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Eureka (Schooner), U116578, sunk, 7 Nov 1901

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      Kincardine, Ont., Nov. 8. -- The old schooner EUREKA was wrecked in a gale on Lake Huron yesterday. The crew took to a raft and were all finally saved except the wife of the mate, who was swept overboard from the raft and drowned. The EUREKA was owned by Elizabeth Ragan of Port Huron and was built in 1872. Her gross measurement was 320 tons. For many years the vessel had been engaged in the coastwise trade on lake Huron, going to Lake Erie now and then with lumber and bringing back coal.
      LATER. -- The fate of the EUREKA was similar to that of the JUPITER and other vessels that have passed out of existence this season. In the gale of yesterday she waterlogged and was broken up by the seas. The crew embarked upon a raft which they had built and reached shore two miles north of here at 6 o'clock this morning. They brought with them, the lifeless body of Mrs. Arthur Baker, wife of the mate, who had succumbed to cold and exposure during the night. The names of the crew are: Henry Hughes, Captain, Port Huron; Arthur Baker, mate, Cheboygan; Fred Carpenter and James Sharkley, seamen, Alpena. Mrs. Baker was the cook of the vessel.
      Marine Record
      November 8, 1901

Schooner EUREKA.* U. S. No. 116578. Of 338 tons gross; 329 tons net. Built Hamilton, Ont. 1872. Home port, Port Huron, Mich. 140.0 x 26.0 x 11.8
      * Formerly [a] British steam barge CANADA, [b] schooner SCHILDE.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1900

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Reason: sunk
Lives: 1
Remarks: Total loss
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.18339 Longitude: -81.63307
William R. McNeil
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Eureka (Schooner), U116578, sunk, 7 Nov 1901