Eagle Harbor, MI (Lake Superior) Schooner BEN BRINK Wreck, Sep 1890
LOST WITH FIVE MEN.
ANOTHER VICTIM OF THE TERRIBLE GALE ON LAKE SUPERIOR -- BEN BRINK DASHED TO PIECES.
Ashland, Wis., Sept. 16. -- The steamer Hebard and tow arrived this morning, two days overdue, and reported the loss of the schooner Ben Brink off Eagle Harbor, Lake Superior, with her crew of five men.
The Ben Brink was driven on the rocks by the same storm that is supposed to have wrecked the Comrade. A tug went to the Brink's rescue, but she was unable to give any assistance, and the Hebard, with her tow, hastened away to escape a similar fate.
Nothing has been heard about the Brink since, but the captain of the Hebard says she must surely have been pounded to pieces on the rocks.
The Brink was in tow of the Hebard, and was coming up light. She belonged to Hebard & Co. of Corning Mills, at Pequaming, Mich.
The Hebard reports that the schooner Tice lost her deck load of lumber in the same storm.
Centralia Enterprise and Tribune Wisconsin 1890-09-20