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Ella Ellenwood (Schooner), U8604, aground, 1 Oct 1901

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The bark cargo of the wrecked schooner ELLA ELLENWOOD was removed upon two scows before dark last evening and brought into port by the tugs WELCOME and STARKE. That found in dry condition was piled upon the scow and the wet upon the other. The quantity is about equally divided. Capt. Gnewuch of the WELCOME states that the stern and transom of the vessel are gone and the hull is so badly shaken that the masts wabble in opposite directions under the influence of a slight swell. This indicates that the first easterly sea will break the craft up completely. The crew of the ELLENWOOD were among those who went out o her yesterday, and though aware of the fact that the outfit of the craft must be relied upon to pay them wages due them to the amount of $175 no effort was made to remove any part of it. Instead they handled bark at 50 cents per hour. It is now said that if the weather continues fair, they will charter a gravel scow and bring the outfit into port. Then it will have to be proceeded against and sold under the hammer of the United States marshal to satisfy their claim.
      Marine Newspaper Clippings
      October 2, 1901
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      Three members of the crew of the schooner ELLA ELLENWOOD were engaged yesterday in stripping the wreck of everything of value, and may complete the work before mortherly seas domolish the hull completely.
      Assorted Marine Clippings
      October 4, 1901
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      A heavy easterly sea during Saturday night completely broke up the hull of the schooner ELLA ELLENWOOD, which sailed ashore about one mile north of Fox Point, or thirteen miles below Milwaukee, and yesterday a few cords of bark which remained on top of the maple edgins in the hold, as well as a portion of the edgins, had drifted ashore in Whitefish bay. The surface of the lake outside of the line of breakers were also strewn with edgins and what appeared to be fragments of the hull of the craft, a strong current having carried them southward.
      Marine Record
      October 28, 1901
Schooner ELLA ELLINWOOD. U. S. No. 8604. Of 157.96 tons gross; 150.06 tons net. Built East Saginaw Mich., 1869. Home port, Grand Haven, Mich. 106.0 x 26.0 x 9.0
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1891

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Freight: bark
Remarks: Total loss
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  • Ohio, United States
    Latitude: 41.66394 Longitude: -83.55521
William R. McNeil
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Ella Ellenwood (Schooner), U8604, aground, 1 Oct 1901