Annie Dall (1848)
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The Annie Dall underway
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Final Voyage


October 18, 1898. While anchored between the Reynolds and Lemere piers in Jacksonport, Wis., the lumber-laden schooner Annie Dall parted her anchor cable during a E.S.E. gale. She grounded, and all attempts to reach her on the part of the salvors during the gale were to no avail. Two days later, on Saturday, the Leathem and Smith tug Wright reached the Annie Dall accompanied by a lighter (Nelson) but was unable to pull the Dall off the beach. The next day, with an additional lighter (Nelson), the Wright succeeded in pulling the Dall off the beach. Captain Christense requested more fuel for the pump aboard the Dall in order to keep the vessel afloat once under tow. He was refused because there was only enough coal for the tug. The Wright started for the canal with theAnnie Dall in tow, but the waterlogged vessel capsized a mile from the beach. Two men aboard the Dall were rescued by the Wright and the Dall was abandoned, eventually washing ashore south of the Jacsonport piers.

Leathem and Smith Towing and Wrecking Company spent $8,000 trying to save the Annie Dall. She was valued at $1,500 and her cargo of wood was valued at $150, neither of which had any insurance. The steam pump was recovered the following March.
Service History


It appears that the Annie Dall was originally built as the Mary in 1848 at Milan, Ohio by the builder Salmon Ruggles.
The Mary was built as a two masted wooden schooner. 105.0 feet long, 23.83 feet wide, 8.83 feet deep, gross tons 212.18. Her official number was 16409. Her final enrollment (June 12, 1883) lists her as "vessel broken up", but the details are unknown. The Annie Dall's a two masted schooner, first enrollment was June 12, 1883 (same as Mary's final enrollment) as a new vessel; 110.75 feet , 24.5 feet, 7.58 feet, 149.53 gross tons.

The first enrollment of Mary was issued at Sandusky, Ohio, October 7, 1848; as new
Remeasured at Chicago, Illinois April 6,1865; 112'3" X 23'1" X 7'8"; 59.98 tons
The second (and final) enrollment of Mary was issued at Chicago, Illinois, June 12, 1883; "Vessel broken up."

The first enrollment of Annie Dall June 12, 1883, as a new vessel; 110'9" X 24'6" X 7'7";149.53 gross - 142.06 net
The final enrollment of Annie Dall was surrendered at Milwaukee, Wisconsin on October 28, 1898; "total loss"
 
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