Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Senator Blood (Schooner), U22918, aground, 10 Nov 1896
Full Text

      Schooner SENATOR BLOOD Breaking Up On Goose Island Shoal.
Mackinaw City, Mich., Nov. 12. -- The schooner SENATOR BLOOD, bound for Detour, was unable to weather the easterly gale Tuesday night on Lake Huron and ran for shelter, near Mackinac Island she stranded on Goose Island Shoal at midnight. The seas went over her and quickly drove the crew into the rigging, and there they were forced to remain until morning, when they were rescued by the steamer ALVA. They succeeded in reaching St. Ignace this morning. The vessel is fast going to pieces and will be a total loss.
      The schooner SENATOR BLOOD was a vessel of old Welland Canal type. George Goble built her at Oswego in 1863. She measured 220 tons net, rated B 1-1/2, and had an Inland Lloyds valuation of $2,000.
      The lost vessel had on board 475 tons of coal, shipped by the Inter-Ocean Coal and Coke Company of Cleveland. The cargo was insured for $800 through Smith, Davis & Co., of Buffalo, but there was no insurance on the schooner. The BLOOD was owned by T.H. Cahoon of Cleveland. Capt. May, who sailed her, having a small interest.
      Milwaukee Evening Wisconsin
      Thursday, November 12, 1896

The schooner SENATOR BLOOD ran ashore in a SE snowstorm Tuesday night on Goose Island with a cargo of coal. The vessel will be a total loss. The crew was rescued by the tug ELVA and brought to St. Ignace Wednesday evening.
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Thursday, November 12, 1896

Schooner SENATOR BLOOD. U. S. No. 22918. Of 230.76 tons gross; 219.22 tons net. Built Oswego, N.Y., 1863. Home port, Cleveland, Ohio. 127.3 x 36.3 x 10.2
      Merchant Vessel List U. S., 1891

Item Type
Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Freight: coal
Remarks: Total loss
Date of Original
Local identifier
Language of Item
Geographic Coverage
William R. McNeil
Copyright Statement
Copyright status unknown. Responsibility for determining the copyright status and any use rests exclusively with the user.
Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Powered by / Alimenté par VITA Toolkit

My favourites lets you save items you like, tag them and group them into collections for your own personal use. Viewing "My favourites" will open in a new tab. Login here or start a My favourites account.


Senator Blood (Schooner), U22918, aground, 10 Nov 1896