Carrier Dove (schooner)
Schooner Carrier Dove
|Builder:||Hall Brothers, Port Blakely, WA|
|Fate:||Wrecked 21 November 1921|
|Class and type:||4-masted schooner|
|Tons burthen:||707 or 672 tons|
|Length:||188 ft 7 in (57.48 m)|
|Beam:||39 ft (12 m)|
|Depth of hold:||14 ft 2 in (4.32 m)|
Career of 1890 schooner Carrier Dove
In 1893, Carrier Dove was active in the foreign lumber trade out of British Columbia. The Alaska Packers Association also described Carrier Dove as a "salmon vessel" which had sustained a partial loss at sea amounting to $11,500, in 1893. In 1894, she loaded lumber at Nanaimo under Capt. Brandt. She was used for fishing between 1902-1907. On Nov. 19, 1903, while at sea in the vicinity of Juneau, AK, a seaman named John Macas jumped overboard. "A boat was launched and man picked up, but died soon afterwards."
The Seattle-Alaska Fish Co. began business in Seattle in 1902, using for its home station the old West Seattle plant of the Oceanic Packing Co. The first year the schooner Carrier Dove was the only vessel outfitted, but in 1903 the schooner Nellie Colman was added. In 1906 the latter vessel was sold, her place being taken by the schooner Maid of Orleans. Only the Carrier Dove was outfitted in 1907, but in 1908 she was sold and the Maid of Orleans outfitted. In 1910 the company was absorbed by the King & Winge Codfish Co., of Seattle.
Schooner Carrier Dove was wrecked after striking a reef near the Hawaiian island of Molokai on 21 November 1921. She had become "waterlogged and unmanageable while on a voyage from Tonga Island for San Francisco with copra." The Pacific Marine Review reported that the loss of the "Moore schooner Carrier Dove" was estimated at "$77,000 cargo, no hull."
The American schooner Carrier Dove, wrecked on the Island of Molokai, Hawaii, November 2, was "lost" twice before, once in September, 1903, on the China coast, and again in February, 1920, during a hurricane that cast her on a reef of Fiji. She was salved both times. No salvage of the latest wreck is possible.
"Two tons of copra from the wreck were gathered up four days later on the Kai-lua beach on Oahu." The wreck was still "visible on the ocean bottom" as of 2002.
|Builder:||Wolfe Island, Ontario|
|Fate:||Sunk on the American side of Lake Ontario, March 3, 1876|
|Class and type:||Schooner|
1854 Great Lakes schooner Carrier Dove
An earlier schooner named Carrier Dove was built in 1854 at Wolfe Island, Ontario. She sunk on the American side of Lake Ontario March 3, 1876, when the boat was "swept from her moorings and dragged underneath another schooner."
Carrier Dove in literature
- Fighting Tom Benson of the schooner Carrier Dove features in The Mate's Revenge, a 1919 short story by Tom Devine
- Description of Carrier Dove loading lumber in 1915 novel Cappy Ricks: or, The subjugation of Matt Peasley
- Brief mention of Carrier Dove, The boy aviators on secret service: or, Working with wireless, by Howard Payson
- Brief mention in Villiers, Alan (1949). The set of the sails; the story of a Cape Horn seaman. London: Hodder and Stoughton. OCLC 4935711.
- Gibbs, Jim (1968). West Coast Windjammers in Story and Pictures. Seattle: Superior Publishing Co. p. 138. ISBN 978-0-517-17060-1.
- Wright, E W (1895). Lewis & Dryden's marine history of the Pacific Northwest: an illustrated review of the growth and development of the maritime industry, from the advent of the earliest navigators to the present time, with sketches and portraits of a number of well-known marine men. Portland, OR: Lewis & Dryden Print. Co. p. 410. OCLC 10298452.
- Wright, E W (1895). Lewis & Dryden's marine history of the Pacific Northwest: an illustrated review of the growth and development of the maritime industry, from the advent of the earliest navigators to the present time, with sketches and portraits of a number of well-known marine men. Portland, OR: Lewis & Dryden Print. Co. pp. 380–381. OCLC 10298452.
- Alaska fisheries: hearings before the Subcommittee of the Committee on Fisheries ... 1912
- Wright, E W (1895). Lewis & Dryden's marine history of the Pacific Northwest: an illustrated review of the growth and development of the maritime industry, from the advent of the earliest navigators to the present time, with sketches and portraits of a number of well-known marine men. Portland, OR: Lewis & Dryden Print. Co. p. 414. OCLC 10298452.
- Reports of the Department of Commerce and Labor 1904-1912. Report of the Steamboat Inspection Service, p. 377
- Cobb, John N (1916). Pacific Cod Fisheries. Bureau of Fisheries document. no. 830. Washington, DC: Government Printing Office. p. 35. OCLC 14263968.
- Pacific Steam Navigation Company. 1919. Sea breezes, the ship lovers' digest, Volumes 13-14. p. 306
- "Casualty reports". The Times (42347). London. 1 March 1920. col D, p. 24.
- Newell, Gordon R; McCurdy, H W (1966). The H. W. McCurdy marine history of the Pacific Northwest: an illustrated review of the growth and development of the maritime industry from 1895, the date of publication of the last such comprehensive history (Lewis & Dryden's marine history of the Pacific Northwest) to the present time, with sketches and portraits of a number of well-known marine men. Seattle: Superior Pub. Co. p. 329. OCLC 16690016.
- Howell, Charles F (December 1918). "Here and There". Pacific Marine Review. San Francisco: J. S. Hines. 18: 758. OCLC 2449383.
- Mid-Pacific magazine, Vol. 49. 1936. p. 109
- Hawai'i Place Names: Shores, Beaches, and Surf Sites, by John R. K. Clark, 2002. p. 40-41
- Gibbs, James A. (1977). Shipwrecks in Paradise: an Informal Marine History of the Hawaiian Islands. Seattle: Superior Pub. Co. p. 104. ISBN 978-0-87564-219-2.
- 1899 purchase of Carrier Dove on East Coast with John Grotle, now master of the schooner "Azalea" of the Robinson Fisheries Co., George B. Helgersen, Old time Cod Fisherman dies, Pacific Fisherman, Volume 33
1890 schooner Carrier Dove
- Steam tug Daring towed schooner Carrier Dove after viewing Roosevelt's Great White Fleet, 1908
- Two photographs of Carrier Dove, with a full load of lumber
- Assessed value of Carrier Dove $23,000, San Francisco Municipal Reports
- Wreck of the Carrier Dove, 1989
1854 schooner Carrier Dove
Other Carrier Dove links
- Information on four ships named Carrier Dove, Annual list of merchant vessels of the United States, 1894
- "It has been held that fishermen are seamen and are protected as are other seamen", (The Carrier Dove, 97 Fed. Rep., 111.)
- US Code, 1928, Compensation, Carrier Dove, Fishermen are protected as seamen, and "for their wages may look to the vessel, her masters, and ordinarily her owners."
- Declaration against Carrier Dove, 1900, "James Docherty, shipowner, declares that his schooner Ethel D, commander Captain Charles Sherbold, was boarded by the crew of the US schooner Carrier Dove and robbed of its cargo while at Charles III Island (western sector of the Magellan Straits)"
- Court case regarding Carrier Dove unavoidable collision