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------------------------------------------------------ 1105
G.L. 37
Other names : ?
Official no. : ?
Type at loss : scow, wood?
Build info : 1907,
Specs : 242 t.
Date of loss : 1913, Oct 9
Place of loss : near head of St. Mary's River
Lake : Superior
Type of loss : sunk
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : Cause not reported.
Remains lie on W side of channel, just above the power company outlet canal.
Sources: eas,gwgl not in mmgl, 1910 mv

------------------------------------------------------ 1106
MOSES GAGE
Other names : none
Official no. : 50563
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1886, Gage, Geneva, NY
Specs : 128x26x9, 225g 214n
Date of loss : 1894, May 18
Place of loss : off Michigan City, Ind.
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : lumber
Detail : Stranded and pounded to pieces. Her people were rescued from shore by US Lifesaving Service crew.
Sources: is,h,lmdc,mv,nsp,hgl,mpl

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E.F. GAIN
Other names : also reported in the press as "W. J. GAINES"
Official no. : 8188
Type at loss : scow-schooner, wood
Build info : 1867, J. Gain, Port Huron
Specs : 84x23x4, 86 t.
Date of loss : 1875, Sep 9
Place of loss : foot of 23rd St., Chicago
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : ?
Detail : She was driven ashore and wrecked, a total loss
of about $7,000. Her crew swam ashore. Document surrendered Feb 18, 1878, annotated "wrecked at Chicago, 1876."
Sources: phr,mv,jb,
nsp

------------------------------------------------------ 1107
GALATEA
Other names : none
Official no. : 85709
Type at loss : schooner-barge, wood, 3-mast built as schooner
Build info : 1882, F. Wheeler, W. Bay City hull# 13
Specs : 180x33x12 606g 580n
Date of loss : 1905, Oct 20
Place of loss : near Grand Marais, MI
Lake : Superior
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : light
Detail : Upbound in tow of the propeller L.L. BARTH with her sister NIRVANA, she was driven ashore so far that her crew could step off onto solid ground by clambering over her stern. Even though salvagers dug a 900 foot channel to her, she was unsalvagable and broke up the following winter.
Sources: eas,vbs,lssc,gwgl,ns1,h,lss,nsp,mpl

------------------------------------------------------ 1108
GALATEA
Other names : ?
Official no. : ?
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : ?
Specs : ?
Date of loss : 1924
Place of loss : off Harbor Beach, MI
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : collision
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : no detail
Sources: slh

------------------------------------------------------ 1109
CHARLIE GALE
Other names : built as ACTIVE, renamed in 1912, also seen as CHARLES GALE
Official no. : C130382
Type at loss : propeller steam tug, wood
Build info : 1912, Port Clinton, OH
Specs : 55x13, 34gc 23nc
Date of loss : 1913, Aug 27
Place of loss : North dock, Pelee Isl.
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : Burned to a total loss, but no additional detail.
Sold Canadian in 1912.
Registered out of Amherstburg, Ont.
Sources: mmgl,h,win,csv

------------------------------------------------------ 1111
STEVEN F. GALE
Other names : also called S.F. GALE, S. E. GALE
Official no. : 22343
Type at loss : schooner, wood,
2-mast
Build info : 1846, B.B. Jones, Chicago as a brig
Specs :
123x24x10, 266gt 225nt
Date of loss : 1876, Nov 28 (also erroneously reported as 1866)
Place of loss : off Fairport, OH
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 7
Carrying : mixed merchandise and stone
Detail : Lost while in transit Marblehead, OH for Erie, PA.
Rebuilt in 1862
Collided with the schooner TELEGRAPH, capsized and sank in the Straits of Mackinac in Nov, 1850. Recovered, but an $11,000 monetary loss.
Sources: is,mv,ledc,hgl,usls,rsl,bc,slh,nsp,hcgl

------------------------------------------------------ 1112
GALENA
Other names : none
Official no. : 10148
Type at loss : propeller, wood, passenger & package freight
Build info : 1857, Luther Moses, Cleveland
Specs : 193x30x12, 709 t.
Date of loss : 1872, Sep 25
Place of loss : S of North Point, Thunder Bay, MI
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : (storm)
Loss of life : all hands
Carrying : ?
Detail : Bound Alpena for Chicago, she went ashore and broke up. The number of lives lost is not reported.
Young J.C. Gilchrist was her purser.
Sources: eas,is(3-59),stb,slh,lhdc,hgl,nsp,mpl

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JOHN GALES
Other names : none
Official no. : C78032
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1879, J & W Scott, Mitchell's Bay, Ont.
Specs : 70x16x5, 42gc 42nc
Date of loss : 1907, spring
Place of loss : at Wallaceburg, Ont.
Lake : St Clair R
Type of loss : storm/flood
Loss of life : none
Carrying : (none)
Detail : Carried ashore by a spring freshet and left on the bank. She was too old and of too little value to salvage, and so was dismantled in place.
Sources: mmgl,polk,hgl

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GALLATIN
Other names : none also seen as GALATIN
Official no. : 10207
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1863, A. Miller, Oswego, NY
Specs : 138x26x13 422 t.
Date of loss : 1882, Apr 23
Place of loss : near Point Pelee, Ont.
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none of 8
Carrying : pig iron
Detail : Bound St. Ignace, Michigan for Erie, PA, she sprang a leak, struck bottom on Chickanolee Reef, and foundered in shallow water. Her crew were saved from the rigging by the fishing sloop LIZZIE. The LIZZIE had been lying on the bottom in Pelee Island harbor, but was quickly pumped out by her crew to affect the rescue.
Owned by Finnie & Harding, Chicago.
Sources: osdo,is,hgl,rp,sip,es

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GALLINIPPER
Other names : built on hull of NANCY DOUSMAN(qv)
Official no. : none
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1846, H. Gibson, Milwaukee
Specs : 95x22x7, 145 t. [om]
Date of loss : 1851, Jul 7
Place of loss : near Sheboygan, WI
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : She capsized and foundered in a white squall, then drifted to a point about 10 mi SSE of Manitowoc, where she sank.
Sources: is,sagl,hgl,bb,wl

------------------------------------------------------ 1115
GAME
Other names : ?
Official no. : US
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : ?
Specs : ?
Date of loss : 1871, Sep 24
Place of loss : Near Collingwood, Ont., Georgian Bay
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : Driven ashore on the breakwater and wrecked while inbound. Out of Chicago
Sources: slh,hgl,nsp not in '69 mvus or mmgl

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GANGES
Other names : none
Official no. : 85325
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1874, J. Oades, Detroit
Specs : 135x26x12, 333gt 317nt
Date of loss : 1899, May 16
Place of loss : 8 mi off Colchester
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : collision
Loss of life : none
Carrying : light
Detail : Rammed by the steel steamer PRESQUE ISLE and sank quickly at about 8:30 pm. PRESQUE ISLE rescued her crew of 7. GANGES was bound for Kelley's Island on a particularly dark night. Sunk in 7 fathoms of water.
Sources: nsp,mv

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E. B. GANNETT
Other names : also seen as just GANNETT
Official no. : 7243
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1864, Gannett & Minor, Galloo Isl., NY
Specs : 44 t.
Date of loss : 1870, Aug 23
Place of loss : 12 mi N of Oswego
Lake : Ontario
Type of loss : (hull failure?)
Loss of life : none
Carrying : plaster or water lime
Detail : Bound Oswego for Ogdensburg, NY, she sprung a leak and foundered in deep water. Her crew managed to escape in her yawl, and made it to shore in safety at Nine Mile Point.
Owned by Perry, et al., Sackett's Harbor.
Sources: nsp,wl,rp,mv

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GARDEN CITY
Other names : none
Official no. : none
Type at loss : sidewheel steamer, wood, passenger & package freight
Build info : 1853, Bidwell & Banta, Buffalo
Specs : 218x30x11, 657 t. [om]
Date of loss : 1854, May (about the 15th)
Place of loss : on Martin Reef, W of Detour, MI, Straits
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : (storm)
Loss of life : none
Carrying : ?
Detail : Went on the reef and wrecked while bound Chicago for the Soo. Her passengers were picked up by the steamer QUEEN CITY. She was stripped by a schooner by the 24th, and her anchor and chains salvaged by the schooner MONTEATH in July.
Machinery later recovered.
Sources: eas,slh,lhdc,hgl,nsp,wl

------------------------------------------------------ 1117
GARDEN CITY
Other names : none
Official no. : 85293
Type at loss : propeller, wood, bulk freight "steambarge"
Build info : 1873, H. Miller, Ogdensburg, NY
Specs : 133x26x12 352g 256n
Date of loss : 1902, Oct 10
Place of loss : Saginaw R. between Bay City and Saginaw
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life :
none
Carrying : none
Detail : Caught fire and destroyed while bound upriver for fall layup. She sank 4 mi above Bay City, near the old interurban RR bridge.
Owned by John J. Boland of Buffalo.
Sources: nsp,slh,is,ns1,mpl
,hcgl

------------------------------------------------------ 1118
F.B. GARDNER
Other names : also seen as FANNY GARDNER, but that was a different vessel
Official no. : 9198
Type at loss : schooner-barge, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1855, A. Gilson & F. B. Gardner, Little Sturgeon, WI (or Sheboygan) as a brig
Specs : 177x31x10 402 g 383n
Date of loss : 1904, Sep 15
Place of loss : 2.5 mi from shore, 7 mi N of Port Sanilac, MI
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : none
Carrying : ?
Detail : Tow of steamer D. LEUTY(qv), she caught fire and burned to the water's edge. She sank in 50 feet of water with her foremast emergent.
Owned by J.C. Pringle of St. Clair, MI
Near-total wreck near Buffalo in 1879 with $15,000 damage to a $20,000 boat.
Built as 117 ft. brig, in 1866 rebuilt to a 177 ft bark, still later a 3- mast schooner, then this schooner barge
Sources: mv,is,ns1,nsp,lhdc,phr,usls,mpl,
umr

------------------------------------------------------ 1119
NELLIE GARDNER
Other names : none
Official no. : 18777
Type at loss : schooner-barge, wood, bulk freight
Build info : 1873, D. Lester, Marine City, MI
Specs : 178x32x13, 567g 537n
Date of loss : 1883, Oct 14
Place of loss : 1 mi SE of Scarecrow Isl., Thunder Bay, MI
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : 39,000 bu corn
Detail : Tow of steamer JOHN PRIDGEON, Jr., she released herself from tow in heavy weather to run for the shelter of Thunder Bay under sail. Unable to make it, she turned back for Tawas but struck a reef, broke in two and wrecked. Her crew made it to shore in her yawl.
Owned by John Pridgeon of Detroit.
Reportedly converted from a schooner-barge to a three-and-after in 1876, but listed as a baege again when she was lost.
Sources: nsp,slh,lhdc,polk,hgl,es

------------------------------------------------------ 1120
J.A. GARFIELD
Other names : none
Official no. : 46280
Type at loss : schooner-barge, wood
Build info : 1880, J Monk, Sandusky, OH
Specs : 72 t.
Date of loss : 1887, Oct 29
Place of loss : S of Pelee Isl.
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : stone
Detail : Foundered in a NE gale. Value of the vessel and her cargo estimated at only $750.
Sources: mv,h,www,wb,sb

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GARGANTUA
Other names : built as D.C. WHITNEY(qv), renamed in 1909
Official no. : C122435
Type at loss : propeller, wood, bulk freight
Build info : 1882, S. Langell, St. Clair, MI US# 157075
Specs : 240x40 1490 gc
Date of loss : 1912
Place of loss : unreported
Lake : unreported
Type of loss : "wrecked"
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : Simply reported as wrecked in 1912. Hull was later recovered for conversion to a barge.
Ashore near Port Washington, WI in 1905, burned in 1906.
Sold Canadian in 1908
Sources: mmgl,csv,mpl

------------------------------------------------------ 1123
GARGANTUA
Other names : (built on hull of the uncompleted vessel SEAFARER*)
Official no. : C138277
Type at loss : barge or schooner-barge
Build info : 1919, S & P McLouth, Marine City, MI and Toronto Dry Dock, Toronto
Specs : 130x32x16, 381 t.
Date of loss : 1952
Place of loss : Wingfield Basin, near Cabot Head, Georgian Bay
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : none
Carrying : ?
Detail : Lost from her tow steamer, and sank. Her superstructure was burned in 1972, probably by vandals.
Originally a steam tug she was rebuilt to a barge in 1952
*Towed from Marine City to Chippawa, Ont. and later Toronto and completed in 1923.
Sources: lhdc,csv,mmgl,mpl,do

------------------------------------------------------ 1122
GARIBALDI
Other names : none
Official no. : none
Type at loss : scow-schooner, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1854, McKay, Chatham, Ont. as a sloop
Specs : 120 t.
Date of loss : 1865, Sep 25
Place of loss : Georgian Bay between Meaford and Collingwood
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 4 [all]
Carrying : grain
Detail : Foundered or wrecked in a storm.
Owned by Capt. Harkley (Owen Sound?)
Rerigged as schooner by 1862.
Sources: slh,is,hgl,rsl,nsp,rnc

------------------------------------------------------ 1125
GARIBALDI
Other names : ?
Official no. : ?
Type at loss : propeller, wood
Build info : ?
Specs : ?
Date of loss : 1880, Fall
Place of loss : off Springport, S of Harrisville, MI
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : lumber
Detail : Driven ashore from the dock, heavily damaged or completely broken up.
No steamers of this name appear on any lists.
Sources: slh

------------------------------------------------------ 1124
GARIBALDI
Other names : none
Official no. : C(77814)
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1863, N. Woodard, Port Rowan, Ont.
Specs : 124x24x10, 209 t.
Date of loss : 1880, Nov 17
Place of loss : Weller's beach, Ont.
Lake : Ontario
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 1
Carrying : coal
Detail : After riding out gale for 15 hours, her anchor cable parted and her crew was forced to attempt bringing her into Weller's Bay. She stranded irretreivably on a bar. The lost sailor, her mate, froze solid in a standing position while awaiting rescue after the schooner's tiny lifeboat fell apart. His ghost is said to have haunted the area ever after. Reported broken up, but later recovered.
Rebuilt in 1874 and 81. Lasted at least until 1898.
Sources: csqw,mmgl,clu,h,nsp

------------------------------------------------------ 1126
GARIBALDI
Other names : none
Official no. : C77700
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1861, R. Steel, Port Huron, MI
Specs : 103x26x10, 173 gc 164nc
Date of loss : 1887, Oct 3
Place of loss : 5 mi S of Port Elgin
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : cedar
Detail : Driven into shallows by a gale. Communications with shore were sent in by bottle until her crew was finally rescued. The vessel later broke up.
Apparently switched from U.S. to Canadian registry several times. Purchased off the stocks by W.B. Clark of Sarnia. Later in U.S. registry, sold Canadian after 1884, registered out of Hamilton.
not in '84 mvus
Sources: mmgl,h,nsp,win,jk

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JAMES GARRETT
Other names : none also seen as JAMES GARRAT, GARRET
Official no. : 13875
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 3-mast
Build info : 1868, Stokes, Sheboygan, WI
Specs : 138x27x9, 266g 253n
Date of loss : 1889, May 25
Place of loss : Whitefish Bay near Sheboygan, WI
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : (none)
Carrying : ?
Detail : Driven ashore in a gale. She was reported pounded to pieces and a total loss by the 31st.
Also went ashore on Beaver Island in 1871.
Sources: nsp,hgl,mv,bb,wl

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GARROWEN
Other names : built as the barge MARY, named INKERMAN in about 1854, named TORNADO in 1857, STORK by 1861 and this name by 1865. Most often seen as GARRY OWEN and GARY OWEN
Official no. : none
Type at loss : schooner or bark, wood
Build info : 1850, G. Ault, Kingston, Ont as a barge
Specs : 333 t.
Date of loss : 1869, Jul 1
Place of loss : off Wheeler Creek, near Geneva, OH
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : hull failure
Loss of life : none
Carrying : coal
Detail : Bound Cleveland for Toronto, sprung a leak in fine weather and sank about 10 miles offshore, with 60 feet of water over her deck. Crew escaped in yawl. Some crew members later claimed she was scuttled as an insurance scam, but a number of divers visited her at the time and the claim was eventually refuted.
Owned by M. Miles and her skipper, Capt. Hughes, both of Toronto.
Built as barge, which foundered in St. Lawrence in about 1854 with some loss of life. Rebuilt as prop INKERMAN, which suffered a shattering explosion and sank at Toronto May 3, 1857, killing 6 crew and seriously injuring the rest. Raised in June and rebuilt as the bark TORNADO. Bound from Chicago, she ran ashore near Kingston Nov 27, 1860, with all hands lost. Rebuilt as the bark STORK the next year and later GARROWEN; sunk with all hands in Dec., 1866, raised and finally lost on this date. In all, her career was rife with fatal accidents in which more than 30 sailors and bystanders died.
Sources: nsp,csv,sol,hgl,clu,net,mdwlk,wl,rnc,
umr

------------------------------------------------------ 1127
GARY D.
Other names : ?
Official no. : C154870
Type at loss : propeller tug, (steel)
Build info : ?
Specs : 18 t.
Date of loss : 1958, Aug 5
Place of loss : near Strawberry I. Light, North Channel
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : none
Detail : Destroyed by an explosion and fire.
Registered out of Midland, Ont.
Built or acquired from foreign sources about 1928.
Sources: slh,h,win not in mmgl

------------------------------------------------------ 1128
GORDON GAUTHIER
Other names : none
Official no. : C88625
Type at loss : propeller steam tug, wood
Build info : 1883, W.J. McDonald, Wallaceburg, Ont.
Specs : 53x11x5, 21 gc 15 nc
Date of loss : 1911, Oct 8
Place of loss : Port Arthur, Thunder Bay, Ont.
Lake : Superior
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : none
Detail : Destroyed by fire in the harbor.
Owned by Lake Superior Tug Co.
Vertical high pressure engine
Sources: mmgl,is,mpl,do

------------------------------------------------------ 1129
THOMAS GAWN
Other names : none
Official no. : 24915
Type at loss : schooner-barge, wood, bulk freight, 2-mast
Build info : 1872, J.F. Squires, Lorain [Black R.], OH as 3-mast schooner
Specs : 171x32x13 550g 522n
Date of loss : 1926, Apr 26
Place of loss : River Rouge, MI
Lake : Detroit R.
Type of loss : sank
Loss of life : none
Carrying : none
Detail : Sprang a leak, sank and abandoned after a 54 year career. The hulk was removed the next month.
Builder also given as R. Wallace.
Also sank at Duluth in 1903.
Major repairs in 1878
Sources: gwgl,le,ns3,mv,lss

------------------------------------------------------ 1130
JAMES GAYLEY
Other names : none
Official no. : 77523
Type at loss : propeller, steel, bulk freight
Build info : 1902, Globe Iron Works, Cleveland hull #410 [American Shipbuilding also given - mpl]
Specs : 416x50x28, 4777g 3359n
Date of loss : 1912, Aug 7
Place of loss : 35 mi E of Manitou Isl.
Lake : Superior
Type of loss : collision
Loss of life : none
Carrying : coal
Detail : Collided with the steamer RENSSELAER in a dense fog and sank in 16 minutes. Cool thinking on the part of both skippers is credited with saving all on board.
Member of the Mitchell Fleet.
Sources: is(2-69),gwgl,sol,ns2,lss,mpl

------------------------------------------------------ 1131
GAZELLE
Other names : none
Official no. : none
Type at loss : sidewheel steamer, wood, passenger & package freight
Build info : 1858, J. Wolverton, Newport [Marine City], MI
Specs : 156x27x11, 422 t.
Date of loss : 1860, Sep 8 (also given in error as same date in 1858)
Place of loss : near Eagle Harbor, MI, Keweenaw Pen.
Lake : Superior
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : ?
Detail : Driven ashore and wrecked.
Wreckage removed in 1864.
Part of the Ward Line.
Sources: eas,gwgl,ks,lhl,lss,hgl,wl,bb

------------------------------------------------------ 4227
GAZELLE
Other names : none
Official # : C51692
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1847, Philo, Sackett's Harbor, NY
Specs : 84x21x8, 94gc 94nc
Date of loss : 1885, Oct 6
Place of loss : 6 mi above the Upper Gap, near Germain's Wharf, Bay of Quinte
Lake : Ontario
Type of loss : (storm)
Loss of life : none of 4
Carrying : bunch wood
Detail : Bound for Kingston, she became waterlogged, capsized and sank. Her crew made it away in her yawl and were picked up by the tug MIXER.
Owned and skippered by Capt. Cornelius
Rebuilt in 1863, sold Canadian 1868
Canadian record closes in 1884!
Sources : nsp,mmgl,clu,jm

------------------------------------------------------ 1132
A. GEBHARDT
Other names : also spelled on official documents as A. GEBHART
Official no. : 29504
Type at loss : schooner-barge, wood, bulk freight, 2-mast
Build info : 1869, D. Lester, Marine City, MI
Specs : 146x29x12 354g 336n
Date of loss : 1909, Jun 4
Place of loss : at Drummond Isl., MI
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : none
Carrying : cedar posts
Detail : Discovered to be afire during loading, she was consumed quickly.
Owned by H.R. Harvey of Detroit
Sources: eas,ns1,mv,mpl,hcgl

------------------------------------------------------ 3790
FRANK GEELE
Other names : none
Official no. : 120120
Type at loss : propeller tug, wood
Build info : 1872, Sheboygan, WI
Specs : 25g 12n
Date of loss : 1887, Aug 28
Place of loss : near Muskegon
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : none
Carrying : none
Detail : She caught fire while upbound and burned quickly to the water’s edge.
Owned by Barry Bros. of Manitowoc
Sources: nsp,hgl,mv,jb

------------------------------------------------------ 3742
GEM
Other names : none
Official no. : 10155
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1853, G.W. Weeks, Buffalo
Specs : 120x26x11, 325 t.
Date of loss : 1871, Oct 7
Place of loss : Pigeon Bay, E. of Bar Pt.
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : coal
Detail : Upbound, she began to leak in a storm and was run to shore to save her from sinking. She went down before reaching shoal water, with 6 feet over her decks.
Out of Buffalo.
Major repair in 1871
There was another schooner GEM [85 t.] in operation on L. Mich at this time.
Sources: nsp,rsl,wl

------------------------------------------------------ 1133
GENERAL
Other names : none
Official no. : 86498
Type at loss : propeller steam tug, wood
Build info : 1900, Jas. Davidson, W. Bay City
Specs : 98x24x10 132g 70n
Date of loss : 1930, Apr 7
Place of loss : Detour, MI
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : none
Detail : Destroyed by fire. Owned by T. L. Durocher.
Also wrecked in a collision with the Canadian freighter ATHABASCA(qv) at the mouth of Georgian Bay, Nov 30, 1910. Both vessels foundered. GENERAL was recovered and rebuilt by T.L. Durocher of Detour 9 YEARS later.
Sources: eas,lhdc,sbs,vbs,slh,is,win,mpl

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GENERAL BURNSIDE - See also JAMES REID

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GENERAL BURNSIDE
Other names : built as GIPSEY QUEEN, later renamed QUEBEC, this name by 1864
Official no. : 10163
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 3-mast former bark
Build info : 1862, J. Oades, Wolfe Isl., Ont.
Specs : 138x25x11, 308g 292n
Date of loss : 1892, Jul 16
Place of loss : near Southeast Shoal Light
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : ?
Detail : Foundered in a powerful NW gale. Her crew was rescued by the tug GREGORY.
It’s not known when she became a U.S. vessel, but she was before 1864. Out of Sarnia, Ont. in 1866.
Wrecked off Long Pt., 1872.
Major repairs in 1872, 1881, 82, 88
Sources: mv,(csv),eas(72 wreck),clu,phr,wb,ledc,hgl,mpl,rsl not in mmgl

------------------------------------------------------ 1215
GENERAL GRANT
Other names : none
Official no. : 10633
Type at loss : sidewheel steamer, wood, passenger & package freight
Build info : 1864, J. Monk, Sandusky, Oh
Specs : 110x22x7 153g
Date of loss : 1876
Place of loss : Detroit, MI
Lake : Detroit R.
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : Burned to a shell, her hull was raised and preserved for possible rebuilding, but was finally abandoned in 1880.
Sources: www,lhl,hgl

------------------------------------------------------ 1261
GENERAL HAMILTON
Other names : built as merchant schooner DIANA. Often seen as just HAMILTON
Official no. : none
Type at loss : armed schooner, wood, military vessel, 10 gun
Build info : 1809, Henry Eagle, Oswego, NY
Specs : 112 ft, 76 t.
Date of loss : 1813, Aug 8
Place of loss : N of the mouth of the Niagara R.
Lake : Ontario
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : many
Carrying : none
Detail : This warship foundered in a gale while lying at anchor with her fleetmate SCOURGE(qv), awaiting better weather to attack Toronto. The exact loss of life is unknown. Her wreck is considered to be one of the most significant in the Western Hemisphere, in terms of ship architecture.
Discovered by sonar in 1975 and title transferred from the U.S. Navy to Canada in 1979. She was the subject of an experimental satellite TV show by Robert Ballard in 1990. The Cousteau organization has also been down on her.
An organization out of Port Dalhousie has spent years trying to raise the money to bring her up.
Sources: is(4-82,1-83),tv,hgl,mpl

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GENERAL HARRISON - See also WILLIAM H. HARRISON

------------------------------------------------------ 4184
GENERAL HARRISON
Other names :
Official # : none
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : "old" (prob. 1835, Jas. Garrety, St. Clair, MI)
Specs : (77x20x8, 115 t.)
Date of loss : 1854, Sat. before Oct 17
Place of loss : 15 mi E of Erie, PA
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : gale
Loss of life : none
Carrying : 35,000 staves
Detail : Left Erie for Tonawanda in heavy weather, but was quickly found to be leaking too heavily for her pumps to handle. Her crew put up distress signals and were rescued by the passing schooner ROSCOE just before HARRISON capsized. Her wreckage later drifted ashore near Barcelona, NY
Sources : nsp,wl,rnc,hgl

------------------------------------------------------ 3910
GENERAL HOUSTON
Other names : (none)
Official no. : none
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1844, French Creek, NY
Specs : 83x20x8, 123 t. [om]
Date of loss : 1859, Jun 4
Place of loss : near Grand River [site of Fairport] OH
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : lumber
Detail : She had been bound Port Huron for Buffalo when she missed the mouth of the river in a teriffic gale and went on the pier, where she broke up.. The lighthouse keeper on the pier light later refused to light the lantern while the wreck was in place, for fear of other drawing vessels into it. U.S. Govt. quickly contracted to remove the hulk from the channel, but a storm a month later did the job more cheaply, obliterating the wreck so completely that it was reported that it had just "disappeared."
Owned out of Detroit by J.B. Scott
Sources: nsp,hgl,wl

------------------------------------------------------
GEN. ROBERT O’REILLY - See NAOMI, WISCONSIN

------------------------------------------------------ 2289
GEN. H.E. PAINE
Other names : also seen in error as GENE H. PAINE. Built as the U.S. Navy support vessel U.S.S. TREFOIL, changed to a large commercial tug in 1865. Renamed in 1867.
Official no. : 10856
Type at loss : propeller steam tug, wood
Build info : 1865, Donald McKay, Boston Navy Yard, E. Boston, MA
Specs : 248nt.
Date of loss : 1879, Nov 19 (year also given in error as 1875)
Place of loss : near Grand Haven, MI
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : passengers
Detail : She struck a submerged crib, broke up and sank in a terrific gale. All 15 aboard were able to make it ashore with the help of the Lifesaving Service. Five other vessels [MAPLE LEAF, J.A. HOLMES, MARGARET DALL, C.O.D. and MYSTIC, all schooners] were lost or damaged in the same area at the same time.
She was used as a passenger steamer plying between Muskegon and Chicago during the late 1860's.
Sources: mv,h,lmdc,lhl,usls,mpl

------------------------------------------------------ 3828
GENERAL PIERCE
Other names : also seen as FRANK PIERCE and FRANKLIN PIERCE
Official no. : none
Type at loss : scow-schooner, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1853, Silver Creek, NY
Specs : 72x17x6, 64 t.
Date of loss : 1854, Dec 2
Place of loss : at Duck Pond, 5 mi W of Charlotte, NY
Lake : Ontario
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : General merchandise worth $32,000
Detail : Bound Oswego for Hamilton, Ontario, she capsized and sank. Her crew made it ashore in her lifeboat, or were rescued by a government lifeboat. Insurance had run out Nov 30. Recovered the following June.
(Oddly, another report of the same time says she was bound Cleveland for Detroit with coal and came to anchor under the point to shelter from a gale. Sprung a leak and capsized. The prop OCEAN, anchored nearby, quickly lowered a boat and rescued the crew.)
Sources: nsp,hgl,wl

------------------------------------------------------ 2686
GENERAL SCOTT
Other names : none
Official no. : none
Type at loss : sidewheel steamer, wood
Build info : 1839, Fairbanks Church, Huron, OH
Specs : 131x20x8, 200 t.
Date of loss : 1848, Oct
Place of loss : Lake St Clair
Lake : St Clair
Type of loss : collision
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : Collided with schooner STAR and sank.
Heavily damaged in a stranding near Buffalo in April, 1840. Frozen in near Monroe in November, 1842, and ran out of steam trying to get out. Her passengers and crew cut a line in the ice, and her upperworks and furniture was broken up for fuel to raise steam.
Sources: hgl,is,lhl,wl,nsp

------------------------------------------------------ 2687
GENERAL SCOTT
Other names : none?
Official no. : none
Type at loss : sidewheel steamer, wood, passenger & package freight
Build info : 1852, Darius Cole, Saginaw, MI
Specs : 105x12x5, 64 t.
Date of loss : 1853, Mar 21
Place of loss : Saginaw River
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : ice
Loss of life : none
Carrying : none
Detail : Tied to her dock, crushed beyond repair when ice went out of the river in the spring breakup, according to one source. A later newspaper clipping says she was accidentally allowed to sink during a spring cleanup when her seacock was left open. May thus have been recovered.
Sources: vbs,hsc,lhl,nsp,wl

------------------------------------------------------ 3733
GEN. WINFIELD SCOTT
Other names : most often seen as WINFIELD SCOTT
Official no. : 10225
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1852, Wm. Jones, Black R., OH
Specs : 114x25x10, 213 t.
Date of loss : 1871, Aug 18
Place of loss : off Spider Island, Death's Door
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : lumber
Detail : Bound Menominee of Chicago when she sprang a leak in a gale and capsized. Crew clung to her for 13 hours until rescued by the passing schooner ETHAN ALLEN.
Out of Chicago
Aground with heavy damage on Pt. Pelee in 1865.
Sources: nsp,hgl,mv,wl

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GENERAL SHERMAN - See ALEXANDER

------------------------------------------------------ 3944
GENERAL SIGEL
Other names : not to be confused with GEN. FRANZ SIGEL (qv), also seen as GEN. SIEGEL
Official no. : 10220
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1853, Collins, Youngstown, OH
Specs : 145 gt.
Date of loss : 1882, Nov
Place of loss : Big Point Sauble
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : She went ashore in a teriffic gale, her wreckage being near the schooner ECLIPSE. She reportedly broke up soon after. Shown in 1884 Merchant Vessels as "lost or otherwise out of service."
Out of Ludington, MI
Sources: nsp,mv

------------------------------------------------------ 2755
GENERAL FRANZ SIGEL
Other names : none also seen as GENERAL FRANZ SIEGEL
Official no. : 10217
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 3-mast
Build info : 1862, G. W. Jones, Black R. OH as a bark
Specs : 137x26x12, 317g 301n
Date of loss : 1903, Jul 8
Place of loss : near the lighthouse at Monroe, MI
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : coal
Detail : This old schooner foundered in a gale in relatively shallow water. Her crew clung to rigging for hours until finally rescued. The vessel was in a good position for salvage, but was abandoned due to age. Wreck is located 1.8 mi SE from Stoney Pt. in 24 ft of water.
Major repair, 1876, rebuilt, 1881
Sources: mv,polk,hgl,glp,ns1,nsp

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GEN. G.M. SORREL - See LAUREN CASTLE

------------------------------------------------------ 2925
GENERAL TAYLOR
Other names : none
Official no. : none
Type at loss : propeller, wood, passenger & package freight
Build info : 1848, F. Jones, Buffalo, NY
Specs : 173x26x11, 462 t.
Date of loss : 1862, Oct 3*
Place of loss : on Sleeping Bear Point
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : flour, gen. merch
Detail : Driven aground by storm and wrecked.
Owned by W. D. Walbridge & Co., Detroit.
The bottom of her hull washed ashore in the 1950's.
*also given as Oct 18
Had many accidents during her career.
Rebuilt in 1859.
Sources: lhl,hgl,eas,is(2-60),smi,lhdc,mv,ssb,nb,umr

------------------------------------------------------ 4228
GEN. THORNTON
Other names : also seen as just THORNTON
Official no. : none
Type at loss : schooner, wood,*2-mast
Build info : 1837, St Joseph's Mich
Specs : 56x15x7, 49 t.
Date of loss : 1850, Aug 31
Place of loss : at Calumet, Ill.
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 4
Carrying : ?
Detail : She went ashore bottom up and was wrecked, a total loss. Steamer J. D. MORTON found her skipper floating on a makeshift raft five miles offshore on her route Chicago-New Buffalo. The raft was found Sep 7, and the occupant had reportedly begun to eat his own hand to avoid starvation. Final enrollment document annotated "lost."
Sources: rp,hgl,wl,bc

------------------------------------------------------ 3048
GENERAL VANCE
Other names : none
Official no. : none
Type at loss : sidewheel steamer, wood, passenger & package freight
Build info : 1838, Perrysburgh, OH
Specs : 90x14x7, 76 t.
Date of loss : 1844, Jun 25
Place of loss : at Windsor, Ont.
Lake : Detroit R
Type of loss : explosion
Loss of life : at least 4, maybe as many as 9
Carrying : passengers
Detail : Exploded her boiler and was destroyed at a ferry dock.
Sources: eas,lhl,le,hgl,nsp,wl

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GENERAL WAYNE - See ANTHONY WAYNE

------------------------------------------------------ 3246
GENERAL WOLSELEY
Other names : none
Official no. : C85526
Type at loss : sidewheel steamer, wood, passenger & package freight
Build info : 1884, Oakville, Ont.
Specs : 103x20, 123 t.
Date of loss : 1886, Sep 9
Place of loss : near Cape Croker, Georgian Bay
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : none
Carrying : ?
Detail : Bound Owen Sound to Dyer's Bay, Ont., she caught fire and was run ashore, where she burned to the water's edge.
Sources: nsp,mmgl,csv,slh,nsp,hgl

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GENERAL WORTH - See JOHN RABER

------------------------------------------------------ 1134
GENESEE CHIEF
Other names : none
Official no. : 10243
Type at loss : schooner-barge, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1846, Geo. Steers, Carthage, NY as a sidewheel steamer
Specs : 142x25x10 275g 261n
Date of loss : 1891, Aug 24
Place of loss : South Channel, Straits of Mackinac
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : shingles
Detail : Severely waterlogged in a storm and was towed in and abandoned at a dock at Cheboygan. After an examination she was declared a constructive total loss. The hulk was later towed out and scuttled in Duncan Bay.
Apparently very fire-prone, she was nearly destroyed in a fire at Clarke's Drydock, at Springwells [Detroit], April 15, 1868 and rebuilt to this barge afterwards. She also suffered a fire in May of 1854. Suffered $10,000 damage in a fire at Rochester, NY, in November, 1856. On her maiden voyage, with 450 passengers aboard, she caught fire five times, and on the return trip she collided with and sank a schooner and was libelled for $16,000.
Rebuilt from a sidewheeler to a propeller in 1863 at Cleveland.
Ashore three different times in May-June, 1864.
Document not surrendered until 1897. See also CUBA
Sources: mv,ssm,slh,nsp,hgl,osdo,lhl,mpl

------------------------------------------------------ 1135
GENEVA
Other names : none
Official no. : none
Type at loss : scow-schooner, wood
Build info : ?
Specs : ?
Date of loss : 1859
Place of loss : 1 mi off E shore of S. Manitou Isl.
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : bricks
Detail : She was assaulted by a gale and wrecked on a reef. A mass of bricks reportedly marks her final resting place.
Part of her cargo was recovered in the 1950's.
Sources: lmdc,hgl,nb,hgl

------------------------------------------------------ 1136
GENEVA
Other names : none
Official no. : 85275
Type at loss : propeller, wood, bulk freight steambarge
Build info : 1873, (Detroit or Cleveland)
Specs : 742 t.
Date of loss : 1873, Oct 23
Place of loss : 15 miles off Caribou Isl.
Lake : Superior
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : wheat
Detail : Downbound, the violence of a storm damaged her stern pipe and bent her propeller shaft. The flailing blades cut a large hole in her stern counter and she went down by the stern. Her crew evacuated in her small boat and made it to her tow, the barge GENOA.
One of first bulkers with the classic Great Lakes fore and aft deckhouses.
Owned by Hannah Co. of Cleveland.
Sources: lss,gwgl,is,nsp,hgl

------------------------------------------------------ 4105
GENEVA
Other names : none
Official no. :
Type at loss : excursion steamer, wood
Build info : 1875, Geo. Chaffey, Portsmouth, Ont. C#72558
Specs : 93x20x5, 97gc 39nc
Date of loss : 1891, Sep 23
Place of loss : Beach Oswego, Oswego, NY
Lake : Ontario
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : none
Carrying : passengers
Detail : She had just dropped off a small party of excursionists when she was discovered to be afire. The blaze spread quickly and the vessel burned to the waterline before anything could be done to extinguish it.
Sold American, 1888. Formerly a passenger packet on the Bay of Quinte, then later at Rochester, NY..
Sources: rp,mmgl

------------------------------------------------------ 1138
GEORGE
Other names : built as GEORGE MURRAY
Official no. : 85305
Type at loss : schooner, wood, bulk freight, 3-mast
Build info : 1873, Rand & Burger, Manitowoc, WI
Specs : 203x34x14, 790g 751n
Date of loss : 1893, Oct 24
Place of loss : Pictured Rocks, near Munising, MI
Lake : Superior
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : coal
Detail : Upbound, her masts were blown out by a quick-rising NW gale. Helpless, she was driven aground about 30 yards offshore at Pictured Rocks and torn to pieces. Bound Lake Erie for Marquette.
Sources: ms,gwgl,is,h,wb,lss,net

------------------------------------------------------ 1139
GEORGE E.
Other names : none
Official no. :
86430
Type at loss : propeller steam tug, wood
Build info : 1892,
Thos. Dagwell, Indian River, MI
Specs :
47x11x5, 16g 12n
Date of loss : 1909, Oct 30
Place of loss : Les Cheneaux Isls., Straits of Mackinac
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : none
Detail : Destroyed by fire
at Cedarville, Mich..
Homeported out of Cedarville, MI
Sources: slh,mv
,hcgl

------------------------------------------------------ 1140
F.A. GEORGER
Other names : none
Official no. : C112354
Type at loss : schooner-barge, wood, bulk freight, 2-mast
Build info : 1874, Jones, Tonawanda, NY [US#120193]
Specs : 201x35x15 826g 784n
Date of loss : 1940, Nov 11
Place of loss : N of Girard, PA
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : The broke up and sank in the "Armistice Day Storm" of 1940. She had been the tow of the steamer JOHN B. LYON(qv).
She had been abandoned for poor condition in 1926, but later reconditioned and returned to service.
66 years old at loss.
Major repair, 1883
Sources: h,mv,ledc,mpl

------------------------------------------------------ 1141
GEORGIAN
Other names : none
Official no. : C80596
Type at loss : propeller, wood, freighter
Build info : 1864, Potter, Port McNicoll, Ont.
Specs : 130x22 377gc
Date of loss : 1888, May 9
Place of loss : near Cape Rich, Georgian Bay
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : ice
Loss of life : none
Carrying : coal
Detail : Bound Ashtabula for Owen sound with schooner GOLD HUNTER in tow, she collided with ice floes and foundered in 50 fathoms of water. GOLD HUNTER coasted in and picked up her crew.
Stranded with heavy damage and a costly salvage near Little Current, Ont., fall of 1882.
Purchased by Confederate agents during the U.S. Civil War, ostensibly for use as a commerce raider on Lakes Huron and Erie. Authorities got wind of the plan, and it never came off, however.
Story.
Rebuilt, 1874, 80, 83
Sources: nsp,clu,mmgl,slh,csv,hgl,es3-1,

------------------------------------------------------ 3945
GEORGINA
Other names : none
Official no. : C92617
Type at loss : propeller, wood (tug?)
Build info : 1893, Port Arthur, Ont.
Specs : 74x15x7, 44gc 30nc
Date of loss : 1907?
Place of loss : Thunder Bay, Ont.
Lake : Superior
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : none
Detail : This well-known Candadian tug was destroyed by fire, but details are lacking. Her registration was not closed until 1958
Sources: mmgl,csv

------------------------------------------------------ 3337
GERALDINE
Other names : ?
Official no. : 10154
Type at loss : schooner, wood (3-mast)
Build info : (1856, Little, Wilson, NY as a bark)
Specs : 232 t.
Date of loss : 1869, Oct 18
Place of loss : 5 mi below "The Cut", Long Point
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : collision
Loss of life : none
Carrying : coal
Detail : Bound Buffalo for Detroit in heavy weather, she collided at night with the schooner E.M. PORTCH(qv) and sank in five minutes. PORTCH stood by while GERALDINE’s crew abandoned her in the yawl. Soon after, she went down by the head in 50 feet of water.
This is probably the vessel which, as a bark, went ashore on South Manitou, Lake Michigan, with heavy damage, on Nov 12, 1863.
Out of Buffalo
Sources: nsp,hgl,mv,rsl,mdwl

------------------------------------------------------ 1142
HOWARD S. GERKEN
Other names : built as the steamer ROSAMUND BILLETE for use on Manitoba's Red R. in 1910, later renamed CITY OF WINNIPEG. Dismantled in 1918 and shipped to Quebec, reassembled as the new vessel as T.P. PHELEN. Sold U.S. and given this name, 1920.
Official no. : ? US
Type at loss : propeller, steel, sandsucker
Build info : 1918, Tidewater Ship Building, Trois Rivieres, Que. C# 140953 hull #4
Specs : 241x41x16 1320gc
Date of loss : 1926, Aug 21
Place of loss : off Erie, PA
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 3
Carrying : sand
Detail : Just finished offshore loading when she was struck by a gale and foundered in 80 feet of water.
Sources: sol,is,ns3,csv,mmgl,mpl

------------------------------------------------------ 1144
GERMANIA
Other names : none
Official no. : 85022
Type at loss : sidewheel steamer, wood, passenger & package freight
Build info : 1869, J. Monk, Sandusky, OH
Specs : 90x18x5 72 t
Date of loss : 1881
Place of loss : on Cedar Point, near Sandusky
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : Driven ashore and broke up.
Sources: www,mv

------------------------------------------------------ 1143
GERMANIA
Other names : seen in one source as "German Fe"
Official no. : (85435)
Type at loss : propeller, wood, bulk freight (steam barge)
Build info : (1875, G King, Marine City, MI)
Specs : (136x28x11 237g)
Date of loss : 1905, Nov 25
Place of loss : off Glencoe, IL
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : iron ore
Detail : Driven ashore and broken up.
Sources: h

------------------------------------------------------ 1146
GERMANIC
Other names : rebuilt as RELIEVER(qv)
Official no. : 85911
Type at loss : propeller, wood, bulk freight
Build info : 1888, Jas. Davidson, W. Bay City
Specs : 216x36x19 1131g 892n
Date of loss : 1904, Nov 6
Place of loss : Stag Island, near Corunna, Ont.
Lake : St Clair R
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : She caught fire while underway, burned and sank on the island. Her remains were abandoned, then later sold Canadian. In 1908 she was recovered and extensively rebuilt and her name changed to RELIEVER(qv).
Sources: ns3,vbs,ledc,sbs

------------------------------------------------------ 1145
GERMANIC
Other names : none
Official no. : C107164
Type at loss : propeller, wood, passenger & package freight
Build info : 1899, Collingwood Dry Dock, Collingwood, Ont.
Specs : 184x32x13 1014gc 676nc
Date of loss : 1917, Mar 30
Place of loss : at Collingwood
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : none
Carrying : none
Detail : This propeller was destroyed by fire at her winter berth as she was being prepared for the upcoming season.
She was the last wooden ship built at Collingwood.
Owned by Canada Steamship.
Sources: slh,sol,ns2,csv,mmgl,mpl

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GERTRUDE - See also G.J. DORR

------------------------------------------------------ 1147
GERTRUDE
Other names : none
Official no. : 10203
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1855, G.W. Jones, Cleveland
Specs : 137x26x11, 269 t.
Date of loss : 1868, Apr 21
Place of loss : 4 mi W of Mackinac City
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : ice
Loss of life : none
Carrying : corn
Detail : Bound Chicago for Buffalo, GERTRUDE was cut by ice and sank in deep water. Her crew made it to shore in the yawl.
Out of Chicago
Also wrecked near Manitowoc in 1860.
Rebuilt at Detroit, 1867.
Sources: mv,slh,ssm,hgl,mpl,NSP

------------------------------------------------------ 1148
GERTRUDE
Other names : none
Official no. : 10202
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1856, J. Harbridge, Two Rivers, WI
Specs : 81 ft 70 t.
Date of loss : 1880, Oct 23
Place of loss : Off Otter Creek, near Sleeping Bear
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 1
Carrying : firewood
Detail : Sheltering at anchor when her chains parted and she was thrown ashore and wrecked. One crewman drowned while attempting to swim to the beach.
Date also given as Sep 26, but Oct date is from contemporary newspaper.
Sources: mv,smi,sb,nb,usls,nsp,mpl

------------------------------------------------------ 3294
GESINE
Other names : none also seen as GESSINE
Official no. : 10333
Type at loss : schooner, wood,
Build info : 1853, Rand, Manitowoc
Specs : 99gt 94nt
Date of loss : 1887, Aug 23
Place of loss : Michigan City, Ind.
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : lumber
Detail : Shoved up against the breakwater by storm waves and pounded to pieces. Crew jumped overboard and clung to the breakwater pilings until rescued. Bound Ludington for Chicago.
Her skipper, Capt. C. Anderson of Chicago, was also her owner.
Sources: nsp,mv,es3-1

------------------------------------------------------ 1149
GETWORK
Other names : ?
Official no. : C ?
Type at loss : propeller steam tug, wood, fishing
Build info : ?
Specs : ?
Date of loss : 1917
Place of loss : at Collingwood, Ont.
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : none
Detail : Destroyed by fire.
Sources: slh not in mmgl

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GEYSER - See T.J. JARMIN

------------------------------------------------------ 1150
R.J. GIBBS
Other names : none
Official no. : 21195
Type at loss : schooner-barge, wood, bulk freight, 3-mast
Build info : 1855, Squires, Vermilion, OH
Specs : 122x24x8, 177g 168n
Date of loss : 1893, May 23
Place of loss : 6 mi off Bar Point
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : coal
Detail : She foundered while riding out the storm at anchor. Her crew was rescued by the steamer IRON CHIEF. The wreck was removed in fall of 1894 under Canadian government contract.
Heavily damaged and declared a total loss after a collision with the prop COLORADO on the St. Clair R., May 4, 1877.
Heavy damage to her foremast & rigging by a lightning strike on Lake Erie in May, 1860.
Sources: nsp,ledc,wb,hgl,st,es

------------------------------------------------------ 1151
GIBRALTER
Other names : none also seen as GIBRALTAR, but "E" is official
Official no. : C83149
Type at loss : schooner-barge, wood, 3-mast
Build info : 1854, L. Shickluna, St. Catharines Ont. as a bark
Specs : 138x26x11, 289gc 270nc
Date of loss : 1888, Oct 3
Place of loss : near White Rock, MI
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : (storm)
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : Stranded and broke up.
Rebuilt, 1877
Sources: clu,h,win,mmgl

------------------------------------------------------ 1152
GIBSON
Other names : ?
Official no. : ? US
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : ?(1870, Gibson, Buffalo)
Specs : 327 t.
Date of loss : 1875, Oct 31
Place of loss : near Port Burwell, Ont., piers
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life :
none
Carrying : wheat
Detail : Stranded and pounded to pieces in a gale while bound Toledo for Buffalo. Her crew were rescued by the Canadian bark LILLY
Sources: h,win,es,wl,
nsp not in ‘69,'72 mv

------------------------------------------------------ 4012
J. R. GIDDINGS
Other names : none
Official no. : none
Type at loss : brig, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1844, Stephen Lockwood, Ashtabula, Oh
Specs : 114x26x9, 258 t. om
Date of loss : 1857, Jun 9
Place of loss : SE of Twin River Pt.
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : (storm)
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : china
Detail : Foundered, probably in heavy weather.
Sources: bb,wl,hgl

------------------------------------------------------ 1153
J.G. GIDLEY
Other names : also seen as J.C. GIDLEY
Official no. : C107946
Type at loss : propeller steam tug, wood
Build info : 1901, (Gidley), Little Current, Ont.
Specs : 71x15, 57gc 39nc
Date of loss : 1909, Jun 14
Place of loss : Sand Bay, 18 mi from Meldrum Bay, North Channel
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : none
Detail : Burned to a total loss.
Registered out of St. Catharines
Sources: mmgl,slh,h,win

------------------------------------------------------ 3911
C.M. GIFFORD
Other names : ?
Official no. : probably an unregistered river tug
Type at loss : propeller tug, wood
Build info : ?
Specs : "small"
Date of loss : 1889, Sep
Place of loss : a few miles off Waugoschance Pt.
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : "sunk"
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : none
Detail : No detail.
Sources: nsp

------------------------------------------------------ 1154
W.H. GILBERT
Other names : none
Official no. : 81382
Type at loss : propeller, steel, bulk freight
Build info : 1892, F. Wheeler, W. Bay City hull #89
Specs : 328x42x20 2820g 2200n
Date of loss : 1914, May 22
Place of loss : 15 mi off Thunder Bay Isl.
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : collision
Loss of life : none
Carrying : ?
Detail : She collided with the 500 foot steamer CALDERA in a fog and sank quickly. She had been struck amidships and nearly cut in two.
Wreckage discovered by divers in 1983.
Sources: sbs,vbs,stb,slh,sol,is,ns2,lhdc,mpl

------------------------------------------------------ 1155
W.H. GILCHER
Other names : none
Official no. : 81326
Type at loss : propeller, steel, bulk freight
Build info : 1891, Cleveland Ship Building, Cleveland
Specs : 302x41x21, 2415g 1987n
Date of loss : 1892, Oct 1 (also given as Oct 28)
Place of loss : Northern end of Lake Michigan
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 21 [all]
Carrying : coal
Detail : Bound for Milwaukee, this new ship foundered in a heavy gale. There is some speculation that she collided with the schooner OSTRICH(qv), lost in the same area on the same day..
Date also given as Oct 28.
Sister of WESTERN RESERVE(qv).
Reportedly discovered by a Chicago diver in July of 1935.
Sources: mv,is(3-59),gsgl,gs,sol,wm2,lmdc,h,smi,mol,wb,nb,hgl,mpl

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GILCHRIST - See PRINDOC

------------------------------------------------------ 1156
EDWARD GILLEN
Other names : none
Official no. : 136214
Type at loss : propeller steam tug, wood
Build info : 1891, Buffalo
Specs : 68x18x10 59g 29n
Date of loss : 1903, May 15
Place of loss : Duluth-Superior harbor
Lake : Superior
Type of loss : collision
Loss of life : 1
Carrying : none
Detail : She was rammed and sunk by the steamer MAUNALOA in a fog and sank quickly. The hulk was raised July 15, but was later declared a constructive total loss.
Sources: gwgl,is,h,mv,nsp

------------------------------------------------------ 1157
EDWARD E. GILLEN
Other names : built as ERASTUS K. KNIGHT, renamed AUBREY in 1918, last name in 1964
Official no. : 205312
Type at loss : propeller tug, steel
Build info : 1908, B.L. Cowles, Buffalo
Specs : 61x16x9 47g 32n
Date of loss : 1981, Jun 4
Place of loss : 2.5 mi off Milwaukee
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : sank
Loss of life :
none
Carrying : none
Detail : Undergoing strain tests on the towing winch of the U.S.C.G. WESTWIND off her homeport of Milwaukee when she inexplicably capsized and sank.
Rebuilt in 1958
Sources: is,lmdc,mpl
,hcgl

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KATE GILLETT - See HORACE H. BADGER

------------------------------------------------------ 1158
GILLY or GILLEY
Other names : built as schooner B. ET T.
Official no. : C138139
Type at loss : propeller steam tug, wood
Build info : 1916, Anse St. Jean, PQ as a schooner
Specs : 73x28, 94gt
Date of loss : 1937, Sep 18
Place of loss : 12 mi N of Goderich, Ont.
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : stranded
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : Stranded and lost.
Rebuilt from a schooner to a tug in 1920.
Sources: mmgl,h,win

------------------------------------------------------ 1159
J.E. GILMORE
Other names : also seen as JAMES E. GILMORE
Official no. : 13307
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1867, A. Wilcox, Three Mile Bay, NY
Specs : 138x25x11, 291g 276n
Date of loss : 1892, Oct 17 [Nov 2 also given]
Place of loss : Pilot Island, Green Bay
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : ?
Detail : Ran aground in a nighttime storm and wrecked.
(May have been recovered.)
Owned by John Gerlach, Cleveland.
Major repair in 1882
Sources: mv,tel,nl,wb,hgl,osdo,mpl,nsp

------------------------------------------------------ 1160
GILPHIE
Other names : built as the steam yacht JOE, renamed in 1892
Official no. : C85370
Type at loss : propeller, wood, passenger & package freight
Build info : 1884, Morgan & Sutton, Lockport, NY
Specs : 75x12x11, 19gc 18nc
Date of loss : 1909, Jul 22
Place of loss : at Whippoorwill Shore, near Lion's Head, Ont.
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : storm/fire
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : Went aground, then caught fire and was totally destroyed.
Sold Canadian, 1892. Out of Ottawa
Sources: slh,h,csv,win,mmgl

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GIPSEY QUEEN - See GENERAL BURNSIDE

------------------------------------------------------
GIPSY - See ELLA ROSS

------------------------------------------------------ 1161
GLAD TIDINGS - Previous entry combined with 1898 loss (below)

------------------------------------------------------ 1162
GLAD TIDINGS
Other names : none
Official no. : 85788
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1883, Jas. Butler, Manitowoc, WI
Specs : 79x20x6 82g 78n
Date of loss : 1894, Jul 29
Place of loss : Near Fighting Island
Lake : Detroit R
Type of loss : collision
Loss of life : 4
Carrying : stone
Detail : This schooner collided with the steamer PATHFINDER and sank quickly. Her rigging was later sold
en masse for use on a new schooner being built at Gibraltar.
She was built for Capt. Henry Bunday, the 3rd of his "Gospel Ships."
Sources: nsp,h,mv,mpl,usls

------------------------------------------------------ 1163
GLAD TIDINGS
Other names : none
Official no. : 10238
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1866, J.M. Jones, Detroit
Specs : 113x26x8 183g 174n
Date of loss : 1898, Apr 19
Place of loss : below 9-mile Point, Hammond Bay, near Cheboygan, MI
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : ?
Detail : She stranded in a gale on Hammond Bay and was stripped and abandoned a few days later.
She had had a number of other serious accidents. In October, 1870, she went ashore on Long Point and was given up for lost. She was recovered the following spring and rebuilt.
She was built as the 2nd of Capt. Henry Bunday’s "Gospel Ships."
Sources: slh,h,sagl,mv,ssm,mpl

------------------------------------------------------ 1164
GLADIATOR
Other names : none
Official no. : 10320
Type at loss : scow-schooner, wood
Build info : 1854, W. H. Adams, Sheffield (Black R.), OH
Specs : 99x24x8, 141g 124n
Date of loss : 1890, Jul 4
Place of loss : near Grosse Point
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : sank
Loss of life : 1
Carrying : lumber
Detail : Capsized and sank.
The storm in which she was lost was said to have been one of severest summer storms ever to hit Lake Michigan.
Sources: mv,h,hgl,bb,wl,es3-2

------------------------------------------------------ 1165
GLADSTONE
Other names : none
Official no. : C ?
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1869, Beaupre, Dog Lake [Battersea], Ont.
Specs : 103x25x9, 183gc 175nc
Date of loss : 1883, Nov 12
Place of loss : near Southampton, Ont.
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : Ashore and lost.
Owned by Malott of Kingston
Sources: mmgl,clu,slh,nsp,hgl

------------------------------------------------------ 1166
GLADSTONE
Other names : none
Official no. : 85996
Type at loss : propeller, wood, bulk freight
Build info : 1888, W. Radcliffe, Cleveland
Specs : 283x40x22 2112g 1812n
Date of loss : 1918
Place of loss : Pine River, St. Clair, MI
Lake : St Clair R
Type of loss : ice
Loss of life : none
Carrying : none
Detail : Her hull was crushed by an ice jam while she was lying at her winter moorings. Sank. Wreck purchased by C. Peel of Chatham, Ont. for use as a breakwater at Sarnia, Ont., in Dec 1923, and removed there.
Sunk near Bar Point with expensive damage in 1903.
Sources: nsp,ns2,mv

------------------------------------------------------ 3715
W.E. GLADSTONE
Other names : built as tug ANN LONG, renamed in 1900
Official no. : C78026
Type at loss : propeller (tug), wood
Build info : 1882, J. Storey, Collingwood, Ont.
Specs : 72x16x7, 59gc 30nc
Date of loss : 1908, Nov 23
Place of loss : at Lion's Head, Ont.
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : (none)
Detail : Swamped and sunk by heavy seas while lying at a dock.
Out of Owen Sound
Sources: win,mmgl,hgl

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GLADYS - See NORTHERN BELLE

------------------------------------------------------ 4037
GLADWIN or GLADWYN
Other names : none
Official no. : none
Type at loss : schooner, wood, warship, 8 guns
Build info : 1764, Navy Island
Specs : ca. 80 t.
Date of loss : 1770 or 1771
Place of loss : unreported
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : all hands
Carrying : light
Detail : She foundered in a gale after her commander refused to take on ballast as suggested, and the vessel was overwhelmed.
Sources: nsp,hgl,wl

------------------------------------------------------ 3575
GLASGOW
Other names : none
Official no. : 85199
Type at loss : propeller, wood "steam barge"
Build info : 1872, A.A. Turner, Trenton, MI
Specs : 304g 227n
Date of loss : 1889, Oct
6
Place of loss : at Pt. Pelee
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : She drove hard ashore in a gale,
with 4 barges in tow [A.W WRIGHT, ANTELOPE, TAYLOR, WEND THE WAVE(qv)]. With her bottom torn out, she was not worth the cost of saving her, and was given up to her underwriters the 10th. Her machinery was recovered and brought to Detroit in Mid-November. Document surrendered Feb 15, 1890, annotated "wrecked."
Major repair in 1882
Sources: phr,polk,bb,nsp,
es3-2

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GLEN L. - See ALETHA B.

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GLENAFTON - See LAMBTON

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GLENBULAH - See CHARLES H. BURTON

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GLENCADAM - See ARLINGTON

------------------------------------------------------ 1167
GLENFINLAS
Other names : built as steamer CALABRIA, renamed, 1881
Official no. : C77695
Type at loss : propeller, wood
Build info : 1873, A. Muir, Port Dalhousie, Ont.
Specs : 158x26x11, 686gc 425nc
Date of loss : 1883, Aug 17
Place of loss : near St Catharine's, Ont. [homeport]
Lake : Ontario
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : none
Carrying : (probably coal)
Detail : Caught fire, most likely from coal gas, and was destroyed in the Welland Canal. Though all of her crew were saved, an unidentified human skull was found in the burned-out wreckage.
Built on hull of the propeller BRANTFORD, built by Shickluna, in 1851.
Rebuilt in 1876 and 81.
Sources: clu,h,csv,polk,rp,es

------------------------------------------------------ 1168
GLENIFFER
Other names : none also seen as GLENIFER
Official no. : C83148
Type at loss : schooner-barge, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1873, J. Abbey, Port Robinson, Ont.
Specs : 140x26x12, 338gc 314nc
Date of loss : 1902, Jun 27
Place of loss : Off Star Island
Lake : St Clair R
Type of loss : collision
Loss of life : 2
Carrying : ?
Detail : Tow of steamer SEAMAN with LOTHAIR, she collided with the steamer ADMIRAL and went down quickly. Broke up in 7 mph current. ADMIRAL continued on her way and was later censured for neglecting her responsibilities.
GLENIFFER and her towmates were bound up on very dark night.
Listed in mmgl as lost Dec 89.
Sources: mmgl,nsp,is,ns1,h,mpl,hcgl

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GLENISLA - See WESTERN STAR

------------------------------------------------------ 1169
GLENLYON
Other names : built as steamer WILLIAM H. GRATWICK. Renamed MINNEKAHTA in 1911, sold Canadian in 1914 and named GLENLYON at that time.
Official no. : C126660
Type at loss : propeller, wood, bulk freight
Build info : 1893, F. Wheeler, W. Bay City hull# 93 US# 81427
Specs : 328x42x20 2818g 2203n
Date of loss : 1924, Nov 1
Place of loss : Siskiwit Bay, Menagerie Isl., Isle Royale
Lake : Superior
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : wheat, 143,000 bu.
Detail : Heading for shelter in gale, grounded on a reef and holed. Intially damage was light, but a series of storms which followed destroyed her.
2nd loss for "Glen Line" in 3 days. See GLENORCHY. The wreck site is on National Register of Historic Places.
Sources: mmgl,vbs,mv,irs,sbs,gwgl,is,ns3,h,csv,win,mpl

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GLENORA - See also HECTOR

------------------------------------------------------ 1170
GLENORA
Other names : none also seen as GLENDORA
Official no. : C80699
Type at loss : schooner-barge, wood, 3-mast
Build info : 1882, R.Robertson, Kingston, Ont.
Specs : 166x35x13, 660gc 627nc
Date of loss : 1887, Nov 19
Place of loss : 2.5 mi W of Amherst Isl.
Lake : Ontario
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : grain (one hopeful source says she had a quantity of gold and silver coinage aboard, not likely for a barge)
Detail : Tow of steamer GLENGARRY, she was torn loose and sank. Bound from Duluth. Recovered, rebuilt, reregistered and renamed HECTOR in 1896.
Sources: mmgl,eas,h,nsp,wb,sb

------------------------------------------------------ 1171
GLENORCHY
Other names : built as steamer A.E. STEWART, renamed in 1917
Official no. : C138213
Type at loss : propeller, steel, bulk freight
Build info : 1902, F. Wheeler, W. Bay City US# 107778
Specs : 346x50x28 3943g 3049n
Date of loss : 1924, Oct 29
Place of loss : 6 mi SE of Harbor Beach, MI
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : collision
Loss of life : none
Carrying : ?
Detail : Collided with the steamer LEONARD B. MILLER in a dense fog and sank. GLEN was a total loss, with $80- to $100,000 damage to MILLER.
Great Lakes Transportation Co. lost 2 major vessels in 3 days, see GLENLYON.
Sold Canadian and renamed in 1917.
Sources: mmgl,vbs,nsp,slh,gsgl,ns3,h,csv,win,mpl

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GLENRIG - See MATOA

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GLENSHEE - See HOWARD M. HANNA, Jr.

------------------------------------------------------ 1172
GLENSTRIVEN
Other names : built as steamer AMERICA, renamed in 1919
Official no. : C138218
Type at loss : propeller, steel, bulk freight
Build info : 1889, Union Dry Dock, Buffalo hull #48 US# 106638
Specs : 275x42x14 2152cg
Date of loss : 1923, Nov 16
Place of loss : near Cove Isl., Georgian Bay
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : stranded
Loss of life : none
Carrying : ?
Detail : She struck a reef in fog and was wrecked. Salvaged for scrapping in 1924. Another "Glen Line" steamer.
Sold Canadian and renamed in 1919.
Sources: mmgl,slh,ns3,mv,mpl

------------------------------------------------------ 1173
JOHN N. GLIDDEN
Other names : sometimes seen as JOHN H. GLIDDEN
Official no. : 76080
Type at loss : propeller, wood, bulk freight
Build info : 1879, Radcliffe & Langell, Cleveland
Specs : 222x35x19 1323g 1111n
Date of loss : 1903, Oct 9
Place of loss : Off Harsen's Island, mouth of St Clair R.
Lake : St Clair R
Type of loss : collision
Loss of life :
none
Carrying : iron ore
Detail : She collided with the giant steel barge MAGNA and sank. At least 6 other boats hit her wreckage before it was finally marked on the 12th. Hulk blocked the channel for several weeks at "the flats" until dynamited flat - remains were removed in 1904.
She had a penchant for collisions. Heavily damaged in a collison with the Escanaba ore docks in the fall of 1901 and with steamer the PRINCETON at Windsor in 1902.
Sources: nsp,is,sol,ns1,mv,hs,mpl
,hcgl

------------------------------------------------------ 3986
GLOBE
Other names : none
Official no. : none
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1832, Augustus Jones, Black R., OH
Specs : 84x23x9, 157 t.
Date of loss : 1839, Jun 4
Place of loss : 6 mi S of Detroit
Lake : Detroit R
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Cargo : a small partial cargo of pig iron
Detail : She was capsized by a squall while bound Buffalo for Detroit. Her crew was taken off by the schooner AGNES BARTON and the steamer DeWITT CLINTON later tried to right her.
She was owned by Pease, et al of Cleveland.
Final enrollment is annotated "lost in 1839"
Sources: nsp,wl

------------------------------------------------------ 1174
GLOBE
Other names : C none
Official no. : none
Type at loss : bark, wood, 3-mast
Build info : 1847, Port Sarnia, Ont.
Specs : 320 t.
Date of loss : 1854, Nov
Place of loss : near Port Bruce, Ont.
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : stranded
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : railroad ties
Detail : She went on a reef and was wrecked in a gale. Brig BURLINGTON went ashore alongside while trying to assist. GLOBE was pounded to pieces by the 28th.
Location also given as Port Burwell.
Owned by M. Cameron of Port Sarnia, Ont.
Sources: sagl,hgl,nsp,dem,rnc

------------------------------------------------------ 3296
GLOBE
Other names : laid down as ODDFELLOW, name changed before launch
Official no. : none
Type at loss : propeller, wood, passenger & package freight as a sidewheeler
Build info : 1847, B. Goodsell or J. Robinson, Trenton, MI
Specs : 251x35x14, 1233 t. [om]
Date of loss : 1860, Nov 6
Place of loss : Chicago Harbor
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : explosion
Loss of life : 16
Carrying : gen frt
Detail : Her boiler exploded while she was unloading, killing crewmen and dockwallopers alike. Her engine and gear were salvaged the following March.
Rebuilt from a sidewheel steamer to a propeller in 1856.
Sources: is(2-60),lhl,hgl,lc,nsp,eas

------------------------------------------------------ 1175
GLOBE
Other names : none
Official no. : 39339
Type at loss : barge, wood,
Build info : 1846, S. Hubbell, Maumee, OH as a propeller
Specs : 140x25x16, 313 t.
Date of loss : 1873, Oct 21
Place of loss : Pigeon Bay near Pt. Pelee
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : lumber
Detail : Tow of the steamer T.U. BRADBURY, she broke loose in a gale and was driven ashore, a total loss, along with her towmate DAVID MORRIS (qv).
Had many serious disasters in her career.
One sinking at Buffalo in 1849 resulted in a loss of over $100,000.
Burned and sank on Saginaw Bay near Big Charity Island Aug 12, 1863. Salvaged in July of 1867 and converted to a barge.
Sold Canadian in 1856, Canadian registry 1856-60 [C#33471], wrecked on Lake Superior in 1860, recovered by US parties and returned to an American bottom.
Sources: nsp,slh,mmgl,wl,eas,
bcw,hcgl

------------------------------------------------------ 1176
GLOBE
Other names : none
Official no. : 209121
Type at loss : propeller tug, wood, oil or gas
Build info : 1911, Toledo
Specs :
43x12x4, 23g 19n
Date of loss : 1954, Sep 9
Place of loss : Saginaw Bay, NW of Pte Aux Barques
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : mechanical failure
Loss of life : none of 2
Carrying : none
Detail : Threw a prop through her hull and sank quickly. The tug usually didn't carry a life raft, but one crewman's wife had a premonition and implored the 2-man crew to take a small rowboat on board the day of the loss. Both men took to the temporary boat when the GLOBE sank and were saved.
Owned by Stender Marine of Bay City.
Sources: phone,slh,h,mpl
,hcgl

------------------------------------------------------ 3674
W.A. GLOVER
Other names : built as VELOCITY, renamed in 1861
Official no. : C33529
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1843, C. Stevens, Buffalo
Specs : 94x18x10, 99g
Date of loss : 1867, Oct
Place of loss : at Toronto Point
Lake : Ontario
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : (none)
Carrying : wheat
Detail : Driven ashore and wrecked in a gale.
Sold Canadian, 1861. Rebuilt in 1861-2
Sources: mmgl,osdo,hgl,rsl,nsp

------------------------------------------------------ 3579
GO LOOK
Other names : none
Official no. : 86035
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1889, Zadoc A. Bridge, Point Lookout, MI
Specs : 44x14x3, 19g 18n
Date of loss : 1896?
Place of loss : unreported
Lake : unreported
Type of loss : (storm)
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : No detail. Document surrendered at Port Huron, 12/30/96, annotated "wrecked."
Sources: vbs,mv,phr,hgl

------------------------------------------------------ 3720
GEORGE GOBLE
Other names : renamed M. C. CAMERON in 1873
Official no. : 10544
Type at loss : scow-schooner, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1863, G. Goble, Oswego, NY
Specs : 137x26x12, 319 t.
Date of loss : 1871, Dec 5
Place of loss : near Kettle Point
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : navigational error
Loss of life : none
Carrying : ?
Detail : Missed the channel after the markers had been removed for the year and went ashore. She reportedly broke up and declared a total loss, but the next spring she was recovered by Canadians and was rebuilt as M.C. CAMERON [C#61159] in 1873.
Registry closed at the end of 1879.
A brief report in early Nov., 1878, shows her ashore at Goderich, Ont., L. Huron. Perhaps she was a totall oss at that time.
Sources: tel,hgl,osdo,mmgl,nsp

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GODERICH - See HOWARD M. HANNA, Jr., MINNESETUNK

------------------------------------------------------ 1177
GOGEBIC
Other names : later rebuilt to barge GREEN RIVER
Official no. : 85977
Type at loss : propeller, wood, bulk freight
Build info : 1887, F. Wheeler, W. Bay City
Specs : 227x40x19 1680g 1312n
Date of loss : 1919, Jun 13
Place of loss : Dead Man's Rock
Lake : Superior
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : ?
Detail : Stranded and heavily damaged. Thought to be a total loss, but later recovered.
Sold Canadian in 1921 [C# 138863] and converted to a barge.
Scuttled in 1932 off Thunder Bay, Ont.
Out of Duluth
Sources: gwgl,h,mv,vbs,win,hcgl

------------------------------------------------------ 1178
GOLD HUNTER
Other names : none
Official no. : 13040
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1856, Quayle & Martin, Cleveland
Specs : 135x26x11, 271 t. [327 t. om]
Date of loss : 1879, Nov 6
Place of loss : 10 mi N of Sturgeon Pt., near Black R. Isl.
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : iron ore
Detail : Bound L'Anse to Cleveland she went ashore in a storm. Her crew abandoned, declined Lifesaving Service help in saving the vessel as she was not thought to be in serious trouble. She later broke up.
Mentioned in a Detroit Free Press article from Apr, 1859 as being "got up" for a trip to Liverpool with lumber.
Major repair in 1868.
Another GOLD HUNTER was driven ashore and heavily damaged or totally destroyed by a gale on the west side of Sleeping Bear Pt., L. Michigan. Cargo of Chinaware. Wreck occurred Nov 11 or 12, 1852.
Sources: mv,lmdc,sb,h,nb,hgl,usls,mpl,ssb,nsp

------------------------------------------------------ 1179
GOLD HUNTER
Other names : none
Official no. : C ?
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1862, D Tait, Marysburgh, Ont.
Specs : 114(oa)x26x19, 219 gt.
Date of loss : 1890, Oct 14
Place of loss : near Wiarton, Ont. at Ghegheto Island
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : cedar logs
Detail : Struck a shoal and wrecked while attempting to make it through the channel to the open lake.
Also stranded with heavy damage on Cabot Head, SE Georgian Bay, Nov 15, 1871. She had a first grounded at another location and was pulled off by the Canadian gunboat PRINCE ALFRED, which then lost her again. Re-covered & largely rebuilt the next year.
Registration not closed 'til 1901.
Hull built by Wm. Dulmage, finished by Tait, who is listed as the builder. Rebuilt, 1872.
Sources: csqw,mmgl,clu,h,win,hgl,nsp,do

------------------------------------------------------ 1180
GOLDEN FISHER
Other names : ?
Official no. : C154623
Type at loss : (propeller tug, fisher)
Build info : ?
Specs : 39 t.
Date of loss : 1943, Jun 5
Place of loss : 2 mi off Cape Hurd, near Tobermory, Ont.
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : none
Detail : Burned offshore and sank.
Sources: slh,h,win not in mmgl

------------------------------------------------------ 1181
GOLDEN FLEECE
Other names : none
Official no. : 10197
Type at loss : schooner, wood (3-mast), built as a bark
Build info : 1862, Peck & Masters, Cleveland
Specs :
162x31x13, 452 t.
Date of loss : 1890, Oct 14
Place of loss : 7 mi W of Dunkirk, NY
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : light
Detail : Her sails were blown out in a storm and she lay-to to wait it out. Dragged anchors into the shallows and stranded. Lightly damaged, but her owners thought Reid's quote on salvaging her was too high. While they were haggling she was wrecked by a storm. Reid later bought the hulk but was unable to get her off before she was burned by arsonists in April of 1895.
Converted from a bark to a schooner in 1869 after a stranding. Rebuilt,1878; major repair in 1882.
Sources: nsp,mv,s,h,ledc,wb,hgl,sb,mpl
,hcgl

------------------------------------------------------ 3470
GOLDEN GATE
Other names : none
Official no. : none
Type at loss : sidewheel steamer, wood
Build info : 1852, Bidwell & Banta, Buffalo
Specs : 222x30x12, 770 t.
Date of loss : 1856, Nov 30
Place of loss : at Erie, PA
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 1
Carrying : passengers, general freight
Detail : Bound Toledo for Buffalo, she parted her steering chains while trying to make shelter at Erie. Helpless, she fell into the troughs of the waves and broke in two. A few people made it to shore on a makeshift raft while most of the passengers and crew were rescued from the bow portion by lifeboats from shore and from the gunboat MICHIGAN. Not destroyed by fire as often stated.The wrecking schooner C.J. MARSHALL recovered her boilers in 1858.
Owned by Litchfield Bros. of Buffalo.
Sources: lhl,hgl,nsp,wl,eas

------------------------------------------------------ 3577
GOLDEN HARVEST
Other names : none
Official no. : 10342
Type at loss : schooner-barge, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1856, B.B. Jones, Buffalo
Specs : 129x28x10, 255g 242n
Date of loss : 1895?
Place of loss : unreported
Lake : unreported
Type of loss : (storm)
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : lumber?
Detail : No detail. Document surrendered 3/18/96 at Port Huron, annotated, "wrecked."
hgl shows her still in commission, 1898. Rebuilt in 1867 at Milwaukee.
Out of Port Huron.
Sources: phr,mv,polk

------------------------------------------------------ 1182
GOLDEN RULE
Other names : none
Official no. : US
Type at loss : schooner, wood (sail yacht?)
Build info : (ca. 1875)
Specs : "small" (ca.40x10x5, 20 t.)
Date of loss : 1884, Sep 24*
Place of loss : off Ontonagon, MI
Lake : Superior
Type of loss : capsized
Loss of life : 2
Carrying : none
Detail : Capsized and reported foundered.
*Sep 13, 1885 also given
Sources: sol,lss,df,bb

------------------------------------------------------ 1183
GOLDEN WEST
Other names : none
Official no. : 10199
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1861, Jones, Milwaukee
Specs : 456g 434n
Date of loss : 1884, Oct 21
Place of loss : near Snake isl., Georgian Bay
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : corn
Detail : Bound Chicago for Midland, Ont., she went ashore in a blizzard and gale. Not intially wrecked too badly, the swelling of her cargo lifted her decks and burst her seams and she became a total loss. She was abandoned by Nov 7.
Owned out of Chicago
Major repair in 1883 after stranding on N. Manitou, L. Michigan in July of that year.
Sources: mv,eas,slh,hgl,usls,es

------------------------------------------------------
L. GOLDISH - See ISLAND QUEEN

------------------------------------------------------ 3338
JOS. GOLDSMITH
Other names : none
Official no. : 76317
Type at loss : propeller steam tug, wood
Build info : 1882, Milwaukee
Specs : 82x18x8, 60g 30n
Date of loss : 1901, Jul
Place of loss : Toledo harbor, in the channel
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : ?
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : none
Detail : Loss not reported, but on the 28th the heavily-laden steamer CADILLAC struck her already-sunken wreckage, damaging both vessels.
Sources: polk,mv,hgl,atl

------------------------------------------------------ 1185
GOLIAH
Other names : often seen as GOLIATH
Official no. : none
Type at loss : propeller, wood, passenger & package freight
Build info : 1846, O.M. Goodsell, St. Clair, MI
Specs : 131x26x9, 279 t.
Date of loss : 1848, Sep 13
Place of loss : off Lexington, MI
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : explosion/storm
Loss of life : 18 (all)
Carrying : gen. merch, lumber, bricks and 205 kegs of blasting powder
Detail : Sparks from her stack apparently started a fire which touched off her cargo, resulting in a blast which reduced the upper part of the vessel to floating matchwood. The remains of the steamer drifted ashore near Goderich, Ont., on the 20th.
Owned by D.N. Barney of Buffalo.
Probably also the vessel which sprung a leak and was wrecked off Black R., Lake Erie, in 1846.
She was the first propeller vessel to be lost beyond recovery on the lakes.
Sources: slh,lh,ttgl,sol,lhl,hgl,nsp,mpl,wl

------------------------------------------------------ 1186
GOLSPIE
Other names : built as steamer OSCEOLA, renamed in 1906
Official no. : C112204
Type at loss : propeller, wood, passenger & package freight
Build info : 1882, F. Wheeler, W. Bay City, MI hull #15 US #155063
Specs : 184x34x14 981g 787n
Date of loss : 1906, Dec 4
Place of loss : Brule Bay, Michipicoten Isl.
Lake : Superior
Type of loss : navigational error
Loss of life : none, but 5 crewmen lost hands or feet to frostbite
Carrying : oats & barley
Detail : Driven broadside on a rocky beach, where broke up and became a total loss by the 7th. Her crew suffered greatly from the cold while walking to shelter.
Stranded and heavily damaged in a storm on Pte Aux Barques, MI, Nov 7, 1887, recovered and rebuilt at Bay City.
Sold Canadian in 1905.
Rebuilt in 1887 from single deck to double-deck prop
Sources: gwgl,irs,is,ns1,h,csv,nsp,vbs,win,mpl

------------------------------------------------------ 4157
GOOD HIT
Other names : none
Official no. : 85633
Type at loss : propeller, wood, bulk freight "steam barge"
Build info : 1880, Henderson, NY
Specs : 126g 96n
Date of loss : 1887, Jun 11
Place of loss : Grosse Ile, Mich
Lake : Detroit R.
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : none
Carrying : lime
Detail : Bound Kelley's Island for Detroit, she caught fire while approaching the the latter and was run ashore near Ballard's, Grosse Ile. There she burned to the waterline.
Out of Cleveland
Sources: es2-4,polk,hgl,mv

------------------------------------------------------ 1187
GOOD INTENT
Other names : none
Official no. : none
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 180?, Mill Creek, Lake Erie
Specs : (30 t.)
Date of loss : 1825
Place of loss : 2 mi NE of Dunkirk, NY
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : (storm)
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : Wrecked, no detail available.
Another vessel named GOOD INTENT (maybe same vessel) was reported lost in 1805 or 6 on Point Abino with loss of all hands. She was built by Capt. Wm Lee in 1799 or 1800.
Sources: sol,h,hgl,mpl

------------------------------------------------------ 1188
N.P. GOODELL
Other names : none
Official no. : 18468
Type at loss : schooner or schooner-barge, wood
Build info : 1854, E. Lockwood, Fairport*
Specs : 119x25x10, 224g 213n
Date of loss : 1891, Nov 21
Place of loss : near Yankee Reef, 35 mi NE of Pte Aux Barques
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : ?
Detail : She was the tow of the storm-crippled steamer OSWEGATCHIE(qv) with 2 other barges. Overwhelmed by a storm, she broke away, drifted to near midlake and sank. Her crew drifted in an open boat to near the Canadian shore. Several members were severely frostbitten. Document surrendered at Port Huron 10/19/1893.
*Merchant Vessels show her as built in 1864, but she was actually just rebuilt and enlarged at Cleveland in that year.
Sources: mv,slh,mv,vbs,wb,nsp,eas,es

------------------------------------------------------ 1189
R.F. GOODMAN
Other names : none
Official no. : 110546
Type at loss : propeller steam tug, wood
Build info : 1882, Union Dry Dock, Buffalo
Specs : 51x14x7 23g 11n
Date of loss : 1898, Aug 16
Place of loss : off Lester Park, MN, north of the Lester River mouth
Lake : Superior
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : none
Carrying : none
Detail : Burned to the waterline 3 miles offshore.
Owned by Thompson Bros. of Duluth
Sources: gwgl,is,mv,lss,hgl,mpl

------------------------------------------------------ 1190
WILLIAM GOODNOW
Other names : none
Official no. : 26251
Type at loss : propeller steam tug, wood
Build info : 1866, Allen & McClellan, Milwaukee
Specs : 120x20x12, 171g 141 n
Date of loss : 1869, Jun 14 (or Jul 16)
Place of loss : off Lexington, MI
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : collision
Loss of life : 2
Carrying : none
Detail : While lying to and waiting for a tow in the dark, she was rammed by the bark SUNNYSIDE and sunk in 13 fathoms. She went down in 15 minutes, but the bark was able to save her crew.
Later recovered by the steamer T.F. PARK, gone from registry by 1894.
Rebuilt 1879
Sources: slh,lhl,mv,nsp,hgl,st

------------------------------------------------------
GOODRICH - See MINNESETUNK

------------------------------------------------------ 1191
FRANK H. GOODYEAR
Other names : none
Official no. : 121240
Type at loss : propeller, steel, bulk freight
Build info : 1902, American Shipbuilding, Lorain, OH hull# 319
Specs : 436x50x28, 4815 t
Date of loss : 1910, May 23
Place of loss : above Pte Aux Barques, MI
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : collision
Loss of life : 16 to 23
Carrying : ?
Detail : She collided with the steamer JAMES B. WOOD and sank in less than 4 minutes. WOOD was heavily damaged as well. She was one of the largest vessels in operation when lost.
Had a luxury rail car installed athwart her deck for the private use of her owner.
Sources: eas,mv,slh,sol,ns2,h,lhdc,mpl

------------------------------------------------------ 1192
D.A. GORDON
Other names : none
Official no. : C116482
Type at loss : barge, wood, bulk freight
Build info : 1902, L. Scagel, Wallaceburg, Ont. as a propeller
Specs : 115x23x7 148 t.
Date of loss : 1909, Apr 20
Place of loss : off Wallaceburg, Ont.
Lake : St Clair
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : Destroyed by fire offshore.
Rebuilt from a propeller to a barge after a fire in 1905.
Sources: ns1,h,csv,mmgl

------------------------------------------------------ 1193
R.J. GORDON
Other names : none
Official no. : 110504
Type at loss : propeller, wood,
passenger vessel
Build info : 1881, A. Anderson, Marine City
Specs : 104x23x8 187 g 144n
Date of loss : 1899, Sep 28
Place of loss : Chicago harbor
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : none
Carrying : ?
Detail : Burned to total loss.
Dropped from documention, but later recovered and rebuilt as a freighter at Grand Haven. Redocumented in 1900.
Sources: sol,mv
,hcgl

------------------------------------------------------ 1194
GOSHAWK
Other names : none
Official no. : 10224
Type at loss : schooner-barge, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1866, Ira Lafrinier, Cleveland
Specs : 180x32x13 550g 522n
Date of loss : 1920, Jun 16
Place of loss : 4 mi off Tawas Point
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life :
none
Carrying : lumber
Detail : Her seams opened in a storm and she sank. She was one of oldest operating vessels on the lakes at the time (54 years)
Frequent dive target.
Sources: eas,slh,gsgl,ns3,mv,mpl
,hcgl

------------------------------------------------------ 3766
GOSSOON
Other names : built as steam yacht BERTIE, renamed & converted to a tug before 1894
Official no. : 3402
Type at loss : propeller tug, wood
Build info : 1888, Detroit
Specs : 39x10x3, 15gt 8nt
Date of loss : 1899, Jul 25
Place of loss : Erie basin, off Buffalo
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : collision
Loss of life : none
Carrying : none
Detail : She was passing in front of the big tug CONNEAUT, which was pulling on the stranded whaleback steamer JAMES B. COLGATE, when the CONNEAUT’s hawser broke. The big tug shot forward and rammed GOSSOON, causing her to sink quickly. MAY have been recovered.
Owned by Dunbar of Buffalo
Sources: nsp,mv

------------------------------------------------------ 1195
GOTHAM
Other names : none
Official no. :
240182
Type at loss : propeller fish tug, steel
Build info : 1940, Saugatuck, MI
Specs :
56x16x7, 57g 39n
Date of loss : 1943, Dec 11
Place of loss : north of Saugatuck
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 5 [all]
Carrying : none
Detail : Went down in a gale while returning to port.
Touted as being unsinkable because of her steel construction
Later recovered [1944] and converted to a harbor tug,
still later a barge.
Sources: ssa,hcgl

------------------------------------------------------
GOTHAM 85 - See CLEVECO

------------------------------------------------------ 1196
GOUDREAU
Other names : built as PONTIAC renamed in 1917
Official no. : 150476
Type at loss : propeller, steel, bulk freight
Build info : 1889, Cleveland Shipbuilding, Cleveland hull# 5
Specs : 300x41x12 2298g 1788n
Date of loss : 1917, Nov 23
Place of loss : S shore of Lyal Isl., Stokes Bay, Ont.
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : ?
Detail : After her rudder was ripped off by heavy storm, the helpless vessel was cast on a reef by mountainous waves. She later slipped into deep water.
As PONTIAC, she was rammed and sunk by the steamer ATHABASCA in the St. Mary’s R., in July of 1891.
Sources: slh,sol,is,ns2,mv,lhdc,mpl,hcgl

------------------------------------------------------ 1197
E.F. GOULD
Other names : none
Official no. : 135334
Type at loss : schooner-barge, wood, bulk freight
Build info : 1875, Morgan & Gould, Carrollton, MI
Specs : 137x28x8 844g 802n
Date of loss : 1898, Oct 17
Place of loss : near Oscoda, MI
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : Stranded and wrecked in a gale.
Stranded and expected to become a total loss on Port Austin reef, early October, 1875. Recovered in November.
Rebuilt 1883
Sources: vbs,slh,mv,sbs,phr,hgl,
nsp

------------------------------------------------------ 1198
JAY GOULD
Other names : none
Official no. : 75117
Type at loss : propeller, wood, bulk freight
Build info : 1869, Union Dry Dock, Buffalo
Specs : 214x33x12 997g 837n
Date of loss : 1918, Jun 17
Place of loss : 3.4 mi NE of Southeast Shoal light
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : coal
Detail : Towing bge COMMODORE and fighting a gale, her seams opened and she sank. She had retired earlier, but was pressed into service because of wartime needs. Her crew was rescued by the steamer MIDVALE.
She reputedly had the 1st marine compound engine used on the lakes, but that engine type predates this vessel by several years.
Major repairs in 1877.
Sources: glp,sol,lssc,gsgl,mol,ns2,h,mpl

------------------------------------------------------ 710
GOVERNOR CUSHMAN
Other names : none
Official no. : none
Type at loss : propeller, wood, passenger & package freight
Build info : 1857, Luther Moses, Cleveland
Specs : 152x24x10, 384 t.
Date of loss : 1868, May 1
Place of loss : Buffalo Harbor
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : boiler explosion
Loss of life : 11
Carrying : 20,000 bu wheat
Detail : Destroyed by an explosion and sank during the night while getting uder way in Buffal Creek. She was bound for Port Colborne, though her regular route was Buffalo to Chicago. One of her deckhands was thrown entirely over a nearby grain elevator by the blast.
Owned by Dwight Scott, Cleveland.
The wreckage was removed during dredging operations in 1901.
Rebuilt and lengthened, 1862. Rebuilt again, 1865.
Sources: lhl,eas,sol,hgl,mpl

------------------------------------------------------ 3791
GOVERNOR HUNT
Other names : none
Official no. : 10227
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1853, D. Rogers, Olcott, NY
Specs : 140 t.
Date of loss : 1869, Aug 15
Place of loss : a few miles east of Conneaut, OH
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : 963 bbl refined oil, 200 bbl naptha
Detail : Sprung a leak near Erie, PA in heavy seas and a NE wind, turned back for Conneaut, but was unable to make the harbor before the wind died and then turned to the SW. She made for shore in the dark and ran on a rock and was destroyed after struggling against the storm for three days. The cargo was salvaged by the tug S.S. COE a week later.
Owned by Webb & Fish of Cleveland [Fish was her skipper]
Major repairs in 1867
Sources: nsp,hgl,mv,rsl,mdwl

------------------------------------------------------ 3946
GOVERNOR MARCY
Other names : none?
Official no. : none
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : ? [probably named in the mid-1830’s when Marcy was governor of New York]
Specs : "small"
Date of loss : 1844, Oct (18)
Place of loss : near Pt. Abino
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 5 [all?]
Carrying : in ballast
Detail : Bound for the Canadian side for a cargo of stone, she anchored under the point to shelter and later foundered in big waves.
Sources: nsp,hgl

------------------------------------------------------ 3486
GOVERNOR MARCY
Other names : none
Official no. : none
Type at loss : sidewheel steamer, wood
Build info : 1834, Black Rock [Buffalo], NY
Specs : 125x19x7, 162 t.
Date of loss : 1847, Jun 4
Place of loss : below Van Buren Pt., near Dunkirk, NY
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : ?
Detail : Bound Erie, PA, for Buffalo, she stranded and was wrecked in a gale.
Rebuilt at Detroit in 1844
Sources: lhl,hgl,is,nsp,wl,eas

------------------------------------------------------ 1799
GOVERNOR MASON
Other names : none
Official no. : none
Type at loss : sidewheel steamer, wood, passenger & package freight
Build info : 1837, R. Godfrey & Co., Grand Rapids, MI
Specs : 84x15x5, 53 t.
Date of loss : 1840, May 3
Place of loss : mouth of Muskegon R. (also seen as Grand R.)
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : Blown ashore and wrecked.
Built with the engine from the steamer DON QUIXOTE(qv), she was the 1st significant vessel built at Grand Rapids, MI, then only a few years old.
Sources: is(2-61),is,sgr,lhl,hgl,nsp,wl

------------------------------------------------------ 2782
GOV. SMITH
Other names : none also seen as GOVERNOR SMITH
Official no. : 86066
Type at loss : propeller, wood, package freight
Build info : 1889, Detroit Dry Dock, Detroit, MI hull# 97
Specs : 240x42x23, 2044g 1547n
Date of loss : 1906, Aug 19
Place of loss : 10 mi. NE of Pte Aux Barques, MI
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : collision
Loss of life : none
Carrying : package frt, grain
Detail : She collided on a foggy night with the much larger steel steamer URANUS (see W. C.FRANZ) and sank. URANUS loitered to pick up her crew, then proceeded.
Sister of JAMES R. LANGDON, ALEX. McVITTIE, F.H. PRINCE & HENRY R. JAMES.
Owned by Rutland Transit Co. of Buffalo.
Sources: mv,atl,ns1,eas,slh,lhdc,mpl

------------------------------------------------------ 1199
GRACE
Other names : ?
Official no. : 85264
Type at loss : cargo vessel, former steam yacht, lumber camp supply
Build info : before 1877
Specs : 7 t.
Date of loss : 1882, Oct 12*
Place of loss : off Whitefish Point
Lake : Superior
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 2 of about 8
Carrying : camp supplies
Detail : Ran ashore in heavy weather and wrecked while enroute to Goulais Bay, Ont. after her engine failed. Driven 25 miles to the east by the gale before she finally went ashore 2-3 miles S of Whitefish Point.
Out of Marquette, owned by Edw. Currier.
Probably the vessel shown, but maybe the former yacht LILY MAY, b. 1881, Detroit, 64x18x9, 42 gt.
*date also given as Oct. 19, in error.
Recovered and rebuilt several years later.
Sources: nsp,gwgl,lss,hgl,usls,mv,es,emt

------------------------------------------------------ 1200
GRACE AMELIA
Other names : ? also seen as AMELIA GRACE
Official no. : none
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1836, W.S. Reafield, Sandusky, OH
Specs : 60x20x5 45 t.
Date of loss : 1851
Place of loss : unreported
Lake : unreported
Type of loss : "wrecked"
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : no detail
Sources: www,hgl

------------------------------------------------------ 1201
GRACIE M.
Other names : also seen as GRACE M
Official no. : ?
Type at loss : propeller fish tug
Build info : ?
Specs : 45 ft, 12 t.
Date of loss : 1905, Jun 7
Place of loss : off Middle Islands
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : collision
Loss of life : 3
Carrying : none
Detail : Purposly rammed by Canadian Fisheries Patrol vessel VIGILANT for fishing illegally in Canadian waters. Before the ramming, 3 warning shots had been fired across the fish tug's bow. Warnings had also been issued on previous occasions.
Sources: h,ledc,win

------------------------------------------------------ 1202
GEORGE A. GRAHAM
Other names : built as steamer MARINA renamed in 1912
Official no. : C131051
Type at loss : propeller, steel, bulk freight
Build info : 1892, Chicago Shipbuilding, Chicago hull# 1 US#92282
Specs : 292x40x21 2432g 1992n
Date of loss : 1917, Oct 17
Place of loss : W coast Manitoulin Isl., near South Baymouth
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : grain
Detail : Lost her way in a blinding gale and drove ashore S of South Baymouth, Ont.
Machinery was later recovered, but the wreck was slowly dismantled by locals until the remains were cut up for scrap in 1937.
Sold Canadian, 1912, registered out of Port Arthur..
Sources: is(3-85),slh,sol,ns2,is,lhdc,csv,mmgl,mpl,do

------------------------------------------------------ 1203
JENNIE GRAHAM
Other names : also seen as JENNIE C. GRAHAM
Official no. : C none
Type at loss : bark, wood, 3-mast
Build info : 1871, L. Shickluna, St. Catharines, Ont.
Specs : 144x27x12 450 t.
Date of loss : 1880, Apr 16
Place of loss : near Great Duck Isl. off Manitoulin
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : stranded
Loss of life : none
Carrying : wheat
Detail : Struck a large submerged boulder [still called Jennie Graham Rock] stranded and later sank in 40 feet of water. She had been bound Chicago for Midland, Ont.
Also capsized by a squall 50 miles above Port Huron, MI, with the loss of 3 of 10 crew, in the spring of 1872, while bound for Saginaw, light..
Sank in Welland Canal in 1875.
Out of St. Catharines, owned by two Capts. Graham
Sources: do2,mmgl,win,clu,gsgl,slh,lhdc,hgl,es,sii,pdw

------------------------------------------------------ 4165
GRAMPUS
Other names : none
Official no. : C none
Type at loss : bark or schoooner, 3-mast, timber barque
Build info : 1845, (Hamilton, Ont)
Specs : 160x26x14, (400) t.
Date of loss : 1846, Nov 20
Place of loss : off Fort Ontario, Oswego, NY
Lake : Ontario
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : loading squared oak timber
Detail : She was blown from the dock where she was loading and broke in two on the rocks near Ft. Ontario. Her crew were rescued by the next day by members of the Revenue Cutter Service in the yawl from their cutter.
She had several unique construction details, including a midships cabin and transom hatches for the loading of long timber. She had been partially dismasted in a gale the previous month, but was already chartered for a trip to Europe the following spring.
Out of Hamilton, Ont, owned by Gunn
Sources: nsp,rp,hgl

------------------------------------------------------ 1204
NISBET GRAMMAR
Other names : none
Official no. : BR147208
Type at loss : propeller, steel, bulk freight
Build info : 1923, Cammell, Laird & Co., Birkenhead, Eng.
Specs : 253x43x20 1745 t
Date of loss : 1926, May 31
Place of loss : off 30-mile Point, New York
Lake : Ontario
Type of loss : collision
Loss of life : none
Carrying : grain
Detail : Bound for Montreal, she collided with the steel prop DALWARNIC and sank. DALWARNIC picked up her crew. One of largest vessels ever lost on Lake Ont.
Sources: mmgl,sol,ns3,h,csv,win

------------------------------------------------------ 1205
G.J. GRAMMER
Other names : later ADAM E. CORNELIUS, Jr.; TROY H. BROWNING and D. A. MOLONEY
Official no. : 86610
Type at loss : propeller, steel, bulk freight
Build info : 1902, American Steel Barge Co., W. Superior, WI
Specs : 418x48x28, 4471g 3703n
Date of loss : 1913, Nov 11
Place of loss : harbor at Lorain, OH
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : ?
Detail : Sunk in harbor by "Big Storm" of 1913. Recovered.
Also collided with prop NORTHERN QUEEN at Corsica Shoals, Lake Huron, in a dense fog, Jul 14, 1912, and sank.
Sources: slh,ns2,h,mv
,hcgl

------------------------------------------------------ 3755
GRAMPA WOO
Other names : ?
Official no. : US
Type at loss : propeller excursion boat, steel
Build info : ?
Specs : 110 ft.
Date of loss : 1996, Oct 30
Place of loss : Passage Isl., near Isle Royale
Lake : Superior
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : none
Detail : Broke free from her moorings at Grand Portage, MN at 9:30am with 2 men aboard, when 50 mph winds tore the mooring buoy’s 4000-lb anchor loose. Helpless because her rudder and propeller had been removed for repair, the vessel was somehow taken in tow by the big MV WALTER J. McCARTHY and pulled to the mouth of Thunder Bay, Ont. There her towline broke and she was adrift again. The two crewwmen were taken off by the Canadian tug GLENADA in a daring rescue. Vessel finally washed into the cliffs of Passage Island. Plans were made to rescue her, but by the end of the year she had broken up.
Sources: net(Duluth News Tribune),ns

------------------------------------------------------ 3339
GRANADA
Other names : none also seen as GRENADA
Official no. : 10543
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1856, H.M. Jones, Buffalo
Specs : 239 t.
Date of loss : 1880, Oct 17
Place of loss : off Muskegon
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 4 of 7
Carrying : lumber
Detail : Bound Muskegon for Chicago, she waterlogged offshore and broke up after steering gear broke in "the ALPENA Storm." The Lifesaving Service crew refused to go out, so a volunteer crew saved the 3 survivors. Two crewmen had been lost overboard the previous day, two more perished when she broke up. The wreck drifted ashore near Muskegon.
Rebuilt in 1867
She was reported wrecked and a total loss in the Straits of Mackinac, Nov 28, 1873, recovered the next spring.
Sources: h,lmdc,slh,hgl,osdo,usls,nsp

------------------------------------------------------ 1206
GRANADA
Other names : ?
Official no. : ?
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : ?
Specs : (270 t.)
Date of loss : 1886, (ca.)
Place of loss : Murray Bay, Grand Isl. MI near Munising
Lake : Superior
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : iron ore
Detail : Sprang a leak in a storm under the burden of a heavy cargo. She was put ashore to forstall her sinking, but slipped off into deep water and was lost.
Sources: ms,

------------------------------------------------------ 1208
GRAND TRAVERSE
Other names : built as steamer MORLEY, renamed in 1885
Official no. : 91129
Type at loss : propeller, wood, bulk freight "steambarge"
Build info : 1879, W.B. Morley, Marine City
Specs : 181x33x14 870g 749n
Date of loss : 1896, Oct 20
Place of loss : near Colchester Shoals
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : collision
Loss of life :
none
Carrying : 800 t. coal, plus apples, cider and fish
Detail : She struck the propeller LIVINGSTON and sank. Wreck lies 1.1 mi N of Colchester Shoal Light with 23 ft of water over her.
Nearly lost on Lonesome Pt., Lake Superior, Nov 21, 1884.
Rebuilt, 1885
Sources: glp,lssc,ledc,lss,mpl
,hcgl

------------------------------------------------------ 1209
GRAND TURK
Other names : none
Official no. : 10216
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1854, Wm. Lent, Irving [Cattaraugus Cr.], NY
Specs : 130x26x11, 240n 327 t. [om]
Date of loss : 1869, Nov 17
Place of loss : near Leland, MI
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 1
Carrying : wood
Detail : Riding out a storm at anchor, she broke her chains and was driven ashore, a total wreck near Carp R.
Homeport: Chicago
In the early 1860’s she spent two years hauling cargoes to and among European and Caribbean ports.
Sunk and almost destroyed in a collision near Presque Isle, PA, in the fall of her first year of service. Repaired and returned to service in the summer of ‘55.
Major repairs in 1862
Sources: sb,nsp,mmgl,wmn,rsl,mdwl

------------------------------------------------------ 1210
WILLIAM GRANDY
Other names : none
Official no. : 26838
Type at loss : schooner-barge, wood, 3-mast
Build info : 1867, Lafrinier, Cleveland as a 3-mast schooner
Specs : 166x32x12 465g 442n
Date of loss : 1906, Aug 28
Place of loss : Euclid Beach, near Cleveland
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : storm/fire
Loss of life : none
Carrying : ?
Detail : Driven ashore and stranded in a gale. she was destroyed by fire while still aground Sept 10. She had been the tow of the steamer STEWART(qv) with AGNES L. POTTER(qv).
Owned by L.P. & J.A. Smith of Cleveland
Rebuilt in 1881.
Sources: ns1,mv,nsp,eas

------------------------------------------------------ 1211
GRANGER
Other names : none
Official no. : 85376
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1874, Hanson & Scove, Two Rivers, WI
Specs : 155x29x10 366g 348n
Date of loss : 1896, Aug 24
Place of loss : Seul Choix Point., Michigan's U.P.
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : cedar lumber
Detail : She went aground and wrecked on the point in a sou'wester, a total loss. Bound for Chicago.
Owned & sailed by Capt. W. Powers, Chicago.
Sources: nsp,mv,slh,wb,hgl,mpl

------------------------------------------------------ 1212
GRANITE STATE
Other names : none
Official no. : 10815
Type at loss : propeller, wood, passenger & package freight
Build info : 1852, Moses & Quayle, Ohio City, OH
Specs : 137x24x11, 351 t. [om]
Date of loss : 1881, Oct 3 (or Sep 3)
Place of loss : S of Sturgeon Bay, WI
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : She stranded on reef in heavy weather and went to pieces quickly.
Rebuilt in 1866.
Sources: mv,eas,is,lhl,mpl,wl

------------------------------------------------------
GRANT - See also GENERAL GRANT, LIEUT.-GENERAL U.S. GRANT

------------------------------------------------------ 1213
JOHN GRANT
Other names : none Maybe JOHN GRANT Jr.
Official no. : none
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1832, Genesee R. {Brighton], NY
Specs : 75x20x7, 93 t.
Date of loss : 1845, May
Place of loss : off Erie, PA
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : Capsized and sank.
Rebuilt in 1842
Another (or the same) JOHN GRANT went ashore at New Buffalo, Michigan, Lake Michigan and was reportedly pounded to pieces, May 18, 1853. No lives were lost.
Sources: is,hgl,nsp,wl

------------------------------------------------------ 1214
KITTY GRANT
Other names : none
Official no. : 14035
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 2-mast, bulk freight
Build info : 1853, G. Barber, Milwaukee
Specs : 78x21x7, 75g
Date of loss : 1884, Oct 8
Place of loss : 20 mi off Little Sable Point
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 4 [all]
Carrying : Lumber
Detail : Bound Pentwater, MI, for Chicago, she capsized and foundered in a gale. Her overturned hull sank during an attempt to tow it in.
Hailed from Saugatuck, MI
Capsized in a terriffic gale off Racine in late October, 1855. Four passengers died and the rest of those aboard clung to the wreck for 36 hours until rescued by the schooner FLORA WATSON.
Sources: mv,h,hgl,usls,nsp,bb,sip

------------------------------------------------------ 4229
LEVI GRANT
Other names : none
Official # : 15874
Type at loss : schooner-barge, wood
Build info : 1872, G. McClellan & Co., Sheboygan, Wisc. As a 3-mast schooner
Specs : 127x26x7
204g 194n
Date of loss : 1913, Jul 11
Place of loss : Green Bay, Wisc.
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : Stranded at Little Cedar River, became a total loss. Her document was surrendered only five days later.
Damaged in a collision with the prop CLARION near Racine in June, 1892.
Sources : eas,mv,hcgl,bb

------------------------------------------------------ 1216
U.S. GRANT
Other names : ?
Official no. : 25130
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : before 1869
Specs : 81 t.
Date of loss : 1880, Nov 11
Place of loss : off N pier, Grand Haven
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : sank
Loss of life : none of 4
Carrying : ?
Detail : Attempted to make the harbor in a gale, she went out of control and struck the entry pier at 3 a.m. She then drifted ashore, where she broke up. Out of South Haven, MI.
Sources: h,usls,mv

------------------------------------------------------ 1217
GRANTHAM
Other names : none
Official no. : C75641
Type at loss : schooner-barge, wood, bulk freight, 3-mast
Build info : 1873, J. Abbey, Port Robinson
Specs : 140x26x12, 346gc 325nc
Date of loss : 1913, Jul 6
Place of loss : off Salmon R. , Bay of Quinte
Lake : Ontario
Type of loss : (storm)
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : lightered coal
Detail : Sank while assisting in lightering the stranded Canadian steamer A.E. AMES. Total loss of $10,000.
One source says she was a steambarge, another a 2-master.
Sources: csqw,mmgl,ns2,win,dmt

------------------------------------------------------ 4106
GRAPE SHOT
Other names : none
Official no. : none
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1855, B B Jones, Buffalo
Specs : 369 t.
Date of loss : 1867, Nov [1st week]
Place of loss : Plum Island, Death's Door
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : (none)
Carrying : lumber
Detail : Reported ashore and total loss
Out of Chicago in 1864
Sources: nsp,hgl,rsl

------------------------------------------------------
WILLIAM H. GRATWICK - See GLENLYON, JOHN C. PRINGLE

------------------------------------------------------ 1218
WILLIAM T. GRAVES
Other names : none
Official no. : 26172
Type at loss : propeller, wood, bulk freight "steambarge"
Build info : 1867, Quayle & Martin, Cleveland as a bark
Specs : [201x35x14 as a bark] 1,075g 822n
Date of loss : 1885, Oct 31
Place of loss : Dover’s Point, North Manitou Isl.
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none of 17
Carrying : corn
Detail : Driven ashore by storm with her consort GEO. W. ADAMS (qv). ADAMS was released a couple days later, but GRAVES broke up after two weeks of concerted salvage attempts. She was a total loss of over $65,000. Both hailed from Toledo, were bound Chicago for Buffalo.
Built as a bark, converted to a propeller in 1870.
Major repairs in 1879 & 81
Sources: mv,nsp,gwgl,h,nb,usls,mpl

------------------------------------------------------
GRAY EAGLE - See GREY EAGLE

------------------------------------------------------ 3900
E.G. GRAY
Other names : also seen as E.G. GREY
Official no. : 7305
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1854, G. Thayer, Ashtabula, OH
Specs : 94x24x8, 118 g
Date of loss : 1875
Place of loss : Langley’s Pier, north of Kewaunee, WI
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : (storm)
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : barrel staves
Detail : Stranded and a total loss, probably in a storm.
Sources: bb,rsl

------------------------------------------------------ 3792
GREAT WEST
Other names : none
Official no. : 10149
Type at loss : bark, wood, 3-mast
Build info : 1854, S. Roland & G. Weeks, Buffalo,
Specs : 175x34x15, 765 t.
Date of loss : 1866, Oct (11)
Place of loss : Racine Reef
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : wheat
Detail : She was stranded and reported a total loss, but may have been recovered and sunk at Chicago in 1876,
when a bark of the same name and age was reported to have sunk at her dock due to old age.
Owned by Capt. C. M. Lundgren of Chicago.
Upbound from Chicago, she was caught by a gale and dragged ashore in Sleeping Bear bay, Nov 22, 1857. She was reported a total loss, but was recovered the next year.
Largest and loftiest [she stood 174 feet from deck to masthead] sailing vessel on the lakes when launched, and much was made of her beautiful lines. She was diagonally braced with iron.
Major repairs in 1863
A brig [later a bark] of this name was launched at Oswego a few weeks before this one was launched at Buffalo. The Buffalo vessel was termed "Great West No. 1" in the press, while the Oswego one was "Great West No. 2." No. 2 was stripped and scuttled off Oswego, NY, in 1878.
Sources: nsp,hgl,mv,bb,rp,wmn

------------------------------------------------------ 1219
GREAT WESTERN
Other names : none
Official no. : none
Type at loss : sidewheel steamer, wood, passenger & package freight
Build info : 1838, Huron, OH
Specs : 186x34x13, 780 t.
Date of loss : 1839, Sep 1
Place of loss : Detroit
Lake : Detroit R.
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : none
Carrying : passengers
Detail : Caught fire on Lake St Clair. The fire was thought to have been extinguished, but burst out anew on the 2nd and gutted her after she arrived at Detroit. She was docked at the Gillet & Desnoyer wharf at the time. The fire was extinguished by the combined efforts of several Detroit fire companies, but was still a $212,000 loss, a huge sum for 1839. The hull and engines were recovered soon after and the vessel was rebuilt, though she had been proclaimed a total loss.
One of the largest vessels of her time and reported to be the first with cabins on her upper deck, paln which was later the standard arrangement.
Sources: is(1-61),is,hdm,lhl,hgl,nsp,wl

------------------------------------------------------ 1220
GRECIAN
Other names : none
Official no. : 86136
Type at loss : propeller, steel, bulk freight
Build info : 1891, Globe Iron Works, Cleveland
Specs : 296x40x21 2348g 1875n
Date of loss : 1906, Jun 15
Place of loss : off Thunder Bay, MI
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : foundered
Loss of life : none
Carrying : none
Detail : Grounded near Detour, northern L. Huron June 7. After her cargo was removed she made for Ecorse for repairs, relying on the air pressure in her sealed holds to keep her afloat, but filled and sank enroute. Her crew was rescued by her fleetmate SIR HENRY BESSEMER.
She was a Pittsburger, sunk not far from her sister NORMAN.
Sources: eas,stb,is,slh,ns1,lhdc,nsp,mpl

------------------------------------------------------
GREEN RIVER - See GOGEBIC

------------------------------------------------------ 3756
C.H. GREEN
Other names : sometimes seen as C.H. GREENE
Official no. : 126001
Type at loss : propeller, wood, bulk freight
Build info : 1881, Rust & Arnold, Saginaw, MI
Specs : 198x33x16x 920g 725n
Date of loss : 1936, Aug 24
Place of loss : near Trenton, MI
Lake : Detroit R.
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : none
Carrying : none
Detail : Abandoned and grounded near Trenton in 1935. Caught fire, probably by arson, the following summer and was totally destroyed.
Sources: vbs,rkr,mv,hcgl

------------------------------------------------------ 1223
G.R. GREEN
Other names : also seen as GEORGE R. GREEN
Official no. : 85390
Type at loss : propeller steam tug, wood
Build info : 1874, Penny, Milwaukee
Specs : 48x11x5 18g 12n
Date of loss : 1915, Jun 7
Place of loss : off the lighthouse at Detour, MI
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : foundered
Loss of life : none
Carrying : none
Detail : Foundered, no detail available.
Built as a fishing tug, not known if she still was at time of loss.
Sources: slh,mv,mv

------------------------------------------------------ 3793
GRACE A. GREEN
Other names : none
Official no. : 10887
Type at loss : scow-schooner, wood
Build info : 1857, C. Stevens, Cattaraugus [Irving], NY
Specs : 78x20x6, 68 t.
Date of loss : 1869, Nov 5
Place of loss : at Grand Haven, MI
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : (storm)
Loss of life : (none)
Carrying : ?
Detail : Ashore and a total wreck, she was stripped by the 9th.
Owned and sailed by Capt. Wm. Johnson, out of Chicago
Sources: nsp,mv,rsl,mdwl

------------------------------------------------------ 3794
SARAH A. GREEN
Other names : also seen as S.A. GREEN
Official no. : none
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1847, Joel R. Norton, Fairport (Cuyahoga), OH
Specs : 87x20x8, 119 t.
Date of loss : 1857, Oct 19
Place of loss : Dunkirk, NY
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : (storm)
Loss of life : none
Carrying : coal
Detail : Bound Erie, PA, for Buffalo, she came into Dunkirk harbor for shelter and ran on the "old west pier," with half her length over the pier. She went to pieces soon after.
Sources: nsp,hgl,wl

------------------------------------------------------ 3574
GREENBACK
Other names : none
Official no. : 39201*
Type at loss : scow-schooner, wood
Build info : 1866, G. Stager, New Baltimore, MI
Specs : 66x18x3, 30g 28n
Date of loss : 1884, Jul
Place of loss : unreported
Lake : unreported
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : Went ashore at date above, abandoned in Oct., 1886.
Out of Port Huron
*number of an unrigged barge, but listed in mv as schooner
Sources: phr,mv,wl

------------------------------------------------------ 1224
M.T. GREENE
Other names : none
Official no. : 91944
Type at loss : propeller, wood, bulk freight
Build info : 1887, R. Linn, Gibraltar, MI
Specs : 155x30x12 524g 422n
Date of loss : 1928, Mar 18
Place of loss : near Bridgeburg, Ont., Niagara R.
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : Burned to a total loss.
Also wrecked on Lake Huron in 1894.
Sources: ns3,mv,slh,mpl,eas

------------------------------------------------------
GREENLAND - See NEEBING

------------------------------------------------------ 1225
GRACE GREENWOOD
Other names : none
Official no. : 10196
Type at loss : schooner, wood, (3-mast)
Build info : 1853, Geo. Rogers, Oswego, NY
Specs : 124x26x12, 306 t. built as 337 t. bark
Date of loss : 1876, Oct 5
Place of loss : near N. pier at St. Joseph, MI
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none of 6
Carrying : iron ore
Detail : She had been bound Escanaba for Michigan City, when she went aground and sank in a storm while coming in to St. Joseph harbor for shelter.
By the 9th she had broken in two and gone to pieces near the north pier.
Ashore and damaged at N. Manitou, Jul 14, 1863.
Homeport: Chicago. Still a bark in 1871.
She was builder Rogers’ first vessel, and her launched was initially sabotaged by someone jamming her into the ways with a file.
Sources: osdo,nsp,h,usls,rp,bcha

------------------------------------------------------ 1226
JOHN GREGORY
Other names : none
Official no. : 76025
Type at loss : propeller steam tug, wood
Build info : 1878, Gregory, Green Bay
Specs : 80x17x9 75g 46n
Date of loss : 1904, Nov 13
Place of loss : Cleveland harbor
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 1 of 4
Carrying : none
Detail : Hove to with her lighter for 16 hrs outside the harbor to attempt to ride out a gale. When the wind reached 60 mph her skipper decided to try to make it in. She got into the deadly troughs of the waves while making her turn, capsized and went down.
Owned by J.P. & L.A. Smith of Cleveland
Sources: nsp,h,mv,

------------------------------------------------------
GRENADA - See GRANADA

------------------------------------------------------ 1227
GREY EAGLE
Other names : none also seen as GRAY EAGLE
Official no. : 10341
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1857, Bidwell & Banta, Buffalo
Specs : 167x26x11, 287 t.
Date of loss : 1869, Jul 10
Place of loss : on Whitefish Point
Lake : Superior
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : lumber
Detail : Downbound for Lake Michigan she grounded and was heavily damaged. Declared total loss the 17th, the hulk was destroyed by arson Sep 20.
Homeport: Milwaukee, owned by Vogel, Johns on and Carroll, of that city.
Sister of the schooner SEA BIRD.
Sources: nsp,lss,mv,hgl,nsp,mdwl

------------------------------------------------------
E.G. GREY - See E.G. GRAY

------------------------------------------------------
GREYHOUND - See NORTH WEST, PREMIER

------------------------------------------------------ 1228
GRACE G. GRIBBIE
Other names : built as schooner CHEENEY AMES, renamed in '99
Official no. : 125239
Type at loss : schooner-barge, wood, 3-mast
Build info : 1873, Lummeree, Youngstown, NY
Specs : 136x26x11 298g 283n
Date of loss : 1902, Apr 26
Place of loss : off Pt. Pelee
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 3 of 6
Carrying : coal
Detail : She foundered in a storm (some sources say punctured by ice). Hit bottom and broke up a mile from shore.
Sources: is,ns1,h,nsp,mv,tfgl,mpl
,hcgl

------------------------------------------------------ 1230
GRIFFIN
Other names : name is Anglicized French for "Le Grifon"
Official no. : none
Type at loss : French brig, exploration and trading, 2-mast
Build info : 1679, Moise Hillaret for Sieur de LaSalle, Cayuga Creek, Niagara (timbers possibly cut & fitted at Montreal, assembled at Niagara)
Specs : 70x16x8, 60 t. 7 light guns
Date of loss : 1679, Aug 7 [or Sep 20]
Place of loss : unknown, but probably upper Georgian Bay
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : storm [probably]
Loss of life : 6 [all]
Carrying : furs
Detail : Brig and her crew were bound for Niagara on the return trip from the explorer LaSalle’s advance base in Green Bay on her maiden voyage. The vessel disappeared in or near the Straits or upper Lake Huron. Several wreck sites near northern Manitoulin Island are reputed to hold her wreckage, but none has been proven to be the spot.
One source reports her wreckage on Lake Solitude, near Tawas, another near St. James harbor, Beaver Island.
Regarded to be the 1st decked ship on upper lakes.
Sources: eas,is(4-62,2-69),nsp,do2,lol,slh,lm,h,sgl,mpl etc.

------------------------------------------------------ 1229
GRIFFIN
Other names : ?
Official no. : (86190)
Type at loss : (propeller, steel, bulk freight)
Build info : (1891, Cleveland)
Specs : (266x38x20 1856g 1527n)
Date of loss : 1899, Jun 3
Place of loss : near Point Iroquois, MI, Whitefish Bay
Lake : Superior
Type of loss : collision
Loss of life : (some)
Carrying : ?
Detail : Collided with steamer WAWATAM and sank quickly.
If she is the vessel above, she was recovered.
Sources: leec,mv

------------------------------------------------------ 1231
G.R. GRIFFIN
Other names : ?
Official no. : ?
Type at loss : steam freighter
Build info : ?
Specs : ?
Date of loss : 1896, Jun 6*
Place of loss : 2 mi N of Lorain, OH
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : copper bars
Detail : Foundered in gale.
This loss shows on a couple lists, but the vessel is not on official lists.
*date also given as Jun 18
Sources: eas,h,ledc

------------------------------------------------------ 1232
G.P. GRIFFITH
Other names : none
Official no. : none
Type at loss : sidewheel steamer, wood, passenger & package freight
Build info : 1847, D. Stebbins, Maumee, OH
Specs : 193x28x11, 587 t.
Date of loss : 1850, Jun 17
Place of loss : off mouth of Chagrin R., 20 mi E of Cleveland
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : 250 to 325
Carrying : immigrants, luggage
Detail : She was bound Buffalo for Toledo when fire was discovered in her hold during the night when passengers were asleep. The ship was run for shore in an effort to save them, but speed only fanned the flames. She finally stranded in 7.5 feet of water, about 40 rods from shore. The breeze then blew the fire to the bow, where the passengers were huddled, forcing them all into the water at once. Many were drowned by the struggling of their fellows, while a number of the immigrants were weighted down and sank from the weight of moneybelts filled with gold. One of worst disasters in Great Lakes history - only about 30 to 40 survived out of more than 300 [356 given at the time as the total aboard]. One source says she was ignited from a cargo of matches and/or turpentine that she was carrying illegally.
Sources: nsp,sol,glss,ttgl,is(1,4-60),h,ledc,hgl,mpl,web,umich,wl,
bc etc.

------------------------------------------------------
GRIFON - See GRIFFIN

------------------------------------------------------ 1233
CHARLES C. GRISWOLD
Other names : also seen as C.C. GRISWOLD, W.C. GRISWOLD
Official no. : 4385
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1854, A. Bradley, Vermilion, OH
Specs : 354 t,
Date of loss : 1872, Nov 27
Place of loss : off Whitefish Point
Lake : Superior
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 6 [all]
Carrying : grain
Detail : Overwhelmed and destroyed offshore in gale.
Date also given as Oct 27, in error.
Owned by A. Chesebrough of Detroit
Major repairs in 1861,63
Sources: is(4-73),gwgl,lss,lssc,sol,sm,hgl,mv,mpl,rsl,nsp

------------------------------------------------------ 1234
MICHAEL GROH
Other names : none
Official no. : 17572
Type at loss : propeller, wood, bulk freight "steambarge"
Build info : 1867, Quayle & Martin, Cleveland
Specs : 142x26x11 290g 210n
Date of loss : 1895, Nov 22
Place of loss : at Pictured Rocks, near Munising, MI
Lake : Superior
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : lumber
Detail : Lost her rudder and became disabled, then storm water doused her fires. Helpless, she was driven ashore and destroyed. Heavily pounded and pushed into deep water the 29th. Downbound. Lifesaving Service was able to remove most of her cargo.
Rebuilt 1882, major repair 1883.
Sources: nsp,gwgl,mv,wb,lss,hgl

------------------------------------------------------ 3706
JOHN L. GROSS
Other names : none
Official no. : 12758
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1857, P.M. Bensch, Vermilion, OH
Specs : 132x26x10, 248 t.
Date of loss : 1873, Oct 30
Place of loss : at entrance to Eagle Harbor, MI, Keweenaw
Lake : Superior
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : coal
Detail : Inbound with coal for the Copper Falls mine, she struck a rock in the channel and was beached. Later pounded to pieces. Tug J.C. MORSE(qv) was almost lost trying to save her the next week.
Ashore in Green Bay in 1872.
Rebuilt and enlarged at Vermilion, OH, in the winter if 1872-3.
Sources: lss,hgl,nsp,letter,mv,df,bb

------------------------------------------------------ 1235
GROTON
Other names : none
Official no. : 10888
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1868, Arch Muir, Port Huron, MI
Specs : 137x26x12, 352g 334n
Date of loss : 1897, Nov 11
Place of loss : off Talbot, Ont.
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : coal
Detail : Lying at anchor outside harbor waiting out gale, she filled in storm-driven waves and sank. Her crew was rescued with great difficulty.
Sank in collision with brig ROSCIUS off the tip of Waugoschance Pt., Lake Michigan, Nov 25, 1875. Not recovered until May of the following year.
Also foundered 2.5 mi WSW of Buffalo harbor Nov 24, 1882, required major repairs after salvage the next year.
Sources: nsp,h,wb,win,is,hgl,usls,mpl

------------------------------------------------------ 3795
ALICE GROVER
Other names : none
Official no. : C none
Type at loss : scow-brig, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1856, S. Johnson, Napanee, Ont.
Specs : 206gc
Date of loss : 1866, Jun 17 or 19
Place of loss : near Cleveland
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 1
Carrying : coal
Detail : She was ashore and wrecked in a gale. She had put out from the same port the previous day, but was unable to make headway against a severe gale. She rouded to and made back for the harbor, but missed the entrance, drove into the shallows, and broke up. Total loss of about $2500.
Out of Toronto, Owned by G. H. Wyatt, Kingston, Ont.
Sources: globe,hgl,rsl,nsp,rnc

------------------------------------------------------ 1236
CRISS GROVER
Other names : none
Official no. : 125667
Type at loss : schooner, wood,3-mast
Build info : 1878, Lorain, OH
Specs : 90x23x9 133g 127n
Date of loss : 1899, Oct
Place of loss : near Split Rock, MN
Lake : Superior
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : light
Detail : Blown ashore and wrecked. Often carried dynamite cargos to the mining camps when no other vessel would.
Also ashore with heavy damage near AuSable, MI, Lake Huron, in 1880. Declared a total loss.
Sources: gwgl,lss,is,nsp,usls,rep

------------------------------------------------------ 1238
GUERRIERE
Other names : none
Official no. : none
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1827, Swan Creek
Specs : 75 t.
Date of loss : 1832, May 29
Place of loss : off Bar Point
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 5 passengers [a mother and 4 chidren of the same family] Crew survived
Carrying : ?
Detail : Bound Cleveland for Detroit, she capsized and sank in a squall. Capt. Stanard took his steamer NIAGARA to the site to attempt a rescue, but to no avail.
Sources: ledc,hgl,nsp

------------------------------------------------------ 1239
GUIDE
Other names : none
Official no. : 85926
Type at loss : propeller, wood, passenger steamer.
Build info : 1884, Massena, NY
Specs : 64x18x5 48g 29n
Date of loss : 1895, May 4
Place of loss : dock near harbor entrance at Oswego, NY
Lake : Ontario
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : none
Carrying : ?
Detail :
Caught fire during the night and destroyed. The local fire department was called by the Lifesaving Service, but eh vessel could not be saved and burned to a total loss. No one was abaord her at the time.
Owned out of Cape Vincent, NY
Sources: nsp,h,mv,hgl,
usls

------------------------------------------------------ 3636
GUIDE
Other names : none
Official no. : 10319
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1862, McMillan, St. Joseph, MI
Specs : 71x19x6, 55g 53n
Date of loss : 1901?
Place of loss : Cecil Bay, Straits of Mackinac
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : (storm)
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : Little detail. Document surrendered at Port Huron 12/18/1901, annotated "total loss at Cecil Bay, Mich."
Sources: phr,mv,polk

------------------------------------------------------ 1241
GUIDING STAR
Other names : none
Official no. : 85006
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 3-mast
Build info : 1869, Goble, Oswego, NY
Specs : 139x26x11 324 t.
Date of loss : 1883, Nov 6
Place of loss : 12 mi north of Milwaukee
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none of 8
Carrying : coal
Detail : Bound for Milwaukee in a fog, she went ashore and wrecked her bottom. Four crew made it to shore in her tiny yawl, but it was also wrecked in the process, thus being unable to return for the other crewmen. The rest of crew was finally rescued by the Milwaukee Lifesavers. The schooner broke up in storms later in November. About 2/3 of her cargo was salvaged. Out of Oswego.
Confusion between this vessel and Marine City-built GUIDING STAR, below, but this is the correct one, according to mv.
Sources: osdo,mv,h,lhl,polk,hgl,usls,bb

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GUIDING STAR
Other names : none
Official no. : 85079
Type at loss : schooner-barge, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1868, D. Lester, Marine City as a propeller
Specs : 164x27x12 384g 165n
Date of loss : 1892, Aug 31
Place of loss : Lake Superior near Big Bay Point
Lake : Superior
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : ?
Detail : Separated from steamer TOLEDO, she stranded and wrecked. Debate as to whether an Oswego-built GUIDING STAR is this loss. Crew had to build a ladder from wreckage to get up the bluff.
All but destroyed by an in-port boiler explosion July 17, 1870 at Port Maitland, Ont. Rebuilt from prop to barge afterwards.
Major rebuild, 1870. Major repair, 1881
Sources: lss,polk,mv,osdo,ks,nsp,wb,phr,win,hgl,mpl

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GUILLOUTINE
Other names : none
Official no. :
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 18??
Specs : 358 t.
Date of loss : 1881 or 2, Apr
Place of loss : near Middle Island*
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : (storm)
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : Foundered, no detail.
*Also given as between Middle Island and Fish Point, Lake Erie.
Sources: win,h

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GULIELMA
Other names : none
Official no. : none
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1857, J. H. Randall, Port Huron, MI
Specs : 95x25x8, 170 t. om
Date of loss : 1863, Nov 3
Place of loss : Buffalo Harbor
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : lumber
Detail : Inbound, she struck the breakwater and stranded, then later pounded to pieces.
Owned by Barse & Wormer of Detroit
Sources: wl,nsp,hgl

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GULNAIR
Other names : none also seen as GULNARE
Official no. : C71157
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 3-mast
Build info : 1873, J. Abbey, Port Robinson, Ont.
Specs : 142x24x11, 325 t.
Date of loss : 1892
Place of loss : near Ashtabula, OH
Lake : Ohio
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : Stranded and became a total loss. No other detail. Out of Hamilton, Ont.
Stranded & wrecked on North Pt., Thunder Bay, Mi, Lake Huron, Nov 5, 1890. Abandoned Nov 12, but recovered the 16th.
Sources: clu,slh,nsp,usls,hgl,mmgl

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GUNILDA
Other names : none
Official no. : ?
Type at loss : propeller, wood, luxury yacht
Build info : 1897, Ramage & Ferguson, Leith, Scotland
Specs : 177 ft., 385 t.
Date of loss : 1911, Aug 11
Place of loss : McGarvey Shoal, near Rossport, Ont.
Lake : Superior
Type of loss : navigational error
Loss of life : none
Carrying : luxury appointments
Detail : Ran on a rock pinnacle, overhanging deep water. Salvagers devised an elaborate plan to remove her using pontoons strapped to her sides, but the owner [millionaire James Harkness of New York] thought they were trying to soak him and told them to just pull her straight off. When they did, she capsized and sank.
Date also given as Aug 29
A diver was lost while exploring her in 1970.
Sources: nsp,is,gwgl,lss,do2,sagl,h,win

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

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L. MAY GUTHRIE
Other names : none
Official no. : 48476
Type at loss : schooner, wood built as unrigged barge
Build info : 1874, West, Conneaut, OH
Specs : 102x24x7 138g 131n
Date of loss : 1894, Sep 26
Place of loss : Fisherman Shoals, near Cheboygan, MI
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : Grounded and lost in a gale.
Sources: is,mv,hgl


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