Lake Erie Shipwreck Map "B" and Index

The following is a numerical index to the "B" section of the Lake Erie shipwreck map. For a complete listing of all major shipwrecks on Lake Erie, see the alphabetical index. Please note, this index does not include every accident and collision, nor does it mention the innumerable incidents involving small pleasure boats and private yachts, but rather those disasters which befell commercial vessels resulting in total or near total loss.
We have included losses involving boats which were subsequently removed. Wherever possible salvage of the wreck will be noted. The reason for these inclusions is to dispel the many myths which arise concerning lost shipwrecks, where the vessels involved were in fact raised and removed and sometimes repaired and returned to service.
Also, it must be noted that many of these wrecks involved vessels running ashore where they broke up. In these cases little if anything of the wreck would survive considering the nature of the weather along these coasts. Any remains on a beach or sandbar would likely be pulverized over time by wave action. Portions of remains in deeper water which protruded from or reached near the surface would eventually be ground off by the action of winter ice flows. Only those vessels which sank in relatively deep water and away from harbors and shipping lanes are likely to remain in place and be somewhat intact.



24 Harsen: Wooden sandsucker barge of 157 ft capsized and sank 9/4/1926 in Pelee Passage. The wreck was later moved out of the shipping lanes.

25 Dominion: Dredge barge of 75 ft capsized and sank in a storm 10/28/1892 while under tow three miles East of Point Pelee, Ontario. 41deg 59.75', 82deg 26.71'. The previous location was provided by Charlie Mullens. This has not yet been verified.

26 capstan wreck: 41deg 51.63', 82deg 31.75'. The previous location was provided by Charlie Mullens. This has not yet been verified.

26 Grace G Gribbie: Wooden 3 mast schooner barge of 136 ft struck bottom in a storm on 4/26/1902 and broke up and sank a mile off Point Pelee, Ontario.

26 Illinois: Propeller freight steamer of 182 ft rammed by the Dean Richmond and sank 6/?/1865 near the Point Pelee light.

27 Coaster: Vessel of 29 tons stranded 10/17/1880 off Point Pelee.

27 Frank Morris: Schooner scow of 52 tons blown ashore and wrecked 12/5/1887 on Point Pelee, Ontario. The vessel's crew of five drifted 300 feet to the beach on a broken spar. The Morris carried a cargo of gravel at the time of the wreck.

27 Kelley Island: Steel propeller sandsucker of 180 ft capsized and sank on 5/2/1925 off Point Pelee, Ontario due to improperly stowed sand sucking equipment. The vessel was eventually recovered.

27 May Flower: Wooden side wheel passenger and freight steamer of 283 ft struck an ice flow in a fog on 11/11/1854 (early for ice?!?) off Point Pelee, Ontario and sank in Pelee Passage. The May Flower's cargo of railroad iron was salvaged in 1889.

27 Tartar: Wooden schooner of 110 ft struck a reef and was stranded and abandoned in a storm on 12/1/1870 off Point Pelee, Ontario.

27 Vandalia: Wooden passenger and freight propeller steamer of 91 ft collided with the schooner Fashion on 10/27/1851 and sank near Point Pelee. The Vandalia was the first propeller steamer on the lakes and carried general merchandise at the time of the wreck.

28 Atlantis: Diesel propeller vessel of 15 tons sank in a storm 11/21/1958 off Erieau, Ontario.

28 Union: Wooden 2 masted schooner of 71 ft demasted and driven ashore in a storm on 9/17/1886 near Rondeau, Ontario. The following day the vessel's hull was pounded to pieces by the waves. The Union carried a cargo of lumber.

29 Celtic: Propeller steamer of 131 ft sank due to a collision 5/?/1892 off Rondeau, Ontario.

29 James Wade: Wooden 3 mast schooner of 273 tons sank in a storm 11/5or15/1883 off Rondeau Point, Ontario. All seven crewmen on board perished in the wreck. The tops of the vessel's masts protruded above the water and it was several days before they were recognized as belonging to the missing Wade. The Wade carried a cargo of 19,000 bushels of wheat when it went down.

29 Phalarope: Wooden 2 mast schooner of 136 ft ran ashore and tore open her bottom in a storm on 9/28/1872 near Rondeau, Ontario. The Phalarope carried a cargo of coal at the time.

30 Abbey: Wooden schooner of 117 tons driven ashore and wrecked in a storm 10/5/1851 at the mouth of the Black River near Lorain, Ohio. The Abbey carried a cargo of coal.

30 Independence: Schooner of 46 ft capsized and sank 10/?/1818 off the mouth of the Black River at Lorain, Ohio. The entire crew perished. The Independence carried a cargo of general merchandise at the time of the wreck.

30 Mountain Maid: Wooden schooner scow of 53 tons capsized and sank in a storm 8/3/1877 400 ft Northwest of the Black River lighthouse. The vessel carried a heavy cargo of limestone. It was subsequently reported as an obstruction.

49 Ohio: Steel propeller tug crushed on 6/14/1954 at the dock on Kelley's Island when the steamer William F White swung out of control in high winds.

53 David Morris: Wood schooner barge of 141 ft broke loose from the steamer Bradbury in a storm on 10/21/1873 and along with another barge the Globe went ashore and wrecked at Pigeon Bay near Point Pelee, Ontario.

53 David Stewart: Schooner of 171 ft according to Swayze (181 ft according to Wachter) sank on 10/6/1893 off Pigeon Bay, Ontario. Wachter gives a LORAN location of TD: 43858.0, 57160.2.

53 Globe: Wooden barge of 140 ft broke loose from the tow of the steamer Bradbury in a storm, ran aground and broke to pieces along with the David Morris on 10/21/1873 at Pigeon Bay, Ontario. The Globe carried a cargo of lumber at the time of the wreck.

53 Isaac W Nicholas: Wooden schooner of 317 tons sank on 10/20/1873 in a gale in Pigeon Bay, Ontario. The Nicholas had sought shelter and dropped anchor in the bay, but was blown aground. The crew was rescued by the Canadian schooner Denmark and the wreck was later salvaged. The Nicholas carried a cargo of iron ore.

53 Mack Jean: Wooden propeller fish tug of 83 ft burned to a total loss on 8/?/1927 at the dock in Kingsville, Ontario.

53 Messenger: Wooden 2 mast sloop of 73 ft driven ashore in a storm on 11/8/1863 near Pigeon Bay, Ontario. The remains of the vessel had broken apart within a week. The Messenger carried a cargo of wheat at the time of the wreck.




NJ Nessen Photo
Photo sent by Matt Dupuis

53 N J Nessen: Wooden steamer of 157 ft sank after breaking up on shore on 10/22/1929 in a storm in Pigeon Bay. The Nessen was carrying a load of scrap metal when it took shelter from a Northwesterly gale. It was riding at anchor when the wind turned and blew from the Southeast, pushing the vessel toward shore. Rescuers were dispatched from Point Pelee, Ontario, which was the last such lifesaving station still in operation on the Canadian side of the Great Lakes. After several tries the crew of the station and local residents managed to reach the boat and carry its crew of 13 to shore. In recent years parts of the Nessen were recovered during the construction of a marina on the wreck site. This vessel had sunk in 1919 and had been raised and repaired.

54 America: Wooden propeller steamer of 600 tons stranded and broken up 4/5/1854 on the Northeast corner of Pelee Island. Wachter gives a DGPS location of 41deg 49.68', 82deg 38.07'.

55 George (General) Dunbar: Wooden freight steamer of 134 ft sank in a gale on 6/29/1902 Northeast of Kelleys Island. According to the Cleveland PD it was dynamited in October of 1902 as a hazard to navigation. Loran 43729.60, 57076.40. The previous location was provided by Charlie Mullens. This has not yet been verified. Wachter gives a DGPS location of 41deg 40.63', 82deg 33.89'.

55 Grey Ghost: Tug sank ?/?/1931 Southeast of the Middle Islands while transporting a cargo of Canadian Whiskey. The previous information is according to Ackerman, but is not confirmed by Swayze.

56 Grace: Schooner or more likely a tug sank 6/?/1915 off the Middle Islands after being rammed. The Grace was supposedly hit by either the steamer Vigilant or the Canadian Coast Guard Cutter Wigiland. Two of the crew died in this accident.

56 Maumee Valley: Schooner of 127 ft sank in a storm 11/22/1900 somewhere near Pelee Island. The entire crew of seven vanished with the vessel. The Maumee Valley carried a cargo of coal when it disappeared.




City Of Concord Photo
Institute For Great Lakes Research, Bowling Green State University
62 City Of Concord: Wooden steamer of 144 ft sank in a gale 9/27/1906 near Point Pelee. Two of the crew died in this accident. The Concord was carrying a cargo of coal at the time of the wreck. Loran 43674.68, 57052.85. The previous location was provided by Charlie Mullens. This has not yet been verified.

64 Beaver: Schooner sank ?/?/1771 two or three miles West of the entrance to the harbor at Lorain, Ohio. The entire crew of seven died in the wreck. The Beaver was supposedly carrying a valuable cargo at the time it sank.

64 C G King: Wooden 2 masted schooner barge of 163 ft driven ashore and broken apart near Lorain, Ohio during the big storm on 11/14/1913.

64 Lexington: Schooner of 53 tons sank 11/19/1846 four miles off either Point Mouillee or the Western islands. Thirteen lives were lost in the wreck. The Lexington supposedly carried a cargo of barrelled whiskey.

64 Oliver: Wooden steam propeller freighter sank ?/?/1906 East of the harbor at Lorain, Ohio. The vessel carried a cargo of stone at the time of the wreck.

64 R K Hawley: Wooden steam propeller tug of 53 ft sank on 12/?/1899 while being towed off Lorain, Ohio.

64 Viola: Wooden canal boat of 67 tons while bound for Toledo on 6/17/1871 it broke loose from the tow of the steamer Michigan in a storm and wrecked 20 miles West of Cleveland. The vessel was carrying a load of minstrel show equipment at the time.

65 Handy Boy: Steamer barge of 105 ft caught fire and intentionally ran onto the beach 8/4/1888 at Huron, Ohio. The vessel carried a cargo of lime at the time of the wreck.

65 Vermillion: Wooden side-wheel steamer of 132 ft burned to the water line on 11/8/1842 during a stop at Huron, Ohio while carrying passengers to Buffalo, NY. The Vermillion caught fire when two men accidentally spilled turpentine on the deck above the boilers. Four or five passengers died while the rest were rescued by the steamer Chicago.

66 A Scott: Wooden schooner of 222 tons was driven ashore in a gale and quickly wrecked on 4/26/1859 near the Black River at Vermilion, Ohio. The Scott carried a cargo of limestone at the time of the wreck.

66 C F Burton: Schooner of 121 tons wrecked 4/?/1902 at Vermilion, Ohio. This is according to Ackerman and is not confirmed by Swayze.

66 E G Merrick: Schooner stranded and wrecked 10/?/1851 near Vermilion, Ohio.

66 Lily: Wooden schooner scow of 58 ft capsized in a squall on 7/7/1862 10 miles off Vermilion, Ohio while bound from Vermilion to Toledo. The captain drowned, but the rest of the crew clung to an inverted skiff until rescued 18 hours later.

66 Patrick Henry: Wooden steam propeller tug of 65 ft sank while towing the unfinished barge Joseph P Farnan on 8/12/1887 near the light house at Vermilion, Ohio. One of the four crew died in the wreck. The vessel was raised on September second but sank again in a squall. The wreck was raised a third time on September seventh and towed into Vermilion where its machinery was removed. The hull was later abandoned.

66 Sea Bird: Wooden schooner of 54 ft sank in a storm ?/?/1850 off the mouth of the Black River at Vermilion, Ohio.

66 Vulcan: Wooden steam propeller tug of 134 ft while bound from Saginaw to Cleveland with a tow of barges, burned and sank 6/8/1883 off Vermilion, Ohio.

67 Anthony Wayne: Wooden passenger steamer of 390 tons sank on 4/28/1850 after a boiler explosion and fire 7 to 8 miles off Vermillion, Ohio. The vessel sank in 72 feet of water with a cargo of whiskey and baggage. From thirty eight to sixty nine passengers lost their lives in this disaster.

68 Courtland: Freight bark run over in a night time collision with the side-wheel passenger steamer Morning Star and sank 6/21/1868 off Lorain, Ohio. Seven crew members lost their lives in the wreck. The Courtland carried either iron ore or coal. For further information see the Morning Star, entry 90 below.

69 Philip Minch: Wooden steamer of 275 ft caught fire and sank 11/20/1904 10 miles Southwest of Southeast Shoal. The wreck was a hazard to navigation and was consequently dynamited in 1906. Loran 43741.60, 57106.21. The previous location was provided by Charlie Mullens. This has not yet been verified. Wachter gives a DGPS location of 41deg 41.30', 82deg 30.81'.




Specular Photo
Institute For Great Lakes Research, Bowling Green State University
70 Specular: Wooden steamer of 263 ft collided with the wooden steamer Denver and sank 8/22/1900 several miles West of Southeast Shoal. 41deg 49.37', 82deg 32.17'. The previous location was provided by Charlie Mullens. This has not yet been verified.

71 Clarion: Freight steamer of 254 ft stranded and burned 12/?/1918 in a gale on Southeast shoal near Point Pelee with the loss of approximately 15 crewmen. The Clarion was carrying two locomotives at the time of the wreck and is reported to lie in 66 feet of water. 41deg 57.26', 82deg 16.30'. The previous location was provided by Charlie Mullens. This has not yet been verified.

72 Tasmania: Schooner barge of 228 ft sank on 10/20/1905 in a storm after striking bottom near Southeast shoal. The Tasmania went down with eight crewmen. The wreck is reported to lie in 40 feet of water. 41deg 47.30', 82deg 29.79'. The previous location was provided by Charlie Mullens. This has not yet been verified.

73 Cardinal: Steel tanker of 250 ft wrecked in a collision with a rock shoal due to a navigation error 5/21/1974 in Pelee Passage. The vessel was recovered but was declared a total loss.

73 Fayette Brown: Wooden schooner of 179 ft rammed head on by the steamer Northern Queen and sank rapidly 6/4/1891 in 60 feet of water in the Pelee Passage. One crewman jumped on board the steamer and the rest were later rescued from the mast tops. The wreck was later raised and removed as a hazard to navigation.

73 Wend The Wave: Schooner barge of 2 masts rammed by the schooner J D Sawyer in a storm 10/6/1889 and sank quickly in Pelee Passage. The vessel was being towed along with 3 others by the steamer Glasgow. Most of the crew reached the deck and were rescued by the Sawyer. The cook stayed below and the Sawyer refused to return to the spot and search for her.

74 General Burnside: Schooner of 137 ft sank near 7/?/1892 near Southeast shoal light.

74 Smith & Post: Wood schooner lightship of 117 ft caught fire, burned to the water line and sank 8/18/1901 while anchored on Southeast Shoal in Pelee Passage. The remains of the vessel were later dynamited as a hazard to navigation.

75 George Stone: Wooden freight steamer of 270 ft sank on 10/12/1909 after running aground on Grubb Reef and catching fire. Five crewmen lost their lives in this accident. 41deg 53.24', 82deg 33.24'. The previous location was provided by Charlie Mullens. This has not yet been verified.

75 Northern Indiana: Passenger steamer bound from Buffalo to Toledo caught fire 7/17/1856 5 miles East of Point Au Pelee Island and burned rapidly to the water line. Fortunately the fire started just before noon on a dead calm day with several other vessels nearby. Mr Wetmore, the first mate who was in command of the vessel that day, acted with great coolness in directing the crew and passengers from the bow. After an initial panic which caused the loss of the only unburned lifeboat due to overloading, life vests were issued and inflated and doors, planks, chairs and anything else which would float were thrown overboard. Reportedly, Mr Wetmore was the last person into the water. The steamers Mississippi, Republic, and several sailing vessels soon arrived to rescue the floating passengers. Swayze claims from thirty to fifty six people lost their lives in this wreck. The contemporary newspapers report that of the approximately 100 passengers and 50 crew on board few women and children perished. The hull of the burned vessel was towed into Pigeon Bay by the Republic and left in 10 feet of water. 41deg 53.87', 82deg 30.59'. The previous location was provided by Charlie Mullens. This has not yet been verified.

75 White Star: Wooden schooner of 136 ft sank in a storm 11/24/1887 in the shallows near Point Pelee, Ontario. The crew lashed themselves to the rigging and were rescued 19 hours later by local fishermen. The vessel was slavaged the next year and rebuilt as a propeller steamer.

75 William Vanatta: Wooden barge or schooner barge of 119 ft broke loose from the tow of the propeller steamer Burlington stranded on Point Pelee, Ontario and wrecked on 4/1/1886. The crew were rescued by Canadian fishermen. The Vanatta carried a cargo of lumber at the time. Pieces of the wreck were later removed.

76 Jay Gould: Wooden freight steamer of 214 ft sank 6/17/1918 while towing a barge in rough weather in the Pelee Passage. The Gould was loaded with coal at the time of sinking. For further details see the Commodore number 79 below. 41deg 51.53', 82deg 24.61'. The previous location was provided by Charlie Mullens. This has not yet been verified.

77 Tart(a,i)n: Schooner of 188 tons abandoned after stranding on a reef on 12/1/1870 off Point Pelee.

78 Alameda: Barge sank on 5/22/1880 when its stern was torn off while anchored in a storm.

79 Caroline A Bemis: Wooden brig of 207 tons collided with the brig Caroline near midnight on 9/30/1854 in mid lake between Point Pelee, Ontario and Cleveland. The vessel was cut nearly to the water line and sank in about 10 minutes. The crew escaped by leaping to the other vessel and in a small boat. The Caroline A Bemis carried a cargo of 200 tons of coal. The Bemis' masts and top sails were still visible above the waves several days later.

79 Clifton: Wooden barge of 101 ft and 111 tons filled with water and began to break apart on 9/7/1874 half way between Point Pelee, Ontario and Cleveland. The crew were removed by the towing steamer Henry Howard. The wreck floated for some time but sank before salvagers arrived. The Clifton carried a cargo of lumber.

79 Commodore: Schooner barge of 176 ft capsized and sank on 6/17/1918 in rough weather near Southeast shoal. The Commodore was being towed by the Jay Gould and carrying a cargo of coal at the time of sinking. See entry number 76 above for more information.

80 Daisy: Steam tug of 57 ft burned 4/15/1909 at Lorain, Ohio.

80 W T Chappel(l): Schooner of 72 ft sprang a leak and capsized in a gale near shore 10/24/1902. The Chappel carried a cargo of lumber. Ackerman claims the vessel lies 4.5 miles at 80 degrees off Vermilion, Ohio in 18 ft of water, while Swayze claims the wreck occurred in Lake Superior off Vermilion Point, MI. Any help in clarifying this matter will be greatly appreciated.

81 Margaret Olwill: Wooden steam freighter of 177 ft capsized in a storm and sank 6/28/1899 off Kelley's Island. The Olwill carried a cargo of stone at the time of the wreck.

82 Alva B: Steam tug of 73 ft struck bottom in rough weather and sank 11/1/1917 off Avon Lake, Ohio. The propeller from this wreck is on display in the town. Wachter gives a DGPS location of 41deg 30.77', 82deg 01.89'.

82 Colonel Cook: Schooner of 128 ft sank 4/27/1895 1/4 mile off Avon Lake, Ohio. This is one of the more infamous of Great Lakes boats. Originally launched as the Augusta in 1855, the vessel was involved in a disastrous collision with the passenger steamer Lady Elgin in a squall on Lake Michigan in September of 1860. The Lady Elgin went down with the loss of two hundred ninety seven lives. The Augusta which was also damaged had raced for shore without first attempting to ascertain whether the Lady Elgin was in danger of sinking. Do to subsequent threats by mobs against the vessel and the lives of its crew the Augusta was renamed and repainted black. The Cook was then sailed out to sea for a number of years before returning to the lakes.

82 G R Griffin: Steam freighter sank in a gale 6/6/1896 2 miles off Lorain, Ohio. The vessel supposedly carried a cargo of copper bars at the time of the wreck. We are dubious regarding this report. We searched the papers of the time and found no mention of the supposed sinking or the supposed storm. The marine records provide no mention of a Griffin. Of course a minor accident involving this vessel may have occurred or the boat may actually have sunk. However, Lorain is one of the busiest ports on Lake Erie and the water at the point stated is shallow. If a boat did sink where stated it would have been easily raised. We shall research this matter further. Also, any further information in this regard would be greatly appreciated.


Hickory Stick Photo
Sent by Joseph Amberik who was the First Mate on the Black Marlin
82 Hickory Stick: Crane equipped salvage barge of 110ft sank along with its tug in 75mph winds off Lorain, Ohio 11/29/1958. Wachter gives a DGPS location of 41deg 32.30', 82deg 06.24'. For further information, see the Black Marlin number 201 below.

82 Ivanhoe: Schooner of 238 tons sank after colliding with the schooner Arab around midnight 10/4/1855 3 miles off Avon Lake, Ohio. The crew of eleven escaped in a yawl boat and were picked up by the propeller steamer Ohio. The Ivanhoe carried a cargo of 278 tons of coal at the time of the wreck. Wachter gives a DGPS location of 41deg 33.31', 82deg 02.83'.

82 John H McKerchey: Steel sandsucker of 169 ft sank 10/15/1950 in the harbor at Lorain, Ohio. One member of the crew lost his life in the incident.

82 Loretta: Wooden propeller steamer of 140 ft destroyed by fire on 10/8/1896 in the harbor at Lorain, Ohio.

82 Nellie A Duff: Schooner of 77 ft sank in a gale 10/14/1895 2 miles off Lorain while running for shelter. Three crewmen died in the wreck. The vessel carried a cargo of gravel at the time.

82 Philip Walter: Side-wheel steamer of 94 ft capsized and sank 6/20/1887 3 miles off Lorain, Ohio. Eight members of the crew died in the wreck. The vessel carried a cargo of general merchandise at the time.

82 Quito: Wooden steamer of 215 ft driven on the breakwall in a storm and broken apart 11/23/1902 at Lorain, Ohio. The vessel carried a cargo of iron ore at the time. Wachter gives a LORAN location of TD: 43696.5, 57232.3.

82 State Of Ohio: Passenger steamer of 225 ft destroyed by fire 5/20/1924 while docked in Cleveland. One or two members of the crew died in the fire. The hull of the Ohio was raised and the vessel converted to a barge. This subsequently sank 12/17/1929 in the harbor at Lorain.

82 St Lawrence: Merchant schooner of 137 ft stranded in a storm and broke apart 11/22/1900 3/4 miles East of the harbor at Lorain, Ohio. The vessel carried a cargo of coal at the time of the wreck. Wachter gives a LORAN location of TD: 43697.2, 57234.2.

82 Senator Blood: Schooner wrecked ?/?/1893 near Lorain, Ohio. The vessel was salvaged and returned to service only to sink in Lake Huron three years later.

82 Transfer: Wooden propeller steamer of 140 ft sank in a storm 5/28/1896 off Lorain, Ohio.

83 Sarah E Sheldon: Wooden freight steamer of 193 ft struck a reef in a fierce gale 10/20/1905 600 feet offshore from Lake Breeze, Ohio. Two members of the crew of fourteen lost their lives in the wreck. We have been given a location of 41deg 29.74', 82deg 06.67' by Lake Erie Wreck Divers, but have not yet verified this.

84 Emigrant: Wooden 2 mast brig or steamer of 118 ft sank in a storm off Avon Point, Ohio ?/?/1845. The Emigrant was one of the earliest propeller vessels on the lakes. The wreck was salvaged, its engine removed and it was refitted as a brig.

84 John Pridgeon Junior: Wooden lumber hooker of 221 ft blown into the trough of the waves in a powerful Westerly gale, capsized and sank 9/8/1909 14 miles off Cleveland. Wachter gives a DGPS location of 41deg 35.32', 81deg 58.60'.

84 Phoenix: Barge of 151 tons sank in a squall ?/?/1864. Location unknown.

85 Ellen White: Wooden 2 mast schooner scow of 103 ft burned and sank 9/21/1870 7 or 8 miles North of Avon Point, Ohio. The fire started in the cabin during the night and spread quickly. The Captain, his wife and the other five crewmen rowed ashore in a small boat. While the vessel burned some of its gear was saved by the schooner Robert Emmett. The White then sank near the wreck of the Courtland. The seven survivors rowed back out and were picked up by the passing scow Liberty which took them to Buffalo. The White carried a cargo of staves when it sank.

85 Sand Merchant: Steel steam sandsucker of 252 ft capsized and sank in a powerful gale 10/17/1936. Nineteen of the crew of twenty six were killed in the wreck. We were originally given the location of this wreck by the Just Add Water dive shop and have confirmed it as being 41deg 34.43', 81deg 57.52'. The vessel lies inverted in 60 feet of water approximately 40 feet below to the surface. A four foot square hole has been cut in the hull.

86 Bradstreet's Landing: A fleet of batteaux carrying 1200 English troops and 300 Indian allies was pounded to pieces by a fierce storm on 10/21/1764 through 10/23/1764 on a narrow beach in Rocky River, Ohio. While returning from Fort Detroit which was then under siege by an alliance of tribes led by Pontiac, Colonel John Bradstreet ordered his fleet to put ashore for the night. The Iroquois who accompanied him warned that a great storm appeared to be approaching. Bradstreet did not heed their warning and refused to proceed to the safety of the nearby Rocky or Cuyahoga River. Half of the boats were destroyed on the beach and most of the army was subsequently forced to travel on foot through enemy territory to the Niagara River. "For three days the tempest raged unceasingly, and when the angry Lake began to resume its tranquility, it was found that the remaining boats were insufficient to convey the troops. A large body of Indians, together with a detachment of provincials, were therefore ordered to make their way to Niagara, along the pathless borders of the Lake. They accordingly set out, and after many days of hardship reached their destination, though such had been their sufferings from fatique, cold and hunger, from wading swamps, swimming creeks and rivers, and pushing their way through tangled thickets, that many of the provincials perished miserably in the woods. On the 4th of November, seventeen days after their departure from Sandusky, the main body of the army arrived in safety at Niagara, and the whole, embarking on Lake Ontario, proceeded to Oswego. Fortune still seemed adverse to them, for a second tempest arose, and one of the schooners crowded with troops, foundered in sight of Oswego, though most of the men were saved."

86 Leo: Steam launch sank in a squall due to a boiler explosion on 9/25/1889 off Rocky River, Ohio. All nine persons on board perished in the wreck.

86 Mecosta: Propeller barge 1,776 tons sank 10/29/1922 off Bay Village, Ohio in 48 feet of water. The Mecosta had been scuttled after being stripped of machinery. Wachter gives a DGPS location of 41deg 31.85', 81deg 53.00'.

86 Paddy Murphy: Wooden steam propeller tug of 42 tons caught fire on 4/23/1888 while towing the barge Republic from Cleveland to Lorain. The vessel ran for shore and beached 12 to 14 miles West of Cleveland, Ohio at a so called Dover Bay, but burned to the water line before help could arrive.

86 Restless: Wooden sloop of 31 ft sank in a storm 7/30/1908 off Rocky River, Ohio.

87 H G Cleveland: Schooner of 137 ft sank on 8/13 or 14/1899 seven miles offshore from Cleveland, Ohio with a cargo of limestone. Wachter places this wreck four miles off of Lakewood, Ohio and gives a location of TD:43775.5, 57436.1.

87 Two Fannies: 3 masted bark of 152 ft began leaking badly and sank in a Northwest gale 8/8or10/1890 5 miles off Bay Village, Ohio. The crew pumped for several hours and then abandoned the sinking vessel in a yawl. They narrowly missed being sucked under when the Two Fannies went down suddenly. The crew were picked up the following morning by the steamer City Of Detroit. The Two Fannies carried a cargo of iron ore. This is a popular dive site. Wachter gives a DGPS location of 41deg 33.855, 81deg 55.281 and a depth of 60 feet.

88 Algeria: Schooner barge of 285 ft sank due to sudden hull failure 6/9/1906 while departing the harbor at Cleveland, Ohio. The vessel carried a cargo of iron ore at the time. Wachter gives a DGPS location of 41deg 31.23', 81deg 42.94'.

88 American Eagle: Wooden passenger steamer of 145 ft damaged by a boiler explosion 5/18/1882 while racing another vessel off Kelley's Island. Six lives were lost in the explosion. The vessel was eventually destroyed by fire 12/21/1908 while docked for the winter at Maumee, Ohio. The American Eagle Reef was discovered and received its name when this boat struck it.

88 Barge 104: Steel whaleback barge of 276 ft sank rapidly after ramming the breakwall 11/10/1899 while being towed into the harbor at Cleveland, Ohio.

88 Black Rover: Schooner scow of 81 ft lost control in a storm while inbound to the port at Cleveland, Ohio 11/29/1867 and ran aground and wrecked at the old water works. One crewman drowned in the wreck. The vessel carried a cargo of wood.

88 B W Parker: Wooden 2 masted schooner barge of 249 ft while under tow in a gale, collided with the Western harbor break wall at Cleveland, Ohio on 11/13/1905 and sank

88 Cossack: Schooner of 318 tons sank in a storm 12/17/1881 at the Cleveland, Ohio harbor entrance.

88 Dan Kunz: Wooden steam propeller barge of 102 ft stranded and wrecked in a storm on 6/5/1909 near Cleveland, Ohio.

88 Emily B Maxwell: Schooner barge of 148 ft driven onto the breakwall in a gale 8/31/1909 at Cleveland, Ohio and broken apart.

88 Emma Blake: Wooden schooner scow of 28 tons blown against a railroad pier and sank on 10/17/1870 in the harbor at Cleveland, Ohio. The entire crew died in the wreck.

88 Falcon: Wooden scow schooner of 97 ft and 126 tons struck a pier while entering the harbor at Cleveland in a storm on 10/5/1969. The vessel was tied to the pire but broke loose and was pounded to pieces on shore. The Falcon carried a cargo of shingles and lath.

88 Fanny L Jones: Schooner of 112 tons sank in a powerful gale 8/11/1890 3/4 miles off the harbor at Cleveland, Ohio. One crewman died in the wreck. The vessel carried a cargo of stone at the time. Wachter gives a DGPS location of 41deg 30.64', 81deg 43.75'.

88 Hendrick Hudson: Wooden sidewheel passenger steamer of 205 ft and 750 tons burned 5/21/1860 at Cleveland after being struck by lightning. It's hull was removed 9 years later..

88 Horace H Badger: Schooner of 129 ft blown onto the breakwall 6/11/1903 at Cleveland, Ohio and broken apart. The vessel carried a cargo of coal at the time.

88 J L (or J C) Weatherly: Steam propeller fire boat and tug sank 5/9/1894 in the harbor at Cleveland, Ohio.

88 John Gregory: Wooden steam tug of 80 ft capsized and sank in a storm 11/13/1904 outside the harbor at Cleveland, Ohio.

88 John T Johnson: Wooden two mast schooner barge of 171 ft was dragging its anchor on the evening of 11/12/1883 and was consequently scuttled to prevent it from being driven onto the rocks of the Eastern breakwall at Cleveland, Ohio. The crew was rescued from the rigging and the vessel was later raised and repaired.

88 Junior: Wooden propeller sandsucker of 135 ft struck the break wall at Cleveland, Ohio in a storm on 5/9/1915 and capsized and sank. Four members of the crew died in the wreck. The vessel was later raised and converted to a construction barge.

88 Kingfisher: Wooden freight schooner barge of 166 ft driven ashore in a violent storm on 10/5//1905 at the end of Case Avenue in Cleveland, Ohio. The vessel carried a cargo of lumber.

88 Lackawanna: Steel steam freighter of 260 ft sank after colliding with the breakwall 10/27/1906 North of Cleveland, Ohio. The vessel was declared a total loss, but was later raised, repaired, and sold for use at sea.

88 Mabelle Wilson: Schooner barge of 242 ft sank 5/28/1906 near the West breakwall at Cleveland, Ohio. One member of the crew of eight was killed in the wreck. The vessel was eventually dynamited as an obstruction to shipping.

88 Mary: Wooden scow schooner of 28 tons struck a pier and broke apart and sank on 10/17/1870 while entering the harbor at Cleveland in a gale. All four crewmwn died. The Mary carried a cargo of stone.

88 Mary Of Detroit: Wooden schooner scow of 28 tons struck a pier near the light house and sank 10/17/1870 while inbound at Cleveland, Ohio. The entire crew of four died in the wreck. The vessel carried a cargo of stone and was later raised and possibly rebuilt.

88 Mary Stockton: 3 masted schooner barge of 132 ft driven onto the rocks at Cleveland, Ohio in a gale 11or12/?/1888 and wrecked.

88 Maurice B Grover: Barge of 272 ft (built as a steamer in 1887) caught fire and burned to the water line 10/28/1906 while anchored in the harbor at Cleveland, Ohio during a storm. The vessel carried a cargo of coal at the time of the wreck.

88 Nellie Mason: Schooner barge of 181 ft ran onto a breakwall and stranded 11/13/1905 at the entrance to the harbor at Cleveland, Ohio. While the vessel's cargo of coal was being lightered several storms blew in and battered the boat to pieces.




North Star
Illustration from a 19th Century (centennial) history of Cleveland
88 North Star: Passenger steamer of 1,106 tons burned ?/?/18?? at Cleveland.

88 Omar: A small wooden schooner missed the harbor entrance in a storm and ran onto the breakwall at Cleveland 12/5/1854. Two or three of the crew of six died before the steamer Paugasset could reach them. The Omar carried a cargo of salt.Passenger steamer of 1,106 tons burned ?/?/18?? at Cleveland.

88 Pensaukee: Wood steam propeller tug of 52 ft rammed and cut in half 6/5/1902 by the barge Aurora under the tow of the tug Lutz while docked on The Cuyahoga River at Cleveland, Ohio.

88 Philadelphia: Wooden schooner of 80 ft and 123 tons while entering the harbor at Cleveland in a storm on 10/29/1844 struck the East pier and wrecked. The Philadelphia carried a cargo of wheat

88 R B Hubbard: Wooden schooner of 90 ft sank ?/?/1862 near Cleveland, Ohio.

88 Reindeer: Schooner of 450 tons sank 5/?/1895 off Cleveland. The Reindeer was not carrying a cargo at the time.

88 Rosa Stearns: Wooden 3 masted schooner of 82 ft and 100 tons ran ashore and wrecked in a gale at Cleveland on 9/6/1871. near the entrance to the harbor at Fairport, Ohio.

88 Samana: Schooner of 136 ft sank 10/29/1892 in the harbor at Cleveland, Ohio. The vessel carried a cargo of coal at the time.

88 Samson: Wooden steam propeller tug burned and sank on 11/29/1875 in the old branch of the Cuyahoga river in Cleveland. The hull was later salvaged.

88 Shawnee: Wooden bulk freight 2 mast schooner barge of 178 ft broke loose from its tow in a storm on 5/16/1911 and wrecked on rocks near Cleveland, Ohio. The Shawnee carried a cargo of coal at the time.

88 Silver Spray: Fishing tug of 83 ft sank 4/15/1911 off the entrance to the harbor at Cleveland, Ohio. The entire crew of nine died in the wreck.

88 Sophia Minch: Schooner of 185 ft upon arriving at Cleveland, Ohio 10/30/1883, had its sails blown out in a storm at the harbor mouth, dropped anchor and ran up distress flags. Two tugs attempted to tow the vessel, but it sank. The crew were rescued from the masts by the Lifesaving Service. The Minch was eventually raised and returned to service.

88 St Magnus: Wooden passenger and package freight propeller steamer of 180 ft capsized at the dock 6/7/1895 while being loaded with wire and pig iron at Cleveland, Ohio. One man lost his life in the wreck. The vessel was raised and towed to Hamilton, Ontario where it was badly damaged by fire while drydocked.

88 Unadilla: Wooden 2 masted schooner lumber barge of 154 ft driven onto the breakwall and destroyed in a storm on 12/2/1913 at Cleveland, Ohio. The wrecked hull was raised and burned.

88 Wahnatma: Barge of 160 ft struck the breakwall 10/?/1890 at Cleveland, Ohio and broke apart. The vessel carried a cargo of lumber at the time of the collision. The previous information is according to Ackerman. Swayze does not mention a vessel of this name.

88 Wahnipitae: Wooden schooner barge log carrier of 260 ft while bound from Ashland, Wisconsin to Fairport, Ohio the vessel and its tow the propeller steamer John Nicol encountered a storm off Cleveland. The Wahnipitae was left anchored at the harbor entrance, but the wind changed and the vessel was driven onto the break wall and destroyed. One crewman died, while the other seven managed to climb safely onto the rocks where they were rescued by tugs. The Wahnipitae was the largest wooden vessel in the world when built and was designed for carrying whole logs.

88 W A Moore: Wooden steam propeller tug of 119 ft burned 7/6/1891 at the dock in Cleveland, Ohio.

88 Winslow: Wooden steam propeller revenue cutter ran for the Cleveland harbor in a gale on 10/7/1864, but struck the bottom and pilings and sank. Four or six of the vessels crew of twenty seven drowned in the short swim to safety. The Winslow's machinery were salvaged and went into a new vessel of the same name.

88 WM Buckley: Schooner of 112 tons veered to avoid a collision with the steamer May Queen while outbound from the port at Cleveland 11/25/1854. The vessel struck an obstruction and sank 3/4 of a mile from shore. The crew were rescued by small boats. The Buckley carried a cargo of 150 tons of coal at the time of the wreck.

90 Duke Luedtke: Tug of 68 ft sank after developing a leak 9/21/1993 13 miles North of Avon Point, Ohio. Wachter gives a DGPS location of 41deg 41.63', 81deg 57.66'.

91 Admiral: Steel tug of 90 ft sank in a raging blizzard on 12/2/1942 while towing the tanker barge Cleveco just off Cleveland. The Admiral sank suddenly with the loss of all 14 crew members. For a further description see the entry for the Cleveco (C96). We have verified the position of this wreck as 41deg 38.24', 81deg 54.20'.

91 George A Floss: Wooden propeller steam fishing tug of 52ft sank on 5/7/1909 in a powerful gale 8 miles North of the Cleveland harbor entrance. The entire crew of 7 perished when the Floss went down. The wreck was located 18 days later and later raised, repaired, and returned to service. All of the bodies of the crew either washed up on shore or were eventually found by other boats.

91 President: Wooden schooner of 66 ft and 72 tons capsized in a gale on 8/28/1836 while 5 miles off Cleveland. Two of the crew of six survived by clinging to the wreck for 50 hours. They were eventually seen and rescued by the steamer Uncle Sam. The President carried a miscellaneous cargo including a crated piano.

92 A L Hazelton: Wooden schooner of 111 ft capsized and sank in a gale on 9/8/1860 10 mi off Cleveland, Ohio. The Hazelton was bound from Toledo to Buffalo with a cargo of staves when it began taking water and turned for shore. The crew was rescued by the propeller steamer Marquette.

92 Duncan Stewart: Wooden 2 masted schooner scow of 62 ft capsized for unknown reason on 8/12/1857 while bound from Detroit to Cleveland. The incident occurred approximately 10 miles offshore from Cleveland, Ohio and the crew clung to the side of the vessel for four hours until rescued by the schooner Adair. The Stewart carried a cargo of wooden lath at the time of the wreck.

92 Dundee: Schooner barge of 211 ft sank in a storm 9/11/1900 ten miles West of Cleveland. One crew member died in the sinking. The Dundee was carrying a cargo of lumber at the time of the wreck. We have been given a location of 41deg 41.33', 81deg 50.63' by Lake Erie Wreck Divers, but have not yet verified this.

94 Acorn: Schooner sank on 8/31/1842 after colliding with the schooner Emily 8 miles offshore and 12 miles East of Cleveland in 60ft of water. The saga of the Acorn is one of the great lost treasure myths of the lake since the vessel did in fact go down with a load of gold and other cargo. An unsuccessful salvage attempt was made on 9/24/1842 and this has been widely reported. However, according to the Cleveland Herald, a second better equipped salvage attempt was undertaken on 11/1/1842 and at that time the Acorn was raised intact, towed into Cleveland harbor and repaired. It is very possible that one of the two Acorns which subsequently sank in Western Lake Erie and Lake Huron was this same vessel.

94 Steven F Gale: Sailing vessel of 123 ft and 266 tons sank 11/28/1866 or 1876 North West of Cleveland, Ohio. The vessel carried a cargo of mixed freight at the time. Wachter gives a DGPS location of 41deg 44.46', 81deg 52.92'.

122 New Brunswick: Schooner of 128 ft capsized and sank on 8/26/1858 in a gale when the black walnut lumber cargo shifted. This was the first vessel to haul grain directly from Chicago to Europe. Five crewmen died in the accident. In 1985 part of the walnut wood cargo was salvaged and was still in excellent condition. Wachter gives a location of TD: 43950.9, 57321.2.

123 DRLC #2: Construction scow of 46 tons sank in a gale on 11/20/1955 off Port Crewe, Ontario.

123 Theodore Perry: Schooner barge of 262 tons sank on 7/22/1887 after striking bottom in rough weather 15 miles East of Rondeau Point. Five crewmen lost their lives in this wreck. The Perry was carrying a load of coal at the time.

124 Lycoming: Wooden freight steamer of 251 ft burned at the dock on 10/21/1910 at Rondeau, Ontario. According to Wachter the remains of the wreck may now be found at a DGPS location of 42deg 15.08', 81deg 53.38' in 26 feet of water.

125 Colonial: Wooden freight steamer of 244 ft run ashore on 11/13/1914 after springing a bad leak in a storm. Swayze claims the Colonial later broke up, but the vessel is reported by divers to be relatively intact for a wreck in shallow water. Wachter gives a location of TD:44042.5, 57472.5.

125 Lewis Ross: Schooner of 212 tons sank in deep water after running aground on 9/19/1889 in a storm near Rondeau, Ontario.

125 (M or O M) Bond: Schooner 137 ft sank 10/14/1886 with a load of wheat. Two of the crew died in the wreck. The Bond had sunk earlier on Lake Huron and had been raised and repaired.

125 Picton: Steamer of 158 ft driven ashore on 9/22/1882 by a storm 3 miles East of Rondeau Point, Ontario lighthouse. The Picton broke up in place.

125 Racine: Schooner or possibly Propeller of 150 tons destroyed either by a storm or by fire ?/?/1849 off Rondeau Point, Ontario. Eight crewmen lost their lives in this incident.

125 Robert: Tug of 50 ft sank 9/26/1982 after a collision with its sister tug 5 miles off Erieau, Ontario. The wreck is reported to lie in 47 feet of water. Wachter gives a DGPS location of 42deg 13.09', 82deg 58.94'.

126 C D #2: Derrick scow barge of 94 tons sank 8/30/1940 3 1/2 miles West of Erieau, Ontario and 12 miles offshore. The wreck lies in 42 feet of water.

126 Sun: Steam freighter 192 ft sank on 7/12/1874 in a storm off Point Aux Pins, Ontario. The Sun had been towing three barges which continued on to Detroit under sail.

126 William M Hatch: Propeller of 73 tons sank on 10/3/1935 12 miles off Point Aux Pins, Ontario.

127 Adelaide: Wooden side-wheel passenger steamer of 230 tons wrecked and declared a total loss ?/?/1840 location unknown. This vessel was later recovered and rebuilt only to be wrecked again on Lake Michigan in 1847. The Adelaide had been severely damaged in 1830 when new by a boiler explosion.

127 Aletha B: Fishing tug sank in a violent storm 3/24/1974 location unknown. Two crewmwen, Dale and Wayne Perry died in the wreck. The vessel was eventually raised and returned to service as the Glen L.

127 F A Meyer: Wooden freight steamer of 256 ft sank on 12/18/1909 after being crushed by an ice flow off Port Colborne, Ontario. Wachter gives a DGPS location of 41deg 55.44', 82deg 02.95'.




Frank Vigor Photo
Institute For Great Lakes Research, Bowling Green State University
129 Frank E Vigor: Steel freight steamer of 412 ft capsized and sank on 4/27/1944 after being rammed amidships by the ore boat Philip Minch. The entire crew managed to board the Minch safely, with three being pulled from the water as the boat rolled over on its starboard side. The Vigor was carrying a cargo of some 6 million pounds of sulphur at the time. The vessel currently lies inverted with wreckage and sulphur scattered nearby. Wachter gives a location of 41deg 57.545', 81deg 57.242' which we have not verified.

129 Little Wissahickon: Schooner barge of 146 ft sank 7/10/1896 in a storm while being towed by the steamer Donaldson 22 miles South of Rondeau Point, Ontario. Three men died in the wreck. The Wissahickon was carrying a cargo of coal at the time. Wachter gives a DGPS location of 41deg 54.22', 81deg 56.78'.

130 Groton: Schooner of 136ft sank on 11/11/1897 while at anchor in a storm outside the harbor at Talbot, Ontario. The Groton's crew was rescued with great difficulty. The Groton was carrying a cargo of coal at the time.

130 Rapid: Wooden schooner of 131 ft capsized and sank in a gale on 9/27/1892 10 miles East of Rondeau, Ontario. Seven of the crew of eight drowned. The one survivor drifted for 60 hours before being picked up by the schooner Paragon. The Rapid carried a cargo of staves at the time of the wreck.

131 Dorothy May: Vessel of 29 tons sank in a storm on 10/7/1941 15 miles off Port Alma, Ontario.

131 Mountaineer: Wooden 2 masted schooner of 58 ft driven into the shallows and pounded apart by the waves in a Southeast gale on 7/31/1882 near Port Glasgow, Ontario.

197 Globe: Wooden 3 mast bark of 320 tons went onto a reef and was pounded to pieces in a gale on 11/??/1854 near Port Bruce, Ontario. The Globe carried a cargo of railroad ties at the time of the wreck.




Black Marlin Photo
Sent by Joseph Amberik who was the First Mate on the Black Marlin
201 Black Marlin: Tug of 45 ft sank while returning to Rocky River with barge Hickory Stick in tow 11/29/1958 North of Avon Point, Ohio. The 6 inch tow line broke when high winds and 75mph gusts raised 15 foot waves. Minutes later the tug lost its engine and was allowed to drift until directly North of Lorain where at approximately midnight the anchor was dropped. According to the tug's First Mate Joe Amberik, they had no radio and began shooting flares. A drunk on shore coming out of a bar saw what he thought were fireworks on the lake and told a cop who called the Coast Guard. The crew of two was rescued by a Coast Guard lifeboat out of Lorain. The cutter Kaw was dispatched, but was unable to tow the tug ashore due to the high waves and ice forming on its masts. According to Joe, the Black Marlin rolled due to the weight of the ice. For further information, see the Hickory Stick number 82 above.

201 Craftsman: Steel derrick barge of 165 tons sank while being towed by the tug Toledo 6/3/1958 off Avon Point, Ohio. Wachter gives a location of 41deg 31.942', 82deg 00.375'.The wreck lies in 41 feet of water.

201 Mark H Sibley: Wooden 2 masted schooner became lost in a storm on 7/7/1869 and broke up on the rocks near Avon Point, 18 miles West of Cleveland.

201 Penelope: Wooden propeller fishing tug of 74 ft caught fire, stranded and burned to the water line on 12/19/1909 1/4 mile off Avon Point, Ohio. The crew of three discovered the fire in the foc'sl and turned for shore. They eventually abandoned the vessel in a small boat before it drifted onto the sand bar.

202 Agnes L Potter: 2 masted bulk freight schooner barge of 134 ft broke loose in a storm on 8/28/1906 while being towed by the steamer Rhoda Stewart and ran aground near Cleveland, Ohio. The crew escaped in a lifeboat. The Potter later burned.

202 Asa Covell: Wooden steam propeller tug of 20 tons sank due to a boiler explosion 6/6/1869 in the Cuyahoga River at Cleveland, Ohio. The vessel's captain was killed when the pilothouse was blown into the river.

202 Britannia: Wooden 2 masted schooner of 87 ft ran ashore in a storm 10/30/1870 near Cleveland, Ohio and broke apart.

202 Charles H Davis: Wooden freighter of 145 ft sank after opening at the seams in a storm 6/13/1903 off the breakwall at Cleveland, Ohio. The vessel carried a cargo of limestone at the time of the wreck. Wachter gives a DGPS location of 41deg 30.78', 81deg 43.52' and claims the remains are badly broken.

202 City Of Buffalo: Steel sidwheel passenger steamer of 340 ft gutted by fire 3/22/1938 while moored at Cleveland, Ohio. The remains of the vessel were scrapped in 1940.

202 Donaldson: Schooner barge of 163 ft sprang a leak in a storm and sank 8/17/1913 after being towed just inside the entrance to the harbor at Cleveland, Ohio.

202 Harmon A Chamberlin: Schooner barge of 150 ft driven ashore and broken in two in a gale 11/30/1873 when anchor cables parted off Cleveland, Ohio.

202 James H Pellett: Bulk freight steel barge of 179 ft sank in the harbor at Cleveland, Ohio on 7/2/1943 due to hull failure. The vessel had been removed from service in 1937.

202 J R Worswick: Wooden propeller tug of 48 ft sank on 11/1/1894 3 miles East of the Cleveland piers and just outside the harbor in 25 feet of water. The crew clung to the wreck until rescued. No record of recovery has been found.

203 Caspian: Steam freighter sank ?/?/1852 just off Cleveland, Ohio.

204 Willis: Wooden schooner of three masts and 132 ft length, sank due to a collision with the schooner Elizabeth Jones 11/11/1872 well offshore Southeast of Long Point, Ontario. The Willis was bound from Chicago with a load of grain. 41deg 55.88', 82deg 09.67'. The previous location was provided by Charlie Mullens. This has not yet been verified.

205 Conemaugh: Wooden freighter of 251 ft ran aground in a gale 11/21/1906 at the South end of Point Pelee and broke apart. 41deg 54.56', 82deg 30.66'. The previous location was provided by Charlie Mullens. This has not yet been verified.

205 Orient: Wooden steam propeller tug of 60 ft sank in a storm 10/4/1887 3 miles West of Point Pelee, Ontario. All six crewmen died in the wreck.

221 Ariadne: Wooden tug of 63 ft beached in a storm 11/23/1916 on Point Pelee, Ontario.

221 B S Shepard: Wooden 3 mast bark of 172 ft ran aground in a fog and high seas on 10/20/1863 on Point Pelee, Ontario. While being salvaged the vessel broke apart. The Shepard carried a cargo of oats at the time of the wreck.

221 City Of London: Wooden freighter of 297 ft rammed in a fog by the steel hulled steamer Joseph S Morrow and sank 9/30/1913 1.5 miles Southwest of Point Pelee Passage. The vessel carried a cargo of wheat at the time of the wreck. The London's machinery was eventually removed and its hull dynamited as a hazard to navigation.

221 W H Oades: Wooden schooner of 170 ft collided with the schooner R Hallaran and sank 8/20/1888 2 miles from the Point Pelee, Ontario dummy. The crew escaped by yawl. The vessel carried a cargo of wheat at the time.

223 Arabian: Wooden 3 masted bark of 90 ft sank in a surprisingly violent late Spring storm 6/19/1866 just off Cleveland, Ohio. From four to six crew members died in the wreck and only one survived. The vessel carried a cargo of stone at the time of sinking.

223 Alice Grover: Schooner went to pieces in a surprisingly violent late Spring storm 6/19/1866 on the beach near the woolen mill in Cleveland while running for safety in the Cleveland harbor. The cook drowned, but the rest of the crew swam ashore. The vessel carried a cargo of coal at the time of sinking.

223 James Amadeus: Wooden steam propeller tug sprang a leak and sank on 6/28/1893 probably near Cleveland.

226 American Champion: Wooden schooner scow parted its anchor in a Southwest gale. The vessel ran up on a bar and sank to the deck 9/30/1875 near Leamington, Ontario. The entire crew was rescued by a local woman and her two sons after spending the night in the rigging. The vessel carried a cargo of lumber at the time of the wreck.

226 Byron Trerice: Wooden propeller steamer of 102 ft destroyed by fire while docked at Leamington, Ontario. One person is believed to have died in the accident.

226 J R Crowe: Wooden propeller steam barge of 96 ft driven ashore in a gale 10/24/1873 and wrecked near Leamington, Ontario. Swayze claims this vessel may have been recovered since its registration was still in effect until 1898. The Crowe carried a cargo of stone at the time of the wreck.

226 Minnie Mitchell: Schooner of 40 tons blown ashore in a gale 4/29/1875 2 miles East of Leamington, Ontario and immediately destroyed. The vessel's crew managed to wade ashore. The Mitchell carried a cargo of stone at the time of the wreck.

226 Pilot: Wooden schooner of 63 ft ran aground and stranded in a storm on 4/26/1886 4 miles below the Leamington, Ontario dock. The vessel later broke apart during salvage while being pulled free of shore.

227 Morning Star: Wooden side-wheel steamer of 243 ft ran over the bark Courtland in a night time collision and sank 6/21/1868 off Lorain, Ohio. All 23 people aboard drowned when the vessel rapidly sank. The Morning Star carried a cargo of iron bars and glass at the time of the wreck. For further information see the Courtland, entry 68 above. We have been given a location of 41deg 36.81', 82deg 12.53' by Lake Erie Wreck Divers, but have not yet verified this.

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