Mary B. Hale (1857)
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"Twenty-five or thirty years ago the Mary B. Hale was one of the largest craft that traded in these water while today she would hardly make a respectable tender for some of the big fellows that have superceded her."
Final Voyage


"Sunday morning brought us the first fierce storm of the fall...The Mary B. Hale in attempting to make the Manitowoc Harbor after midnight mistook the pier and went on the beach near the south pier. She grounded so near the pier that the crew had no difficulty in getting on shore. She had a cargo of posts and was bound for Racine from Alpena. She was leaking on Saturday and the pumps were manned from 6 o'clock until she went on the beach... The Felicitous took the cargo on to Racine. The Hale broke in two soon after grounding. The rope and sails were purchased by Charles Beers."
 
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