Port Huron, April 30. -- The steamer A. EVERETT, Chicago to Ogdensburg, with grain, was sunk by the ice on Lake Huron, 20 miles above Point Au Barques, last night. The crew were all successful in escaping from the wreck and were picked up by the steamer EBER WARD, which is due here as soon as the fog lifts. The EVERETT cleared from Chicago April 26 with 48,000 bushels of corn shipped in care of the Central Vermont Line.
The EVERETT left Chicago in command of Kendall last Saturday morning. The cargo of corn, which was shipped by Bartlett, Frazier & Co. for their new England trade, was insured for $26,190, in the following companies: Chicago, $4,000; Reliance, $3,500; London, $4,250; Greenwich, $3,500; St. Paul, $3,500; General, $3,000; Switzerland, $3,000; Commercial Union, $1,545.
The steamer was valued at $50,000 and is supposed to have been insured for about $3,800. She was owned by the Minch estate of Cleveland. Two years ago the EVERETT came near meeting her fate with ice on Lake Superior. A big hole was cut below the water line, and it was only after a heroic race that the steamer succeeded in reaching shallow water before she went down.
April 30, 1895
The steamer A. EVERETT struck a cake of ice in Saginaw Bay at 8:20 Monday night and sank an hour later. The crew left the boat in a yawl and all were seved. She was owned by P.J. Minch and was loaded with grain from Chicago to Ogdensburg.
Port Huron daily Times
Tuesday, April 30, 1895
Vessel Property Lost Since Opening of Navigation.
summary of losses from the opening of navigation to June 1, shows that eleven vessels of an estimated value of $521,000 and 19,105 net tons capacity have been lost beyond recovery. The table makes no reference to cargo losses and includes only such vessels as have probably passed out of existence. Two small boats that were ashore, but have been released within the past week or ten days, the SAKIE SHEPARD and QUICKSTEP, are not included in the list, but the steamer Runnels, which burned at Ashtabula, and which will very probably be rebuilt is included. Of course not all of the lost boats in the list were insured up to the value placed on them, and some of them were not insured at all, but the underwriters have had a number of heavy losses from the stranding of steel vessels. However, it is probable that the estimate of nearly $1,000,000 to be borne by underwriters on the lakes thus far this season is entirely too high. It is safe to say that $250,000 will cover all losses thus far incurred by the underwriters on wooden boats and their cargoes, and total losses have been paid on only two steel boats. The table of total losses follows:
VESSELS LOST BEYOND RECOVERY SINCE OPENING OF NAVIGATION, 1895.
Date of Loss. Name of Vessel. Cause. Where Lost. Cap. Net Tons. Value.
April 30 Stm. EVERETT, A. Foundered Lake Huron 1,200 $50,000
May 3 Stm, FAIRBANK, N.K Fire Lake Ontario 1,650 30,000
May 4 Stm. GUIDE Fire Oswego ....... 8,000
May 8 Schr. KIMBALL S.H. Collision Saginaw Bay 600 5,000
May 10 Stm. CAYUGA Collision Straits 2,600 5,000
May 10 Stm. HURD, J. L. Collision Straits 950 15,000
May 11 Schr. KITCHEN J.B. Ashore Middle Island 650 5,000
May 11 Schr. KELLEY, KATE Foundered Lake Michigan 550 3,000
May 21 Schr. NEW DOMINION Foundered Georgian Bay 550 7,000
May 29 Stm. RUNNELS, J.E. Fire Ashtabula 1,100 60,000
May 31 Stm. NORMAN Collision Lake Huron 255 163,000
Total 19,105 $521,000
June 6, 1895
Steam screw A. EVERETT. U. S. No. 105919. Of 1,088.32 tons gross; 879.28 tons net. Built at Cleveland, Ohio in 1880. Home port, Cleveland, Ohio. 211.5 x 34.8 x 17.2 780 nominal horse power.
Merchant Vessel List, U.S., 1894