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George H. Ely (Schooner), U85147, sunk, 1 Oct 1882


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Detroit, Oct. 16. -- A Sault Ste. Marie special last night says: -- On Thursday at 1 o'clock P. M., the steambarge TUTTLE and consort J.H. EBY struck the reef running out from Lighthouse Point at the Detour entrance to the sault River, the steamer struck heavily, jumping over the reef; but the EBY sank broadside in the sea. In thirty minutes a heavy sea was running from the Sault east causing the EBY to pound heavily for twenty-four hours, and washed away part of her cabin and all of her bulwarks on the lee side, the crew clinging to the upper works till three the next morning. The TUTTLE arrived today in charge of the tug PECK, leaking so that her pumps can hardly free her, and she is being dry-docked in the canal with a diver to stop the leak, all the water being out of the lock. The steam tug and pumps will go to the EBY's assistance. The EBY has a cargo of coal consigned to Portage from Ashtabula, and sunk in fifteen feet of water.
      The J.W. Hall Great lakes Marine Scrapbook, No. 2, October, 1882
     

Cheboygan, Mich., Oct. 16. -- The schooner GEORGE P. ELY is ashore at Detour, coal laden. Tugs are working at her.
      The J.W. Hall Great lakes Marine Scrapbook, No. 2, October, 1882
     


Detroit Jottings, Nov. 7. -- The tug WINSLOW left Detroit yesterday with five steam pumps to rescue the fine schooner GEORGE H. ELY, abandoned at Detour.
      The J.W. Hall Great lakes Marine Scrapbook, No. 2, November, 1882


Detroit Jottings, Oct. 27.-- The tug BENNETT failed to get the barge ELY afloat with one pump. capt. B. Grummond will send up a fourteen inch Worthington pump to assist in releasing her.
      The J.W. Hall Great Lakes Marine Scrapbook, October, 1882
     

All efforts to release the schooner ELY, ashore at Detour, have failed. She has been abandoned as a total loss. She was coal laden for Duluth.
      The J.W. Hall Great Lakes Marine Scrapbook, Sept./Nov., 1882
     
     
     
Cheboygan, Mich., Oct. 31. -- The tugs have abandoned the schooner ELY at Detour, which with its cargo, will prove a total loss.
      The J.W. Hall Great Lakes Marine Scrapbook, October, 1882
     

The barge ELY was found to have gone to pieces, and has been abandoned by the tug WINSLOW
      The J.W. Hall Great Lakes Marine Scrapbook, No. 2, November, 1882
     

Detroit, Nov. 11. -- Captain Swain reports that the barge GEO. H. ELY, ashore at Detour, has broken in two, and cannot be saved. He says that her deck was cut across near the mizzen mast, in order to get the coal out of her, and this weakened her to such an extent that the recent heavy seas broke her off. He is confident the barge could have been saved had he arrived a few days sooner.
      The J.W. Hall Great Lakes Marine Scrapbook, No. 2, November, 1882
     

Barge GEORGE H. ELY, total loss near Detour, 1882.
      Hist., of the Great Lakes
      By Mansfield
     
     
Schooner GEORGE H. ELY.* U. S. No. 85147. Of 648.88 tons gross. Built Port Huron, Mich., 1871. Home port, Cleveland, O. [*noted as lost or otherwise out of service]
      merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1884
     
     


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Reason: sunk
Lives: nil
Freight: coal
Remarks: Total loss
Date of Original:
1882
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Local identifier:
McN.W.24142
Language of Item:
English
  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 45.95724 Longitude: -83.91334
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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George H. Ely (Schooner), U85147, sunk, 1 Oct 1882