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------------------------------------------------------ 1248
H 24
Other names : ? probably launched under a different name
Official no. : C134199
Type at loss : ?
Build info : (1889, Bay City, MI)
Specs : 154 t.
Date of loss : 1913, Jul 3
Place of loss : near harbor at Kincardine, Ont.
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : foundered
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : Foundered, no detail.
Built or acquired from foreign sources about 1913
Registered out of Sault Ste Marie, Ont.
Sources: h,win not in mmgl

------------------------------------------------------ 3580
H. AND G.
Other names : also seen as H & E
Official no. : 42376
Type at loss : barge, wood
Build info : 1870, P. Hitchcock, Bangor, MI
Specs : 132x28x10, 309 g
Date of loss : 1879, Dec 7
Place of loss : unreported
Lake : unreported
Type of loss : (storm)
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : No detail. Document surrendered Feb 28, 1880, annotated "Wrecked 12-7-79."
Out of Bay City, owned by R.J. Carney.
Sources: phr,vbs

------------------------------------------------------ 1247
H. B.
Other names : none
Official no. : C ?
Type at loss : schooner-barge, wood, bulk freight, 3-mast
Build info : 1890, D Tait, Montreal
Specs : 176(oa)x34x13, 541 t.
Date of loss : 1912, Oct 17*
Place of loss : off Main Duck Isl.
Lake : Ontario
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 5 of 7
Carrying : coal
Detail : She broke loose from the tug WILLIAM PROCTOR in a storm and was driven on a reef. She broke up and became a total loss of $12,012 for vessel and cargo. In tandem with JAMES BUCKLEY(qv) and MENOMINEE. The lost included the captain's wife & daughter. Registered out of Prescott, Ont., bound Oswego for Montreal.
*Oct 12 also given as date.
Sources: win,ns2,h,osdo,dmt not in mmgl

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H.J.D. No. 1 - See FINGLO

------------------------------------------------------ 1249
ALICE HACKETT
Other names : (none)
Official no. : none
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : ?
Specs : 60 t.
Date of loss : 1828, Nov 4
Place of loss : Fitzwilliam Isl. mouth of Georgian Bay
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : navigational error
Loss of life : none
Carrying : none
Detail : Intoxicated crew drove her ashore, where she broke up (reputedly). Crew was celebrating payday after a cargo delivered.
Sources: slh,is not in mmgl

------------------------------------------------------ 1250
BOB HACKETT
Other names : none
Official no. : C
Type at loss : propeller steam tug, wood
Build info : 1868, J.P. Jones, Amherstburg, Ont.
Specs : 92x15 134gc
Date of loss : 1885, Sep 8
Place of loss : near Bois Blanc [Bob-Lo] Isl.
Lake : Detroit R.
Type of loss : collision
Loss of life : none
Carrying : none
Detail : Collided with the prop ST. MAGNUS and sank in 16 ft. of water in about 3 minutes. The prop picked up the tug's crew. Those on other vessels later reported that the ST. MAGNUS’ lights were too dim to be seen and a judge awarded damages to the tug,
but this was later overturned - it was deemed that the tug had misunderstoood signals and cut in front of the steamer. Her boiler and engine were removed in May of 1886, and the hull was blown up.
Changed owners many times, had several mishaps & fires, including three other sinkings within the five years previous.
Rebuilt in 1871-2, lengthened with 25' center section.
Sources: mmgl,clu,nsp,csv,es,
es3-2

------------------------------------------------------ 1251
R.J. HACKETT
Other names : also seen as ROBERT HACKETT
Official no. : 21934
Type at loss : propeller, wood, bulk freight
Build info : 1869, E.M. Peck, Cleveland
Specs : 211x33x19 1129g 922n
Date of loss : 1905, Nov 12
Place of loss : Whaleback Shoal, near Cedar R., Green bay
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : stranded/fire
Loss of life : none
Carrying : coal
Detail : Bound for Marinette, WI she stranded, and while trying to work herself loose, she caught fire and burned to the waterline. Her remains later slipped off the reef into deeper water.
Carried 1st load of iron ore into Cleveland in 1871.
First purpose-built fore-&-aft cabin bulk freighter.
Major repairs in 1880, 81.
Sources: is(3-69),nsp,ns1,slh,hdm,mv,lmdc,lsp,mpl,eas

------------------------------------------------------ 1252
ERIE L. HACKLEY
Other names : none
Official no. : 135615
Type at loss : propeller, wood, coaster
Build info : 1882, J. Arnold, Muskegon
Specs : 79x17x5 55g 20n
Date of loss : 1903, Oct 3
Place of loss : Little Bay De Noc, off Menominee, MI
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 11 of 19
Carrying : general frt
Detail : Overwhelmed by a storm and sank.
Wreck located in 1980.
Some sources report that she was built as a yacht.
Sources: sol,smgl,is,h,lmdc,mv,mpl

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GEORGE G. HADLEY - See WILLIAM P. REND

------------------------------------------------------ 4107
HENRY HAGER
Other names : also seen as HENRY HAGAR
Official no. : 11137
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1849, Jones & Bagnall, Buffalo
Specs : 174 t. (238 t. om)
Date of loss : 1868, Oct (19)
Place of loss : near Harrisville, MI
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : light
Detail : Bound for Harrisville to pick up a cargo of lumber, she was driven ashore near her destination, and broke up over the next few days.
Major repairs in 1861.
Sources: nsp,mv,rsl

------------------------------------------------------ 1343
KITTIE HAIGHT
Other names : also seen as KITTIE HOIGHT
Official no. : C72956
Type at loss : propeller steam tug, wood [partially iron-framed]
Build info : 1874, E Haight, Buffalo
Specs : 65x17x8, 60gc 28nc
Date of loss : 1899, Sep
Place of loss : mid-lake
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : none
Detail : Destroyed by fire
Registered out of Sarnia
Built specifically for Canadian buyers, not sold later.
Rebuilt in 1883
Sources: mmgl,slh,h,win

------------------------------------------------------ 4076
HALCYON
Other names :
Official no. : none
Type at loss : twin-hulled ["SWATH"*] steel research vessel, diesel Limnological research vessel
Build info : 1986, RMI, Inc., (loc.?) hull #1
Specs : 60 ft.
Date of loss : 1996, Dec 2
Place of loss : Muskegon Lake
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : hull failure
Loss of life : none
Carrying : aquatic research gear
Detail : While she was tied to her regular moorings in Muskegon harbor, she sprang a leak and sank. Indications were that her watertight integrity had been compromised by some faulty internal modifications to her hull. She was raised - lifted bodily by crane, in fact - but declared a total loss and was laid up on dry land at Bay Shipbuilding, Sturgeon Bay, WI in May, 1998. She was declared surplus in July, 1999.
*acronym for "small waterplane area twin-hull"
Owned by National Oceanographic and Aeronautic Administration (NOAA), Dept.of Commerce.
Sources: rrc,nsp,ns

------------------------------------------------------ 1253
E.B. HALE
Other names : none
Official no. : 135012
Type at loss : propeller, wood, bulk freight
Build info : 1874, Quayle & Sons., Cleveland
Specs : 218x35x18 1186g 925n
Date of loss : 1897, Oct 9
Place of loss : 25 mi off Harrisville, MI
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : steel billets
Detail : Her cargo shifted in big waves, causing her to fill and sink. The crew took to her boats, were later rescued from the middle of the lake by the steamer NEBRASKA. One source says her engine was disabled first.
Sources: slh,lssc,sol,is,h,mv,lhdc,wb,hgl,mpl

------------------------------------------------------ 3658
JOHN P. HALE
Other names : also seen as J. P. HALE
Official no. : none
Type at loss : scow-schooner, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1852, Sheffield, OH
Specs : 78x18x4, 50 t.
Date of loss : 1856, Oct 30
Place of loss : at Ford's Shoal, near Oswego, NY
Lake : Ontario
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : wheat
Detail : Bound Chicago for Oswego, she struck bottom and went ashore. Her crew climbed the rigging for safety and were rescued. The vessel MAY have been recovered.
Sources: osdo,hgl,nsp,rp,wl,
ctw

------------------------------------------------------ 1254
FRED B. HALL
Other names : none
Official no. : 120757
Type at loss : propeller steam tug, wood
Build info : 1883, Erie, PA
Specs : 50x10x5 15g 7n
Date of loss : 1909, Apr 15
Place of loss : near Susie Isl.
Lake : Superior
Type of loss : ice
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : none
Detail : Damaged by ice and sank.
Sources: gwgl,is,mv

------------------------------------------------------ 4108
J. E. HALL
Other names : built as the schooner IMOGENE, renamed before 1869
Official no. : 13746*
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1863, B. Morgan, Henderson, NY
Specs : 39 t.
Date of loss : 1876, Dec 2
Place of loss : midway between Pultneyville and Bear Creek, NY, 1 mi offshore
Lake : Ontario
Type of loss : hull failure
Loss of life : none of 4
Carrying : 3,000 bu wheat
Detail : She was in tow of the tug CRUSADER, Charlotte, NY to Oswego, when she sprang a leak. The tug tried to tow her into shallow water, but she foundered too soon. She sank in about 6 fathoms of water, and for a few moments stood on her bowsprit with 10 feet of her after keel out of the water. Her crew abandoned in her yawl and were picked up by the tug.
Owned by C. Ames & Co.
*Shows on an 1871 insurance list as a Canadian vessel
Rebuilt in 1870
Sources: rp,rsl,wl,

------------------------------------------------------ 1255
JAMES H. HALL
Other names : none
Official no. : 76553
Type at loss : schooner, wood,
2-mast
Build info : 1885, Hanson & Scove, Manitowoc, WI
Specs : 92x22x7 100g 95n
Date of loss : 1916, Nov 7
Place of loss : near the mouth of Thunder Bay R., S of Alpena
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : She burned to a total loss and was abandoned. One source says she struck a stone pier prior to burning.
She was equipped with an auxiliary gas engine, which is suspected of contributing to her loss.
Owned by D. Seavey of Escanaba.
Sources: stb,mv,mpl

------------------------------------------------------ 1256
JESSIE HALL
Other names : none
Official no. : C70288
Type at loss : propeller steam tug, wood
Build info : 1867, G. Notter (with VanSlyke), Buffalo US# 13300
Specs : 84x17x9, 57gc 29nc
Date of loss : 1936, Oct
Place of loss : near Thunder Bay, Ont.
Lake : Superior
Type of loss : foundered
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : Foundered in her 69th year of operation.
Sold Canadian in 1874
Major repair in 1880.
Sources: mv,mmgl,csv,

------------------------------------------------------ 1257
JOHN E. HALL
Other names : none
Official no. : 76790
Type at loss : propeller, wood, bulk freight
Build info : 1889, Hanson & Scove, Manitowoc, WI
Specs : 139x29x11 343g 279n
Date of loss : 1902, Dec 14
Place of loss : N of Main Duck Isl.
Lake : Ontario
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 9 [all]
Carrying : coal
Detail : Towing barge JOHN R NOYES(qv), she was caught in a NE blizzard-gale. After days of struggle, she lost her barge, then ran for shelter. She swamped and foundered before she made it. NOYES was also lost. Bound Charlotte, NY, for Deseronto, Ont.
Owned by T.D. Donovan, Oswego, NY
Rebuilt, 1899.
Sources: sol,is,ns1,mv,osdo,mpl,rp

------------------------------------------------------ 1258
MINNIE HALL
Other names : none
Official no. : C90696
Type at loss : propeller steam tug, wood
Build info : 1869, Simpson, St. Catharines Ont
Specs : 68x14x7 42gc
Date of loss : 1902, Jul 2
Place of loss : Mouth of Magnettawan R., near Byng Inlet
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : none
Detail : Destroyed by fire
Registered out of St. Catharines.
Rebuilt 1882.
Sources: mmgl,is,h,win

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STEPHEN C. HALL - See W.H. RITCHIE

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W.B. HALL - See ST. ANDREW

------------------------------------------------------ 1259
R. HALLARAN
Other names : none
Official no. : 110434
Type at loss : schooner-barge, 3-mast built as a bark
Build info : 1880, J. Bailey, Toledo
Specs : 189x37x16 698g 663n
Date of loss : 1900, May 2
Place of loss : off Stannard Rock, 35 mi from mainland
Lake : Superior
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : iron ore
Detail : Bound Two Harbors for Conneaut, OH., she was lost from tow of the steamer M.M. DRAKE(qv) and foundered. DRAKE stood by and picked up her crew with great difficulty.
Owned by Corrigan of Cleveland
Sources: is(1-71),gwgl,ns1,mv,

------------------------------------------------------ 1260
HALSTEAD
Other names : also seen as HALSTED
Official no. : 95260
Type at loss : schooner-barge, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1873, T. Spears, Little Sturgeon Bay, WI as 3-mast schooner
Specs : 171x33x12 497g 472n
Date of loss : 1913, Nov 11
Place of loss : near Washington Isl.
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : all
Carrying : ?
Detail : Foundered in the "Big Storm" of 1913 and reported as a total loss. Later recovered.
Built as a lumber schooner.
Sources: sol,is,h,mv,mpl

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HAMILTON - See GENERAL HAMILTON

------------------------------------------------------ 3667
HAMILTON
Other names : none
Official no. : 11286
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1847, Crockett, Oswego, NY
Specs : 205g 157n?
Date of loss : 1873, Nov 14 or 15
Place of loss : 40 miles off South Haven, MI
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : lumber
Detail : Overwhelmed by a storm and pounded to pieces well offshore after a struggle of several hours. Her cargo kept her afloat long enough for her crew to abandon her in the small boat, then she fell completely apart. The crew fought the storm for 33 hours before finally coming ashore.
She was with the "Red Bird" line and reportedly had "a peculiar rig."
Major repairs in 1860 after wrecking near Kingston, Ont., in 1859.
Sources: osdo,mv,nsp,rsl

------------------------------------------------------ 1262
LILLY HAMILTON
Other names : also seen as LILY HAMILTON
Official no. : C71271
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 3-mast
Build info : 1874, G. Pontine, Port Burwell, Ont.
Specs : 137x26x11, 321gc 321nc
Date of loss : 1885, Aug 21
Place of loss : 20 mi SE of Cana Isl.
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none of 8
Carrying : salt
Detail : Bound Kincardine for Milwaukee, she filled and foundered in a gale. Her crew worked hard to keep her afloat, but she went down shortly after they abandoned her in her yawl. Crew was adrift for 6 hours.
Home port: Port Burwell. Owned by W.Y. Emery.
Major repairs in 1880 after sinking in Welland Canal.
Sources: win,clu,nsp,mmgl,hgl,bb

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GEO. HAMILTON - See JULIA SMITH

------------------------------------------------------ 1263
HAMILTONIAN
Other names : built as steamer CHAMPION, renamed in 1946
Official no. : C103975
Type at loss : sidewheel steamer, wood, excursion
Build info : 1897,
Geo. T. Davie & Co., Levis, Que.
Specs : 144x26
x8 482 t.
Date of loss : 1952, Aug 30
Place of loss :
foot of James St., Hamilton, Ont.
Lake : Ontario
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : none
Carrying : none
Detail : Caught fire and burned to a total loss.
A popular excursion steamer around to Hamilton & Toronto areas.
Sources: sol,h,csv,mmgl
,hcgl

------------------------------------------------------ 1264
NELLIE HAMMOND
Other names : none
Official no. : 130124
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1877, DePere, WI
Specs : 69x17x6 48g 45n
Date of loss : 1897, Oct 8
Place of loss : near mouth of White Lake, 10 mi N of Muskegon
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : wood slabs
Detail : She foundered just offshore in storm.
Also sunk off Racine, Apr 4, 1888.
One life was lost when she struck the breakwater at Muskegon in a gale Oct 28, 1892.
Sources: h,mv,nsp,hgl,usls

------------------------------------------------------ 1265
HAMONIC
Other names : none
Official no. : C122553
Type at loss : propeller, steel, passenger steamer
Build info : 1909, Collingwood Shipbuilding, Collingwood, Ont. Hull #22
Specs : 350x50x24 5265gc 3295nc
Date of loss : 1945, Jul 17
Place of loss : at CSL dock at Pt Edward, near Sarnia, Ont.
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : none
Carrying : none
Detail : Caught fire from a burning dock and destroyed after 36 years as a popular cruise liner. Passengers and crew were rescued a few at a time by a dock crane after her skipper moved her away from the dock to keep her from catching fire. To no avail, as the blaze later destroyed her. Remains were later sold for scrapping at Windsor.
Owned by Canada Steamship Lines
Sources: mmgl,slh,sol,h,is,csv,win,mpl

------------------------------------------------------ 3865
HAMPTON
Other names : none
Official no. : 11305
Type at loss : brig, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1845, Asa Wilcox, Three Mile Bay [Pillar Pt.], NY
Specs : 115x23x9, 174 gt.
Date of loss : 1873, Sep 20 or 29
Place of loss : 8 mi off Sheboygan, WI
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : lumber
Detail : She waterlogged and fell to pieces in a storm, a total loss.
Also driven ashore and wrecked 4 miles S of New Buffalo, MI on Nov 21, 1857. Owned by E.K. Bruce at that time.
She was one of the largest vessels on the lakes when built
Sources: nsp,hgl,net,bb,mpl,mv

------------------------------------------------------ 1266
C.C. HAND
Other names : built as steamer R.E. SCHUCK, renamed in 1904
Official no. : 110860
Type at loss : propeller, wood, bulk freight
Build info : 1890, Quayle & Son, Cleveland
Specs : 266x42x19 1868g 1524n
Date of loss : 1913, Oct 7
Place of loss : Big Summer Isl. off tip of Garden Peninsula, MI
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : none of 14
Carrying : coal
Detail : She burned to a total loss after stranding. Later sank in 30 feet of water.
Sources: eas,ns2,lmdc,mpl

------------------------------------------------------ 1267
GEORGE HAND
Other names : none
Official no. : 10998
Type at loss : propeller steam tug, wood
Build info : 1868, Hitchcock, Buffalo
Specs : 35x13x6 25g 12n
Date of loss : 1888, Jun 9
Place of loss : in harbor at Oscoda, MI
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : none
Carrying : none
Detail : Burned to a total loss in the harbor.
Working over the wreck of Canadian prop ALGOMA(qv) at Little Schooner I. off Isle Royale, when she was blown ashore on Aug 9, 1886. Abandoned to underwriters, but later recovered.
Tug GEO. R. HAND(qv), often confused with this one, lasted much longer.
Sources: nsp,irs,sbs,mv,phr,lss,polk

------------------------------------------------------ 3637
GEORGE R. HAND
Other names : none also seen as GEO. R. HAND [official]
Official no. : 85663
Type at loss : propeller steam tug, wood
Build info : 1881, Buffalo
Specs : 60x16x9, 35g 17n
Date of loss : 1907 or 8?
Place of loss : unreported
Lake : unreported
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : none
Detail : No detail. Document surrendered at Port Huron 3/31/1908, annotated "burned, total loss."
Sources: phr,mv,polk

------------------------------------------------------ 1268
HANDY BOY
Other names : none
Official no. : 95682
Type at loss : propeller, wood, bulk freight "steambarge"
Build info : 1883, W.E. Hall, Mt. Clemens, MI
Specs : 105 ft., 136g 107n
Date of loss : 1888, Sep 4
Place of loss : at Huron, OH, where she was sheltering
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : none
Carrying : lime
Detail : Caught fire while upbound, she was run to shore to save the crew, but burned to a total loss in the shallows. Spontaneous combustion in the cargo of lime probably caused the fire.
Owned by Kelley's Island Lime and Transport Co.
Sources: mv,ledc,nsp,hgl,mpl

------------------------------------------------------ 1269
AUGUSTUS HANDY
Other names : none
Official no. : none
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1855, Quayle & Martin, Cleveland
Specs : 126x26x11, 338 t.
Date of loss : 1861, May 5
Place of loss : near Spectacle Reef, Straits of Mackinac
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : 16,000 bu wheat
Detail : Bound Chicago for Buffalo, she was caught in a gale and stranded on Spectacle Reef. Her crew was rescued by the prop CLEVELAND. HANDY later broke up.
Owned by Rice, French & Co., Cleve. or R.H. Harmon
Sources: slh,hgl,ssm,mpl,wl,nsp

------------------------------------------------------ 1270
T.P. HANDY
Other names : none
Official no. : none
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1849, Wm. Jones, Black R., OH
Specs : 117x24x9, 234g [om]
Date of loss : 1860, Oct 14
Place of loss : just S of Kenosha, WI
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : wagon wheels (light?)
Detail : She stranded and went to pieces.
Also reported as heavily damaged in a fire in 1851.
Sources: lmdc,hgl,bb
------------------------------------------------------ 1271
D.R HANNA
Other names : none
Official no. : 203676
Type at loss : propeller, steel, bulk freight
Build info : 1906, American Shipbuilding, Lorain, OH hull# 346
Specs : 532x56x31, 7023g 5491n
Date of loss : 1919, May 16
Place of loss : 6 mi NNE of Thunder Bay Light
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : collision
Loss of life : none
Carrying : grain
Detail : This big freighter collided with the steel steamer QUINCY A. SHAW, capsized and foundered. One of the largest vessels ever lost on the Lakes and the largest monetary loss up to that time. HANNA's crew was rescued by SHAW. She sank in 90 ft of water.
Sources: mv,eas,slh,sol,gsgl,ns2,lhdc,mpl

------------------------------------------------------ 1272
HOWARD M. HANNA, Jr
Other names : later GLENSHEE('15), MARQUETTE('26), GODERICH('27), finished her career as AGAWA, given that name in 1963.
Official no. : 134511
Type at loss : propeller, steel, bulk freight
Build info : 1906, American Shipbuilding, Cleveland hull# 442
Specs : 480x54x30 5667g 3789n
Date of loss : 1913, Nov 11
Place of loss : Port Austin Reef, near Pte Aux Barques
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : coal
Detail : Driven on the reef by the "Big Storm" of 1913. Declared a constructive total loss immediately, but pulled off by Canadian salvager James Reid in 1914 and repaired at Collingwood. Sailed for many more profitable seasons until scrapped in early 80s
Sources: eas,slh,lh,mol,gsgl,sol,is,mh,nsp

------------------------------------------------------ 1273
LEONARD HANNA
Other names : none
Official no. : 15832
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1872, Quayle & Martin, Cleveland
Specs : 190 ft, 694g 660n
Date of loss : 1889, Oct 20
Place of loss : near NW side of S. Fox Isl.
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : fog
Loss of life : none
Carrying : ?
Detail : Struck bottom in a dense fog and foundered.
Sources: mv,gwgl,lmdc,wb,hgl,sb

------------------------------------------------------ 1274
W.R. HANNA
Other names : none
Official no. : 26669
Type at loss : scow-schooner, wood
Build info : 1857, W. Hanna, Sandusky, OH
Specs : 86x22x6 103g
Date of loss : 1870, Nov (19)
Place of loss : off Milwaukee
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : lumber
Detail : Bound Saugatuck for Chicago, she capsized in a squall. Her crew was rescued by the schooner TWO CHARLIES while the vessel herself was towed into Milwaukee harbor on her beam ends by the U.S. Revenue Cutter ANDREW JOHNSON. While lying in the harbor she was struck by the bark CLYDE and damaged further. Reported in newspapers as a total loss, she was later recovered.
Owned out of Port Huron by A. H. Peer, her skipper.
Reported sunk NE of Port Austin, Nov 5, 1880, in a gale. No lives lost, no detail.
Sources: sagl,www,hgl,rsl,wl,sip,nsp

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JOHN W. HANNAFORD - See SHAMROCK

------------------------------------------------------ 3924
HANNAH
Other names : ?
Official no. : none
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 18??, Oswego, NY
Specs : 23 t.
Date of loss : 1844, Oct (18?)
Place of loss : 20 mi down from Malden (Amherstburg), Ont.
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : general merchandise, iron
Detail : Blown ashore in a gale with a cargo of valuable merchandise.. She was upbound at the time. 30 tons of cargo and some of her running gear was recovered.
Sources: rp,hgl,nsp

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PERRY HANNAH - See HANNAH PERRY

------------------------------------------------------ 1276
ANNA O. HANSON
Other names : none also seen as ANNIE O. HANSON
Official no. : 1811
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 2-mast, lumber
Build info : 1869, Sorensen, DePere, WI
Specs : 113x26x9 186g 177n
Date of loss : 1902, Mar 30
Place of loss : near Manistee, MI
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : ice
Loss of life :
none
Carrying : ?
Detail : Driven ashore by ice floes and wrecked. She had tried an early-season run to take advantage of high sale prices for her cargo.
Owned by C & J. Schulz of Two Rivers, WI.
Rebuilt, 1881. Major repair in 1870
Sources: is,ns1,mv,mpl
,hcgl

------------------------------------------------------ 3587
J. HANSON
Other names : none
Official no. : 13761
Type at loss : scow-schooner, wood
Build info : 1867, Hanson, Detroit
Specs : 57x18x3, 31g
Date of loss : 1872
Place of loss : unreported
Lake : unreported
Type of loss : (storm)
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : No detail. Document surrendered 11/3/1877, annotated "wrecked in 1872."
Sources: phr,mv,wl

------------------------------------------------------ 1277
HARBINGER
Other names : none
Official no. : 211160
Type at loss : scow, steam piledriver
Build info : 1913, Erie, PA
Specs : 56x18x4, 33g 23n
Date of loss : 1928, Dec 9
Place of loss : unreported
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : Destroyed by fire, no further detail.
Sources: h,mv

------------------------------------------------------ 4230
ANN HARKLEY
Other names : built as the propeller NICOLET, renamed I. L. or J. L. TUCKER about 1859, renamed NICOLET again about 1861; last name in 1865 also seen as ANN HARTLEY
Official # : C53287
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 3-mast
Build info : 1855, Calio or Calis, Nicolet [Three Rivers], Que. as a propeller
Specs : 195 t. [100x22x9, 234gc 158nc as a propeller]
Date of loss : 1866, Oct 11
Place of loss : off Cove Island
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : collision
Loss of life : none
Carrying : 170 bbl whiskey, 50 bbl coal oil
Detail : She had stranded at Saugeen, Lake Huron, on the 2nd, but was "got off" with little damage. However, on the way to Owen Sound she struck a sunken rock near the Cove Island lighthouse and was holed. Her cargo was thrown overboard and drifted ashore without loss, but the vessel broke her back and became a total wreck. A month later the vessel's mate accused her captain and owner of wrecking her on purpose, but he was later cleared. In May of 1867 the remains of the wreck washed up on Rabbit Island.
Owned by Capt. Harkley, Toronto or Collingwood.
Rebuilt as a schooner in 1865-6
Sources : nsp,wmn,clu,csv

------------------------------------------------------
HARLOW - See PRESTON

------------------------------------------------------ 3342
EDWIN HARMON
Other names : none
Official no. : 8190
Type at loss : schooner-barge, wood
Build info : 1867, Shayler, Ashtabula, OH
Specs : 126x30x11, 285gt 268nt
Date of loss : 1887, Nov 9
Place of loss : Point Abino, near Buffalo
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : lumber
Detail : She broke away from her tow steamer OSWEGATCHIE(qv) and pounded to pieces on the point, a total loss. She had been in tandem with CHARLES HINCKLEY(qv).
Sources: nsp,phr,mv,win,hgl,wes,wl

------------------------------------------------------
R.H. HARMON - See WAVETREE

------------------------------------------------------ 4231
HARMONIA
Other names : none
Official # : 11285
Type at loss : scow-schooner, wood
Build info : 1858, A Gaulet, Winebago, MI
Specs : 71x17x4, 39 t.
Date of loss : 1875, Feb (ca. 25th)
Place of loss : near Whitehall, MI
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : unknown
Loss of life : 4
Carrying : ?
Detail : Went missing in a late winter run. A month later she was found washed up on the beach near Whitehall, completely encased in ice.
Sources : jb,nsp,mv,rsl

------------------------------------------------------ 4232
HARMONY
Other names : none
Official # : ?
Type at loss : barge, wood
Build info : 1874 or 5, Chicago
Specs : 332 t.
Date of loss : 1875, Sep 16
Place of loss : Chicago harbor
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : lumber
Detail : After being lost from the propeller CHARLES REITZ, she was driven around the end of the north pier in a storm and onto the recent wreck ONONDAGA. She sank to her decks and was pounded to pieces by the 20th. Her cargo and her own timbers mingled in a slurry on shore, and only part were saved.
Sources : nsp

------------------------------------------------------
ARTHUR B. HARMS - See RECORD

------------------------------------------------------ 1278
HAROLD
Other names : none
Official no. : 96114
Type at loss : schooner-barge, wood, bulk freight, 2-mast
Build info : 18
91, Jas. Davidson, W. Bay City hull # 45 as 3-mast schooner
Specs : 190x34x13 718g 683n
Date of loss : 1915, Nov 18
Place of loss : Nesterville, Ont., North Channel
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : (none)
Carrying : lumber
Detail : She caught fire while loading a lumber cargo and was scuttled off a nearby island, where she reportedly still lies.
Owned by Schlosser of Milwaukee
Photo
Sources: eas,vbs,mv,nsp,ns2,mpl

------------------------------------------------------ 1279
JOHN HARPER
Other names : none
Official no. : 76879
Type at loss : propeller, wood, bulk freight
Build info : 1890, Jas. Davidson, W. Bay City hull #33
Specs : 298x40x21 1951g 1632n
Date of loss : 1914, Sep 29
Place of loss : at Sandwich, Ont.
Lake : Detroit R.
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : none
Carrying : ?
Detail : She caught fire and was completely gutted, a constructive total loss. She had broken in two near Windsor in early August and was being scrapped at the time of the blaze.
Sources: ns2,mv,vbs,mpl,hcgl

------------------------------------------------------ 1280
HARRIET ANN
Other names : (none)
Official no. : C none
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : (1856, Sheboygan, WI)
Specs : (115 t?)
Date of loss : 1859
Place of loss : off Ninemile Point, Eastern Straits of Mackinac
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : (storm)
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : Sunk, no detail available. Probably recovered.
A vessel of this name was built on the hull of the schooner ROBERT BRUCE on Main Duck Isl., Lake Ont., in 1856 by Dyer and Walters.
Sources: csqw,slh,hgl not in mmgl

------------------------------------------------------ 1281
HARRIET B
Other names : built as the carferry SHENANGO #2; renamed MUSKEGON, 1898; renamed PERE MARQUETTE 16, 1901
Official no. : 116695
Type at loss : unrigged barge, wood
Build info : 1895,
Craig Shipbuilding Co., Toledo, OH
Specs : 298x54x17,
2340g 2072n
Date of loss : 1922, May 3
Place of loss : off Two Harbors, MN
Lake : Superior
Type of loss : collision
Loss of life : none
Carrying : pulpwood
Detail : Rammed by the steel freighter QUINCY A. SHAW (see D.R. HANNA) and sunk while anchored in the fog. She had been in tow of the steamer C.W. JACOB. Known as a hard-luck boat which had had many accidents, even in her days as a carferry.
Converted to a bulk freight steamer in 1918, and to a barge in 1921 after beaching with heavy damage near Ludington..
Sources: eas,mv,cfgl,gwgl,ns3,lss,mpl
,hcgl

------------------------------------------------------ 3471
J.C. HARRISON
Other names : none
Official no. : C (?)
Type at loss : propeller steam tug, wood
Build info : 1862, W. Crosthwaite, Buffalo US#12718
Specs : 47 t.
Date of loss : 1870, Oct 29
Place of loss : near Sturgeon Point
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : none
Detail : With the tug COMPOUND, she was attempting to free the stranded schooner
WELLS in big seas when the towline broke and became tangled in her screw. The tug became unmanageable and began to sink. Her crew made it to the COMPOUND, with the skipper abandoning only just before she went down.
Maybe sold Canadian, 1869
Sources: csv,hgl,rsl,nsp,lhl

------------------------------------------------------ 1282
JAMES C. HARRISON
Other names : also seen as J.C. HARRISON
Official no. : 75285
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1870, Quayle & Martin, Cleveland
Specs : 186x31x8, 518g 492n
Date of loss : 1885, Oct 20
Place of loss : Fish Pt., S of Oscoda, MI
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : Iron ore
Detail : Bound Marquette for Detroit, she grounded on Fish Point in a gale while trying to make Tawas Bay for shelter. Sank in 13 feet of water and later broke up. Her crew were in the rigging all night the 20th.
Part of the Bradley Fleet out of Cleveland.
Rebuilt in 1878.
Sources: mv,slh,nsp,hgl

------------------------------------------------------ 3796
WILLIAM H. HARRISON
Other names : also seen as GENERAL HARRISON
Official no. : none
Type at loss : sidewheel steamer, wood, passenger & package freight
Build info : 1839, Maumee [Perrysburg], OH
Specs : 154x22x10, 363 gt, 326 nt.
Date of loss : 1854, Jul [also given as June, 1851]
Place of loss : off Chicago
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : stranded [storm?]
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : She went on a bar a short distance south of Lake View House, and broke her back. Stripped and abandoned in early August. She was a toal loss of $5,000.
Sources: nsp,lhl,hgl,eh,wl

------------------------------------------------------ 1283
HARSEN
Other names : none
Official no. : C138572
Type at loss : barge, wood, sandsucker
Build info : 1916, Marine Iron Works, Duluth as a bulk freight barge* [US#166328]
Specs : 157(oa)x40x11, 561 t.
Date of loss : 1926, Sep 4
Place of loss : Pelee Passage, 3 mi N of Passage Isl. light
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : (storm)
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : sand
Detail : She capsized and sank while in transit through the passage. Later dragged out of the shipping lane and abandoned.
*reportedly built of pine
Sold Canadian in 1919
Sources: ns3,h,win,mpl

------------------------------------------------------
HART - See also JUDGE HART

------------------------------------------------------ 1284
A. E. HART
Other names : also seen as ASA HART, ASA E. HART
Official no. : 384
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1857, F.N. Jones, Buffalo
Specs : 141x30x12, 336 t. (445 t. [om])
Date of loss : 1869, Nov 18
Place of loss : near Hammond Bay
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : Sank in a big gale, a total loss.
Homeport:Cleveland
An anchor with the name A.E. HART inscribed was found aboard the wreck of the schooner ARABIA(qv) near Tobermory in 1971.
There was also a tug ASA E. HART afloat at the same time (perhaps named JOHN GORDON by this time)
Sources: slh,mv,nsp,hgl,mpl,wl,rsl,mdwl

------------------------------------------------------ 3557
C. HART
Other names : none
Official no. : 125589
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1877, Hart, Cheboygan
Specs : 60x14x6, 27g 26n
Date of loss : 1890, (Nov)
Place of loss : unreported
Lake : unreported
Type of loss : (storm)
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : No detail. Document surrendered Nov 20, 1890, annotated "wrecked, total loss."
Major repairs in 1881
Sources: phr,mv,polk

------------------------------------------------------
EUGENE C. HART - See NORLOND

------------------------------------------------------
FRANK W. HART - See SPARTA

------------------------------------------------------ 1285
HARRIET A. HART
Other names : built as bulk freighter R.C. REID, renamed CITY OF LOUISVILLE in 1896, last renamed in 1902
Official no. : 110824
Type at loss : propeller, wood, passenger & package freight
Build info : 1889, Jas. Elliott, Saugatuck, MI
Specs : 178x32x19, 554g 451n*
Date of loss : 1905, Jun 15
Place of loss : 3 mi S of Detour Light
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : none
Carrying : ?
Detail : Bound Mackinac Isl. for Detour, she caught fire, burned to the waterline and sank.
Owned by Green Bay Transportation Co. of Green Bay
*built as a 129x26x10 460g 337n steambarge, lengthened, converted to passenger & pkg freighter in 1896.
Sources: lssc,slh,is,ns1,nsp,mpl

------------------------------------------------------ 1287
HARTFORD
Other names : none also seen as H. HARTFORD
Official no. : 95229
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1873, Morgan, Gibraltar, MI
Specs : 138x26x11 323g 307n
Date of loss : 1894, Oct 11
Place of loss : Mexico Bay, E of Oswego, NY
Lake : Ontario
Type of loss : (storm)
Loss of life : 7 [all]
Carrying : wheat
Detail : Bound Detroit for Cape Vincent, NY ,she foundered in 40 feet of water. Later broken up by waves, ice, and the swelling of her cargo. An unsucessful expedition to raise her was sent the next spring.
The dead included 2 passengers.
Owned out of Clayton, NY
Sources: nsp,hgl,ledc,sol,h,osdo,rp,
usls

------------------------------------------------------ 1288
J. HAZARD HARTZELL
Other names : also seen as J. H. HARTZELL, some articles at the time of her launch called her REV. J. HAZARD HARTZELL
Official no. : 12714
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1863, H. J. Williams, Buffalo
Specs : 252 t.
Date of loss : 1880, Oct 16
Place of loss : 1 mi S of Frankfort, MI
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 1 of 8
Carrying : iron ore
Detail : Bound for Frankfort from L'Anse, she dragged anchor and was driven into the shallows in the "ALPENA Storm." Her crew was rescued from the rigging by Pt. Betsey Lifesaving Service crew, except for the stewardess, who died in the foremast trees.
Rebuilt 1868 and 78
Sources: h,is,nsp,hgl,usls

------------------------------------------------------ 1289
HARVEST QUEEN
Other names : none
Official no. : 11201
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1863, J.M. Jones, Detroit
Specs : 299 t.
Date of loss : 1880
Place of loss : off Presque Isle, MI
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : (storm)
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : (limestone?)
Detail : Foundered just offshore.
Homeport in '77: Erie, PA
Also had major damage in stranding in 1871
Sources: mv,slh,hgl,rsl

------------------------------------------------------
A.F. HARVEY - See CEDARVILLE

------------------------------------------------------ 1290
J.M. HARVEY
Other names : none
Official no. : 77227
Type at loss : gas screw, maybe built as a schooner or sloop
Build info : 1896, Chicago
Specs : 55x14x5, 22g 17n
Date of loss : 1908, Nov 23
Place of loss : at Sheboygan, WI
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : ?
Detail : Stranded and wrecked.
Sources: mv,rs,

------------------------------------------------------ 1291
LIZZIE HARVEY
Other names : none
Official no. : 165742
Type at loss : barge, wood, bulk freight
Build info : 1914, I. Bushey, Brooklyn, NY
Specs : 110x30x12, 426g 426n
Date of loss : 1937, Nov 11
Place of loss : off Barcelona, NY
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : (storm)
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : sulphur
Detail : Sank from unreported causes. Four other sulphur-laden barges were lost in the same area nine days earlier.
Sources: h,ledc,mv,eas not in mmgl

------------------------------------------------------ 1292
HARWICH
Other names : none
Official no. : none
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1846, Johnson & Tisdale, Ohio City, OH
Specs : 80x15x7, 74 t. [om]
Date of loss : 1858
Place of loss : just above False Presque Isle
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : ?
Loss of life : 7 [all]
Carrying : ?
Detail : Foundered
Owned by Henry Neal of Detroit
Sources: slh,hgl ,wl

------------------------------------------------------
WILLIAM A. HASKELL - See JOYLAND

------------------------------------------------------ 1293
WILLIAM M. HATCH
Other names : built as USCE tug #84, later EUGENIA A. MORAN
Official no. : 222457
Type at loss : oil propeller, steel
Build info : 1919, H. Wheeler, Brooklyn, NY
Specs : 81x27x10, 102g 72n
Date of loss : 1935, Oct 3
Place of loss : 12 mi off Pte Aux Pins, Ont.
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : (storm)
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : Foundered
Out of Detroit
Sources: ledc,mv,eas

------------------------------------------------------
HATTIE - See also MARY HATTIE

------------------------------------------------------ 1294
HATTIE
Other names : none
Official no. : 95692
Type at loss : propeller, wood
Build info : 1882, Friend, Fair Haven, MI
Specs : 84x19x6 67g 53n
Date of loss : 1906, Jan 14
Place of loss : Courtright, Ont.
Lake : St Clair R
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : none of 4
Carrying : ?
Detail : Burned at her dock, a total loss
Crushed against a dock by the steamers MASCOTTE and ROCHESTER, in Aug, 1903. Heavy damage.
Sources: nsp,mv,hcgl

------------------------------------------------------ 1295
HAVANA
Other names : none
Official no. : 95116
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1871, A. Miller, Oswego, NY
Specs : 135x26x11 306 t.
Date of loss : 1887, Oct 3
Place of loss : 1 mi out, N of St. Joseph, MI
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 3 of 7
Carrying : iron ore
Detail :
Overloaded, she foundered in a gale. The survivors climbed the rigging of the mainmast as she went down. This came loose and shot 25 ft. into the air, but the tug HANNAH SULLIVAN was there to take them off. SULLIVAN's crew got lifesaving medals for their heroic efforts. The wreck was located by a crew looking for prop CHICORA(qv) in 1895.
Owned by A. P Read of Kenosha.
Major repair in 1883.
Also ashore near Forester, MI, in July, 1885.
Sources: nsp,eas,osdo,sol,lmdc,wb,hgl,usls,sb,mpl,sip,jk,
es3-1

------------------------------------------------------ 1296
HAVRE
Other names : none
Official no. : none
Type at loss : schooner, wood. 2-mast
Build info : 1836, Jared Lockwood, Grand R. [Richmond] OH
Specs : 80x23x8, 135 t.
Date of loss : 1845
Place of loss : off Middle Isl. N of Thunder bay, MI
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : (storm)
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : "sunk"
Sources: slh,lh,hgl,wl

------------------------------------------------------
M.C. HAWLEY - see CITY OF GREEN BAY

------------------------------------------------------ 1297
R.K. HAWLEY
Other names : none
Official no. : 110213
Type at loss : propeller steam tug, wood
Build info : 1873, Lafrinier, Cleveland
Specs : 53x14x6 27g 14n
Date of loss : 1899, Dec
Place of loss : off Lorain, OH
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : unreported
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : none
Detail : Sank while under tow - may have already been disabled.
Rebuilt 1880, major repair 1882.
Sources: is,mv

------------------------------------------------------ 1298
DAN HAYES
Other names : none
Official no. : 35041
Type at loss : schooner-barge [scow], wood
Build info : 1868, R. Hayes, Fairport, OH
Specs : 112x24x7 146g 139n
Date of loss : 1898, Aug 3
Place of loss : 12 mi out of Milwaukee
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : sank
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : bark
Detail : No detail. Later dismantled in place.
Built as a three-mast scow-schooner.
Rebuilt, 1882
Sources: h,mv,hgl,mpl

------------------------------------------------------ 1299
KATE HAYES
Other names : none
Official no. : none
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1856, E. K. Bruce, Buffalo
Specs : 130 ft., 349 t.
Date of loss : 1856, Jul 14
Place of loss : Spectacle Reef, Straits of Mackinac
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : navigational error
Loss of life : none
Carrying : wheat
Detail : Bound Milwaukee for Oswego, NY., she struck the shoal and foundered on a calm and clear night. Her skipper claimed that his chart was in error, which apparently was the case. Her crew threw her cargo overboard to try to lighten her off, but she remained fast and broke up over the following few weeks. Her loss was cited as one justification for building the expensive Spectacle Reef Light.
Sources: gsgl,lhdc,hgl,nsp,ssm,mpl

------------------------------------------------------ 3343
R.B. HAYES
Other names : none
Official no. : 110338
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 3-mast
Build info : 1877, Linn & Craig, Gibraltar, MI
Specs : 170x34x14, 669g 635n
Date of loss : 1893, Apr 21
Place of loss : inbound route for Chicago
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : lumber
Detail : She was lost from the steamer A.P. WRIGHT, began to sink and was abandoned by her crew. She was later seen by the steamer ATLANTA, making good weather of it all by herself, but somewhere out on the lake she foundered, exact location not known - some say 15 mi SE of Kenosha.
Out of Cleveland
Sources: mv,nsp,polk,wb,hgl,mpl,sip

------------------------------------------------------ 1300
A.L. HAZELTON
Other names : none
Official no. : none
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1851, Chaumont, NY
Specs : 111 ft., 226 t.
Date of loss : 1860, Sep 8
Place of loss : about 10 miles off Cleveland
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : staves
Detail : Bound Toledo for Buffalo, she became waterlogged and capsized in a gale while trying to run for Cleveland. Her crew clung to her overturned hull for five hours until rescued by the prop MARQUETTE.
Sources: sagl,nsp,hgl,nsp

------------------------------------------------------
HEAD - See SIR EDMUND W. HEAD

------------------------------------------------------ 1301
JOSEPH HEALD
Other names : colloquially called "Joe Heald"
Official no. : 75543
Type at loss : propeller steam tug, wood
Build info : 1873, Pearsons, Ferrysburg, MI
Specs : 67x15x8 44g 22n
Date of loss : 1894, Sep 20
Place of loss : on White Lake, at Whitehall, MI
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : none
Carrying : none
Detail : She
caught fire at night when her crew was temporalily ashore, burned through her hawsers and drifted out into the lake. The USLS spotted her and towed her to shore where she burned to the waterline.
Her homeport was White Lake.
Sources: h,mv,nsp,hgl,
usls

------------------------------------------------------ 1302
G.P. HEATH
Other names : none
Official no. : 85216
Type at loss : propeller, wood, bulk freight "steambarge"
Build info : 1872, McMillan, Saugatuck, MI
Specs : 94x22x8, 135g 117n
Date of loss : 1887, May 2 (1889 also given - in error)
Place of loss : off Sheboygan, WI [later towed in and abandoned near Black River]
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : 1 or 3
Carrying : hay
Detail : Bound Chicago for Kewaunee, WI, she was consumed by a fire which began in her cargo.
Rebuilt at Lockport, IL, in 1876 and in 1880 after stranding near St. Joseph, MI.
Sources: mv,h,lmdc,hgl,usls,mpl,bb,jd

------------------------------------------------------ 1303
CHARLES HEBARD
Other names : none
Official no. : 126491
Type at loss : propeller, wood, bulk freight "lumber hooker"
Build info : 1888, J. Oades, Detroit
Specs : 184x34x14 764g 614n
Date of loss : 1902, Nov 29
Place of loss : Point Maimanse, Ont.
Lake : Superior
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : lumber
Detail : Downbound from W. Superior, WI, she was driven ashore and wrecked on the rocks. She had released her tow barges ALOHA, JOHN A. FRANCOMB and G.H. WARMINGTON before the loss. Two crewmen made it to shore in a small skiff and jury-rigged a breech's buoy and saved the rest. HEBARD pounded to pieces where she sat.
Sources: nsp,lssc,gwgl,lss,is,ns1,mpl

------------------------------------------------------
HECTOR - See also ERIE BELLE

------------------------------------------------------ 3472
HECTOR
Other names : built as GLENORA, renamed 1896
Official no. : C80699
Type at loss : schooner-barge, wood
Build info : 1882, Montreal Trans. Co., Kingston
Specs : 170x36x12, 576g 539n
Date of loss : 1898, Oct 25
Place of loss : behind Nicholson Isl.
Lake : Ontario
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 1
Carrying : ?
Detail : She was in tow of the steamer JAMES A. WALKER(qv) with her sister KILDONAN, when all 3 foundered in a storm and were declared total losses. HECTOR and KILDONAN were later recovered. Skipper of HECTOR went down with his ship.
Sources: nsp,mmgl

------------------------------------------------------ 1304
HECTOR
Other names : none
Official no. : 95816
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1884, Bay City, MI
Specs : 51x14x6 36g 34n
Date of loss : 1903, Aug 24
Place of loss : mouth of Saginaw Bay
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : ?
Detail : Abandoned in a sinking condition in a gale on Aug 21, 1903 - last seen drifting above Harbor Beach, MI on Aug 24.
Registry changed back and forth from commercial vessel to yacht.
Late in her career she was used as a training vessel by the Bay City and Saginaw Naval Militia.
Sources: vbs,nsp,slh,phr

------------------------------------------------------ 1305
BETTY HEDGER
Other names : ?
Official no. : ?
Type at loss : barge
Build info : ?
Specs : 460 t.
Date of loss : 1937, Nov 2
Place of loss : off Barcelona, NY
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : (storm)
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : sulphur
Detail : Foundered along with barges AMERICAN SCOUT and AMERICAN SAILOR, the tow of the tug BALLENAS.
Not much info on this seeming disaster.
Sources: h

------------------------------------------------------ 1306
R.R. HEFFERD
Other names : none
Official no. : 21827
Type at loss : tug, wood
Build info : 1868, T. W. Notter, Buffalo
Specs : 13 t.
Date of loss : 1875, Jun
14
Place of loss : Buffalo, NY, harbor
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : explosion/fire
Loss of life : 3
Carrying : none
Detail : Suffered a boiler explosion, then burned to the waterline. Though later raised, she was considered to be of no further value.
Homeport: Buffalo
Sources: is,wl,nsp

------------------------------------------------------
JOHN HEISMAN - See DUNCAN CITY

------------------------------------------------------ 1307
HELEN
Other names : none
Official no. : 95651
Type at loss : scow-schooner, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1881, Wolf & Davidson, Milwaukee*
Specs : 90
x23x7 120g 114n
Date of loss : 1886, Nov 18
Place of loss : 3 mi N of Muskegon
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 7 (3)
Carrying : (lumber)
Detail : Bound Chicago for White Lake, MI, she was driven on a reef, capsized and wrecked. She was only a hundred yards from the beach, but most of her crew still perished. The dead included the captain, whom the the papers described as "a character in his way" and his wife.
Out of Muskegon.
*May have been built as ULSTER at an earlier date, just rebuilt in 1881, but official number is for an "H."
Sources: mv,nsp,h,lmdc,hgl,usls,mpl
,hcgl

------------------------------------------------------ 1308
HELEN B.
Other names : none
Official no. : (206434)
Type at loss : propeller steam tug, wood
Build info :
(1909, Boswell, St. Joseph, MI)
Specs : (49x12x5) 11 t.
Date of loss : 1936
Place of loss : off Gull Isl. Georgian Bay
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : none
Detail : "lost"
Sources: slh
,hcgl not in mmgl

------------------------------------------------------ 1309
HELEN C
Other names : built as QUEBEC, renamed F.E. SPINNER in 1886, renamed HELEN C in 1902
Official no. : 120654
Type at loss : propeller, wood, bulk freight
Build info : 1874, Simpson & Chisholm, Chatham, Ont. C# 71212
Specs : 186x35x12 1003g 778n
Date of loss : 1922, Oct 14
Place of loss : Thunder Bay, near Alpena, MI
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : She foundered in a storm, was later raised but abandoned as a constructive total loss.
Built as a passenger & package freight propeller, converted to bulker in 1900 at Collingwood.
Stranded & wrecked on Magnetic Reef, Geo. Bay, 1885, rebuilt.
Sank in the St. Mary's R. in 1885. Sold U.S. where she lay, the same season, and thoroughly rebuilt. Sank again near the same spot in Oct, 1900, and raised from 125 feet of water, one of the deepest successful salvage operations to that time. The 1885 salvage was also the deepest salavage of THAT era.
Sources: mv,eas,ns3,mmgl,slh,is,mpl,es

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HELENA - See OCEAN, AMBOY

------------------------------------------------------ 4109
HELIGOLAND
Other names : none
Official no. : none
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1851, Lafrance(sic) & Stevenson, Ohio City, OH
Specs : 83x19x8, 109 g
Date of loss : 1865, late Oct
Place of loss : near Muskegon
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : (storm)
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : She was driven ashore and wrecked, a total loss.
Owned by Burke of Kenosha, WI
Sources: nsp,wl,hgl,rsl

------------------------------------------------------ 1310
E. HENDERSON
Other names : none
Official no. : none
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1845, G. Barber, Milwaukee
Specs : 105 t.
Date of loss : 1861
Place of loss : off Waukegan, IL
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : "lost"
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : no detail
Sources: is,hgl

------------------------------------------------------ 1311
HENNEPIN
Other names : built as steamer GEORGE H. DYER, renamed in 1898
Official no. : 86016
Type at loss : propeller, wood, bulk freight
Build info : 1888, Wolf & Davidson, Milwaukee
Specs : 209x35x22 1372g 1086n
Date of loss : 1927, Aug 18
Place of loss : a few mi off South Haven, MI
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : ?
Detail : She sank in a storm..
Burned at a dock fire at Buffalo Jul 2,1901 and declared total loss, but rebuilt and converted from a package freighter to a bulker.
Sources: ns3,mv,nsp

------------------------------------------------------ 3890
ANNA HENRY
Other names : none
Official no. : 1801
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1867, Erie, PA
Specs : 214 t.
Date of loss : 1870, Oct 4
Place of loss : midlake off Racine
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm/hull failure
Loss of life : none of 8
Carrying : 350 t. pig iron
Detail : Left Chicago for Hamilton, Ont. on the 2nd, and ran into a stiff gale off Little Sable Point. She put about and ran for Racine, where she had her sails and other damage repaired. Out again on the 4th, she began to leak heavily. Within an hour her crew abandoned ship for the schooner GEORGE STEELE, which had been standing by. She sank in deep water.
Out of Erie, PA, owned by Shepard & Henry.
Sources: nsp,hgl,bb

------------------------------------------------------ 1312
PATRICK HENRY
Other names : none
Official no. : 150235
Type at loss : propeller steam tug, wood
Build info : 1881, Smith & Murphy, Cleveland
Specs : 65 ft., 35g 18n
Date of loss : 1887, Aug 12
Place of loss : abreast of Vermilion, OH, near lighthouse
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : unknown
Loss of life : 1 of 4
Carrying : barge in tow
Detail : She sank while towing the unfinished barge JOSEPH P. FARNAN.(qv). Raised on Sep 2, but lost again in a squall. Raised a third time on Sep 7 and towed to Vermilion, where her machinery was removed and the hull abandoned.
Out of Cleveland, owned by L.P. & J.A. Smith.
Sources: mv,nsp,h,hgl,usls,es3-1

------------------------------------------------------ 3797
HERALD
Other names : none
Official no. :
11183
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1847, Wm. Jones, Black R. OH
Specs : 108x24x9,
174 t.
Date of loss :
1875, Nov 17
Place of loss : near Grand Haven, Mich
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : wood
Detail :
She drove ashore in a gale and was wrecked near the north pier at Grand Haven. Her insurance ocmpany quickly settled up for $4,000 of the vessel's $5,000 value, then sold her off the beach for $1,000.
She capsized in a gale a few miles N of Chicago and drifted ashore near Waukegan on Sep 11, 1853. The crewmen, who had lashed themselves to the rigging, were rescued by people from Waukegan. Declared a total loss but recovered, perhaps not until several years later.
Sources: nsp,hgl,mv,wl,rsl,jb

------------------------------------------------------ 1313
HERALD
Other names : built as prop JENNIE BRISCOE(qv), renamed before 1876
Official no. : C61138
Type at loss : propeller scow, wood
Build info : 1870, Campbell & Owen, Detroit US# ?
Specs : 94x22, 73 t.
Date of loss : 1883
Place of loss : 1 mi off Port Stanley, Ont.
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : (storm)
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : Sank, no detail
Rebuilt after
sinking in a gale near Port Stanley, Apr 15, 1876 & relaunched 1877.
Rebuilt in 1873 [sunk in a collision with the prop DUNKIRK, L. Huron, in July - 1 life lost], and enlarged.
Canadian records say she was sold Canadian in 1871, but she was owned and mastered by Richard Hawley, Jr., Detroit, at the time of the 1876 wreck.
Sources: mmgl,h,csv,win,nsp

------------------------------------------------------ 1314
GEORGE HERBERT
Other names : none
Official no. : ?
Type at loss : scow-barge, wood
Build info : 1902, Duluth
Specs : 362 t.
Date of loss : 1905, Nov 28
Place of loss : near Two Islands, Ont., North Shore
Lake : Superior
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 3 of 5
Carrying : none
Detail : She was enroute with provisions for a shoreside lumber camp, in tow of the tug F.W. GILLETT when wrecked in a storm. The two had been sheltering at anchor for 10 hours when the HERBERT broke her anchor cable and drove ashore. This storm is known as the "Big Blow of 1905" or "The MATAAFA Storm."
One source says she was enroute to lighten the propeller FAVORITE.
Sources: eas,gwgl,mol,is,sol,h,mv,lss

------------------------------------------------------ 1315
HERCULES
Other names : none
Official no. : none
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1815, Sandusky Bay, OH
Specs : 54x18x7, 60 t.
Date of loss : 1818, Oct 3
Place of loss : mouth of Calumet R. [IL]
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 6 [all]
Carrying : barrelled whiskey and general merchandise
Detail : She was driven on the beach and wrecked by gale. Bodies of the crew and the one passenger were reportedly devoured by wild animals. In the summer of 1825 her upside-down hull washed ashore near Chicago.
One source says she was the 1st decked vessel regularly operating on Lake Michigan
Sources: mol,is,sol,lmdc,hgl,nsp,wl

------------------------------------------------------ 1316
HERCULES
Other names : ?
Official no. : (42217)
Type at loss : barge (or scow)
Build info : (1867, F. Martin, Algonac)
Specs : (139x25x8, 195 t. or 120 t.)
Date of loss : 1870
Place of loss : mid-lake
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : ?
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : no detail.
Document of 42217 was surrendered in 1879, annotated "vessel lost."
A scow-schooner of 90 t. ,out of Chicago, #11853, is in '69 MV, along with the Algonac barge above. Lasted to 1895 at least. See below (1883) for barge above
There is speculation that this vessel was the 1843 propeller HERCULES, rebuilt at Algonac in 1867.
Sources: mv,slh,(is),hgl,hcgl

------------------------------------------------------ 1317
HERCULES
Other names : none sometimes seen as HERCULES NO. 2
Official no. : C none
Type at loss : sidewheel steamer, wood, tug and freighter
Build info : 1858, H. Roney, Garden Island, Ont.
Specs : 172x26x12, 331 t.
Date of loss : 1871, Dec 19
Place of loss : at Garden Isl., Ont.
Lake : Ontario
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : 1 between the two vessels
Carrying : ?
Detail : She was destroyed by fire while lying to at the Calvin Shipyard, alosng with the steamer HIGHLANDER.
See also HIGHLANDER.
Registered out of Kingston.
Sources: mmgl,clu,csv,hgl,dmt

------------------------------------------------------ 3798
HERCULES
Other names : none
Official no. : 42217
Type at loss : schooner-barge, wood
Build info : 1867, Algonac, MI
Specs : 139x25x8, 195 t.
Date of loss : 1883, Jun 6
Place of loss : in south bend of St. Clair R., near Algonac
Lake : St. Clair R.
Type of loss : collision
Loss of life : none
Carrying : ?
Detail : She was upbound when the prop CLARION(qv), overtaking, collided with her in broad daylight. She drifted to the bank, capsized and sank. Clarion was found to be at fault. No record of her recovery, but this seems odd in such shallow water.
Sources: st

------------------------------------------------------ 1318
HERCULES
Other names : none
Official no. : 11853
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1854, Joseph Jenkins, Detroit
Specs : 85x24x7, 90g 85n
Date of loss : 1886, Jul 14
Place of loss : near Sheboygan, WI
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : bark
Detail : Bound for Milwaukee, she capsized and wrecked near shore in a violent summer storm. Her crew was rescued by the tug SHEBOYGAN. Wreck came ashore at South Pt.
Owned out of Cheboygan, MI
Sources: mv,nsp,eas,h,lmdc,wb,nb,hgl,bb,wl

------------------------------------------------------ 1319
HERCULES
Other names : none
Official no. : C ?
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1863, A.M. Robertson, Hamilton, Ont. as a brigantine
Specs : 106x23x11, 222 t.
Date of loss : 1892, Nov
(14)
Place of loss : 100 ft. from the lighthouse at Michael's Bay
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life :
1
Carrying : ?
Detail :
Ashore and wrecked - the only casualty was the woman cook. Location is on west shore of Manitoulin Isl.
Out of Sarnia
Built on bottom of 1857 schooner VICTORIA
Sources: mmgl,clu,slh,h,nsp,win
,jb

------------------------------------------------------ 3757
HERCULES
Other names : none
Official no. : 95271
Type at loss : propeller steam tug, wood
Build info : 1866, Tripp, E. Saginaw as a sidewheel tug
Specs : 78x15x7, 62g 32n
Date of loss : 1893, Spring
Place of loss : unreported
Lake : unreported
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : Destroyed by fire at an unreported site. Owned out of Port Huron.
Converted from sidewheeler to propeller in about 1884.
Sources: vbs,phr,polk

------------------------------------------------------ 1320
HERCULES
Other names : (none)
Official no. : 162227
Type at loss : dredge, wood
Build info : 1904, Detroit
Specs : 559gt, 495nt
Date of loss : 1932
Place of loss : north of Tawas Light, near Au Sable Pt.
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : sank
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : none
Detail : no detail
Sources: eas,slh,mv

------------------------------------------------------ 1321
PAT HERNER
Other names : ?
Official no. : none
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : ?
Specs : 125 ft.
Date of loss : 1854
Place of loss : Michigan City, Ind.
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : She burned to a total loss in the harbor. Later stripped, towed out and scuttled 2 miles out.
Wreck located in 1976.
Sources: lmdc,web

------------------------------------------------------ 1322
HERO
Other names : none
Official no. : C77568
Type at loss : sidewheel steamer, wood, passenger & package freight
Build info : 1878, Girard*, Sorel, Que.
Specs : 127x20x7 342gc 199nc
Date of loss : 1901, Jun 19 (also given as June 10 and 14)
Place of loss : at dock at Belleville, Ont.
Lake : Ontario
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : none
Carrying :
nnone
Detail : Destroyed by a fire which was reportedly started by a stroke of lightning [also reported as a boiler explosion].
A popular passenger & freight boat.
*builder also seen as Beauchauier et fils, Sorel.
rebuilt 1885, originally 306 t.
Sources: csqw,mmgl,nsp,csv,h,ns1,win
,hcgl

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HERON BAY - See AGAWA

------------------------------------------------------ 1323
HERRING KING
Other names : ?
Official no. : ?
Type at loss : fishing tug, wood
Build info : ?
Specs : small
Date of loss : 1917, Sep 20
Place of loss : offshore, near Sand Isl., Apostles
Lake : Superior
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : 1 of 2
Carrying : none
Detail : She caught fire by the backfiring of her engine. One crewman was rescued by the small packet L. GOLDISH (qv)
Sources: is(3-67)

------------------------------------------------------ 2596
P.S. HERSORDT
Other names : built as RUTH B. also seen as P.S. HIESORDT
Official no. : C92286
Type at loss : propeller steam tug, wood
Build info : 1887, J. Simpson, Owen Sound, Ont
Specs : 66x16x6, 45gc 31nc
Date of loss : 1937, Dec 5
Place of loss : Thames R. below Chatham, Ont.
Lake : St. Clair
Type of loss : collision
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : none
Detail : Struck a bridge and sank, a total loss.
Renamed in 1921
Sources: mmgl,h
,hcgl

------------------------------------------------------ 1324
HESPER
Other names : none
Official no. : 96054
Type at loss : propeller, wood, bulk freight
Build info : 1890, Ship Owner's Dry Dock, Cleveland
Specs : 250x42x20 1858g 1540n
Date of loss : 1905, May 3
Place of loss : reef near Silver Bay, MN
Lake : Superior
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : light
Detail : Driven on reef by winds reported as reaching 60 mph, she broke in two and later slid into deep water. Bound for Two Harbors. High winds were complicated by heavy snows, but her crew made it to shore in her yawls, though one capsized in big rocks.
Member of Bradley Fleet
Sources: nsp,gwgl,is,ns1,mpl

------------------------------------------------------ 1325
HERMAN H. HETTLER
Other names : built as steamer WALTER VAIL renamed in 1913
Official no. : 81263
Type at loss : propeller, wood, bulk freight
Build info : 1890, Jas. Davidson, W. Bay City hull# 34
Specs : 210x35x13 ca. 850 gt
Date of loss : 1926, Nov 23
Place of loss : Trout Pt., W side of Grand Isl., near Munising, MI
Lake : Superior
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : table salt
Detail : Heading for the shelter of Grand Island in a gale when she hit a reef and was wrecked. She broke up under the pounding of waves soon after. The wreck was later dynamited to level her.
Lengthened 10' ft. at Duluth, 1906, formerly 726g 641n
Sources: eas,vbs,mv,ms,smgl,sol,is,ns3,h,net,mpl

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HIAWATHA - See also CABOTIA, OSPREY

------------------------------------------------------ 1326
HIAWATHA
Other names : none
Official no. : C96904
Type at loss : barge, wood
Build info : 1890, T. Brian, Garden Isl. Ont
Specs : 170x30x12, 539gc 518nc
Date of loss : 1917, Sep 20
Place of loss : 8 mi off Yorkshire Isl. Ducks group
Lake : Ontario
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 8 of 9
Carrying : ?
Detail : Bound Oswego for Montreal in tow of tug MAGNOLIA with barge HILDA, she foundered in a SW gale. While still in the tow-line, she started to fill, but her distress signal could not be heard by the others. The crew took to her yawl, while the skipper cut the towline and took to a hatch cover. Two women and a 4-month old baby were included in the lost, the skipper was only survivor.
Sources: csqw,mmgl,nsp,lodc,win

------------------------------------------------------ 1327
HIAWATHA
Other names : none
Official no. : C72982
Type at loss : propeller, wood, passenger & package freight
Build info : 1874, J. Jenking, Dresden, Ont.
Specs : 93x20x8, 163 gc 110nc
Date of loss : 1924
Place of loss : off Low Island, North Channel
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : ?
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : Beached and abandoned.
Reliable sources also state that this vessel was abandoned in 1930. Probably recovered after 1924 accident.
Also shown as sold U.S. in 1924.
Rebuilt and enlarged slightly in 1876.
Sources: mmgl,is,csv,do

------------------------------------------------------ 1328
W.B. HIBBARD
Other names : none
Official no. : none
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1856, F.N. Jones, Buffalo
Specs : ca. 370 t.
Date of loss : 1867
Place of loss : near Southampton, Ont.
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : (storm)
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : Stranded and a total loss. Broke up.
Lake Ontario is also given as the site of loss.
Sources: slh,hgl,nsp not in mmgl

------------------------------------------------------ 1329
HIBOU
Other names : built as quarantine vessel ALICE, renamed, 1928
Official no. : C122260
Type at loss : propeller, steel motor, pass. & package freight
Build info : 1907, Bertram Engine Works, Toronto
Specs : 122x26 559 gc
Date of loss : 1936, Nov 21
Place of loss : 4 mi out of Owen Sound, Ont., near Squaw Pt.
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : cargo shift/storm
Loss of life : 7 of 17
Carrying : flour, gen merch
Detail : Her cargo shifted in high waves, causing her to fill and sink. She was recovered in 1942, rebuilt and sold foreign.
Foundered off Tocapila, Chile, Mar. 1953.
Rebuilt and shortened 4 ft in 1927.
Sources: mmgl,eas,is(4-59),lol,mol,slh,h,csv,nsp,win,mpl

------------------------------------------------------ 1330
HICKORY STICK
Other names : none
Official no. : 267265
Type at loss : salvage derrick-barge,steel
Build info : 1944, New Rochelle, NY
Specs : 110 ft. 260 t.
Date of loss : 1958, Nov 29
Place of loss : off Avon Point, E of Cleveland
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : Foundered in a gale in 15-foot waves and 75 mph winds after being left at anchor by the tug BLACK MARLIN (qv). Wreck lies 1.75 mi, 23 degrees from the tank at Avon Pt. in 42 feet of water.
Owned by Dyche Salvage Co., Cleveland.
Sources: eas,glp,h,ledc,mpl,ja

------------------------------------------------------ 1331
C. HICKOX
Other names : none
Official no. : C103817
Type at loss : propeller, wood, bulk freight
Build info : 1873, Henry Root, Black R. [Lorain], OH US# 125133
Specs : 131x25x9 208gc 141nc
Date of loss : 1906, Dec 2
Place of loss : near Main Duck Island
Lake : Ontario
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : none
Carrying : coal
Detail : She ran aground, then caught fire and was destroyed. Bound from Oswego for her homeport of Belleville, Ont.
Sold Canadian in 1906.
Sources: csqw,nsp,csv,mv,h,ns1,win,mmgl,do

------------------------------------------------------ 1332
LEN HIGBY
Other names : none
Official no. : 14801
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1865, A.C. Stokes, Sheboygan, WI [or Cheboygan, MI]
Specs : 83x17x5 53g 50n
Date of loss : 1898, Oct
Place of loss : off Frankfort, MI
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : ?
Detail : Foundered.
Though small, she was a well-known vessel on the lakes, she sailed for over 30 years. There is a well-known Lakes poem about her.
Some Official records say she was built at Cheboygan, MI
Rebuilt, 1880
Sources: phgl,mv,mpl,wl

------------------------------------------------------
MARY L. HIGGIE - See HATTIE ESTELL

------------------------------------------------------ 1333
HIGHLANDER
Other names : none
Official no. : C none
Type at loss : sidewheel steamer, wood, passenger & package freight
Build info : 1850, A. Cantin, Montreal
Specs : 173x40, 320 t.
Date of loss : 1871, Dec 9
Place of loss : at Garden Island, Ont.
Lake : Ontario
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : 1 between the two vessels
Carrying : ?
Detail : Lying to at Garden Island, she caught fire and was destroyed, along with the steamer HERCULES(qv), a $30,000 loss.
Registered out of Prescott, Ont.
Rebuilt in 1865
Sources: mmgl,clu,csv,dmt,wl,nsp

------------------------------------------------------ 1334
CHARLES B. HILL
Other names : built as DELAWARE (qv) renamed in 1888
Official no. : 6961
Type at loss : propeller, wood, passenger & package freight
Build info : 1878, Quayle & Martin, Cleveland
Specs : 252x36x16 1732g 1527n
Date of loss : 1906, Nov 22
Place of loss : on beach near North Madison, OH
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : hard coal
Detail : She was bound Buffalo for Fairport, OH with the barge COMMODORE in tow. She dropped the barge in a gale and stranded. Broke up the next spring.
As DELAWARE she was caught in a storm and stranded near Hammond Bay, Michigan [Straits] and declared a total loss, Oct 23, 1887. Rebuilt to HILL at a cost of $20,000. Possibly two DELAWAREs were wrecked in the fall of 1887. Several sources show a schooner lost Nov 25 on Lake Ontario. Date of this accident also given as Nov 25.
Sources: nsp,h,mv,ns1,mpl ,sb,usls,jb

------------------------------------------------------ 1335
FLORA M. HILL
Other names : built as lighthouse tender DAHLIA, sold for private use and received this name, 1910
Official no. : 206265
Type at loss : propeller, iron, passenger & package freight
Build info : 1874, Neafie & Levy, Philadelphia, PA
Specs : 131x26x20, 623g 353n
Date of loss : 1912, Mar 11
Place of loss : Chicago Harbor near 4-mile crib
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : ice
Loss of life : none
Carrying : brass auto headlamps
Detail : Caught in an ice floe, she burned, was crushed and sank.
Sold by the U.S. Gov’t to Hill Steamboat Line in 1909, converted to passenger/package freight prop in 1910.
Owned by Northern Michigan Transportation Co.
Sources: eas,mv,ns2,lmdc,mpl

------------------------------------------------------ 4059
FRED. HILL
Other names : none
Official no. : none
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1854, J. M. Jones, Milwaukee
Specs : 268 t.
Date of loss : 1863, Nov (27)
Place of loss : N. Manitou Isl.
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : lumber, salt
Detail : Bound Saginaw for Milwaukee and Chicago, she ran ashore and was abandoned. Supposedly she was to be rescued in the spring, but there is no evidence that she ever ran again.
She went high on the beach at Rondeau, Ont., L. Erie in October of the same year.
Sources: nsp,hgl,is

------------------------------------------------------ 1336
JOHN J. HILL
Other names : none
Official no. : 13719
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1864, J. J. Hill, Pultneyville, NY
Specs : 91 ft., 90g 85n
Date of loss : 1885, Jun 22
Place of loss : near harbor entrance at Fairport, OH
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : collision
Loss of life : none
Carrying : limestone
Detail : She ran against a pier while entering the harbor and stove a large hole in her bottom. She sank quickly in 18 feet of water.
Sources: mv,h,hgl,wl,es

------------------------------------------------------ 1337
MARIA HILLIARD
Other names : none
Official no. : none
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1844, Jas. Averill, Chicago
Specs : 112x24x8, 195 t.
Date of loss : 1856
Place of loss : Death's Door, mouth of Green Bay, WI
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : stranded
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : Stranded on a bar and wrecked.
Sources: gsgl,is,hgl,wl

------------------------------------------------------ 1338
HINCKLEY
Other names : none
Official no. : 96578
Type at loss : propeller, wood, bulk freight "rabbit"
Build info : 1901, F. Phelps, Chaumont, NY
Specs : 114x24x11, 211gt 177nt
Date of loss : 1929, Jul 29
Place of loss : near Stony Point, NY
Lake : Ontario
Type of loss : stranded
Loss of life : none
Carrying : coal
Detail : Bound Fairhaven, NY for Gananoque. She sprang a leak and stopped at Oswego for pumps. After she got underway again, the leak still increased and she was put ashore to keep her from sinking. Unsalvageable.
One of the last wooden freighters to be built.
Sources: mv,lodc,ns3,osdo,mpl

------------------------------------------------------ 1339
CHARLES HINCKLEY
Other names : none
Official no. : 4365
Type at loss : barge or schooner-barge, wood
Build info : 1862, Quayle & Martin, Cleveland
Specs : 137x26x12, 325 t.
Date of loss : 1887, Nov 9
Place of loss : Point Abino
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : She stranded and became a total loss. She was the towmate of the barge EDWIN HARMON(qv) behind the steamer OSWEGATCHIE(qv).
Foundered and recovered on Lake Huron near Ossineke, MI, the previous November.
Shown as unrigged barge in '84 mvus. Owned by F.W. Gilchrist
Major repair in 1878
Sources: mv,nsp,slh,phr,win,hgl

------------------------------------------------------ 1340
FRANCIS HINTON
Other names : none
Official no. : 120754
Type at loss : propeller, wood, bulk freight
Build info : 1889, Hansen & Scove, Manitowoc
Specs : 152x31x11 417g 331n
Date of loss : 1909, Nov 16
Place of loss : off Two Rivers, WI
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none of 11
Carrying : lumber
Detail : Stranded and broke up close to Two Rivers.
Wreck located in 1985
Sources: eas,mv,ns1,h,lmdc,mv,mpl

------------------------------------------------------ 1341
HIPPOCAMPUS
Other names : none
Official no. : 11819
Type at loss : propeller, wood
Build info : 1867, St. Joseph, MI
Specs : 152 t.
Date of loss : 1868, Sep 8
Place of loss : off St. Joseph, MI
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 25 or 26 of 41
Carrying : passengers and 7 or 8,000 baskets and boxes of peaches
Detail : Bound Benton Harbor for Chicago, she capsized at 3 a.m. and foundered in a gale. The survivors, most of whom had accumulated into a drifting group during the following day, were rescued by the scow TRIO after 24 hours adrift. The size of her cargo was hotly debated as it's weight on the upper decks may have made the vessel top-heavy.
Out of St. Joseph, MI
Her name means "sea horse."
Sources: mv,eas,sol,lhl,hgl,mpl,bcha

------------------------------------------------------ 3891
HIPPOGRIFFE
Other names : also seen as HIPPOGRIFF
Official no. : 11143
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1864, Wm. Crosthwaite, Buffalo
Specs : 295 t.
Date of loss : 1877, Sep 27
Place of loss : 20 mi off Kenosha, WI
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : collision
Loss of life : none
Carrying : oats
Detail : She had just left Chicago, bound for Buffalo in fine weather when she collided with the schooner EMMA A. COYNE, though the two had seen each other for some time before the crash. COYNE came alongside and picked up HIPPOGRIFFE’s crew a few minutes before the latter rolled over and dove for the bottom head first. The two vessels’ skippers were brothers.
Owned by the Corrigan Bros., of Cleveland.
Rebuilt in the winter of 1874-5
Her name is for a mythological, half-horse, half-griffin creature.
Sources: nsp,hgl,mv,rsl

------------------------------------------------------ 1342
SAMUEL F. HODGE
Other names : none
Official no. : 115763
Type at loss : propeller, wood, freighter
Build info : 1881, Detroit Dry Dock, Detroit hull# 43
Specs : 149x30x13 586g 466n
Date of loss : 1896, Jul 5
Place of loss : midlake
off Oak Orchard, Ont.
Lake : Ontario
Type of loss :
fire
Loss of life : 1
Carrying : 600 t. wire
Detail : She caught fire and burned to a total loss while bound Cleveland, Oh, to Prescott, Ont. The balance of her crew was rescued by the prop ST. JOSEPH.
Sources: atl,h,mv,hgl,hcgl

------------------------------------------------------
HOFFNUNG BROS. - See OSPREY

------------------------------------------------------
KITTY HOIGHT - See KITTY HAIGHT

------------------------------------------------------ 1344
HOLIDAY
Other names : none
Official no. : 202892
Type at loss : passenger launch, gas
Build info : 1906, Chicago
Specs : 47x11x3, 10g 9n
Date of loss : 1908, Sep 19
Place of loss : at dock at Holland, MI
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : none
Carrying : (probably no cargo)
Detail : Burned at dock with nobody aboard.
Sources: mv,rs,

------------------------------------------------------ 1345
GRACE HOLLAND
Other names : none
Official no. : 39633
Type at loss : schooner-barge, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1880, D. Lester, Marine City
Specs : 189x33x14 629g 598n
Date of loss : 1918, Jul 1
Place of loss : Wheeler's Reef, near False Detour Passage
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : fog
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : When her tow vessel, the steamer CREAM CITY(qv), went ashore in fog, GRACE HOLLAND was dragged along to disaster. She was a total loss.
Sources: eas,mv,vbs,is,ns2,slh,mv,mpl

------------------------------------------------------ 1346
ROBERT HOLLAND
Other names : originally ROBERT HOLLAND, renamed NORTHERN QUEEN in 1878, named ROBERT HOLLAND again in 1881
Official no. : 110043
Type at loss : propeller, wood, bulk freight
Build info : 1872, J.J. Hill, Marine City
Specs : 156x30x11 424g 340n
Date of loss : 1915, May 11
Place of loss : at Sturgeon Bay, WI
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : Destroyed by fire and became a total loss. Out of Chicago, owned by A.A. Bigelow.
Sold Canadian in 1878 [C#71114], back to U.S. in 1881 after colliding with the Canadian steamer LAKE ERIE and sinking.
A shifting deckload caused her to fill and sink suddenly at Duluth in Jun 1906.
Sources: mv,is,ns2,csv,mmgl,phr,win,mpl,eas

------------------------------------------------------ 1347
JOHN HOLLISTER - See OXFORD

------------------------------------------------------ 1348
JOSEPH A. HOLLON
Other names : none
Official no. : 45401
Type at loss : schooner-barge, wood
Build info : 1867, C. Wheeler, E. Saginaw
Specs : 107x25x7 158g 141n
Date of loss : 1870, Oct 30
Place of loss : mid-lake
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 4
Carrying : lumber
Detail : She went missing in a storm after being lost from the tug CLEMATIS. Three days later she was found adrift 25 mi WSW of Pte Aux Barques, MI. Three of her crewmen were missing and the 4th was found "lashed to a pump, dead, with his eyes picked out." Other crewmen were taken off by the bark ONEONTA. The vessel was later towed in to Port Elgin, Ont. .
Returned to service in '69 mvus as unrigged barge - out of commission in about 1881.
Sources: mv,vbs,slh,nsp,hgl,rnc

------------------------------------------------------ 4166
ROBERT HOLLISTER
Other names : none
Official no. : none
Type at loss : brig, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1847, Perrysburg, Oh
Specs : 119x26x10, 272 t. om
Date of loss : 1865, Oct
Place of loss : near Chicago
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : lumber
Detail : Driven ashore and became a total loss.
Owned by H. D. Braddock & Co, Chicago.
Rebuilt 1861
Sources: nsp,rsl,wl,hgl

------------------------------------------------------ 1349
HOLMES
Other names : ?
Official no. : ?
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : (1872, W Holmes, Sebewaing, MI*)
Specs : (95x18x9 129g*)
Date of loss : 1887, Oct 4
Place of loss : Middle Island Reef, E of Rockport, MI
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : lumber
Detail : Lost her rudder in a gale and driven ashore, where she broke up.
MAY have been recovered.
*specs for schooner W.W.H. HOLMES - there was also a canal boat LEANDER HOLMES built at Sebewaing in 1887 and a J.A. HOLMES, built at Mears in 1874)
Sources: vbs,slh,phr

------------------------------------------------------ 1350
GEORGE W. HOLT
Other names : none
Official no. : 10221
Type at loss : schooner, wood, bulk freight
Build info : 1857, B.B. Jones, Buffalo
Specs : 137x20x11, 266 t.
Date of loss : 1880, Jul 19
Place of loss : Port Austin Reef, 12 mi NW of Lifesaving Station
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : hull failure/storm
Loss of life : none of 11
Carrying : iron ore
Detail : Bound Marquette for Detroit she sprang a leak and was put on the reef to save her. During the night a storm came up and she blew off the reef and went ashore near Port Austin. Broke up over the next few days. The crew and 4 passengers made it to the Port Austin lighthouse on their own.
Major repair in 1871 after going ashore near Munising, MI, in the summer of 1870.
Sources: mv,slh,h,hgl,usls,wl,nsp

------------------------------------------------------ 1351
E.D. HOLTON
Other names : none
Official no. : 135116
Type at loss : propeller steam tug, wood
Build info : 1874, Wolf & Davidson, Milwaukee
Specs : 58x14x6 25g 12n
Date of loss : 1927, Aug 31
Place of loss : Houghton, MI, Keweenaw Waterway
Lake : Superior
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : none
Detail : Destroyed by fire.
Sources: is,mv,bb

------------------------------------------------------ 4018
HOME
Other names : none
Official no. : none
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1843, Redfield, Lower Sandusky, OH
Specs : 85x24x7, 128 t. om
Date of loss : 1858, Oct 23
Place of loss : off Manitowoc
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : collision
Loss of life : none
Carrying : slabwood
Detail : Bound Manitowoc for Milwaukee, she was rammed at night by the schooner WILLIAM FISKE(qv) and sank. Remains are well-known.
Sources: bb,nsp

------------------------------------------------------ 1352
HOME RULE
Other names : none
Official no. : C97001
Type at loss : propeller steam tug, wood
Build info : 1890, Thorold, Ont.
Specs : 75x17 81gc
Date of loss : 1924, Dec 6
Place of loss : Port Colborne, Ont.
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : towing accident
Loss of life : none
Carrying : none
Detail : Bringing the 6600 t. steel steamer MIDLAND PRINCE into port when the big vessel went out of control and shoved the tug onto a reef, crushing her hull and sinking her.
Sources: mmgl,is,h,csv,win

------------------------------------------------------ 1353
WILLIAM HOME
Other names : none
Official no. : 80191
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1871, Johnson, Clayton, NY
Specs : 141x26x11 305g 290n
Date of loss : 1894, Sep 25
Place of loss : Seul Choix Point, western Straits of Mackinac
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 6
of 7
Carrying : pig iron
Detail : Tow of steamer F.R. BUELL and bound Manistique, Mich., for Buffalo, she was overwhelmed and foundered 3 miles off the point.
Major repairs in 1880 and 82
Sources: nsp,slh,h,mv,hgl,mpl,
usls

------------------------------------------------------ 1354
HOPE
Other names : ?
Official no. : none
Type at loss : sloop, passenger & freight
Build info : 1803-4
Specs : ?
Date of loss : 1804
Place of loss : St. Joseph Isl., W end of North Channel
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : "sank"
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : no detail.
One of the earliest wrecks of a vessel above Detroit.
Sources: slh,hgl

------------------------------------------------------ 1355
HOPE
Other names : ?
Official no. : C none
Type at loss : schooner, wood (3-mast)
Build info : (1842, D. Vaughan, Quebec)
Specs : (107x19x10, 202 t.)
Date of loss : 1858
Place of loss : Georgian Bay
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : Lost in a Bay squall.
Parenthesized vessel is probably only one of this name at this time, but info is scant.
(rebuilt, 1851)
Sources: (mmgl,clu),slh,hgl

------------------------------------------------------ 1356
HOPE
Other names : ?
Official no. : none
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : (1843, Sandusky, OH)
Specs : (26 t.)
Date of loss : 1867
Place of loss : mid-lake
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : Sank in a squall.
This is probably the vessel that went ashore on Middle Bass Island, Lake Erie, in October of 1853, was subsequntly stripped and abandoned as a total loss, and then was recovered in December.
Sources: slh,hgl,nsp

------------------------------------------------------ 3345
HOPE
Other names : none
Official no. : 11304
Type at loss : schooner,wood, lumber hooker
Build info : 1861, Olsen, Shebotgan, WI
Specs : 51 t.
Date of loss : 1880, Oct 19
Place of loss : north of Frankfort
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : provisions
Detail : Driven high on the shore. Total loss? Out of Milwaukee in 1877
Sources: nsp,wl

------------------------------------------------------ 1357
AGNES HOPE
Other names : none often seen as "Aggie Hope" and "Agga Hope"
Official no. : C71168
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 3-mast, lumber
Build info : 1869, A. Robertson, Hamilton, Ont.
Specs : 120x24x10, 220 t.
Date of loss : 1884, Nov 7*
Place of loss : near Oswego, NY
Lake : Ontario
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : lumber
Detail : Bound Belleville, Ont. for Oswego, she stranded on Ford Shoals and broke up, soon after her crew abandoned her. Some sources say she foundered.
Registered out of Port Hope, Ont.
* registry closed 1/11/84, according to mmgl
Sources: mmgl,is,h,dmt,pdw

------------------------------------------------------
GEORGE T. HOPE - See CULLIGAN

------------------------------------------------------ 1358
J.A. HOPE
Other names : ?
Official no. : (C?)
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : ?
Specs : ?
Date of loss : 1858
Place of loss : near Port Burwell, Ont.
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : (storm)
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : Stranded on a reef and total loss.
Sources: sagl,hgl not in mmgl

------------------------------------------------------ 1359
A.L. HOPKINS
Other names : none Also seen as AMOS L. HOPKINS
Official no. : 105937
Type at loss : propeller, wood, bulk freight
Build info : 1880, Morley & Hill, Marine City as a package freighter*
Specs : 171x32x12 757g 640n
Date of loss : 1911, Oct 3
Place of loss : off Ontonagon, MI
Lake : Superior
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none of 13
Carrying : lumber
Detail : She began to sink and abandoned by her crew in a gale. Apparently buoyed by her lumber cargo, she drifted up and down the shipping lanes with her decks awash for at least two weeks. Her crew was picked up by the steamer ALVA C. DINKEY after 15 hrs adrift.
Owned by Dixon & Brown Trans. Co. of Chaumont, NY.
*some sources say she was built in 1888
Her engine reportedly came from the steamer MERCHANT, wrecked at Racine in 1875. Rebuilt as a bulk freighter in 1910 at Cleveland
Sources: eas,shmc,ns2,gwgl,mpl,nsp

------------------------------------------------------
MARK HOPKINS - See MYRON

------------------------------------------------------
CHARLES HORN - See also JAMES DEMPSEY, JIM SHERRIFS

------------------------------------------------------ 1360
CHARLES HORN
Other names : built as steamer MARION, renamed in 1922. Also seen on official records spelled CHARLES HORNE, but "HORN" appears on her bow
Official no. : 92102
Type at loss : propeller, wood, bulk freight
Build info : 1889, Rienboldt, Walter & Co., Sheboygan, WI
Specs : 217x35x15 1206g 978n
Date of loss : 1926, May 16
Place of loss : 25 miles off Point Petre, Ont.
Lake : Ontario
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : none of 17
Carrying : grain
Detail : She caught fire while underway and was totally destroyed. The crew abandoned safely in her boats and were picked up by the Canadian freighter ROBERT J. BUCK..
As MARION, she collided with the steamer PHILIP D. ARMOUR (qv) and sank her near Milwaukee on Sep 17, 1889.
Sources: ns3,mv,mpl,nsp,jb

------------------------------------------------------ 1361
MOLLY T. HORNER
Other names : ?
Official no. : ?
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : ?
Specs : 160 t.
Date of loss : 1906
Place of loss : near Scarecrow Isl. southern Thunder Bay
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : "sank"
Loss of life : none
Carrying : ?
Detail : No detail. Her crew made it to shore near Hardwood Point.
Vessel not on lists (but check 1905, 1906 MVUS)
Sources: slh,stb,

------------------------------------------------------ 1362
HORNET
Other names : none
Official no. : 11284
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 2-mast "coaster"
Build info : 1861, Two Rivers, WI
Specs : 60 ft., 40 t.
Date of loss : 1870, Nov
Place of loss : Good Harbor Bay, near Petoskey, MI
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : light
Detail : Driven ashore and broken up by storm. The tug CAROLINE WILLIAMS stripped her in mid-Nov after several failed attempts to pull her off the beach.
Homeport:Cheboygan, MI
Sources: mv,lmdc,hgl,nsp

------------------------------------------------------ 1363
ADELAIDE HORTON
Other names : also seen as ANNA HORTON
Official no. : C none
Type at loss : propeller, composite
Build info : 1871, H. Marlton, Goderich, Ont.
Specs : 107x18x8, 125gc 55nc
Date of loss : 1871, Oct 22
Place of loss : Kincardine, Ont. harbor
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : ?
Detail : She struck bottom while entering the harbor, broached to and was washed up on the beach. She was reported a total loss. Out of Kincardine or Goderich.
She reportedly pounded to pieces quickly, but was actually raised in 1873, her engine going into the new propeller VANDERBILT (qv). Her hull was reportedly converted into a towbarge at Chatham.
Sources: slh,csv,hgl,mmgl,nsp,rb

------------------------------------------------------ 1364
LEWIS HOTCHKISS
Other names : none
Official no. : C
Type at loss : barge, wood
Build info : 1870, Morrill, Collingwood (or Goderich or Owen Sound)
Specs : 210x40x13, 1001 t.
Date of loss : 1891,
Aug 27*
Place of loss : 25 mi W of Goderich, Ont.
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life :
none of 7
Carrying : lumber
Detail : Downbound in tow of the tug WALES, she wrecked in a gale. Her crewmen were able to escape in her boat and made it to shore near Port Blake, Ont.
Out of Toronto, owned by A. H. Campbell
*also given as Sep 5
She was the largest lumber vessel on the lakes from the time she was built 'til 1886, when the WAHNIPITAE(qv) was built
Sources: clu,slh,h,nsp,win,
jb not in mmgl

------------------------------------------------------ 1365
H. HOUGHTEN
Other names : often seen spelled H. HOUGHTON in error
Official no. : 96006
Type at loss : propeller, wood, bulk freight sandsucker
Build info : 1889, F.W. Wheeler, W. Bay City
Specs : 126x27x8 210g 152n
Date of loss : 1926, Nov 20
Place of loss : 7 mi below Algonac, MI [Harper's Point]
Lake : St Clair R
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : none
Carrying : ?
Detail : She burned to the waterline in the early morning, a total loss.
Sunk in a collision at the S end of L. St. Clair Sep 9, 1902 with a cargo of stone - two lives were lost.
Converted to a sandsucker in 1920.
Cabins all astern.
Sources: eas,h,mv,ns3,mv,ledc,vbs,sbs,phr,hgl,mpl

------------------------------------------------------ 1366
GEORGE G. HOUGHTON
Other names : none
Official no. : 85374
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 3-mast
Build info : 1873, Wolf & Davidson, Milwaukee
Specs : 137x26x12 333g 316n
Date of loss : 1907, Sep 10
Place of loss : NNW of Bar Pt., SE of Detroit
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : Opened her seams and sank in a storm. Lay in relatively shallow water, obstructing the edge of the channel, so she was removed the next year.
Sources: eas,ns1,mv,mpl

------------------------------------------------------ 1367
HOWARD
Other names : built as ADMIRAL D.D. PORTER renamed 1889
Official no. : 980
Type at loss : propeller, wood, tug
Build info : 1864, Archibald, Wilmington, Del.*
Specs : 115x22x10 195g 98n
Date of loss : 1921, Jun 13
Place of loss : Victoria Isl off Cloud Bay [S of Thunder Bay]
Lake : Superior
Type of loss : stranded/fire
Loss of life : none
Carrying : none
Detail : Bound Thunder Bay for Cloud Bay, Ont., when she stranded in fog, then burned to a total loss.
Sold Canadian in 1877 [C#74376], returned to US reg in 1889 after a fire at Port Huron.
One source: she was the oldest vessel on L Sup. when lost
*other reliable sources say she was built at Philadelphia
Rebuilt 1878, major repairs, 1882, 1904. Former navy gunboat and transport
Sources: eas,is,h,mv,lhl,win,clu,lss,mmgl,mpl,do

------------------------------------------------------ 3987
CHARLES HOWARD
Other names : none
Official no. : none
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1845, Huron, OH
Specs : 100x21x8, 104 t. [om]
Date of loss : 1856, Dec 9
Place of loss : near Lake View House, Chicago
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Cargo : lumber
Detail : Went ashore in a gale, along with a number of other vessels. A quickly assembled group of rescuers were able to remove her crew. The rescuers included 3 ship captains and the famous shippers N.K. Fairbanks and Charley Bissell.
Ashore at Racine and declared a total loss in Sep, 1850
Sources: nsp,bb,bc

------------------------------------------------------ 4158
FLORENCE HOWARD
Other names : none
Official # : C
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1859, Tait, Belleville, Ont.
Specs : 126 t.
Date of loss : 1883, Nov 21
Place of loss : 4 mi NW of Salmon Pt.
Lake : Ontario
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : 5,000 bu barley
Detail : Bound Wellington for West Point, Ont., she sprung a leak shortly after leaving port. While her crew worked the pumps to keep her afloat, she made for Weller's Bay. Before she made it, the inflow of water overwhelmed her pump's capacity and she sank.
Owned by Savage of Belleville, Ont.
Thoroughly rebuilt, 1880
Sources : nsp,hgl,polk,eb

------------------------------------------------------ 1368
HATTIE HOWARD
Other names : none
Official no. : 11760
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1868, Fitzgerald & Stewart, Port Huron, MI
Specs : 132x26x11 273g
Date of loss : 1879, Nov 16 (1878 also given)
Place of loss : near the lighthouse at Oswego, NY
Lake : Ontario
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 1
Carrying : lumber
Detail : Inbound in a gale, she broached to, struck the W pier, stranded and broke up. Her crew was rescued by the Lifesaving Service.
Owned by Henry Howard of Port Huron.
Sources: is,h,phr,osdo,usls,mpl

------------------------------------------------------ 1369
HENRY HOWARD
Other names : none
Official no. : 11610
Type at loss : propeller, wood, bulk freight "steambarge"
Build info : 1867, Fitzgerald & Stewart, Port Huron
Specs : 137x26x10 261g 217n
Date of loss : 1884, Sep 10
Place of loss : Harsen's Isl. mouth of St. Clair R.
Lake : St Clair
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : none
Carrying : ?
Detail : Bound for St. Ignace with barge GEORGE WORTHINGTON in tow. Caught fire in transit, beached on the island, where she burned herself out.
Out of Port Huron, owned by J. Miner [wife of skipper]and B. Hoose
Sources: mv,phr,ledc,lhl,hgl,st,mpl

------------------------------------------------------ 1370
R.L. HOWARD
Other names : also seen as R.S. HOWARD
Official no. : (C)
Type at loss : propeller tug, wood
Build info : 1856, McSwain, Dunnville, Ont.
Specs : 77x14 ft, 65 t.
Date of loss : 1867, Oct. 24
Place of loss : off Port Dalhousie, Ont.
Lake : Ontario
Type of loss : (storm)
Loss of life : none
Carrying : towing 3 wood scows
Detail : Bound Toronto fro Port Dalhousie, she sprung a leak and sank about 15 miles from Port D. She was reportedly in poor condition. The scows of her tow were rescued by the small tug YOUNG LION.
*year also reported in error as 1868, 69
Sources: csv(s2),mmgl,clu,rsl,rnc

------------------------------------------------------ 1371
THOMAS H. HOWLAND
Other names : none
Official no. : 24978
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1872, Hanson & Scove, Manitowoc, WI
Specs : 139x26x11 299g 284n
Date of loss : 1870's
Place of loss : St. James Bay, Beaver Island
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 1 [or more
Carrying : ?
Detail : Entering the bay in a storm, she began to sink. The local lightkeeper set out in a small boat to rescue the crew, but was drowned himself in the attempt. Fate of crew not reported. The vessel was later recovered and was still operating in 1900.
Major repairs, 1881 & 83
Sources: nsp,nl,

------------------------------------------------------
JESSE HOYT - See MARY D. AYER

------------------------------------------------------ 1372
BELA HUBBARD - previous entry eliminated in favor of HENRY HUBBARD, below

------------------------------------------------------ 1373
HENRY HUBBARD
Other names : some sources say her name was BELA HUBBARD
Official no. : none
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1833 or before
Specs : ?
Date of loss : 1845
Place of loss : near Thunder Bay Island, MI
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : (storm)
Loss of life : all
Carrying : ?
Detail : Capsized and foundered, no detail. Future iron magnate Peter White was part of her crew.
Maybe the vessel built 1842 by D.M. Hagedon at Port Huron, MI., 59x17x6, 53 t., but this vessel was still extant in 1846)
Sources: slh,hgl,(wl),le,lsp

------------------------------------------------------ 3758
J.C. HUBBARD
Other names : none sometimes seen as J.G. HUBBARD
Official no. : 75075
Type at loss : propeller, wood, ferry
Build info : 1871, S. J. Tripp, Bay City
Specs : 45x9x4, 8g
Date of loss : 1889, Oct 29
Place of loss : Saginaw R.
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : (collision)
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : The was sunk in the river. There is no record of her use or recovery after that.
Sources: vbs,nsp

------------------------------------------------------ 4233
NEWELL HUBBARD
Other names : none
Official # : 18473
Type at loss : scow-schooner, wood
Build info : 1867, S Lancaster, Detroit
Specs : 76x20x5, 56g 53n
Date of loss : 1912, Sep 25
Place of loss : between Bar Point and Bois Blanc (Bob-Lo) Island
Lake : Detroit R
Type of loss : hull failure
Loss of life : none
Carrying : ?
Detail : Foundered near the bank. Stripped and blown up four days later.

Sources : eas,mv,nsp,hcgl

------------------------------------------------------ 1374
R.B. HUBBARD
Other names : sometimes seen as H.B. HUBBARD
Official no. : none
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1856, D. Dibble, Port Clinton, OH [rigged at Sandusky]
Specs : 90x26x7 137g
Date of loss : 1862
Place of loss : near Cleveland
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : unreported
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : sank. no detail
Struck a bridge at Sandusky and sank April 11, 1862. Back in service in late May.
Sources: www,nsp

------------------------------------------------------ 1375
H.S. HUBBELL
Other names : also seen as H.S. HUBBLE
Official no. : 95699
Type at loss : propeller, wood, freighter
Build info : 1882, H. DeRoot, Lorain, OH
Specs : 142 ft., 399g 365n
Date of loss : 1888, Nov 12
Place of loss : 20 mi ENE of Poverty Isl, Little Bay de Noc
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : none
Carrying : ?
Detail : An exploding galley lantern caught her afire and she burned quickly to a total loss. She was abandoned by her crew, who were picked up by the steamer NEW ORLEANS.
Owned by Spry, et.al. of Chicago.
Sources: mv,lmdc,nsp,hgl,mpl

------------------------------------------------------ 1376
L.M. HUBBY
Other names : also seen as L.M. HUBLEY
Official no. : none
Type at loss : bark, wood, 3-mast
Build info : 1855, Cleveland
Specs : 398 t.
Date of loss : 1855, Aug 8
Place of loss : off Point Betsey
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 10 of 11
Carrying : in ballast [listed as 80 tons of sand]
Detail : She capsized in a gale and sank in about 30 minutes. Four men launched her boat and tried to save the others, but the boat was pushed away by heavy wind. One from the boat was the only survivor, having made a 3-day trek from the shore opposite the wreck site to a settlement in Sleeping Bear Bay.
Sources: sagl,nb,hgl,nsp

------------------------------------------------------ 3799
HUDSON
Other names : ?
Official no. : none
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1836, Oswego
Specs : 125 t.
Date of loss : 1854, Aug 27
Place of loss : I mile from Conneaut, Oh, harbor
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : foundered
Loss of life : (none)
Carrying : staves
Detail : Bound Milan, OH, for Buffalo, NY, she sprang a leak and foundered in 12 feet of water. No record of her recovery.
Sources: nsp,hgl

------------------------------------------------------ 1377
HUDSON
Other names : none
Official no. : 95953
Type at loss : propeller, steel, package freight
Build info : 1888, Detroit Dry Dock, Wyandotte hull# 82
Specs : 288x41x23 2294g 1853n
Date of loss : 1901, Sep 16
Place of loss : west of Eagle River, MI
Lake : Superior
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 25 [all]
Carrying : flax and wheat
Detail : Her cargo probably shifted [as flax especially was prone to do] and she capsized and sank in a teriffic gale.
She had fore & aft tandem stacks and a green & grey paint job which made her one of the most recognizable boats on the Lakes. Sister of steamer HARLEM.
Outbound from Duluth
Sources: nsp,atl,is(1-71),lss,gwgl,irs,sol,wms,ns1,h,mv,mpl

------------------------------------------------------ 1378
BRUCE HUDSON
Other names : renamed COASTAL CLIFF(1952), WITCROIX (1970)
Official no. : C158658
Type at loss : propeller, steel, tanker built as tanker-barge
Build info : 1935, Horton Steel Works, Fort Erie, Ont.
Specs : 158x30x15
Date of loss : 1943, Jul 27
Place of loss : Chicago Harbor
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : explosion
Loss of life : 4
Carrying : none
Detail : no detail. She was later recovered and rebuilt.
Capsized July 13, 1935 on Lake Ontario and towed to Toronto upside-down.
Lost from tow and abandoned on Lake Ont. in Nov of 1935. Recovered by the steamer BRULIN.
Converted to a steamer in 1939. Lengthened in 1946 and 1957.
Size in 1967:246x30x15 1319g 933n
Sources: csqw,sol,lb, not in mmgl

------------------------------------------------------ 3473
HENDRICK HUDSON
Other names : none
Official no. : none
Type at loss : sidewheel steamer, wood, passenger
Build info : 1846, G.W. Jones, Cleveland or Black R., OH
Specs : 205x32x12, 750 t.
Date of loss : 1860, May 21
Place of loss : at Cleveland*
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : none
Carrying : none
Detail : She was totally destroyed by fire and sank after being struck by lightning.
Wreck removed in August of 1869.
*also seen as Buffalo.
Sources: lhl,hgl,nsp,wl

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HUGUENOT - See MATOA

------------------------------------------------------ 1379
MARY ANN HULBERT
Other names : none
Official no. : 90618
Type at loss : schooner-barge, wood
Build info : 1873, Bayfield, WI
Specs : 62g 58n
Date of loss : 1883, Dec 14
Place of loss : off St. Ignace Isl., 40 mi NE of Thunder Bay
Lake : Superior
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 20*
Carrying : rr supplies,workers
Detail : In tow of steamer KINCARDINE (qv), she was overwhelmed and foundered in a heavy gale. She had been bound for Michipicoten Isl. from Port Arthur, Ont. In terms of loss of life, this is the worst sailing ship disaster in Lake Superior history
*Crew of 5 plus 15 railroad workers as passengers.
Sources: gwgl,is,h,lss,mv,usls

------------------------------------------------------ 1380
HUMBOLDT
Other names : none
Official no. : 11855
Type at loss : scow-schooner, wood [reportedly had a flat bottom, but a sharp bow]
Build info : 1857, J. Chapman, Sandusky, OH
Specs : 87x26x6 103g
Date of loss : 1868
Place of loss : Chicago harbor
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : collision(?)
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : Sank, no detail. May have been recovered.
Out of Chicago
Sources: mv,www,hgl,nsp,rsl,wmn

------------------------------------------------------ 1381
THOMAS HUME
Other names : built as schooner H.C. ALBRECHT, renamed in 1883
Official no. : 95135
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1870, J. Hanson, Manitowoc
Specs : 132x26x9, 210g 199n
Date of loss : 1891, May 21
Place of loss : along Chicago-Muskegon route
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : went missing
Loss of life : 6 [all]
Carrying : light
Detail : Bound Chicago for Muskegon, she disappeared with all hands in heavy weather. Though rewards were offered for information about her loss, no trace of the vessel or crew was ever found. A vessel thought to be her was discovered off New Buffalo in 1905.
Owned by Hackley & Hume of Muskegon
Major repair in 1884
Sources: mv,nsp,gs,glss,sol,sagl,wb,hgl,sb,usls,bb,eas

------------------------------------------------------ 1382
HUMKO
Other names : ?
Official no. : ?
Type at loss : oil screw
Build info : 1944
Specs : 128 t.
Date of loss : 1956, Jul 22
Place of loss : 6 mi off Two Rivers Point, WI
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : Caught fire, destroyed and sank.
Date also given as 1856 in error.
Sources: eas,h,lmdc

------------------------------------------------------ 1383
GEORGE M. HUMPHREY
Other names : renamed CAPTAIN JOHN ROEN (1945), ADAM E CORNELIUS (1948), CONSUMERS POWER (1958)
Official no. : 226276
Type at loss : propeller, steel, bulk freight
Build info : 1927, American Shipbuilding Co., Lorain, OH
Specs : 586x60x32 8217g 6440n
Date of loss : 1943, Jun 15
Place of loss : Straits of Mackinac
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : collision
Loss of life : none
Carrying : ?
Detail : She collided with 5,500 ton steamer D.M. CLEMSON in fog and sank. Her recovery was the most expensive salvage job up to that time.
Converted to a self-unloader in 1948, reengined in 1955
Sources: scan(31/1),eas,slh,lm,sol,le,h

------------------------------------------------------ 3346
HUNGARIAN
Other names : none
Official no. : 11177
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 3-mast
Build info : 1853, Asa Wilcox, Three Mile Bay, NY as a bark
Specs : 363 gt
Date of loss : 1880, Oct 18
Place of loss : Whitefish Bay
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : wood
Detail : She was driven on a rocky shore by a gale and became a total loss. Her outfit was later recovered, and the vessel was abandoned Nov 1, her document being surrendered at Chicago, Nov 15.
Owned by David Dall of Chicago
Rebuilt in 1871
Sources: nsp,osdo,hgl,rsl,wl

------------------------------------------------------ 4140
S. D. HUNGERFORD
Other names : none
Official # : 22553
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1866, L. Reed, Stoney Cr., NY
Specs : 137x26x11, 267 t.
Date of loss : 1883, Nov 25
Place of loss : E of Hungerford Point, Manitoulin Isl
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : lumber
Detail : She was cut loose from the tug GLADIATOR after the tug developed engine trouble in a gale. She dropped her anchors in a futile effort to remain in deep water. She finally struck W of Owen Island and sank, but her crew was able to make it ashore, where they survived the rugged coast for 19 days.
Wrecked with the loss of three lives at Port Maitland in 1874.
Sources : do,hgl,phr,fw

------------------------------------------------------ 1384
HUNTER
Other names : none
Official no. : 11139
Type at loss : schooner-barge, wood
Build info : 1857, Bidwell & Banta, Buffalo as a propeller
Specs : 590 t. (192x31x12, 680 t. as a steamer)
Date of loss : 1872, Sep 28
Place of loss : near Greenbush, S of Harrisville, MI
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : coal or lumber
Detail : Upbound, she was driven ashore and broke up after being lost from tow of prop DETROIT (qv).
Rebuilt from a propeller to a barge in 1870 after sinking in a collision with the prop COMET(qv) in 1869 on the Detroit R.
Major repair in 1862 after a major fire at Chicago. Two lives were lost.
Sources: lhl,slh,,(is),mv,nsp,hgl,eh,rsl,wl,mdwl

------------------------------------------------------ 4021
HUNTER
Other names : (none)
Official no. : 11301
Type at loss : scow-schooner, wood, 2-mast sand scow
Build info : 1855, Smith, Kelley & Lockwood, Milan, OH
Specs : 101x25x7, 132g
Date of loss : 1887, Jul 12
Place of loss : Milwaukee harbor
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : loading error
Loss of life : (none)
Carrying : sand
Detail : She capsized at a dock while unloading and sank, along with a steampump and boiler. She was later raised, but never used again.
Owned by Milwaukee Tug Co.
Sources: bb,mv

------------------------------------------------------ 3683
HUNTER
Other names : none
Official no. : 95933
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1887, Menekaunee, WI
Specs : 50x13x3, 21g 20n
Date of loss : 1893, Oct 9
Place of loss : near New Buffalo, MI
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : ?
Detail : Stranded and a total loss.
Value of vessel and cargo only $278.
Out of Grand Haven
Sources: wb,hgl

------------------------------------------------------ 1385
HUNTER
Other names : none
Official no. : 95471
Type at loss : propeller, wood, pas. & pkg freight "coaster"
Build info : 1877, Neafie & Levy, Philadelphia
Specs : 134x20x7 225g 181n
Date of loss : 1904, Oct 4
Place of loss : in harbor at Grand Marais, MI
Lake : Superior
Type of loss : stranded/fire
Loss of life : none
Carrying : gen merch
Detail : Stranded in the harbor, caught fire and destroyed before she could be released.
Owned by Booth Packing Co.
Sources: gwgl,is,ns1,lss,nsp,mv,mpl

------------------------------------------------------ 1386
ELVIRA HUNTER
Other names : none
Official no. : 136367
Type at loss : scow-schooner, wood
Build info : 1893, Hammond's Bay, MI
Specs : 48x14x4 24g 24n
Date of loss : 1895
Place of loss : mid-lake
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : unreported
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : foundered - no detail
Sources: slh,mv,hgl

------------------------------------------------------ 3736
MAGGIE HUNTER
Other names : built as JOHN S. CLARK, renamed, 1876
Official no. : C72954
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1862, W. Jamieson, Mill Pt. Ont.
Specs : 104x24x9, 169gc 169nc
Date of loss : 1876, Oct 9
Place of loss : probably off Oswego, NY
Lake : Ontario
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 8 [all]
Carrying : coal
Detail : Bound Oswego for Toronto, she sailed into a gale and foundered. Wreckage which washed ashore the 11th, including an oval cabin window, was unidentified for quite some time, but was finally attributed to her. She was reportedly very deep in the water when she left Oswego, many said she was overloaded.
Owned by Samuel Hunter of Toronto.
Sources: usls,mmgl,rp,nsp

------------------------------------------------------ 1387
CHARLES H. HURD
Other names : also seen as C.H. HURD (also reported as J.L. HURD)
Official no. : 5390
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 3-mast (mv shows her as a steamer)
Build info : 1868, J.M. Jones, Detroit
Specs : 600 t.
Date of loss : 1871, Sep 22
Place of loss : off S. Manitou Isl.
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 11 of 12
Carrying : corn, posts stowed on deck
Detail : She left Chicago the 21st and sprang a leak and foundered rapidly in a gale the next day. The only survivor was Capt. W.O. Harrison; his wife, children & brother died on the wreck.
Owned out of Detroit
Sources: mv,is(1-61),nsp,nb,hgl

------------------------------------------------------ 1388
JOSEPH L. HURD
Other names : none
Official no. : 75154
Type at loss : propeller, wood, bulk freight "lumber hooker"
Build info : 1869, Campbell & Owen, Detroit hull# 10
Specs : 171x29x11 760g 592n
Date of loss : 1913, Jul 6
Place of loss : at Sturgeon Bay, WI
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : She was heavily damaged by fire. At first thought to be repairable, but finally declared a constructive total loss and scuttled for a dock facing in September.
She sank following a collision with the prop CAYUGA(qv) near Skillagallee, May 10, 1895. 1 life lost. Sold off the
beach by auction. Hog braces were removed during rebuild.
Rebuilt in 1882, 1895. Rebuilt to a bulker from a passenger/package freighter in 1891
Sources: (nsp),atl,eas,is,slh,hdm,ns2,sound,mpl

------------------------------------------------------ 1389
CHAUNCY HURLBUT
Other names : also seen as CHAUNCY HURLBURT
Official no. : 125238
Type at loss : propeller, wood, bulk and package freight
Build info : 1873, S. Langell, St. Clair, MI
Specs : 185x32x21 1010g 829n
Date of loss : 1908, Sep 6
Place of loss : near Vermilion Point, MI
Lake : Superior
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none of 14
Carrying : stamp sand
Detail : Began to leak badly, she was run ashore to prevent her sinking. Her crew was taken off by lifesavers before she pounded to pieces.
Also heavily damaged in a fire in 1889 at W. Superior, WI.
Rebuilt at Detroit in 1900
Sources: lssc,lss,is,gwgl,ns1,h,mv,mpl,nsp

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HURON - See also COLONIAL, HURONTON

------------------------------------------------------ 1390
HURON
Other names : none
Official no. : ?
Type at loss : sidewheel steamer, wood
Build info : (1839, Newport (Marine City) MI)
Specs : (117x16x8, 147 t.) 348 t.
Date of loss : 1861
Place of loss : Port Austin Reef, Saginaw Bay
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : unreported
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : no detail
This is probably the vessel that was sunk at Chicago in 1857. Only steamer HURON reported on the lakes at the time was the one abandoned in 1877 [US#11194]
Sources: slh,hgl,mpl,wl

------------------------------------------------------ 1391
HURON
Other names : ?
Official no. : C
Type at loss : unreported
Build info : ?
Specs : 25 t.
Date of loss : 1871, Oct
Place of loss : E shore of Bruce Peninsula, Georgian Bay
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : (storm)
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : Stranded and lost.
Homeport: Saugeen
Sources: h,win

------------------------------------------------------ 3703
HURON
Other names : none
Official no. : C85321
Type at loss : propeller steam tug, wood
Build info : 1882, J. Simpson, Owen Sound, Ont.
Specs : 70x15x8, 76gc 38nc
Date of loss : 1883, Aug 30
Place of loss : "the Limestones," Georgian Bay
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : (storm)
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : (none)
Detail : Wrecked and declared total loss. No detail. Owned by Dallas of Owen Sound. Recovered in 1886 and rebuilt almost completely (assigned new Official no. - C90569 - but it was later cancelled), broken up in 1905.
Sources: polk,mmgl

------------------------------------------------------ 3800
HURON
Other names : none
Official no. : C71202
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 3-mast
Build info : 1874, D. McMurchie, S. Marysburgh, Ont.
Specs : 123x24x10, 234gc 234nc
Date of loss : 1890, Jul 4
Place of loss :
off the "Dummy" light [Pt. Pelee]
Lake : Erie
Type of loss :
storm
Loss of life : ?
Carrying :
iron ore
Detail : Tow of the steamer LOTHAIR and bound McKellar's Island for Buffalo, she foundered in a summer storm.
She was owned by Thompson & Co., Windsor, Ont.
Sources: mmgl,hgl,es3-2

------------------------------------------------------ 1392
HURON CITY
Other names : none
Official no. : 11579
Type at loss : propeller, wood, bulk freight "steambarge"
Build info : 1867, G. Fordham, Sandusky, OH
Specs : 167x29x10 269g 277n
Date of loss : 1917, Sep 21
Place of loss : at Sandwich, Ont. (part of Windsor now)
Lake : Detroit R.
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : She was totally destroyed in a fire. Lay on the riverbank until she was stripped and abandoned the following year.
Sources: eas,www,lhl,phr,mpl

------------------------------------------------------ 1393
HURONTON
Other names : built as propeller HURON, renamed in 1920
Official no. : C141664
Type at loss : propeller, steel, bulk freight
Build info : 1898, Lorain, OH (also seen as Cleveland Shipbldg, Cleve.) US# 96425
Specs : 238x42x26, 1945g 1302n
Date of loss : 1922, Oct 11
Place of loss : near Whitefish Point
Lake : Superior
Type of loss : Collision
Loss of life : none
Carrying : light
Detail : Rammed by the 4700 t. prop CETUS (US#200374) in fog. CETUS skipper kept his engine running full ahead and kept the steamer's nose in the hole caused by the collision long enough for the HURONTON's crew to scramble aboard. When CETUS was backed away, the other sank quickly, in 800' of water.
Sold Canadian, 1920.
Sources: mv,is(2-69),mmgl,lssc,lss,gwgl,is,ns3,h,win,mpl

------------------------------------------------------ 1394
HURRICANE
Other names : sometimes spelled HURRICAINE
Official no. : none
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1854, Wicks, Buffalo
Specs : 120x26x11, ca. 300 t.
Date of loss : 1860, Nov 23
Place of loss : 8 mi N of St. Joseph, MI
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : foundered
Loss of life : 9 [all]
Carrying : 14,000 bu rye
Detail : The HURRICANE was driven ashore and wrecked in a gale that destroyed or damaged over 60 vessels across the breadth of the lakes. She had been bound Chicago for Buffalo.
Owned by Sears & Clark of Buffalo.
Sources: sagl,hgl,nsp

------------------------------------------------------ 1395
CHARLES L. HUTCHINSON
Other names : also seen as C.L. HUTCHINSON
Official no. : 125951 (this number is not consistent with a vessel of this age)
Type at loss : schooner-barge, wood
Build info : 1866, Eaton & Church, Cleveland
Specs : 297 t.
Date of loss : 1887, Oct 3
Place of loss : 5 mi above Buffalo breakwater
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : lumber
Detail : She broke up and foundered in a SW gale while anchored to ride out a storm. Her crew made it ashore in her boat. Other accounts saying she was lost near Port Colborne are in error.
Ashore with heavy damage near Kenosha in November, 1871.
Some sources say she was formerly the scow BUTCHER BOY (#2149?)
Rebuilt, 1881
Sources: mv,nsp,sol,h,wb,hgl,sb,mpl,es3-1

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CHARLES L. HUTCHINSON - See also KINSMAN INDEPENDENT, WILLIAM C. MORELAND

------------------------------------------------------
GENE C. HUTCHINSON - See WILLIAM C. MORELAND

------------------------------------------------------ 1396
JOHN M. HUTCHINSON
Other names : none
Official no. : 75597
Type at loss : schooner-barge, wood, 3-mast
Build info : 1873, Quayle & Martin, Cleveland as a schooner
Specs : 229x37x14 981g 932n
Date of loss : 1905, Aug 17
Place of loss : off 14-mile Point, E of Ontonagon
Lake : Superior
Type of loss : hull failure
Loss of life : none
Carrying : iron ore
Detail : She opened her seams and sank in a storm , going down in deep water. The crew were saved by her tow vessel, the steamer CALEDONIA..
Part of the Corrigan Fleet
Built for Capt. Frank Perew at a cost of $80,000 and was once the wonder of the lakes.
Sources: eas,gwgl,nsp,ns1,mv,lss,mpl

------------------------------------------------------ 1397
H.S. HYDE
Other names : none
Official no. : 42169
Type at loss : scow-schooner, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1853, Charles Sappan, Detroit
Specs : 78x18x5, 56 t.
Date of loss : 1883, Fall
Place of loss : off Pointe Aux Barques, MI
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : She sank off the point. Document surrendered 12/15/83, shown in 1884 Merchant Vessels as "lost or otherwise out of service."
Sources: slh,phr,hgl,wl,mv

------------------------------------------------------ 1398
HYDRUS
Other names : built as steamer R.E. SHUCK or SCHUCK, renamed after 1910
Official no. : 200315
Type at loss : propeller, steel, bulk freight
Build info : 1903, American Shipbuilding, Lorain, OH hull# 327
Specs : 416x50x28 4713g 3384n
Date of loss : 1913, Nov 11
Place of loss : off Lexington, MI
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 28 [all]
Carrying : iron ore
Detail : Overwhelmed and sunk by the "Big Storm" of 1913 while making for the St Clair R. & shelter. Winds in the area were reported gusting over 90 mph, with waves over 35 feet high.
Sources: mv,eas,is(3-71),lol,gsgl,glss,slh,sol,ttgl,ns2,mh,mpl

------------------------------------------------------ 4110
HYPHEN
Other names : none
Official no. : 11578
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1861, W. Shupe, Milan, OH
Specs : 216 t.
Date of loss : 1868, Sep 25
Place of loss : near Point Pelee
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 3
Carrying : iron ore
Detail : She went ashore on Pt. Pelee about the 23rd in a storm. The tug B. B. Jones succeeded in pulling her off the reef, but she became unmanageable, capsized and foundered when she had only been pulled a mile toward Detroit. Three of her temporary crew, including the engineer mannig her pumps, were drowned when she went down.
Owned by Valentine Fries, Milan, OH
Sources: nsp,rsl,mv,hgl


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