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William Bates (Schooner), aground, 8 Oct 1878


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Detroit, Mich., Oct. 8. -- The schooner W. BATES, of Holland, Mich., went ashore near that place last night. She capsized Sunday night forty miles out on Lake Michigan, and has been drifting ever since. The crew were saved. The schooner is a total loss.
Holland, Mich., Oct. 9. -- The schooner WILLIAM BATES, owned here, capsized in a squall Sunday night, forty miles out from this port. The crew of three men clung to the rigging until last night. The vessel came ashore one mile north of this harbor. The schooner is a total wreck. Loss $3,000. No lives lost. Her cargo, oak lumber, was nearly all lost.
      Chicago Inter Ocean
      Thursday, October 10, 1878

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      There are several Bates' among our lumber schooners - the EVELYN BATES. S. BATES, WILLIAM BATES, etc. It was the WILLIAM BATES, a small dimenioned craft, that capsized outside, and now lies a wreck near Holland, her home port. The crew clung to the drifting hulk from Sunday night until Tuesday night without food or sleep, of course, and exposed to wind and sea. Their sufferings are described as terrible. All finally escaped with their lives, however, and they are rapidly recovering from the effects of their horrible ordeal. They all reside in Holland. The vessel has been engaged for some time past in bringing prepared brush from the east shore for the Lincoln Park improvements.
      Chicago Inter Ocean
      Friday, October 11, 1878

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Grand Haven, October 11. - The schooner A.M. BEERS, of Oswego, run full on the beach just north of the piers at 5 o'clock this morning. She is but little damaged yet, but will be badly strained, if not broken up, unless relieved soon Many vessels have been driven in The WILLIAM BATES, on the beach, this side of Holland, will be a total loss.
      ALSO
Holland, Mich., Oct. 9. -- The schooner WILLIAM BATES, owned here, capsized in a squall Sunday night, forty miles out from this port. The crew of three men clung to the rigging until last night, The vessel came ashore one mile north of this harbor. The schooner is a total wreck. Loss $3,000. No lives lost. Her cargo, oak lumber, was nearly all lost.
      Detroit Post & Tribune
      Saturday, October 12, 1878

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      The schooner A.M. BEERS, which recently went ashore near Grand Haven, has been released.
      Detroit Post & Tribune
      Friday, October 18, 1878

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      DISASTERS. -- As shown by our dispatches printed yesterday and this morning, there have been numerous additional disasters within a few days, and the probabilities are that more that have already occurred are yet to be learned of. Besides these new disasters, it is ascertained that the numerous vessels, stranded on the east shore of this lake, and below, for some time past, are faring very badly, and will prove total losses. Among those are the schooners CORAL, MARY, W. BATES, FLORA, etc., etc.
      The schooner J. G. McGRATH, which foundered on Monday morning, is in deep water, and wholly beyond recovery. The schooner M. C. CAMERON, unless another storm catches her, can be recovered. The scow FAITH has gone to pieces. The prospect for rescuing the steambarge JACQUES CARTIER and tug HI SMITH, are not at all encouraging. The H. D. MOORE and other craft just stranded on the east shore of this lake may be recovered if operations are immediately commenced to that end. The SLIGO recently ashore on St. Helena, is not badly damaged.
      Chicago Inter Ocean
      Wednesday, October 30, 1878
     




NOTE:- the Wm. BATES is listed in the 1879 Underwriters Register, it is supposed that she also go off from the above stranding.


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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Freight: lumber
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Date of Original:
1878
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Local identifier:
McN.W.16212
Language of Item:
English
  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 42.78752 Longitude: -86.10893
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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William Bates (Schooner), aground, 8 Oct 1878