The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Newell A. Eddy (Schooner), U130467, sunk, 19 Apr 1893

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The schooner R.B. HAYES has been abandoned on Lake Michigan. She is presumed lost in the gale of Wednesday \ Thursday. The schooner N.A. EDDY is missing.
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Saturday, April 22, 1893
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      N. A. EDDY, With 81,000 Bu. Wheat On Board, Lost Off Spreek Reef Thursday.
      Cheboygan, Mich., April 22. - The propeller CHARLES EDDY has gone out to look for her consort, the schooner N.A. EDDY, lost six miles off Spreeke Reef Thursday. The steamer broke her steering gear and had to be handled all day Thursday with block and tackle, and when her consort broke loose she was unable to help her.
      The schooner has 81,000 bushels of wheat on board, and probably went down in Hammond Bay.
      Buffalo [Sunday Morning] News
      Sunday, April 23, 1893 p.1, c.4

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Cheboygan, April 24. -- The tug CUYLER, which came in from Shaw island last night, reports the whole stern of the schooner NEWELL A. EDDY, with the name distinctly painted on it, had come ashore just west of Bois Blanc lights. Capt. J. Jenks, of the steamer CHARLES A. EDDY, which had the lost schooner in tow, made a frantic effort to conceal all knowledge of the disaster and it was only after the wreckage had come ashore that he acknowledged losing the tow in last Thursday's gale.
C. A. Eddy and John Shaw, owners of the lake schooners, went to the scene of the wreck this morning in a harbor tug. No bodies have yet come ashore.
      Buffalo Enquirer
      Monday, April 24, 1893
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Cheboygan, May 2. -- The mysterious loss of the schooner NEWELL EDDY with her entire crew thought supposed foundered in a gale two weeks ago, is explained by a fisherman who had his seines set on Spectacle reef at the time of the storm. This fisherman came to town today and reported that when he lifted his net after the storm was over they were full of corn. This indicates clearly that the schooner struck the reef and was knocked to pieces instead of foundering
      Buffalo Enquirer
      Tuesday, may 2, 1893
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      Schooner NEWELL A. EDDY foundered in the Straits on April 22, 1893. Owned by Eddy Transportation Company. Home port, Bay City. Of 2,200 gross tons capacity and valued at $70,000.
      Total Losses for 1893
      Marine Review
      December 14, 1893

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NEWELL A. EDDY Built May 6, 1890 Schooner -Wood
U. S. No. 130467 1270 gt -1207 nt 242' x 39.7' x 16'
Foundered in Straits of Mackinac, April 20, 1893; all hands (7) lost.
      Frank Wheeler & Co., West Bay City Shipbuilding Master List
      Institute for Great Lakes Research
      Perrysburg, Ohio

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Reason: sunk
Lives: 7
Freight: wheat
Remarks: Total loss
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 45.50835 Longitude: -84.08334
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Newell A. Eddy (Schooner), U130467, sunk, 19 Apr 1893