Great Lakes Shipwrecks I

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------------------------------------------------------1399
ICEBERG
Other names : none
Official no. : none
Type at loss : brig, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1857, "Railway Shipyard", Hamilton, Ont.
Specs : ca. 80 t.
Date of loss : 1857, Aug [ca. 17th]
Place of loss : unknown
Lake : Ontario
Type of loss : went missing
Loss of life : all
Carrying : coal
Detail : Bound Cleveland for Kingston, she went missing in a summer storm. She left the Welland Canal the 12th and never arrived at Kingston. The vessel was built by a Dr. Rae for arctic exploration purposes [she was supposedly exceedingly strongly built] and was supposed to be used on the lakes for the balance of the season, then sailed to England where she would be prepared for her arctic voyage in the spring of 1858. She was saleted to look for the ill-fated Franklin Arctic Expedition. She lasted slightly more than a month. Some of her wreckage drifted ashore in September.
Sources: hgl,wl,nsp

------------------------------------------------------1400
ICEBIRD
Other names : ?
Official no. : none
Type at loss : ?
Build info : ?
Specs : ?
Date of loss : 1861, fall
Place of loss : unreported
Lake : Ontario
Type of loss : collision
Loss of life : all
Carrying : ?
Detail : Sank following a collision.
May refer to loss of ICEBERG.
Sources: is(1-76)

------------------------------------------------------1401
IDA
Other names : none. Nicknamed "The Potato Ship"
Official no. : 12140
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 3-mast
Build info : 1867, Allen & McClelland, Milwaukee
Specs : 121x27x8 170g 161n
Date of loss : 1908, Sep 29
Place of loss : 12 mi off Frankfort, MI
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none of 6
Carrying : potatoes
Detail : Bound for Chicago, she capsized and sank in a gale. Her crew were rescued by a passing vessel.
Major repairs in 1880
Sources: eas,ns1,is,lmdc,mv,mpl

------------------------------------------------------1402
IDA & MARY
Other names : none
Official no. : 44150
Type at loss : scow-schooner, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1858, B. Hoose, Detroit
Specs : 106x26x7 130g
Date of loss : 1872, Sep 23
Place of loss : near Sturgeon Point, W of Buffalo, NY
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : (none)
Carrying : paving stone
Detail : She was driven ashore and went to pieces in a gale, a total loss. Document not surrendered until 1879. Owned by Andrew Bates of Cleveland
Also sank on Lake Ontario with 2 lives lost in 1859.
Sources: slh,nsp,mv,phr,hgl,rsl

------------------------------------------------------1403
IDAHO
Other names : none
Official no. : 12069
Type at loss : propeller, wood, package freight
Build info : 1863, Peck & Masters, Cleveland
Specs : 221x32x12 1111g 907n
Date of loss : 1897, Nov 5
Place of loss : 4 mi off Long Point
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 19 of 21
Carrying : Christmas supplies
Detail : She foundered in a gale. Two crewmen clambered up to the tip of her tall mast as she went down and clung there for 12 hours. In what must be one of the great feats of shiphandling of all time, the skipper of the bulker MARIPOSA brought his big ship right up to the wooden mast and plucked them off in mountinous waves.
major repairs in 1874,75 & 80
Sources: eas,is(1-60),nsp,gwgl,sol,is,h,ledc,mv,wb,hgl,mpl

------------------------------------------------------1404
IDAHO
Other names : none
Official no. :
12247
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1863, W. Raynor, Milan, OH
Specs :
257 t. [351 t. om]
Date of loss : not reported - after 187
2
Place of loss : Milan Canal
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : "sunk"
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : Sunk in the lower lock of Milan Canal and became a total loss.
Location of loss also given as Welland Canal
Sources: is,letter,rsl,
mv

------------------------------------------------------1405
IDLE HOUR
Other names : none
Official no. : 100559
Type at loss : propeller, wood, passenger & excursion
Build info : 1893, J. Mason, Buffalo
Specs : 140x32x10 348g 284n
Date of loss : 1901, Dec 8
Place of loss : Grand Island, Niagara River
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : none
Carrying : none
Detail : Burned at 2 am at her winter layup dock - a total loss.
Sources: ns1

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IDLER - See VERANO

------------------------------------------------------3347
ILLINOIS
Other names : none
Official no. : none
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1834, Sacket's Harbor, NY
Specs : 76x19x7, 81 t. [95 t. om]
Date of loss : 1865, Jul 1
Place of loss : off Vermilion, OH
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : 115 t. coal
Detail : Bound Cleveland for Detroit, she was struck by a heavy squall and began leaking. Her crew worked the pumps while the vessel was run for shore. She sank five miles short, crew abandoning in her yawl.
Reportedly the oldest working vessel on the lakes at the time.
Also wrecked on lake Erie in 1851.
Sources: nsp,wl,rsl,hgl

------------------------------------------------------1406
ILLINOIS
Other names : none
Official no. : none (one source says she had an official number - 12071)
Type at loss : propeller, wood, passenger & package freight
Build info : 1849, Bidwell & Banta, Buffalo [also shown as Detroit]
Specs : 182x28x11, 530 t. om
Date of loss : 1865, Jun 29
Place of loss : off Pt Pelee light, Ont.
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : collision
Loss of life : none
Carrying : wheat,flour,merch
Detail : Bound Detroit for Buffalo, she was rammed by the big package freighter DEAN RICHMOND and sank quickly in a passing error. RICHMOND ran full ahead and pushed her into 15 feet of water as she was going down. Passing error was blamed. At first it was thought that she could be recovered, but she broke up in July. Machinery and cargo were later salvaged by the wrecking tug MAGNET.
Owned by the Buffalo and Detroit Navigation Line.
Stranded and thought a total loss of N. Fox Island, L. Michigan, late Nov., 1851.
Major repairs in 1861,
Sources: ledc,lhl,nsp,hgl,mpl,wl,rsl

------------------------------------------------------4111
ILLINOIS
Other names : none
Official no. : none
Type at loss : propeller, wood, bulk freight "propeller barge" [i.e. steam barge]
Build info : 1837, Detroit as a sidewheeler
Specs : 205x29x13, 755 t. [om]
Date of loss : 1868, Sep 13
Place of loss : off Port Austin, MI
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : 16,000 feet lumber
Detail : She was not able to maintain steam in a terrific storm, reportedly due to a bunker full of inferior quality coal. She became unmanageable and finally foundered, overwhelmed by the storm. Her crew made it to shore in her smallboats.
Reportedly owned by Ives, Windsor, Ont., but still shows on US lists.
She was built for Oliver Newberry of Detroit as a sidewheeler. Eventually she was stripped of her engine and abandoned near Springwells, but was raised about 1863 and re-engined as a propeller.
Sources: nsp,hgl,wl,lhl

------------------------------------------------------1407
ILLINOIS
Other names : none
Official no. : 12094
Type at loss : barge , former sidewheeler and prop
Build info : 1854, B. Goodsell, Detroit
Specs : 269x26x12, 608 t.
Date of loss : 1869, Nov
Place of loss : off Lakeport, MI
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : (storm)
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : Foundered, no detail.
Registered out of Marine City.
Built as a sidewheeler, converted to a steambarge in 1863 at the Stupinsky yard, Detroit, and may have been converted to an unpowered barge in 1868 or 9 after wrecking at Marine City.
As a passenger steamer, she struck a reef off Eagle River, Michigan, Lake Superior, and quickly sank in July of 1864. Thought to be a total loss, but was recovered easily a week later. Her passengers, crew and freight were rescued by the steamer CLEVELAND.
Sources: lol,slh,is,lhl,hgl,mpl,rsl,nsp

------------------------------------------------------3892
ILLINOIS
Other names : none
Official no. : 12082
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1848, J.J. Randall, St. Joseph, MI
Specs : 95x21x7, 86 t.
Date of loss : 1873, Nov
Place of loss : near Bailey’s Harbor, WI
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : Drove ashore in a gale and broke up.
Also sunk in a collision with the bark NEWSBOY on a line between Grand Haven and Muskegon on May 29, 1868. Crew rescued by NEWSBOY.
Major repair in 1871,
probably after cutting in front of and being run down by the Canadian bark BRITISH LION on Lake Mich in May, 1870..
Sources: mpl,mv,wl,rsl,nsp not in hgl

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IMOGENE - See J. E. HALL

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IMPERIAL - See KAMINISTIQUIA

------------------------------------------------------3385
IMPERIAL
Other names : none
Official no. : 100249
Type at loss : sloop, wood, 1-mast
Build info : 1879, J. Huxtable, Sand Beach, MI
Specs : 42x12x5, 11g
Date of loss : 1889, Aug 15 (also given as Aug 21)
Place of loss : Saginaw Bay
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : Capsized and sank, "total loss"
Sources: mv,slh,phr,hgl

------------------------------------------------------1408
IMPERIAL
Other names : none
Official no. : 12067
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1857, B.B. Jones, Buffalo
Specs : 299g 284n
Date of loss : 1889, Oct 17
Place of loss : Near Hope Island, Georgian Bay
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : corn
Detail : Bound Chicago for Midland, Ont., she struck a rock near Western Islands and began to leak heavily. She ran for Hope Island but sank 4 miles out in 200 feet of water. She was going 10.5 mph in a stiff breeze when she struck. Her crew abandoned in the yawl and made it to Hope Island lighthouse.
Out of Manitowoc, owned by Johnson.
Rebuilt in 1875-6
Sources: mv,nsp,polk,phr,hgl,rsl,es

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IMPERIAL WINDSOR - See also CARDINAL

------------------------------------------------------1409
INDEPENDENCE
Other names : none
Official no. : none
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1818, Sandusky or Danbury, OH
Specs : 46x12x4 17 t.
Date of loss : 1818, Oct 15 (also given as Nov 15)
Place of loss : off Black River [site of Lorain], OH
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 3 [all]
Carrying : general merch.,corn
Detail : Dismasted and capsized in a storm, going down with all hands.
Sources: eas,is(4-58),sol,h,www,hgl,mpl

------------------------------------------------------1410
INDEPENDENCE
Other names : none
Official no. : none
Type at loss : propeller, wood, passenger & freight
Build info : 1843, R.C. Bristol, Chicago (builder also given as J. Banta, J. Averill)*
Specs : 119x26x10, 262 t.
Date of loss : 1853, Nov 22
Place of loss : near Sault Ste Marie, MI
Lake : Superior
Type of loss : boiler explosion
Loss of life : 4 (7)
Carrying : merchandise
Detail : Her boiler exploded violently and she sank in the river. One crewman was blown 2-300 feet into the air and lived. Parts of her wreck have been recovered and made into souvenirs at various times.
She was the first prop built on L. Mich and first steam craft on L. Superior. She was portaged around St.Mary's Rapids in 7 weeks in the winter of 1845-6.
She used a tremendous amount of fuel in going very slowly and had to stop for fuel every few leagues, until re-engined in 1844. After that she was much faster, making a trip from Soo to LaPointe and back in less than a week in 1847.
Ran ashore near LaPointe, WI in the fall of 1852 and was not recovered until October of 1853.
*Year of build also given as 1846, but she is mentioned in newspapers before 1844 and 43 is on her official documents.
Sources: eas,is(2-58,2-60,1-66,3-66),nsp,lss,hgl,mpl,wl

------------------------------------------------------1411
INDIA
Other names : none
Official no. : C107735
Type at loss : propeller, wood, bulk freight [iron framed]
Build info : 1899, Calvin, Garden Isl., Ont.
Specs : 216x37x15 976gc 572nc
Date of loss : 1928, Sep 5
Place of loss : Georgian Bay, near Little Current, Ont.
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : Caught fire, burned to the waterline and sank off West Sister I., 3 mi NE of Strawberry Light.
Also sank with heavy damage in the Welland Canal in 1922.
Sources: slh,ns3,h,lhdc,csv,win,mmgl,mpl,do

------------------------------------------------------1412
INDIAN
Other names : built as CINCINNATI, later CITY OF HAMILTON, renamed ALPS in 1857 and INDIAN in 1858
Official no. : C33495
Type at loss : propeller, wood "steambarge"
Build info : 1853, Thomas Wicks, Buffalo
Specs : 137x25x11, 320gc 200nc
Date of loss : 1885, Oct 26
Place of loss : Kingston, Ont. harbor
Lake : Ontario
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : none
Detail : Destroyed by fire at her layup dock, a few days after tying up for the winter. She was a total loss of about $5,000.
Sold Canadian in 1855 or 8
Ran ashore on E. Sister reef, Lake Erie in fine weather while bound for Toledo with pig iron, May, 1865. Heavy damage.
Major repairs in 1861, 63. Rebuilt 1880 and reduced from 141x26, 452 t.
Sources: mmgl,csv,h,hgl,dmt,rsl,nsp

------------------------------------------------------1413
INDIAN
Other names : ?
Official no. : ?
Type at loss : propeller tug, fishing
Build info : ?
Specs : 48 ft., 26 t.
Date of loss : 1940, Nov 11
Place of loss : off South Haven, MI
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 5 [all]
Carrying : none
Detail : Foundered in the great "Armistice Day Storm." One of two sturdy fish tugs lost in that storm in the area [see RICHARD H.]
Sources: mol

------------------------------------------------------1414
INDIAN BELLE
Other names : ?
Official no. : C?
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : ?
Specs : ?
Date of loss : ?
Place of loss : Georgian Bay, near Giant's Tomb Isl.
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : (storm)
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : Stranded (?) No further detail.
Sources: lhdc not in mmgl

------------------------------------------------------3474
INDIAN QUEEN
Other names : none
Official no. : none
Type at loss : sidewheel steamer, wood
Build info : 1844, Taylor & Jewett, Buffalo
Specs : 109x16x7, 112 t.
Date of loss : 1846, Nov 19
Place of loss : Battery Point or near Dunkirk
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 20 or none [newspapers of the time don’t mention lives lost, later sources do]
Carrying : ?
Detail : Driven ashore and broke in two the same night as the steamer HELEN STRONG(qv). Total loss.
Sources: hgl,lhl,is,nsp,wl

------------------------------------------------------4257
INDIANA
Other names : none
Official # : none
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1834, Mt. Clemens, MI
Specs : 77x24x8, 130 t. om
Date of loss : 1842, Nov 17
Place of loss : Gravelly Bay, Canadian side
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : salt
Detail : She went ashore and reported a total loss.
Sources : nsp,wl,rj

------------------------------------------------------1415
INDIANA
Other names : none
Official no. : none
Type at loss : sidewheel steamer, wood, passenger & package freight
Build info : 1841, Toledo
Specs : 174x26x12, 534 t. [om]
Date of loss : 1848, Dec 5
Place of loss : off Conneaut, OH
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : none
Carrying : ?
Detail : Struck an obstruction, then caught fire and burned to a total loss.
This is probably the vessel that was reported to have struck a snag and sunk in Maumee Harbor in 1845.
Sources: eas,ttgl,sol,ledc,hgl,wl

------------------------------------------------------1416
INDIANA
Other names : none
Official no. : none
Type at loss : propeller, wood, bulk and package freight
Build info : 1848, J.M. Keating, Vermilion, OH
Specs : 146x23x11, 350 t. [om]
Date of loss : 1858, Jun 6
Place of loss : 10 miles off Crisp Point, MI
Lake : Superior
Type of loss : mechanical failure
Loss of life : none of 21
Carrying : iron ore. This was called at the time the first cargo of Lake Superior iron ore ever lost.
Detail : Downbound, she blew a propeller seal, split her sternpost, filled and foundered quickly. Her cabin was blown off by the pressure and floated about for awhile with its lights still burning. Crew and 4 passengers, including Frank Perew, the ship’s owner, made it to shore in her boats, camped out overnight and then sailed one of her boats to Whitefish Point, where the schooner ST. PAUL brought them to the Soo. Her machinery was recovered in 1978-79 and now rests in the Smithsonian. It is reputedly the oldest marine engine existing that was built in North America.
Owned by the People’s Line [Frank Perew] of Cleveland
Rebuilt in the winter of 1857-8
Sources: lssc,gwgl,is,mh,lhl,lss,hgl,nsp,mpl,wl,rnc

------------------------------------------------------4141
INDIANA
Other names : none
Official no. : 12086
Type at loss : bark, wood, 3-mast
Build info : 1852, G S Weeks, Oswego, NY
Specs : 142(oa)x25x11, 261 t. [354 t. om]
Date of loss : 1870, Sep 25
Place of loss : about 15 miles off Erie, Pa.
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : 50 t. curbing & 65 cords flagstones
Detail : Bound Buffalo for Cleveland, she was struck by a squall and began to leak when off Grand River, Ohio. Despite the efforts of her crew to pump her out, she was overwhemed by inflowing water and sank.
Owned out of Cleveland by Palmer & Pennington
She was built in only 45 days.
Major repairs in 1862
Sources: nsp,rsl,mv,rp

------------------------------------------------------3584
INDIANOLA
Other names : none
Official no. : 12089
Type at loss : schooner-barge, wood
Build info : 1863, O. DeWolf, Conneaut, OH
Specs : 111x25x8, 169g
Date of loss : 1876
Place of loss : at Toledo
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : (storm)
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : Wrecked. Document surrendered at Port Huron 1/14/78, annotated "wrecked at Toledo, 1876."
Sources: phr,rsl

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INDUS - See ALTADOC

------------------------------------------------------1417
INDUSTRY
Other names : none
Official no. : (12083)
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : (1847, Michigan City, IN)
Specs : (63x15x3), 30 t.
Date of loss : 1882, Jun 2
Place of loss : half to 2/3 mi off South Haven, MI, piers
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 3 [all]
Carrying : light (or lumber)
Detail : In transit St. Joseph for Muskegon, she capsized and sank in a gale. Her crew clung to the wreck for a short time, but efforts from shore were unable to affect a rescue. The wreck drifted to the beach about five miles south of town and went to pieces.
May be US# 100023 b. Manitowoc in 1870.
Sources: h,lmdc,hgl,usls,rp,mv,bcha,(bb),es

------------------------------------------------------1418
INDUSTRY
Other names : ?
Official no. : ?
Type at loss : barge, steel
Build info : 1905,
Specs : 203 t.
Date of loss : 1953, Oct 6
Place of loss : Lansing Shoal. off Beaver Isls.
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : foundered
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : no detail
Sources: eas,slh,h

------------------------------------------------------3801
ROBERT G. INGERSOLL
Other names : also seen as R.G. INGERSOLL and BOB INGERSOLL
Official no. : 110471
Type at loss : propeller, wood , tug and packet
Build info : 1881, McMullen, South Haven, MI
Specs : 80g 66n
Date of loss : 1885, Oct 5
Place of loss : 5 mi NW of Ludington
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : none of 7
Carrying : lumber
Detail : Bound Manistee for Chicago (also stated as Manistee for Waukegan),she caught fire offshore and was abandoned to burn to the waterline. Her crew was taken off by the propeller GEO. C. MARKHAM.
Out of Chicago or Waukegan.
Sources: usls,hgl,mv,polk,nsp

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INKERMAN - See GARROWEN

------------------------------------------------------1420
INKERMANN
Other names : none
Official no. : none
Type at loss : propeller, (steel), military vessel - minesweeper
Build info : 1918, Ft. William, Ont.
Specs : 145 ft., 630 t.
Date of loss : 1918, Nov 24
Place of loss : unknown
Lake : Superior
Type of loss : went missing
Loss of life : 38
Carrying : none
Detail : Built for the French navy, she left Thunder Bay on her delivery trip in company with CERISOLES(qv) and SEBASTOPOL. Only the last named made the Soo. The other two probably foundered in a storm the 24th, though no evidence was ever found. Later speculation was that she struck Superior Shoal, a pinnacle in the center of the lake that was uncharted until the 1940’s.
Sources: gwgl,gsgl,is,wm2

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INLAND - See L.W. NICHOLAS

------------------------------------------------------1422
INTERLAKEN
Other names : none
Official no. : 100554
Type at loss : barge, construction, unrigged
Build info : 1893, A. Smith, Algonac (as 3-mast schooner)
Specs : 170x34x11 567g 538n
Date of loss : 1934, Oct 1*
Place of loss : off mouth of White Lake, MI
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : none
Detail : Sank in a storm, no other detail.
*Year also given as 1936, date as Oct 10
Sources: eas,is,ns4,mv,mpl

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INTERNATIONAL - See LUCKNOW, SOUTH EASTERN

------------------------------------------------------1423
INTERNATIONAL
Other names : none
Official no. : none
Type at loss : (propeller), wood, ferry
Build info : 1854, Bidwell & Banta, Buffalo (also seen as Chippawa, Ont.)
Specs : 160x32 474 t.
Date of loss : 1854, Dec 3
Place of loss : Niagara R. at Buffalo
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : none
Carrying : none
Detail : Was docked on the American side to have some minor repair done to her machinery. She caught fire from a small unattended stove the workmen had lit to warm themselves and burned to a total loss, along with a nearby flour mill.
Owned by the Buffalo, Brantford and Goderich Railroad and used as a break-bulk and passenger ferry.
Part of her hull was used in a new vessel of the same name launched in 1856.
Sources: is,csv,hgl,nsp

------------------------------------------------------4185
INTERNATIONAL
Other names : none
Official no. : none
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1854, Cherry, Huron, Oh
Specs : 139x26x12, 389 t. om
Date of loss : 1865, Nov 5
Place of loss : near Picton, Ont
Lake : Ontario
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 3
Carrying : 18,000 bu corn
Detail : Bound Chicago for Kingston, she drove ashore in a storm, a total loss. The crew lashed themselves to the rigging and waited 36 hours for rescue before the vessel began to break up, then they attempted to drift ashore on wreckage.
Out of Chicago
Sources: nsp,rsl,hgl,wl

------------------------------------------------------1424
INTERNATIONAL
Other names : none
Official no. : 12070
Type at loss : sidewheel steamer, wood, carferry, 8 cars
Build info : 1857, Bidwell & Banta, Buffalo
Specs : 226x41x13, 1121 t.
Date of loss : 1874, Feb 2
Place of loss : at Fort Erie, Ont.
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : fire (arson)
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : Carried RR cars across the Niagara R. and Lake Erie, she was one of the earliest purpose-built carferries. Destroyed by fire, possibly arson. She had been idle since the previous November.
Detroit R. also given as location
Sources: eas,clu,is(3-61),cfgl,rsl

------------------------------------------------------1425
INTERNATIONAL
Other names : none
Official no. : 100453
Type at loss : propeller, wood, excursion steamer
Build info : 1889, Buffalo
Specs : 81x26x7 144g 101n
Date of loss : 1913, Nov 2
Place of loss : White City, MI, Portage Ship Canal
Lake : Superior
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : none
Detail : She burned at her dock, total loss. The wreck is still located just off the dock site.
Owned out of Houghton, MI by M. Carroll
Sources: eas,gwgl,is,mv,lss,bb,mpl

------------------------------------------------------1421
INTEROCEAN
Other names : also seen as INTER OCEAN
Official no. : C94682
Type at loss : propeller, wood,
tug
Build info : 1888, S Andrews, Collingwood
Specs : 74x16x7 155gc 106nc
Date of loss : 1892, Oct
13
Place of loss : at Sarnia, Ont.
Lake : St Clair R
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life :
none
Carrying : nothing
Detail : Destroyed by fire in the St. Clair R opposite Dunford and Alvorson Drydock.
Sources: slh,hdm,mv,csv,mmgl
,jb

------------------------------------------------------1426
INVINCIBLE
Other names : none
Official no. : none
Type at loss : schooner, wood, trade and exploration
Build info : 1802, Sault Ste. Marie, MI
Specs : 60 ft., 80 t.
Date of loss : 1816, Nov 14
Place of loss : near Whitefish Point
Lake : Superior
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : trade goods
Detail : Bound for Fort William in a gale, she was driven ashore by big seas and wrecked.
Sources: gwgl,lssc,is,h,sm,lss

------------------------------------------------------3802
INVINCIBLE
Other names : none
Official no. : 12068
Type at loss : bark, wood, 3-mast
Build info : 1857, B.B. Jones, Buffalo (also given as 1852, Clayton, NY)
Specs : 342 t. [437 t., old measure]
Date of loss : 1869, Nov 20
Place of loss : 3 mi S of Presque Isle, near Thunder Bay, MI
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : (none)
Carrying : wheat
Detail : Dragged her anchors and drove ashore in the great gale of November, 1869 and reported a total loss. Out of Buffalo and bound Milwaukee for that port. Stripped and abandoned in May of the following year.
Owned by McDonald and Griffin of Buffalo.
Ashore and thought lost near Tawas, Michigan, Lake Huron, in Nov of 1858
Sources: nsp,mv,hgl,rsl,mdwl

------------------------------------------------------1427
IONA
Other names : none
Official no. : C94922
Type at loss : propeller, wood, bulk freight "rabbit"
Build info : 1892, L. Perry, Trenton, Ont.
Specs : 124x24x10 232 gc
Date of loss : 1912, May 23
Place of loss : off Stony Point, NY, near Oswego
Lake : Ontario
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : none
Carrying : coal
Detail : Bound Sodus, NY for Montreal, caught fire offshore, burned to the waterline and sank. She was a total loss of $17,000.
Owned out of Montreal
Date of loss also given as May 18.
Also reported scuttled on Lake Ontario in 1902.
Sources: csqw,mmgl,ns2,h,mv,csv,win,dmt

------------------------------------------------------1428
IONIA
Other names : none
Official no. : C none
Type at loss : scow-schooner, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1867, A. Leclair, Port Nelson, Ont.
Specs : 65x18x6, 52 t.
Date of loss : 1881, Jul 11
Place of loss : at Port Metcalfe, Ont.
Lake : Ontario
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : Burned to a total loss. The accident reportedly resulted in $1750 in damage.
Hailed from Kingston
Sources: mmgl,win,clu,h,dmt

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IOSCO - See also SASCO

------------------------------------------------------1429
IOSCO
Other names : none
Official no. : 100484
Type at loss : propeller, wood, bulk freight
Build info : 1891, F. Wheeler, W. Bay City hull #80
Specs : 291x41x20 2051g 1707n
Date of loss : 1905, Sep 2
Place of loss : E of Keweenaw Peninsula
Lake : Superior
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 19 [all]
Carrying : iron ore, barge
Detail : Towing ore-laden schooner OLIVE JEANETTE(qv), struck by a terrific gale and foundered, exact position unknown, but probably between Portage Entry and Huron Isls. OLIVE JEANETTE was also lost.
Sources: gwgl,lss,is,sol,sbs,vbs,wm2,ns1,nsp,mpl

------------------------------------------------------3947
IOWA
Other names :
Official no. : none
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info :
Specs :
Date of loss : 1840, late July
Place of loss : 6 miles off Dunkirk, NY
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : collision
Loss of life : none
Carrying : light
Detail : Collided with the steamer ERIE and sank.
Sources: nsp,hgl

------------------------------------------------------3672
IOWA
Other names : none
Official no. : 44157
Type at loss : barge, wood
Build info : 1852, F.N. Jones, Buffalo, as a sidewheel steamer
Specs : [242x31x13, 981 t. om as a propeller steamer.]
Date of loss : 1869, Nov 20 [or 13th]
Place of loss : just N of Kewaunee, WI
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : ?
Detail : Lost from the tow of the iron tug ADMIRAL D.D. PORTER and went ashore. PORTER and tug KITTY SMOKE(qv) tried for days to get her off, but she broke up in a storm the 18th. Remains were reportedly towed in to Kewaunee and finally burned Dec 18.
Also burned at Manitowoc in Jul, 1864.
Converted to a prop in 1855 and became a barge in 1867.
Sources: nsp,lhl,hgl,mpl,mdwl

------------------------------------------------------1430
IOWA
Other names : built on hull of old steamer MENOMINEE [US#90720] built 1872, by Rand, Manitowoc
Official no. : 100613
Type at loss : propeller, wood, passenger & package freight
Build info : 1896, G.S Rand, Manitowoc, WI
Specs : 202x36x22 1157g 846n
Date of loss : 1915, Feb 4
Place of loss : Chicago harbor off Chicago light
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : ice
Loss of life : none
Carrying : machinery
Detail : Trying to take advantage of a midwinter thaw to haul a valuable cargo, she was caught in the ice in a refreeze and crushed. Her single passenger and her crew were able to walk ashore.
She had a reputation as a jinx because of her many mishaps.
As MENOMINEE she was originally built for the Goodrich Line. When she was sent to be dismantled in 1896, her hull was found to be so sound that IOWA was built on it by the same company.
Sources: rsh,ns2,lmdc,mpl

------------------------------------------------------3803
IRELAND
Other names : none
Official no. : none
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1846, Maumee, OH
Specs : ?
Date of loss : 1854, Nov 16
Place of loss : near Windmill Point, N of Buffalo
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : fog
Loss of life : none
Carrying : corn
Detail : Bound Toledo for Buffalo, she went on the reef in wind and fog. Her skipper had feared she would strike the sunken steamer ALABAMA(qv) and had veered too wide. She dropped her anchors and her crew abandoned the vessel, which later went to pieces.
Sources: nsp,hgl

------------------------------------------------------1431
R.L. IRELAND
Other names : none
Official no. : ?
Type at loss : propeller, steel, bulk freight
Build info : 1903, Chicago Shipbuilding, Chicago hull#
Specs : 416x50x28, 4470g 3143n
Date of loss : 1906, Dec 10
Place of loss : Apostles Isls.
Lake : Superior
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : ?
Detail : Heavily damaged in a stranding earlier in the fall, but pulled off the rocks before the waves destroyed her. Struck by a gale while in tow to Duluth, she broke her hawser and was driven ashore in the Apostles, where waves wrecked her. Declared a total loss at the time, but recovered and lasted (as SIRIUS and ONTADOC) until 1970.
Sources: nsp,is,mv

------------------------------------------------------1432
IRENE
Other names : ?
Official no. : ?
Type at loss : propeller tug, fisher
Build info : ?
Specs : ?
Date of loss : 1956
Place of loss : 1 mi S of Chicago Coast Guard Station
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : explosion
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : none
Detail : Exploded and sank.
[Perhaps US#229520, built Naubinway, MI, 1930]
Sources: lmdc,[mpl]

------------------------------------------------------1433
IRON AGE
Other names : none
Official no. : 100256
Type at loss : propeller, wood, bulk freight
Build info : 1880, Detroit Dry Dock, Wyandotte, MI hull# 37
Specs : 226x34x17 1114g 968n
Date of loss : 1909, Jun 4
Place of loss : near Bar Point
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : none
Carrying : ?
Detail : Caught fire, burned to the waterline and sank in the shipping channel. Later dynamited as a hazard.
Sources: atl,ns1,mv,ledc,mpl

------------------------------------------------------1434
IRON CHIEF
Other names : none
Official no. : 100287
Type at loss : propeller, wood, bulk freight*
Build info : 1881, Detroit Dry Dock, Wyandotte, MI hull# 51
Specs : 212x35x17 1154g 967n
Date of loss : 1904, Oct 4
Place of loss : 6 mi off Pte Aux Barques, MI
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : coal
Detail : Blew her propeller stuffung, filled and sank in heavy seas. Crew rescued by steamer ANDREW CARNEGIE. Bound for Ft. William with coal. Consort IRON CLIFF made it to Alpena under sail
Owned by Corrigan fleet
*launched as a schooner-barge, but engined soon after
Sources: atl,nsp,slh,ns1,hdm,mv,lhdc,mpl

------------------------------------------------------3348
IRON CITY
Other names : none
Official no. : 12092
Type at loss : schooner-barge, wood
Build info : 1856, Quayle & Martin, Cleveland as propeller
Specs : [184x29x12, 607 t. om as a propeller]
Date of loss : 1872, Sep 27
Place of loss : near Sturgeon Point, 18 mi W of Buffalo
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : barrelled oil
Detail : Tow of tug M.I. MILLS, she broke loose in gale near Point Abino and was driven into the shallows, a total wreck.
Owned by M. Nean of Detroit, and chartered to carry oil between Buffalo and Cleveland for the season.
Rebuilt from a prop to barge in July of the same year as her loss. As a propeller she was 185x29x12, 612 t., and had been property of the Lake Superior Line.
Sources: nsp,mv,lhl,hgl,mpl,wl,rsl

------------------------------------------------------1435
IRON CITY
Other names : built as 3-mast schooner DANIEL E. BAILEY renamed in 1886
Official no. : 6875
Type at loss : schooner-barge, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1874, Bailey Bros., Toledo
as a 3-mast schooner
Specs : 187x36x14 648g 616n
Date of loss : 1913, May 13
Place of loss : near Russel Isl.
Lake : St Clair R
Type of loss : collision
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : Collided with the steel steamer THOMAS F. COLE and sank in the shallows near the island.
converted to barge in 1912
Sources: ns2,mv,mpl,nsp

------------------------------------------------------
IRON KING - See also CANOBIE

------------------------------------------------------1436
IRONSIDES
Other names : none
Official no. : 12091
Type at loss : propeller, wood, passenger & package freight
Build info : 1864, Quayle & Martin [or Ira Lafrinier], Cleveland
Specs : 220x31x14, 1123 t.
Date of loss : 1873, Sep 15
Place of loss : Grand Haven Bar, near Grand Haven
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 18 or 20 of about 37*
Carrying : general merchandise
Detail : She was driven into the bar and destroyed by wave action. She had become disabled after she sprang a leak, flooded stern first and her fires were put out. She sank about 5 miles out within a few moments of the leaving of the last lifeboat. Two lifeboats were capsized in the storm, drowning most of their occupants, while other boat were swamped in the surf near shore.
Owned by the Englemann Line, connected with the Detroit & Milwaukee RR.
*number lost also given as 28
Sources: nsp,is,sol,h,lmdc,hgl,mpl,rsl,mv

------------------------------------------------------1437
IRONTON
Other names : none
Official no. : 100122
Type at loss : schooner-barge, wood
Build info : 1873, G. Notter, Buffalo
Specs : 191x35x13 786g 742n
Date of loss : 1894, Sep 26
Place of loss : near Presque Isle, MI
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : collision
Loss of life : 5
Carrying : in ballast
Detail : Collided with steamer OHIO(qv) and sank quickly.
Sources: slh,h,mv,lhdc,hgl

------------------------------------------------------1438
IROQUOIS
Other names : none
Official no. : none
Type at loss : brig, wood, 2-mast [also shown as a bark]
Build info : 1846, A. Wilcox, Point Peninsula, NY
Specs : 112x24x10x, 257 t. [om]
Date of loss : 1864
Place of loss : North Channel, Georgian Bay
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : "lost"
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : no detail
Major repairs in 1862
Sources: tel,slh,wl,rsl

------------------------------------------------------1439
IROQUOIS
Other names : none
Official no. : C116364
Type at loss : propeller, wood, passenger & package freight
Build info : 1902, G. Fitchner, Wiarton, Ont.
Specs : 104x20x9, 240 t.
Date of loss : 1908, Oct 24
Place of loss : 10 mi NE of Spanish Mills, Ont, North Channel
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : Burned to a total loss and sank in McBean Channel.
Hailed from Goderich.
Sources: slh,ns1,csv,h,win,mmgl,do

------------------------------------------------------3555
CLARA IRR
Other names : none
Official no. : 125136
Type at loss : propeller steam tug, wood
Build info : 1867, Mackinac, MI
Specs : 47x11x6, 13g 7n
Date of loss : (1890 or 91)
Place of loss : unreported
Lake : unreported
Type of loss : unreported
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : none
Detail : No detail. Document surrendered Mar 31, 1891, annotated "wrecked, total loss." Out of Bay City.
Also reported built at Depere, WI, 1871, by Sorenson. Not in '69 mv.
Sources: phr,mv,polk

------------------------------------------------------3349
GEORGE E. IRVING
Other names : none
Official no. : 10208
Type at loss : scow-schooner, wood,
Build info : 1865, Detroit
Specs : 78x20x6, 73gt
Date of loss : 1901, Nov 8
Place of loss : 20 mi ESE of Tawas light
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : cedar
Detail : Bound Alpena for Marine City, she waterlogged and foundered in a gale. Two brothers from W. Bay City were her entire crew. They crawled to the top of the cabin as the boat sank and were saved by the big D & C passenger steamer CITY OF MACKINAC. The derelict hull floated about the lake for a few days.
Owned by J. Blair out of Bay City
Sources: phr,mv,nsp,polk

------------------------------------------------------3988
WASHINGTON IRVING
Other names : none
Official no. : none
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1845, B.B. Jones, Cleveland
Specs : 81x20x8, 111 t. om
Date of loss : 1860, July 7
Place of loss : Between Buffalo and Erie, PA
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 6
Carrying : coal and pig iron
Detail : Bound Erie for Buffalo, she went missing on her regular route with all hands lost. It was not known that she was lost until the tug J.B. WHITE picked up her provision box from the lake on the 11th.
Owned by Marshall and Walker of Erie, PA.
Sources: nsp,hgl,wl

------------------------------------------------------3969
JOHN IRWIN
Other names : none
Official no. : none
Type at loss : brig, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1845, Cobb & Burwell, Cleveland, OH
Specs : 100x24x9, 202 gt. [om]
Date of loss : 1855, early Nov
Place of loss : at Twin River Pt., WI
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : ?
Cargo : hardware, merchandise [also seen as railroad iron]
Detail : Bound Cleveland for Milwaukee, she went ashore in a gale and was later reported broken up, a total loss.
Sources: nsp,bb,wl

------------------------------------------------------1440
LEWIS C. IRWIN
Other names : also seen as L. C. IRWIN
Official no. : 14664
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1848, Emerson, Kenosha, WI
Specs : 85x21x7, 113 t. 85n
Date of loss : 1869, Nov
Place of loss : Brown's Pier
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : (none)
Carrying : ?
Detail : Reported ashore and lost in the "Big Gale" of 1869. Still on some 1871 lists.
Homeport:Chicago
Capsized and sunk by a white squall with one life lost in July 1855.
Ashore and wrecked near Chicago in Nov, 1857.
Major repairs in 1862, ‘65.
Sources: sagl,hgl,nsp,bb,rsl,wl,mdwl

------------------------------------------------------1441
ISABEL
Other names : none
Official no. : none
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 2-mast
Build info : ?
Specs : ?
Date of loss : 1864, Sep 26
Place of loss : near Southampton, Ont
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : tanbark
Detail : She was bound Owen Sound for Detroit when she was hit by heavy weather. She made for shelter behind Chantry Island, but capsized when about two miles out. The crew and at least two passengers - one a little girl - were able to right her yawl and make it to shore somehow. The schooner drifted into shoal water and broke up.
Sources: slh,wl,nsp,jw

------------------------------------------------------
ISABELLA - See also CASPIAN (1866 loss)

------------------------------------------------------1442
ISABELLA
Other names : none
Official no. : C71257
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1875, River Puce, Ont.
Specs : 58x17x3, 33 t.
Date of loss : 1880, Sep 10
Place of loss : near the entrance to harbor at Charlotte, NY
Lake : Ontario
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none of 4
Carrying : iron ore
Detail : Bound Whitby, Ont. for Sodus Point, she foundered in a storm. Usls report shows her as a total loss. N.A.C. had indefinite date for date of her loss - 1921 document surrender is annoted "lost about 10 years ago."
(Another schooner of this name was reported to have stranded on the same date in 1880, 300 yds W of the piers at Napanee, Ont. The vessel above was from Napanee)
Sources: h,tfgl,mmgl,usls

------------------------------------------------------1443
ISABELLA H.
Other names : built as the steamer McCORMICK, renamed in 1915
Official no. : 91938
Type at loss : propeller, wood, bulk freight "rabbit"
Build info : 1887, A. Kirby, Grand Haven, MI
Specs : 101x26x8, 248g
Date of loss : 1925, Sep 28
Place of loss : off Oswego, NY
Lake : Ontario
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 1
Carrying : rip-rap stone
Detail : Bound Cape Vincent for Sodus, NY in company of her fleetmate HINCKLEY when her old hull failed in a moderate blow and she went down. HINCKLEY tried to nurse her in to Oswego, but she foundered just outside the harbor. Lifesaving Service picked her crew out of the water just after she disappeared. The Coast Guard flattened the wreck with dynamite the next year, and the remains were mostly obliterated during the building of the west breakwater in 1931.
Built as passenger & package freight prop
Rebuilt in 1915 at Chaumont, NY - may have been renumbered at that time to US#213102.
Sources: ns3,mv,osdo,mpl,rp

------------------------------------------------------3866
WAYNE ISBELL
Other names : built as the tug T.R. MERRILL, renamed in 1883
Official no. : C126866
Type at loss : propeller steam tug, wood
Build info : 1876, Chesley Wheeler, E. Saginaw, MI [US#145107]
Specs : 70x14x6, 31g 16n
Date of loss : 1912
Place of loss : unreported
Lake : unreported (probably Superior)
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : none
Detail : Burned to a total loss. No detail.
Sold Canadian at Marquette in 1910.
Sources: vbs,mmgl

------------------------------------------------------1444
ISHPEMING
Other names : none
Official no. : 100039
Type at loss : schooner-barge, wood, 2 mast
Build info : 1872, J.M. Jones, Detroit, as a 3-mast schooner
Specs : 157x26x12 418g 397n
Date of loss : 1903, Nov 29
Place of loss : Black River Isl, S of Thunder Bay, MI
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : coal
Detail : She and her tow steamer fought a storm until she was cast off, went ashore and was wrecked.
Owned by Hiram Henderson of Cleveland.
Sources: nsp,slh,ns1,h,mv,osdo,mpl

------------------------------------------------------1445
ISLAND CITY
Other names : none
Official no. : 12084
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 2-mast, lumber
Build info : 1859, Peter Perry, St Clair R.[Harson’s Island], MI
Specs : 81x17x6, 55g 52n
Date of loss : 1894, Apr 8
Place of loss : 14 mi off Milwaukee
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : (storm)
Loss of life : 2
Carrying : hardwood lumber
Detail : Foundered, no other detail.
Rebuilt and enlarged in 1866, major repairs 1878, 79.
Sources: mv,h,wbm,hgl,wl

------------------------------------------------------4234
ISLAND BELLE
Other names : built as ISLAND WANDERER, renamed in 1894
Official # : 100242
Type at loss : propeller, wood, passenger
Build info : 1879, G. Pierson, Alexandria Bay, NY
Specs : 100x15x6, 121g 80n
Date of loss : 1930, Nov 20
Place of loss : Buffalo
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : none mentioned
Carrying : ?
Detail : Burned to total loss.
Rebuilds: 1889, 94; 1910, 15

Sources : eas,mv,hcgl

------------------------------------------------------1446
ISLAND QUEEN
Other names : none
Official no. : none
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1854, Orleans, NY
Specs : 115 ft, 257 t.
Date of loss : 1859, Sep 17
Place of loss : Waugoschance Pt., western Straits of Mackinac
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : stranded
Loss of life : none
Carrying : wheat
Detail : She struck Skillagalee in heavy seas and was run to the beach at this point to save her. Apparently she later pounded to pieces.
Sources: slh,ssm,nsp

------------------------------------------------------1184
ISLAND QUEEN
Other names : built as L. GOLDISH, renamed in 1926
Official no. : 211574
Type at loss : propeller, diesel, wood*, pass & frt packet
Build info : 1913, Chas. Hill, Larsmont, MN [Knife R.]
Specs : 56x16x9, 31g 13n
Date of loss : 1930, Sep 4
Place of loss : Waukegan, IL
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : none
Carrying : ?
Detail : Destroyed by fire in harbor
Over the years she had rescued 29 sailors in distress in lake storms, as her skipper, L. Goldish, would rush to the rescue in any weather.
*hull sheathed with 14 ga. iron plates against ice
Sources: is(3-66,3-83),rkr,mpl

------------------------------------------------------1447
ISLAND QUEEN
Other names : none
Official no. : C117078
Type at loss : propeller, (wood), passenger & package freight
Build info : 1905, D.McMurchey, Toronto
Specs : 98x20 129gc 87nc
Date of loss : 1918, Mar 12
Place of loss : Toronto harbour
Lake : Ontario
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : Burned to a total loss at her wharf, along with prop KATHLEEN(qv).
Sources: csv,win,mmgl

------------------------------------------------------
ISLAND WANDERER - see ISLAND BELLE

------------------------------------------------------3475
ISLANDER
Other names : none
Official no. : 12136
Type at loss : propeller, wood*
Build info : 1860, Mackinac, MI
Specs : 57x13x6, 47g 37n
Date of loss : 1875, Mar 31
Place of loss : at Chicago
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : "wrecked"
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : No detail.
*Shown as a sidewheeler in 1st enrollment, propeller later
Sources: mv,lhl

------------------------------------------------------1448
ISLE ROYALE
Other names : built as barge AGNES* renamed between '80 and '82
Official no. : 29909
Type at loss : propeller, wood, passenger & package freight
Build info : 1879, Anderson & Wansey, Marine City**
Specs : 92x18x7 92g 64n
Date of loss : 1885, Jul 26
Place of loss : Susick Island, off Isle Royale
Lake : Superior
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : ?
Detail : Sprang a leak and sank. Her passengers and crew made it to the island.
*rebuilt to propeller in 1880, originally 55 gt.
**also shown as built by S. Langell, or at Port Huron and Algonac (by McElroy)
Sources: mv,irs,gwgl,lss,polk,hgl,mpl

------------------------------------------------------1449
ISLET PRINCE
Other names : formerly BON AMI, renamed '26
Official no. : C134199
Type at loss : propeller, wood, passenger & package freight
Build info : 1894, R. Rogers, Saugatuck, MI* US#3226
Specs : 108x22x6, 245 t.
Date of loss : 1938, Jul 17
Place of loss : Chantry Isl., off Southampton, Ont.
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : stranded/fire
Loss of life : none
Carrying : ?
Detail : Went aground on the island, caught fire and destroyed. Remains of machinery were later recovered for salvage.
Registered out of Sault Ste. Marie, Ont.
Sold Canadian in 1907.
*some sources say built 1902 by Burger at Manitowoc, 105 ft., 245 t.
Sources: mmgl,slh,is,h,csv,mv,mpl

------------------------------------------------------1450
ISOLDE
Other names : built as CITY OF PARIS, renamed C.W. JACOB in 1914, renamed ISOLDE in 1928
Official no. : 126722
Type at loss : barge, wood, bulk freight
Build info : 1891, J. Davidson, W. Bay City, MI
Specs : 298x40x23, 2140g 2058n
Date of loss : 1933, Apr 27
Place of loss : E of Erie, PA, at 6-mile Cr, 400 yds offshore
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : pulpwood
Detail : In tow, her hawser parted and she went ashore and was wrecked.
Owner: Hammermill Paper of Erie
Rebuilt 1919, converted to barge, 1928
Sources: ledc,mv,vbs,mpl

------------------------------------------------------1451
ITASCA
Other names : none
Official no. : 100108
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1873, Wolf & Davidson, Milwaukee
Specs : 139x26x12 344g 327n
Date of loss : 1895, Oct 5
Place of loss : just above St. Clair Flats
Lake : St Clair R
Type of loss : collision
Loss of life : none
Carrying : coal
Detail : Tow of tug E. HAIGHT with schooner MARY, collided with the steamer PARKS FOSTER in a passing error. She may later have been raised, scuttled off Lexington.
Owned by Chilson of Lorain, OH.
Sources: nsp,mv,slh,hgl,st,mpl

------------------------------------------------------1452
ITHACA
Other names : none
Official no. : 12081
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1847, Kelley, Milan, OH
Specs : 144 t.
Date of loss : 1879, Nov 2
Place of loss : near the north pier of St. Joseph, MI
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none of 7
Carrying : lumber
Detail : Bound Muskegon for Michigan City, IN she struck a reef and sank in a gale. Her crew was saved by the Lifesaving Service.
Homeport: Chicago
Rebuilt in 1863.
Sources: mv,h,lmdc,usls,wl

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IURA - See JURA

------------------------------------------------------3476
EDNA IVAN
Other names : none
Official no. : C (?)
Type at loss : propeller tug
Build info : 1900, Goderich, ONt.
Specs : 79x16, 54 t.
Date of loss : 1921, Nov
Place of loss : Little Current, Ont, Georgian Bay
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : "wrecked"
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : none
Detail : No detail.
Sources: csv(s)


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