The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
A. Everett (Propeller), U105919, aground, 14 May 1893

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Duluth, May 15. -- The steamer A. EVERETT had a run for life last night and jus reached the beach two miles west of Two Harbors in time. The steamer had the SOPHIA MINCH in tow and encountered the big ice floe at this end of the lake, which kept up hugging the north shore. The ice punctured the planking below the water line, carrying away a big piece of new plank. Capt. Trinter at once dropped the MINCH and headed for the shore. The water gained so rapidly on the pumps that the fires were put out, but the steamer's momentum carried her on the beach before sinking. She rests with 13 feet under bows and amidships and 30 feet under the stern, a most perilous position on account of the danger of breaking in two.
      Capt. Trinter arrived this morning on a special engine and left at noon with a wrecking outfit on a special train.
      The EVERETT is owned by The Minch Estate of Cleveland, and was valued at $50,000. She was insured for about $40,000, of which C. A. McDonald & Co., of Chicago and the London Assurance holds the most. The wreck lies not far from where the steamer CITY OF CLEVELAND came to grief three years ago. The beach at that point runs out to a depth of 14 or 15 feet and then drops perpendicularly into very deep water. Bot the EVERETT and MINCH have coal from Oswego to this city.
      Buffalo Enquirer
      Monday, May 15, 1893

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Freight: coal
Remarks: Got off
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  • Minnesota, United States
    Latitude: 47.02271 Longitude: -91.67073
William R. McNeil
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A. Everett (Propeller), U105919, aground, 14 May 1893