Great Lakes Shipwrecks D

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------------------------------------------------------720
D & C
Other names : none
Official no. : C190435
Type at loss : propeller tug, steel
Build info : 1950, Owen Sound
Specs : 47 ft. 13gc 9nc
Date of loss : 1957, Nov 19
Place of loss : Grenfell Rock Lat.48deg 29'N Lon 88deg 19'W
Lake : Superior
Type of loss : (storm)
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : none
Detail : Struck a reef and foundered. Location is on the North Shore, due north of Eagle River, MI.
Out of Owen sound, owned by D. Drever of Collingwood
Sources: is,win,lss not in mmgl

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D.D.A. 43 - See CORMORANT

------------------------------------------------------721
D.R.C.L. #2*
Other names : ?
Official no. : C192576
Type at loss : construction scow
Build info : ?
Specs : 46 t.
Date of loss : 1955, Nov 20
Place of loss : off Port Crewe, Ont. Lat.42deg10' Lon82deg15'
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : Foundered in a gale.
Registered out of Windsor.
*Detroit River Construction Limited
Sources: h,win not in mmgl

------------------------------------------------------723
DACOTAH
Other names : also seen as DAKOTAH
Official no. : none
Type at loss : propeller, wood, freighter
Build info : 1857, Luther Moses, Cleveland
Specs : 198x30x13, 688 t.
Date of loss : 1860, Nov 24
Place of loss : near 18-mile Creek, close to Angola, NY [Evans Centre]
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 24 [all]
Carrying : copper ingots, cash
Detail : Though most sources say she went missing, she actually was driven ashore and destroyed quickly with her entire crew in one of the most powerful storms of the decade. Those aboard included members of the crew of the propeller MARQUETTE, who had been traveling home after that vessel was laid up for the season. Her engine and boiler were salvaged by the tug HOMER the following July.
Owned by New York Central Railroad.
Sources: eas,gs,sol,sagl,h,ledc,mpl,nsp

------------------------------------------------------722
DACOTAH
Other names : more often seen as DAKOTAH, above is official
Official no. : 6145
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1867, R. Hayes, Fairport, OH
Specs : 138x28x9 281g 267n
Date of loss : 1901, Sep 24
Place of loss : Georgian Bay
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : (lumber)
Detail : Driven ashore & wrecked in a gale.
Sources: ns1,wl

------------------------------------------------------724
DAGMAR
Other names : ?
Official no. : ?
Type at loss : propeller tug, fisher
Build info : 1914, Beaver Bay, Minn.
Specs : 45 ft. 14 t.
Date of loss : 1935, Jun 1
Place of loss : 1 mi E of Chippewa Harbor, off Isle Royale
Lake : Superior
Type of loss : sank
Loss of life : none
Carrying : none
Detail : Ran ashore in fog and holed. Later slipped off into deep water.
Sources: lss,irs

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DAHLIA - See also FLORA M. HILL

------------------------------------------------------725
DAHLIA
Other names : none
Official no. : none
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1847, Stephen Lockwood, Ashtabula
Specs : 106x24x9, 210 t.
Date of loss : 1857, Oct 22
Place of loss : near Port Burwell, Ont (also given as "on Mouse Island, south shore of Lake Erie")
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : staves
Detail : Driven ashore on a rocky beach and sunk by unpredictable winds under high bluffs.
As the vessel thrashed against the jagged rock, her crew waited for the opportunity to leap ashore, and finally made it one by one with only one injury.
Sources: ledc,hgl,nsp,wl,rnc

------------------------------------------------------726
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: ns4,mv,gld
,hcgl

------------------------------------------------------727
DAISY
Other names : none
Official no. : 157038
Type at loss : propeller steam tug, wood
Build info : 1881, Huntoon, New Baltimore, MI
Specs : 44x14x4 25g 19n
Date of loss : 1895
Place of loss : at Port Hope, MI
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : none
Detail : no detail
Sources: slh,hgl

------------------------------------------------------728
DAISY
Other names : none
Official no. : ?
Type at loss : propeller steam tug, wood (perhaps a yacht)
Build info : 1896, Vermilion, OH
Specs : 57 ft., 18 t.
Date of loss : 1909, Apr 15
Place of loss : at Lorain, OH
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : none
Detail : no detail
Sources: mv,csv?

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DAKOTAH - See DACOTAH

------------------------------------------------------729
DALHOUSIE
Other names : none
Official no. : C none
Type at loss : propeller, wood, freighter
Build info : 1869, L. Shickluna, St. Catharines, Ont.
Specs : 144x26 (353 t.)
Date of loss : 1872, Sep
Place of loss : in harbor at Charlotte, NY
Lake : Ontario
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : Burned in the harbor.
Sources: csv,hgl,mmgl,pdw

------------------------------------------------------730
DALHOUSIE ROVER
Other names : none
Official no. : C?
Type at loss : propeller tug
Build info : ?
Specs : 47 t.
Date of loss : 1946, Jun 29
Place of loss : Lock #1, Welland Canal
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : sank
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : none
Detail : Sank in the lock. Later removed, but declared constructive total loss.
Sources: h, not in mmgl

------------------------------------------------------731
LINCOLN DALL
Other names : none
Official no. : 15577
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1869, Miller Bros, Chicago
Specs : 116x25x9, 207g 196 n
Date of loss : 1894, May 18
Place of loss : off Glencoe, IL
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 1
Carrying : lumber
Detail : Inbound, she was driven into the shallows by gale after long fight all across the lake. Broke up soon after Lifesaving Service took her remaining crewmen off (one had drowned as she struck.)
Stranded with heavy damage in 1883.
Major repair, 1882.
Sources: is,h,lmdc,mv,polk,hgl,mpl
,hcgl

------------------------------------------------------732
MARGARET DALL
Other names : none
Official no. : 17746
Type at loss : schooner, wood,
3-mast, lumber
Build info : 1867, Gregory, Michigan City, IN
Specs : 115x26x8 150g 138n
Date of loss : 1906, Nov 16
Place of loss : near harbor at S. Manitou Isl.
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : potatoes
Detail : Attempted to make the harbor in gale, but was driven ashore near the lighthouse. Her crew waded ashore.
The vessel broke up the following winter.
Ashore near Glencoe, IL, with a load of Xmas Trees 11/10/98.
Major repair, 1880 after stranding near Grand Haven the previous fall.
Converted from 2-mast to 3-mast schooner in 1892
Sources: is(1-61),nsp,gs,is,ns1,h,ns2,mv,nb,usls,mpl,eas,hcgl

------------------------------------------------------733
PETER DALTON
Other names : none
Official no. : 150192
Type at loss : propeller steam tug, wood
Build info : 1880, Robertson, Grand Haven, MI
Specs : 63x15x6 49g 25n
Date of loss : 1896, Apr 12
Place of loss : off Grosse Point, IL
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : none
Carrying : none
Detail : Caught fire while returning to Chicago with the salvaged schooner A.J. DEWEY and the salvaged boiler from the steamer JOHNSON. Caught fire and burned in two, finally sinking. DALTON’s crew and DEWEY were rescued by the tug WELCOME, which tried to save her, as well.
Almost totally destroyed by fire in 1880 at Whitehall MI
Sources: nsp,slh,mv,

------------------------------------------------------734
GEORGE DANA
Other names : none
Official no. : 39390
Type at loss : schooner-barge, wood
Build info : 1869, C. Hinman, Algonac
Specs : 138x24x9 304n
Date of loss : 1876, Sep
1
Place of loss : 3 mi from Grindstone City, MI
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : lumber
Detail :
Bound Bay City for Detroit in tow of the steamer DUBUQUE, she was driven ashore by a gale & broke up. Cargo salvaged by tug WINSLOW.
Owned by Amelia Dana of Algonac
Sources: slh,nsp,hgl,
nsp

------------------------------------------------------735
LILY DANCEY
Other names : none also seen as LILLIE DANAY
Official no. : C none
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1856, Marlton, Goderich, Ont.
Specs : 92x21x10, 132gc 125nc
Date of loss : 1865, Nov 7
Place of loss : near Port Elgin or Kincardine, Ont.
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : grain
Detail : She was driven ashore by a gale and vessel and cargo were reported a total loss, but her cargo was later recovered. The vessel broke up by Nov 27. Probably owned by Dancy & Marlton, Goderich.
Also sunk near Port Elgin, Ont., in 1856.
Shown in 1866 Canadian Lake Underwiter's List as "on the beach."
Sources: clu,mmgl,slh,hgl,rsl,nsp

------------------------------------------------------736
F.L. DANFORTH
Other names : none
Official no. : 9155
Type at loss : propeller steam tug, wood
Build info : 1867, G. Notter, Buffalo
Specs : 58
x15x7., 29g 15n
Date of loss : 1892, Jun 21
Place of loss : Duluth-Superior harbor, MN/WI
Lake : Superior
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life :
none
Carrying : none
Detail : Overheated boiler caught her decks on fire; burned to the waterline.
Not in 1892 MVUS
Rebuilt, 1883. Burned nearly to the waterline at Duluth Aug 8, 1872.
Sources: mv,is,gwgl,lss,mpl
,hcgl

------------------------------------------------------737
F.L. DANFORTH
Other names : none
Official no. : C90011
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 3-mast, bulk freight
Build info : 1872, F.N. Jones, Tonawanda, NY [US#120018] as a schooner
Specs : 193x34x14 715g 679n
Date of loss : 1893, Apr 20
Place of loss : near Chicago
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none of 10
Carrying : corn
Detail : Broke adrift from her tow steamer, A. P. WRIGHT, in a gale, blown ashore and wrecked. Her crew was rescued from her rigging by the U.S. Lifesaving Service from the grounds of the World’s Fair [Columbian Exposition] to the cheers of a large crowd. Possibly recovered - reportedly still extant in 1898.
Also wrecked in a collision with the bark NORTHWEST 12 mi off Kenosha, WI, in Oct, 1876.
Rebuilt 1883
Sources: h,mv,hgl,mpl,usls,sip

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GRACE DANFORTH - See CORNELL

------------------------------------------------------3561
DANUBE
Other names : none
Official no. : 6109
Type at loss : schooner-barge, wood
Build info : 1853, Baker & Co., Oswego, NY as a bark
Specs : 134x25x12, 278 t. [ca. 400 t., om]
Date of loss : (1884)
Place of loss : unreported
Lake : unreported
Type of loss : "wrecked"
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : No detail. Document surrendered at Port Huron Nov 20, 1890 annotated "Wrecked, total loss." An article regarding the loss of the DOLPHIN in 1887 mentions her as lost about 3 years previously.
Hgl & osdo say she was abandoned in 1895, but not in '95 mv.
Converted to barge in 1868, lengthened three feet
Went ashore on Round Island, Straits of Mackinac, in Dec of 1856, and expected to break up, but was later "got off."
Sources: phr,osdo,polk,hgl,nsp,rp

------------------------------------------------------738
DARIEN
Other names : none
Official no. : 6142
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1855, R.E. Steel, Milan, OH
Specs : 221nt
Date of loss : 1870, Oct 31
Place of loss : near Presque Isle, MI
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : stranded
Loss of life : none
Carrying : iron ore
Detail : Sunk in 11 feet of water and broke in two. Her crew were rescued by the U.S. lighthouse tender WARRINGTON.
Wrecked on L Erie in 1866 with the loss of several lives. Fully rebuilt in 1867.
Major repair in 1863
Homeport:Cleveland
Sources: nsp,slh,hgl,rsl

------------------------------------------------------739
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: mv,h,lmdc,hs,hgl,usls,mpl,bb

------------------------------------------------------740
MARY A. DARYAW
Other names : built as KEWAUNEE, renamed 1921
Official no. : C150481
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1866, Arnold, Port Huron US# 14065
Specs : 124x27x8
195gc 195nc
Date of loss : 1927, Oct 15
Place of loss : 4-mile Pt., near Simcoe Isl., Ont.
Lake : Ontario
Type of loss : storm/fire
Loss of life : none
Carrying : coal
Detail : Driven ashore by storm in Sept. Still lying there when she was set fire and was destroyed as a spectacle.
Sold Canadian in 1921, registered out of Kingston to Capt. Henry Daryaw.
Ashore with heavy damge near Racine, Apr 20, 1893.
Sources: ns3,mv,win,is(2-90),mpl
,hcgl not in mmgl

------------------------------------------------------741
J.C. DAUN
Other names : also seen as J.C. DANN, I.C. DANN, J.C. DEAN
Official no. : none
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1847
Specs : ca. 250 t.
Date of loss : 1847, May 25
Place of loss : 5 miles off Conneaut, OH
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 8 of 11
Carrying : ?
Detail : She capsized and sank in a squall. Four crew members made it up to the the bottom of the craft after she went over, but one died of exposure during the night. The others were taken off the next morning by the schooner UNCLE SAM. The vessel was later found by the steamer SARATOGA, floating upside down with all of her sails up and the bodies of part of her crew lashed to her rigging. She was righted by the schooner D. SMART a few days later, and might have been towed in.
Out of Sackett’s Harbor, NY
Sources: sol,hgl,nsp not in mmgl

------------------------------------------------------742
DAUNTLESS
Other names : none
Official no. : 6120
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1857, B.B. Jones, Buffalo
Specs : 299 nt
Date of loss : 1870,
late Nov
Place of loss : St. Martin's Island, Death's Door
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life :
none mentioned
Carrying : 525 t. iron ore
Detail : Stranded and wrecked. She was stripped of her outfit and abandoned in early December.
MAY have been recovered later.
Homeport:Chicago, owned by Doyle of Buffalo
Sources: slh,hgl.mv,nsp

------------------------------------------------------743
DAUNTLESS
Other names : none
Official no. : C71139
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1875, W. Allen, Port Dover, Ont
Specs : 101x22x9, 143gc 143nc
Date of loss : 1895, Nov
Place of loss : 7 mi above Ft. Gratiot, Mi.
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : ?
Detail : Came to anchor offshore in a gale, later dragged in. Her crew was rescued by tug CROSBY. Reported breaking up and total loss a few days later, but finally recovered.
Another report of a DAUNTLESS wrecked at Sarnia Bay in 1889 is also this craft.
Built on the bottom of the old steamer BAY QUEEN
Sources: mmgl,slh,clu,hgl,st

------------------------------------------------------3775
DAUNTLESS
Other names : none
Official no. : C?
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1862, Simpson, Oakville, Ont.
Specs : 102x22x9, 144gc 144nc
Date of loss : 1895, Oct 4
Place of loss : off 30-mile Point
Lake : Ontario
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none of 5
Carrying : coal
Detail : She foundered in a a gale while bound Charlotte, NY for Hamilton, ONt. Crew was taken off by the tug YOUELL.
Rebuilt in 1882.
Ashore near Sand Beach, Michigan, in a gale in Oct, 1890.
Owned by Morton Coal Co. of Hamilton
Sources: mmgl(nac),nsp

------------------------------------------------------744
DAUNTLESS
Other names : none
Official no. : C64967
Type at loss : propeller steam tug, wood
Build info : 1871, Levis, Que.
Specs : 82x18 81 t.
Date of loss : 1905, Apr 28
Place of loss : Ford's Shoal, near Oswego, NY
Lake : Ontario
Type of loss : (storm)
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : none
Detail : Ran on the shoal with two barges, BLACK DIAMOND and ONONDAGA, in tow. Tipped over & wrecked. Barges rescued by tug CORTLAND.
Sources: mmgl,csv

------------------------------------------------------745
DAUNTLESS #12
Other names : ?
Official no. : ?
Type at loss : propeller diesel tug, steel
Build info : ?
Specs : ?
Date of loss : 1951, Oct 29
Place of loss : Buffalo harbor
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : 7
Carrying : none
Detail : She was towing the gas tanker-barge MORANIA #130(qv) when the barge was struck by the steamer PENOBSCOT and exploded. Tug and barge were destroyed. A passing error was blamed.
Sources: nsp,,smgl,

------------------------------------------------------746
FRED DAVIDSON
Other names : none
Official no. : C92302
Type at loss : propeller steam tug, wood
Build info : 1887, J. Storey, Penetang
Specs : 62x15x5, 43gc 29nc
Date of loss : 1916, Sep 4
Place of loss : 6 mi N of Pte Au Baril, Georgian Bay
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : none
Detail : Foundered, a total loss.
Owned out of Collingwood
Sources: mmgl,slh,h,win

------------------------------------------------------747
JAMES DAVIDSON
Other names : none
Official no. : 75786
Type at loss : propeller, wood, bulk freight
Build info : 1874, J Davidson, W. Bay City
Specs : 231x37x20 1456g
Date of loss : 1883, Oct 4
Place of loss : near Thunder Bay Isl., MI
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none of 18
Carrying : coal
Detail : Towing barge MIDDLESEX, she drove on a reef and ripped up her bottom. She broke up and slid into deeper water over the next few days. The barge was rescued by the tug V. SWAIN. The pair had been bound Buffalo for Duluth (according to usls, nsp says Chicago). Owned by McQueen & Jenks of St Clair, MI.
Heavily damaged in the "ALPENA Storm," Oct 16, 1880.
Sources: vbs,nsp,stb,slh,sbs,h,lhdc,phr,hgl,usls,mpl

------------------------------------------------------748
JOSIE DAVIDSON
Other names : none
Official no. : 76501
Type at loss : propeller steam tug, wood
Build info : 1884, Chicago as a passenger steamer
Specs : 59x16x5 28g 20n
Date of loss : 1900, May 5
Place of loss : Duluth-Superior harbor
Lake : Superior
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : none
Detail : Burned to a total loss. Owned out of W. Superior, WI.
Sources: is(1-71),gwgl,mv,lss
,hcgl

------------------------------------------------------749
GEORGE T. DAVIE
Other names : none
Official no. : C107233
Type at loss : barge, composite, bulk freight
Build info : 1898, Geo. T. Davie & Son, Levis, Que
Specs : 177x35x12, 680 t.
Date of loss : 1945, Apr 18
Place of loss : 3 mi N of Pigeon Isl Lat44deg6'N, lon76deg34'
Lake : Ontario
Type of loss : sank
Loss of life : none
Carrying : ?
Detail : Bound Oswego for Kingston in tow of the tug SALVAGE PRINCE, she capsized. The one crew member ran up the side of her hull as she went over, and was sitting on her keel when rescued by the PRINCE. She sank in deep water.
Location also described as "2 mi W of Nine Mile Pt."
Sources: mmgl,h,win

------------------------------------------------------3454
ANNETTE DAVIS
Other names : ?
Official no. : C ?
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1864, H. Vantine, Port Bruce, Ont.
Specs : "small"
Date of loss : 1873, Oct 21
Place of loss : at Port Stanley, Ont.
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : lumber & staves
Detail : Driven ashore and broken up. Possibly recovered.
Out of Detroit
Sources: nsp,hgl

------------------------------------------------------751
CAL DAVIS
Other names : often seen as COL. DAVIS but CAL is correct
Official no. : 125282
Type at loss : propeller steam tug, wood
Build info : 1873, Carroll, Buffalo , NY
Specs : 58x14x7, 25g 12n
Date of loss : 1889, Oct 9
Place of loss : Opposite Marine City, MI
Lake : St Clair R
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : none
Carrying : none
Detail : Burned to a total loss at Kenyon's dock. Owned out of Algonac.
Some sources say she was built at Brooklyn, NY
Rebuilt, 1883
Sources: mv,slh,www,nsp,phr,hgl,st

------------------------------------------------------750
CHARLES H. DAVIS
Other names : none
Official no. : 34107
Type at loss : propeller, wood, bulk freight
Build info : 1881, A Kenyon, Saginaw
Specs : 145x31x9 391g 333n
Date of loss : 1903, Jun 13
Place of loss : off Cleveland breakwater
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : (storm)
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : limestone
Detail : She developed a leak, which quickly enlarged in excess of pump capacity, and sank near the breakwater.
An unusual vessel, reportedly built of pine and pointed at both ends, with hull planking set diagonally.
Sources: nsp,ns1,h,vbs,phr

------------------------------------------------------752
DAN I. DAVIS
Other names : none
Official no. : 6883
Type at loss : scow-schooner, wood
Build info : 1875, Whitney, Pentwater, MI
Specs : 77ft, 67g 64n
Date of loss : 1886
Place of loss : near Port Sheldon, MI, 8 mi N of Holland
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : Driven up on the beach and wrecked. Out of Pentwater
Sources: mv,lmdc

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DICK DAVIS - See JOSEPH E. RUMBELL

------------------------------------------------------755
GEO. DAVIS
Other names : none
Official no. : 85719
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1882, G. Davis, Sebewaing, MI
Specs : 47x12x3 15g 14n
Date of loss : 1901, May 29
Place of loss : near Wenona Beach, Saginaw Bay
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : Driven ashore and broke up.
Location also given as near Point Edward, Lake Huron. Date also given as Oct 1, 1901
Sources: nsp,slh,mv,vbs,phr,pf

------------------------------------------------------753
GEORGE DAVIS
Other names : none
Official no. : none
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1846,
Ruggles, Milan, OH
Specs : 11x24x10, 238 t.
Date of loss : 1863
Place of loss : under bluffs near Port Burwell, Ont.
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : Piled ashore and broke up in a gale.
Probably owned by R. H. Becker, Cleveland
Sources: sagl,hgl,wl,umr

------------------------------------------------------754
GEORGE W. DAVIS
Other names : none
Official no. : 85251
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1872, Bailey Bros., Toledo
Specs : 136x26x11 299g 284n
Date of loss : 1895, Oct 26
Place of loss : near Port Maitland, Ont.
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : coal
Detail : She stranded a few days before the date above, then sank after floating off on her own and drifting two miles up the beach. Bound for Toledo.
Owned by Elnen of Milan, OH
In December, 1885, she stranded with heavy damage near Bayfield, Ont. A Canadian man who rescued her crew singlehandedly was later awarded a medal by the USLS.
Sources: nsp,ledc,wb,hgl

------------------------------------------------------756
J.C. DAVIS
Other names : sometimes seen as J.A. DAVIS
Official no. : none
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1847 or earlier
Specs : 97 t.
Date of loss : 1868
Place of loss : off Grand Haven, MI
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : Blown down and capsized.
Sources: is,sagl,hgl

------------------------------------------------------757
J.H. DAVIS
Other names : none
Official no. : 46033
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1887, Gibraltar, MI
Specs : 84x19x5, 47g 44n
Date of loss : 1893, Sep 1
Place of loss : unreported
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : ?
Detail : Caught in northerly squall, she dragged her anchors and went ashore, where she was pounded to pieces.
Value of vessel and cargo estimated at only $1000.
Sources: slh,mv,wb,hgl

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LIZZIE T. DAVIS - See ARGO

------------------------------------------------------758
MINNIE DAVIS
Other names : built as ALMIRA (mv says ALVINA), renamed before 1883
Official no. : 90635
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1862, Geo. Dakin, Port Burwell, Ont.
Specs : 95x22x10, 173g 164n
Date of loss : 1892, Nov 14
Place of loss : near Amherstburg, Ont., off Bar Pt.
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : collision
Loss of life : none
Carrying :
coal
Detail : Rammed and sunk by the schooner HUNTER SAVIDGE(qv) on a dark night, sinking in 21 feet ow water. She was stripped the next day, and the wreckage removed in May, 1893.
Sold U.S. in 1881. May have been owned in U.S. earlier. Registration of a vessel of this name and official number was announced in the papers in 1874.
Rebuilt, 1882
Sources: mmgl,sagl,nsp,dm,phr,mv,wb,hgl
,jb

------------------------------------------------------3716
W.L. DAVIS
Other names : also seen as WALTER L. DAVIS
Official no. : C96811
Type at loss : propeller steam tug, wood, fishing
Build info : 1882, Dean & Co., Detroit US#80916
Specs : 46x12x5, 46gc 37nc
Date of loss : 1907, May 9
Place of loss : near Pt. Maimanse, Ont
Lake : Superior
Type of loss : (storm)
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : Wrecked and a total loss.
Out of Soo, Ont. Sold Canadian in 1889.
Sources: mmgl,csv,polk

------------------------------------------------------759
WILLIAM B. DAVOCK
Other names : none
Official no. : 204121
Type at loss : propeller, wood, bulk freight
Build info : 1907, Great Lakes Engineering, St. Clair, MI
Specs : 420x52x23,
4220g 2671n
Date of loss : 1940, Nov 11
Place of loss : off Pentwater, MI
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 33 [all]
Carrying : coal
Detail : Bound for Chicago, she was hit by the most violent storm in decades, the "Armistice Day Storm" and sank. Location was unknown until wreckage was discovered in 1982. For a long time it was thought that she collided with ANNA C. MINCH(qv), which sank the same day in the same area.
Sources: mv,mol,gs,gsgl,sol,sagl,ns4,lm,mpl,eas
,hcgl

------------------------------------------------------4099
B. F. DAVY
Other names : none
Official no. : C
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1855, A. L. Hazelton, Bath, Ont.
Specs : 459 t.
Date of loss : 1867, Nov
Place of loss : at Port Colborne, Ont.
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : (none)
Carrying : corn
Detail : Reported ashore on a reef with her back broken and a total loss. She had been bound Chicago for Kingston.
Out of Kingston, Ont., owned by Swift & Co.
Major repairs in 1861, rebuilt in 1867
Sources: nsp,rsl,hgl,rnc

------------------------------------------------------4163
W. H. DAVY
Other names : none
Official no. : C ?
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1856, (Hazelton), Bath, Ont
Specs : 226 t.
Date of loss : 1860, Sep 8
Place of loss : 2 mi W of Middle Sister Island
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : coal
Detail : Bound Cleveland for Goderich, Ont, she sprung a leak and foundered in a storm. Her crew managed to climb her rigging as she went down, where they clung for 18 hours until rescued by the tug T. WHITNEY.
Sources: mmgl,clu,nsp,hgl

------------------------------------------------------
DAWN - See also DAUN

------------------------------------------------------760
DAWN
Other names : none
Official no. : none
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1847, Milan, OH
Specs : 105x20x9, 202 t. [om]
Date of loss : 1859, Oct 21
Place of loss : 12 mi W of Port Stanley
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : collision
Loss of life : none
Carrying : light
Detail : She was bound for Monroe, MI, when she was run down by the 700 t. propeller NEW YORK and sank quickly. All of her crew made it safely to the steamer. Her skipper claimed the the propeller cut across his bow and rammed the little schooner amidships.
Several sources says she was lost in a squall in the Straits of Mackinac with the loss of five lives. Other sources say five lives lost, but in this collision on Erie. Information above is from news clippings, hgl.
This is probably the vessel which was sunk by a storm off Madison Dock, OH, in July of 1855. Recovered from 25 feet of water a month later.
Sources: hgl,slh,sagl,nsp,bb

------------------------------------------------------1421
DAWN
Other names : none
Official no. : 6127
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1858, John Oades, Clayton, NY
Specs : 87x19x8, 82g 78n
Date of loss : 1891, Aug
23
Place of loss : off Port Washington
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : (storm)
Loss of life : none
Carrying :
lumber
Detail : She waterlogged, capsized and later drifted ashore, a total loss. Her crew was picked up by the steamer JOHN SCHROEDER.
Out of Sheboygan, WI
Major repair in 1882. Rebuilt in 1871.
Sources: bb,mv,polk,wl
,es

------------------------------------------------------761
DAWN
Other names : none
Official no. : 157211
Type at loss : scow-schooner, wood
Build info : 1888, Milwaukee
Specs : 60x14x4 26g 25n
Date of loss : 1903, Sep 18
Place of loss : Kewaunee, WI
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : ?
Detail : Struck Kewaunee’s south pier, drifted ashore and wrecked. Her crew was rescued by the Lifesaving Service.
Sources: h,nsp,

------------------------------------------------------
DAWSON - See WILLIAM C. MORELAND

------------------------------------------------------762
DAY SPRING
Other names : none
Official no. : 6204
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 3-mast
Build info : 1860, H. Kelly, Milan, OH
Specs : 98x21x6 87g 83n
Date of loss : 1904, Aug 1
Place of loss : 15 mi off White Lake, near Muskegon, MI
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 1
Carrying : sawdust
Detail : Sank in a localized summer gale.
She had been bound Frankfort, Mich, for Chicago.
Struck by lightning off Algoma, WI, in Aug, 1872, I life lost.
Built as a 2-master, lengthened and 3rd mast added in 1871.
Sources: h,lmdc,mpl,mv,bb
,hcgl

------------------------------------------------------4176
LEWIS DAY
Other names : none
Official no. : 15410
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 3-mast
Build info : 1868, D. Clow, Chambers Isl.
Specs : 155x31x11, 381 t.
Date of loss : 1881, Oct 1
Place of loss : Plum Island, Green Bay
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none mentioned
Carrying : cedar posts
Detail : Missed her stays while beating to windward in company of the schooner SOUTH SIDE. Went ashore on the E side of Plum Island and pounded to pieces. She had just the previous day escaped from being ashore on nearby Cedar River Point.
Out of Chicago, owned by Capt. David Clow.
Sources: nsp,bb,mv,jm

------------------------------------------------------3887
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: mpl,mv,hgl,polk

------------------------------------------------------3455
DAYLIGHT
Other names : none
Official no. : 6200
Type at loss : sidewheel steamer, wood
Build info : 1865, Ferrysburg, MI
Specs : 117g 68n
Date of loss : 1870, Oct 7
Place of loss : at Ferrysburg, MI [Grand Haven]
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : none
Carrying : ?
Detail : Caught fire at a lumber mill dock and burned to a total loss, along with the mill.
Owned by Capt. J. Brittain of Ferrysburg.
Sources: lhl,nsp,mv,eas

------------------------------------------------------
DAYTON - See OLIVER CROMWELL

------------------------------------------------------763
DAYTON
Other names : none
Official no. : none
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1835, Grand Island, NY
Specs : 69x20x7, 85 t.
Date of loss : 1844, Oct 20
Place of loss : near Dunkirk, NY
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : all
Carrying : ?
Detail : She was reported capsized and sunk in a terrific gale.
HGL, rp says lost in 1846, at least some schooner of this name: Went ashore near Erie Nov 19, 1846, and reported a total wreck.
Sources: lho,hgl,rp,nsp,wl not in mmgl

------------------------------------------------------
J.H. DE GRAFF - See RHEATA

------------------------------------------------------
DE PERE - See STATE OF MICHIGAN

------------------------------------------------------3670
DE SOTO
Other names : none also seen as DESOTO
Official no. : 6441
Type at loss : bark, wood, 3-mast
Build info : 1856, Peck & Masters, Cleveland
Specs : 161x34x11, 583g
Date of loss : 1869, Dec 12
Place of loss : at Marquette
Lake : Superior
Type of loss : collision/storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : 480 t. iron ore
Detail : Lying to at Marquette in a gale Nov 19, she dragged her anchors and ran afoul of the schooner ATHENIAN, losing her jibbom and bowsprit. Laid up at a dock at Marquette awaiting repairs when a nor’easter tore her loose and caused her to drag ashore just south of Cleveland dock, Dec 12, where she pounded to pieces.
Owned by R.K. Winslow of Cleveland, who had owned her profitably since her building
Sources: nsp,letter,mv,df,mdwl

------------------------------------------------------3651
La MARQUISE DeVANDREUILL
Other names : ?
Official no. : British
Type at loss : square topsail schooner, wood, warship
Build info : 1755, Fort Frontenac
Specs : ?
Date of loss : 1759 or later
Place of loss : at Oswego, NY
Lake : Ontario
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : none
Carrying : none
Detail : Captured from the French by Col. Bradstreet in 1758 and used as a transport. Burned at Oswego when her usefulness was ended. Built by the French for the French & Indian War.
Sources: osdo,sgl,mpl

------------------------------------------------------764
JULIA DEAN
Other names : none
Official no. : none
Type at loss : brig, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1854, Peck & Masters, Cleveland
Specs : 150 ft. 498 t.
Date of loss : 1855, Oct 6
Place of loss : Isle Aux Galets (Skillagalee), MI
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : navigational error
Loss of life : none
Carrying : grain
Detail : Bound Chicago for Buffalo, she stranded and wrecked on the reef. Her skipper claimed he was lured into disaster by a false light set out by Mormons from Beaver Island. Later dismasted and then pounded to pieces.
Owned by B.S. Shepherd of Chicago
Sources: slh,hgl,ssm,nsp

------------------------------------------------------765
J.P. DECONDRES
Other names : also seen in error as J.P. DE COUDRES, DESCONDRES and DEDONDRES
Official no. : 75530
Type at loss : schooner, wood, lumber
Build info : 1873, Charlevoix, MI [also seen as Saugatuck, MI]
Specs : 146g
Date of loss : 1882, Jun 3*
Place of loss : 1 mi N of Milwaukee
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none of 7
Carrying : wood products
Detail : Stranded and wrecked. Bound Charlevoix for Milwaukee. Out of Charlevoix.
Also reported wrecked at "Owena" in 1881.
Year also given as 1883, still in '84 mvus, but shown as "reported lost"
Sources: mv,h,lmdc,hgl,usls,bb,es
«« «« «« «« «« «« «« «« «« «« «« 766
DEER
Other names : none
Official no. : 157344
Type at loss : propeller steam tug, wood
Build info : 1892, Grand Haven, MI
Specs : 77x17x7 48g 25n
Date of loss : 1908, Jun 9
Place of loss : off AuGres, MI, Saginaw bay
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : none
Carrying : none
Detail : Burned while underway. Document surrendered at Port Huron Jun 15, 1908.
Sources: slh,mv,phr

------------------------------------------------------4177
DEFIANCE
Other names : none
Official No. : none
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1848, Perrysburg, OH
Specs : 115x26x10, 253 t. om
Date of loss : 1854, Oct 20
Place of loss : near Middle Island [reported as halfway between Presque Isle and Thunder Bay Isl.]
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : collision
Loss of life : none
Carrying : wheat
Detail : Bound Chicago for Detroit and Buffalo, she was lost in a collision with the new, deep-laden brig JOHN J AUDUBON(qv) and sank within 15 minutes. The combined loss of the two vessels cost underwriters $60,000.
Out of Buffalo
The wreck was probably located in 1996.
Sources : nsp,wl, ee,hcgl

------------------------------------------------------767
DEFIANCE
Other names : none
Official no. : ?
Type at loss : schooner, wood (yacht?)
Build info : 1905
Specs : 111 t.
Date of loss : 1909, Nov 19
Place of loss : mouth of Bark R., 10 mi S of Escanaba, MI
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : Stranded and total loss.
Not in 1910 mvus
Sources: eas,mv

------------------------------------------------------768
DELAWARE
Other names : none
Official no. : none
Type at loss : sidewheel steamer, wood, passenger & package freight
Build info : 1833, Huron, OH
Specs : 105x25x8, 178 t.
Date of loss : 1836, Jun 19
Place of loss : off Niles, Ill. (Evanston?)
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : gen merch, pass.
Detail : Thrown ashore, broke in two and wrecked.
Out of Sandusky, OH
Sources: eas,lm,sol,is,(lhl),hgl,nsp,wl

------------------------------------------------------3456
DELAWARE
Other names : none
Official no. : none
Type at loss : propeller, wood
Build info : 1846, Black R. [Charleston], OH*
Specs : 173x24x12, 368 t.
Date of loss : 1855, Nov 3
Place of loss : 8 miles S of Sheboygan, WI
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 10 or 11 of 18
Carrying : General merchandise
Detail : Bound down from Chicago for Buffalo with a stop at Milwaukee. Driven ashore by a gale and sank. Within a few days only her arches were visible above water.
Owned by Davis & Sutton of Buffalo.
*Black R., NY also given
Sources: lhl,hgl,nsp,mpl,bb,wl

------------------------------------------------------769
DELAWARE - see CHARLES B. HILL

------------------------------------------------------770
DELIGHT
Other names : none
Official no. : C96817
Type at loss : propeller, wood
Build info : 1890, Bruce Mines
Specs : 47x13 26gc 14nc
Date of loss : 1899, Aug
Place of loss : Richard's Landing
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : Destroyed by fire.
Out of Sault Ste. Marie, Ont
Sources: h,win,mmgl

------------------------------------------------------771
NANCY DELL
Other names : none
Official no. : 130147
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1878, Van Putten, Port Sheldon, MI
Specs : 105x23x7 107g 101n
Date of loss : 1902, Jun 21
Place of loss : near Middle Village, MI, Inside Passage
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : (lumber)
Detail : Driven ashore and broke up.
Stranded with heavy damage near Sheboygan, WI, in November of 1881.
A newspaper report of her launch says she was christened NANCY-DELL VAN PUTTEN, after the builder's wife & son. NANCY DELL is her official name.
Sources: is,ns1,mv,nsp,usls,mpl

------------------------------------------------------772
DELTA
Other names : none
Official no. : 157276
Type at loss : schooner-barge, wood, bulk freight, 2-mast
Build info : 1890, A. Smith, Algonac, MI
Specs : 134x30x10 269g 206n
Date of loss : 1919, Aug 21
Place of loss : harbor mouth at Holland, MI
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life :
none
Carrying : lumber
Detail : Under tow when she broke loose in the harbor entrance, was driven on the breakwater, and went to pieces.
Sources: eas,ns2,lmdc,mv
,hcgl

------------------------------------------------------773
DELVER No.1
Other names : ?
Official no. : ?
Type at loss : (dredge?)
Build info : ?
Specs : 305 t.
Date of loss : 1914, Jun 15
Place of loss : Port Dalhousie harbour
Lake : Ontario
Type of loss : sank
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : no detail
Sources: h,win

------------------------------------------------------774
EDWARD U. DEMMER
Other names : built as the propeller ADMIRAL, named J.K. DIMMICK in 1913, last name in 1920
Official no. : 107523
Type at loss : propeller, steel, bulk freight
Build info : 1899, Detroit Shipbuilding, Wyandotte, MI hull #133
Specs : 424x52x28, 4651g 3547n
Date of loss : 1923, May 20
Place of loss : 30 mi offshore from Harrisville, MI
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : collision
Loss of life : none
Carrying : coal
Detail : Approaching Thunder Bay, MI, in a fog, she collided bows-on with thr steamer SATURN and sank in deep water. 24 of her crew were rescued by the steamer AGASSIZ and 1 by JAMES B. EADS.
Sources: stb.slh,gsgl,ns3,mpl
,hcgl

------------------------------------------------------775
JAMES DEMPSEY
Other names : built as steamer JIM SHERIFFS(qv), renamed PETERS in 1907, CHARLES HORN in 1915, last name in 1920
Official no. : 76392
Type at loss : propeller, wood, bulk freighter
Build info : 1883, Wolf & Davidson, Milwaukee
Specs : 183x32x13 841g 768n
Date of loss : 1922, Dec 10
Place of loss : at Manistee, MI
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : none
Carrying : ?
Detail : Destroyed by fire. No detail.
Ashore and wrecked at Big Summer Island, Death's Door, with schooner MATTIE C. BELL(qv), Nov 25, 1895. Declared a total loss and document surrendered, but recovered and rebuilt the next spring.
Sources: ns3,mv,mpl,hcgl

------------------------------------------------------3457
DERRICK
Other names : ? probably
Official no. : none
Type at loss : schooner, wood, salvage
Build info : ?
Specs : ?
Date of loss : 1854, Sep 29
Place of loss : off Silver Creek, NY
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : gear
Detail : Went down in a gale over the wreck of the steamer ERIE(qv). She had just moved to the site after spending the summer trying to salvage valuables from the steamer ATLANTIC(qv).
Probably owned by Bishop of Grand River, Oh.
This may not have been the name of the vessel, but only a descriptive term, though the newspapers of the time referred to it as if it were a name.
Sources: nsp,rnc

------------------------------------------------------777
DESMOND
Other names : none
Official no. : 157350
Type at loss : propeller, wood, sandsucker
Build info : 1892, Jenks Shipbuilding, Port Huron hull# 2
Specs : 149x31x10 456g 355n
Date of loss : 1917, Dec 8
Place of loss : off South Chicago, IL
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 7 of 13
Carrying : ?
Detail : She capsized in a gale and sank
after springing a leak, 6 crewmen being saved by local tugs.
Converted from bulker to sandsucker in 1910 at Milwaukee.
Sources: sol,ns2,lmdc,mv,mpl
,hcgl

------------------------------------------------------
DESOTO - See DE SOTO

------------------------------------------------------3458
DESPATCH
Other names : none
Official no. : US
Type at loss : sidewheel steamer, wood
Build info : 1842, Hamilton, Ont.
Specs : 225 t.
Date of loss : 1859, Jun
Place of loss : at Chatham, Ont.
Lake : Detroit R
Type of loss : ?
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : Sunk and total loss in Thames R.
Seized by U.S. for breach of customs laws in 1851.
Sources: csv,lhl

------------------------------------------------------
DETROIT - See also CONGRESS, B.B. McCOLL

------------------------------------------------------778
DETROIT
Other names : none
Official no. : none
Type at loss : armed sloop (military vessel)
Build info : 1796 [ca.], Lake Erie
Specs : ca. 50 t.
Date of loss : 1797
Place of loss : 3 mi off Erie, PA
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : (storm)
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : military supplies
Detail : Upbound, she foundered, probably in a storm.
1st American-flagged vessel on Lake Erie
Sources: ledc,hgl

------------------------------------------------------779
DETROIT
Other names : built as ADAMS, renamed after capture
Official no. : none
Type at loss : armed brig, 14 gun [military vessel]
Build info : 1802, U.S. Govt., Detroit
Specs : 100 t.
Date of loss : 1812, Oct 12
Place of loss : near Squaw Isl. Black Rock, NY, Niagara R.
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : none
Detail : Surrendered to the British by General Hull in 1812 and recaptured by Lieut. Elliot in October. She stranded and burned during the gun battle that ensued.
Not to be confused with the British Put-in Bay flagship DETROIT, built in 1813 at Amherstburg, Ont. and left in Misery Bay (Erie, PA) to sink after capture in the War of 1812. Her remains were raised in 1837 and converted for commercial service, but she was condemned in 1839. She was reportedly later sent over Niagara Falls a s a spectacle.
Sources: le,mpl,nsp

------------------------------------------------------3941
DETROIT
Other names :
Official no. :
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1837, Milwaukee
Specs : 67 t.
Date of loss : 1842, Nov
Place of loss : off Gravelly Bay, Ont.
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 6 [all]
Carrying : ?
Detail : Went missing in a heavy gale. Her loss was not reported in the papers until the following April. Out of Cleveland.
Wrecked off Kenosha in 1837.
Sources: nsp,hgl,wl

------------------------------------------------------780
DETROIT
Other names : none
Official no. : none
Type at loss : sidewheel steamer, wood
Build info : 1846, Wolverton, Newport, MI*
Specs : 157x23x10, 354 t.
Date of loss : 1854, May 25
Place of loss : about 15 miles off Pte Aux Barques, Saginaw Bay
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : collision
Loss of life : none
Carrying : lumber, coal, hay
Detail : Collided with brig NUCLEUS in a heavy fog and sank, exact location unreported until she was located in 1994. Bound Detroit to Chicago with 2 lumber scows in tow. Most of her cargo was for the Sault Canal Co.
Owned by E.B. Ward of Detroit
*Samuel Ward also given as builder
Wreck discovered by Trotter, et. al. in July of 1994, north of Pte Aux Barques in 200' of water.
Sources: eas,nsp,slh,lhl,hgl,wl

------------------------------------------------------781
DETROIT
Other names : none
Official no. : 6198
Type at loss : propeller, wood, steam barge
Build info : 1859, Mason & Bidwell, Buffalo as a sidewheeler
Specs : 239x34x13, 1039 t.
Date of loss : 1872, Sep 29 [Mar 29 also given, in error]
Place of loss : between Greenbush and Harrisville, MI
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : lumber or coal, like-laden barge in tow
Detail : Driven ashore and destroyed by pounding of waves in a great gale. She had the barge HUNTER(qv) in tow. Many other vessels were lost in the same area, including her barge.
Much of her machinery and gear was recovered in June and July of 1875.
Converted from sidewheeler to a schooner-barge in 1870; to a propeller, 1871. Some sources say she was still a schooner at the time of her loss, but not so.
When built she was sister of sidewheeler MILWAUKEE (qv,1868). Their hulls were among the first to be diagonally strapped with iron.
Sources: eas,nsp,is,lhdc,lhl,eh,mpl,rsl
,hcgl

------------------------------------------------------3559
DETROIT
Other names : none
Official no. : 35052
Type at loss : barge, wood
Build info : 1845, Matthew Gooding, Detroit as a propeller
Specs : 124x24x10, 217 t.
Date of loss : 1874, Nov 6 or 7
Place of loss : off Point Abino
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : (coal)
Detail : She reportedly went to pieces in a gale, a total loss.
She had been outbound from Buffalo in tow of the steamer NEW YORK with four other barges and had been lost in stormy, foggy weather.
Owned by Lapham of Saginaw.
Document surrendered at Port Huron, Jan 14, 1879, annotated "wrecked in Lake Erie, 1874."
Condemned and retired around 1860, returned to service as a propeller in 1862, but condemned again in 1863 after sinking in the Saginaw River in the fall of ‘62 and again in the fall of ‘63 near the Rifle River, Saginaw Bay. She came out as a barge for the lumber trade soon after.
Sources: phr,hgl,wl,nsp,jb

------------------------------------------------------3459
DETROIT
Other names : also seen as CITY OF DETROIT
Official no. : 6150
Type at loss : sidewheel ferry, wood
Build info : 1864, Zadoc Pangborn, Algonac, engine and boiler installed at Detroit
Specs : 126 t.
Date of loss : 1875, Sep 27
Place of loss : on Detroit R. near the mouth of River Rouge.
Lake : Detroit R
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : none
Carrying : none
Detail : Caught fire and burned to waterline. She had been moored to her dock, but was cut loose to save the local piers from the blaze.
For many years she had run the Detroit R. route between Windsor and Woodward Ave. Her route was Sandwich, Ont. to Springwells, MI at the time of her loss.
Her machinery was probably salvaged by the tug MONITOR in November.
Sources: lhl,hgl,es,nsp

------------------------------------------------------782
DETROIT
Other names : built as MARY BATTLE, renamed in 1885.
Official no. :
157157
Type at loss : schooner, wood built as a bark
Build info : 1872, L. Shickluna, St. Catharines, Ont. [C#85418]
Specs : 143x26x12 316 t.
Date of loss : 1886, Nov 7
Place of loss : near Summer Isl., Death's Door*
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : iron ore
Detail : Bound Escanaba for Cleveland, she was driven on a reef by a gale and wrecked. Abandoned as a total loss.
Wrecked on Keweenaw Pt. in fall, '84. Given to Detroit salvager S.A. Murphy in payment for rescuing her. He rebuilt and returned her to service in August, 1885.
Owned by S A Murphy
*some sources say she was wrecked on Skillagallee, others 20 miles off Sheboygan, WI
Sources: nsp,eas,slh,h,mmgl,wb,sb,bb,es
,hcgl

------------------------------------------------------
DIANA - See GENERAL HAMILTON

------------------------------------------------------4178
DON. M. DICKINSON
Other names : built as ELLEN S. TERRY, renamed in 1881
Official no. : 8210
Type at loss : propeller wrecking tug, iron
Build info : 1858, Wilmington, Del
Specs : 354g 268n
Date of loss : 1888, Oct 11
Place of loss : near Belle Isle
Lake : Detroit R.
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : She was tied to some pilings at the head of the island for the night, when she caught fire and burned to a total loss. Hull may have been recovered and used as a barge.
Out of Detroit,.
Sources: mv,es3-1,lhl,hgl

------------------------------------------------------786
FLORENCE M. DICKINSON
Other names : built as T.U. BRADBURY*, renamed in 1880
Official no. : 24109
Type at loss : schooner-barge, wood, bulk freight
Build info : 1855, Luther Moses, Cleveland as a propeller
Specs : 180x28x10, 391g 371n
Date of loss : 1886, Nov 17
Place of loss : near Kewaunee, WI
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 3 of 7
Carrying : coal
Detail : Tow of steamer JUSTICE FIELD, along with 3 other barges, she went ashore in a gale and was totally wrecked.
See also EMERALD.
*'69 mvus shows her as T.U. BRADLEY as 677 t. out of Buffalo
Rebuilt in 1878 and 80, came out as a barge in '80.
Sources: mv,nsp,h,lhl,wb,hgl,sb,mpl,bb

------------------------------------------------------787
WILLIAM DICKINSON
Other names : most often seen as just DICKINSON
Official no. : 81431
Type at loss : propeller steam tug, wood
Build info : 1893, E.W. Heath, Benton Harbor, MI
Specs : 78x19x11 78g 49n
Date of loss : 1923, Sep 16*
Place of loss : at Marine City, MI
Lake : St Clair R
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : none
Carrying : none
Detail : Burned while tied up at a shipyard dock.
*Also given as Sep 6.
Sources: ledc,mv,phr,mpl,eas
,hcgl

------------------------------------------------------785
GEORGE B. DICKSON
Other names : none also seen as GEO. DICKINSON. Later HENRY
Official no. : 85501
Type at loss : propeller tug
Build info : 1876, Gibson & Craig, Buffalo
Specs : 60x15x8, 33g 17n
Date of loss : 1886, Dec 2
Place of loss : East end of 3rd St. Bridge, Saginaw River
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : ice
Loss of life : none
Carrying : none
Detail : She was breaking ice in the Saginaw R. when she suddenly sank, cut through by ice
. Declared a total loss, but later recovered, renamed HENRY in 1892.
Owned out of Bay City
Major repair, 1882
Sources: mv,nsp,slh,hgl
,hcgl

------------------------------------------------------3317
DICTATOR
Other names : none
Official no. : 6208
Type at loss : schooner-barge, wood
Build info : 1865, Mason & Bidwell, Buffalo as a propeller
Specs : 500 t.
Date of loss : 1880, Nov 21
Place of loss : On Long Point
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : wheat
Detail : In tow of steamer MORELY. When she began to labor in a gale her skipper ordered her crew to abandon her to the MORLEY, which was herself disabled by the towline. Shortly after, DICTATOR lurched to starboard and went down. Owned by M.M. DRAKE of Buffalo
As a steamer, she was sunk in the harbor at S. Manitou Island, Lake Mich., in 1871 when she was inexplicably rammed at her dock by the steamer JAY GOULD. Cut almost in two and declared a total loss, but in 1872 her hull was recovered and rebuilt to this barge.
Sources: nsp,hgl,lhl,mpl,wl

------------------------------------------------------4100
DIE VERNON
Other names : none
Official no. : 6544
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1857, F. N. Jones, Buffalo
Specs : 281 t. [414 t. om]
Date of loss : 1868, Oct 30-31
Place of loss : near Port Burwell, Ont.
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : 18,000 bu wheat
Detail : She was driven ashore by a gale and wrecked, a total loss. After several other vessels had passed her by or made ineffectual rescue attempts, her crew was finally saved in a very risky and heroic effort by the bark FOREST KING. The heavily-laden bark came to and anchored windward of the stricken schooner, then trailed a lifeboat and crew back to the schooner.
Owned by R. K. Bruce, Chicago.
Also suffered a serious accident in 1857.
Sources: nsp,mpl,mv,rsl,rnc

------------------------------------------------------788
EMMA DIETRICH
Other names : ?
Official no. : US
Type at loss : ?
Build info : ?
Specs : ?
Date of loss : 1903, May
Place of loss : Sugar Loaf Reef, off Port Colborne, Ont.
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : (storm)
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : Struck reef and wrecked
Sources: h,win

------------------------------------------------------
J.K. DIMMICK - See EDWARD V. DEMMER

------------------------------------------------------789
DINAH
Other names : ?
Official no. : C unreg.
Type at loss : (tug)
Build info : ?
Specs : 16 t.
Date of loss : 1910, Jul 4
Place of loss : off Long Point
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : (storm)
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : Foundered
Sources: win,h

------------------------------------------------------790
DISCOVERY
Other names : none
Official no. : none
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : ?
Specs : 20 or 100 tons
Date of loss : 1829, Fall
Place of loss : Rapids of St. Mary's R.
Lake : Superior
Type of loss : "wrecked"
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : Risked running the rapids of the St. Mary's in order to avoid the time and expense of portaging through Sault Ste Marie. Wrecked in the process.
Sources: ls

------------------------------------------------------791
DISPATCH
Other names : none
Official no. : 6155
Type at loss : propeller steam tug, wood
Build info : 1856, Beaudry, Ste. Antoine De Tilly, Quebec [C#33249]
Specs : 108x21 103 t.
Date of loss : 1871, Oct 10
Place of loss : off Pte Aux Barques, MI
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : wrecked
Loss of life : none
Carrying : none [five barges]
Detail : DISPATCH lost her way in forest fire smoke with her long tow of barges, ran aground on the point and tore her bottom out. The barges all survived. In the spring of 1872 Lake Huron skippers said the the wreck made an excellent marker to help them avoid the reef. Her engine and boiler were recovered in Sep,1872.
Burned and declared a total loss at Sandusky in the spring of 1867. Thoroughly rebuilt in late 1867.
Sold U.S.by 1866
Sources: rkr,lhl,slh,h,lsp,csv,nsp,mmgl,hgl,rsl,wl

------------------------------------------------------792
DISPATCH
Other names : built as COL. WOODWARD, renamed in 1914
Official no. : 202019
Type at loss : gas screw tug, wood
Build info : 1905, J. Poilot, Sandusky, OH
as a yacht
Specs : 49x12x4 14g 11n
Date of loss : 1931, May 6
Place of loss : St. Mary's R.
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : none
Detail : Burned to the waterline, a total loss.
As COL. WOODWARD she had also sunk in Sandusky Bay in the Big Storm of 1913. Rebuilt and renamed DISPATCH at Sandusky in 1914.
Sources: www,is,mpl
,hcgl

------------------------------------------------------793
DISPATCH BOAT #1
Other names : ?
Official no. : ?
Type at loss : tug, wood
Build info : ?
Specs : ?
Date of loss : 1935, Apr
Place of loss : 2 mi off Chicago waterfront
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : none
Detail : no detail
Sources: lmdc

------------------------------------------------------794
DIXIE
Other names : none
Official no. : 175285
Type at loss : unrigged dredge scow
Build info : 1941, Cheboygan, MI
Specs : 88x28x7, 152 t.
Date of loss : 1964, Dec 4
Place of loss : east of Ashtabula, OH
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : foundered
Loss of life :
none mentioned
Carrying : ?
Detail : Sank with the launch SURVEYOR (qv).
Wreck lies in 43 ft of water, 3.8 mi, 66 deg. from Ashtabula E. Breakwater light.
Out of Toledo, OH, owned by Price Bros., Toledo.
Sources: eas,glp,ledc,gmw
,hcgl

------------------------------------------------------795
HIRAM R. DIXON
Other names : none
Official no. : C107600
Type at loss : propeller, wood, pass. & package freight coaster
Build info : 1883, Mystic Marine Railway & Machine, Mystic, Ct. US#95761
Specs : 147x21x9 483gc
Date of loss : 1903, Aug 18
Place of loss : Michipicoten Isl., Ont.
Lake : Superior
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : none
Carrying : camp supplies
Detail : Burned to a total loss in Quebec Harbour
Owned by Booth & Co, Soo.
Brought to the lakes before 1890. Lengthened 30' at Chicago in 1892, Sold Canadian, 1901.
Sources: nsp,gwgl,is,lss,ns1,mv,csv,win,mmgl,do,
jb

------------------------------------------------------3677
LIZZIE DOAK
Other names : none
Official no. : 15640
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1868, Gibson, Winneconne or Milwaukee
Specs : 75x20x6, 64g 60n
Date of loss : 1892, Aug 30
Place of loss : near Ludington, Michigan
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : ?
Detail : She sprang a leak in a storm and was beached to prevent her sinking. Later wrecked by the action of waves. Total loss of only $825 for vessel and cargo.
Stranded near Muskegon with heavy damage in Nov, 1889 - no lives lost.
Major repairs in 1880 and 81.
Sources: wb,mv,hgl,polk,usls,nsp

------------------------------------------------------796
J.W. DOANE
Other names : none
Official no. : 75660
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1874, Sturgeon Bay, WI
Specs : 180 ft., 617 t.
Date of loss : 1882, Nov 23
Place of loss : near entrance to Buffalo harbor
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : light
Detail : Went out of control in gale and driven on the breakwater. Eight crew were rescued from her rigging, and the vessel broke up the same day. Bound Erie, PA for Buffalo.
Owned out of Chicago
Sources: nsp,is,h,usls,mv,es

------------------------------------------------------797
THOMAS DOBBIE
Other names : built as COMANCHE(qv), renamed in 1892
Official no. : 4932
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1867, J. Navagh, Oswego, NY
Specs : 137x25x11 322g 306 n
Date of loss : 1904, Dec 3
Place of loss : Deseronto, Ont.
Lake : Ontario
Type of loss : ice
Loss of life : none
Carrying : coal
Detail : Hull cut by ice while being towed into harbor by the tug W. J. CARTER. Bound Sodus Pt., NY for Deseronto, Ont.
Major repairs in 1879 and 82.
Owned out of Port Colborne (hence Canadian?).
Sources: mv,osdo,ns1, not in mmgl

------------------------------------------------------798
ANNA DOBBINS
Other names : none
Official no. : 395
Type at loss : propeller steam tug, wood
Build info : 1852, Mills & Walsh, Buffalo
Specs : 93x18x10, 83g 41n
Date of loss : 1886, Sep 24
Place of loss : SE of Big Charity, Saginaw Bay
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : foundered
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : (lumber)
Detail : Struck a reef and went down.
Salvagers contracted to raise her the following summer, and actually located and buoyed the wreck, but were unsuccessful in raising her. Wreck located in 1997.
She had a powerful [for the time] 292 hp engine and was considered one of the fastest tugs on the lakes. Named for the daughter of the famous Capt. D. P. Dobbins.
Out of Cleveland in '84
Rebuilt in 1881, major repairs in 1871.
Sources: mv,nsp,is(2-64),slh,lhl,hgl,rsl,wl

------------------------------------------------------3923
GEORGE S. DODGE
Other names : also seen as GEO. J. DODGE
Official no. : 10546
Type at loss : propeller tug, wood
Build info : 1864, Philadelphia, PA
Specs : 65x18x6, 37 t.
Date of loss : 1870, Sep 29
Place of loss : in harbor at Oswego, NY
Lake : Ontario
Type of loss : explosion
Loss of life : none
Carrying : none of 5
Detail : She was lying to at the Columbia Grain elevator when her boiler exploded without warning at 4 am, blowing the tug to pieces and blasting high-velocity fragments all over the west side of Oswego. Miraculously, nobody was hurt in the explosion, even though her fireman was sitting in the engine room at the time. Shrapnel from the blast caused a number of amusing and amazing incidents in the town. It was later speculated that a jammed safety valve had caused the disaster.
Owned by Thos. Dobbie & the Frost Bros. of Oswego.
Sources: rp,lhl,nsp,eas

------------------------------------------------------3460
GEORGE W. DOLE
Other names : none often seen as G.W. DOLE
Official no. : none
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1839, Calvin Case, Detroit* as a sidewheeler
Specs : 125x19x8, 175 t.
Date of loss : 1856
Place of loss : at Buffalo
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : unreported
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : "Sunk"
Also reported lost at Buffalo 10/18/1844. Sunk in Buffalo Creek in the spring of 1846, raised and taken to Detroit, where she was converted to this schooner.
*location also given as Chicago
Sources: lhl,hgl,nsp,wl

------------------------------------------------------
T.D. DOLE - See J.C. CLARK

------------------------------------------------------
DOLPHIN - See also SOLON H. JOHNSON

------------------------------------------------------799
DOLPHIN
Other names : ?
Official no. : none
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : (1817, Sacket's Harbor, NY)
Specs : (24 t.)
Date of loss : 1818
Place of loss : Pultneyville, NY
Lake : Ontario
Type of loss : ice
Loss of life : none
Carrying : ?
Detail : Crushed and sunk by ice.
Sources: sol,hgl

------------------------------------------------------800
DOLPHIN
Other names : none
Official no. : 6205
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1862, Allen & McClelland, Milwaukee
Specs : 119 ft., 233 nt.
Date of loss : 1869, Jul 6
Place of loss : near Waugoschance Point, MI
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : collision/storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : coal
Detail : Collided with the bark BADGER STATE and sank in the narrow channel west of the point. BADGER STATE rescued her crew. She may have been recovered.
Homeport: Racine
Sources: slh,nsp,hgl,ssm,mpl,mdwl

------------------------------------------------------3558
DOLPHIN
Other names : none
Official no. : 6407
Type at loss : scow-schooner, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1867, J. Cusson, Bay City, MI
Specs : 70x19x4, 46g 44n
Date of loss : 1875
Place of loss : at Saginaw, MI
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : "wrecked"
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : No detail. Document surrendered at Port Huron Jun 30, 1879, annotated "wrecked at Saginaw in 1875."
Sources: phr,vbs,mv

------------------------------------------------------801
DOLPHIN
Other names : none built on the hull of the schooner TOM DYER
Official no. : 6152
Type at loss : schooner-barge, wood
Build info : 1855, Gay, Milan, OH
Specs : 107x24x9 147 t.
Date of loss : 1887, Oct 22
Place of loss : off Harbor Beach, MI
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 7 (6)
Carrying : lumber [mill culls]
Detail : Tow of steamer OSWEGATCHIE, she capsized after her towline broke and foundered. Her fate was unknown for nearly a week. The barge NORRIS(qv) of the same tow, was also lost. Cargo and wreckage of both washed ashore north of Kincardine, Ont.
out of E. Saginaw
Rebuilt, 1862, at Detroit.
Sources: mv,nsp,slh,h,phr,hgl,usls,rsl

------------------------------------------------------802
DOMINION
Other names : none
Official no. : C none
Type at loss : sidewheel steamer, wood, riverine
Build info : 1867, John Bruce*, Wallaceburg, Ont.
Specs : 117x25x8, 175gc 117nc
Date of loss : 1875, Jul
30
Place of loss : Thames R., 5 mi below Chatham, Ont.
Lake : St. Clair
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : ?
Carrying :
65 cords wood
Detail : Caught fire during the process of loading her cargo and burned to a total loss.
Owned by J.W. Steinhoff, Chatham
*"Broper" also given.
Sources: clu,csv,mmgl,jb

------------------------------------------------------803
DOMINION
Other names : none
Official no. : C90526
Type at loss : barge, wood [built as a propeller]
Build info : 1890, D. Hook, Chatham, Ont.
Specs : 95x24x5, 138gc 94nc
Date of loss : 1898, Mar
Place of loss : at Chatham, Ont.
Lake : St Clair
Type of loss : wrecked
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : Sunk and a total loss while tied to a dock at Chatham.
Rebuilt as barge in 1898 at Chatham.
Sources: mmgl,csv

------------------------------------------------------804
DOMINION
Other names : none
Official no. : C90707
Type at loss : propeller, wood, bulk freight "rabbit"
Build info : 1868, L. Shickluna, St. Catharines
Specs : 135x26x11 478gc 304nc
Date of loss : 1900, Oct 2
Place of loss : at Sandwich, Ont.
Lake : Detroit R
Type of loss : Fire
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : Gutted by fire and declared a total loss, but her hull was later recovered and rebuilt as the barge CANADA.
Hailed from Windsor.
Rebuilt from 137x23x11, 601 t., 1887
Sources: mmgl,ns2,csv
,hcgl

------------------------------------------------------805
DON QUIXOTE
Other names : none
Official no. : none
Type at loss : sidewheel steamer, passenger & package freight
Build info : 1836, Toledo, Mich.*
Specs : 81x16x4, 51 t.
Date of loss : 1836
Place of loss : unreported
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : "lost"
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : "Wrecked," no detail
*Toledo was part of Michigan Territory until 1837
Sources: slh,is,sgr,nsp,wl

------------------------------------------------------806
DONALDSON
Other names : none
Official no. : 6094
Type at loss : schooner-barge, wood, bulk freight, 2-mast
Build info : 1866, F. Martel, Tonawanda as a
bark
Specs : 156x31x12 420g 399n
Date of loss : 1913, Aug 17
Place of loss : at Cleveland
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : ?
Detail : Began to leak heavily in storm. Her tow vessel made a run for the harbor, but DONALDSON went down near the entrance. Considered too old to salvage, and left in place.
Driven aground with heavy damage near Muskegon by a gale in November of 1882.
Also heavily damaged in a grounding near Washington Harbor, Wis., in 1890.
Rerigged as a 3-mast schooner in 1881
Major repairs in 1880, 83, 91
Sources: ns2,mv,wl,hcgl,nsp

------------------------------------------------------807
JAMES P. DONALDSON
Other names : none
Official no. : C116575
Type at loss : propeller, wood, bulk freight
Build info : 1880, Anderson & Holland, Marine City, MI [US# 76183]
Specs : 185x30x12 522g 426n
Date of loss : 1923, Mar 18
Place of loss : at Thunder Bay, Ont.
Lake : Superior
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : none
Carrying : empty
Detail : She caught fire and burned to a total loss at her winter layup dock at the Paterson elevator. The remaining hulk was towed out and scuttled near the Welcome Islands May 6, 1923.
Sold Canadian, 1922. Owned by Paterson Steamship Lines.
Heavily damaged in a fire at Bay City, MI, in Dec, 1898.
Sources: ns3,mv,csv,mpl,rf

------------------------------------------------------808
DORMER #2
Other names : ?
Official no. : ?
Type at loss : barge, bulk freight
Build info : 1918
Specs : 82 t.
Date of loss : 1940, Jul 7
Place of loss : Saginaw R., near Crow Isl.
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : sank
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : no detail
Sources: eas,slh,h

------------------------------------------------------809
GRACE DORMER
Other names : none
Official no. : 10997
Type at loss : propeller, wood, passenger & package freight ferry
Build info : 1868, E. Osman, Buffalo
Specs : 71x17x6 66g 49n
Date of loss : 1925
Place of loss :
at boneyard at Buffalo
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life :
none
Carrying : none
Detail : She had been abandoned at the boneyard and was destroyed by fire. Document surrendered March 26, 1925.
Also burned on July 3, 1872 at St. James, Beaver Island, just after loading a cargo of fish. One life lost.
Rebuilt, 1873
In 1888 her boiler was condemned as unsafe and she was pulled from service until a new one could be installed.
Sources: is(1-71),lhl,nsp,mv,phr
,hcgl

------------------------------------------------------810
DOROTHY MAY
Other names : none
Official no. : C130284
Type at loss :
propeller tug, wood
Build info : 1912, Port Dalhousie, Ont
Specs : 53x15x9, 55gc 29nc
Date of loss : 1941, Oct 7
Place of loss : 15 mi off Port Alma, Ont.
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : Foundered in heavy weather
Built or acquired from foreign sources about 1911
Out of Goderich
Sources: h
,hcgl not in mmgl

------------------------------------------------------3861
ANNIE P. DORR
Other names : also seen as ANNA P. DORR
Official no. : 105207
Type at loss : propeller steam tug, wood
Build info : 1870, W. Crosthwaite, E. Saginaw, MI
Specs : 76x20x6, 44g 22n
Date of loss : 1888, Nov 26
Place of loss : near Dunkirk, NY
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : none
Detail : She and the tug JAMES ADAMS came to Dunkirk to release the stranded tug EDWARD MAYTHAM. A gale prevented them from entering the harbor. They worked around outside the harbor until DORR sprung a leak and foundered in about 30 minutes. Her crew were taken aboard the ADAMS with difficulty.
Owned by the famous O.W. Cheney tug fleet.
Sources: vbs,phr,mv,nsp

------------------------------------------------------811
E.P. DORR
Other names : none
Official no. : none
Type at loss : propeller wrecking tug, wood
Build info : 1855, Van Slyke & Notter, Buffalo
Specs : 161x25x , 300 t.
Date of loss : 1856, Jun (24)
Place of loss : Saginaw Bay, Mi
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : collision
Loss of life : none
Carrying : eight valuable steam pumps
Detail : Collided with the steamer OLIVER CROMWELL(qv) and sank while bound Detroit for Chicago. Her crew were rescued by the CROMWELL. She had been such a successful design that a new tug the SALVOR, which was identical to her, was built to replace her.
Owned by the Garden City and Mutual Insurance Companies
Sources: slh,lhl,hgl,nsp,rnc,
ctw

------------------------------------------------------812
E.P. DORR
Other names : none
Official no. : 7546
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1861, J. Banta, Chicago
Specs : 263 g 216 n
Date of loss : 1881, Nov 15
Place of loss : Tecumseh Reef, 20 mi E of Long Point
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 7 [all]
Carrying : oak and chestnut lumber
Detail : Bound for Oswego, struck bottom, filled and sank. Out of Buffalo
Ashore near Charlotte, NY with heavy damage, September of 1878.
Burned by arson at Buffalo in Oct, 1877.
Collided with bark ALICE with heavy damage in Oct, 1865.
Heavily damaged by a waterspout in 1861.
Rebuilt 1871,74,77, major repairs in late 1878
Sources: mv,eas,h,ledc,osdo,win,hgl,usls,rp,nsp,es

------------------------------------------------------813
G.J. DORR
Other names : built as tug GERTRUDE
Official no. : 85890
Type at loss : propeller steam tug, wood
Build info : 1885, Saugatuck
Specs : 57x14x7 26g 13n
Date of loss : 1899, Sep
Place of loss : off S. Chicago
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : (towing accident)
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : towing 2 scows
Detail : Pulling her tow across the harbor, she sank for an unreported reason..
Some issues of Merchant Vessels show her as G.J. DARR.
Sources: lmdc,mv

------------------------------------------------------814
DOT
Other names : built as bark MARY MERRITT
Official no. : US
Type at loss : schooner-barge, wood
Build info : 1865, L. Shickluna, St. Catharines
Specs : 347 g 300 n
Date of loss : 1883, Aug 25
Place of loss : several miles off Grand Marais, MI
Lake : Superior
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : iron ore
Detail : She was lost from the tow of steamer M.M. DRAKE in a gale and foundered quickly. DRAKE picked up her crew.
Owned by A. C. Smith
As MERRITT, she had gone ashore with heavy damage 6 mi E of this accident's site, in 1881. Recovered, rebuilt amd reclaimed by Americans.
Sources: clu,lssc,is,lss,hgl

------------------------------------------------------815
L.R. DOTY
Other names : none
Official no. : 141272
Type at loss : propeller, bulk freight
Build info : 1893, F.W. Wheeler, W Bay City, MI
Specs : 291x41x20 2050g 1709n
Date of loss : 1898, Oct 24
Place of loss : off Kenosha, WI
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 17 [all]
Carrying : corn
Detail : With schooner-barge OLIVE JEANETTE(qv) in tow, she ran into a terrific gale. When she began to get in trouble, she cut the JEANETTE loose and sailed off into the storm. She was not seen again until her wreckage washed up on the beach near Kenosha a few days later. OLIVE JEANETTE made it to Chicago under her own sail.
Bound from Chicago with corn.
Sources: gs,sol,is,sbs,vbs,h,lmdc,mpl

------------------------------------------------------816
REUBEN DOUD
Other names : none
Official no. : C100305
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 3-mast
Build info : 1873, Gibson, Winneconne, WI [US# 110151]
Specs : 137x26x12 324g 308n
Date of loss : 1906, Aug 24
Place of loss : on Ward's Is. near the harbor entrance at Toronto
Lake : Ontario
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : coal
Detail : Driven onto the island while attempting to enter the harbor in heavy weather.
Sold Canadian about 1893. Hailed from Windsor.
Was a major wreck at Pelee Isl. in 1900, and at Charlotte NY, '03.
Winneconne is 40 mi by water from Lake Michigan, and she was only brought to the lake with much difficulty.
Sources: win,ns1,nsp,win,osdo,mpl,rp,hcgl
not in mmgl

------------------------------------------------------4036
STEPHEN A. DOUGLAS
Other names : none
Official no. : none
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1859,
Ellinwood, Sackett’s Harbor, NY*
Specs : 360 t. om
Date of loss : 1862, Oct
Place of loss : Manitou Islands
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : (storm)
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : She was driven ashore and wrecked, despite the efforts of the wrecking tug LEVIATHAN to pull her off - vessel and cargo a total loss.
Owned by Johnson & Turner, Oswego
*Fitted out at Oswego.
Sources: nsp,hgl,
umr

------------------------------------------------------817
M. DOUSMAN
Other names : none
Official no. : none
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1843, Milwaukee
Specs : 86 ft., 157 t.
Date of loss : 1852
Place of loss : off Dunkirk, NY
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : sank
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : no detail
Sources: is,hgl

------------------------------------------------------818
NANCY DOUSMAN
Other names : One enrollment document calls her NANCY DOUCEMAN, probably in error. Later rebuilt as GALLINIPPER(qv)
Official no. : none
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1833, Black R., OH
Specs : 69x20x7, 86 t.
Date of loss : 1834
Place of loss : Straits of Mackinac
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : foundered
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : Foundered, details unknown. Recovered 10 years later, stripped to a skeleton and rebuilt as above.
Sources: slh,hgl,wl

------------------------------------------------------4101
ROSE DOUSMAN
Other names : none
Official no. : none
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1855, L. Cox, Milwaukee
Specs : 133 t.
Date of loss : 1867, Apr [1st week]
Place of loss : near New Buffalo
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 3
Carrying : ?
Detail : She stranded and became a total loss.
Owned by Roach & Connor, Milwaukee, in 1864
Sources: nsp,hgl,rsl

------------------------------------------------------819
DOVER
Other names : built as steamer FRANK E. KIRBY, renamed SILVER SPRAY in 1927 and DOVER the same year
Official no. : 120796
Type at loss : sidewheel steamer, steel, passenger
Build info : 1890, Detroit Dry Dock, Wyandotte, MI hull# 101
Specs : 196x30*x11 533g 375n
Date of loss : 1932, Jun 23
Place of loss : at Ecorse, MI
Lake : Detroit R
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : none
Carrying : none
Detail : Tied up at layup dock when she caught fire along with several other vessels. She was a very popular and graceful vessel during her long career.
The wreck was removed in 1939.
Also burned at River Rouge or Ecorse, MI, Feb 20, 1929.
*56ft over guards (extreme width)
Sources: eas,mv,atl,mol,is,sol,mpl
,hcgl

------------------------------------------------------4154
H. DOVIEL
Other names : also seen as H. DOVELL, DOVEIL
Official # : none
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : prob. after 1849
Specs : 67 t.
Date of loss : 1855, Oct 18
Place of loss : off Oak Orchard, NY
Lake : Ontario
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : 4,000 bu wheat
Detail : She began to leak while bound from the Welland Canal to Oswego. After a long struggle to keep her afloat, her crew abandoned her and she went down in deep water.
Owned by Wm Hunter & Co, Sodus, NY; homeport at Oswego.
Sources : nsp,rp,wl

------------------------------------------------------820
FANNY DOWELL
Other names : ?
Official no. : ?
Type at loss : (tug or packet)
Build info : ?
Specs : 18 t.
Date of loss : 1880, Jul 8
Place of loss : 2 mi from Pelee Isl.
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : sank
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : no detail
Out of Sandusky.
Date also given as 1890, but not in '84 mvus
Sources: h,win not in mmgl, '84mv

------------------------------------------------------821
TOM DOWLING
Other names : none
Official no. : 24988
Type at loss : propeller steam tug, wood
Build info : 1873, Stevens & Presley, Cleveland
Specs : 67x13x5 37g 18n
Date of loss : 1908, Aug 17
Place of loss : at Ashland, WI
Lake : Superior
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : none
Detail : Burned to waterline.
May have been recovered.
Sources: gwgl,mv,lss,mpl,hcgl

------------------------------------------------------822
DAVID DOWS
Other names : none
Official no. : 157029
Type at loss : schooner or schooner-barge, wood, 5-mast
Build info : 1881, Bailey Bros., Toledo
Specs : 265x38x18, 1481g
Date of loss : 1889, Nov 25
Place of loss : off Whiting, Ind., 10 mi SSE of Chicago
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : coal
Detail : In tow of steamer AURORA with barge ADAMS and bound for Chicago, broke her back on a series of big waves and went down in 42 feet. Sank with her 5 masts emergent and became a serious navigational problem for vessels approaching Chicago, until winter ice removed them. Hull partly removed in 1908, but remains are a frequent dive target.
Reportedly the largest and most capacious schooner in the world when built, equalling "tea clippers" in size, but her various owners found her impractical. She was thus used mostly as a towed barge. Probably the only 5-master ever built on the lakes, though GOLDEN AGE may have been laid down as a 5-er.
May have been cut down to a dedicated towbarge in 1883, though some sources says she was still full-masted when lost.
Sources: mv,eas,is(1-86),is,h,phgl,lmdc,nsp,wb,hgl,net,sb,mpl,es
,hcgl

------------------------------------------------------3776
JOHN H. DRAKE
Other names : also seen as J.H. DRAKE
Official no. : 12757
Type at loss : schooner-barge, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1855, Wm. Jones, Black R., OH as a schooner
Specs : 131x26x11, 271 t. [350 t., old measure]
Date of loss : 1872, Sep 28
Place of loss : north of Chicago harbor
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : (none)
Carrying : lumber
Detail : She was driven is ashore in a gale that effected shipping on Lakes Michigan, Huron and Erie and cost over 60 lives. By Oct 1 she was reported hogged and rapidly breaking up.
Bound Alpena for Chicago with salt and lumber on Nov 16, 1869. Blinded by a blizzard, she came into Grand Traverse Bay accidentally and went ashore about 5 mi N of Traverse City. Caught fire in early December and abandoned with heavy damage, but recovered the next spring.
Major repairs in 1863
Sources: nsp,hgl,mv,rsl

------------------------------------------------------823
M.M. DRAKE
Other names : none
Official no. : 91485
Type at loss : propeller, wood, bulk freight
Build info : 1882, Union Dry Dock, Buffalo as package freighter
Specs : 201x35x15 1102g 949n
Date of loss : 1901, Oct 2
Place of loss : off Vermilion Point, MI
Lake : Superior
Type of loss : storm/collision
Loss of life : 1
Carrying : iron ore
Detail : Lost the line to her sinking consort MICHIGAN(qv) in a heavy gale, then collided with her while trying to take off her crew. Disabled and wallowing, the DRAKE began to sink, but the passing freighters NORTHERN WAVE and CRESCENT CITY stood by and rescued the crews in a feat of daring.
Both DRAKE aand MICHIGAN were members of the Corrigan fleet.
Went ashore near Cheboygan, MI, Straits, and given up for lost in October of 1888.
There was a tug of this name operating at the same time.
Wreckage located in 1978.
Sources: is(2-69,1-71),lssc,lss,ns1,nsp,gsg,mpl,hcgl

------------------------------------------------------824
DREADNAUGHT
Other names : none also seen as DREADNOUGHT
Official no. : 6947
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1877, E. Saginaw
Specs : 42x12x3 11g 10n
Date of loss : 1886, Sep 11
Place of loss : near AuGres, MI, Saginaw Bay
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : collision
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : Collided with the tug CHENEY and sank. Thought to be unsalvageable, but recovered the next spring. Abandoned in 1899.
One source claims this wreck was DREADNAUGHT US#6837 (mpl)
Sources: slh,lhdc,vbs,phr,hgl,mpl

------------------------------------------------------825
DREADNAUGHT
Other names : none also seen as DREADNOUGHT
Official no. : 35270
Type at loss : schooner, wood may have been scow-schooner
Build info : 1867, Lutt or Letts, Detroit
Specs : 66x19x7 59g 56n
Date of loss : 1893, Nov 28
Place of loss : on Seul Choix Point, E Side Garden Peninsula
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : lumber
Detail : Driven ashore by a gale and went to pieces. She had been made unmanageable by masses of ice frozen to her upperworks. Estimated value of vessel and cargo only $725.
Probably the vessel shown, but the 412 gt schooner DREADNAUGHT, b. 1856, Rogers, Oswego, was reported lost near Racine in '93
Sources: osdo,slh,mv,wb,hgl

------------------------------------------------------826
DREDGE #1
Other names : none
Official no. : C (122174)
Type at loss : dredge scow or barge
Build info : ? (1903, Port Arthur, Ont.)
Specs : ? (65x24x8, 176 t.)
Date of loss : 1932, Jun
Place of loss : off Bayfield, Ont.
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : none
Detail : Tow of tug MAX #1, she broke her towline and sank in storm.
If this is parenthesized vessel, then it was recovered.
Sources: (mmgl),lhdc not in mmgl

------------------------------------------------------827
DREDGE #2
Other names : ?
Official no. : ?
Type at loss : dredge barge
Build info : ?
Specs : 403 t.
Date of loss : 1907, Dec 13
Place of loss : unreported
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 1
Carrying : none
Detail : wrecked in storm
Sources: h

------------------------------------------------------828
DREDGE #8
Other names : none
Official no. : C116384
Type at loss : dredge barge
Build info : 1888, Duluth
Specs : 96x36x10, 415gc 415nc
Date of loss : 1909, Dec 9
Place of loss : E Hatton Isl., Thunder Bay, Ont.
Lake : Superior
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 6
Carrying : none
Detail : Foundered and declared a total loss. Later recovered, registry closed in 1942.
Registered out of Port Arthur, Ont.
Sold Canadian in 1904
Sources: h,win,mmgl

------------------------------------------------------829
DREDGE #906
Other names : none
Official no. : ?
Type at loss : dredge
Build info : 1912
Specs : ?
Date of loss : 1956, May 23
Place of loss : 6 mi E of Milwaukee
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : sank
Loss of life : 9 of at least 10
Carrying : ?
Detail : Sunk while in tow of tug E. JAMES FUSIK.
Located 6.25 mi, 129deg from Milwaukee N Breakwater light
Sources: glp,lmdc,mpl

------------------------------------------------------831
JOSEPHINE DRESDEN
Other names : none
Official no. : 12756
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 2-mast [Grand Haven {jackass} rig]
Build info : 1852, John Betts, Michigan City, IN
Specs : 95x21x6 84g 80n
Date of loss : 1907, Nov 27
Place of loss : at Crescent, MI, W side of N Manitou Isl.
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : shingles*
Detail : Torn from her dock and blown ashore in gale, a total wreck. Upbound, she had been sheltering from the storm.
First vessel on Lakes to have an auxiliary gas engine. Sometimes described as "auxiliary schooner" or "gas schooner."
*Also described as loaded with lumber or in ballast.
Almost cut in two in collision with propeller ECLIPSE in May of 1857.
Rebuilt in 1867 after a serious ground at St. Joseph. MI
Sources: eas,h,lmdc,mv,mol,nb,nsp,mpl,rsl,wl,hcgl

------------------------------------------------------832
GEORGE C. DREW
Other names : none
Official no. : none
Type at loss : (scow-)schooner, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1848, Avon, OH
Specs : 94x22x7, 131 t.
Date of loss : 1866, Aug 10
Place of loss : Big Charity Isl., Saginaw Bay
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : (none)
Carrying : lumber
Detail : Hung up on reef near the island and wrecked. Her outfit and cargo was saved, and an attempt was made to salvage her hull, but to no avail.
Sources: slh,hgl,wl,rsl,nsp

------------------------------------------------------833
DRILL BOAT #3
Other names : ?
Official no. : C151110
Type at loss : oil drilling boat
Build info : ?
Specs : 93 t.
Date of loss : 1942, Sep 9
Place of loss : Abreast eastern end of Scarborough Bluffs
Lake : Ontario
Type of loss : (storm)
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : foundered.
Owned by C.S.B.D. & C. Co., Toronto.
Built or acquired from foreign sources about 1924.
Sources: h,win not in mmgl

------------------------------------------------------834
DRIVER
Other names : none
Official no. : 6201
Type at loss : schooner(-barge), wood, bulk freight
Build info : 1856, J.M. Jones, Milwaukee
Specs : 103x26x8 137g 130n
Date of loss : 1901, Aug 30
Place of loss : off S. Manitou Isl.
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : hardwood
Detail : Capsized in a sudden squall, she later drifted ashore near Point Betsie. Her crew abandoned her in yawl, and their whereabouts were unknown until Sep 4, when they showed up in Chicago.
Rescued crew of steamer H.C. AKELEY(qv) in 1883.
Out of Benton Harbor.
Waterlogged and considered a total loss on Lake Michigan with the loss of one life in October, 1865.
major repairs in 1877 and 1883
Sources: nsp,ns1,is,lmdc,nb,mpl,hcgl

------------------------------------------------------835
DROMEDARY
Other names : none
Official no. : C none
Type at loss : propeller, wood
Build info : 1868, Andrews & Son, Port Dalhousie, Ont.
Specs : 120x23x11 255g 174n
Date of loss : 1882, Nov 18
Place of loss : at Hamilton, Ont.
Lake : Ontario
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : none
Carrying : ?
Detail : Burned to total loss at the wharf when her banked fires overheated.
Owned by Barrows & Co., Hamilton, Ont.
Rebuilt, 1880
Sources: nsp,clu,csv,mmgl,hgl,rp,wl,es

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DRUID - See NIAGARA

------------------------------------------------------836
JESSIE DRUMMOND
Other names : none
Official no. : C51455
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 3-mast
Build info : 1864, A. Simpson, St. Catharines as a bark
Specs : 134x23x12 291gc
Date of loss : 1902, Dec 2
Place of loss : near entrance to harbor at Cobourg, Ont.
Lake : Ontario
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none of 7
Carrying :
600 t. coal
Detail : Struck bottom and settled while trying to make Cobourg harbor in a gale. Pounded to pieces.
Crew rescued by Cobourg Lifesaving Service.
Registered out of Port Hope, Ont.
In 1865 she carried a load of steel rails from Hamburg, Ger., to Ont.
When built she was iron strapped and wire rigged.
Converted to schooner in 1874.
Sources: mmgl,sol,lh,is,ns1,h,tfgl,win,mpl,rsl,hcgl

------------------------------------------------------837
DUDLEY
Other names : ?
Official no. : ?
Type at loss : dredge vessel
Build info : 1926
Specs : 95 t.
Date of loss : 1934, Nov 3
Place of loss : off Au Sable pierhead light near Oscoda
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : foundered
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : none
Detail : no detail
Sources: eas,slh,

------------------------------------------------------838
NELLIE DUFF
Other names : none
Official no. : 130334
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1885, Port Clinton, OH
Specs : 77x20x6 54g 51n
Date of loss : 1895, Oct 14
Place of loss : near Lorain, OH
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 3 of 4
Carrying : gravel
Detail : Cargo shifted in heavy seas while she was trying to make port at Lorain in a gale. She sank two miles out when she turned aside to make way for another distressed vessel. By the last day of the year she had disappeared completely.
NELLIE A DUFF, C.B.BENSON and KATE WINSLOW, all schooners owned by the Duff family all were lost on Oct 14, but in different years.
Sources: nsp,is,h,mv,ledc,wb,hgl

------------------------------------------------------840
DULUTH
Other names : none
Official no. : 163495
Type at loss : dredge scow
Build info : 1872, Green Bay, WI
Specs : 142 t.
Date of loss : 1918, Oct 12
Place of loss : Duluth, MN
Lake : Superior
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : none
Detail : Tied up at her dock, she was destroyed when a forest fire the swept dock area.
Sources: mv,eas,is

------------------------------------------------------842
GEORGE DUNBAR
Other names : none
Official no. : 6496
Type at loss : propeller, wood, bulk freight "steam barge"
Build info : 1867, Chaffee, Allegan, MI
Specs : 134x25x9 238g 191n
Date of loss : 1902, Jun 29
Place of loss : wreck lies 6 mi SE of Pelee I.
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 7 of 10
Carrying : coal
Detail : Damaged by a sudden squall near Kelley's Island and sank. Bound Cleveland for Alpena. 7 crew elected to stay aboard while the skipper, his wife and daughter made for shore in life boat. Only those 3 were saved. Others perished on a makeshift raft.
Out of Michigan City.
Owned by Saginaw Bay Trans. Co., Mentor, Oh.
Sources: do2,nsp,slh,is,ns1,h,mv,ledc,mpl,wl,hcgl

------------------------------------------------------3373
DUNCAN CITY
Other names : built as JOHN HEISMAN, renamed JOHN RAE in 1856
Official no. : 6792
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1852, Geo. Thurston, Kingston, Ont. as a bark
Specs : 211g 200n
Date of loss : 1888, Oct ca.20 [spring ‘89 also given]
Place of loss : Summer Island off tip of Garden Island, MI
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : (storm)
Loss of life : none
Carrying : ?
Detail : Ashore and wrecked; reported pounded to pieces a short time later. In 1890 she was reported as released, but no further record of her use.
Collision with M.L.HIGGIE near Bailey's Harbor June, 1884.
As JOHN RAE, she went ashore at South Bay, Lake Ontario, in fall, 1872. Salvaged by Americans and this vessel built on her hull by Miller of Oswego, launched anew in 1873.
Wrecked and sunk near the Ducks on Eastern Lake Ontario in 1866 - recovered the next year.
Sailed From Hamilton, Ont. via Buffalo to St. John’s, New Brunswick with corn in May, 1856, the first Lakes vessel to ship a cargo directly to that port.
Sources: nsp,mv,clu,net,mpl,wmn,rnc

------------------------------------------------------843
JOHN DUNCAN
Other names : none
Official no. : 76960
Type at loss : propeller, wood, bulk freight
Build info : 1891,
A. J. Johnson, Ft. Howard (Green Bay), WI
Specs : 225x38x17 1268g 997n
Date of loss : 1903, Aug 27
Place of loss : just off docks at Harrisville, MI
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : iron ore
Detail : Developed a leak in a gale. Ran for shore but sank just short in 20 feet of water. Lifesaving Service rescued her crew. She was declared total loss but recovered. Rebuilt. Renamed HOWARD W. in 1916.
Sold Canadian in 1913 [C# 133821].
Wrecked on the St. Lawrence in 1919, recovered but declared a constructive total loss and retired in 1920.
Sources: nsp,slh,ns2,mv
,hcgl

------------------------------------------------------844
DUNDEE
Other names : none
Official no. : 157366
Type at loss : schooner-barge, wood, 2-mast [built as 3-mast schooner]
Build info : 1893, Jas. Davidson, W. Bay City, MI hull #54
Specs : 211x35x16 1043g 991n
Date of loss : 1900, Sep 11
Place of loss : 10 mi W of Cleveland, 4 mi offshore
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 1 [cook]
Carrying : lumber
Detail : She foundered in a gale. Salvage was later attempted, but unsuccessfully. Flattened by explosives in December.
Sources: vbs,mv,eas,sol,ns1,h,ledc,mpl

------------------------------------------------------845
DUNDERBURG
Other names : none also seen in mv as DUNDERSBURG
Official no. : 6151
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 3-mast
Build info : 1867, J. M. Jones, Detroit
Specs : 186 ft., 597 t.
Date of loss : 1868, Aug 13
Place of loss : off Sand Beach, MI
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : collision
Loss of life : 1
Carrying : corn, 6 passengers
Detail : Collided at 11 pm with steamer EMPIRE STATE and went down a few miles from shore. The mate of the EMPIRE STATE was found to be at fault in the collision, which took the life of a female passenger who was standing on deck at the time and was apparently thrown overboard by the impact of the collision.
A fisherman reported seeing her below the surface in 27 fathoms of water in 1875.
Out of Detroit
Sources: mv,slh,lhdc,hgl,sip,nsp

------------------------------------------------------846
DUNDURN
Other names : built as FLINT & PERE MARQUETTE #2 [later F. & P.M. #2], last name in 1906
Official no. : C112207
Type at loss : barge, wood, bulk freight
Build info : 1882, Detroit Dry Dock, Wyandotte, MI hull #60 US#120500
Specs : 213x330x12, 1120gc
Date of loss : 1919, Jul 15
Place of loss : just outside harbor at Ashtabula, OH
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 2
Carrying :
coal
Detail : Tow of the tug HOME RULE(qv), she foundered in gale.
Sold Canadian, lengthened 35 ft. and converted to barge in 1906.
Built as a propeller break-bulk and passenger carrier. She was NEVER a carferry.
Sources: atl,ns2,ledc,csv,mmgl,mpl
,hcgl

------------------------------------------------------3731
E.W. DUNHAM
Other names : none also seen as E.F. DUNHAM
Official no. : C none
Type at loss : scow-schooner, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1870, D.C. Gates, Houghton, Ont.
Specs : 76x17x6, 75 t.
Date of loss : 1871, Aug [late in the month, exact date unknown]
Place of loss : on a line Port Burwell-Cleveland
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 6 [all]
Carrying : coal
Detail : Bound Cleveland for Port Burwell, but never arrived. Probably foundered about mid-lake.
Out of Port Burwell
A scow E.A. DUNHAM out of Port Burwell is listed in 1873 clu as "rebuilt"
Sources: nsp,mmgl,hgl

------------------------------------------------------847
WILLIAM H. DUNHAM
Other names : none
Official no. : 80393
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1873, Robinson, Eastmanville, MI
Specs : 116x24x8 185g 175n
Date of loss : 1902, Dec 31
Place of loss : near Duke's Creek
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : lumber
Detail : Driven ashore and wrecked beyond repair
Sources: ns1,mv

------------------------------------------------------848
GEORGE L. DUNLAP
Other names : none
Official no. : 10347
Type at loss : sidewheel steamer, wood, passenger & package freight
Build info : 1864, W.H. Wolf, Ft. Howard, WI
Specs : 185x23x10 436gt 338n.
Date of loss : 1880, Nov 20
Place of loss : Saginaw Bay, 14 mi from Bay City
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : ice
Loss of life :
none
Carrying : ?
Detail : Cut by ice and foundered to the decks. Later towed in to Bay City for possible repair, but abandoned.
Sources: sol,lhl,slh,mpl,nsp
,hcgl

------------------------------------------------------849
JOHN DUNN
Other names : none
Official no. : 75609
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 3-mast
Build info : 1874, A. Miller, Oswego, NY
Specs : 138x26x11, 320 t.
Date of loss : 1875, Sep 9
Place of loss : Chicago harbor
near "the fort"
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
of 7
Carrying : 600 coal
Detail : Struck the piers while coming into the harbor
from Cleveland in a gale and wrecked near the foot of 18th Street. She was subject to almost constant salvage efforts until finally given up for lost Nov. 10. Valued at $22,000.
Also sunk on Lake Erie, in 1874.
Owned by T. Dunn and M.J. Cummings - out of Oswego.
Sources: is,osdo,nsp,

------------------------------------------------------850
STUART H. DUNN
Other names : built as schooner WILFRED R. TAYLOR, renamed 1888
Official no. : C72964
Type at loss : schooner-barge, wood, 3-mast, built as schooner
Build info : 1877, G. Dixon, Marysburgh [Milford], Ont.
Specs : 164x26x13, 535gc 458nc
Date of loss : 1920, Jul 4
Place of loss : at Port Dalhousie, Ont.
Lake : Ontario
Type of loss : foundered
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : Foundered in harbor after colliding with a pier. Recovered, but, due to age, was not returned to service. Stripped and resunk in the lake in 1925
Driven ashore in 1888 & rebuilt as DUNN. Reduced to a barge about 1910. Registered out of Montreal.
Built as "timber drougher," with ports for large timbers at her bow & stern. She was reportedly the last schooner on the lakes to carry a square foretops'l
Sources: mmgl,is(1-64),ns3,h,tfgl,osdo,win,mpl,hcgl

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MAY DURR - See THREE BROTHERS

------------------------------------------------------4074
A. P. DUTTON
Other names : none
Official no. : 376
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1856, E. W. Beckwith, Racine, WI
Specs : 30 t. (also given as 43 t.)
Date of loss : 1868, Dec 8 or after
Place of loss : unknown or unreported
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 4
Carrying : schoolhouse furniture
Detail : DUTTON left Chicago Dec 8, bound for Benton Harbor, Michigan, but never made it. She was supposed to have foundered with all hands, including one passenger, enroute.
Owned by Patrick Kinney, Benton Harbor, MI
Sources: bcha,nsp,rsl,mv,mdwl

------------------------------------------------------851
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: nsp,gwgl,ns1,mv,phr,usls,mpl
,hcgl

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GEORGE H. DYER - See HENNEPIN

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TOM DYER - See DOLPHIN


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