 to 40 miles up to about noon yesterday when it suddenly died out. The signal bureau here, as on the upper lakes, did not give the warning. It is said that the barometer did not indicated the approach of heavy weather till it was upon us. Very serious accidents are expected, but as yet nothing has been reported here but the tow of the tug JOHN OWEN, which left here Thursday morning. The tow was able to get within about 15 miles of Long Point, when it broke up and all returned here. Of the five schooners in the tow the CUMMINGS and NASSAU are not materially injured, the J.B. MERRILL lost her main gaff and was otherwise somewhat injured, the J.S. RICHARDS lost her foresail and a gaff and the HATTIE ESTELL lost part of her deck load of salt. She took on 401 barrels of it and it is not yet known how much went overboard, but it is expected to amount to about 100 barrels.
A dispatch to Smith, Davis & Co. from Sandusky reports the schr. POLLY M. ROGERS ashore on Starve Island Reef, beyond Kelley's Island. Tugs have been sent to her.
      Buffalo Morning Express
      September 21, 1889 7-1

Schooner HATTIE A. ESTELLE.* U. S. No. 90461. Of 310.57 tons gross; 295.05. Built Manitowoc, Wis., 1872. Home port, Chicago, Ill. 138.0 x 26.3 x 11.2 * Formerly schooner MARY L. HIGGIE
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1891

Media Type:
Item Type:
Reason: lost deck load
Freight: salt
Date of Original:
Local identifier:
Language of Item:
Geographic Coverage:
  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 43.68473 Longitude: -86.53036
William R. McNeil
Copyright Statement:
Copyright status unknown. Responsibility for determining the copyright status and any use rests exclusively with the user.
Maritime History of the Great Lakes
WWW address
Powered by / Alimenté par VITA Toolkit

My favourites lets you save items you like, tag them and group them into collections for your own personal use. Viewing "My favourites" will open in a new tab. Login here or start a My favourites account.

Hattie A. Estelle (Schooner), U90461, lost deck load, 19 Sep 1889