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.
It appears that the Annie Dall
was originally built as the Mary
in 1848 at Milan, Ohio by the builder Salmon Ruggles.
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"