Lake Erie Shipwreck Map "A" and Index

The following is a numerical index to the "A" 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.



1 Lucille: Propeller steamer of 136 tons sank 8/?/1906 one mile East of Turtle Island light. We have an unconfirmed report that this vessel was raised and removed.

1 Myra: Schooner of 61 ft left Toledo following a track through ice flows made by a tug. After traveling between 7 and 8 miles the vessel became trapped in the ice and sank in shallow water 12/4/1871. The Myra carried a cargo of wheat at the time.

2 Acorn: Schooner sank 7/?/1849 near West Sister Island due to a collision with the propeller steamer Troy. This may in fact be the same vessel which sank off Cleveland after an earlier collision with the schooner Emily in 1842. For further details see index (B94).

2 Jane Ralston: Wooden schooner of 137 ft sank in a storm on 7/21/1910 in the Western end of the lake. The vessel was later raised and towed into Sandusky, Ohio.

3 Wisconsin: Steamer of 700 tons sank ?/?/1853 near West Sister Island due to a collision with the steamer Brunswick.

4 John F Eddy: Wooden freight barge of 259 ft sank 11/13/1920 in rough weather near West Sister Island. At the time the Eddy was being towed by the tug Custodian and carried a load of coal. The wreck was later dynamited as a hazard to navigation.

4 Visitor: Small schooner sank in a storm on the night of 5/16/1855 off West Sister Island. The crew of two climbed the mast and remained there until it broke off. The Captain then drowned while the remaining crewman was rescued by the schooner Andover. The Visitor carried a cargo of stone.

5 Fame: Schooner sank 8/31/1858 after capsizing in a squall three miles off Monroe, MI.

6 General Franz Sigel: Freight schooner of 137 ft sank 7/8/1903 off the Monroe, Michigan lighthouse.

6 Roy: Wooden tug of 79 ft sank ?/?/1895 1.5 miles East of Stony Point when its hull was cut by ice. We have an unconfirmed report that this vessel was raised and removed.

7 Cleveland: Wooden propeller steamer sank quickly near Bar Point on the morning of 6/22/1866 after colliding with the bark Maria Martin being towed by the tug McClelland. The crew and all 80 passengers were rescued, but with many injuries. The Cleveland was subsequently raised and returned to service.

7 C W Wells: Wooden propeller tug of 66 ft discovered to be afire near the Bar Point lightship on 10/16/1897. The crew abandoned the vessel in a raft and rowed ashore. The Wells was later towed into Amherstburg and rebuilt.

7 Iron Age: Wooden freight steamer of 212 ft sank 6/4/1909 off Bar Point. The sinking was due to a fire which burned the vessel to the waterline. The wreck was subsequently dynamited since it obstructed the shipping channel.

8 California: Schooner stranded on the Niagara Reef on ?/?/1959. Due to its size and situation, this vessel would likely have been raised and removed. However, any further information would be greatly appreciated.

8 Chicago Board Of Trade: Wooden 3 mast freight schooner of 153 ft struck Niagara reef in a gale while heavily laden with iron ore and broke apart on 11/21/1900. The vessels crew was rescued by the steamer J K Secor.

9 Roland: Wooden bulk freight propeller steamer of 109 ft sank at Green Island on ?/?/1892. We have an unconfirmed report that this vessel was raised and removed.

9 Toledo: Dredge barge sank 11/19/1924 in a storm off Rattlesnake Island. Loran 43689.7, 56912.7. The previous location was provided by Charlie Mullens. This has not yet been verified.

10 Moses And Elias: Schooner stranded on 11/?/1851 off Middle Bass Island. Due to its size and situation, this vessel would likely have been raised and removed. However, any further information would be greatly appreciated.

10 T M Moore: Wooden steam propeller tug of 52 ft stranded and burned to a total loss 12/22/1898 on Rattlesnake Island.

11 Amaretta Mosher: Two masted freight schooner of 139 ft sank in a storm on 11/29/1902 after being blown onto Starve Island Reef near Port Clinton, Ohio. The vessel carried a cargo of coal at the time. Wachter gives a location of 41deg 38.78', 82deg 49.32'. This has not yet been verified by us, but we believe it to be accurate.

11 Charles Spademan: Schooner barge of 134 ft sank 12/10/1909 Southwest of Put-in-Bay after being rammed by ice. Wachter gives a LORAN location of TD: 28853.3, 56920.1.

11 Simon Langell: Wooden freight steamer of 195 ft destroyed by fire 11/23/1936. The burned hulk was subsequently scuttled. Swayze places this wreck in either Lake Ontario or Huron. Ackerman claims this to be a schooner which sank 10/?/1898 near Mouse Island with a cargo of salt. Any further information in this regard would be greatly appreciated. We also have an unconfirmed report that this vessel was raised and removed.

12 Success: Schooner of 135 ft ran aground while being towed and destroyed by fire 7/4/1946 1/2 mile off Port Clinton, Ohio. The Success was a 156 year old floating museum, and was originally built of teak in Burma in 1790. Wachter gives a location of 41deg 32.24', 82deg 55.15'. Although we have not verified these coordinates, from our experience we have no reason to doubt their accuracy.

13 American Eagle: Wooden propeller passenger steamer and tug of 105 ft destroyed by fire while docked in Maumee, Ohio on 12/21/1908.

13 C B Wallace: Wooden side-wheel passenger and freight steamer of 102 ft burned on 9/25/1897 at Toledo, Ohio.

13 Charger: Merchant schooner sank 8/7/1890 at the mouth of the Detroit River according to Swayze. Wachter gives a location West of Point Pelee of TD:43812.7, 57141.2.

13 Clarence E LeBeau: Wooden freight propeller steamer of 136 ft burned on 7/11/1922 while docked on the Maumee River at Toledo, Ohio.

13 Ferret: Wooden schooner of 81 ft, rammed amidships 8/22/1895 near the docks in Maumee Bay at Toledo, Ohio by the passenger steamer Idlewild. The Ferret sank rapidly. It carried a cargo of coal at the time.

13 John B Breymann: Wooden propeller steam tug of 71 ft caught fire and burned to a total loss 6/28/1926 at Toledo, Ohio.

13 Metropolis: Wooden side wheel steamer of 168 ft burned to a total loss 6/13/1902 while docked at Toledo, Ohio.

13 Ohio: Wooden side wheel passenger and freight steamer of 138 ft burned to a total loss on ?/?/1842 at Toledo, Ohio.

13 Transoil: Oil tanker caught fire in the harbor at Toledo, Ohio 9/26/1942 and burned to a total loss. Two died in the incicdent.

13 Verona: Wooden schooner or sloop of 190 ft burned to a total loss on 9/3/1904 while docked at Toledo, Ohio.

14 Fulton: Schooner barge of 256 tons sank 7/7/1908 off Toledo.

14 Oliver Newberry: Wooden side-wheel steamer of 121 ft foundered in a storm on ?/?/1839 near Toledo, Ohio.

15 Indiana: Wooden passenger steamer of 534 tons sank ?/?/1845 in Maumee Bay off Toledo, Ohio.

15 Maud Preston: Wooden propeller steamer of 109 ft burned to a total loss on 5/20/1898 in Maumee Bay near Toledo, Ohio.

15 Syracuse: Propeller steamer of 79 ft stranded and wrecked in a storm 8/26/1908 at Maumee Bay.

16 Canada #2: A small vessel of 85 tons sank 4/?/1902 in a storm 3 miles East of the Toledo harbor entrance.

17 Ida: Wooden steam propeller barge of 82 ft wrecked on Catawba Island in a storm 11/?/1904. The hull was stripped and towed away, but eventually drifted back to Catawba. The vessel had been driven ashore 4 years earlier at Marblehead since its engines were insufficient to oppose the wind.

18 Champion: Wooden tug of 134 ft destroyed by fire ?/?/1903 at Put-in-Bay at South Bass Island.

18 Exchange: Schooner grounded and sank 11/28/1874 just South of Kelley's Island while transporting a cargo of stone. 41deg 36.04', 82deg 43.55'. The previous location was provided by Charlie Mullens. This has not yet been verified.

19 Cupid: Launch of 47 ft sank 6/27/1919 off Cedar Point near Sandusky, Ohio. We have an unconfirmed report that this vessel was raised and removed.

19 Mayflower: Schooner scow of 28 tons suffered hull failure in good weather and sank 8/24/1875 in 30ft of water off Marblehead, Ohio. When they realized they were sinking, the crew dumped most of the stone cargo overboard in an attempt to save the vessel but without success. A few days later the wreck was raised and towed to Huntington's Dock on Kelley's Island and abandoned.

20 Erie: Schooner of 66 ft sank ?/?/1851 off Sandusky, Ohio.

20 Ida Keith: Wooden 3 mast schooner freight barge of 163 ft burned at the dock on 6/17/1922 in Sandusky, Ohio.

20 Josephine: Wooden bulk freight propeller steam barge of 66 ft burned at Johnson Island, Ohio on ?/?/1893.

20 Lone Star: Wooden schooner of 55 ft driven ashore in a gale on 9/26/1892 at the quarry docks near Sandusky, Ohio. The vessel carried a cargo of lumber.

20 Merchant: Wooden schooner of 79 ft wrecked in a storm ?/?/1905 near Sandusky, Ohio.

20 Protection: Wooden bulk freight propeller steamer of 112 ft filled with water and sank in a storm on 11/3/1923 off Cedar Point, Ohio. Six lives were lost in this wreck.

20 William Wellhouse: Wooden schooner scow of 84 tons collided with the schooner Jane C Woodruff 10/15/1880 and sank quickly at Manhattan Mills, West of Sandusky, Ohio. One member of the crew died in the wreck. The vessel carried a cargo of stone.

21 Fremont: Side-wheel passenger steamer of 114 ft destroyed by fire ?/?/1858 at Plaster Bed near Sandusky, Ohio.

21 Germania: Wooden freight and passenger steamer of 90 ft driven ashore and wrecked ?/?/1881 at Cedar Point, Ohio.

21 H H Brown: Wooden 3 mast bark of 115 ft drove ashore near Sandusky, Ohio in a storm on 10/25/1865 and broke apart over the next three days. The Brown carried a cargo of lumber at the time.

21 Negaunee: 2 masted wooden bulk freight schooner barge of 196 ft ran onto a reef in a gale on 9/27/1906 while being towed by the City Of Concord off Sandusky, Ohio. A second gale on 10/1/1906 pushed the wreck into deep water where it sank. The Negaunee carried a cargo of iron ore. For more information see the City Of Concord entry (B62).

21 Pincusville: Wooden scow of 28 tons sank off Sandusky, Ohio ?/?/1887.

21 Relief: Wooden propeller tug of 128 ft burned to a total loss on 6or7/8/1884 at Sandusky, Ohio.

21 Republic: Wooden propeller steamer of 173 ft burned to a total loss 10/3/1857 at the New York & Erie Railroad dock at Sandusky, Ohio. The adjacent dock and warehouse were also damaged.

22 Alpena: Tug rammed by the steamer Edmund Mudge and sank 6/30/1943 in the harbor at Huron, Ohio. A crewman lost his life in this incident. The vessel was eventually recovered.

22 Leland: Wooden bulk freight propeller steamer destroyed by fire on 12/7/1910 at the dock in Huron, Ohio.

22 Virago: Schooner scow of 87 ft was blown by a gale 4/10/1854 into the shallows East of Peninsula Point near Sandusky, Ohio and broke apart. The vessel carried a cargo of coal.

23 Contest: Vessel ran aground and wrecked in a storm, according to the Cleveland Herald 10/5/1868 at (Point) Pelee Island.

23 Fanny Dowell: Tug of 18 tons sank 7/8/1880 or 1890 2 miles from Pelee Island.

23 J J Carroll: Diesel fish tug of 59 ft burned ?/?/1929 at Pelee Island.

23 Milder: Vessel of 45 tons driven ashore and wrecked in a storm 9/29/1872 at Fish Point on Pelee Island.

23 S Neff: Wooden bulk propeller freighter of 128 ft burned to a total loss on 9/26/1899 while docked at Pelee Island.

23 Star Of Hope: 2 masted schooner barge of 136 ft broke loose and stranded on Pelee Island in a storm 4/1/1886 while being towed by the steamer Burlington along with the barge Vanatta. The vessel was recovered but was apparently too badly damaged to be returned to service. The Star Of Hope carried a cargo of lumber.

23 Venice: Wooden schooner of 217 tons stranded and wrecked on 8/16/1879 off the Pelee Island light house.

23 Waters W Braman: Propeller steam tug of 89 tons caught fire in coal bunker, burned and sank 6/26/1867 7 miles East of the dummy off Pelee Island. The wreck lies in 45 feet of water.

31 Cornwall or A A Cornwell: Vessel sank ?/?/1865 on East Sister Island Reef.

31 St Peter: Wooden schooner of 120 tons struck bottom near Green Island on 11/19/1869 while bound from Toledo to Cleveland. The St Peter's skipper turned the vessel into the shallows where it capsized and sank in 25 ft of water. The remains of the wreck were sighted near the Claybanks in 1871. The St Peter carried a cargo of wheat at the time of the wreck.

32 Aldebaran: Wooden schooner of 251 tons, torn loose from Coatsworth's dock at Amherstburg, Ontario by a gale on 10/2/1876 and driven ashore 200 yards to the West. The wreck broke apart in a storm three days later. It had been loading railroad ties at the time.

32 C N Johnson: Wooden schooner barge of 138 ft sprang a leak and sank on 10/16/1895 while being towed by the steamer Oscoda. The vessel went down at Bar Point near Amherstburg, Ontario. The Johnson carried a cargo of coal and was later raised and removed.

32 Eagle Wing: Schooner of 278 tons sank on 4/?/1878 after striking a reef on the Ontario side of the entrance to the Detroit River.

32 Faustin: Propeller freighter may have sunk on 9/4/1912 off Bar Point at the entrance to the Detroit River.

32 Grace Whitney: Wooden 2 mast schooner of 141 ft sank on 7/30/1910 after being rammed by the 250 ft steel steamer Ogdensburg. The Whitney was being towed along with the barges Uranus and F M Knapp by the Steamer Maine off Bar Point on the approach to Detroit, Michigan. Two members of the crew died in the collision.

32 Guerierre: Schooner of 75 tons sank on 5/29/1832 after capsizing off Bar Point at the entrance to the Detroit River. Five crewmen lost their lives in this incident.

32 Harry Cottrell: Wooden propeller steamer of 75 ft sank in a storm 9/20/1896 at Harvest Bay near Bar Point, Ontario. The vessel was considered un-repairable and was abandoned in 20 feet of water. The Cottrell carried a cargo of coal at the time of the wreck. We have an unconfirmed report that this vessel was raised and removed.

32 Mont Blanc: Wooden 3 mast schooner of 138 ft sank in a storm on 10/12/1901 one mile Northeast of Bar Point, Ontario. The vessel was being towed by the tug Gladiator but tore loose and sank in 70 feet of water. The crew was rescued from the rigging the following day by the Bar Point lighthouse keeper. The Mont Blanc carried a cargo of coal at the time of the wreck.

32 Nassau: Wooden bulk freight schooner of 137 ft collided with the steamer Joseph Colby on 10/14/1898 and sank off Bar Point. One crew member is reported to have died in this accident. The Nassau carried a cargo of wheat at the time.

32 R J Gibbs: Bulk freight 3 masted schooner barge of 122 ft sank on 5/23/1893 while riding out a storm at anchor 6 miles off Bar Point. The crew was rescued by the steamer Iron Chief. The Gibbs carried a cargo of coal. The remains of the vessel were raised and removed in the Fall of 1894.

33 D L Filer: Schooner barge of 161 ft sank on 10/20 or 21/1916 after breaking up in the "Black Friday Storm" off Bar Point at the entrance to the Detroit River. Six of the seven crewmen on board lost their lives in this incident.

33 Hugh Coyne: Schooner scow of 33 tons while bound from Kelley's Island to Detroit on 5/8/1877, the vessel sprang a leak in a storm and sank near North Harbor, Ontario? The crew of three escaped in a small boat and arrived at Amhurstburg 48 hours later. The vessel carried a cargo of 24 cords of building stone.

34 C K Nims: Schooner or bark of 700 tons sank on ?/?/1881 after being rammed during a race. This occurred at either Pelee Island or Bar Point.

35 M I Wilcox: Schooner of 140 ft sank 5/8/1906 after stranding just off shore at Colchester, Ontario. Matt Dupuis informs us that this wreck lies in 26 feet of water and may be found in the book Dive Ontario 2. When we have a location we shall provide it. 41deg 58.83', 82deg 56.45'. The previous location was provided by Charlie Mullens. This has not yet been verified.

36 Antelope: Steambarge heading West light on 9/21/1881 in a storm, struck the machinery of the tug Mayflower which sank on Colchester Reef ten days earlier. The vessel stuck fast and was scuttled by its captain due to it being pounded so badly by the waves. The Antelope was apparently salvaged a few days later and eventually rebuilt as a barge. For further details see the Mayflower (A36) below.

36 George Washington (Worthington?): Schooner of 120 ft sank 7/?/1887 off Colchester Reef after colliding with the Schooner George W Davis. The previous information was reported by Ackerman. Rich Synowiec informs us that this vessel is in fact the George Worthington. However, the only George Worthington Swayze mentions sank in the Straits Of Mackinac in 1875. To date we have been unable to confirm this incident, but shall continue to research it. Any further help would be greatly appreciated. 41deg 56.69', 82deg 51.31'. The previous location was provided by Charlie Mullens. This has not yet been verified.

36 Grand Traverse: Steam barge of 181 ft collided with the propeller steamer Livingston and sank 10/20/1896 near Colchester Shoals. 41deg 56.90', 82deg 53.69'. The previous location was provided by Charlie Mullens. This has not yet been verified.

36 Mayflower: Wooden steam propeller tug of 113 ft ran onto Colchester Reef in a storm 9/11/1881 and was pounded to pieces over the next few days. Ten days later the remains of the tug were struck by the steamer Antelope which also sank. The Mayflower's machinery was salvaged in November of that year. For further details see the Antelope (A36) above.

37 Gracie M: Propeller fish tug of 45 ft sank 6/7/1905 off the Middle Islands after being rammed by the Canadian Fisheries Patrol vessel Vigilant. The Vigilant had fired three shots over the bow of the tug before ramming. This wasn't the first time the Gracie M had fled the authorities after fishing illegally in Canadian waters. Three crew members died.

37 Wesee: Wooden freight steamer of 266 ft caught fire in rough weather 11/12/1923 and beached on Little Sister Island.

38 George W Adams: Schooner barge of 231 ft sank on 12/11/1895 near the Colchester shoal while being towed by the steamer Caledonia. The Adam's hull was subsequently crushed by ice.

39 William Case: Schooner of 137 ft sank 7/26/1906 in rough weather five miles North Northeast of the Colchester light.

40 Waubic: Propeller steamer of 138 ft burned 1/18/1938 at Kingsville, Ontario. This vessel was subsequently rebuilt as the Erie Isle.

41 Tioga: Propeller steamer of 549 tons caught fire and sank 10/5/1897 12 miles Northeast of the Point Pelee lighthouse. The Tioga was carrying a cargo of general merchandise at the time. 41deg 53.06", 82deg 35.33'. The previous location was provided by Charlie Mullens. This has not yet been verified.




Charles B Packard Photo
Institute For Great Lakes Research, Bowling Green State University
42 Charles B Packard: Wooden steamer of 190 ft sank on 9/16/1906 near Southeast Shoal after striking the sunken wreckage of the schooner barge Armenia. For further details see number 52 below. Loran 43817.88, 57073.75. The previous location was provided by Charlie Mullens. This has not yet been verified.

43 Conestoga: Steamer of 240 ft stranded ?/?/?? East of the South tip of East Sister Island. This incident is reported by Ackerman, but we can find no confirming reports. Any help in this matter would be greatly appreciated.

43 Macedonian: Schooner sank 10/23/1829 after running aground on the Western shore of East Sister Island.

44 Case: Wooden freight steamer of 301 ft was found to be leaking badly 5/1/1917 and was beached on East Sister Island. The vessel broke up in place, but its cargo of coal was salvaged. 41deg 48.56', 82deg 51.64'. The previous location was provided by Charlie Mullens. This has not yet been verified.

44 Pearl: Schooner sank ?/?/1855 on the East Sister Reef. This vessel was also reported to have sunk in Georgian Bay. Any help in this matter will be greatly appreciated.

44 Robert Burns: Vessel sank ?/?/1850 on East Sister Island Reef.

45 Essex: Wooden 2 masted schooner of 100 tons, driven ashore in a storm, stranded and wrecked 9/28/1848 on the Northeast corner of North Bass Island. The Essex carried a cargo of salt.

46 May Richards: Wooden 3 mast schooner of 162 ft driven ashore in a gale on North Bass Island and pounded to pieces on 10/6/1906 while being towed along with the H C Cobb by the steamer Benton. The Richards carried a cargo of coal at the time.

46 Sylph: Schooner blown ashore 5/12/1824 on North Bass Island. Several crew members lost their lives in the wreck.

47 Advance: Schooner scow of 49 tons sank 7/?/1871 at Put-in-Bay after a collision with the steamer US Grant.

47 Coquette: Schooner stranded 10/?/1858 near Put-in-Bay.

47 Rainbow: Schooner stranded 8/?/1837 on South Bass Island.

48 Alton: Wooden passenger launch of 42 ft burned to a total loss ?/?/1921 at Lakeside, Ohio.

48 Consuelo: Wooden schooner of 103 ft suffered multiple capsizings and similar incidents. Capsized & sank 5/1/1875 off Marblehead, Ohio with the loss of five crew members. Sank ?/?/1880 near Kelley's Island. Damaged in the storm of 11/11/1883 at the dock in Sandusky, Ohio. The vessel eventually stranded and broke apart on 11/9/1887 in Lake Huron.

49 C H Plummer: Wooden schooner barge of 116 ft burned while docked on 11/21/1888 at Kelley's Island. The Plummer carried a cargo of stone.

49 General Q A Gilmore: Schooner of 52 tons ran onto and stranded on Gull Island Reef 6/?/1881. Its cargo of coal was removed, but the old vessel was abandoned and eventually broke apart.

49 John Mark: Wooden 2 mast schooner barge of 142 ft sank in a storm off Kelley's Island on 10/23/1903. The Mark carried a cargo of stone. We have an unconfirmed report that this vessel was raised and removed.

49 Keepsake: Schooner of 50 ft sank 8/12/1911 ten miles off Marblehead Point.

49 Michigan: Wooden bulk freight propeller steamer of 138 ft burned to a total loss 12/3/1888 at Kelley's Island.

49 M O Keys: Wooden schooner scow of 69 tons sank in a storm on 10/8/1884 just East of the Marblehead, Ohio lifesaving station. Three died in the wreck. The Keys was carrying a cargo of stone from Kelley's Island to Lakeside, Ohio.

49 Sacramento: Wooden schooner of 116 tons driven onto the Gull Island Reef in a storm on 10/2/1867 and wrecked. The Sacramento carried a cargo of coke at the time and may have later been raised and repaired.

49 Young America: Wooden 2 masted schooner of 124 ft foundered in a storm on 8/20/1880 in shallow water near Kelley's Island. The wrecked remains were recovered in 1883. The vessel carried a cargo of stones at the time it sank.

49 Uncle Sam: Wooden schooner of 107 ft sank at Kelley's Island ?/?/?. The Uncle Sam was salvaged and rebuilt as a side-wheeler and later as a bark.

50 Gallatin: Schooner of 138 ft sank ?/?/1882 after striking bottom off Point Pelee.

50 J A Garfield: Wooden schooner barge of 72 tons foundered in a Northeast gale on 10/29/1887 South of Pelee Island. The Garfield carried a cargo of stone.

51 Abernethy: Wooden barge of 260 tons burned while docked 10/24/1914 at Pelee Island.

51 Charl(es ie) Gale: Wooden steam propeller tug of 55 ft burned on 8/27/1913 at the North dock at Pelee Island.

51 Sampson: Wooden schooner of 140 ft was cut by ice (in early November???) and sank on 11/5/1888 at the North end of Pelee Island.




Armenia Photo
Institute For Great Lakes Research, Bowling Green State University
52 Armenia: Schooner barge of 285 ft sank on 5/9/1906 in a Spring gale 3.8 miles off Pelee Island's lighthouse. This was one of the largest schooner barges ever built. The wreckage of the Armenia was later struck by the Charles B Packard causing it to sink. Wachter gives a location of TD:43806.6, 57091.0. For further details see number 42 above.

57 King Sisters: Schooner of 400 tons stranded and broke up 10/19/1884 on Gull Island Shoal.

57 Marshall F Butters: Wooden lumber hooker of 164 ft broke apart at the seams in a gale 10/21/1916 and sank near Southeast Shoal. The vessel carried a cargo of shingles and other lumber products at the time of the wreck. Wachter gives a DGPS location of 41deg 43.64', 82deg 17.37'.

57 William Crosthwaite: Schooner of 150 ft collided with the schooner Homer Warren 9/6/1906 and sank near Kelley's Island. The vessel carried a cargo of lumber at the time of the wreck. We have an unconfirmed report that this vessel was raised and removed.

58 Adventure: Wooden steamer of 104 ft caught fire and burned 10/7/1903 near Kelley's Island. The vessel carried a cargo of lime at the time of the wreck. 41deg 37.14', 82deg 40.90'. The previous location was provided by Charlie Mullens. This has not yet been verified.

58 St Louis: Wooden side-wheel passenger steamer of 190 ft capsized and sank 11/?/1852 off Kelley's Island North of Sandusky, Ohio. The vessel supposedly carried railroad cars at the time of the wreck. This is possible since early passenger steamers also carried freight. Loran 43705.2, 57030.7. The previous location was provided by Charlie Mullens. This has not yet been verified.

59 F (H or A) Prince: Wooden freight steamer of 245 ft ran aground 10/8/1911 or 11/14/1911 on Kelley's Island and burned. Loran 43682.65, 57000.88. The previous location was provided by Charlie Mullens. This has not yet been verified.

59 Governor Porter: Wooden 2 masted schooner of 52 ft ran aground 6/21/1853 on the East Point of Kelley's Island and broke apart. The old vessel carried a cargo of stone at the time.

60 C Rich: Wooden 2 mast schooner scow of 67 ft driven ashore and pounded apart by waves in a storm on 11/19/1879 near Marblehead, Ohio.

60 John J Barlum: Schooner barge of 222 ft sank 9/8/1922 five miles off the entrance to Sandusky Bay near the Marblehead Lighthouse. The vessel carried a cargo of coal at the time of the wreck.

60 Monarch Of The Glen: Wooden schooner of 42 ft capsized and foundered in a storm 11/5/1862 off Marblehead, Ohio. The entire crew of five died in the wreck.

61 Bertie Crowell: Wooden schooner of 42 ft driven ashore and wrecked in a storm on 10/8/1884 at the quarry docks Southeast of Marblehead. The Crowell was being towed and the line broke leaving the vessel at the mercy of the wind and waves.

61 Empire: Bark of 350 tons driven ashore in a gale 5/3/1857 at Marblehead and broke apart. The vessel carried a cargo of timbers at the time of the wreck.

61 Erie: Wooden schooner of 62 tons left Cleveland for Detroit and anchored off Marblehead, Ohio. Sank in a storm 8/??/1872. The Erie carried a cargo of coal at the time.

61 H B Tuttle: Wooden bulk freight propeller steamer of 180 ft sprang a leak and beached in a storm at Marblehead, Ohio on 9/15/1906. After being towed off the beach the vessel broke in half at the dock in Sandusky and was abandoned.

61 T H Orton: Wooden bulk freight barge of 262 gross tons dragged its anchors and wrecked in a storm 7/12/1889 at Marblehead. The vessel was salvaged and wrecked again near the same spot 7/14/1891.

63 Red Cloud: Tug blown onto a reef in a gale 9/3or4/1899 near Cedar Point, Ohio and broken in half.

63 Superior: Schooner or steamer struck a bar and sank 5/18/1825 off Cedar Point, Ohio. This vessel may have been raised and salvaged.

208 Alvah S Chisholm: Wood sandsucker of 150 ft caught fire and burned 5/11/1935 while docked at Sandusky, Ohio. In 1937 the remains of the vessel were towed several miles offshore and destroyed by explosives.

208 Columbus: Gas passenger boat of 60 ft sunk and damaged beyond repair by a tornado ?/?/1924 while docked at Sandusky, Ohio.

208 Constitution: Wooden side-wheel steamer of 440 tons struck a pier and sank 7/27/1847 in the harbor at Sandusky, Ohio. The vessel was eventually partially or wholly salvaged.

209 Isabella J Boyce: Wooden sandsucker of 138 ft grounded and destroyed by fire 6/6/1917 off Middle Bass Island. We have been given a location of 41deg 42.26', 82deg 46.82' which we have not yet verified.

212 H Langley: Schooner scow ran aground and wrecked in high waves 10/15/1867 due to insufficient rudder control while entering the harbor at Put-In-Bay. The vessel carried a cargo of stone at the time.

212 Jordan Beebe Jr: Steam propeller fish tug of 46 ft burned to a total loss 11/20/1893 at Put-in-Bay on South Bass Island.

213 Bay City: Wooden propeller steamer of 152 ft burned to a total loss 6/12/1892 at River Rouge, MI in the Detroit River.

213 Carrie H Blood: Wooden steam propeller freighter of 96 tons burned to the waterline on 11/28/1882 while docked at Gibraltar, Michigan.

213 E S Taylor: Wooden schooner scow of 89 ft collided with the schooner Comet on the night of 10/15/1860 and sank between the mouth of the Detroit River and Bar Point. The vessel carried a cargo of coal. The Taylor's anchors and other rigging were later salvaged.

213 George G Houghton: Wooden 3 mast schooner of 137 ft sank in a storm on 9/10/1907 North Northwest of Bar Point, Southeast of Detroit, Michigan. The remains of the vessel obstructed the channel and were removed the following year.

213 Meteor: Wooden passenger and package propeller steamer of 729 tons burned 6/7/1873 at the dock in Detroit.

213 Rush: Schooner scow of 103 ft driven ashore and wrecked by a gale force wind 11/2/1876 while attempting to leave the Buckhorn Dock near Amherstburg, Ontario. The vessel carried a cargo of elm staves and bolts at the time of the wreck.

215 M P Barkalow: Wooden 2 masted schooner of 104 ft sank in a storm 4/26/1902 while anchored off South Bass Island. Four people died in the wreck, the Captain, his wife, their son, and a crewman. The vessel carried a cargo of salt at the time of the wreck. We have an unconfirmed report that this vessel was raised and removed.

220 Timothy Baker: Wood schooner of 122 ft sank in a storm 10/1/1888 off Pelee Island and broke apart 10/8/1888. The position is given as several miles below the Bar Point Light. The entire crew is believed to have died in this wreck.

224 Argo: Tanker barge of 125 ft sank in a storm on 10/20/1937 3 miles off Pelee Island. The crew of two was rescued by the tug Syosset after a two hour search. The vessel carried a cargo of 200,000 gallons of oil which supposedly still leaks slowly to the surface. The wreck lies 4 miles Northeast of Kelley's Island Shoals in 40 feet of water.

229 Euphrates: Wooden propeller steamer of 178 ft wrecked in the mouth of Sandusky Bay, Ohio on 5/??/1862. A month later an attempt was made to raise the vessel, but it was found to be too badly damaged. The Euphrates' machinery was later removed.

229 Maria Antoinette: Wood schooner of 73 ft ran aground in a storm ?/?/1829 near Sandusky, Ohio and broke apart.

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