The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
(Schooner), foundered, 1 Nov 1878


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A MISSING VESSEL:-- A dispatch from Frankfort, Mich., December 1, to the Inter-Ocean indicates the loss of an unknown vessel. Wreckage has come ashore there and at Point Betsy consisting of the cabin top of a vessel, canvas covered, lead-color, with stove pipe still attached to it, all badly broken. etc. The cabin is that of a large vessel. The beach is strewn with parts of the wreck, all broken up, some sectiona are 10 to 40 feet in length, being the side of a vessel. This morning part of the stern, but no name, and also white crosstrees washed up. Iron ore Is wedged among the debris and along the shore, showing the craft to have been loaded witll that commodity. From all appearances the lost craft was painted white, with green bottom. It does not look like a collision. The vessel seems to have foundered, and broken up in the heavy sea. The wreckage was first noticed Wednesday morning. The wind was then southwest, blowing a gale. Nothing is known of the crew.
      Detroit Post & Tribune
      Tuesday, December 3, 1878



SCHOONER REPORTED MISSING:---The Chicago Tribune of the 7th Inst. says: ..Reports were current yesterday that the schooner E. J. McVEA, of this port, owned by E. J. McVea and others, and which left here 20 days ago with a
cargo of grain for Godench, Ont., has not been heard of since. On the other hand, It was said that she had arrived safely at her destlnatlon, and laid up for the winter, but the latter report lacked conflnuation. Capt. Wm. McVea was
in command of the vessel, and had a crew of seven or eight men. The E. J. McVea was built in 1873, at Allegan. and rates A 2. She has a tonnage of 291, and Is valued at $11,000. It is hoped that nothing has happened her, but there
are those who fear she has met with dlsaster, and refer to the wreckage recently found off Frankfort, on the east shore of Lake Michigan, as a significant fact In connection with her long absence. More definite Information concerning
the matter will probably be obtained to.day.
      Detroit Post & Tribune
      Sunday, December 8, 1878
     
NOTE:-- Definately was NOT the E.J. McVEA


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Reason: foundered
Lives: all
Remarks: Total loss
Date of Original:
1878
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Local identifier:
McN.W.25117
Language of Item:
English
  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 44.63361 Longitude: -86.23454
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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(Schooner), foundered, 1 Nov 1878