Alpena, Mich., Oct. 14. -- The barge ELVINA, towed by the steamer A. WESTON and having on board 900 barrels of oil from Cleveland for Manistique, stranded upon a rocky bottom on Thunder Bay Island during the gale Saturday night. The steamer narrowly escaped going ashore also. The barge is in bad shape and has been abandoned as a total wreck. She is owned by captain William Dulac, of Mt. Clemens, Mich., and worth probably about $3,000. She came out in 1868, having been built at Sacakett's Harbor, N. Y., and had a gross measurement of 206 tons ?
Assorted Newspaper Clippings
October 15, 1901
Alpena, Mich., Oct. 17. -- The cargo of 700 barrels of lubricating oil has been taken from the wrecks of the schooner ELVINA, and the vessel has been stripped and abandoned. The schooner MAGGIE RICE, ashore at Misery Point, was released today by the Thunder Bay life-saving crew.
October 17, 1901
Schooner ELVINA. U. S. No. 8263. Of 296.75 tons gross; 281.92 tons net. Built Sacket,s Harbor, N.Y., 1868. Home port, Tonawanda, N.Y. 137.5 x 26.0 x 11.0.
Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1885