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Evaline Bates (Schooner), U7322, aground, 1 Sep 1891


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A Chicago dispatch says: Higgie & Walsh received a telegram today from Beaver Island to the effect that the schooner EVELINE BATES was ashore and looking badly, and in need of a tug and steam pump. A later telegram from Harbor Springs stated that the schooner was full of water and likely to prove a total loss. The BATES is an old time schooner and carries no insurance. She is owned by M. Russell of Chicago and was built in 1858. She is rated B 2 with a valuation of $1,500.
      Buffalo Enquirer
      Thursday, September 3, 1891
     


      Advices from Beaver Island are to the effect that the schooner EVALINE BATES, an old vessel without a rating, is ashore at that point and 'will prove a total loss.
      Marine Review
      September 3, 1891
     
     
     
      The old schooner EVALINE BATES, ashore on Beaver Island, will be allowed to go to pieces, as her present valuation does not warrant the expense of a wrecking expedition to affect her rescue. When the BATES was new she spent some time on the Atlantic Ocean, in the coasting trade. On one occasion she took a cargo of hides from a Texas port, and encountering a hurricane in the Gulf of Mexico, the hides were saturated with salt water. When Mobile, her port of destination, was reached the vessel was ordered away on account of the stench emanating from the cargo. The hides were afterwards dried at a lonely spot on the shore of Mobile Bay. During the war of the Rebellion the BATES returned to the Great Lakes, and since that time has earned several fortunes for her owners. The vessel came out in 1858, and is therefore 33 years old.
      Buffalo Enquirer
      Wednesday, September 9, 1891
     
     
     
      When the schooner EVALINE BATES, which was wrecked recently on Beaver island, Lake Michigan, was a new vessel she spent some time on the Atlantic ocean, in the coasting trade. On one occasion she took a cargo of hides from a Texas port, and encountering a hurricane in the Gulf of Mexico, the hides were saturated with salt water. When Mobile, her point of destination, was reached the vessel was ordered away on account of the stench emanating from the cargo. The hides were afterwards dried at a lonely spot on the shore of Mobile bay. During the war of the rebellion the BATES returned to the Great Lakes, and since that time has earned several fortunes for her owners. The vessel came out in 1858, and is therefore thirty-three years old.
      The Marine Review
      September 17, 1891


Schooner EVELINE BATES. U. S. No. 7322. Of 283.87 tons. Home port, Fairport, O.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1871
     

Schooner EVELINE BATES. U. S. No. 7322. Of 233.87 tons gross; 222.18 tons net. Built Huron, O., 1858. Home port, Grand Haven, Mich. 127.9 x 25.7 x 10.1.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1885


     


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Reason: aground
Remarks: Total loss
Date of Original:
1891
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McN.W.22163
Language of Item:
English
  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 45.66472 Longitude: -85.55731
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William R. McNeil
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Evaline Bates (Schooner), U7322, aground, 1 Sep 1891