SHIPS AND SHIPWRECKS OF MANITOWOC COUNTY


ACTIVE

Other names : ?
Official no. : none
Type at loss : schooner wood
Build info : ?
Specs : 25 t.
Date of loss : 1855, Oct 10
Place of loss : off Port Washington, Wisc.
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none of 3
Carrying : shingles
Detail : Bound Manitowoc for Chicago, she capsized in a squall. Her tiny crew clung to her 
upturned hull until rescued in a risky maneuver by the schooner THORNTON on the 11th. She 
was last seen floating bottom-up by the prop SCIOTA on the 13th, 15 miles off Milwaukee. No 
record of her after this date.
Struck a bar and sunk off Manitowoc in June of the same year.
Owned by Ealinger of Manitowoc. Vessel and cargo worth about $2500. (Probably should be
  Esslinger of Manitowoc)
Sources: David D. Swayze, Lake Isabella, MI
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Detroit Free Press, 28 Oct, 1880

Capt. Simonson, of the schooner Active, on arrival in Milwaukee Monday
morning reported that while off Muskegon eight or ten miles, he sighted a
dead body floating on the water. The body was picked up, and, much to Capt.
Simonson's surprise, it proved to be the body of Carl Claason, his
brother-in-law, who was lost on the Grenada.
Note: The schooner GRANADA (US#10543), went down off Muskegon October 17,
1880, in the same storm that sank the passenger liner ALPENA. Steward
Claason was one of four crewmen lost in the GRANADA sinking.

ADMIRAL Other names : built as W.H. MEYER, renamed in 1942 Official no. : 222239 Type at loss : propeller tug, steel Build info : 1907, Manitowoc Ship Building Co., Manitowoc, WI Specs : 90 ft 130g Date of loss : 1942, Dec 2 Place of loss : Off Avon Pt., Cleveland Lake : Erie Type of loss : storm Loss of life : 14 Carrying : none [barge] Detail : Towing barge CLEVECO (qv), she encountered a heavy gale & began to founder. She radioed in, but C.G. was unable to locate her in the murk before she went down. Wreck located by a commercial diver in 1969 Completely rebuilt in 1942. Had the machinery from an earlier tug W.H. MEYER [US#81537] Sources: David D. Swayze, Lake Isabella, MI

H.C. ALBRECHT Other names : renamed THOMAS HUME, in 1883 Official no. : 95135 Type at loss : schooner, wood Build info : 1870, J. Hanson, Manitowoc (Note: I have it built in 1880 from "History of Manitowoc County Wisconsin" by L. Falge) Specs : 132x26x9, 210g 199n Date of loss : 1891, May 21 Place of loss : along Chicago-Muskegon route Lake : Michigan Type of loss : went missing Loss of life : 6 [all] Carrying : light Detail : Bound Chicago for Muskegon, she disappeared with all hands in heavy weather. Though rewards were offered for information about her loss, no trace of the vessel or crew was ever found. A vessel thought to be her was discovered off New Buffalo in 1905. Owned by Hackley & Hume of Muskegon Major repair in 1884 Sources: David D. Swayze, Lake Isabella, MI

WILLIAM ALDRICH Other names : none Official no. : 26362 Type at loss : schooner, wood, "grand haven rig" 2-mast [built as 3-master] Build info : 1856, J. Harbridge, Two Rivers, WI Specs : 123x26x8 192g 182n Date of loss : 1916, Jun 9 Place of loss : near Pt. Epoufette, Mi Lake : Michigan Type of loss : storm Loss of life : none Carrying : ? Detail : Ashore and broke up near town of Davenport, MI (now gone) Knocked down by a white squall in 1891, with the loss of one Rebuilt 1872. Enlarged in 1875 Sources: David D. Swayze, Lake Isabella, MI

ALGOMA Other names : ? Official no. : ? Type at loss : dredge barge, wood Build info : ? Specs : ? Date of loss : 1918, Nov 18 Place of loss : Manitowoc, WI, harbor Lake : Michigan Type of loss : storm Loss of life : ? Carrying : none Detail : Foundered in storm Sources: David D. Swayze, Lake Isabella, MI ______________________________ Detroit Free Press, December 20, 1867 MARINE DISASTERS OF 1867 July - Steamer Algoma, ashore on Lake Superior. Got off after a week's detention. Detroit Free Press, 9 Dec, 1873 Marine Casualties of 1873 July 1873 - The steamer Algoma broke one of her engines in Georgian Bay, and was brought to Detroit for repairing.

W B ALLEN Other names : also seen as WALTER B. ALLEN Official no. : 26561 Type at loss : schooner, wood, 2-mast Build info : 1866, H.C. Pierson or Pearson, Ogdensburg, NY Specs : 137 ft., 296 t. Date of loss : 1880, Apr 16 Place of loss : Off Manitowoc, WI Lake : Michigan Type of loss : storm Loss of life : none Carrying : corn Detail : Being towed to Manitowoc for repairs when struck by a gale and foundered after her tow steamer’s fires were drowned. Her temporary tow company crew was rescued. Located in May, 1975 Sources: David D. Swayze, Lake Isabella, MI ______________ Detroit Free Press, Sat., 14 Dec, 1872 Sep - Schooner W. B. Allen, cargo grain, damaged hull and outfit in a gale on Lake Huron, repaired at Detroit.

AMERICA Other names : none Official no. : 105244 Type at loss : schooner-barge, wood, 3-mast Build info : 1873, Arch Muir, Port Huron, MI Specs : 137x26x12, 341g Date of loss : 1880, Sep 28 Place of loss : 9 mi N of Two Rivers Lake : Michigan Type of loss : collision Loss of life : none Carrying : light Detail : Damaged in a towing collision and began to leak. She was taken in tow by salvagers, but sank before reaching shore. Local dive target. Sources: David D. Swayze, Lake Isabella, MI ______________________________ Marine casualties of 1871 May - Schooner America, lost her main and mizzenmasts in a gale on Lower Ontario. *********** The steering wheel of this ship was recovered in 1977, and the anchor was recovered a few years later. They have been transported to the Manitowoc Maritime Museum in Manitowoc Wisconsin where they are on display. The ship lies about 10 miles North of Two Rivers in about 130 feet of water. The anchor stands about 10 feet tall, weighs about one ton and is about 10 feet from fluke to fluke with about a 12 foot crossbar attached. Numerous lures and fishing line had to be cut loose from it when raising it. The America was located by divers in 1977.

AMERICA Other names : none Official no. : 213020 Type at loss : propeller tug, wood Build info : 1915, Burger Boat, Manitowoc, Wis as a passenger vessel Specs : 56x17x7, 40g 39n Date of loss : 1952, Feb 9 Place of loss : at Port Huron Lake : Huron Type of loss : hull failture Loss of life : none Carrying : none Detail : Sprung a leak and sank due to age at her dock. A salvage effort form the river was unsuccessful, and the vessel was cut up in place and hauled away by truck in July of 1952. Sources: David D. Swayze, Lake Isabella, MI

ANABEL II Other names : ? Official no. : 228126 Type at loss : oil screw fish tug [Diesel] Build info : 1928, Burger Boat Co., Manitowoc, Wis Specs : 62x15 (62 t.) Date of loss : 1956, Jan 12 Place of loss : Sturgeon Bay, WI, Roen SS Co. dock Lake : Michigan Type of loss : fire Loss of life : none Carrying : none Detail : Destroyed by fire at her winter dock. She had previously sunk at her dock at Manitique, Mich, and had been acquired by Roen with an eye toward converting her from a fishing vessel to a towing tug. Sources: David D. Swayze, Lake Isabella, MI

MAJOR ANDERSON Other names : none Built on the hull of the old schooner MARY Official no. : none Type at loss : schooner, wood, 2-mast Build info : 1861, P. Lamoree, Oswego, NY Specs : 95 ft 143 t. Date of loss : 1871, Oct 10 Place of loss : Two Rivers, WI Lake : Michigan Type of loss : storm Loss of life : none Carrying : ? Detail : Driven ashore by a gale on the 10th and pounded to pieces by the 14th - became a total loss. Owned by J. Prindiville of Chicago. In 1863 she grounded on Middle Island, near Thunder Bay, MI and was declared a total loss, but later recovered. Also reported ashore on Twin River Point in 1863. There were a number of other vessels of this name launched at about this time. Anderson was one of the first Union Civil War heroes. Sources: David D. Swayze, Lake Isabella, MI ______________________________ Marine casualties of 1871 April - Schooner W. F. Allen, collided with bark Major Anderson at Bar Point; former badly damaged. Oct - Schooner Major Anderson, cargo railroad iron, ashore at Two Rivers; total loss.

ANDROMEDA Other names : ? Official no. : none Type at loss : schooner, wood, 2-mast Build info : 1848, Madison Dock, OH Specs : 112x24x9, 568 t. om Date of loss : 1858, Jul 18 Place of loss : 20 mi from Sheboygan, WI and 15 off shore and 40 NE of Manitowoc Lake : Michigan Type of loss : hull failure Loss of life : none Carrying : 800 bbl salt Detail : Bound Oswego, NY for Chicago. Sprang a leak suddenly and foundered. Crew escaped in her boat in their underwear, arriving at Manitowoc the next day. Owned out of Sheboygan by her skipper, Capt. Morgan. Sources: David D. Swayze, Lake Isabella, MI

ANNA MARIA Detroit Free Press, December 19, 1866 Casualties on the Lakes the Past Season. August 1866 - Schooner Anna Maria, lost her foresail and damaged in outfit on Lake Erie. Detroit Free Press, December 20, 1867 MARINE DISASTERS OF 1867 Schr Anna Maria, lost jibboom and headgear on Lake Michigan. Marine casualties of 1871 April - Schooner Anna Maria, jettisoned 50 tons of ore in a storm on Lake Huron. July - Schooner Anna Maria, sprung aleak off Ashtabula, and jettisoned deckload of ore.

ANN ARBOR #1 Other names : none Official no. : 106974 Type at loss : propeller carferry, wood, 24 car Build info : 1892, Craig Shipbuilding, Toledo, OH hull# 55 Specs : 260x53x15 1128g 564n Date of loss : 1910, Mar 7 Place of loss : 4 mi off Manitowoc, WI Lake : Michigan Type of loss : fire Loss of life : none Carrying : rail cars of lumber Detail : Caught in ice in February, burned while still trapped. She was later recovered & rebuilt to a sand barge, even though she had been declared a total loss. Sources: David D. Swayze, Lake Isabella, MI

ARROW Other names : none Official no. : 548 Type at loss : schooner, wood, 2-mast Build info : 1852, W.E. Judd, Chicago Specs : 85x21x6 69g 66n Date of loss : 1883, Apr 30 Place of loss : 3.5 mi from Two Rivers, WI Lake : Michigan Type of loss : navigational error Loss of life : none Carrying : light Detail : Bound Milwaukee for Leland, MI, ran ashore in darkness, in calm weather. Sunk into the sand over the next few days while a tug powerful enough to pull her out was being located. Finally stripped of her gear and rigging and declared a total loss. Out of Milwaukee (or Waukegan) Sources: David D. Swayze, Lake Isabella, MI

AVIS Other names : ? Official no. : 205231? Type at loss : gas screw packet (tug?) Build info : 1908 Manitowoc as a yacht Specs : 12 t Date of loss : 1939, Jan 1 Place of loss : harbor at S. Manitou Isl. Lake : Michigan Type of loss : "sank" Loss of life : ? Carrying : ?

A. BAENSCH From "History of Manitowoc County Wisconsin" by Dr. L. Falge 1911 vol. 1 The Rands launched a schooner, named for her owner, the A. Baensch, May 25, 1857. She was 197 tons register, and her commander, Captain Albert Fulton. From "History of Manitowoc County Wisconsin" by Dr. L. Falge 1911 vol. 1: A storm in November, 1857, was disastrous to shipping on the lakes. Of the Manitowoc fleet the COLONEL GLOVER and the CLIPPER CITY went ashore. The A. BAENSCH struck the old wreck in the Chicago river and was sunk. The TRANSIT, BELLE, WILLIAM TELL, JANE LOUISA, and GERTRUDE were all safe in port.

S C BALDWIN Marine casualties of 1871 April - Propeller barge S. C. Baldwin, sprung aleak and jettisoned 75 tons of pig iron on Lake Michigan. (Not sure if this is the same ship or not)

BURT BARNES Other names : none Official no. : C150489 Type at loss : schooner, wood, 3-mast Build info : 1882, G.S. Rand or Rand & Burger, Manitowoc, WI US#3193 Specs : 96x25x7 134g 127n Date of loss : 1926, Sep 3 Place of loss : 12 mi SE of Picton, Ont. Lake : Ontario Type of loss : storm Loss of life : none Carrying : coal Detail : Foundered off Lake Ontario's Long Point during a gale. Bound for Picton from Sodus Pt., NY. Her crew abandoned her in a patched-up lifeboat and landed near Rochester, NY, 32 hours later. Sold Canadian in 1904. Registered out of Kingston in 1926. One of the last working schooners on the lakes. Sources: David D. Swayze, Lake Isabella, MI _________________ A wooden, 3 masted schooner that was carrying coal from Sodus Point, NY. to Picton on September 3, 1926 and foundered off Long Point in Lake Ontario during a gale. The crew abandoned ship in a lifeboat and came ashore near Rochester, NY. about 32 hours later. The Burt Barnes was one of the last working schooners on the Great Lakes.

MAJOR BARNUM Other names : none Official no. : ? Type at loss : schooner, wood, 2-mast Build info : 1849, Dexter, NY Specs : 71x18x6, 66 t. [om] Date of loss : 1854, Sep 14 Place of loss : near Two Rivers, WI Lake : Michigan Type of loss : storm Loss of life : ? Carrying : ? Detail : Caught by a storm while loading and driven on the beach, where she was later described as a total wreck. Sources: David D. Swayze, Lake Isabella, MI

STEVEN S. BATES Other names : also seen as STEPHEN BATES, S. BATES, and STEVEN BATES Official no. : 23341 Type at loss : schooner, wood "clipper built" Build info : 1856, Bates & Son., Manitowoc Specs : 97x27x7, 139 t. Date of loss : 1883, Apr 23 Place of loss : 5 mi N of Grosse Point, IL Lake : Michigan Type of loss : storm Loss of life : none of 6 Carrying : posts and hardware Detail : Bound Horne’s Pier, WI, for Chicago, she was driven into the shallows by a storm and broken up by wave action. Out of Chicago Major repairs in 1870. Sources: David D. Swayze, Lake Isabella, MI _______________________ LAUNCH.-The new vessel built for Messrs. Van Valkenburgh & Co., was launched from the yard of Messrs. Bates & Son, on Tuesday, P.M., and went off in joe style. She is called the S. Bates, in compliment to one of her builders. We have already given her dimensions. The new vessel building at the yard of Messrs. Rand & Son, will be launched on Tuesday next. Manitowoc Tribune, Manitowoc, Wis. Thursday, April 17, 1856 P. 5 ********* From "History of Manitowoc County Wisconsin" by Dr. L. Falge 1911 vol. 1 Bates' shipyard April 15th launched another clipper built vessel of 175 tons register. She is named the Stephen Bates in compliment to the senior member of the firm builders, who is also an editor of the Nautical Magazine. She is owned by Van Valkenburgh, commanded by Robert L. Bell.

BELLE Other names : none Official no. : 2242 Type at loss : schooner-barge, wood, 2-mast, bulk freight Build info : 1856, Bates & Son, Manitowoc, WI Specs : 95x25x7 104g 99n Date of loss : 1908, Dec 12 Place of loss : near Big Sable Point, MI Lake : Michigan Type of loss : storm Loss of life : none Carrying : lumber Detail : Tow of the steamer F.W. FLETCHER she broke her towline in big waves & foundered. 52 years of age at loss. Sources: David D. Swayze, Lake Isabella, MI _______________ From "History of Manitowoc County Wisconsin" by Dr. L. Falge 1911 vol. 1 The fourth launch of the season was that of the schooner Belle, a vessel of 123 tons, launched by Bates & Son, builders, Lyman Emerson and Van Valkenburgh & Company. From "History of Manitowoc County Wisconsin" by Dr. L. Falge 1911 vol. 1: A storm in November, 1857, was disastrous to shipping on the lakes. Of the Manitowoc fleet the COLONEL GLOVER and the CLIPPER CITY went ashore. The A. BAENSCH struck the old wreck in the Chicago river and was sunk. The TRANSIT, BELLE, WILLIAM TELL, JANE LOUISA, and GERTRUDE were all safe in port.

BLACK HAWK 1841 - In a November gale, the schooners HENRY NORTON, MEEMEE, and WENONA, and the sloop BLACK HAWK were driven ashore at Milwaukee. Detroit Free Press, December 19, 1866 Casualties on the Lakes the Past Season. July 1866 - Schooner Black Hawk, lost both jibs in a squall on Lake Erie. Detroit Free Press, Sat., 14 Dec, 1872 Disasters to Shipping on the Lakes in 1872 Sep - schooners West Side, BLACK HAWK and Phoenix were all damaged more or less at Chicago piers.

BLAZING STAR Other names : none Official no. : 2868 Type at loss : schooner, wood, lumber Build info : 1873, H. Burger, Manitowoc, WI Specs : 137 ft, 265 t. Date of loss : 1887, Nov 10 Place of loss : Fisherman Shoal, Washington Isl. WI Lake : Michigan Type of loss : navigational error Loss of life : none Carrying : lumber Detail : Went on the reef in fine weather, even though the wreck of the steamer I.N. FOSTER was in full view on the reef. Captain was unable to locate a tug to pull her off, and she broke up in heavy weather that followed. Abandoned for good in Jun, 1888. Ashore with heavy damage on Long Point, Nov, 1883, and given up as lost, but later recovered. Sources: David D. Swayze, Lake Isabella, MI _____________________________ Oswego Daily Palladium, May 22, 1873 The New Schooner Blazing Star. - The new schooner Blazing Star, built for M.J. Cummings, Esq., of this city, the past winter, at Manitowoc, Wisc., arrived at this port yesterday afternoon, laden with 19,000 bushels of wheat, drawing but ten feet of water, She has made a good run down from Milwaukee, where she loaded, and has satisfied the Captain that her sailing qualities are fully equal to any canal vessel. The Blazing Star was built where oak was plenty and of the best kind, and no expense has been spared to make her an A 1 vessel, which she is. She is of the three mast rig, but carries less men than any vessel of her size on the lakes, having but four men before the mast. It is claimed that attaching a boom to the jib, which she has, dispenses with one man. The lines of the vessel are good, and she looks clean enough, forward and aft, to glide through the lakes without creating a commotion in the waters. The cabin is not as large as in vessels built at Oswego, although the captain's room and galley are both larger. The following are her dimensions: Length 137 feet 4 inches; beam, 26 feet 2 inches; depth of hold, 10 feet in the shallowest place, with a tonnage of 279 17/100 tons Custom House measurement. Captain John Griffin, the commander, who will retire when she reaches Milwaukee to take charge of another new vessel building at Manitowoc for Mr. Cummings, is well known on the lakes as a capable man and a skipper that allows no vessel to pass him. The captain selected for the Blazing Star is the present mate, John Dosmer, who has been mate in the employ some time. He is a faithful man, a competent seaman, and will make a good master. Success to the Blazing Star. May her pathway be ever illuminated and may fair winds and good freights attend her. ____________________ Went ashore and was badly damaged at Long Point in Lake Ontario in November of 1883. She was later recovered and put back into service. Also have the specs. as 265t. 137ft. She was carrying lumber and went on a reef in clear weather in spite of the fact that the wreck of the steamer I.N. FOSTER visible on the reef. Before the Captain could locate a tug to pull her off, a storm came in and broke her up. Abandoned for good in June of 1888.

BESSIE BOALT Other names : none Official no. : 2584 Type at loss : schooner, wood Build info : 1868, Boalt, Wolf R. [Ahnapee], WI Specs : 103x27x9, 173 g, 164 n. Date of loss : 1884, Sep 21 Place of loss : 4 mi NE of Two Rivers, WI, lifesaving station Lake : Michigan Type of loss : storm Loss of life : none of 6 Carrying : Lumber Detail : Bound Leland, MI, for Milwaukee, she capsized offshore and was wrecked in a gale. Her crew made it to shore in her boat. Some cargo was later recovered, but the vessel went to pieces by Oct 4. Stranded and declared a total loss 4 mi NE of Two Rivers, WI, in Sep of 1872, but was later recovered. Some loss of life. Reported wrecked in a Nov 6, 1877, gale near Frankfort, MI, but recovered again. Homeport: Milwaukee Sources: David D. Swayze, Lake Isabella, MI _______________________ Marine Disasters on the Western Lakes during 1869 By Capt. J. W Hall, Marine Reporter, Detroit June - Schooner Bessie Boalt, damaged by collision with a bridge at Chicago. Oct - Scow Bessie Boalt, damaged by heavy weather on Lake Michigan. Detroit Free Press, Sat., 14 Dec, 1872 Disasters to Shipping on the Lakes in 1872 Aug - schooner Bessie Boalt, lost her rudder and the Caplis her jibboom on Lake Michigan. Sep - Bark Lotus, lost bowsprit and some rigging by collision with schooner BESSIE BOALT at St. Joseph, the latter her mainboom.

ISOLDA BOCK SHEBOYGAN MAN TELLS OF WRECKING OF SCH. ISOLDA BOCK, FORMERLY OWNED HERE Another Old Time Manitowoc Sailing Vessel Meets End on Lake - Built Here in 1875 and Long Owned in City - Crew Escapes After Long Hardship - Boat Total Loss Another old time Manitowoc schooner has ended her career and became ??? on the ??? sailing craft here, the Isolda Bock, formerly hailed from this port, and later owned by L.S. Ludwig of Michigan, ???? ??? ???? in ?aldes Bay, Beaver Har??? on ?????? a heavy sea that was running. The boat was a total loss. The crew escaped after hard ???. Details of the wrecking of the Bock are given by Marvin Heimlick, a Sheboygan man who was a member of the crew and who has just reached his home in that city. He shipped on the ill fated schoner on August 16 at Sheboygan. Two other men comprised the crew of the vessel. From that port the Isolda Bock went to Ludington, Mich., where she was laid up about 12 days with a broken rudder stock. From there they proceeded to Manistee where a?? ?? wind was encountered and the boat drifted back as far as Ludington again. They finally arrived at Beaver Island. This was on Sept. 2. About 1,25? cedar posts were loaded on Saturday. Sunday dawned clear and the weather was fair until 1 o'clock in the afternoon, when a strong wind blew up, which gradually increased in violence. Two anchors were dropped, but in the sandy bottom of Cable Bay, they could not get a firm grip, and the vessel began to drift. Towards Monday morning she struck, stern first. The seas were so high that there was grave danger of the crew being washed overboard. Capt. Al. Merr?er of Kenosha, who was in charge of the vessel, sent a message to shore in a can(?), and asked for a tug to be sent out, but none cared to venture forth in such a sea. The revenue cutter Tuscarora which was in the bay at the time offered to pull the schooner free, but it was decided that it was not worth while saving the old boat. After the waves had subsided somewhat a line was rigged to the shore some 600 feet away and the ?al?? and the personal belongings of the party were sent ashore. For four days the party camped on the island subsisting on beans, bacon and coffee. Heimlich walked eight miles to get a loaf of bread and five miles for tobacco. Finaly they were taken to Charlevoix, Mich., by a gasoline boat, towing a barge filled with tan bark. The distance of 23 miles was covered in 14 hours. The Isolda Bock was built in this city in 1875 and was for years owned by Charles Bock of this city, and was later sold here to other owners. The Bock had not hailed from this port for many years, however, and in recent years had been owned by Capt. Ludwig, father of L.S. Ludwig, former manager of the Vandette theatre here who sailed the schooner for a time after leaving here. The boat was 96(?) feet long, and of about 100 tons. Manitowoc Daily Herald, September 16, 1916 p.8

ISABELLA J. BOYCE Other names : none Official no. : 100446 Type at loss : propeller, wood, sandsucker [built as freighter] Build info : 1889, Burger & Burger, Manitowoc, WI Specs : 138x30x11 368g 317n Date of loss : 1917, Jun 6 Place of loss : Middle Bass Isl. Lake : Erie Type of loss : fire Loss of life : none Carrying : sand Detail : Grounded, then destroyed by fire. Built as a bulker, converted to sandsucker in 1915. Sources: David D. Swayze, Lake Isabella, MI

KATE L. BRUCE Other names : none Official no. : 14277 Type at loss : schooner, wood, 3-mast Build info : 1872, Hanson & Scove, Manitowoc, WI Specs : 307 t Date of loss : 1877, Nov 8 Place of loss : off Alpena Lake : Huron Type of loss : storm Loss of life : 8 [all] Carrying : wheat Detail : Disappeared in heavy weather. Last seen off 40-mile Point, Michigan. Her lifeboat later washed up near Thunder Bay Light. She had been in tow of the tug JOHNSON before being let go. Speculation at the time was that she collided with an unknown vessel and both sank. A bureau containing her papers washed up in Aug, 78. She was discovered in Thunder Bay in six fathoms of water in fall, 1879. Owned out of Chicago. Also sunk on Lake Erie in Nov, 1872, and on Lake Michigan in 1873. Sources: David D. Swayze, Lake Isabella, MI ____________________ Detroit Free Press, 17 Dec., 1872 Nov - schooner Kate L. Bruce, cargo coal, ashore on Chickaloni Reef, got off. Detroit Free Press, 9 Dec, 1873 Marine Casualties of 1873 Jun 1873 - Schooner Kate L. Bruce damaged in outfit by collision in the Welland Canal. Oct 1873 - Schooner Kate L. Bruce ashore on South Fox Island; got off, damaged in outfit.

EDWARD BUCKLEY Other names : none Official no. : C138377 Type at loss : propeller, wood, bulk freight [lumber hooker] Build info : 1891, Burger & Burger, Manitowoc, WI [US# 136252] Specs : 154x32x11 415g 313n Date of loss : 1929, Sep 1 Place of loss : SE of Mink Isl. Near Manitoulin Isl, in the North Channel Lake : Huron Type of loss : fire Loss of life : none Carrying : lumber Detail : Caught fire and burned to the waterline, a total loss. Sold Canadian, 1923 Wreck located in 1993 Sources: David D. Swayze, Lake Isabella, MI

H.B. BURGER Other names : built as schooner TRAVELER Official no. : 95367 Type at loss : schooner, wood, bulk freight Build info : 1875, Rand & Burger, Manitowoc Specs : 214 g 181n Date of loss : 1883, May 21 Place of loss : 2 mi S of Chicago waterfront Lake : Michigan Type of loss : storm Loss of life : ? Carrying : lumber Detail : Foundered while inbound to Chicago, drifted ashore and broke up. Sources: David D. Swayze, Lake Isabella, MI _______________ From the Detroit Tribune, 15 Apr, 1876 At Manitowoc the schooner Traveler was thoroughly rebuilt, and her name changed to Henry Berger.

ROBERT E. BURKE Other names : renamed SOUTH SHORE before 1910 Official no. : 111257 Type at loss : propeller, wood, pass. & pkg freight "coaster" Build info : 1899, Manitowoc, WI Specs : 84x21x6, 73g 49n Date of loss : 1912, Nov 24 Place of loss : 7 mi W of Grand Marais, MI Lake : Superior Type of loss : storm Loss of life : none Carrying : general frt, pass. Detail : She split her seams in a heavy gale. She was run to shore but sank just short and broke up in place. The Lifesaving Service from Grand Marais saved her 9 crew and 4 passengers. Compare with entry for ORA ENDRESS. Sources: David D. Swayze, Lake Isabella, MI

BERTIE CALKINS Other names : none Official no. : C126127 Type at loss : schooner, wood, 3-mast Build info : 1874, Hanson & Scove, Two Rivers, WI US# 2915 Specs : 134x28x9 256g 243n Date of loss : 1919, Oct 3* Place of loss : near Belleville, Quinte bay Lake : Ontario Type of loss : storm Loss of life : ? Carrying : ? Detail : Foundered and reported as a total loss, but later recovered. Ran as a schooner for a few more years, then converted to a barge. Abandoned around 1930, last registered in 1931. *Date also given as Oct 9, 1917. Registered out of Belleville, sold Canadian about 1909. Sources: David D. Swayze, Lake Isabella, MI

MYRTLE CAMP Other names : none Official no. : 92416 Type at loss : schooner, wood Build info : 1892, Manitowoc, WI Specs : 68x18x6 48g 46n Date of loss : 1894, May 18 Place of loss : off Deadman's Point, near Menominee, MI Lake : Michigan Type of loss : storm Loss of life : none Carrying : salt, empty barrels Detail : Driven ashore 500 feet from deep water in a terrific spring gale, 1.5 mi north of Ingallston, MI. Tugs were unable to reach her and she was abandoned. However, she was later recovered, finished her days on the east coast after an abortive attempt to "round the Horn" in 1897, when she was not allowed to leave a U.S. harbor due to her poor condition and equipment. Sources: David D. Swayze, Lake Isabella, MI

FRANK CANFIELD Other names : none Official no. : 120256 Type at loss : propeller steam tug, wood Build info : 1875, Manistee* Specs : 63x16x8 48g 25n Date of loss : 1904, Apr 11 Place of loss : Big Sable Point, Michigan Lake : Michigan Type of loss : storm Loss of life : 3 of 5 Carrying : none Detail : Pushed onto a bar after her steering chain parted, where she broke up and sank. Owned by Barnes & Co. of Ludington, her crew was from Manistee. Major repair in 1882. By 1884 she was a wrecking tug. *unofficial sources say she built by Rand & Burger, Manitowoc, Manistee is official (mv), but probably incorrect..( (Note from Shari - L. Falge has it listed as being built at Manitowoc in his "History of Manitowoc County Wisconsin".) Sources: David D. Swayze, Lake Isabella, MI

CHALLENGE Other names : none also seen as CHALLANGE Official no. : 4349 Type at loss : schooner, wood, 2-mast Build info : 1852, Bates, Manitowoc Specs : 88x23x7 87g 83n Date of loss : 1910, Sep 5 Place of loss : 12 mi S of Sheboygan, WI Lake : Michigan Type of loss : storm Loss of life : ? Carrying : wood Detail : Went ashore in a storm, a total loss. Probably the same schooner sunk near Milwaukee Harbor in a storm Nov 11, 1873, one life lost. Also wrecked and declared a loss when she went on a reef near Bailey's Harbor, Dec 1901. Towed to Sheboygan in 1903 and abandoned, but resurrected in 1907. Sources: David D. Swayze, Lake Isabella, MI ____________________________ First enrollment issued at Michilimackinac, MI on April 27, 1852. Final enrollment surrendered at Chicago, IL, September 30, 1910 and endorsed "abandoned." Marine casualties of 1871 Dec - Schooner Challenge, missed the pier at Sheboygan and sunk outside. Detroit Free Press, Sat., 14 Dec, 1872 Sep - Nine vessels, viz., schooner Ostrich, Eliza Day, CHALLENGE, Sea Gem, Hattie Wells, A. Rust, L. B. Shepard, A. H. Wright and New Hampshire, lost sails and outfit in a gale on Lake Michigan. Sep - Brig Fashion and schooner Challenge, damaged in outfit on Lake Michigan. Detroit Free Press, 17 Dec., 1872 Oct - schooner Challenge, wrecked at Muskegon and total loss $7,000. Detroit Free Press, 9 Dec, 1873 Marine Casualties of 1873 Aug 1873 - Schooner Challenge, cargo lumber, sprang a leak on the passage from Green Bay, caused by a mouse hole. Nov 1873 - The schooner Mystic lost sails, the Regulator lost timber and the schooner Challenge a total loss at Milwaukee. (The Challenge may have been rebuilt as records show it being wrecked in 1901)

CHEQUAMEGON Other names : built as passenger str CHEQUAMEGON, renamed PERE MARQUETTE 7 in 1910, last name ROBERT C. PRINGLE in 1911 Official no. : 127764 Type at loss : propeller steam tug, wood Build info : 1903, Manitowoc, WI Specs : 101x22x10, 143g 114n Date of loss : 1922, Jul 19 [Jun 19 also given] Place of loss : off Manitowoc, WI Lake : Michigan Type of loss : Foundered Loss of life : ? Carrying : none Detail : Waterlogged and sank. Sources: David D. Swayze, Lake Isabella, MI _________________________________ Detroit Free Press, 9 Jun, 1901 AROUND CAPE HORN STR CHEQUAMEGON LEAVES LAKES FOR CALIFORNIA Ashland, June 8. - The steamer Chequamegon, of Ashland, now running between Milwaukee and White Fish bay, will leave for Los Angeles the latter part of this month. Besides the owner, Louis Cartier, a few invited guests will take the trip. Coaling stations have been picked out on the South American coasts, and the expenses of the trip are figured at $800. The Chequamegon was built at Manitowoc in 1893 for service between Ashland and the Apostle Islands. She is 101 feet long and 22 feet beam. After reaching southern California the Chequamegon will run to the Catalina Islands. Her long trip around Cape Horn will be watched with great interest.

CHICAGO BOARD OF TRADE Other names : often referred to in the press as just BOARD OF TRADE Official no. : 4331 Type at loss : schooner, wood, 3-mast, package and bulk freight Build info : 1863, Rand, Manitowoc, WI as a bark Specs : 153x31x13 424g 403n Date of loss : 1900, Nov 21 Place of loss : Niagara Reef, W end of lake Lake : Erie Type of loss : storm Loss of life : none Carrying : iron ore Detail : Heavy laden with ore, she struck the reef in a gale and went to pieces. The crew was rescued by the steamer J.K. SECOR. Major repairs in 1871. Sunk off Fairport, Ohio, by foul play in the fall of 1874, not recovered until mid July, 1875. Rammed and sunk the schooner GOLDEN FLEECE(qv) in Lake Huron in 1883. Sources: David D. Swayze, Lake Isabella, MI ____________________ In 1883 she rammed and sunk the schooner Golden Fleece in Lake Huron. In 1874 she was sunk off Fairport, Ohio and recovered in July of 1875. A wooden 3-masted package and bulk freight schooner. She was carrying a load of iron ore when a storm pushed her into Niagara Reef on Lake Erie where she subsequently went to pieces on November 21, 1900. The steamer J K Secor rescued the crew and no lives were lost.

CITIZEN Other names: ? Official no.: none Type at loss : schooner, wood Build info : 1847, J. Edwards, Manitowoc Specs : 54 t Date of loss : 1853, May 18 Place of loss : 6 mi N of Chicago Lake : Michigan Type of loss : storm Loss of life : ? Carrying : ? Detail : Driven aground and later abandoned. U.S. steamer MICHIGAN tried in vain to pull her off, breaking a 14-inch hawser in the process. May have finally been recovered, as she shows up on later lists. Reportedly the first vessel built at Manitowoc. Sources: David D. Swayze, Lake Isabella, MI

CITY OF MANITOWOC Detroit Free Press, 9 Dec, 1873 Marine Casualties of 1873 Jun 1873 - Schooner City of Manitowoc got ashore at Racine and was lightered off.

F.C. CLARK Other names : (none) Official no. : none Type at loss : brig, wood, 2-mast Build info : 1849, St. Clair, MI Specs : 120x25x10, 266 t. [om] Date of loss : 1856 Place of loss : near Manitowoc, Wi (also given as near Grand Haven, MI) Lake : Michigan Type of loss : stranded Loss of life : ? Carrying : ? Detail : "Wrecked" no detail. Stripped the following spring by the steamer TROY. Sources: David D. Swayze, Lake Isabella, MI

CLIPPER CITY From "History of Manitowoc County Wisconsin" by Dr. L. Falge 1911 vol. 1 (1857) The opening of navigation March 27th was marked by the arrival of the steamer Huron, Captain Goodrich proceeding to Two Rivers. Of the home fleet the GESENE and CLIPPER CITY were still ice bound. The COLONEL GLOVER and TRANSIT, while free of ice, had not been commissioned. From "History of Manitowoc County Wisconsin" by Dr. L. Falge 1911 vol. 1: A storm in November, 1857, was disastrous to shipping on the lakes. Of the Manitowoc fleet the COLONEL GLOVER and the CLIPPER CITY went ashore. The A. BAENSCH struck the old wreck in the Chicago river and was sunk. The TRANSIT, BELLE, WILLIAM TELL, JANE LOUISA, and GERTRUDE were all safe in port.

COMET Detroit Free Press, December 19, 1866 Casualties on the Lakes the Past Season. May 1866 - Steamer Comet, broke her engine on Lake Michigan. Marine Disasters on the Western Lakes during 1869 By Capt. J. W Hall, Marine Reporter, Detroit Sept - Steamer Comet, machinery disabled on Lake Michigan. __________ Detroit Free Press, December 20, 1867 MARINE DISASTERS OF 1867 March - Prop Comet sunk by ice at Toledo, got up by steamer Magnet. April - Prop Comet, damaged by ice while coming out of Buffalo bay. July - Steamer Comet, took fire on Lake Michigan. Damage not serious. Detroit Free Press, 9 Dec, 1873 Marine Casualties of 1873 (don't know if this is the same ship or not) Aug 1873 - Propeller Comet sprung her arches during heavy weather on Lake Erie, and received new ones at Cleveland. Aug 1873 - The barge Comet broke adrift from the steamer Dunbar on Lake Michigan, but was subsequently recovered. Aug 1873 - Barge Comet, cargo of lumber, arrived at Chicago waterlogged. ______________ Captains: Capt. Pabst of Milwaukee

CONTINENTAL Other names : none Official no. : 126016 Type at loss : propeller, wood, bulk freight Build info : 1882, G. Presley, Cleveland Specs : 245x36x19, 1507g 1188n Date of loss : 1904, Dec 12 Place of loss : Rowley Pt., near Two Rivers, WI Lake : Michigan Type of loss : storm Loss of life : none Carrying : light Detail : She was disabled by big seas and thrown ashore. Two of her crewmen tramped through a blizzard for two days to report her stranding. By the time tugs made it to her on the 14th, she was broken in two. Owned by Republic SS Co. of Cleveland. Sources: David D. Swayze, Lake Isabella, MI

L.J. CONWAY Other names : none Official no. : 15955 Type at loss : schooner, wood Build info : 1873, Jones, Manitowoc, WI (Note: I have it built by Larson and Son Manitowoc, no year from "History of Manitowoc County Wisconsin" by L. Falge vol.1) Specs : 80x22x6, 86g 80n Date of loss : 1886, Nov 17 Place of loss : near Flower Creek, N of White Lake, MI Lake : Michigan Type of loss : storm Loss of life : 5 [all] Carrying : corn & oats Detail : Bound Chicago for Muskegon, she threatened to go ashore in a gale and her crew threw out three anchors. She was driven in anyway and wrecked. Most of her crew apparently survived for some time, but those ashore were unwilling or unable to help them. Owned by Henderson & Peterson of Muskegon. Sunk at Sheboygan, WI Nov 25, 1881, but later recovered. Sources: David D. Swayze, Lake Isabella, MI ******** Manitowoc County Chronicle, Tuesday, October 19, 1880 Involved in a storm on Lake Michigan

EMILY COOPER (EMILY TAYLOR) Other names : none Official no. : ? Type at loss : schooner, wood Build info : ? Specs : ? Date of loss : 1894, May 18 Place of loss : near Manitowoc, WI Lake : Michigan Type of loss : storm Loss of life : ? Carrying : ? Detail : Driven ashore by terrific NE gale and pounded to pieces. Sources: David D. Swayze, Lake Isabella, MI (Note: According to Brendon Baillod, there was no Emily Cooper. The ship listed above was probably the Emily Taylor and was a scow as cited in the following account: The Two Rivers Life Saving Crew Called Out Last Friday morning, just as day was breaking, the man on the lookout at the Life Saving Station discovered a signal of distress floating from a small three-masted schooner that was at anchor in the bay but which was being tossed about ruthlessly by the mad waves, and orders were given to get the life-boat in readiness to go to its relief. At this moment, a man on horse-back came galloping up to the station and notified Captain Dionne that the scow Emily Taylor was in danger of going ashore near Two Creeks and asking that assistance be sent her or that the crew be taken off in case their lives were in danger. Capt. Dionne thought the little schooner out in the bay demanded his immediate attention and so he started for her with his crew in the large life-boat. The little schooner proved to be the Christiana and she was leaking badly. Capt. Dionne put a man aboard of her to assist at the pump and then went to Manitowoc to secure a tug to tow her into shelter. The tug Arctic responded to the appeal of Capt. Dionne for help and went out to the Christiana, but had only towed her a short distance when the tow line parted and as no other was to be had just then the captain of the Christiana comcluded to take a run with the storm and seek shelter at some port further south. The report is that he reached Sheboygan in safety. The life-boat crew then returned to this city and started for Two Creeks with their beach apparatus, but they had not gone far before they received word that the Emily Taylor was on shore, "high and dry" and that her crew was safe, so they returned to the station to await another call for help. The Manitowoc County Chronicle, Friday, May 18, 1894 (contributed by Tyler)

LOTTIE COOPER Other names : none Official no. : 149185 Type at loss : schooner, wood, 3-mast Build info : 1876, Rand & Burger, Manitowoc, WI Specs : 131x27x19, 252g 240n Date of loss : 1894, Apr 9 Place of loss : near the Sheboygan, WI, Lifesaving Station Lake : Michigan Type of loss : storm Loss of life : 1 of 6 Carrying : lumber Detail : Bound Advance, MI, for Sheboygan, she came to anchor just outside the harbor to ride out the storm. Finally dragged her anchors into the surf, capsized and sank. Owned by Ole Groh of Sheboygan, WI Wreck was raised during dredging operations in the 1990's and is now on display. Sources: David D. Swayze, Lake Isabella, MI _____________________ Article from the Sheboygan Evening Telegram, 9 April 1894 Schooner Capsizes The Lottie Cooper a Total Loss and E Olson Drowned. The first life lost on the Great Lakes, for the season of 1894, was that of Edward Olson, a member of the crew of the schooner Lottie Cooper which was capsized off this port at 5 o'clock this morning. When the sun went down last evening, a heavy wind from the southeast began blowing, which later in the evening increased to a fierce gale, that lashed the water of Lake Michigan into an angry sea. The three masted schooner, Lottie Cooper, left Pine Lake, Mich., between seven and eight o'clock, Saturday evening for Sheboygan. She came to, about 50 rods south of the government piers, at eleven o'clock last night and dropped her anchor. Her torches were flashed for a tug but there was no response to the signals. A night of terror was spent on the vessel by the crew. Every huge wave that dashed over the boat drenched them to the skin. Morning dawned at last and their colors were hoisted. The companion way to the forecastle of the vessel was washed away and the bulwarks followed. She then began to fill with water and the flag was lowered to half mast, and in a few minutes, the vessel gave a lurch and keeled completely over. The crew gave a leap and sank from ten to twelve feet below the surface of the water. When then came to the surface the keel of the boat was skyward and the greater part of the cargo of lumber was caught in the rigging where the men clung to it. Edward Olson grabbed several loose boards and floated from the boat and in a short time, the men saw him lose his hold on the boards and sink from their sight. The lookout at the life saving station saw the boat careen and the crew responded with the small surf boat, but before getting to the end of the piers they had to return and take the large boat and with the assistance of the tug Sheboygan, made the perilous trip to the wreck, and rescued the live men, clinging to the moving pile of lumber, returning with them, safely to port, after about half an hours work. The men were taken to the sleeping apartment at the station where their wet clothing was removed and dry ones furnished. The bodies of the men were badly bruised, from the shifting of the lumber upon which they were compelled to cling for nearly a half hour. The Cooper was command by Capt. Fred Lorenz of this city and William Huhme of Charlevoix, was first mate. The remainder of the crew was composed of Charles Esbach, August Pegelow and Barney Haynes, all of this city. Edward Olson, the drowned man, is a Norwegian, and his wife and two children, a daughter of 16 and a boy of 12 years, still live in Norway. He was about 50 years of age and had been in this country only three years. The Cooper left this city last Wednesday on her first trip for Pine Lake , Michigan, where she loaded 230,000 feet of elm lumber for the Mattoon Mfg. Co. The cargo was valued at about $3,500 and the vessel at $7,000. The vessel is a total loss without insurance. Part of the lumber will probably be saved. A greater part of the deck load was washed away during the night. The Lottie Cooper was built by Trumann & Cooper at Manitowoc, in 1873 and was named after a daughter of Mr. Cooper. When wrecked she was owned by Capt. Ole Groh, Capt. Lorenz, W. D. Crocker, G. B. Mattoon and Eugene Pantzer. Much credit is due Capt. Nequette, the members of the life saving crew, Capt. Ole Groh and Capt. William Groh and the crew of the tug Sheboygan for their brave and heroic work in the saving of the lives of the live men. After the crew was picked off, the lumber parted and had the tug and life boat been five minutes later, all hands would have perished in sight of their homes. Had Olson clung to the same pile of lumber, that the remainder of the men did, his life would also have been saved. The Cooper was 242 tons burden and was in good shape, as her spars, sails and rigging were all new. A large number were attracted to the beach this morning to watch the wrecked hulk drift toward the beach. There was some trouble in finding out the correct name of the man drowned. The captain of the vessel, upon which he sailed says his name is Edward Olson, and that his family reside at Orindale, Norway. The Cooper is breaking up and washing ashore. Olson's body has not been found.

Lottie Cooper

CORMORANT Other names : built as D.D.A. 43, renamed RUSSELL 4 in 1949, last name in 1949 Official no. : ? Type at loss : propeller tug, steel [oil screw] Build info : 1941, (Burger Boat), Manitowoc, WI for the U.S.C.G. Specs : 43x12x5, 18 g 12 n Date of loss : 1958, Oct 16 or 17 Place of loss : 2.5 mi off Oswego, NY Lake : Ontario Type of loss : storm Loss of life : none of 2 Carrying : none Detail : Foundered in a storm. Her two crewmen clung to a floating tractor tire until rescued. Located in early 80’s then again in 1987. Sources: David D. Swayze, Lake Isabella, MI

CORONA Other names : none Official no. : 125091 Type at loss : sidewheel steamer, wood, excursion steamer Build info : 1870, G. S. Rand, Manitowoc, WI (Note: L. Falge in "History of Manitowoc County Wisconsin" (1910) has built in 1869) Specs : 172x45x11, 470gt 374nt Date of loss : 1898, Nov 18 Place of loss : Tonawanda, NY Lake : Erie Type of loss : fire Loss of life : none Carrying : none Detail : Caught fire at her dock and burned to a total loss. She had been in use as an excursion steamer at the time. Built for Goodrich Transportation Co., later took thousands of sightseers to the Columbian Exposition [World’s Fair] in Chicago in 1892-3. Out of Buffalo. Her engine came from the 1860 steamer COMET. Major repairs in 1883. Sources: David D. Swayze, Lake Isabella, MI

OLIVER CULVER Other names : none Official no. : 18891 Type at loss : schooner, wood, 3-mast Build info : 1855, D. Rogers, Charlotte, NY [Rochester] as a bark Specs : 140x26x11, 450 t. (305 nt in '69) Date of loss : 1882, Dec 4 Place of loss : just outside harbor at Two Rivers, WI Lake : Michigan Type of loss : storm Loss of life : none Carrying : lumber Detail : She went ashore and was wrecked at the harbor entrance. The Lifesaving station had closed for the season, so the lifesaving crew was quickly rounded up. They were able to save CULVER’s crew. She had been bound Pensaukee, WI for her homeport, Chicago. Converted to a schooner from a bark after 1864 Sources: David D. Swayze, Lake Isabella, MI ________________ Marine Disasters on the Western Lakes during 1869 By Capt. J. W Hall, Marine Reporter, Detroit May - Schooner Oliver Culver, cargo water lime; damaged in hull and cargo by ice on Lake Erie. May - Schooner Oliver Culver, carried away centre-board on Lake Huron. July - Schooner Oliver Culver, damaged by heavy weather on Lake Erie. Nov - Schooner Oliver Culver, lost her jibs in a gale on Lake Erie; reached Buffalo. ________________ The Oliver Culver In connection with the loss of the schooner Oliver Culver at Two Rivers, it may be stated that she has the reputation, in company with the schooner Harriet Ross, of possessing the oldest bottom of the lakes. Of the Harriet Ross, it is known that her bottom belonged to a vessel-of-war engaged in the naval actions on Lake Erie during the war of 1812, and a similar claim has all along been made for the Culver in connectian(sic) with the naval services on Lake Ontario during the same war, viz: that her bottom once belonged to an inland merchant naval vessel. The question can only be settled by a reference to parties at Charlotte, or other Lake Ontario ports, who may possess accurate information on the subject. Marine News, The Republican Sentinel (Milwaukee, WI), Dec. 7, 1882

H. DAHLKE Other names : none Official no. : 205145 Type at loss : propeller, steel, self-unloading sandsucker Build info : 1907, Manitowoc Dry Dock Co., Manitowoc, WI Specs : 142x34x10, 442g 374n Date of loss : 1938, Dec 22 Place of loss : Sandwich, Ont. Lake : Detroit R. Type of loss : cargo shift Loss of life : none Carrying : clay Detail : An error in unloading caused her to capsize and sink at the dock. She was considered a total loss, but was later recovered, sold off the lakes and converted to a banana boat. *dimensions as bulker Converted to a sandsucker from regular bulk freighter in 1911. Sources: David D. Swayze, Lake Isabella, MI

DART Other names : none Official no. : 6658 Type at loss : schooner, wood, 2-mast Build info : 1867, H.L. Turner, Green Bay, WI Specs : 57x16x6, 26g 25n Date of loss : 1883, Oct 28 Place of loss : near Two Rivers, WI Lake : Michigan Type of loss : storm Loss of life : none of 2 Carrying : fruit Detail : Bound Holland, MI, for Manitowoc in gale, she was driven ashore and broke up, a total loss. Owned out of Manitowoc Possibly wrecked near the same spot in Dec, 1882. Not in '69 mv, still in '84 Rebuilt in 1880 Sources: David D. Swayze, Lake Isabella, MI _________________________ Detroit Free Press, 17 Dec., 1872 Nov - Prop Araxes forced the schooner DART ashore and collided with schooner Trenton coming out of Toledo, breaking off her jibboom and cathead.

DAISY DAY Other names : none Official no. : 157002 Type at loss : propeller, wood, bulk freight "steam barge" Build info : 1880, Jasper Hanson [Hanson & Scove], Manitowoc Specs : 100 ft.(ca.), 146g 125n Date of loss : 1891, Oct 11 Place of loss : near Little Point Sable, MI Lake : Michigan Type of loss : storm Loss of life : ? Carrying : ? Detail : Stranded near Lee’s Pier and a total loss. Owned by G.A. Wayas of Mears, MI Sources: David D. Swayze, Lake Isabella, MI

DEFIANCE Marine casualties of 1871 April - Barges Resolute and Defiance lost 250,000 feet of lumber on Lake Ontario. Oct - Schooner Defiance, ashore near Genesee River, and schooner Groton at Nine Mile Point.

DE PERE Other names : renamed STATE OF MICHIGAN in 1893 Official no. : 6849 Type at loss : propeller, wood, passenger & package freight Build info : 1875, Rand & Burger, Manitowoc (L. Falge in "History of Manitowoc County Wisconsin" has built in 1873) Specs : 165x29x10, 736g 640n Date of loss : 1901, Oct 18 Place of loss : several miles off mouth of White River, MI Lake : Michigan Type of loss : mechanical failure Loss of life : none of 12 Carrying : light Detail : Several miles offshore, in good weather, she threw a piston through her hull and into the lake. Her crew abandoned her to the tug McGRAFF before she sank. The tug took her in tow, but she went down soon after. Rebuilt, 1883 Sources: David D. Swayze, Lake Isabella, MI _____________________ The Depere The Goodrich Line propeller Depere, ashore one mile south of Two Rivers, lies on a hard sandy bottom, and is said to be badly strained. She has water in her hold to the depth surrounding her, with the depth of her bed in the sand added. Should it be found that the expenses of getting her off and making necessary repairs will exceed, or even reach, $12,000, she will in all probability be abandoned and a new hull built for her machinery and upper works, all of which can be saved. The Depere is now 10 years old, and the value of her hull has in the time depreciated by wear and tear and natural decay, so that it will be really cheaper to build a new hull than go to the expense of recovering and repairing the old. It is estimated that the cost of a first-class new hull, in the present depression of the shipping interest, will not exceed $25,000. Marine News, The Republican Sentinel (Milwaukee, WI), Dec. 7, 1882

J. DUVALL Other names : none also seen as JOSEPH DUVALL Official no. : 75721 Type at loss : schooner, wood, 2-mast Build info : 1874, Rand & Burger, Manitowoc Specs : 103x24x8 132g 126n Date of loss : 1905, Dec 5 Place of loss : near Harsen's Island [off Tashmoo Park] Lake : St. Clair Type of loss : collision Loss of life : none Carrying : lumber Detail : Collided with the whaleback JAMES B. COLGATE in a passing error and sank. Her crew escaped in her yawl. Hull dynamited the next year. There is a report of her having sunk in Lake Superior in 1904. Capsized in a squall with the loss of 7 lives off Two Rivers Pt., Lake Michigan Jul 16, 1880. Sources: David D. Swayze, Lake Isabella, MI

EL TEMPO Detroit Free Press, December 20, 1867 MARINE DISASTERS OF 1867 May - Schr El Tempo, damaged $300 by running foul of Chicago pier. _________ Detroit Free Press, Sat., 14 Dec, 1872 Disasters to Shipping on the Lakes in 1872 Sep - schooner El Tempo, sprung her foremast in a gale on Lake Michigan. Detroit Free Press, 9 Dec, 1873 Marine Casualties of 1873 Sep 1873 - Schooners Becke and EL TEMPO were damaged in outfit on Lake Michigan. ____________________ From "History of Manitowoc County Wisconsin" by Dr. L. Falge 1911 vol. 1 The schooner El Tempo owned by Jones & Company was launched full rigged for sea, April 14, 1857. She registers 215 tons.

C W ENDRESS Other names : renamed MACK JEAN in 1918 Official no. : C130778 Type at loss : propeller, wood (fish tug?) Build info : 1898, Burger & Burger, Manitowoc, WI US#127288 Specs : 83x18x8, 146 t. Date of loss : 1927, Aug Place of loss : at Kingsville, Ont. Lake : Erie Type of loss : fire Loss of life : ? Carrying : ? Detail : Burned in port a total loss. Sold Canadian in 1913. Sources: David D. Swayze, Lake Isabella, MI

ESPINDOLA Other names : none also seen as ESPINOLA Official no. : 8792 Type at loss : schooner, wood Build info : 1869, P. Lawson, Manitowoc, WI Specs : 54 t. Date of loss : 1882, Apr 10 Place of loss : 1 mi N of Chicago waterfront Lake : Michigan Type of loss : storm Loss of life : none Carrying : RR ties Detail : After fighting a gale all the way across the lake, she struck bottom off 18th St., Chicago and capsized due to an excess load of ice. The local tug GEORGE B. McCLELLAN rushed to her rescue and saved to three men and a boy aboard. Shortly afterwards the schooner drifted out and down the lake and broke up. She had been bound Grand Haven, MI, for South Chicago. Owned out of Milwaukee, WI. By Henry Peddendruck and commanded by him. Far up on the beach at Muskegon late the previous fall. Sources: David D. Swayze, Lake Isabella, MI

HATTIE A. ESTELLE Other names : built as MARY L. HIGGIE also seen as HATTIE ESTELLE Official no. : 90461 Type at loss : schooner, wood Build info : 1873, Hanson & Scove, Manitowoc, WI Specs : 139x26x11, 310 g 295 n Date of loss : 1891, Nov 17 Place of loss : on a bar N of Manistee, MI Lake : Michigan Type of loss : storm Loss of life : 3 Carrying : wheat Detail : Bound Chicago for Buffalo with wheat, she was trying to make the harbor at Manistee for shelter. She was driven on the beach and wrecked in full sight of many, including Lifesaving Service. She had an eventful career: An early voyage went Green Bay to Quebec to England to Quebec to Cape Town to Natal to Cape Town to Toulon to Cadiz to Chicago. Major repairs, 1880, 82, 89 Sources: David D. Swayze, Lake Isabella, MI

EXPERIMENT Marine Disasters on the Western Lakes during 1869 By Capt. J. W Hall, Marine Reporter, Detroit April - Schooner Experiment, ashore at Sheboygan, Lake Michigan; got off. Marine casualties of 1871 Nov - Schooner Experiment, cargo lumber, ashore at Presque Isle, Lake Ontario; got off. Detroit Free Press, 9 Dec, 1873 Marine Casualties of 1873 Oct 1873 - Schooners Experiment and Ketchum collide at Chicago, the former sunk and total loss; valuation $600. Ketchum's damage $400.

FALMOUTH Other names : built as TURNER & KELLER, renamed in 1876 Official no. : 24984 Type at loss : schooner, wood, 3-mast Build info : 1873, Hanson & Scove, Manitowoc Specs : 234 t. Date of loss : 1880, Nov 21 Place of loss : harbor mouth at Buffalo Lake : Erie Type of loss : storm Loss of life : 1 Carrying : wheat Detail : While attempting to enter the harbor in a storm, she was driven into the breakwater and sank. Bound Toledo, OH, for Oswego. Sources: David D. Swayze, Lake Isabella, MI

FLEETWING Other names : sometimes seen as FLEET WING Official no. : 9883 Type at loss : schooner, wood, bulk freight, 3-mast Build info : 1867, H.B. Burger, Manitowoc, WI Specs : 136 ft., 320g 304n Date of loss : 1888, Oct 1 Place of loss : Death's Door, at the mouth of Green bay Lake : Michigan Type of loss : storm Loss of life : none Carrying : barrel staves Detail : Went ashore in the narrow channel and went to pieces. Salvagers put two pumps aboard to save her the next day, but she broke up soon after. Then the pumps themselves became a difficult salvage job. 1885 also given as the year, in error. Owned by McGraw & Spry of Chicago, McGraw was her skipper. Sources: David D. Swayze, Lake Isabella, MI ________________________ Article from the August 16, 1867 Manitowoc Pilot on the launching of the Fleetwing Marine - On Saturday afternoon last, the new schooner built for Messrs. Goodenow & Johnston, on Ship-yard Point, was launched into the water, displaying the name Fleetwing on her jackstaff. She left the ways beautifully amidst the plaudits of a large crowd of spectators who had come to witness the launch. Her dimensions are as follows: Length of keel, 133 feet, length overall, 145 feet; beam 28 feet; depth of hold, 12 feet. She will be schooner rigged; has a carrying capacity for about 225m feet of lumber, or about 18,000 bushels of wheat. She has ports on each side for the shipping in and out of lumber, but she is designed to run principally in the grain trade from Chicago to Buffalo. Her sticks and spars are now being put up, and it is designed to have her in readiness for business by about the 1st of next month. She will be commanded by Capt. Simpson, a sailor of long experience on the Lakes. She sets very handsome in the water, has a clear run, and reflects great credit upon her constructor, Mr. Henry Burger, and the force of men in his employ. Success to the Fleetwing. ______________________________ Detroit Free Press, 9 Dec, 1873 Marine Casualties of 1873 Sept 1873 - Scow Storm was damaged in her outfit $200 by collision with the schooner Fleetwing at Sandusky Bay. Oct 1873 - Schooner Fleetwing lost her foresail on Lake Michigan.

FLORETTA Other names : none Official no. : 9688 Type at loss : schooner, wood Build info : 1868, John Stupinsky, Detroit Specs : 134x26x11, 296g Date of loss : 1885, Sep 18 Place of loss : 15 mi off Manitowoc WI Lake : Michigan Type of loss : storm Loss of life : none Carrying : iron ore Detail : She was bound Escanaba for Chicago when she foundered in a gale. Her crew escaped in her yawl. The wreck was located in the early 1970’s. Collided with the schooner LOUISA McDONALD and sank in 1880 off Door County, WI. Repaired in 1881. Sources: David D. Swayze, Lake Isabella, MI _____________________ Detroit Free Press, 20 Sep 1858 GONE DOWN WITH HER LOAD Milwaukee, September 18. - The schooner Floretta, of Chicago, loaded with iron ore, sprang a leak off Manitowoc early this morning and was abandoned by the crew. The vessel sank shortly afterward. Capt. Marshall and crew left for Chicago this evening. The Floretta was a boat of 320 tons, built at Detroit by Stupinsky in 1867; was owned by Taylor, of Chicago; valued for insurance purposes at $8,000, and was rated A2. ********* Detroit Free Press, 21 Sep 1858 THE FLORETTA SANK Milwaukee, September 19. - [Special.] - A Manitowoc dispatch says that the crew of the schooner Floretta reached there this evening and report that the Floretta foundered eighteen miles off that port. She sprung a leak in the heavy sea last night and the water gained so fast on the pumps that the crew took to the yawl. When half a mile from the vessel, they heard a loud crash. Pieces of her cabin flew in the air and she sunk. The crew of seven reached Manitowoc in the yawl. The vessel was ore laden from Escanaba to Chicago. She was valued at $8,000. ******** Detroit Free Press, 17 Dec., 1872 Nov - schooner Floretta, run into by prop Ironsides at Milwaukee, and sunk, no cargo, got up. ******** Manitowoc County Chronicle, Tuesday, October 19, 1880 Involved in a storm on Lake Michigan

GALLINIPPER Other names : built on hull of NANCY DOUSMAN(qv) Official no. : none Type at loss : schooner, wood Build info : 1846, H. Gibson, Milwaukee Specs : 95x22x7, 145 t. [om] Date of loss : 1851, Jul 7 Place of loss : near Sheboygan, WI Lake : Michigan Type of loss : storm Loss of life : ? Carrying : ? Detail : She capsized and foundered in a white squall, then drifted to a point about 10 mi SSE of Manitowoc, where she sank. Sources: David D. Swayze, Lake Isabella, MI __________________ 1851 The schooner GALLINIPPER was sunk, at the mouth of the harbor (Milwaukee), on May 13. 1851 July 7, schooner GALLINIPPER capsized ten miles out on the lake, and proved a total loss. From History of Milwaukee County 1881

GERTRUDE Other names : none Official no. : 10202 Type at loss : schooner, wood Build info : 1856, J. Harbridge, Two Rivers, WI Specs : 81 ft 70 t. Date of loss : 1880, Oct 23 Place of loss : Off Otter Creek, near Sleeping Bear Lake : Michigan Type of loss : storm Loss of life : 1 Carrying : firewood Detail : Sheltering at anchor when her chains parted and she was thrown ashore and wrecked. One crewman drowned while attempting to swim to the beach. Date also given as Sep 26, but Oct date is from contemporary newspaper. Sources: David D. Swayze, Lake Isabella, MI _______________________ Detroit Free Press, 9 Dec, 1873 Marine Casualties of 1873 Aug 1873 - Schooner Gertrude parted her chains and went ashore between Pentwater and Little Point Sauble; rescued. _____________________________ From "History of Manitowoc County Wisconsin" by Dr. L. Falge 1911 vol. 1: A storm in November, 1857, was disastrous to shipping on the lakes. Of the Manitowoc fleet the COLONEL GLOVER and the CLIPPER CITY went ashore. The A. BAENSCH struck the old wreck in the Chicago river and was sunk. The TRANSIT, BELLE, WILLIAM TELL, JANE LOUISA, and GERTRUDE were all safe in port.

GESINE Other names : none also seen as GESSINE Official no. : 10333 Type at loss : schooner, wood, Build info : 1853, Rand, Manitowoc Specs : 99gt 94nt Date of loss : 1887, Aug 23 Place of loss : Michigan City, Ind. Lake : Michigan Type of loss : storm Loss of life : none Carrying : lumber Detail : Shoved up against the breakwater by storm waves and pounded to pieces. Crew jumped overboard and clung to the breakwater pilings until rescued. Bound Ludington for Chicago. Her skipper, Capt. C. Anderson of Chicago, was also her owner. Sources: David D. Swayze, Lake Isabella, MI __________________ Detroit Free Press, December 19, 1866 Casualties on the Lakes the Past Season. March 1866 - Schooner Gesine, broke from her moorings at Racine and damaged $2,000. May 1866 - Schooner Gesine, lost both jibs and damaged its headgear on Lake Michigan. Detroit Free Press, Sat., 14 Dec, 1872 Disasters to Shipping on the Lakes in 1872 Sep - schooner Gesine, lost foreboom and the J. P. Ward deck load and all her sails on Lake Michigan. Detroit Free Press, 9 Dec, 1873 Marine Casualties of 1873 May 1873 - Schooner Gesine run into the schooner Portland at Milwaukee, doing damage to the latter $600. __________________________ From "History of Manitowoc County Wisconsin" by Dr. L. Falge 1911 vol. 1 The steamer Huron came alongside Johnson & Hodges pier on Saturday. She had a handsome freight for Manitowoc and Two Rivers and a full return cargo. She is commanded by Captain Morgan. On the same day the schooner GESINE arrived from Sheboygan and loaded with shingles for her owner August Baensch. The schooner Bell, Captain Humphrey, owned by Van Valkenburgh & Company, arrived Monday. Navigation is fully opened. This important event may be recorded as having occurred March 21, 1857. (1857) The opening of navigation March 27th was marked by the arrival of the steamer Huron, Captain Goodrich proceeding to Two Rivers. Of the home fleet the GESENE and CLIPPER CITY were still ice bound. The COLONEL GLOVER and TRANSIT, while free of ice, had not been commissioned.

GLAD TIDINGS Other names : none Official no. : 85788 Type at loss : schooner, wood Build info : 1883, Jas. Butler, Manitowoc, WI Specs : 79x20x6 82g 78n Date of loss : 1894, Jul 29 Place of loss : Near Fighting Island Lake : Detroit R Type of loss : collision Loss of life : 4 Carrying : stone Detail : This schooner collided with the steamer PATHFINDER and sank quickly. Her rigging was later sold en masse for use on a new schooner being built at Gibraltar. She was built for Capt. Henry Bunday, the 3rd of his "Gospel Ships." Sources: David D. Swayze, Lake Isabella, MI ________________________ Detroit Post and Tribune, Thur., July 19, 1883 The Sheboygan Times of Saturday says: "The schooner Glad Tidings came in to port from Manitowoc. This is Capt. Bundy, the sailor preacher's new schooner, and the third and largest built for him within a few years. She is just from the hands of the carpenters in Manitowoc, and is getting her finishing touches with the paint brush here. Measurement 45 tons, and cost $4,700. Carries a crew of four men with captain and family. Is loaded now with any quantity of Bibles and other religious literature in four languages. Will sail for the east shore, land after a short cruise there, for Georgian bay, where she will cruise for two months. She will then visit Detroit and Cleveland and lay up in Buffalo. The vessel is a beauty." ________________ Detroit Free Press, Sat., 14 Dec, 1872 Disasters to Shipping on the Lakes in 1872 Aug - Schr Glad Tidings, broke her engine (sic) on Lake Ontario.

COLONEL GLOVER From "History of Manitowoc County Wisconsin" by Dr. L. Falge 1911 vol. 1 (1857) The opening of navigation March 27th was marked by the arrival of the steamer Huron, Captain Goodrich proceeding to Two Rivers. Of the home fleet the GESENE and CLIPPER CITY were still ice bound. The COLONEL GLOVER and TRANSIT, while free of ice, had not been commissioned. From "History of Manitowoc County Wisconsin" by Dr. L. Falge 1911 vol. 1: A storm in November, 1857, was disastrous to shipping on the lakes. Of the Manitowoc fleet the COLONEL GLOVER and the CLIPPER CITY went ashore. The A. BAENSCH struck the old wreck in the Chicago river and was sunk. The TRANSIT, BELLE, WILLIAM TELL, JANE LOUISA, and GERTRUDE were all safe in port.

GRANGER Other names : none Official no. : 85376 Type at loss : schooner, wood Build info : 1874, Hanson & Scove, Two Rivers, WI Specs : 155x29x10 366g 348n Date of loss : 1896, Aug 24 Place of loss : Seul Choix Point., Michigan's U.P. Lake : Michigan Type of loss : storm Loss of life : none Carrying : cedar lumber Detail : She went aground and wrecked on the point in a sou'wester, a total loss. Bound for Chicago. Owned & sailed by Capt. W. Powers, Chicago. Sources: David D. Swayze, Lake Isabella, MI

GUIDO Marine casualties of 1871 Dec - Schooner Guido, lost most of her sails and reached Grand Haven. Detroit Free Press, 9 Dec, 1873 Marine Casualties of 1873 Jul 1873 - Schooner Guido collided with the bark Parana in the Straits and lost her jibboom; the latter uninjured. _____________________________ From "History of Manitowoc County Wisconsin" by Dr. L. Falge 1911 vol. 1 The Sorenson yard in May, 1856, launched the schooner GUIDO, built for Pfister & Company, commanded by Captain Johnson.

E. GUNNELL Other names : later PETER KOENIG, AMHERST, TRANSBAY Official no. : 210114 Type at loss : propeller, steel, sandsucker Build info : 1912, Manitowoc Specs : 165x32x10, 638g 468n Date of loss : 1912, Dec Place of loss : near Michigan City Ind Lake : Michigan Type of loss : storm Loss of life : ? Carrying : ? Detail : Stranded and wrecked. Declared total loss, but later recovered. Sources: David D. Swayze, Lake Isabella, MI

JAMES H. HALL Other names : none Official no. : 76553 Type at loss : schooner, wood, 2-mast Build info : 1885, Hanson & Scove, Manitowoc, WI Specs : 92x22x7 100g 95n Date of loss : 1916, Nov 7 Place of loss : near the mouth of Thunder Bay R., S of Alpena Lake : Huron Type of loss : fire Loss of life : ? Carrying : ? Detail : She burned to a total loss and was abandoned. One source says she struck a stone pier prior to burning. She was equipped with an auxiliary gas engine, which is suspected of contributing to her loss. Owned by D. Seavey of Escanaba. Sources: David D. Swayze, Lake Isabella, MI

JOHN E. HALL Other names : none Official no. : 76790 Type at loss : propeller, wood, bulk freight Build info : 1889, Hanson & Scove, Manitowoc, WI Specs : 139x29x11 343g 279n Date of loss : 1902, Dec 14 Place of loss : N of Main Duck Isl. Lake : Ontario Type of loss : storm Loss of life : 9 [all] Carrying : coal Detail : Towing barge JOHN R NOYES(qv), she was caught in a NE blizzard-gale. After days of struggle, she lost her barge, then ran for shelter. She swamped and foundered before she made it. NOYES was also lost. Bound Charlotte, NY, for Deseronto, Ont. Owned by T.D. Donovan, Oswego, NY Rebuilt, 1899. Sources: David D. Swayze, Lake Isabella, MI _______________________ Oswego Daily Palladium, Dec. 16, 1902 NOTHING FROM STEAMER HALL Crew of Noyes Rescued, Barge Adrift in Lake Captain George Donovan Tells of the Parting With Hall Saturday Morning - Believes Steamer is Disabled in Ice on North Shore - Andrews at Hamilton. Captain George Donovan, of the ill-fated barge John R. Noyes, reached Charlotte last night at 8:40 o'clock accompanied by all other members of the crew. They were taken from the barge twenty miles in the lake by Captain Gray and the men of the Charlotte live saving station. Almost the very first question asked by Captain Donovan was if any word had been heard from the barge John E. Hall, aboard of which was his father, brother and two uncles. When told that no word had been received he gave the information that the machinery of the Hall became disabled about eight o'clock Saturday morning and that the two boats drifted along together. Fearful of a collision the towline was cut and the Noyes drifted away and soon lost sight of the steamer. ************* Believes in the Hall. W.D. Allen of the South Shore Wrecking Company, has not given up hope of the Hall. "As long as she could work her pumps and siphons she would keep afloat," he said. The Hall's crew was as follows: Captain, Timothy Donovan; First Mate, Jeremiah Donovan; First Engineer, James Donovan; Wheelmen, Daniel Bigelow, Thomas Corcoran; Firemen, John Dixon and Thomas Tyler; Steward, Mrs. Brown. Wheelman Bigelow is an old sailorman. He was with Captain Pease in the early seventies when the schooner Augustus Ford went ashore at Grand River, Lake Erie. Bigelow and a sailor named Mack were the only ones saved. Captain Pease was frozen to death on the cabin and the two sailors saved themselves by climbing into the topsails and furling themselves up. ********** Boats Uninsured. The schooner John R. Noyes was owned by T. and D. Donovan of this city, and was built at Algonac in 1872, and two years ago was rebuilt at a cost of $4,000 by Goble, of this city. She was rated A1 1/2 and valued at $7,000. The steamer John E. Hall was owned by T. and D. Donovan, of this city, and was built at Manitowoc in 1889, and her bottom was caulked in 1899. She was rated A 1/12 and valued at $18,000. Her cargo was valued at about $2,000. Neither boat was insured. Captain Donovan, master of the Hall, was a thorough sailorman. All his life he had been a harder worker, and the savings of a lifetime were invested in his boats. In the loss of the Noyes alone he has sustained a severe financial calamity.

EUGENE C. HART Other names : renamed NORLAND in 1922 Official no. : 136131 Type at loss : propeller, wood, passenger & package freight Build info : 1890, Burger & Burger, Manitowoc, WI Specs : 152x25x18, 522g 470n Date of loss : 1922, Nov 13 Place of loss : 2 mi off Milwaukee [8 mi off St. Francis, WI] Lake : Michigan Type of loss : storm Loss of life : ? Carrying : ? Detail : She sprang a serious leak in a storm and raced for shore, but she sank before she made it. 126 ft long when built, 26 ft. added before 1895. Sources: David D. Swayze, Lake Isabella, MI

MARY L HIGGIE Detroit Free Press, Sat., 14 Dec, 1872 Sep - schooner Mary L. Higgie, carried away her centre-board and ran into Manitowoc.

FRANCIS HINTON Other names : none Official no. : 120754 Type at loss : propeller, wood, bulk freight Build info : 1889, Hansen & Scove, Manitowoc Specs : 152x31x11 417g 331n Date of loss : 1909, Nov 16 Place of loss : off Two Rivers, WI Lake : Michigan Type of loss : storm Loss of life : none of 11 Carrying : lumber Detail : Stranded and broke up close to Two Rivers. Wreck located in 1985 Sources: David D. Swayze, Lake Isabella, MI

HOME Other names : none Official no. : none Type at loss : schooner, wood, 2-mast Build info : 1843, Redfield, Lower Sandusky, OH Specs : 85x24x7, 128 t. om Date of loss : 1858, Oct 23 Place of loss : off Manitowoc Lake : Michigan Type of loss : collision Loss of life : none Carrying : slabwood Detail : Bound Manitowoc for Milwaukee, she was rammed at night by the schooner WILLIAM FISKE(qv) and sank. Remains are well-known. Sources: David D. Swayze, Lake Isabella, MI ____________________________ Scow Schooner that sank off Haven after collision with the schooner Wm. Fisk, cargo slab wood, 23 Oct 1858

HORNET Other names : none Official no. : 11284 Type at loss : schooner, wood, 2-mast "coaster" Build info : 1861, Two Rivers, WI Specs : 60 ft., 40 t. Date of loss : 1870, Nov Place of loss : Good Harbor Bay, near Petoskey, MI Lake : Michigan Type of loss : storm Loss of life : ? Carrying : light Detail : Driven ashore and broken up by storm. The tug CAROLINE WILLIAMS stripped her in mid-Nov after several failed attempts to pull her off the beach. Homeport:Cheboygan, MI Sources: David D. Swayze, Lake Isabella, MI ______________________________ Detroit Free Press, December 19, 1866 Casualties on the Lakes the Past Season. July 1866 - Schooner Hornet, dismasted at Chicago by collision with bark Golden West. Marine Disasters on the Western Lakes during 1869 By Capt. J. W Hall, Marine Reporter, Detroit April - Schooner Hornet, lost jib-boom by collision on Lake Michigan.

THOMAS H HOWLAND Other names : none Official no. : 24978 Type at loss : schooner, wood Build info : 1872, Hanson & Scove, Manitowoc, WI Specs : 139x26x11 299g 284n Date of loss : 1870's Place of loss : St. James Bay, Beaver Island Lake : Michigan Type of loss : storm Loss of life : 1 [or more Carrying : ? Detail : Entering the bay in a storm, she began to sink. The local lightkeeper set out in a small boat to rescue the crew, but was drowned himself in the attempt. Fate of crew not reported. The vessel was later recovered and was still operating in 1900. Major repairs, 1881 & 83 Sources: David D. Swayze, Lake Isabella, MI _______________________ Detroit Free Press, 17 Dec., 1872 Nov - schooner Thos. H. Howland, cargo coal, sprung a leak and sunk in Beaver Harbor, raised and towed to Milwaukee. Detroit Free Press, 9 Dec, 1873 Marine Casualties of 1873 Nov 1873 - Schooners J. H. Howland and China collide in the Welland Canal; former lost jibboom and bowsprit, the latter main rigging.

HUMKO Other names : ? Official no. : ? Type at loss : oil screw Build info : 1944 Specs : 128 t. Date of loss : 1956, Jul 22 Place of loss : 6 mi off Two Rivers Point, WI Lake : Michigan Type of loss : fire Loss of life : ? Carrying : ? Detail : Caught fire, destroyed and sank. Date also given as 1856 in error. Sources: David D. Swayze, Lake Isabella, MI

INDUSTRY Other names : none Official no. : (12083) Type at loss : schooner, wood Build info : (1847, Michigan City, IN) Specs : (63x15x3), 30 t. Date of loss : 1882, Jun 2 Place of loss : half to 2/3 mi off South Haven, MI, piers Lake : Michigan Type of loss : storm Loss of life : 3 [all] Carrying : light (or lumber) Detail : In transit St. Joseph for Muskegon, she capsized and sank in a gale. Her crew clung to the wreck for a short time, but efforts from shore were unable to affect a rescue. The wreck drifted to the beach about five miles south of town and went to pieces. May be US# 100023 b. Manitowoc in 1870. Sources: David D. Swayze, Lake Isabella, MI ______________________________ Marine casualties of 1871 March - Schooner Industry, ashore near New Buffalo; got off. July - Scow Industry, jettisoned deck-load of walnut in a gale on Lake Erie. Sept - Scow Industry, waterlogged and lost deck-load of lumber in Lake Huron. Dec - Schooner Industry, ashore near St. Joseph, probable total loss. Detroit Free Press, Sat., 14 Dec, 1872 Aug - Schooner Industry, cargo lumber, waterlogged on Lake Erie, damage $300.

IOWA Other names : built on hull of old steamer MENOMINEE [US#90720] built 1872, by Rand, Manitowoc Official no. : 100613 Type at loss : propeller, wood, passenger & package freight Build info : 1896, G.S Rand, Manitowoc, WI Specs : 202x36x22 1157g 846n Date of loss : 1915, Feb 4 Place of loss : Chicago harbor off Chicago light Lake : Michigan Type of loss : ice Loss of life : none Carrying : machinery Detail : Trying to take advantage of a midwinter thaw to haul a valuable cargo, she was caught in the ice in a refreeze and crushed. Her single passenger and her crew were able to walk ashore. She had a reputation as a jinx because of her many mishaps. As MENOMINEE she was originally built for the Goodrich Line. When she was sent to be dismantled in 1896, her hull was found to be so sound that IOWA was built on it by the same company. Sources: David D. Swayze, Lake Isabella, MI

J. M. JONES Other names : none Official no. : none Type at loss : schooner, wood, 2-mast Build info : 1855, J. M. Jones, Milwaukee Specs : 92x24x8, 157 t. om Date of loss : 1861, Sep 2 Place of loss : off Manitowoc, WI Lake : Michigan Type of loss : collision Loss of life : none Carrying : wood Detail : Bound for Chicago, she collided with the upbound grain schooner CONDOR (qv) and foundered quickly, being cut almost in two. Her crew were able to come aboard CONDOR, which wallowed about for a full day before being picked up by the propeller F.W. BACKUS. Sources: David D. Swayze, Lake Isabella, MI

WILLIAM JONES Other names : none Official no. : 26218 Type at loss : schooner, wood Build info : 1853, Rynerson, Manitowoc [also given as Herbrand & Rand] Specs : 108x26 ft., 154g 146n Date of loss : 1890, Nov 22 Place of loss : 1/4 mi SW of harbor entrance at Manistee, MI Lake : Michigan Type of loss : storm Loss of life : none Carrying : lumber [150,000 ft] Detail : Driven on a bar and sank, later broke up. The crew was taken off by the Lifesaving Service. Bound Charlevoix for Milwaukee. Owned by White & Co. of Milwaukee Rebuilt, 1866-7 at Grand Haven, after capsizing on Lake Michigan in November; another major repair in 1861 Sources: David D. Swayze, Lake Isabella, MI ________________________ Marine casualties of 1871 Aug - Bark William Jones, cargo ore, sprung a bad leak on Lake Michigan. Detroit Free Press, 13 Dec., 1872 Disasters to Shipping on the Lakes in 1872 April - Schooner William Jones, waterlogged and ashore at Evanston, Lake Michigan, got off.

JOHN V. JONES Other names : none also seen as J.V. JONES Official no. : 75766 Type at loss : schooner, wood, 2-mast Build info : 1876, Rand & Burger, Manitowoc (Note: I have built in 1875 from "History of Manitowoc County Wisconsin" by L. Falge. Shari) Specs : 125x27x9 201g 191n Date of loss : 1905, Oct 20 Place of loss : midlake, opposite Ludington, MI Lake : Michigan Type of loss : storm Loss of life : 2 Carrying : Hardwood Detail : Bound Traverse City for Milwaukee, she was overwhelmed in midlake, later drifted ashore near Harrington Beach WI. Four crew were rescued by the carferry PERE MARQUETTE 18. The vessel was later recovered by U.S.C.G. TUSCARORA, and the hull ended it’s days as a lighter. Sources: David D. Swayze, Lake Isabella, MI

C L JOHNSTON Marine casualties of 1871 Sept - Schooner C. L. Johnston, damaged by running foul of a crib at Manitowoc. Detroit Free Press, 17 Dec., 1872 Nov - schooner C. L. Johnston, lost big anchor and chain near Sheboygan.

WILLIE KELLER Other names : none Official no. : 80315 Type at loss : schooner, wood, 3-mast Build info : 1871, Hanson, Manitowoc, WI Specs : 134 ft., 236g 224n Date of loss : 1888, Jun 15 Place of loss : SW of Big Sable Point, MI Lake : Michigan Type of loss : collision Loss of life : none Carrying : corn Detail : Bound for Midland, Ont., she sank following a collision with the propeller ROBERT MILLS. MILLS was determined to be at fault, but KELLER's crew had a hard time collecting for their $700 in lost effects in the face of MILLS wealthy owners. Broke her back in a stranding on the Detroit R. in Sep, 1877. Major repair in 1880 Sources: David D. Swayze, Lake Isabella, MI

W.C. KIMBALL Other names : none Official no. : 81178 Type at loss : scow-schooner, wood Build info : 1888, Manitowoc, WI Specs : 63x17x5, 33g 31n Date of loss : 1891, May 8 Place of loss : near Pt. Betsie, MI Lake : Michigan Type of loss : foundered Loss of life : 4 [all] Carrying : shingles, salt Detail : Outbound from Manistee for Traverse City, she foundered in a thick NW gale. May 12 also given as date of loss. Home port: Grand Haven Sources: David D. Swayze, Lake Isabella, MI

JULIA LARSON Other names : also seen as JULIA LARSEN Official no. : C116363 Type at loss : schooner, wood Build info : 1874, P. Larson, Manitowoc, WI [US#75719] Specs : 70x19x6, 60g 57n Date of loss : 1912 Place of loss : SE corner of Thunder Bay Isl., MI Lake : Huron Type of loss : storm Loss of life : none Carrying : lumber Detail : Downbound in a gale, her steering gear became disabled and she reportedly stranded and broke up, a total loss. Crew of 2 men, a woman cook and a boy were taken off by Lifesaving Service crew. She was later recovered and lasted to the 1930's. Sold Canadian in 1904. Sources: David D. Swayze, Lake Isabella, MI

LINDA E Other names : built as LE CLAIR BROS. Official no. : 236906 Type at loss : propeller fishing tug, gas Build info : 1937, Burger Boat, Manitowoc Specs : 40x13x6, 29g 20n Date of loss : 1998, Dec 11 Place of loss : off Ozaukee Co., WI, SE of Port Washington Lake : Michigan Type of loss : unknown (probable collision) Loss of life : 3 Carrying : 1,000 lbs chub Detail : This tug went missing in good weather on a trip between Milwaukee and Port Washington, WI after setting 14 fishing nets. A massive search by hundreds of professional and volunteer searchers and the Coast Guard had turned up no trace of her until she was located by two U. S. Navy minesweepers which diverted from a Great Lakes training and recruiting tour to search for her. She was found in 260 feet of water SSE of Port Washington, on June 18, 2000. Earlier speculation that she was run down by some passing ship was supported by the fact that the wreck of the tug showed extensive collision damage. Built with a Diesel engine. Sources: David D. Swayze, Lake Isabella, MI

LOOKOUT Other names : none Official no. : 14675 Type at loss : schooner, wood Build info : 1855, G. Hardison, Buffalo Specs : 127x28x10, 226g 215n Date of loss : 1897, Apr 29 Place of loss : 3 mi north of harbor at Two Rivers, WI Lake : Michigan Type of loss : storm Loss of life : none of 7 Carrying : light Detail : Drove ashore and wrecked in spring storm One source gives December as the month. Rebuilt 1876, major repair, 1871, 1882 She was considered by many to be a particularly beautiful schooner. Sources: David D. Swayze, Lake Isabella, MI __________________ Detroit Free Press, December 19, 1866 Casualties on the Lakes the Past Season. April 1866 - Schooner Lookout, ashore at Bar Point; got off with slight damage. Detroit Free Press, 17 Dec., 1872 Nov - Schooner Lookout, struck the pier and sunk in the Grand River. Detroit Free Press, 9 Dec, 1873 Marine Casualties of 1873 Nov 1873 - Schooner Lookout lost stanchions and rail for some distance and the Addie her fore and main rigging.

LYDIA Other names : none Official no. : 140056 Type at loss : schooner, wood Build info : 1874, Rand & Burger, Manitowoc, WI (Note: "History of Manitowoc County Wisconsin" by L. Falge has built 1873) Specs : 80x20x7, 84g 80n Date of loss : 1905, Oct 20 Place of loss : S of Muskegon, MI Lake : Michigan Type of loss : storm Loss of life : none of 3 Carrying : ? Detail : Overwhelmed while riding out a storm, she dragged her anchors and was driven ashore and wrecked, a total loss. Her crew was rescued by Lifesaving Service using a breeches’ buoy. This was one of several major gales in 1905. Sources: David D. Swayze, Lake Isabella, MI