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M.C. & M.C. No. 2 - See SIDNEY O. NEFF

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MACASSA - See MANASOO

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MACATAWA
Other names : none
Official # : 91561
Type at loss : propeller, wood, excursion steamer
Build info : 1883, J.B. Martel, Saugatuck, MI as a tug
Specs : 96x17x6, 71 gt 57 nt
Date of loss : 1897, Oct 23
Place of loss : in Calumet R, S. Chicago
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : 2
Carrying : none
Detail : Burned to water’s edge at 2 a.m. Out of Grand Haven, MI.
Also burned at Chicago in 1895

Sources : nsp,hgl,mv,polk,hcgl

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MACEDONIAN or MACEDONIA
Other names : (none)
Official no. : none
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : (1826, Cleveland or 1824, Brooklyn, OH)
Specs : (60 t. or 50x15x5, 32 t.)
Date of loss : 1829, Nov 23
Place of loss : W side of E Sister Isl.
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none of 11
Carrying : barrelled whitefish and general freight
Detail : She left Detroit Nov 22 and fought the storm for more than a full day before becoming heavily laden with ice and driven ashore. Her crew swam to shore one by one and survived in an abandoned cabin until the storm abated and some were able to row to Sandusky. The schrs MINERVA and WILLIAM TELL of Detroit finally picked up the balance of the crew and much of her cargo and rigging.
Sources: ledc,nsp,wl

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MACK JEAN
Other names : built as C.W. ENDRESS, renamed in 1918
Official no. : C130778
Type at loss : propeller, wood (fish tug?)
Build info : 1898, Burger & Burger, Manitowoc, WI US#127288
Specs : 83x18x8, 146 t.
Date of loss : 1927, Aug
Place of loss : at Kingsville, Ont.
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : Burned in port a total loss.
Sold Canadian in 1913.
Sources: mmgl,csv,mv,mpl

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LYDIA MACK
Other names : none also seen as LYDIA MAC
Official no. : C?
Type at loss : scow-schooner, wood
Build info : 1872, Crouth, Port Stanley
Specs : 100 t,
Date of loss : 1877, Sep 22 or Oct 3
Place of loss : 20 mi SW of Port Stanley
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : hull failure
Loss of life : none of 5
Carrying : coal
Detail : She sprang a leak while bound Cleveland for Port Stanley. At first her pumps could handle it, but then one broke and she foundered in 50 feet of water at about 5 am.
Out of Port Stanley, owned by Berry Bros.
Sources: h,clu,win,es not in mmgl

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MACKINAC
Other names : none
Official no. : 51214
Type at loss : unrigged scow, wood
Build info : 1882, Sturgeon Bay, WI
Specs : 238g, 238n
Date of loss : 1893, Nov 16
Place of loss : off Muskegon, MI
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : lumber
Detail : Foundered.
Hailed from Grand Haven
Sources: h,mv

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MACKINAW
Other names : none
Official no. : 90135
Type at loss : propeller, wood, freighter
Build info : 1866, J. Stupinsky, Detroit, as a sidewheeler
Specs : 125x26x9, 203g 164n
Date of loss : 1890, Oct 28
Place of loss : at dock at Black River, MI, south of Thunder Bay
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : none
Carrying : corn
Detail : A fire started under her boiler and she burned to a total loss at the dock while unloading her cargo. Her crew and the local dockwallopers pushed her away from the wharf.
Rebuilt to a prop from a sidewheeler in 1877. Lengthened 19' in 1880.
Owned by Rice & Van Buskirk of Port Huron
Sources: mv,nsp,slh,hdm,lhl,phr,hgl,mpl

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DAVID MACY
Other names : none
Official no. : 6958
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1878, Duncan Robertson, Grand Haven, Mich
Specs : 127x26x8, 193g 183n
Date of loss : 1896, Sep 21
Place of loss : off Bar Point
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : collision
Loss of life : none
Carrying : ?
Detail : She was run into at night by the steamer FEDORA near Bar Point and cut to the water's edge. Her crew was able to abandon in her yawl and made it to Amherstburg the following morning.
Out of Spring Lake, Mich
Sources: bbas,hgl,mv,polk,jm

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SILVANUS J. MACY
Other names : none
Official no. : 115784
Type at loss : propeller, wood, bulk freight
Build info : 1881, W. Morley, Marine City
Specs : 165x32x11, 753g 613n
Date of loss : 1902, Nov 23
Place of loss : abeam of Port Burwell, Ont.
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 14 [all]
Carrying : coal
Detail : Bound Buffalo for Kenosha and Racine, WI, she foundered after dark with all hands after fighting through a heavy gale for a full day. She released her barge MABLE WILSON and was never seen again.
Owned by Inter-Lake Trans. Co. of Detroit
Rebuilt and her tonnage increased in 1887
Sources: sol,is,ns1,h,mv,ledc,nsp,mpl,m&h

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LIZZIE MADDEN
Other names : built as steamer CHENANGO(qv), last name in 1890
Official no. : 126431
Type at loss : propeller, wood, bulk freight
Build info : 1887, J. Oades, Detroit
Specs : 175x34x13, 691g 518n
Date of loss : 1907, Nov 22
Place of loss : near Point Lookout, Saginaw Bay
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : lumber
Detail : She caught fire while underway, and burned to the waterline after hger crew abandoned. The hulk drifted out to Charity Isl., where it stranded. Total loss.
Almost destroyed by fire on L Erie, Apr 11, 1890.
Rebuilt, shortened 6', depth reduced 7' at Davidson yd., 1890
Sources: slh,sbs,ns1,phr,mv,mpl

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MADELINE
Other names : none
Official no. : none
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1837, Lorain, OH
Specs : 40 ft., 20 t.
Date of loss : 1839
Place of loss : Isle Royale, Minnesota Pt. or Madeline Isl.
Lake : Superior
Type of loss : (storm)
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : Stranded and wrecked.
Much confusion over the location
Sources: gwgl,is,ls,

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MADEIRA
Other names : none also spelled MADIERA
Official no. : 90321
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1871, G. Goble, Oswego, NY
Specs : 137x26x11, 322 t.
Date of loss : 1877, Oct 3
Place of loss : Long Point of Lake Erie
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : grain
Detail : She stranded and broke up. Bound for her homeport of Oswego.
Some sources say 1887 was year of loss, but not in ‘84 Polk.
Sources: nsp,osdo,win,mpl,mv,eas

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MADEIRA
Other names : none
Official no. : ?
Type at loss : schooner-barge, steel, bulk freight
Build info : 1900, Chicago Shipbuilding, S. Chicago hull# 41
Specs : 436x50x29, 5,039 t.
Date of loss : 1905, Nov 29
Place of loss :
Shovel Point, near Split Rock, MN
Lake : Superior
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 1 of 11
Carrying : light
Detail :
Cut loose from the tow of steamer WILLIAM EDENBORN(qv), she was blown ashore by a gale and broke up. The two had been bound for Duluth for iron ore. The crew was saved by the heroic actions of one crewman who jumped from the tossing ship to the rock cliff with a rope in hand, then tied it up to help bring the others ashore.
Frequent dive target -
her bow lies in shallow enough water to be seen under the right conditions, while her stern is in 130 feet.
Sources: is(2-83),gwgl,ml,is,ns1,mv,lss,eas,mu

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MADISON
Other names : ?
Official no. : naval
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1812, U.S. Govt. as a 24-gun sloop-of-war
Specs : 538 t.
Date of loss : 1835
Place of loss : at Oswego
Lake : Ontario
Type of loss : (storm)
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : Wrecked and sunk.
Sunk by storm at Sacket's Harbor in 1813. Raised and fitted out as a merchant vessel.
Sources: osdo,hgl

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MAGANETTAWAN
Other names : none
Official no. : C71112
Type at loss : propeller, passenger & package freight
Build info : 1877, J. Story, Byng Inlet, Ont.
Specs : 100x20x9, 187gc 127nc
Date of loss : 1896, Jul 15
Place of loss : near Byng Inlet, Ont.
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : (storm)
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : She went on a bar and was wrecked, a total loss.
Rebuilt in 1888 and 1893
Sources: mmgl,csv,slh,is,lhdc,hgl

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MAGDALENA
Other names : none
Official no. : C71115
Type at loss : propeller tug, wood
Build info : 1875, Sutton & Bros., Buffalo
Specs : 48x12x6, 19gc 13nc
Date of loss : 1888, Nov 16
Place of loss : Grant's Isl., North Channel
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : (none)
Carrying : none
Detail : She was driven ashore by a gale and became a total wreck.
Out of Collingwood, Ont.
Rebuilt 1877
Sold Canadian in 1878
Sources: mmgl,csv,polk

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MAGELLAN
Other names : none
Official no. : C none
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1873, L. Shickluna, St. Catharines, Ont.
Specs : 142x26x12, 370 t.
Date of loss : 1877, Nov 9
Place of loss : Wisconsin, near Two Rivers
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 9 [all]
Carrying : corn
Detail : She foundered in a storm and became a total loss. At first it was thought that she had simply been overwhelmed by a gale, but it later appeared out that she had been run down & totally destroyed, probably by the propeller JOSEPH L. HURD. Crewmen aboard another Canadian schooner, C.P. MERRICK, claimed to have witnessed the collision. At least one crewman's body was torn to pieces. Another theory said that she capsized in storm and the wreckage was then inadvertently run over by the HURD. Her wreckage came ashore 3 mi N of Manitowoc.
Sources: hgl,mmgl,clu,usls,mpl,bb,es,pdw

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MAGGIE
Other names : built as schooner SPEEDWELL, renamed in 1861
Official no. : C none
Type at loss : scow-schooner, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1847, Sanford & Moses, Cleveland
Specs : 97x22x8, 106 t.
Date of loss : 1883, Nov 13
Place of loss : somehere off Erie, PA
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 2 [all]
Carrying : ?
Detail : Left Erie for Buffalo the evening before a gale. The next day a large part of her inner hull was found floating off Erie. Her cabin door also came ashore. Considered to be lost with all hands.
Bound Tawas for Detroit, she went ashore near Goderich, Ont. and was wrecked Aug 31, 1871.
"Sold by U.S. Marshall Mar. 1881." [mmgl] Probably remained a Canadian bottom.
Originally 94x23x9, 160 t., rebuilt to this size in 1861.
Sources: hgl,(mv),clu['69],slh,nsp,mmgl,wl,rsl,jm

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MAGGIE
Other names : ? (built as ONEIDA)
Official no. : ?
Type at loss : schooner-barge, wood, bulk freight
Build info : ?(1870, Garden Isl., Ont.)
Specs : (484 nt)
Date of loss : 1918 (ca.)
Place of loss : off Presque Isle, MI
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : iron ore
Detail : Took on water as her seams opened and she wallowed until she sank. Tow of steamer EMBERLY(EMBURY?).
Another vessel of this name built by Shickluna, 1881, 284 t. [also Canadian].
Sources: is(2-83), not in mmgl

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MAGIC
Other names : none
Official no. : none
Type at loss : scow-schooner, wood
Build info : 1853, Ferry & Sons, Grand Haven, MI
Specs : 93x26x7, 100 t.
Date of loss : 1869, Nov
Place of loss : near Bailey's Harbor, WI
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : She was driven on the rocks by a gale and wrecked. Several salvage attempts failed.
Wrecked in Saginaw Bay in 1860 or 61. Recovered in '61.
Ashore for several months in 1858 near Milwaukee. She was raised by strapping a scow to each flank to support her, then sliding a sail under her wound and pumping her out.
Capsized 30 mi NNE of Chicago in Jun of 1855. The schooner NORTH YUBA stayed tied to her for more than a day to keep her from sinking, until both were towed in to Chicago by the U.S. gunboat MICHIGAN.
Designed and modelled by Bates of Manitowoc, WI. At the time of her launch it was said that her wide and shallow hull allowed lumber to be loaded and unloaded much more quickly than conventional arrangements.
Sources: slh,nsp,hgl,rsl,mdwl

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MAGNET
Other names : none
Official no. : 16318
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1856, S Kirby & Hoyt, Saginaw as a sidewheel tug
Specs : 145x23x10, 217g 206n
Date of loss : 1900, Sep 12
Place of loss : 1 mile NE of Middle Sister Isl.
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : coal
Detail : Bound for Marine City, she foundered in storm. The crew was rescued by the steamer FRANK E. KIRBY [designed by and named after the son of this vessel's builder].
Built as a log rafting tug, rebuilt & converted to a wrecking tug at Buffalo in 1863 and had a very famous career as such. Converted to sloop-barge in 1879, converted to schooner in 1888 by J. W. Westcott..
As a wrecker, she carried the first line mortar ever used on the lakes.
Sources: vbs,polk,nsp,phr,mpl,es

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MAGNETIC
Other names : none
Official no. : 91497
Type at loss : schooner-barge, wood, bulk freight, 2-mast
Build info : 1882, Presley, Cleveland
Specs : 264x38x20, 1676g 1592n
Date of loss : 1917, Aug 25
Place of loss : 19 mi W of Long Point
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : iron ore
Detail : Tow of steamer E.M. BREITUNG, she rode up on a big wave in a moderate gale, hogged, broke her back and sank.
Sources: ns2,mv,mpl

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MAGNOLIA - See LUCKPORT

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J.H. MAGRUDER
Other names : none
Official no. : 13745
Type at loss : scow-schooner, wood
Build info : 1869, Herring, Toussaint, OH
Specs : 115x23x7, 137g 130n
Date of loss : 1895, Sep 17
Place of loss : few miles S of Sturgeon Pt., near Harrisville
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : lumber
Detail : She sprang a leak in a 50-mph gale and was run onto the beach to save her crew. Lifesavers from Sturgeon Pt took them off. Bound Grace Harbor for Detroit with cedar and other lumber.
All but one of her crew were lost in a storm in '80 when she went ashore near Pte Aux Barques.
Major repairs in 1880 and 82
Sources: nsp,slh,h,mv,lhdc,wb,hgl

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MAHONING
Other names : none
Official no. : none
Type at loss : brig, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1848, William Jones, Black R., OH
Specs : 119x26x19, 259 t.
Date of loss : 1864, Nov 13
Place of loss : Near Port Washington, WI
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 2
Carrying : 2 large steam pumps
Detail : She went ashore near Sheboygan, WI, in a gale with heavy damage. On Dec 1 she capsized and sank while in tow of a tug engaged in her salvage, taking two lives with her. The big wrecking tug MAGNET was engaged to rescue the pumps by diver, which was done in June of 65. Blocks, anchors, chains and standing rigging were also recovered at that time.
Sources: nsp,hgl,bb

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MAIA
Other names : none
Official no. : ?
Type at loss : self-unloading barge, steel, bulk freight
Build info : 1898, Chicago Shipbuilding, Chicago hull# 33
Specs : 376x48x26, 3804 t.
Date of loss : 1905, Nov 29
Place of loss : near Split Rock, MN
Lake : Superior
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : Torn away from her tow steamer in a violent gale and cast ashore. Heavy damage caused her to be declared a total loss immediately, but she was later recovered.
Sunk for a breakwater in 1956 and scrapped in 1962.
Sources: mj,ns5,mv,hs

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MAID OF THE MIST
Other names : none
Official no. : 17349
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1854, Buffalo [or 1863, Roy, St. Clair, MI]
Specs : 110 t.
Date of loss : 1878, Sep 25
Place of loss : Ninemile Point, Straits of Mackinac
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : ?
Detail : She was driven ashore and wrecked in a storm. The total value of the vessel and cargo was about $800. She had even been condemned a short time before the loss.
Sources: nsp,mv,is,wl

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MAID-OF-THE-MIST
Other names : none
Official no. : C90692
Type at loss : propeller, wood, excursion
Build info : 1886, A. White, Port Robinson, Ont.
Specs : 71x16, 62gc 33nc
Date of loss : 1955, Apr
Place of loss : at Niagara Falls, Ont.
Lake : Ontario
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : none
Detail : Destroyed by fire along with her sister, MAID-OF-THE-MIST #2
Had thrilled hundreds of thousands by challenging the roiling water at the base of Niagara Falls.
Sources: mmgl,csv

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MAID-OF-THE-MIST #2
Other names : none
Official no. : C138273
Type at loss : propeller, wood, excursion
Build info : 1892, Niagara Falls, NY
Specs : 76x19, 80 t.
Date of loss : 1955, Apr
Place of loss : at Niagara Falls, Ont.
Lake : Ontario
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : none
Detail : Destroyed by fire along with her sister, MAID-OF-THE-MIST.
Had thrilled hundreds of thousands by challenging the violent water below Niagara Falls.
Sold Canadian in 1921.
Sources: mmgl,csv

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MAIME - See MAINE LAW, MAINE

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MAINE LAW
Other names : also seen as MAIME
Official no. : none
Type at loss : scow-schooner, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1853, L.S. Bedford, Port Huron, MI
Specs : 53x17x5, 36 t. [om]
Date of loss : 1858, Sep 24
Place of loss : just off Pte Aux Barques, MI
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : foundered
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : lumber
Detail : Blown from dock at Bark Shanty, where she was loading lumber, and went on a bar, where she broke up.
The "Maine Law" was the first prohibition law passed in the U.S. - passed in 1853.
Sources: slh,hgl,nsp,wl

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MAINE
Other names : sometimes seen as MAIME and MAIN
Official no. : 16402
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1852, W.B. Linn, Black R., OH
Specs : 103x25x8, 152g 144n
Date of loss : 1887, Oct 23
Place of loss : mouth of the harbor at Milwaukee
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none of 6
Carrying : RR ties
Detail : Bound White Lake, Michigan, for Chicago, she sprang a leak in about mid-lake during the night, made for shore but sank somewhat short. Her crew had climbed her rigging as she went down and was saved by the Lifesaving Service. The cargo reportedly washed up on beaches all over the lake for months afterwards.
Out of Chicago.
Sources: mv,h,lmdc,nsp,wb,hgl,sb,usls,eas

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MAINE
Other names : none
Official no. : 16445
Type at loss : propeller, wood, bulk freight
Build info : 1862, Stevens & Presley, Cleveland
Specs : 132x28x12, 332g 255n
Date of loss : 1911, Jul 17
Place of loss : at Marine City, MI
Lake : St Clair R
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : Destroyed by fire at her owner's dock, a total loss.
A hard-luck ship: 6 lives were lost in a boiler explosion, 1871; sank in Welland Canal, 1872; major fires in 1880, 1892 and 1906, sank on Lake Superior [Portage Canal] in 1906.
Rebuilt many times.
Sources: is,mv,slh,ns2,lhl,nsp,phr,st,mpl,eas

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MAITLAND
Other names : none
Official no. : 16320
Type at loss : bark, wood, 3-mast
Build info : 1861, Marlton, Goderich, Ont.
Specs : 137x25x13, 253 t.
Date of loss : 1871, Jun 11
Place of loss : near Waugoschance Pt., western Straits
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : collision
Loss of life : none
Carrying : corn
Detail : She foundered following a bizarre nighttime collision between she and the schooners MEARS(qv) and GOLDEN HARVEST in NW gale. She was struck by the HARVEST, then sheered to a position broadside to MEARS, which rammed her solidly to forward, sinking her in less than five minutes. She had been bound Chicago for Buffalo.
Sold to Buffalo parties,Oct, 66 after stranding on L.Ont 1865
Sources: clu,slh,lmdc,mmgl,hgl,nsp,ssm,rsl

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ALEXANDER MAITLAND
Other names : none
Official # : 30291
Type at loss : barge, steel , bulk freight
Build info : 1902, Buffalo Dry Dock, Buffalo
Specs : 366x44x26, 3,351g 2,998n
Date of loss : 1924, Dec 9
Place of loss : Port Huron, MI
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : Burned to reported total loss at Grand Trunk elevator. Surrendered to underwriters and hulk sold. Rebuilt to Canadian barge GLENBOGIE [C#152645]

Sources : eas,mv,hcgl

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THOMAS MAITLAND
Other names : none
Official no. : C107595
Type at loss : propeller, wood
Build info : 1899, Owen Sound, Ont. (also given as Port Arthur)
Specs : 90x18, 107cg 73nc
Date of loss : 1927, May 9
Place of loss : at Port Arthur, Ont.
Lake : Superior
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : She caught fire and was heavily damaged. Declared a total loss, but a year later she was resurrected and rebuilt.
Removed from registry in 1947.
Out of Port Arthur
Sources: is,mmgl,win

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MAJESTIC
Other names : none
Official no. : 92116
Type at loss : propeller, wood, bulk freight
Build info : 1889, J. Davidson, W. Bay City hull# 25
Specs : 291x40x21, 1985g 1610n
Date of loss : 1907, Sep 19
Place of loss : 12 mi W of Long Point
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : none
Carrying : light
Detail : Bound Buffalo for Toledo, she caught fire enroute, burned to the waterline & sank. Her crew were rescued by the big steel steamer CHARLEMAGNE TOWER, Jr.
Sources: vbs,ledc,nsp,mpl,eas

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MAJESTIC
Other names : none
Official no. : C100950
Type at loss : propeller, wood, passenger & package freight
Build info : 1895,Collingwood Dry Dock Co., Collingwood, Ont.
Specs : 209x35x13, 1578gc 1073nc
Date of loss : 1915, Dec 15
Place of loss : Point Edward, Ont.
Lake : St Clair R
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : none
Carrying : ?
Detail : She caught fire at her dock. After a few moments the fire burned through mooring lines and she drifted downstream, threatening docks, buildings and other craft. Finally sank below Sarnia.
Owned by Northern Navigation Co. [later part of C.S.L.]
Sources: win,slh,ns2,sol,is,mmgl,mpl

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MAJOR
Other names : built as steamer JOHN MITCHELL, renamed in 1902
Official no. : 76792
Type at loss : propeller, wood, bulk freight
Build info : 1889, F Wheeler, W Bay City hull# 47 US# 76792
Specs : 283x41x20, 1865g 1492n
Date of loss : 1913, Nov 13
Place of loss : Whitefish Bay
Lake : Superior
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : ?
Detail : Damaged by waves at the end of the "Big Storm" of 1913, she sprang a leak and was abandoned by her crew when she began to sink. Thought to have foundered, but later found still afloat.
Sold Canadian after rebuilding in 1914 [C134263]. Converted to floating drydock at Midland, Ont., 1920. Partly destroyed in a fire, 1931, scuttled in Midland Bay. Moved to deeper water, 1962
Sources: mmgl,vbs,gwgl,lssc,lss,sol,ns4,mpl,eas

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MAJOR ANDERSON
Other names : none
Official no. : none
Type at loss : bark, wood, 3-mast
Build info : 1861, Cleveland
Specs : 568 t. om
Date of loss : 1863, Nov (27)
Place of loss : N Manitou Island
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : corn
Detail : Bound for Collingwood, Ont., she went ashore and was abandoned for the winter. She was supposed to be pulled off in the spring, but there is no evidence that she ever resumed operations.
Ashor at Middle Isl., L. Huron, the same fall.
Sources: nsp,hgl

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MAJOR ANDERSON
Other names : none Built on the hull of the old schooner MARY
Official no. : none
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1861, P. Lamoree, Oswego, NY
Specs : 95 ft 143 t.
Date of loss : 1871, Oct 10
Place of loss : Two Rivers, WI
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : ?
Detail : Driven ashore by a gale on the 10th and pounded to pieces by the 14th - became a total loss. Owned by J. Prindiville of Chicago.
In 1863 she grounded on Middle Island, near Thunder Bay, MI and was declared a total loss, but later recovered. Also reported ashore on Twin River Point in 1863.
There were a number of other vessels of this name launched at about this time. Anderson was one of the first Union Civil War heroes.
Sources: hgl,osdo,stb,slh,nsp,rsl

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MAJOR BARBARA
Other names : ?
Official no. : ?
Type at loss : bark, wood, 3-mast
Build info : ?
Specs : ?
Date of loss : 1871, Oct 8
Place of loss : Big Sable Point
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : stranded
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : Blinded by smoke from the great Peshtigo Forest Fire, went ashore and wrecked.
Sources: lsp,nsp not in mmgl, '69 mv

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MAJOR BARNUM
Other names : none
Official no. : ?
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1849, Dexter, NY
Specs : 71x18x6, 66 t. [om]
Date of loss : 1854, Sep 14
Place of loss : near Two Rivers, WI
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : Caught by a storm while loading and driven on the beach, where she was later described as a total wreck.
Sources: nsp,bb

------------------------------------------------------1002
MAJOR N.H. FERRY
Other names : none
Official no. : C126130
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 3-mast
Build info : 1867, Pierson, Ferrysburg, MI US# 16631
Specs : 117x25x8 171g 163n
Date of loss : 1913, May 28
Place of loss : Murray Canal, Bay of Quinte
Lake : Ontario
Type of loss : collision
Loss of life : none
Carrying : ?
Detail : She struck a pier at the mouth of the canal and sank. Because of her advanced age. she was considered to be beyond repairand was abandoned.
Registered out of Kingston
Sold Canadian after 1909
Sources: ns2,mv,nsp,win ,mpl not in mmgl

------------------------------------------------------1734
MALAKOFF
Other names :
Official no. : US
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 18??
Specs :
Date of loss : 1857, Nov
Place of loss : 4 miles off Goderich, Ont.
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : storm/foundering
Loss of life : none
Carrying : coal
Detail : Bound Cleveland for Chicago, she encountered a gale and was forced onto a reef near Nine Mile Point, Straits of Mackinac, where she was temporarily abandoned Oct. 21. On Nov 5, the tug RESCUE pulled her off and was making for Detroit in heavy weather when the canvas jacket over the hole in her hull washed off and the pump which was keeping her clear of water clogged with coal. She sank by the head in 30 feet of water. Only her cargo and the valuable pump were saved.
Rebuilt at Milan OH, in 1856-7.
A Canadian propeller MALAKOFF also existed at this time. Burned at Montreal in 1859.
Sources: nsp,hgl,rnc

------------------------------------------------------
MALCOLM - See ALLEGHENY

------------------------------------------------------1735
MANASOO
Other names : built as steamer MACASSA, last name in 1928
Official no. : C93932
Type at loss : propeller, steel, passenger and package freight
Build info : 1888, W. Hamilton & Co., Glasgow, Scotland hull# 64
Specs : 178x24x16, 529 t.
Date of loss : 1928, Sep 15
Place of loss : mid-Georgian Bay, abreast Griffith Isl. light
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 16 of 21
Carrying : cattle, 2 passengers
Detail : Fighting a heavy storm, she capsized when her cargo of 116 cattle apparently shifted to one side, overbalancing her. The recent addition of increased passenger accommodations on her upper deck is thought to have contributed to her instability. She sank quickly. The bodies of her cattle are said to have stocked many a winter larder along the shores that year. All five of the survivors drifted for 60 hours in a life raft before being picked up by the steamer MANITOBA.
Rebuilt, lengthened 24' in 1905 at Collingwood. Passenger accommodations increased in 1928 at Toronto to allow her to be used as a night boat, came out in April.
Sources: is(4-59),mmgl,slh,ns3,csv,win,mpl,gcs

------------------------------------------------------3543
MANCHESTER
Other names : none
Official no. : C
Type at loss : brig, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1847, J. Oades, Port Metcalf, Ont
Specs : 128x24x9, 254 t.
Date of loss : 1859, Apr 23
Place of loss : near Madison Dock
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 2
Carrying : oak timbers
Detail : Bound St. Clair R. for Kingston, Ont., she sprang a leak in a gale while off Long Point. When she beached at the site shown her masts went by the board and she broke in two, a total loss.
Sources: nsp,hgl,clu

------------------------------------------------------1736
MANHATTAN
Other names : none
Official no. : none
Type at loss : brig, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1836, O. Newberry, Detroit
Specs : 93x28x12, 140 t.
Date of loss : 1838, Oct (20)
Place of loss : Point Abino
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : (none)
Carrying : general merch
Detail : She went aground and broke up in a gale while bound for Chicago, having just left Buffalo.
At the time of her loss, she was the largest square-rigged vessel in operation on the Lakes. A news clipping at the time of her stranding called her "the noblest craft on western waters." Broken up by early November.
Beached in a gale on Lake Michigan in December, 1837.
Sources: is(2-59),ttgl,ledc,nsp

------------------------------------------------------1737
MANHATTAN
Other names : none
Official no. : none
Type at loss : propeller, wood, passenger & package freight
Build info : 1847, Sanford & Moses, Cleveland
Specs : 149x23x10, 319 t.
Date of loss : 1859, Sep 1
Place of loss : mouth of harbor at Grand Marais, MI
Lake : Superior
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : (none)
Carrying : gen. frt, passengers
Detail : Trying to make shelter, she ran aground and was wrecked in the mouth of the harbor. Her cargo was later removed by the scow NEPTUNE and taken to Marquette, her original destination. The hulk partially blocked the entrance for almost 20 years.
Collided with MONTICELLO (qv) in fall,'51
In 1861 a trapper wrote his supplier that he had scavenged her for grooved siding to use for building a window in his
cabin.
Portaged around Soo in the summer of 1850, while most large vessels were brought around in winter when they could be skidded on frozen ground.
Sources: is(2-60,2-69),gwgl,lssc,lss,hgl,nsp,eas

------------------------------------------------------1738
MANHATTAN
Other names : none
Official no. : 91905
Type at loss : propeller, wood, bulk freight
Build info : 1887, Detroit Dry Dock, Wyandotte, MI hull #74
Specs : 252x38x19, 1546g 1103n
Date of loss : 1903, Oct 26
Place of loss : East Channel, near Munising, MI
Lake : Superior
Type of loss : storm/fire
Loss of life : none
Carrying : wheat
Detail : Her steeering gear was disabled by a storm driving down the channel and she was pushed on the rocky shore. There she caught fire and was destroyed before she could be released. The crew was rescued by the tug WARD.The wreck later drifted to near Sand Point.
Member of Gilchrist Fleet
Sources: atl,nsp,ms,gwgl,is,sagl,ns1,mv,lss,net,mpl

------------------------------------------------------1739
MANISTEE
Other names : none
Official no. : 90311
Type at loss : sidewheel steamer, wood, passenger & package freight
Build info : 1867, E. Peck, Cleveland
Specs : 184x30x10, 677 t.
Date of loss : 1883, Nov 16
Place of loss : W of the Keweenaw Peninsula off Eagle Harbor
Lake : Superior
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 23 of 26 [usls and others give 30 as the number lost]
Carrying : mixed freight
Detail : This steamer broke up offshore and foundered in a gale in one of Lake Superior’s worst disasters. Bound Bayfield, WI for Ontonagon, MI.
Rebuilt in 1871
Sources: is(4-74),gwgl,ms,gs,lss,gsgl,sol,wm2,polk,hgl,usls,mpl,df,eas

------------------------------------------------------1740
MANISTEE
Other names : built as the propeller LORA, renamed ALICE STAFFORD in 1897, last name in 1905
Official no. : 140537
Type at loss : propeller, wood, passenger & package freight
Build info : 1882, B Randall, Benton Harbor, MI as a package freighter
Specs : 202x32x22, 843g 485n
Date of loss : 1914, Jan 28 [also given as Jun 28]
Place of loss : Ferrysburg, MI [near Grand Haven]
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : none
Carrying : none
Detail : Caught fire and destroyed at her winter berth.
Lengthened 48' in 1890, deepened and converted to this configuration in 1901
Sources: mv,ns2,mpl,bb,eas

------------------------------------------------------
MANISTIQUE, MARQUETTE & NORTHERN No. 1 - See MILWAUKEE

------------------------------------------------------
MANITOBA - See PITTSBURG

------------------------------------------------------1741
MANITOBA
Other names : none
Official no. : C none
Type at loss : propeller, wood, freight "steambarge"
Build info : 1870, Crow, Chatham, Ont.
Specs : 74x21, 100 t.
Date of loss : 1883, Nov 1
Place of loss : at Chatham, Ont.
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : none
Carrying : ?
Detail : She caught fire and burned to total loss.
Had a shallow-draft csow hull, built for river duty.
Sources: clu,csv not in mmgl

------------------------------------------------------1742
MANITOU
Other names : none
Official no. : C ?
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 3-mast
Build info : 1873, Port Dalhousie, Ont.
Specs : 146 ft., 333 t.
Date of loss : 1905, Nov 4
Place of loss : off Scotch Bonnet light
Lake : Ontario
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : She foundered in a storm after springing a leak.
Sources: mmgl,ns1,mv,eas not in clu

------------------------------------------------------1743
MANITOULIN
Other names : rebuilt as ATLANTIC
Official no. : C85491
Type at loss : propeller, wood, passenger & package freight
Build info : 1880, J. Simpson, Owen Sound, Ont.
Specs : 152x30x11, 706gc 480nc
Date of loss : 1882, May 18
Place of loss : 4 miles out of Manitowaning, Ont., Georgian Bay
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : 11 to 25 [or more - some sources estimate up to 40]
Carrying : gen frt, passengers
Detail : She was discovered to be afire while crossing Georgian Bay. Her skipper, "Black Pete" Campbell beached her near Manitowaning in an effort to save the passengers & crew. She was nearly destroyed, but was later recovered and rebuilt, lost to fire in 1903 (see ATLANTIC).
Owned by Great Northern Transit Line.
Sources: lh,slh,sol,is,ns1,mmgl,hgl,mpl,rp

------------------------------------------------------1744
MANITOWOC
Other names : none
Official no. : 90465
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 3-mast, lumber
Build info : 1868, Rand, Manitowoc, WI as a sidewheeler
Specs : 210x29x13, 507g 479n
Date of loss : 1900, Nov 10
Place of loss : on North Manitou Isl.
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : (storm)
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : Ashore and wrecked.
Converted to a barge in 1874 after a fire; her engine, formerly in the steamer MAY QUEEN, going into the steamer CHICAGO. The barge was later rebuilt to this schooner.
Rebuilt 1879, 83
Sources: ns1,mv,lhl,polk,nb,rsh

------------------------------------------------------1750
MANOLA
Other names : later MAPLEDAWN(qv)
Official no. : 92170
Type at loss : propeller, steel, bulk freight
Build info : 1890, Globe Iron Works, Cleveland hull #30
Specs : 275x42x21, 2326g 1836n
Date of loss : 1918, Dec 2
Place of loss : near Main Duck Island
Lake : Ontario
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 11 [all]
Carrying : none
Detail : She was sold for saltwater use and was cut in half for towing up the St. Lawrence. Enroute the bow section, in tow of tug MICHIGAN, was struck by a fast rising, violent squall and foundered quickly with all on board.
The orphaned stern was purchased by Canadian parties and a new forward section built for her. Relaunched in 1920 as MAPLEDAWN(qv)
Sources: csqw,do2,eas

------------------------------------------------------3808
MANSFIELD
Other names : none
Official no. : none
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1847, Buffalo
Specs : 116x24x9, 213 gt [om]
Date of loss : 1855, Jun 30
Place of loss : 30 mi SW of Manitou Islands
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : collision
Loss of life : (none)
Carrying : wheat
Detail : Bound Milwaukee for Oswego in a heavy fog, she was run down and sunk by the schooner TELEGRAPH just after being brought about. Cut nearly to her keel, she went down in about 10 minutes, in 20 fathoms of water. Owned by Vielle & Greene of Buffalo.
She went ashore near Euclid, OH Dec 4, 1854 and wrecked. No lives were lost. She had been bound for Detroit with coal, iron and soap.
Sources: nsp,hgl,bb

------------------------------------------------------1745
MANZANILLA
Other names : none in mmgl as MANZARILLA
Official no. : C85412
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 3-mast
Build info : 1873, L. Shickluna, St. Catharines Ont. as a bark
Specs : 137x26x12, 340gc 320nc
Date of loss : 1887, Oct 13
Place of loss : at Van Buren Pt., 6 mi W of Dunkirk, NY
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : lumb. or stone block
Detail : She was driven ashore and wrecked by a SW gale. Her crew made it ashore on their own, and the skipper was rescued by fishermen from Barcelona, NY in the fishing boat BEECHER after the Lifesaving Service failed to respond.
She had been bound Cleveland for Toronto.
Sister of schooner MAGELLAN(qv)
Registered out of St. Catharines or Hamilton,
to Capt. Williamson, Toronto.
Major repairs in 1880
Sources: mmgl,h,ledc,nsp,wb,win,hgl,sb,pdw,
es1-3

------------------------------------------------------
MAPLE LEAF - See also HONORA CARR

------------------------------------------------------4116
MAPLE LEAF
Other names : none
Official no. : none
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1854, G S Weeks, Buffalo
Specs : 293 t.
Date of loss : 1867, Nov [1st week]
Place of loss : Detroit Island, Death's Door
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : (storm)
Loss of life : (none)
Carrying : lumber
Detail : Reported ashore and a total loss.
Sources: nsp,rsl,hgl

------------------------------------------------------1747
MAPLE LEAF
Other names : none
Official no. : 50396
Type at loss : scow-schooner, wood
Build info : 1866, J Arnold, Port Huron
Specs : 84x20x7, 87 t.
Date of loss : 1879, Nov 19
Place of loss : at Grand Haven, MI
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none of 4
Carrying : lumber
Detail : Bound Whitehall, MI, for Milwaukee, she drove against the north pier at Grand Haven in a storm and went into the shallows. Her crew was rescued by the Lifesaving Service. She was resting fairly easily until the schooner J.A. HOLMES piled ashore at the same spot and cut her in two. HOLMES was later recovered.
Out of Milwaukee.
Sources: mv,h,phr,usls

------------------------------------------------------1746
MAPLE LEAF
Other names : none
Official no. : 50873
Type at loss : scow-schooner, wood
Build info : 1872, Bigland, Bayfield, WI
Specs : 52 t.
Date of loss : 1882, Nov
Place of loss : mouth of Iron River, MN
Lake : Superior
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : lumber,fish
Detail : She was driven ashore and broken up by a storm.
Wrecked and declared lost in 1872, near Isle Royale.
Sources: nsp,gwgl,irs,is,lss,mv

------------------------------------------------------1748
MAPLE LEAF
Other names : none
Official no. : C73914
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1867, Redmond & Tait, Picton, Ont.
Specs : 92x22x8, 114g 108n
Date of loss : 1883, Nov 16
Place of loss : off harbor entrance at Buffalo
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : lumber, staves and wood bolts
Detail : Overwhemed by gale, she was driven ashore and wrecked. She ended up so high on the beach that she was declared a total loss, but was later recovered by Americans and rebuilt as HONORA CARR(qv).
Bound Port Burwell for Buffalo. Hailed from Port Burwell.
mmgl gives date of loss as 10/10/86.
Sources: mmgl,h,hgl,usls

------------------------------------------------------1749
MAPLEDAWN
Other names : built as MANOLA(qv), renamed in 1920
Official no. : C141836
Type at loss : propeller, steel, bulk freight
Build info : 1890, Globe Iron Works, Cleveland hull# 30 US# 92170
Specs : 350x40x21, 2325gc 1835nc
Date of loss : 1924, Nov 30
Place of loss : Christian Isl. near Penetang, Ont.
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : stranded
Loss of life : none
Carrying : barley
Detail : Blinded by snow, disoriented by heavy waves, she went hard aground. Couldn't be pulled off and was cut up for scrap in place. Bound Fort William for Midland, Ont.
Owned by Canada Steamship Lines.
See MANOLA for earlier major accident. Sold Canadian and forward portion built on earlier stern, 1918-20.
Lengthened 68' at Collingwood, 1924.
Sources: csqw,mmgl,slh,is,ns3,mv,lhdc,csv,win,do

------------------------------------------------------1751
MAPLEGROVE
Other names : built as propeller CHEROKEE, renamed MAPLEGROVE in 1919, renamed JED in 1921
Official no. : C141378
Type at loss : propeller, wood, bulk freight
Build info : 1889, M. Lester, Marine City, MI US# 126590
Specs : 208x36x14, 1177gc 636n
Date of loss : 1920, Jul 11
Place of loss : Welland Canal
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : collision
Loss of life : none
Carrying : ?
Detail : She struck a lock gate in the Welland Canal and beached. She was declared total loss and later removed as a hazard, but waspurchased as a wreck and converted to the barge JED in 1921.
Sustained heavy weather damage on L. Ontario Nov 21, 1921 and abandoned to her underwriters. Officially abandoned in 1924.
Sold Canadian, 1919.
Sources: mmgl,h,csv,mpl

------------------------------------------------------1752
MAPLEGULF
Other names : built as PAWNEE, renamed in 1920
Official no. : C141752
Type at loss : propeller, wood, bulk freight
Build info : 1888, M. Lester, Marine City, MI US# 150455
Specs : 174x33x13, 821 t.
Date of loss : 1920, Nov 15
Place of loss : off Kingston, Ont.
Lake : Ontario
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : ?
Detail : While fighting a gale, she rode up on a big wave and cracked in two. She was in a desperate, sinking condition, but still made it into Kingston safely. She was declared a constructive total loss at the dock and was later cut up for scrap.
Sold Canadian in 1920 [Canada Steamship].
Sources: mmgl,ns3,mv,csv,win,mpl

------------------------------------------------------1753
MAPLEHURST
Other names : built as steamer CADILLAC, renamed in 1920
Official no. : C138230
Type at loss : propeller, steel, bulk freight
Build info : 1892, Chicago Shipbuilding, Chicago hull#5 US#126876
Specs : 235x37x19, 1297 t.
Date of loss : 1922, Dec 1
Place of loss : near Portage Ship Canal, Keweenaw
Lake : Superior
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 11 of 20
Carrying : coal
Detail : Her engine failed in gale and she fell into troughs of the big waves, capsized and sank. Some sources say she was driven ashore and wrecked just off Upper Entrance. Bound Lorain, OH for Ft.William, Ont.
Sold Canadian, 1916
Sources: mmgl,gwgl,lss,sol,is,ns3,csv,mpl,eas,bb

------------------------------------------------------4240
DAN MARBLE
Other names : none
Official # : 6093
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1848, J Tyler, Conneaut
Specs : 169 t.
Date of loss : 1875, Jul 21
Place of loss : 8-9 mi E of Long Point
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : (storm or hull failure)
Loss of life : none
Carrying : 300 t. coal
Detail : Bound Detroit for Buffalo, she foundered in 25 fathoms of water. Her crew abandoned in her boat, were picked up by the schooner MONT BLANC and made it to Long Point, from whence the schooner STERLING brought them to Detroit. Her skipper and part owner Capt. C. Talbot, arrived at Detroit with the only thing saved from the vessel - her clock - under his arm.
Out of Buffalo in 1871
Sources : eas,hgl,wl, jb,nsp

------------------------------------------------------1754
J.P. MARCH
Other names : also seen as JOHN P. MARCH
Official no. : 13482
Type at loss : schooner, wood (3-mast), former bark
Build info : 1864, Crozier, Vermilion, OH
Specs : 146x30, 355 t.
Date of loss : 1878, Oct 30
Place of loss : Good Harbor, MI, near Sleeping Bear Point
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 4 of 8
Carrying : coal
Detail : Driven onto the rocks by gale, she broke up and became a total loss.
Sources: mv,ssb,nb,wl

------------------------------------------------------1755
MARENGO
Other names : none
Official no. : 17456
Type at loss : schooner-barge, wood, bulk freight
Build info : 1873, Wolf & Davison, Milwaukee
Specs : 189x32x14, 648g 616n
Date of loss : 1912, Oct 12
Place of loss : near Morgan's Point, Ont., W of Port Colborne
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : Tow of steamer LLOYD S. PORTER(qv), her hawser parted and she was driven on the beach, where she broke up.
Out of Erie, PA
2nd vessel of this name. The first was possibly sunk near the Sisters Islands, Lake Erie, in 1856.
Sources: mv,ns2,ledc,win,mpl,eas,hgl

------------------------------------------------------
MARGARET MARY - See MARY MARGARET

------------------------------------------------------1757
MARGRETTA
Other names : none also seen as MARGARETTA
Official no. : 92423
Type at loss : propeller steam tug, wood
Build info : 1892, Ashtabula, OH
Specs : 53x13x5, 19g 10n
Date of loss : 1907, Oct
Place of loss : off Grindstone City, MI
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : none
Detail : Caught fire and burned to a total loss. Her documents were surrendered at Port Huron, Oct 31, 1907, first registered there Oct 2 of the same year.
Heavily damaged by grounding in great storm of Oct 20, 1905.
Sources: slh,mv,phr

------------------------------------------------------1758
MARIA
Other names : none
Official no. : none
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1836, Maumee, OH
Specs : 24 t.
Date of loss : 1841
Place of loss : near Nine Mile Point, Straits of Mackinac
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : (storm)
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : Foundered.
Sources: slh,hgl

------------------------------------------------------3949
MARIA
Other names : none
Official no. : 50612
Type at loss : scow-schooner, wood
Build info : 1866, A. Stewart, Port Huron
Specs : 95x23x7, 104 t.
Date of loss : 1883, Nov 5
Place of loss : at Hedgehog Harbor, WI
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : lumber
Detail : Went on the rocks in a gale and was expected to go to pieces.
Owned by Saveland & Cushing of Milwaukee.
Sources: nsp,hgl,polk,bb,phr (not in ‘69 or ‘84 mv)

------------------------------------------------------4028
MARIA
Other names : none
Official no. : (91096)
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : (1878, Milwaukee)
Specs : (34x12x4, 9g 8n)
Date of loss : 1895, Nov
Place of loss : near Two Rivers, WI
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none of 6
Carrying : railroad ties
Detail : After she began to leak heavily in a storm, her crew was evacuated by local fishermen. The vessel blew ashore near Two Rivers and broke up.
Sources: bb,mv

------------------------------------------------------
RAMON MARIMON - See also BURLINGTON

------------------------------------------------------
MARINA - See GEORGE A. GRAHAM

------------------------------------------------------4160
MARINE CIGAR
Other names : nicknamed "Fool Killer" by many
Official no. : none
Type at loss : miniature submarine, steel, salvage*
Build info : 1851, Lodner D. Phillips, Michigan City, Ind.
Specs : 40' long, 14 ft. diameter
Date of loss : 1853
Place of loss : Mid-lake over wreck of ATLANTIC (1852 - qv)
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : gear failure
Loss of life : none
Carrying : none
Detail : She had been brought to Lake Erie on a train by her inventor and builder for the purpose of salvaging the ATLANTIC. She began to leak 100' into a preliminary dive, so was raised to the surface and repaired. In an unmanned test dive which followed she was lost when her lift line fouled with the steamer's rigging and broke. The boat fell to the bottom near the ATLANTIC, where it still lies.
*may have been steam-powered, but probably hand-cranked propeller
Sources: fk,is(3-83),nsp

------------------------------------------------------1759
MARINE CITY
Other names : none
Official no. : 16447
Type at loss : sidewheel steamer, wood, passenger & package freight
Build info : 1866, Lester & Arnold, Marine City, MI
Specs : 192x28x11, 695 t.
Date of loss : 1880, Aug 30
Place of loss : 2 mi off Alcona, MI
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : 9 to 20 of 158
Carrying : shingles, fish
Detail : She caught fire while downbound. She was seen to be ablaze from Harrisville, MI, from whence the tugs VULCAN & GRAYLING rushed to her rescue. They and the Sturgeon Point Lifesaving crew saved most of those aboard, but could do nothing for the ship, and she was a total loss. Her boiler was reported to still be visible above water in 1950's, according to local sources.
Sources: hmc,is,sol,h,ach,lhl,phr,hgl,usls,mpl

------------------------------------------------------1760
MARINE CITY
Other names : none
Official no. : 50516
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 2 mast
Build info : 1866, Somers, Marine City, MI as a schooner-barge
Specs : 147x28x11, 338g 321n
Date of loss : 1901, Nov 11
Place of loss : off Goderich, Ont.
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 4 [all]
Carrying : pulpwood
Detail : Bound Blind River, Ont. for Detroit, she went on the rocks at Scarecrow Isl., S of Thunder Bay, MI and was abandoned by her crew. She later slipped off the reef and drifted out into the lake. Steamer INDIA found her abandoned and put 4 men aboard in heavy seas to tow her in, but she drifted away and finally wrecked near the Canadian side.
Built at 128x27x9, 367 t., rebuilt and enlarged in 1875.
Sources: phr,slh,sol,ns1,mv,lhdc,nsp,wl

------------------------------------------------------1761
MARINER
Other names : none
Official no. : none
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1824, A. Jones, Sandusky, OH
Specs : 75x22x7, 96 t.
Date of loss : 1852, fall
Place of loss : near Chicago
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : wrecked
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : Went ashore in a gale and broke up. Her outfit was salvaged the following season by the steamer DETROIT.
Sources: www,hgl,nsp

------------------------------------------------------3487
MARINER
Other names : none
Official no. : 17607
Type at loss : sidewheel steamer, wood [also shown as a steam barge]
Build info : 1860, J.A. Jenking, Detroit
Specs : 81x25x6, 135g 104n
Date of loss : 1869, Nov 20
Place of loss : at Thames, R., Chatham, Ont.
Lake : St Clair
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : none
Carrying : ?
Detail : Destroyed by fire.
Sources: lhl,hgl,hdm,wl,mdwl,eas

------------------------------------------------------
MARINETTE - See also JOHN B. BREYMANN

------------------------------------------------------1762
MARINETTE
Other names : sometimes misreported as MARIONETTE
Official no. : 90766
Type at loss : schooner-barge, wood
Build info : 1873, J. Martel, Saugatuck, MI
Specs : 505g 480n
Date of loss : 1886, Nov 19
Place of loss : SE of Fairport, MI, Garden Peninsula.
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 6 of 7
Carrying : lumber
Detail : Tow of the steamer MANISTIQUE, she broke tow and went ashore in a 3-day NW gale. The woman cook and her 13 year old daughter were among the lost. The wreck eventually washed ashore near Frankfort.
See also MENEKAUNEE.
Owned by Loud of Oscoda.
Sources: mv,nsp,h,lmdc,phr,wb,hgl,sb,eas,es

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MARION - See CHARLES HORN , JURA

------------------------------------------------------
EDGAR MARION - See MARION EGAN

------------------------------------------------------1763
MARJON S or MARION S
Other names : none
Official no. : C158604
Type at loss : propeller tug
Build info : ?
Specs : 5 t.
Date of loss : 1943, Apr 29
Place of loss : 1 mi WSW of Port Burwell, Ont.
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : explosion/fire
Loss of life : 3
Carrying : none
Detail : She exploded and burned to a total loss.
Built or acquired from foreign sources about 1935.
Out of Port Dover, Ont.
Sources: sol,h,win not in mmgl

------------------------------------------------------1474
JOHN MARK
Other names : none
Official no. : 45698
Type at loss : schooner-barge, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1870, A. Turner, Trenton, as 3-mast schooner
Specs : 142x27x9 299g 284n
Date of loss : 1903, Oct 23
Place of loss : off Kelley's Isl.
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : stone
Detail : Bound Marblehead for Fairport, she sprung a leak in heavy seas and foundered. Lifesaving service rescued her crew.
Ashore on Simcoe Isl., L. Ont., with heavy damage in 1870.
Sources: nsp,ns1,mv

------------------------------------------------------
MARKET DRAYTON - See NELLIE SHERWOOD

------------------------------------------------------1764
MAROLD II
Other names : built as steam yacht LaBELLE, renamed 1919
Official no. : 208565
Type at loss : propeller, steel, ferry
Build info : 1911, Dialogue & Sons, Camden, NJ
Specs : 129x19x10, 165g 112n
Date of loss : 1937, Jan 1
Place of loss : Simmons Reef, N of Beaver Island
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : explosion
Loss of life : 5 [all]
Carrying : gasoline
Detail : She and her crew were siphoning gasoline off the stranded tanker J. OSWALD BOYD(qv) when a tremendous explosion occurred, totally destroying MAROLD and her crew. Only pieces of MAROLD were found. The captain’s body washed ashore in Green Bay the next year.
Built as the private yacht of auto (and speed) magnate Alexander Winton. Impressed for service as a subchaser in WW I.
Burned at Marysville, MI, St. Clair R. in Sep, 1921.
Sources: is(2-72),nsp,ltr,gsgl,is,lm,ssm,mpl,eas

------------------------------------------------------
MARQUETTE - See also HOWARD M. HANNA, Jr., B.L. WEBB

------------------------------------------------------1765
MARQUETTE
Other names : none
Official no. : 90142
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1869, J.M. Jones, Detroit
Specs : 139x26x11, 323 t.
Date of loss : 1872, Nov 14
Place of loss : west Channel, Munising Bay
Lake : Superior
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : iron ore
Detail : She stranded in heavy seas. Initial salvage attempts failed and it was hoped that she could winter over and be taken off in the spring, but late fall and winter storms tore her to pieces, and she was abandoned as a total loss in May of the following year..
Sunk with some loss of life
by collision with the bark H. P. Baldwin in the Straits, 1870. Rebuilt at Bay City in 1871.
Homeport: Marquette. Owned by E.B. Ward. Ward built another MARQUETTE by J. Bushnell at Newport, MI, in 1856: 131x30x11, 420 t. (om). She was reported lost at Hope Isl, Ont., in 1862, but apparently had an official number (not issued until 1868) - 16396 - so may have been recovered.
Sources: slh,ms,lss,hgl,mpl,nsp

------------------------------------------------------1767
MARQUETTE
Other names : built as steamer REPUBLIC, renamed, 1890
Official no. : 110465
Type at loss : propeller, wood, bulk freight
Build info : 1881, Presley, Cleveland
Specs : 235x36x18, 1343g 1118n
Date of loss : 1903, Oct 15
Place of loss : near Apostles Isls.
Lake : Superior
Type of loss : hull failure
Loss of life : none
Carrying : iron ore
Detail : Downbound in good weather, she sprang a leak and began to settle bow first. Air trapped in her hull blew her cabins off and broke her in two aft of the pilothouse. The crew escaped in lifeboats as she went down.
Sixth Gilchrist boat to be lost that year: JOHN CRAIG, WAVERLY, A.A. PARKER, V. SWAIN (later recovered), MOONLIGHT.
Sources: nsp,is,gwgl,lss,sagl,ns1,mpl

------------------------------------------------------1766
MARQUETTE
Other names : ?
Official no. : ?
Type at loss : barge
Build info : ?
Specs : ?
Date of loss : 1924
Place of loss : at Essexville, MI, Saginaw
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : "sunk"
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : no detail
Sources: slh

------------------------------------------------------1768
MARQUETTE & BESSEMER No. 2
Other names : none
Official no. : 202514
Type at loss : propeller, steel, carferry, 30 car
Build info : 1905, American Shipbuilding, Cleveland, OH hull #428
Specs : 338x55x20, 2514 t
Date of loss : 1909, Dec 8
Place of loss : midlake, exact location unknown
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 36 [all]
Carrying : 32 coal hopper cars
Detail : Bound Conneaut, OH for Port Stanley, Ont. on her regular roiute, she foundered in a powerful gale. Her distress whistle was heard and lights seen on both sides of the lake as she vainly searched for hours for a safe port. Old-time sailors still claim to her her whistle on stormy nights.
Sources: gs,cfgl,sol,sagl,ns1,mv,ledc,mpl,eas

------------------------------------------------------1769
MARQUIS
Other names : (built as the schooner TOBIAS BUTLER) also seen as MARCUS
Official no. : C71246
Type at loss : schooner-barge, wood, 3-mast
Build info : 1872, Jamieson, Mill Point, Ont.
Specs : 148x29 446gc 424 nc
Date of loss : 1892, Nov 12
Place of loss : off Harbor beach, abreast of Forest Bay
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying :
lumber
Detail : Stranded in a blizzard and gale. USLS saved four of her crew, the rest made it to shore on their own. Registration document says "Got on reef in snowstorm, total loss, 3 mi S of Port Hope."
Heavy damage in the Great Storm of Nov 11-17, 1883, on Lake Ont.
Sources: mmgl,slh,h,hgl,usls,es

------------------------------------------------------
MARS - See also MARTIAN

------------------------------------------------------1770
MARS
Other names : none
Official no. : 50877
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1872, McLeod, New Jerusalem, OH
Specs : 122x27x9, 235g 223n
Date of loss : 1903, Nov 19
Place of loss : S. Fox Island
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : Driven ashore and pounded to pieces by wave action.
Major repairs in 1881
Sources: nsp,sol,ns1,mpl

------------------------------------------------------1771
CAROLINE MARSH
Other names : none
Official no. : C ?
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1852, H. Hacker (or Collins), Port Hope, Ont.
Specs : 320 t.
Date of loss : 1890, Nov 3
Place of loss : harbor at Oswego, NY
Lake : Ontario
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : coal
Detail : Unable to make it into the harbor, she signaled for a tow. Picked up by a harbor tug, but broke her towline and driven ashore, where she broke up in place. Crew rescued by Lifesaving Service .
Reg out of Port Hope to Vinden & Co.
Major repairs in 1883, rebuilt, 1874
Sources: eas,win,clu,is,h,nsp,osdo,wb,hgl,sb,dmt not in mmgl

------------------------------------------------------1772
GEORGE A. MARSH
Other names : none
Official no. : C133750
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 3-mast
Build info : 1882, A.J. Footlander, Muskegon, MI US# 85727
Specs : 135x27x9, 243gc 220nc
Date of loss : 1917, Aug 8
Place of loss : Pigeon Shoal, off Amherst Isl., approach to Kingston, Ont.
Lake : Ontario
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 10 of 13
Carrying : coal
Detail : Bound Big Sodus, NY (or Oswego), for Kingston, Ont. She left port in good weather, but in three hours was in the midst of a terrible gale. She sprang a leak, capsized and foundered after fighting the storm for five hours. At first all but 2 were thought to be lost [4 crew plus captain’s wife and five children] , but in 1927 John W. Smith, her skipper, died in Harrah, OK, after confessing that he had escaped the wreck and fled to the U.S.
Sold Canadian after 1914.
registered out of Kingston
Sources: mmgl,ns2,h,mv,is(2-90),win,osdo,mpl,rp,do

------------------------------------------------------3356
JOHN A. MARSH
Other names : none perhaps built as LIVERPOOL, renamed before '55. Some sources call her JANE ANN MARSH
Official no. : C
Type at loss : schooner-barge, wood
Build info : 1848, Collins, Port Hope, Ont.
Specs : 171 t.
Date of loss : 1883, Oct 22
Place of loss : somewhere off Charlotte, NY
Lake : Ontario
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 4
Carrying : light
Detail : She was bound Montreal for Fair Haven, NY in tow of tug CARIBOO with PACIFIC, EUGENE and one other. The tow was broken up in a gale and MARSH collided with PACIFIC. MARSH drifted away with distress signals flying, but was never seen again. Owned by Vetal Pardee of Montreal
Major repairs in 1857
Sources: nsp,clu,hgl,rsl not in mmgl

------------------------------------------------------1773
PHINEAS S. MARSH
Other names : none
Official no. : 19679
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 3-mast
Build info : 1867, G.W. Jones, Black River, OH
Specs : 177x31x13, 543g 516n
Date of loss : 1896, Aug 26
Place of loss : near Crisp Point, MI
Lake : Superior
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : limestone blocks
Detail : She was driven in by a storm and struck bottom. Her crew took to the rigging as she sank, from whence they were rescued by the Lifesaving Service. MARSH broke up soon after and was declared a total loss Aug 30.
Owned by J. Daville of Cleveland
Sunk in the Straits in the fall of 1869 and again in 1886.
Major repairs in 1880, 83.
Sources: nsp,lssc,lss,gwgl,h,mv,wb,hgl

------------------------------------------------------
MARSHALL - See also CHIEF JUSTICE MARSHALL

------------------------------------------------------1774
J.D. MARSHALL
Other names : none
Official no. : 76964
Type at loss : propeller, wood, bulk freight
Build info : 1891, South Haven, MI
Specs : 155x34x12, 532g 428n
Date of loss : 1911, Jun 11
Place of loss : off Michigan City, IN
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm/stowage
Loss of life : 4
Carrying : iron pigs and machinery
Detail : Her cargo shifted in a moderate blow, causing her to turn turtle and sink. Four divers were arrested for stripping her of artifacts in 1978.
Sources: mv,ns2,lmdc,mv,nsp,mpl

------------------------------------------------------3912
JOHN MARSHALL
Other names : none
Official no. : none
Type at loss : paddle (sidewheel) steamer, wood
Build info : 1839, Perrysburg, OH
Specs : 98x16x7, 108 t. [om]
Date of loss : 1844, Oct 18
Place of loss : SE of Stoney Point
Lake : Ontario
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : passengers
Detail : Bound Kingston, Ont., for Oswego, she was driven ashore by a gale and later pounded to pieces. Her passengers were mainly immigrants [one source says 50 Mormons].
Out of Oswego, NY
Rebuilt and enlarged at Henderson, NY, in 1844.
Sources: nsp,rp,hgl,lhl,wl

------------------------------------------------------1775
AGNES E. MARSILLIOT
Other names : built as brig TOM CORWIN. Often seen as A. E. MARSILLIOT
Official no. : none
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1840, Charleston, OH
Specs : 88x21x8, 129 t.
Date of loss : 1860, Sep 24
Place of loss : 7 mi below Port Stanley.
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 2
Carrying : none
Detail : She had recently been purchased in a crippled condition by her skipper, after being damaged by a fire near Holland, MI, in the fall of 1859. Her skipper/owner thought she could be safely sailed to Port Burwell, since the weather was fine. Enroute she was struck by a freak storm, turned turtle and sank.
Rebuilt in 1857 and renamed.
Owned and skippered by Capt. Burger.
Sources: hgl,sagl,nsp, wl

------------------------------------------------------1776
MARTHA
Other names : ?
Official no. : ?
Type at loss : propeller tug, (wood), fishing
Build info : ?
Specs : 19 t.
Date of loss : 1933, Dec
Place of loss : near Michigan City, IN
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : (storm)
Loss of life : 4 [all]
Carrying : none
Detail : She capsized and sank with all hands.
Sources: lmdc

------------------------------------------------------1777
MARTIAN
Other names : built as propeller MARS, renamed in 1913
Official no. : C216581
Type at loss : propeller, steel, bulk freight [US#93123]
Build info : 1901, Detroit Shipbuilding, Wyandotte, MI hull # 139
Specs : 346x48x28, 3728g 2948n
Date of loss : 1927, Dec 9
Place of loss : Hare Island, Thunder Bay
Lake : Superior
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : ?
Detail : Ashore and wrecked, she was later raised, but there is some confusion over her disposition. Most sources say she was a constructive total loss at this point and never ran again until the hulk was finally scrapped in 1937. Other sources say she ran a few more years, then lay idle until the '37 scrapping.
Rebuilt, 1923 Sold Canadian, 1913 [CSS].
Sources: is,h,ns4,mv,lss,mmgl,win

------------------------------------------------------1778
C.C. MARTIN
Other names : none
Official no. : C116670
Type at loss : propeller steam tug, wood
Build info : 1906, 12-mile Bay, Ont. [near Midland, Ont.]
Specs : 71x16 ft., 78 t.
Date of loss : 1911, Aug 21
Place of loss : off Key Harbour, Georgian Bay
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : sank
Loss of life : 10 [all]
Carrying : none
Detail : Towing barge ALBATROSS(qv), she was probably dragged down when the barge sank unexpectedly. Her crew apparently had enough time to build a substantial raft and drifted for some time before they perished.
Registered out of Midland, Ont..
Sources: nsp,slh,h,www,mmgl,win

------------------------------------------------------1779
D.R. MARTIN
Other names : none
Official no. : 6134?
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 3-mast
Build info : 1857, Quayle & Martin, Cleveland
Specs : 138x30x12, 326g 310n
Date of loss : 1904, Nov 3
Place of loss : Devil's Island, Georgian Bay
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : (storm)
Loss of life : none
Carrying : ?
Detail : Went ashore and wrecked. 47 years old at the time of her loss.
Ashore and in danger of wrecking near Presque Isle, Lake Huron in late November of 1857. Spent the winter in place and recovered in May of the next year. She was so badly holed that she was filled with cedar posts to prevent her from sinking as she was towed in.
Foundered near Milwaukee pier in Sep, 1893.
Rebuilt in 1883
Sources: mv,eas,ns1,nsp,polk,bb

------------------------------------------------------1780
J.B. MARTIN
Other names : none
Official no. : ?
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1858 or 68, J.M. Jones, Detroit
Specs : 385 t.
Date of loss : 1869, Nov 5
Place of loss : northeast of Presque Isle, Mich in 15 fathoms of water
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 10 [all]
Carrying : wheat
Detail : Bound Milwaukee for Buffalo in one of the biggest gales of the century, she passed the Straits of Mackinac on the 4th and was never heard from again. She was located by a diver in March, 1871 and salvage was attempted.
Out of Milwaukee, owned by J. Herrick & Son of New York
Sources: slh,nsp,hgl,mpl,mdwl, not in mv,mmgl,rsl

------------------------------------------------------1781
JESSIE MARTIN
Other names : none
Official no. : 76212
Type at loss : schooner, wood,
2-mast
Build info : 1881, Footlander, Muskegon, MI
Specs : 68x17x6, 42g 40n
Date of loss : 1908, Aug 20
Place of loss : near Ludington, MI
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none of 2
Carrying : lumber
Detail : She stranded and went to pieces in gale.
Capsized during salvage from beach near Grand Haven in Nov of 1882 with loss of one life.
Sources: nsp,mv,phgl,h,lmdc,mpl,rp

------------------------------------------------------1782
JOHN MARTIN
Other names : none
Official no. : 12793
Type at loss : propeller steam tug, wood
Build info : 1857, Quayle & Martin, Cleveland
Specs : 102x19x9, 132g 83n
Date of loss : 1890, Jul
26
Place of loss : Georgian Bay
Lake : Huron
Type of loss :
mechanical failure
Loss of life : none
Carrying : Towing 2 barges laden with ice
Detail : Bound Midland, Ont. for Buffalo with the schooners HAYES and MOTT, she foundered in deep water when her sternpipe broke. Her crew was rescued by the HAYES.
Owned by Rochester Transportation Co. of Rochester, NY
Rebuilt in 1881
, and 1889
Sunk in a collision with the schooner NABOB in May of 1863, while she had the Canadian schooner BRITISH LION (qv) in tow.
Sources: mv,slh,lhl,hgl,mpl,wl,rsl,
es3-2

------------------------------------------------------1783
JOHN MARTIN
Other names : none
Official no. : 75717
Type at loss : schooner-barge, wood, 3-mast, bulk freight
Build info : 1873, Quayle & Martin, Cleveland
Specs : 220x34x14, 938g 891n
Date of loss : 1900, Sep 22
Place of loss : at Ft. Gratiot, MI
Lake : St Clair R
Type of loss : collision
Loss of life : 4
Carrying : iron ore
Detail : She collided with the big steel bulker YUMA and sank quickly. She had been in tow of the steamer GROVER and apparently sheered and was struck and demolished. The wreck was about 100 feet from the American side and it and the wreck of the FONTANA(qv), on the other side, made the channel very narrow.
Sources: nsp,slh,ns1,h,mv

------------------------------------------------------1784
MARIA MARTIN
Other names : none
Official no. : 16433
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 3-mast
Build info : 1866, Quayle & Martin, Cleveland as a bark
Specs : 175x33x13, 568g 540n
Date of loss : 1906, Nov 22
Place of loss : off Detroit
Lake : Detroit R
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : ?
Detail : She broke her layup moorings in a storm and was blown upriver, finally jamming under the Belle Isle Bridge with heavy damage. Declared a constructive total loss, but she was later returned to a berth in Malden, Ontario, for use as a breakwater. This never came to pass, however, and the hulk was left there to rot. In 1935 a dyke built near Bois Blanc Island (Bob-Lo) changed the current and she began to make her way back into the channel. She was finally distroyed by explosives in July of 1935.
Stranded near Beaver I., L. Mich in fall, 1870, declared lost.
Major repairs in 1871,81,83,84
A small tug of this name was built at Cleveland by James Harley in 1858.
Sources: sagl,ns1,mv,nsp,mpl,ae

------------------------------------------------------1786
S.K. MARTIN
Other names : built as prop CITY OF ST. JOSEPH, renamed 1888
Official no. : 126125
Type at loss : propeller, wood, bulk freight
Build info : 1883, J.H. Randall, Benton Harbor as a passenger/package freight steamer
Specs : 153x28x11, 303g 241n
Date of loss : 1912, Oct 12
Place of loss : 3 miles off Harbor Creek, NY
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : coal
Detail : She sprang a leak in a gale and sank, but her crew made it to shore in her yawl. Owned by William J. Jock et al of Marine City, MI.
Converted from a passenger/package freighter to a bulker in 1888. She was one of the earliest vessels to be converted to a fore and aft cabin bulker.
Burned at Benton Harbor in 1883.
Sources: mv,ns2,mv,ledc,phr,mpl,eas

------------------------------------------------------1787
W.J. MARTIN
Other names : none
Official no. : C116664
Type at loss : propeller tug, wood
Build info : 1905, Midland, Ont.
Specs : 69x15, 86 t.
Date of loss : 1905, Nov
Place of loss : 12-mile Bay of Georgian Bay
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : stranded/fire
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : She stranded and burned, no detail
Sources: lhdc,mmgl,csv,do

------------------------------------------------------1785
MARY MARTINI
Other names : none
Official no. : 90978
Type at loss : propeller, wood, passenger & package freight
Build info : 1877, F. Wheeler, W Bay City, MI hull# 1
Specs : 85x19x6, 91g 76n
Date of loss : 1885, Dec 23
Place of loss : Brule Pt., 13 mi E of Grand Marais, MN
Lake : Superior
Type of loss : navigational error
Loss of life : none
Carrying : misc cargo
Detail : She stranded in fair weather and became a total loss, but her passengers and crew were taken off by the Duluth tug T.H. CAMP. Enrollment surrendered at Duluth the 30th.
Out of Marquette.
Sources: mv,vbs,lss,hgl,mpl

------------------------------------------------------3809
RICHARD MARTINI
Other names : none - often seen as just MARTINI
Official no. : 56508
Type at loss : scow barge, wood, lighter
Build info : 1876, L. A. Holmes, Sebewaing, MI
Specs : 134x28x9, 266g 253n
Date of loss : 1905, Apr 23
Place of loss : just upriver from Belle Isle bridge
Lake : Detroit R.
Type of loss : hull failure
Loss of life : none
Carrying : street sweepings and dunnage
Detail : Suffered a massive hull failure while upbound in tow of the tug LORMAN. Sides fell open and deck caved in under a heavy load, sending her to the bottom quickly. The wreck was later dynamited to empty her, then towed to the "Grosse Pointe dump" and abandoned on June 20. Owned by Berry Co. of Detroit
Sources: nsp,vbs,mpl

------------------------------------------------------1788
SELDEN E. MARVIN
Other names : none
Official no. : 115771
Type at loss : schooner-barge, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1882, Bailey Bros., Toledo as a 3-mast schooner
Specs : 175x33x12, 618g 588n
Date of loss : 1914, Nov 19
Place of loss : off Crisp Point, E of Grand Marais, MI
Lake : Superior
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 7(ca)[all]
Carrying : lumber
Detail : Tow of the lumber hooker C.F. CURTIS(qv) with ANNIE F. PETERSON (qv), she was caught in a terrific gale and separated from the others. All three vessels were lost, with the MARVIN being torn to pieces and sunk somewhere in this vicinity. Her wreckage was strewn on the beach all along this coast.
Owned by Edward Hines Lumber Co. of Chicago
Sources: nsp,lssc,lss,lol,mol,gwgl,sol,ns2,mv,mpl,eas

------------------------------------------------------1789
SYLVANUS MARVIN
Other names : also seen as S. MARVIN, SYLVESTER MARVIN
Official no. : none
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1842, Sam’l Farmin or Farnum, Milwaukee
Specs : 65x19x6, 65 gt. [om]
Date of loss : 1851, May 22
Place of loss : off Grand Haven, MI or Racine, WI
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : "lost"
Loss of life : 9
Carrying : ?
Detail : no detail
Sources: is,hgl,mpl,bb,wl

------------------------------------------------------
MARY - See also MAJOR ANDERSON

------------------------------------------------------1790
MARY
Other names : ?
Official no. : none
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : about 1835
Specs : 40 t.
Date of loss : 1844, Fall
Place of loss : mouth of Saginaw Bay
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : foundered
Loss of life : (none)
Carrying : ?
Detail : She swamped and was abandoned in the mouth of the Bay, wreckage drifting ashore near Goderich a few days later.
Sources: slh,is,nsp,+

------------------------------------------------------3488
MARY
Other names : ?
Official no. : C none
Type at loss : schooner, wood (3-mast)
Build info : (1848, L. Shickluna, St. Catharines)
Specs : (112 t.)
Date of loss : 1859, Aug 17
Place of loss : at Oswego, NY
Lake : Ontario
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : grain
Detail : Caught fire from a burning grain elevator while she was tied to a dock. The dock, the elevator and the MARY were destroyed.
Sources: nsp,is,rnc not in mmgl

------------------------------------------------------1797
MARY
Other names : often seen as MARY OF DETROIT
Official no. : 50620
Type at loss : scow-schooner, wood
Build info : ?
Specs : 28 nt
Date of loss : 1870, Oct 17 (1860 also given, but ‘70 is correct)
Place of loss : Cleveland near the lighthouse
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 4 [all]
Carrying : stone
Detail : Bound Kelley's Island for Cleveland, she struck a pier in a gale, broke up and sank. Her skipper had sailed from Kelley's Island into the storm despite entrreaties by his brother, who had had a premonition that something dreadful was about to happen to the scow. The vessel was later raised and MAY have been rebuilt.
Owned by Martin L. Peterson, who had just paid the last installment of her purchase price of $600.
Noted in 1872 Merchant Vessels as "lost."
Homeport: Detroit
Sources: nsp,is,(hgl),rnc,
mv

------------------------------------------------------3748
MARY
Other names : none
Official no. : 16416
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1869 or earlier (1851, Lafrinier, Cleveland)
Specs : 82 t. (94 t., om)
Date of loss : 1878, Sep 10
Place of loss : 25 mi out of Chicago
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 4 (all?)
Carrying : wood
Detail : When she became waterlogged she was abandoned by the crew in her yawl, but neither boat nor crewmen ever made it to shore. Out of Chicago.
Sources: usls,mv,rsl

------------------------------------------------------3357
MARY
Other names : none
Official no. : C74378
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1877, G. Harker, Merriton, Ont.
Specs : 84x20x7, 87g 87n
Date of loss : 1905, Nov 6
Place of loss : East of Oswego
Lake : Ontario
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 4 [all]
Carrying : coal
Detail : Bound Fair Haven, NY, for Napanee under command of her owner Andy Baird, she was caught in a terrific storm. She was last seen off Oswego driving eastward under bare poles. Some wreckage of her was later found floating near Galoo Isl.
Out of Napanee
Sources: nsp,tfgl,mmgl

------------------------------------------------------1791
MARY
Other names : none
Official no. : 90910
Type at loss : propeller, wood, passenger & tug
Build info : 1876, Brooks, Milwaukee
Specs : 71x13x6, 36g 22n
Date of loss : 1910
Place of loss : 18 mi from S. Chicago
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : none
Detail : Foundered in a gale.
Sources: mv,lmdc

------------------------------------------------------3639
MARY AMELIA
Other names : none
Official no. : 50611
Type at loss : scow-schooner, wood
Build info : 1865, Bedford, Port Huron, MI
Specs : 85x24x7, 99g 90n
Date of loss : 1899?
Place of loss : halfway between Bar Pt. & Det. R. mouth
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : collision
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : Foundered as a result of a collision and became a total loss.
Sources: phr,mv,polk

------------------------------------------------------1792
MARY AND LUCY
Other names : none
Official no. : C77773
Type at loss : scow-schooner, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1855, Roderick Calkins, Cleveland [US# 17571]
Specs : 94x23x7, 113gc/nc*
Date of loss : 1879, Nov
Place of loss : shore of Chantry Isl. near Southampton, Ont.
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 3
Carrying : pine lumber
Detail : She was driven into the shallows and wrecked by the action of waves. Four crewmen from the steamer MANITOBA attempted to take her crew off, but their yawl capsized and 3 of them were lost.
Out of Goderich, Ont.
Sold Canadian, 1879, after wrecking near Goderich.
*Original measurements - rebuilt and enlarged at Algonac, MI, in 1866.
Sources: mv,mmgl,tfgl,slh,is,h,lhdc,phr,win,rsl,nsp

------------------------------------------------------4189
MARY ANN
Other names : built as IDA or IOTA
Official no. : ?
Type at loss : scow-schooner, wood
Build info : 1855, St. Catharine's Ont.
Specs : 52 t.
Date of loss : 1870, Jul 1
Place of loss : at Marblehead, Oh
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : stone
Detail : She arrived at Marblehead, her destination, and came to anchor off shore. A sudden squall tore her from her moorings and she went ashore, where she was quickly pounded to pieces. A few days later her outfit was salvaged, but the vessel was a total loss, financially ruining her owner and skipper, Capt. Henderson.
Rebuilt in 1869.
Sources: nsp, rsl,hgl

------------------------------------------------------1793
MARY ANN
Other names : ?
Official no. : ?
Type at loss : propeller steam tug, wood
Build info : ?
Specs : 6 t.
Date of loss : 1882, Sep 10
Place of loss : Owen Sound, Georgian Bay
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 2
Carrying : none
Detail : Foundered. No detail.
A schooner of this name was reported lost near Grand Haven the same year by hgl, see MARY NAU.
Sources: hgl,slh,rp not in mmgl

------------------------------------------------------3641
MARY D
Other names : none
Official no. : 90992
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1877, D. Dutcher, Sebewaing, MI
Specs : 81x19x5, 52g 51n
Date of loss : 1901, Aug 30
Place of loss : 17 mi N of Sand Beach USLS station
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : ?
Detail : She sprang a leak in a NW gale and was abandoned by her crew after she filled. The Pte. Aux Barques Lifesaving Service crew pulled out to her and were able to get her into Sand Beach with the help of a tug, but she was apparently stripped and abandoned. Document surrendered at Port Huron Sep 30, 1901, annotated "Total loss off Pte Aux Barques, 9-1-01."
Rebuilt and lengthened in about 1887.
Sources: phr,vbs,mv,wes

------------------------------------------------------3810
MARY FRANCES
Other names : none
Official no. : C33549
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1848, L. Shickluna, Prescott, Ont. (1851 also given)
Specs : 91x20x9, 96 t.
Date of loss : 1865, Jul
Place of loss : near "Chervell" in the vicinity of Rondeau, Ont.
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : (storm)
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : "Wrecked," and a total loss of about $2,600.
Major repairs several times.
Sources: mmgl,hgl,rsl,nsp

------------------------------------------------------1794
MARY HATTIE
Other names : none
Official no. : 16458
Type at loss : scow-schooner, wood
Build info : 1866, Summerfield, New Baltimore*, MI
Specs : 100 ft., 174 t. (141n in '69)
Date of loss : 1889, May 30
Place of loss : near Whitestone Point, MI, lower Saginaw Bay
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying :
lumber
Detail : She lost her sails and began to sink in a storm. Her crew took to the rigging as she went down and were rescued by the Tawas Point Lifesaving Service crew.
Went ashore and declared a total loss near Forestville, MI, in 1888.
*place of build also given as New Liverpool, MI
Major repairs in 1881 and 82 Owned by McKay of Port Huron
Sources: mv,slh,nsp,phr,jb

------------------------------------------------------3811
MARY JANE
Other names : ?
Official no. : none
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : (Manitowoc)
Specs : ?
Date of loss : 1857, Nov 16
Place of loss : 12 mi N of Chicago
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : lumber
Detail : Driven back by a gale while attempting to make Chicago harbor, she was eventually abandoned by her crew and went ashore, where she broke up.
Another MARY JANE, a schooner, was reported wrecked and a total loss at Chicago, Dec 22, 1857. She capsized off the harbor entrance after being denied entrance by a heavy northeaster. Out of Manitowoc. [nsp only]
May be the vessel of this name reported sunk at Toronto in 1855.
Sources: nsp,hgl

------------------------------------------------------1795
MARY JANE
Other names : none
Official no. : C ?
Type at loss : bark, wood, 3-mast (maybe schooner)
Build info : 1862, L. Shickluna, St. Catharines Ont.
Specs : 142x26x12, 345 t.
Date of loss : 1881, Nov 19
Place of loss : Long Point Cut, near Port Rowan, Ont.
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 9
Carrying : telegraph poles
Detail : Bound Port Hope. Ont. for Erie, PA., she was driven ashore by a storm and broke up. The first known of her fate was when wreckage washed ashore near Dunkirk, NY, on the 20th.
Owned by Capt. Flanagan and others of Toronto.
Ashore on Long Point in the fall of 1863 and not recovered until the following spring.
Another MARY JANE (US#90077) is shown in 1884 Merchant Vessels as "lost or otherwise out of service."
Sources: mmgl,clu,h,ledc,usls,es

------------------------------------------------------3869
MARY KAY
Other names : built as PAYDAY II, renamed CAPT. G.H. SMITH or SWIFT in 1987
Official no. : 275121
Type at loss : propeller diesel tug, steel
Build info : 1957, Franklin, LA
Specs : 55 ft., 35 t.
Date of loss : 1988, Sep 1
Place of loss : Just west of Oswego, NY
Lake : Ontario
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none of 2
Carrying : none
Detail : She had just been purchased by new owners in N. Weymouth, MA, and was enroute there from Rochester, NY, when caught by a following gale. Nine-foot waves swamped her fantail and washed down her hatchways. She filled, listed and sank quickly. The U.S.C.G. out of Oswego saved her 2-man crew.
She was previously owned by International Barge Lines and had been on the lakes, stationed at Port Weller, Ont., since July of 1987.
Sources: net,mpl

------------------------------------------------------
MARY LYDIA - See M. J. CANFIELD

------------------------------------------------------1756
MARY MARGARET
Other names : also seen as MARGARET MARY
Official no. : none
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1852, Chicago
Specs : 51x18x5, 39 gt. [om]
Date of loss : 1854, Nov 9
Place of loss : 20 miles off Milwaukie [later Milwaukee]
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : lumber
Detail : Bound for Chicago, she was caught in a gale, filled and capsized. The crew clung to the heaving wreck for four hours until rescued by the schooner MAGIC.
On May 30, 1853 she capsized between Muskegon and Grand Haven in heavy weather. Four crewmen were trapped below and drowned, while the captain and mate held on for 60 hours until picked up by a passing ship. The hulk was towed in two weeks later.
Sources: is,hgl,nsp,bb

------------------------------------------------------3695
MARYSBURGH
Other names : none
Official no. : C none
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1870, J. Tait, Marysburg, Ont.
Specs : 99x22x9, 150 t.
Date of loss : 1881, Oct 31
Place of loss : near Port Union, Ont.
Lake : Ontario
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : Ashore and wrecked, a total loss.
Also in trouble on Pt.Pelee in 1871, and damaged in a collision off Braddock's Point, Lake Ontario, in the spring of 1876.
Sources: clu,mmgl,win,nsp,rp

------------------------------------------------------1798
MARYSVILLE
Other names : built as propeller NORMANDIE, renamed in 1920
Official no. : 130655
Type at loss : propeller, wood, bulk freight
Build info : 1894, P. Thrall, Green Bay, WI
Specs : 160x35x11, 567g 430n
Date of loss : 1928, Jun 25
Place of loss : mouth of Belle River, Marine City, MI
Lake : St Clair R
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : She burned to waterline and sank at the mouth of the river. She had been tied up at a dock when she caught fire.
Sources: sol,ns3,mv,mpl,eas

------------------------------------------------------
MASON - see also GOVERNOR MASON

------------------------------------------------------1800
JANE MASON
Other names : none
Official no. : 76139
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1880, J. Huxtable, Sand Beach, MI
Specs : 60x15x6, 33 t.
Date of loss :
1889, Oct 30
Place of loss : near Oscoda, MI
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : ?
Carrying :
bricks
Detail : Stranded and wrecked. Document surrendered at Port Huron 11/20/1890 annotated "wrecked, total loss."
Sources: mv,slh,phr,
jb

------------------------------------------------------1801
L.G. MASON
Other names : none
Official no. : 15325
Type at loss : sidewheel tug, wood, rafting tug
Build info : 1864, Kelley, Grand Rapids, MI
Specs : 122x17x5, 139g 117n
Date of loss : 1886, Oct 15
Place of loss : Saginaw River at Bay City
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : none
Detail : Burned to a total loss and sank.
Remains are still visible near Lafayette Bridge, Bay City.
Out of E. Saginaw in '84
Rebuilt, 1879
Sources: mv,slh,lsp,lhl,phr,hgl,mpl

------------------------------------------------------3996
L. M. MASON
Other names : none
Official no. : none
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1853, J. P. Arnold, Port Huron
Specs : 125x25x11, 340 t. om
Date of loss : 1861, Nov 21?*
Place of loss : near Presque Isle, MI
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : (none)
Carrying : ?
Detail : She was driven ashore by a gale, along with at least 8 other schooners in the same vicinity. She was stripped and abandoned the following week, and presumably broke up.
*Tuesday before Oct 24.
Sources: nsp,hgl (shows Lake Ont.)

------------------------------------------------------3812
MAGGIE MASON
Other names : none
Official no. : C83387
Type at loss : propeller (tug), wood
Build info : 1882, Alexander Coghill, Toronto, Ont.
Specs : 53x17, 56gc 38nc
Date of loss : 1893
Place of loss : Burlington Bay
Lake : Ontario
Type of loss : (storm)
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : none
Detail : Went ashore and broke up.
Sources: mmgl,csv,hgl

------------------------------------------------------1802
NELLIE MASON
Other names : none
Official no. : 130221
Type at loss : schooner-barge, wood, 3-mast
Build info : 1882, Crosthwaite, E. Saginaw
Specs : 181x33x12, 554g 527n
Date of loss : 1905, Nov 13
Place of loss : Cleveland harbor
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : coal
Detail : Outbound for Alpena in tow of the steamer LANSING with the barge B.W. PALMER, she struck the breakwall and stranded. Not too badly damaged initially, but destroyed by a series of storms before she could be released.
Stranded and burned on Observation Point, near Alpena in Oct, 1887, declared total loss and documents surrendered, but later refloated and rebuilt. Also had major repairs in 1883, 1895
Sources: nsp,slh,ns1,h,mv,ledc,phr,wb,mpl,eas

------------------------------------------------------
E.L. MASON - See ELLA G. STONE

------------------------------------------------------1803
R.P. MASON
Other names : none
Official no. : 21877
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 3-mast
Build info : 1867, H. Pierson, Ferrysburg (Grand Haven), MI
Specs : 115x25x8, 155g 148n
Date of loss : 1917, Jun 20
Place of loss : unreported
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm (also given as fire)
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : Swamped and sank in a storm during her 50th season.
Capsized and sank, drowning 5, in the Straits, Oct 15, 1871, during a salvage operation. The following summer she was raised and towed to St. Helena inverted by stuffing her hull with cedar posts to make her bouyant.
Ashore with heavy damage near Chicago in May of 1883.
Driven ashore and broke her back near Marinette, WI, May 2, 1905.
Sources: ns2,nsp,usls,mpl,sip,eas

------------------------------------------------------3603
MASSASAUGA
Other names : none
Official no. : 91332
Type at loss : propeller, wood
Build info : 1881, Hingston, Buffalo as a yacht
Specs : 94x16x6, 165g 136n
Date of loss : 1888
Place of loss : unreported
Lake : unreported
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : Burned to a total loss.
Hgl shows her burned at Gibraltar in 1890.
May have been either a yacht or a tug at time of loss.
Sources: phr,mv,hgl

------------------------------------------------------1804
MASSASOIT
Other names : built as schooner JESSE H. LINN, renamed in 1888
Official no. : 75605
Type at loss : schooner-barge, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1874, Linn & Craig, Gibraltar, MI
Specs : 189x34x16, 842g 800n
Date of loss : 1904, Nov 25
Place of loss : Niagara River, above the falls
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : stranded
Loss of life : none
Carrying : light
Detail : Stranded on the waterworks intake crib and sank. She was considered uneconomical to salvage, and was abandoned, then dynamited as a hazard to navigation in the spring of 1905. Her stranding and the subsequent blasting caused expensive damage to the water works and its crib.
Spent the winter of 1874-5 ashore, thought to be a total loss, but recovered in June of the following year.
Sources: nsp,sol,ns1,mv,eas

------------------------------------------------------1805
MASSILON
Other names : none
Official no. : 16431
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 3-mast with foretop & topgallant sails
Build info : 1857, Roderick Calkins, Cleveland as a bark
Specs : 130x26x12, 298g 278 n
Date of loss : 1876, Oct 19
Place of loss : 20 mi above Pte Aux Barques, MI
Lake : Huron
Type of loss :
hull failure
Loss of life : none
Carrying : limestone
Detail : Bound Kelley's Island, on Lake Erie, for Chicago, she sprang a leak -
probably from her heavy cargo - and went down in about 20 minutes. Her crew quickly abandoned her in her yawl and drifted for five hours until picked up by the tug VULCAN.
Owned by James Corrigan, Cleveland
Probably same vessel as wrecked in Sleeping Bear Bay in Dec, 1858.
Sources: slh,mv,ssb,hgl,nsp,rsl,jb

------------------------------------------------------1806
JOSEPH G. MASTEN
Other names : none
Official no. : 13750
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 3-mast, bulk freight
Build info : 1867, Quayle & Martin, Cleveland as a bark
Specs : 186x34x13, 620g 590n
Date of loss : 1897, Dec 4
Place of loss : N of Two Rivers, WI
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : coal
Detail : Blown ashore and wrecked.
Sources: h,mv,hgl,mpl

------------------------------------------------------
I.U. MASTERS - See PHOENIX

------------------------------------------------------1807
MATAAFA
Other names : built as propeller PENNSYLVANIA, renamed 1899
Official no. : 150810
Type at loss : propeller, steel, bulk freight
Build info : 1899, Cleveland Shipbuilding, Cleveland hull# 33
Specs : 430x50x29, 4775g, 3957n
Date of loss : 1905, Nov 27
Place of loss : Duluth harbor
Lake : Superior
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 9
Carrying : iron ore
Detail : Outbound from Duluth with the barge JAMES NASMYTH, she was unable to breast a terrific gale. She turned back, dropped the barge some miles out and tried to make the harbor. Her machinery failed and she was driven on the breakwater, where she broke in two. Heroic effort by Lifesaving Service saved the forward crew but those stranded on the after end froze to death within sight of a crowd gathered on the breakwater.
Recovered, converted to auto carrier in '46, scrapped in '65
Sources: a&f,mol,gwgl,sol,is,h,ns1,nsp,mpl,eas

------------------------------------------------------1808
MATERIAL SERVICE
Other names : none
Official no. : 228371
Type at loss : motor vessel, steel, bulk freight, self-unloading
Build info : 1929, L. Smith, Sturgeon Bay, WI hull# 253
Specs : 240x40x15, 1077g 736n
Date of loss : 1936, Jul 29
Place of loss : off S. Chicago lighthouse
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 15 of 22
Carrying : sand
Detail : Foundered in a heavy summer gale. She was a canal motor barge not designed for open-lake use.
Wreck lies in 31 ft of water, 2100 ft, 12 deg from Calumet harbor light.
Link
Sources: glp,mv,s,sol,ns4,h,lmdc,mpl

------------------------------------------------------3894
SAMUEL L. MATHER
Other names : also seen as S. L. MATHER
Official no. : 23925
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1870, Nicholls, Vermilion, OH
Specs : (538 t.)
Date of loss : 1877, Aug 9
Place of loss : 4 miles off Cat Head Point, near Leelanau, MI
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : collision
Loss of life : none
Carrying : iron ore
Detail : She was bound Escanaba for Cleveland with a heavy load. She collided on a dark, rainy night with the schooner MARY COPLEY, which was bound from Chicago on the opposite tack. She sank quickly in deep water, while COPLEY stood by and picked up her crew. Owned by C.P. Minch and Capt. Treuter of Cleveland.
Sources: nsp,hgl,wl

------------------------------------------------------
SAMUEL MATHER - See also CLIFTON

------------------------------------------------------1809
SAMUEL MATHER
Other names : none
Official no. : 116142
Type at loss : propeller, wood, bulk freight
Build info : 1887, Cleveland
Specs : 246x40x19, 1576g 1287n
Date of loss : 1891, Nov 22
Place of loss : Off Pt. Iroquois, Whitefish Bay
Lake : Superior
Type of loss : collision
Loss of life : none
Carrying : wheat
Detail : She collided with the package freighter BRAZIL in thick fog and sank in the early a.m. BRAZIL picked up her crew. She was a major loss of $176,000.
Wreckage, in well-preserved state, was located by divers in 1978.
Home port: Cleveland - owned by Pickands, Mather & Co.
Sources: mv,is(2-69),lss,lssc,gwgl,nsp,wb,hgl,sb,eas

------------------------------------------------------1810
MATILDA
Other names : none
Official no. : 50157
Type at loss : sloop-barge, wood
Build info : 1863, Auger, Montreal, PQ
Specs : 141x25x11, 298 t.
Date of loss : 1886, Dec 1
Place of loss : near Pine River, lower Saginaw Bay
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : wine and coal
Detail : Tow of the tug PETER SMITH, she was cut by ice and went down. in 35 ft of water off Pte. Au Gres. SMITH saved her crew. Bound Kelley's I., Lake Erie, for Saginaw.
Former St. Lawrence R. river barge sold U.S. in 1866, and owned out of E. Saginaw.
Sources: nsp,phr,mmgl,slh,hgl,rsl

------------------------------------------------------1811
MATOA
Other names : later GLENRIG(1923) and HUGUENOT(1926)
Official no. : 92204
Type at loss : propeller, steel, bulk freight
Build info : 1890, Globe Iron Works, Cleveland hull# 34
Specs : 290x40x24, 2311 t.
Date of loss : 1913, Nov 11
Place of loss : Port Austin Reef, mouth of Saginaw Bay
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : coal
Detail : A powerful vessel, she was driven aground by the "Big Storm" of 1913. Declared a total loss, she was later recovered & rebuilt at great cost.
Cut in two and reassembled on saltwater, 1915. Cut in two again and returned to Lakes as a Canadian in 1923. Scrapped in 1937 after a period of idleness.
Sources: gsgl,slh,lol,sol,h,mv

------------------------------------------------------1812
MATTAWAN
Other names : none
Official no. : C71607
Type at loss : propeller, wood, freighter
Build info : 1874, Cantin, Montreal
Specs : 143x26, 348 t.
Date of loss : 1888, Oct 8
Place of loss : SE of Forestville, MI
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : (storm)
Loss of life : none
Carrying : ?
Detail : Stranded and a total loss near Richmondville.
Her machinery later was salvaged.
Rebuilt, 1887
Sources: mmgl,slh,csv,nsp,hgl,jb

------------------------------------------------------1813
MAUD L
Other names : none
Official no. : C126265
Type at loss : propeller steam tug, wood
Build info : 1907, E.S. Pratt, Parry Sd., Ont.
Specs : 75x15, 48g 33n
Date of loss : 1915, Dec 13
Place of loss : Vail's Point, near Owen Sound
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : none
Detail : Burned to a total loss.
Out of Toronto.
Sources: slh,win,mmgl

------------------------------------------------------4241
MAUDE
Other names : also seen as MAUD
Official # : 92937
Type at loss : propeller, wood, packet
Build info : 1899, Alex Anderson, Marine City, MI
Specs : 95x23x7, 98g 67n
Date of loss : 1917, Nov 25
Place of loss : at St. Clair, MI
Lake : St Clair R
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life :
Carrying :
Detail : Burned to a total loss at her dock.
Sunk in a collision with the prop HILTON in 1915.

Sources : eas,mv,hmc,hcgl

------------------------------------------------------1814
MAUMEE VALLEY
Other names : none
Official no. : 17992
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 3-mast
Build info : 1868, F. E. Bugbee, Maumee, OH
Specs : 127x26x12, 214g 203n
Date of loss : 1900, Nov 22
Place of loss : near Pt Pelee
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 7 [all]
Carrying : coal
Detail : After she was driven aground by gale, her crew clung to her rigging for three days while several rescues were attempted. Finally all died before help could reach them.
Ashore and abandoned on Lake Superior in fall, 1869.
Sources: gs,ns1,h,mv,ledc,nsp,lss,mdwl

------------------------------------------------------4190
THEODORE W. MAURICE
Other names : also seen as T. W. MAURICE
Official no. : none
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 2-mast [also referred to as a brig]
Build info : 1837, Fairport, Oh
Specs : 52x18x5, 46 t.
Date of loss : 1850, Sep 2
Place of loss : Wind Point, Wisc
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : oak plank
Detail : She passed Milwaukee in a waterlogged and out-of-control condition, then went on the rocks and capsized near Wind Pt. Her crew made it to shore, but the vessel broke up, a total loss.
Out of Cleveland
In 1874 it was reported that she had carried the smallest cargo of grain that had ever left Lake Michigan for an Eastern port.
Rebuilt in 1841
Sources: nsp,hgl,wl,bb

------------------------------------------------------1815
MAUTENEE
Other names : none also seen as MANTENEE
Official no. : 50962
Type at loss : schooner-barge, wood, bulk freight, 2-mast
Build info : 1873, A. Turner, Trenton, MI as a 3-mast schooner
Specs : 200x34x15, 647 t.
Date of loss : 1905, Oct 20
Place of loss : near Ripley, NY
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : light
Detail : She broke loose from her tow steamer and was driven ashore. Her crew was rescued by the Lifesaving Service from the beach with a breeches' buoy. The vessel was torn to pieces by storms that followed.
Official records say she was lost this date near Pictou, Ont
Registered out of Bay City.
rebuilt in 1882
Sources: ns1,phr,gs,mv,ledc,mpl,eas

------------------------------------------------------1817
MAXWELL A
Other names : none
Official no. : C92302
Type at loss : propeller steam tug, wood
Build info : 1891, J. Davidson, W. Bay City US#92302
Specs : 80x21x7, 98cg 66nc
Date of loss : 1915,
Place of loss : Port Burwell, Ont.
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : none
Detail : Reportedly burned to total loss, but still listed on "Canadian List of Shipping" in 1920 - dropped in 1923.
Built and worked for Gilchrist Transp. Co. for several yrs.
Fishing tug on and off over the years. Sold Canadian in 1909.
Sources: vbs,csv,mmgl

------------------------------------------------------1818
A.C. MAXWELL
Other names : none
Official no. : 1893
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 3-mast
Build info : 1870, W. Crosthwaite, E. Saginaw
Specs : 167x32x12, 469g 446n
Date of loss : 1908, Nov 5
Place of loss : Woolworth's Dock, Sault Ste. Marie, MI
Lake : Superior
Type of loss : collision
Loss of life : none of 6
Carrying : ?
Detail : 20 feet of her bow were sheared off by the big steel steamer R. W. ENGLAND, which went out of control and struck her. Total loss and abandoned in place.
Also sunk in 1883 and 1885. In the 1885 incident, near Goderich, Ont., a group of Canadian fishermen rescued her crew and were later awarded lifesaving medals by the U.S. Lifesaving Service.
Sources: mv,eas,ns1,sbs,vbs,nsp,phr,usls

------------------------------------------------------1819
EMILY B. MAXWELL
Other names : none
Official no. : C112362
Type at loss : schooner-barge, wood, bulk freight, 3-mast
Build info : 1881, Hanson & Scove*, Manitowoc, WI as a schooner US#135536
Specs : 149x31x11, 362gc 327nc
Date of loss : 1909, Aug 31
Place of loss : Cleveland harbor
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : (none)
Carrying : ?
Detail : Driven on the breakwater at Cleveland and torn to pieces.
*builder also shown as Rand & Burger
Sold Canadian, 1903
Sources: ns1,mv,ledc,win,mmgl,mpl

------------------------------------------------------1820
WILLIAM MAXWELL
Other names : none
Official no. : 80963
Type at loss : propeller steam tug, wood, fishing
Build info : 1883, Chicago
Specs : 67x17x6, 35g 18n
Date of loss : 1908, Sep 15
Place of loss : Thunder Bay Reef, Thunder Bay, MI
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : (storm)
Loss of life : none of 7
Carrying : none
Detail : Stranded and demolished.
Sources: mv,slh

------------------------------------------------------
MAY FLOWER - See also MAYFLOWER

------------------------------------------------------1823
MAY FLOWER
Other names : also seen as MAY-FLOWER, MAYFLOWER
Official no. : none
Type at loss : sidewheel steamer, wood, passenger & package freight
Build info : 1848, J. Lupton, Detroit, MI
Specs : 283x36x14, 1354 t. [om]
Date of loss : 1854, Nov 11
Place of loss : off Pt. Pelee
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : fog/ice
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : railroad iron
Detail : She struck an ice floe in fog and sank in Pelee Passage. The steamer PEARL remained with her for several days to try to save her, but finally stripped and abandoned her on Dec 2. Her cargo was salvaged in 1889.
She was a very large vessel for her day. Owned by Michigan Central Line.
Sources: hdm,lhl,lm,hgl,mpl,nsp,rnc

------------------------------------------------------3489
MAY FLOWER
Other names : none
Official no. : none
Type at loss : propeller, wood, tug
Build info : 1864, McDole, Newport or Muskegon, MI
Specs : 122x22x12, 57 t.
Date of loss : 1865, Nov 8
Place of loss : on Detroit R.
Lake : Detroit R
Type of loss : navigational error
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : Stranded and wrecked.
Sources: lhl,nsp

------------------------------------------------------
MAY LILY - See GRACE

------------------------------------------------------4167
MAY QUEEN
Other names :
Official # : none
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1855, J. M. Jones, Milwaukee
Specs : 246 t. om
Date of loss : 1859, Nov 21
Place of loss : Tawas Bay
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : wheat and barley
Detail : Bound Milwaukee for Oswego in a blinding blizzard, she got off course and struck the bar south of the tip of Tawas Point. Her crew took to the rigging as she went down, wrapping themselves in the sails for warmth, until they were rescued by local fishermen the next day.
Recently sold to Oswego parties, formerly out of Milwaukee.
Her wreckage probably discovered off Tawas Point in low-water year of 2000.
Sources : nsp,is,rnc

------------------------------------------------------1821
MAY QUEEN
Other names : none
Official no. : none
Type at loss : sidewheel steamer, wood, passenger & package freight
Build info : 1853, Alva C. Bovee, Trenton, MI
Specs : 218x30x11, 694 t. [om]
Date of loss : 1865, Sep 17
Place of loss : near Sheboygan, WI (also given as Cheboygan, MI)
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : (storm)/fire
Loss of life : none
Carrying : Gen merch, pass.
Detail : She stranded tightly; tugs that were sent to her aid were unable to release her that fall and she was left in place. During the winter she was released and towed to Milwaukee, where she caught fire and burned to the waterline Jan 15, 1866. Her hull was reportedly later resurrected and rebuilt to a towbarge, which foundered on Lake Michigan while under tow, Oct 31, 1868.
Owned by Goodrich Line in 1865.
Another MAY QUEEN, a steamer, was reported ashore and total loss at Port Colborne in November of 1866. Cargo grain. Value $2000. (globe)
Sources: is,rsh,less,lhl,hgl,mpl,rsl,wl,bb

------------------------------------------------------
MAYERS - See POLLY M. ROGERS

------------------------------------------------------
MAYFLOWER - See also MAY FLOWER, COMET (1861 loss)

------------------------------------------------------1824
MAYFLOWER
Other names : none
Official no. : 16400
Type at loss : brig, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1844, A.A. & S.W. Turner, Cleveland
Specs : 104x24x9, 209 t.
Date of loss : 1867, Nov 14
Place of loss : off Port Sanilac, MI
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : 7,000 bu wheat
Detail : Bound Port Elgin, Ont., for Buffalo, she was dismasted off Point aux Barques by a gale, then was driven southeastward to founder off Port Sanilac, MI. Her crew were taken off by local fishermen, who risked their lives in the rescue.
Owned by M. J. Grogan of Chicago.
Probably also the vessel that capsized off Black River, OH, in 1864, killing 8.
Sources: slh,hgl,mpl,wl,nsp

------------------------------------------------------3718
MAYFLOWER
Other names : none
Official no. : 16468
Type at loss : propeller, wood, bulk freight
Build info : 1852, B.B. Jones, Buffalo
Specs : 185x28x13, 623g 415n
Date of loss : 1883, Nov 4
Place of loss : Point Abino, near Buffalo [also given as Long Point]
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : lumber and 3-barge tow
Detail : Stranded broadside to the beach and pounded to pieces in a gale. Her crew made it to shore in her yawl.
Owned by Blanchard of Detroit
Built as a very fine passenger steamer, rebuilt at Detroit to this steam barge in 1867-68.
Sources: polk,hgl,lhl,nsp,mpl,wl,eas,eb

------------------------------------------------------1825
MAYFLOWER
Other names : none
Official no. : ?
Type at loss : scow-schooner, wood
Build info : 1889
Specs : 147 ft, 230 t.
Date of loss : 1891, Jun 2
Place of loss : S end of Madeline Isl., Apostles group
Lake : Superior
Type of loss : foundered
Loss of life : 1 of 4
Carrying : stone
Detail : Bound Portage Entry for Duluth in tow of the tug CORA A. SHELDON, she capsized after her deck cargo shifted and sank near LaPorte, WI in a NW gale. 3 crew were saved by the tug.
Owned by Leathem & Smith, Sturgeon Bay, WI
This or another scow of the same name was capsized off Cleveland in Aug, 1871, and left to go to shore to break up.
Sources: gwgl,wb,lss,hgl,sb,sip,eas

------------------------------------------------------1826
MAYFLOWER
Other names : ?
Official no. : C ?
Type at loss : steamer (propeller, wood, pass &pkg frt?)
Build info : (1891, Baxter, Ont.)
Specs : (14 nt.)
Date of loss : 1900
Place of loss : near Penetanguishene, Ont., Geo. Bay
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : No detail
(perhaps MAY FLOWER, C94690, 36 ft, 14 gt, b. 1890 Port Severn. Rebuilt in 1901, broken up 1912. - mmgl)
Sources: slh

------------------------------------------------------
ISAAC MAY - See ORION

------------------------------------------------------1822
EMMA A. MAYS
Other names : also seen as E.A. MAYES, EMMA A. MAYES, EMMA ELIDA MAYES [from launch article]
Official no. : 8722
Type at loss : schooner-barge, wood, bulk freight
Build info : 1871, P. Lester, Marine City, MI as a schooner
Specs : 170x31x10, 429g 410n
Date of loss : 1884, May 10
Place of loss : off Grand Isl., near Munising, MI
Lake : Superior
Type of loss : ice
Loss of life : none
Carrying : stove coal
Detail : Bound Cleveland for Thunder Bay, Ont in tow of the tug MUSIC, she struck an ice floe and sank quickly in 90 fathoms of water. Her crew abandoned. Document surrendered Jun 24, 1884.
Owned by F. Morrell of Detroit
Major repairs in 1880
Sources: mv,hmc,ms,phr,lss,polk,jb

------------------------------------------------------1827
NELLIE MAYS
Other names : sometimes seen as NELLIE MAYO
Official no. : 18626
Type at loss : propeller steam tug, wood
Build info : 1868, W. Crosthwaite, Saginaw
Specs : 63x14x5, 35 t.
Date of loss : 1870
Place of loss : At Saginaw or on Saginaw Bay
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : none
Detail : Destroyed by fire.
One source says she was still in service afterward, destroyed by fire in 1887. Above is official.
Not in '84 mvus
Sources: slh,vbs,phr,hgl

------------------------------------------------------1828
MAZEPPA
Other names : built as steamer FARMER, name changed in 1851
Official no. : none
Type at loss : sidewheel steamer, wood
Build info : 1848 Kingston, Ont.
Specs : 250 t.
Date of loss : 1856, Nov [probably the great storm of the 4th]
Place of loss : near Southampton, Ont
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : (storm)
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : "Wrecked." No further detail. Reported ashore on the 12th.
A schooner of this name was built 1854, Montreal (77x17x7, 78gc), seized by U.S. Govt at Detroit, 1856.
Rebuilt, 1851 at Bath, Ont.
Sources: mmgl,slh,is,csv,hgl,rnc,
ctw

------------------------------------------------------4242
MAZEPPA
Other names : none
Official # : 16419
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1857, D. O'Connor, Buffalo
Specs : 290 t. [301 t. om]
Date of loss : 1868, Nov 22
Place of loss : near Norwood, MI, Grand Traverse Bay
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : (storm)
Loss of life : none
Carrying : light [had just unloaded]
Detail : Just as she pulled away from the pier, she went out of control, went ashore and was wrecked. A few days later she was regarded as a total loss, abandoned.
Out of Chicago
Sources : nsp,rsl ,mv,wmn

------------------------------------------------------
McALLISTER BROS. - See LAUREN CASTLE

------------------------------------------------------
BRUCE A. McALLISTER - See KILLARNEY

------------------------------------------------------3813
McARTHUR
Other names : none
Official no. : C72586
Type at loss : propeller tug, wood
Build info : 1877, Geo. Chaffey & Bros, Portsmouth, Ont.
Specs : 103x25x8, 190gc 83nc
Date of loss : 1890, Apr 26
Place of loss : Collins Bay, Ont.
Lake : (Huron or Ontario)
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : none
Detail : Burned to a total loss.
Out of Kingston.
Sources: mmgl,csv,hgl

------------------------------------------------------1829
JAMES McBRIDE
Other names : none
Official no. : none
Type at loss : brig, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1848, Chas. Stephens, Irving, NY
Specs : 125x25x10, 272 t.
Date of loss : 1857, Oct 19
Place of loss : near Sleeping Bear Point
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : (none)?
Carrying : wood
Detail : Bound from Manitou Islands to Detroit, she was forced ashore and wrecked. Her gear and rigging were salvaged in November. Out of Chicago.
Rammed by schooner C.R. WILLIAMS and sunk near Milwaukee, Oct. 6, 1855.
1st vessel to have carried a cargo directly from W Indies to Chicago [1848]. Also made other trips to the Atlantic.
Sources: ssb,nb,hgl,nsp,wmn

------------------------------------------------------1830
A.J. McBRIER
Other names : none
Official no. : 106305
Type at loss : propeller, wood, freighter
Build info : 1884, Wilson, NY, as a schooner
Specs : [95x23x7, 111g 106n as schooner]
Date of loss : 1907, May 10
Place of loss : Maxon Mill, Georgian Bay
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : none
Carrying : light
Detail : Had just finished unloading household goods for the establishment of a lumber camp when she caught fire and burned to a total loss.
Converted from schooner to steamer after 1898
Out of Saginaw
Sources: eas,nsp,slh,phr

------------------------------------------------------1831
FRED McBRIER
Other names : none
Official no. : 120452
Type at loss : propeller, wood
Build info : 1881, F. Wheeler, W Bay City hull #12
Specs : 161x31x12 442g 354n
Date of loss : 1890, Oct 3
Place of loss : 7 mi E of Waugoschance Pt., western Straits
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : collision
Loss of life : none
Carrying : iron ore
Detail : She collided with the propeller PROGRESS in fog and sank in 7 minutes
, having been struck squarely amidships. She had been downbound towing the barges A.STEWART and J.B. LOZEN, and the two steamers had misunderstood signals while passing.
Owned out of Detroit by N. Whipple and J. Andrews [her capt]
Located by divers in 1966.
Sources: vbs,sbs,slh,lmdc,ssm,hgl,mpl,
es

------------------------------------------------------1832
D. McCLELLAN
Other names : none also seen as D.M. McCLELLAN
Official no. : 6931
Type at loss : scow-schooner, wood
Build info : 1877, W. Aulders, E. Saginaw
Specs : 56x16x5, 28g 20n
Date of loss : 1883, Jun
Place of loss : Mud Lake, St. Mary's R.
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : (collision)
Loss of life : 4
Carrying : ?
Detail : Foundered, no detail. Documents not surrendered until Sept, 1885. Wreck removed in 1888.
Sources: nsp,slh,vbs,polk,phr,hgl

------------------------------------------------------3490
GEORGE B. McCLELLAN
Other names : none
Official no. : 10212
Type at loss : propeller steam tug, wood
Build info : 1860, B.F. Benjamin, Chicago
Specs : 57x15x8, 26g 13n
Date of loss : 1905, Jan 31
Place of loss : unreported
Lake : unreported
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : none
Detail : Burned to a total loss.
Also reported to have burned at Michigan City in 1898.
Still out of Chicago in 1895.
Major repair in 1871.
Sources: polk,lhl,mv,rsl

------------------------------------------------------1833
B.B. McCOLL
Other names : built as H.M.S.SERVITOR, renamed PULOE BRANI in 1923, B.B. McCOLL in 1926 , A.J. PATMORE in 1929, ROTARY in 1942, A.J.PATMORE again in 1945, PEGGY REINAUER in 1946 and DETROIT in 1955
Official no. : BR136820
Type at loss : motor tanker, steel
Build info : 1914, His Majesty's Shipyard, Chatham, Eng.
Specs : 210x34x15, 1,023 t.
Date of loss : 1928, Jul 27
Place of loss : in harbor at Buffalo, NY [McColl Bros Dock]
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : fuel
Detail : Burned at a dock and declared a total loss, but later recovered & converted to a tank barge. Repowered in 1930.
Built as a British naval tanker, sold American 1928. She was assigned to the U.S. Navy as ROTARY, a fuel oil tanker, from 1942 to 45.
Sources: h,csv,win,anfs

------------------------------------------------------1834
McCONNELL (J.H. McCONNELL?)
Other names : ?
Official no. : ?
Type at loss : scow, wood (steamer?)
Build info : ? (1877, Pt. Harmar, OH)
Specs : ? (138 gt.)
Date of loss : 1898, Nov 24
Place of loss : harbor entrance at Erie, PA
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : sank
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : No detail
Parenthesized vessel shows in hgl but not Polk or other reference sources. Perhaps unregistered.
Sources: h

------------------------------------------------------
L.A. McCORQUEDALE - See RALPH BUDD

------------------------------------------------------
McCORMICK - See ISABELLA H.

------------------------------------------------------1835
ANTHONY McCUE
Other names : none
Official no. : 166145
Type at loss : canal barge, wood
Build info : 1914, Kingston, NY
Specs : 114 ft, 485g 485n
Date of loss : 1925, Nov 8
Place of loss : 2 mi E of Dunkirk, NY
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : Broke away from the steamer BARRYTON and stranded, a total loss.
*eas gives 485 t.
Sources: eas,mv,ledc,

------------------------------------------------------3588
J. McCULLOUGH
Other names : also seen as J.M. McCULLOCH
Official no. : 12810
Type at loss : barge, wood
Build info : 1862, Erie, PA as a schooner
Specs : 119x25x8, 161 t.
Date of loss : 1872
Place of loss : off Pt. Pelee
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : (storm)
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : Wrecked. Document surrendered at Port Huron in 1879.
Sources: phr,mv,hgl

------------------------------------------------------3814
J.G. McCULLOUGH
Other names : none
Official no. : 12974
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1863, F. Canfield, Ogdensburg, NY
Specs : 85x19x7, 112g 86n
Date of loss : 1869, Jul 3
Place of loss : 20 miles from Bailey’s Harbor, WI [Clay Banks]
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : collision
Loss of life : none
Carrying : pig iron
Detail : She was bound Escanaba for Kenosha early in the morning fog when she collided with the bark PENSAUKEE out of Pensaukee, WI, for Chicago. One of her masts fell and smashed her lifeboat, but her crew was able to clamber aboard the PENSAUKEE before McCOLLOUGH sank about 20 minutes later.
Out of Kenosha, WI
Sources: nsp,hgl,mv,bb,rsl,mdwl

------------------------------------------------------1836
McDERMOTT
Other names : ?
Official no. : ?
Type at loss : barge, (wood)
Build info : ?
Specs : ?
Date of loss : 1902
Place of loss : 75 yds NE of Thunder Bay light, MI
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : ashore and wrecked in storm.
Sources: slh,

------------------------------------------------------1837
CHARLES C. McDONALD
Other names : none
Official no. : 125023
Type at loss : propeller steam tug, wood
Build info : 1870, Buffalo
Specs : 48x12x6, 16g 12n
Date of loss : 1893, Fall
Place of loss : Saginaw River near Saginaw
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : none
Detail : Destroyed by fire.
Sources: mv,slh,phr,hgl

------------------------------------------------------1838
J.H. McDONALD
Other names : none
Official no. : C107170
Type at loss : propeller steam tug, wood
Build info :
1902, R. J. Morrill, Collingwood, Ont.
Specs : 65x12x7, 41gc 28 nc
Date of loss : 1934, Jan 11
Place of loss : Government Wharf, Southampton, Ont.
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : none
Detail : Burned to a total loss.
Built or acquired from foreign sources about 1898.
Reg. out of Collingwood
Sources: slh,h,win
,hcgl not in mmgl

------------------------------------------------------4191
JOHN A. McDONALD
Other names : also seen as J.A. McDONALD - built on hull of J.A. TORRANCE
Official # : C77812
Type at loss : scow-schooner, wood
Build info : 1863, J. Glover, Port Rowan, Ont*
Specs : 87x20x7, 127 t.
Date of loss : 1871, Sep 15
Place of loss : on Long Point, about 5 miles "above the point"
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : "pail wood"
Detail : She was loading her Carrying from a dock when a sudden squall blew up, destroyed the dock, and drove the scow ashore. A tug worked on her, but she was not expected to be recovered as it was thought she would not hold together under strong pulling.
Ashore with heavy damage at Port Burwell, Ont, Oct, 1864.
* built on hull of J. A. TORRANCE, which was built at Wellington Sq. Ont. in 1841
Sources : nsp,rsl,mmgl,clu,rsl

------------------------------------------------------1839
JOHN A. McDONALD
Other names : none
Official no. : C none
Type at loss : propeller, wood sometimes listed as a large tug
Build info : 1866, H. Roney, Garden Isl. Ont.
Specs : 298 or 326 t.
Date of loss : 1872, Nov 17
Place of loss : Salt Point, near Presqu'ile, Ont.
Lake : Ontario
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : coal
Detail : She was driven into shallows, struck bottom and sank. Declared a total loss, but reportedly later recovered. Shows on official lists only sporadically from here on, but hgl shows her still in use as late as 1898.
Some sources show her as a paddle steamer, others a schooner
Sources: clu,h,do,wl,nsp not in mmgl

------------------------------------------------------
LOUISA McDONALD - See LILY E.

------------------------------------------------------
R. McDONALD - See PINE LAKE

------------------------------------------------------1840
ROBERT McDONALD
Other names : none (may have been former schooner PARTHENON)
Official no. : C94921
Type at loss : propeller, wood, freighter
Build info : 1890, Hepburn, Picton, Ont. as a schooner-barge
Specs : 96x19, 97 t.
Date of loss : 1919,
Place of loss : at Picton, Ont.
Lake : Ontario
Type of loss : "sank"
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : Sank in the harbor and was abandoned.
Converted from 2-mast schooner to steam in 1907.
Sources: mmgl,csv

------------------------------------------------------1841
DUNCAN ELLIOT McFARLAND
Other names : also seen as D.E. McFARLAND
Official no. : C74373
Type at loss : propeller steam tug, wood
Build info : 1873 or 75, David Bell, Buffalo
Specs : 41x14x7, 22gc 16nc
Date of loss : 1880, Aug 8
Place of loss : near Morgan Point, W of Port Colborne, Ont.
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : (storm)
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : Foundered off the point.
Sold Canadian, 1876
Sources: mmgl,h,win,hgl

------------------------------------------------------1842
JOHN A. McGEAN
Other names : none
Official no. : 205032
Type at loss : propeller, steel, bulk freight
Build info : 1908, American Shipbuilding, Lorain, OH
Specs : 432x52x28, 5100g 3777n
Date of loss : 1913, Nov 11
Place of loss : midlake, off the Tawasses
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 28 [all]
Carrying : coal
Detail : Considered unsinkable, she foundered in the "Big Storm" of 1913. Her exact position when she went down was a mystery until her wreckage was located in 1985 near where she was last sighted.
Sources: is(3-71),nsp,lol,slh,glss,ttgl,sol,ns2,h,lhdc,mpl

------------------------------------------------------1843
NELLIE McGILVRAY
Other names : also seen as N. McGILVRAY, NELLIE McGILVERAY, NELLIE McGILVERY , NELLIE McGILVRA
Official no. :
52856*
Type at loss : schooner-barge, wood
Build info : 1870, Williams, Black Rock, NY
Specs : (150x27x13,) 427 g
Date of loss : 1882, Aug 28
Place of loss : Portage Canal, Keweenaw Pen.
Lake : Superior
Type of loss : stranded
Loss of life : none
Carrying : ?
Detail : She struck a pier at Portage entrance to the canal and became a total loss. Blown up by dynamiting as a hazard, Oct 26, 1882.
Also wrecked on Lake Erie in 1874.
*A barge NELLIE McGILORA of Buffalo is reported as receiving registration no. 93835 in Jun, 1873. She was also 427 t.
Sources: is,h,nsp,win,lss,df

------------------------------------------------------1844
J.G. McGRATH
Other names : also seen as J.W. McGRATH.
Official no. : C none
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1870, L. Shickluna, St. Catharines, Ont.
Specs : 104x26x12, 279 t.
Date of loss : 1878, Oct 28
Place of loss : 20 mi off Long Point
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : stone blocks
Detail : Foundered in 150 ft. of water. Her crew was at first reported as lost.
Hailed from St. Catharines, owned by Shickluna
Also ashore on Long Point with heavy damage in Nov, 1873.
Sources: nsp,mmgl,clu,h,ledc,win,hgl,mpl

------------------------------------------------------
CYNTHIA McGREGOR - See WESTERN

------------------------------------------------------1845
MARY A. McGREGOR
Other names : none
Official no. : 92075
Type at loss : propeller, wood, bulk freight
Build info : 1889, Duncan Robertson, Grand Haven, MI
Specs : 179x33x15, 711g 582n
Date of loss : 1920, Aug 28
Place of loss : Magnetic Shoal, Georgian Bay
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : stranded/fire
Loss of life : none
Carrying : salt
Detail : Grounded, she caught fire and burned to the waterline before she could be released.
Sources: vbs,nsp,slh,gsgl,sol,ns3,mv,mpl,eas

------------------------------------------------------1846
McKAY
Other names : ?
Official no. : none
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : ?
Specs : ?
Date of loss : 1856, Nov 4
Place of loss : near the piers in Chicago harbor
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : light, outbound for lumber
Detail : Foundered in a gale in the harbor.
Sources: lmdc,hgl,rnc

------------------------------------------------------1847
JOHN M. McKERCHEY
Other names : none
Official no. : 203204
Type at loss : propeller, steel, bulk freight sandsucker
Build info : 1906, Great Lakes Engineering, Ecorse, MI
Specs : 151x37x11, 506g
Date of loss : 1950, Oct 16
Place of loss : near harbor at Lorain, OH
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : hull failure
Loss of life : 1 of 20
Carrying : 700 t. sand
Detail : She capsized and sank in 30 feet of water after springing a leak. Her skipper went down with the ship, probably becoming wedged in the pilothouse door as the boat went over. The rest of crew went into the water or into a lifeboat and were rescued by the Coast Guard. She went down 1.2 miles NW of W breakwater light. Wreck was removed in 1954.
Sources: nsp,eas,mv,is,ns4,h,ledc,mpl

------------------------------------------------------1848
P.E. McKERRAL
Other names : also seen as P.R. McKERRAL
Official no. : C none
Type at loss : propeller, wood "steam scow"
Build info : 1869, McKenzie, Wallaceburg, Ont.
Specs : 97x24, 136 t.
Date of loss : 1878, Sep
Place of loss : at Collingwood, Ont.
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : Burned to the waterline at her home port.
Possibly recovered. Not in clu after 1878.
Sources: csv,mmgl,clu,slh,hgl

------------------------------------------------------1849
MARY E. McLACHLAN
Other names : none
Official no. : #C138004
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 3-mast
Build info : 1893, F. Wheeler, W. Bay City US#92503
Specs : 251x41x16,
1735nc
Date of loss : 1921, Nov 7
Place of loss : Mountain Bay
Lake : Superior
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : Foundered in a gale.
Also stranded with heavy damage at Black Bay, Ont., Oct 20, 1913. Document surrendered, but recovered and rebuilt.
Sold Canadian in 1916
Sources: vbs,ns3,phr,eas,win,do,rl
,hcgl not in mmgl

------------------------------------------------------3362
MARY McLANE
Other names : none
Official no. : 17578
Type at loss : propeller steam tug, wood
Build info : 1868, Miller, Chicago
Specs : 55x15x7, 40g 20n
Date of loss : 1903, Oct 7
Place of loss : Niagara River at Sour Spring Grove
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : none
Carrying : none
Detail : She caught fire while running from Tonawanda to Buffalo. She was beached to save her crew and eventually burned out. The hulk was later towed to Buffalo, where the engine was removed and the hull abandoned.
Rebuilt, 1880
Sources: nsp,polk,mv,lhl,mpl

------------------------------------------------------1850
J. LOOMIS McLAREN
Other names : none
Official no. : 76331
Type at loss : schooner, wood, lumber
Build info : 1882, Rand & Burger, Manitowoc, WI
Specs : 132x29x10, 287g 272n
Date of loss : 1894, May 18
Place of loss : off 27th St. N of downtown Chicago
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 1
Carrying : lumber
Detail : Lost from tow of a tug in terrific gale when her towpost ripped out, spraying flying gear which killed her mate. She went into the shallows where police and bystanders rescued the balance of her crew. Broke up in place.
Sources: h,mv,lmdc,is,hgl

------------------------------------------------------1851
ANDREW A. McLEAN
Other names : none
Official no. : 106734
Type at loss : propeller steam tug, wood
Build info : 1890, J. Davidson, W. Bay City
Specs : 51x15x7, 24g 12n
Date of loss : 1916
Place of loss : SE of Tawas City
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : none
Detail : Foundered in a storm.
Document surrendered at Port Huron Jul 9, 1917.
Sources: vbs,slh,phr

------------------------------------------------------
JOHN McLEAN - See EDWARD C. WHALEN

------------------------------------------------------3717
D. McLEOD
Other names : none
Official no. : C116361
Type at loss : propeller steam tug, wood
Build info : 1903, Goderich, Ont.
Specs : 69x15, 36g 25n
Date of loss : 1932, Nov 1
Place of loss : Finlay Bay near Silver Islet, Ont.
Lake : Superior
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : none of 5
Carrying : none
Detail : Burned to a total loss.
Out of Port Arthur, Ont.
Sources: csv,mmgl,win,rl not in lss

------------------------------------------------------1852
JANE McLEOD
Other names : none also seen as JAMES McLEOD
Official no. : C none
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1868, M. Simpson, St. Catharines Ont.
Specs : 125x26x10, 230 t.
Date of loss : 1890, Nov 10
Place of loss : Near McLeod Island, Georgian Bay
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : light
Detail : She stranded and became a total loss in Georgian Bay, while anchored for the night off the island. She left her name behind on McLeod Island, where she went ashore. A vessel identified as the McLEOD is a frequent dive target in the area.
BUT one source reports her sunk in Niagara Bay, Lake Erie in 1891!
Rebuilt, 1880
Sources: clu,is,slh,lhdc,win,net,do not in mmgl

------------------------------------------------------1853
SYDNEY C. McLOUTH
Other names : built as steamer ROCHESTER renamed in 1906
Official no. : 110438
Type at loss : propeller, wood, package freight
Build info : 1890, Union Dry Dock, Buffalo hull# 53
Specs : 267x41x16, 2220g 2046n
Date of loss : 1912, Jun 28
Place of loss : off Peshtigo, WI, near Marinette
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : gen merch
Detail : She burned to a total loss and sank. Wreck located 4.75 mi 175deg 35' from Oconto South Pierhead
light in 18 feet of water.
Sources: glp,sol,ns2,mv,phr,mpl,eas,hcgl

------------------------------------------------------3631
McMULLEN & PITZ DREDGE
Other names : ?
Official no. : ?
Type at loss : dredge barge
Build info : ?
Specs : ?
Date of loss : 1919, Nov 18
Place of loss : off Sheboygan, WI
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : none
Detail : Enroute to Sheboygan in tow to dredge the river, she sank in a storm in 75 ft. of water.
Sources: nsp

------------------------------------------------------
P.B. McNAUGHTON - See JOSEPH H.

------------------------------------------------------1854
JOHN A. McPHAIL
Other names : none
Official no. : C194591
Type at loss : propeller ferry, passenger & automobile
Build info : 1955, Collingwood, Ont.
Specs : ?
Date of loss : 1964, May 10
Place of loss : several miles north of Pte Aux Barques [18 mi N also given]
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : none
Detail : Chained in tandem behind the tug G.W. ROGERS with the similar ferry JAMES W. CURRAN (qv). CURRAN was struck by tornado and sank, McPHAIL dragged down behind, into 200 ft deep water. Both vessels were being towed to Kingston, Ont. for refitting before going into service to Wolfe Isl., Ont.
Owned by Ontario Dept. of Highways.
Sources: is(2-64),mpl not in mmgl

------------------------------------------------------1855
BELLE McPHEE
Other names : none
Official no. : C71182
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 3-mast
Build info : 1850, A. McPhee, Owen Sound, Ont.
Specs : 114x21x8, 121gc 121nc
Date of loss : 1876, May 7
Place of loss : near Thornbury, Ont., W of Collingwood
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : ice
Loss of life : none
Carrying : ?
Detail : Caught in a spring "ice shove" crushed and sank in 50 fathoms of water, 8 mi N of Nottawasaga light. Her crew barely had time to escape her sinking. Also reported as having stranded.
Reg. out of Owen Sound.
Sources: mmgl,lh,slh,h,win,hgl,jb

------------------------------------------------------1856
PATRICIA McQUEEN
Other names : built as BALTIMORE, renamed n 1936; renamed MARCAIBO II in 1970, JIGGS in 1982
Official no. : C138142
Type at loss : propeller tug, steel
Build info : 1941, American Shipbuilding, Lorian, OH [US#208787]
Specs :
61x16x8, 45g 31n
Date of loss : 1956, Apr 3
Place of loss : W of Livingstone Channel Light, off Belle Isl
Lake : Detroit R.
Type of loss : "sank"
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : Sank in the channel. Later recoverd.
Registered out of Amherstburg.
Rebuilt to a yacht in 1970
Sources: h,win ,mpl,hcgl not in mmgl,csv

------------------------------------------------------1857
MAGGIE McRAE
Other names : none
Official no. : C ?
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 3-mast former bark
Build info : 1872, Andrews & Son, Port Dalhousie, Ont.
Specs : 139x20x11, 329gc 314nc
Date of loss : 1888, May 30 (Jun 4 also given)
Place of loss : 10 mi off Thunder Cape Light
Lake : Superior
Type of loss : ice
Loss of life : none of 7
Carrying : wheat
Detail : Tow of tug BRUNO(qv) after dark, she stove in her bow planking in collision with an ice sheet and sank. Bound for Kingston.
Hailed from St. Catharines
Sources: mmgl,clu,nsp,gwgl,is,lss,wb,win,sb,eas

------------------------------------------------------1858
MARY McVEA
Other names : also seen as MARY McVIE, M. McVEY
Official no. : 90179
Type at loss : schooner, wood (some sources say small steamer.)
Build info : 1870, McVey, Ganges, (MI?)
Specs : 208 t.
Date of loss : 1878, Oct 9
Place of loss : 1/4 mi SW of Walker's Pt., Manitoulin Isl.
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : (storm)
Loss of life : none
Carrying : oats, 120 bbl pork
Detail : Stranded and wrecked. Due to an ongoing dispute as to whether she could be salvaged by an American tug in Canadian waters, she went to pieces before she could be pulled off. Out of Grand Haven, MI
Sources: win,slh,nsp,mv

------------------------------------------------------
JOHN J. McWILLIAMS - See M.J. BARTELME

------------------------------------------------------1860
MEARS
Other names : none
Official no. : 90460
Type at loss : schooner-barge, wood, bulk freight
Build info : 1869, McDole, Lincoln, MI as a 3-mast schooner
Specs : 172x29x13, 429g 409n
Date of loss : 1889, Nov 27
Place of loss : 8 mi N of AuSable, MI
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 1
Carrying : lumber
Detail : She was driven ashore and broke up in a gale. She had been the tow of the steamer S.S. WILHELM with the barge MIDNIGHT (qv), broke loose and drifted around for quite some time. Crew of MIDNIGHT had abandoned their boat and come aboard her earlier. A MEARS crewman died of exposure just as the Lifesaving Service pulled alongside in their rescue boat.
Rebuilt, 1881
Sources: mv,sol,h,lhdc,nsp,phr,hgl,sb,eas

------------------------------------------------------3491
CHARLES MEARS
Other names : none sometimes seen as CHARLES MEERS
Official no. : none
Type at loss : propeller, wood
Build info : 1856, Luther Moses, Cleveland
Specs : 127x26x8, 272 t.
Date of loss : 1864, Aug 7
Place of loss : at Muskegon
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : none
Carrying : none
Detail : Destroyed by fire.
Lengthened in 1862, major repairs in 1863
Sources: lhl,hgl,wl,rsl

------------------------------------------------------1861
MECHANIC - brig. (US# 16399) Shown in many sources as lost in October, 1871. Actually was reported missing in a gale with all hands, but showed up in Chicago nearly a month late.
Sources: sagl,mv,hgl,nsp,mpl

------------------------------------------------------1862
A. MEDBURY
Other names : also seen as A. MEDBERY
Official no. : 388
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1855, Burton Parsons, Vermillion, OH
Specs : 112x24x9, 226 t. om
Date of loss : 1872, Nov 6
Place of loss : 100 yds N of Four Mile Point, near Niagara
Lake : Ontario*
Type of loss : collision
Loss of life : none
Carrying : salt
Detail : Bound for Chicago, she collided near Snake Island with the schooner HERCULES and was cut nearly in two. She sank very quickly, her crew having time only to save themselves.
*Also given in error as Lake Michigan
Major repairs in 1861,68
Sources: (mv),nsp,dmt,wl,rsl,pdw

------------------------------------------------------3492
MEDIATOR
Other names : none built on the bottom of the schooner SINBAD or SINDBAD
Official no. : 16395
Type at loss : schooner-barge, wood
Build info : 1862, Johnson, Clayton, NY
Specs : 127x26x11, 257g 244n
Date of loss : 1898, Sep 18
Place of loss : S of Eagle River, MI
Lake : Superior
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : lumber
Detail : Tow of the steamer KALKASKA, she was torn loose in a gale and driven ashore. Later removed from the beach and towed to Houghton, but too badly damaged to be returned to service. Her towmate J.H. MEAD was also cast ashore, but was recovered. Crews made it to the beach on their own. Her remains were later towed in and abandoned off the grounds of Michigan Technological University, Houghton.
Sunk in a storm near Racine, WI, in 1888. Thought to be beyond repair, but later towed to Chicago in a waterlogged condition with her decks awash.
Major repair in 1883
Sources: ks,polk,lss,hgl,bb,rsl,df,wl

------------------------------------------------------1863
MEDITERRANEAN
Other names : none
Official no. : 17029
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1859, D. Rogers, Sodus Pt., NY
Specs : 123x25x10, 239 gt.
Date of loss : 1891, Sep 24
Place of loss : 2 miles S of harbor at Sheboygan, WI*
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : plaster
Detail : Bound Alabaster, MI for S. Chicago, she was overwhelmed and foundered in gale. Her crew was rescued, picked up by the schooner JOHN MEE.
*Also given as 25 miles out
She was owned by E.G. Kohnert
Rebuilt, 1881 and 1891
Sources: mv,sol,lmdc,nsp,wb,hgl,sb,mpl,bb,rsl,eas

------------------------------------------------------3656
MEDORA
Other names : none
Official no. : none
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : ?
Specs : ?
Date of loss : 1835, Nov 12
Place of loss : near Little Sandy Creek [25 mi E of Oswego]
Lake : Ontario
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 8 [all]
Carrying : ?
Detail : She was driven ashore and wrecked in a gale. None of the bodies were ever found. It was speculated that her crew abandoned her in her boat before she came ashore. She had been bound Cleveland for Oswego.
Owned by T. Wyman, Oswego.
Sources: osdo,hgl,rp,nsp

------------------------------------------------------1864
ADA MEDORA
Other names : none
Official no. : 403
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 3-mast
Build info : 1867, Calkins, Gibraltar
Specs : 138x27x12, 302g 287n
Date of loss : 1906, Oct 6
Place of loss : on Buffalo breakwater
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : lumber
Detail : Drove onto breakwater while trying to avoid the steamer UGANDA, which was coming out of the harbor. Her crew made it to the breakwater and were rescued by Lifesaving Service . Sandsucker SANDY HOOK lightered her cargo and was then lost when sank in Buffalo Harbor (see ARGONAUT). MEDORA later broke up.
Owned by F.C. Baldwin of Petoskey, MI
Sources: eas,nsp,ns1,mv,mpl

------------------------------------------------------
JOHN MEE - See EDWARD E. SKEELE

------------------------------------------------------1865
LOUIS MEEKER
Other names : also seen as LOUISE MEEKER, LOUIE MEEKER, LEWIS MEEKER
Official no. : ?
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1872, Manitowoc
Specs : ca. 400 t.
Date of loss : 1872, Aug 28
Place of loss : near Big Sable Point, MI*
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 5 of 9
Carrying : 22,000 bu. wheat
Detail : Capsized and foundered.
Owned out of Chicago by Charles Lindgreen.
*one source says she foundered with all hands off Middle Island, near Thunder Bay, Lake Huron. - newspapers report Lake Michigan
Sources: nsp,slh,hgl

------------------------------------------------------1911
C.A. MEISEL
Other names : also seen as C.A. MIESEL
Official no. : (5391)
Type at loss : barge or schooner-barge, wood
Build info : ?
Specs : ? (133 t.)
Date of loss : 1870
Place of loss : near Lakeport, MI, a few mi N of Port Huron
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : (storm)
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : Stranded and lost.
Compare with next entry.
Out of Port Huron, MI
Vessel shown in parentheses, the only MEISEL in '69 MVUS, is for C.G. MEISEL
Sources: slh,

------------------------------------------------------1912
C.G. MEISEL
Other names : none also seen as C. J. MEISEL
Official no. : 5391
Type at loss : scow-schooner, wood
Build info : 1867, T. Dunford, Port Huron
Specs : 104x25x7, 132 t.
Date of loss : 1870, Aug 10
Place of loss : off Bob-Lo Isl.
Lake : Detroit R.
Type of loss : collision
Loss of life : 2
Carrying : ?
Detail : Rammed amidships by the propeller FREE STATE and sank. The wife and child of the captain were lost.
Hgl shows a vessel of this name "abandoned off Lexington in 1883" and she is still in 1883 Polk's.
Sources: h,nsp,win,hgl

------------------------------------------------------
MELBOURNE - See also CLARENCE Le BEAU

------------------------------------------------------1866
MELBOURNE
Other names : built as ALMA MUNRO, renamed in 1893. Renamed JOHN R in 1910
Official no. : C94715**
Type at loss : propeller, wood, passenger & package freight
Build info : 1873, Andrews & Sons., Port Dalhousie, Ont.
Specs : 180x26, 894 t. in 1885-09
Date of loss : 1905, Sep 19
Place of loss : NE entrance of Murray Canal
Lake : Ontario
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : none
Carrying : General freight
Detail : Bound Montreal to Hamilton, she burned to an almost total loss. She lay abandoned for four years until resurrected and rebuilt to a 225 ton vessel in 1909.
Broken up or converted to a barge in 1914.
**at time of loss. Numbered C71239 in 1885. Numbered C126461 in 1909 after the major rebuild.
Major rebuilds in 1885, 1893, 1909. Broken up in 1914.
Sources: mmgl,h,ns2,nsp,win

------------------------------------------------------1867
MARIA MELVIN
Other names : none
Official no. : 17032
Type at loss : propeller steam tug, wood
Build info : 1865, Hitchcock & Gibson, Buffalo
Specs : 60x15x?, 24 t.
Date of loss : 1870, Aug 19
Place of loss : off Oswego, NY, harbor
Lake : Ontario
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : none
Detail : She rushed to the rescue of the schooner NORWEGIAN(qv), in distress off Oswego and was herself driven ashore by the storm. She was later recovered.
Out of Oswego.
Damaged by a rupture in her boiler at Oswego on May 19, 1873.
Stripped in 1881, her boiler going into the new tug ELIZA J. REDFORD(qv) and abandoned in 1883.
Sources: nsp,is,lhl,win,dmt,rp,wl

------------------------------------------------------1868
ADDIE MEMBERY
Other names : none also seen as ADA MEMBERY, ADDIE MEMBRAY
Official no. : ?
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1884, Sacket's Harbor, NY
Specs : 59 ft., 42 t.
Date of loss : 1885, Oct 29
Place of loss : harbor entrance at Oswego, NY
Lake : Ontario
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none of 3
Carrying : lumber
Detail : Trying to enter harbor in NE gale, she struck the breakwater went out of control and was dashed to pieces on shore. The crew were taken off by the USLS. Bound Oswego for Brockville, Ont. She was pulled off a few days later, but was considered to be too badly damaged to rebuild.
Out of Sacket's Harbor, NY, owned by B. Eveleigh
Sources: nsp,is,h,osdo,hgl,usls,rp,es

------------------------------------------------------1869
MENDOTA
Other names : none
Official no. : 16323
Type at loss : propeller, wood
Build info : 1857, Luther Moses, Cleveland
Specs : 192x30x11, 785 t.
Date of loss : 1875, Sep 10
Place of loss : 12 miles off Big Sable Point
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 12 of about 20
Carrying : coal
Detail : She was towing the sister schooner-barges MORNING STAR(qv) & EVENING STAR(qv) when struck by a gale. She lost the tow and began to leak. She was turned and run for shore, but soon foundered, despite heroic efforts to save her. Only one boat was launched, and that one drifted for 29 hours until being picked up near Manitowoc, nearly a hundred miles from the wreck site. The wife and father of the captain were among the lost. Bound Buffalo for Chicago and owned out of E. Saginaw by W. Crosthwaite and his "silent partner," John Kelderhouse of Buffalo. EVENING STAR also went down.
Sources: sol,lhl,nsp,nb,hgl,usls,mpl,es

------------------------------------------------------1870
MENEKAUNEE
Other names : none
Official no. : 90765
Type at loss : schooner-barge, wood, 3-mast
Build info : 1873, J. Martel, Saugatuck
Specs : 172 ft., 588 t.
Date of loss : 1886, Nov 19
Place of loss : on beach near Frankfort, MI
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 7 [all]
Carrying : lumber
Detail : She broke away from tow of the steamer MANISTIQUE off the Manitous and was driven ashore near Frankfort after a long fight against the elements. Frankfort Lifesaving Service struggled to get their apparatus to the beach but were too late and arrived to find the a mass of lumber, gear and bodies on the beach, being protected by the ship's dog which died soon after. Owned by Loud & Co. of Oscoda.
Sources: mv,nsp,h,lmdc,wb,hgl,usls,sb,eas

------------------------------------------------------
MENOMINEE - See IOWA

------------------------------------------------------
MENTOR - See SUPERIOR

------------------------------------------------------1872
MENTOR
Other names : built as HATTIE A. FOX
Official no. : 95706
Type at loss : propeller steam tug, wood
Build info : 1882, J. Martel, Saugatuck, MI
Specs : 53x16x8, 23g 12n
Date of loss : 1908, Jul 14
Place of loss : S of Chicago
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : none of 4
Carrying : none
Detail : no detail. Also reported as sunk rather than burned.
Sources: mv,polk,h

------------------------------------------------------1871
MENTOR
Other names : none
Official no. : 17573
Type at loss : propeller steam tug, wood
Build info : 1868, Lafrinier & Drake, Cleveland
Specs : 54x14x6, 29g 15n
Date of loss : 1918, Oct 12
Place of loss : at Duluth
Lake : Superior
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : none
Detail : Tied to dock when waterfront area was destroyed by a forest fire. She and tug ELLA G. STONE (qv) were destroyed.
Sources: is,mv,lss,wl

------------------------------------------------------1873
MERCER
Other names : none
Official no. : 17351
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1849, Carrick & Bates, Erie, PA
Specs : 85x22x8, 91 t.
Date of loss : 1868, Nov 21
Place of loss : near Pointe aux Barques, MI
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : stranded
Loss of life : none
Carrying : ?
Detail : Ashore and total loss.
homeport: Algonac
Rebuilt at Algonac, 1867
At the time of her loss a newspaper claimed she was a former U.S. revenue cutter.
Sources: slh,phr,mv,hgl,rsl,mdwl,nsp

------------------------------------------------------1874
MERCHANT - Schooner reported as wrecked in a Nov, 1842 storm, but actually made it to port with little damage.

------------------------------------------------------1875
MERCHANT
Other names : ?
Official no. : none
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1834, Maumee R., OH
Specs : 69x20x6, 74 t.
Date of loss : 1847, Jun 13
Place of loss : near Munising, MI
Lake : Superior
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 14 [some estimates as high as 40, though newspaper is specific about who was lost] [all]
Carrying : full load
Detail : Bound Soo for L’Anse, she sailed out into a gale and was never seen again. She was said to be overloaded when she left port. Some of those aboard were mining VIPs, carrying a lot of cash. In October, 1852, the tips of her masts were discovered 30 feet below the surface, but the locality was not given.
Hauled around the Soo Rapids in the winter of 1845-6, to engage in the copper trade.
Owned by Coe & Colt, Detroit
Sources: is(4-73),ms,gwgl,lss,gsgl,gs,sol,h,lsp,hgl,net,nsp,wl

------------------------------------------------------1876
MERCHANT
Other names : ?
Official no. : none
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : (Cape Vincent, NY)
Specs : ?
Date of loss : 1849
Place of loss : Pte Aux Barques, MI
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : "wrecked"
Loss of life : 5
Carrying : ?
Detail : no detail
Sources: slh

------------------------------------------------------1877
MERCHANT
Other names : none
Official no. : 16332
Type at loss : propeller, iron, passenger & package freight
Build info : 1862, David Bell, Buffalo
Specs : 230 ft., 1,000 t.
Date of loss : 1875, Oct 6
Place of loss : Racine Reef, near Racine, WI
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss :
navigational error
Loss of life : none
Carrying :
30,000 bu corn, 1300 bbl flour
Detail : Stranded on the reef when the second mate, who was in charge of her on his watch, miscalculated her position and drove her onto the center of the reef at a high rate of speed. Her bottom was totally ripped out. Part of her cargo was salvaged. Later reports state that she caught fire after stranding, but contemporary newspaper accounts don't mention this.
She had stranded on the same reef twice previously.
Much of her hull was salvaged later, but some parts still remain on the site.
Sunk near Malden, Ont., in 1868.
1st iron cargo ship built on the Great Lakes and 1st one lost.
Rebuilt and lengthened in 1872-3.

Sources: ml,lm,h,lmdc,lhl,hgl,mpl,bb,rsl,rj,nsp,hcgl

------------------------------------------------------3642
MERCHANT
Other names : none
Official no. : 90616
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1874, Larsen, Manitowoc, WI
Specs : 79x19x7, 66g 63n
Date of loss : 190
4, Jun 28
Place of loss : near Sandusky, OH
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : (storm)
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail :
Stranded and wrecked, little detail. Document surrendered at Port Huron, 6/30/1905, annotated "wrecked near Sandusky, Ohio."
Sources: phr,mv,polk
,hcgl

------------------------------------------------------1878
MERCURY
Other names : none
Official no. : 50874
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 3-mast
Build info : 1871, McLeod, New Jerusalem, OH
Specs : 121x27x19, 230g 219n
Date of loss : 1894, May 18
Place of loss : off 27th St. Chicago
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : lumber
Detail : She was smashed to matchwood by a powerful NE gale while trying to anchor in Chicago harbor. Her crew was rescued by bystanders. The vessel broke up soon after.
Hauling pine planking when driven ashore near Pentwater, MI, Nov 10, 1879 and declared a total loss.
Sources: is,h,lmdc,mv,nsp,hgl,usls,mpl

------------------------------------------------------1879
MERIDA
Other names : none
Official no. : 92514
Type at loss : propeller, steel, bulk freight
Build info : 1893, F. Wheeler, W. Bay City hull# 95
Specs : 360x45x21, 3261g 2609n
Date of loss : 1916, Oct 20
Place of loss : off Wheatley, Ont., 40 mi SE of Long Point
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 24 [all]
Carrying : iron ore
Detail : Heavily loaded, she foundered in the "Black Friday Storm" with all hands.
Built as an unusual bulker with her engine amidships, but it was moved aft in 1904.
Wreck located in 1975.
Sources: gwgl,gs,gsgl,sol,sbs,vbs,ns2,h,ledc,nsp,mpl,do,eas

------------------------------------------------------1880
E.G. MERRICK
Other names : none
Official no. : none
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1841, Clayton, NY
Specs : 72x20x8, 136 t.
Date of loss : 1851
Place of loss : near Vermilion, OH
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : (storm)
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : Stranded and lost.
Sources: ledc,hgl,wl

------------------------------------------------------1881
M.F. MERRICK
Other names : none
Official no. : 16342
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1863, J. Oades, Clayton, NY
Specs : 137x25x11, 295g 280n
Date of loss : 1889, May 17
Place of loss : off Presque Isle, MI
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : collision
Loss of life : 5 of 7
Carrying : furnace sand
Detail : She was run down in a heavy fog by the steamer R.P. RANNEY and dove under bow first in less than a minute. She was well offshore at the time. Bound Port Austin for Portage, MI.
Built for E.G. Merrick's "Reindeer Line" out of Detroit
Owned at this time by Taylor & Maitland of Detroit.
Rebuilt, 1877. Also probably ashore in Georgian Bay, 1865.
Sources: mv,nsp,slh,h,lhdc,wb,hgl,rsl,eas,es3-2,

------------------------------------------------------1882
JOHN B. MERRILL
Other names : none
Official no. : 75592
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1873, Allen, McClelland & Co., Milwaukee
Specs : 189x34x13, 641g 609n
Date of loss : 1893, Oct 14
Place of loss : off Drummond Isl, MI
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : ?
Detail : She broke up near Holdridge Shoal in a gale and sank. Her crew abandoned just before she went down. Hailed from Buffalo
Ashore near Cleveland in Nov, 1883. Crew saved in a textbook "breeches’ buoy" rescue
Major repair in 1884
Sources: mv,nsp,slh,is,wb,hgl,mpl,sip

------------------------------------------------------
T.R. MERRILL - See WAYNE ISBELL

------------------------------------------------------3666
MERRIMAC
Other names : ? also seen as MERRIMAC No. 2
Official no. : none
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 3-mast
Build info : 1852, Weeks, Oswego
Specs : 269g
Date of loss : 1867, May (1)
Place of loss : on Long Point
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : (storm)
Loss of life : 5 of 6
Carrying : ?
Detail : Foundered and reported a total loss. May have been recovered - an 1873 list of old vessels shows her..
Rebuilt in 1866
Sources: hgl,osdo,rsl,nsp,eas

------------------------------------------------------1884
THOMAS R. MERRIT
Other names : also seen as T.R. MERRITT and MERRIT
Official no. : C72712
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 3-mast
Build info : 1874, S. Andrews, Port Dalhousie, Ont.
Specs : 138x26x12, 374gc 328nc
Date of loss : 1900, Sep 12
Place of loss : 5 mi E of Fair Haven, NY, light
Lake : Ontario
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : light
Detail : Driven ashore - so high out of the water that crew were able to step off onto the beach from her decks. Beccame a total loss of about $5,000. Bound Hamilton for Oswego in the same storm as the ALBACORE(qv) loss
Registered out of Hamilton, Ont.
Rebuilt, 1883
Sources: mmgl,ns1,is,nsp,win,osdo,mpl,dmt

------------------------------------------------------1883
C.H. MERRITT
Other names : none
Official no. : C78039
Type at loss : propeller steam tug, wood
Build info : 1883, W. McDonald, Chatham, Ont.
Specs : 85x24x7, 122gc 83nc
Date of loss : 1902
Place of loss : unreported
Lake : unreported
Type of loss : "sunk"
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : none
Detail : No detail
Also burned to the waterline at Chatham dock, Dec 5, 1887.
Registration closed in 1921, reported as having been lost some years previously.
Sources: mmgl,csv,nsp

------------------------------------------------------
MARY MERRITT - See DOT

------------------------------------------------------1885
H.F. MERRY
Other names : none
Official no. :
11986
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 3-mast
Build info : 1868, G. Fordham, Sandusky, OH
Specs : 121x26x8, 170 t.
Date of loss : 1883, Nov 12
Place of loss : near Silver Creek, NY, 16 mi above Buffalo
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : 16,000 bu. wheat
Detail : Blown ashore by a storm, she hogged and broke up by the 16th. The crew came ashore in her yawl. The swelling of her cargo split her seams after she went ashore, destroying her hull. Her soggy cargo was later sold for whiskey distilling purposes. Bound Detroit for Buffalo.
Rebuilt in 1869 [to barge] and 1881 [back to schooner]
Sources: nsp,www,polk,hgl ,eb Not in '69 or '84 mvus

------------------------------------------------------1886
MESQUITE
Other names : none
Official no. : WB305
Type at loss : U.S. Coast Guard Buoy Tender
Build info : 1943,
Marine Iron & Shipbuilding, Duluth
Specs : 180x37x12, 1025 t. displ
Date of loss : 1989, Dec 4
Place of loss : off Keweenaw Point
Lake : Superior
Type of loss : stranded
Loss of life : none
Carrying : none
Detail : Coast Guard vessel struck a rocky bar due to a navigational error and sank. USCG thought she would weather over the winter [though few vessels stranded in that area ever had] but she was damaged beyond repair by winter storms and ice. Partially stripped in the spring and sunk [actually lowered by a huge floating crane] to become part of an underwater preserve in 1990.
Served in the Pacific in WWII.
Sources: nsp,radio
,hcgl

------------------------------------------------------4062
MESSENGER
Other names : none
Official no. : C none
Type at loss : sloop, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1852, J. McRae, Wolfe Isl., Ont.
Specs : 73x15x6, 57 t
Date of loss : 1863, Nov 8
Place of loss : near Pigeon Bay, Ont.
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : wheat
Detail : Bound Gosfield, Ont., for Detroit, she went ashore and was wrecked. By the 14th she had broken up.
Sources: nsp,mmgl,hgl

------------------------------------------------------1887
MESSENGER
Other names : none
Official no. : 16654
Type at loss : propeller, wood, bulk freight
Build info : 1866, E.M. Peck, Cleveland
Specs : 136x29x9, 444g 288n
Date of loss : 1890, Nov 11
Place of loss : at Rogers City, MI
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : none
Carrying : cedar logs
Detail : Caught fire in the harbor, but cut loose and allowed to drift out into the lake. About five miles out she burned to the waterline and sank.
Owned by J. Stephenson of Detroit
Sources: slh,lhl,nsp,hgl,mpl

------------------------------------------------------1888
METAMORA
Other names : none
Official no. : C51668*
Type at loss : propeller steam tug, wood
Build info : 1864, Peck & Masters, Cleveland
Specs : 115x39
x11, 239gc 152nc
Date of loss : 1907, Sep 29
Place of loss : Shawanaga Bay of Georgian Bay
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : none
Detail : This aged tug, while working as a passenger and freight vessel, caught fire and burned to total loss.
Sold Canadian in 1865.
*51688 also given
Major repair in 1875
Sources: mmgl,slh,h,lhdc,csv,lhl,win,do
,hcgl

------------------------------------------------------
METEOR - See also ERINDALE

------------------------------------------------------1890
METEOR
Other names : none
Official no. : 17570
Type at loss : propeller, wood, passenger & package freight
Build info : 1863, Peck & Masters, Cleveland
Specs : 729 t.
Date of loss : 1873, Jun 7
Place of loss : at Detroit
Lake : Detroit R
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : none
Carrying :
"supplies"
Detail : Destroyed in a dock fire, along with warehouses and docks. Thought to be beyond repair, but later recovered
Collided with her sister PEWABIC and sank her in 1865. Later in the same month she burned at Sault Ste. Marie, MI, with heavy damage. Struck a boulder and sank near Put-In-Bay in 1871, major repairs followed.
Rebuilt in 1882 after a wreck, became schooner-barge NELSON BLOOM. Abandoned in 1925.
Sources: sol,hdm,mpl,rsl,ledc,hgl

------------------------------------------------------1891
METEOR
Other names : none
Official no. : C
Type at loss : propeller, iron, freighter [also shown as a paddle steamer]
Build info : 1866, White, Sorel, P.Q.
Specs : ?
Date of loss : 1883 or 82
Place of loss : Spanish River, Georgian Bay
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : "sunk"
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : no detail.
Sources: slh,mpl

------------------------------------------------------1892
METEOR
Other names : built as steamer FRANK ROCKEFELLER,renamed SOUTH PARK in 1928, given this name in 1943
Official no. : 121015
Type at loss : whaleback steamer, steel, tanker
Build info : 1896, W Superior Shipbuilding, W Superior, WI hull# 136
Specs : 366x45x26, 2759g 2013n
Date of loss : 1969
Place of loss : near Marquette, MI
Lake : Superior
Type of loss : (storm)
Loss of life : none
Carrying : ?
Detail : Went aground and damaged, ending her career. Later salvaged and converted to a museum ship located at Superior, WI.
Rebuilt from bulk freighter to a tanker in 1943
Sources: irs,is,mv,mpl

------------------------------------------------------1893
METROPOLE
Other names : built as steamer SAKIE SHEPARD*, renamed in 1900
Official no. : 115935
Type at loss : propeller, wood, bulk freight
Build info : 1883, J. Squires, Huron, OH
Specs : 100x22x7, 189g 131n
Date of loss : 1903, Aug 8
Place of loss : 10 mi N of Port Austin, W of Pte Aux Barques
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : mechanical failure
Loss of life : none of 9
Carrying : wooden staves
Detail : She began to leak profusly after her propeller-shaft seal failed and soon foundered. Her crew abandoned after pumps began to lose ground against the water.
Owned by John Stevenson, Detroit.
Foundered near Turtle Isl., Maumee R., in April of 1895. Heavily damaged in a fire in 1898.
*Merchant Vessels shows her as SAKIR SHEPARD.
Sources: nsp,slh,ns1,mv,wb

------------------------------------------------------1894
METROPOLIS
Other names : none
Official no. : 16414
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1857, Peck & Masters, Cleveland*
Specs : 126x28x11, 246g 234n
Date of loss : 1886, Nov 26
Place of loss : 3 mi S of Old Mission,MI, Gd Traverse Bay
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : iron fittings,lumber
Detail : She was driven ashore in a storm and scuttled to keep her from pounding to pieces, but was later wrecked by wave action. Bound for Chicago.
Maybe recovered and later stranded and wrecked on Canada [Cana?] Island, near Sturgeon Bay, WI, in Sep, 1893.
*date also shown in error as 1867
Out of Chicago
Major repairs in 1874-5 and 80-84
Sources: mv,nsp,lmdc,wl

------------------------------------------------------1895
METROPOLIS
Other names : none
Official no. : 17608
Type at loss : sidewheel steamer, wood, passenger & package freight
Build info : 1868, A. Turner, Detroit
Specs : 168x26x9, 425 t.
Date of loss : 1902, Jun 13
Place of loss : at Toledo
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : none
Carrying : none
Detail : She caught fire and burned to a total loss at her dock. She had spent much of her time lying at her dock - she was only used for occasional excursions.
Sources: nsp,mol,is,ns1,mv,mpl

------------------------------------------------------3663
LIZZIE METZNER
Other names : none
Official no. : C116549
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1888, Burger & Burger, Manitowoc US#140950
Specs : 81x22x8 [77g 73n U.S. measure]
Date of loss : 1916, Oct 17
Place of loss : at Oswego, NY
Lake : Ontario
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : light
Detail : Caught in a 60mph NW gale, she was blown free of her dock at Oswego, dragged her anchors and went into the shallows on opposite side of the harbor. The Lifesaving Service took her crew off, but the vessel was a total loss. Owned by Capt Chauncey Daryaw of Kingston, Ont.
Sources: osdo,hgl,mv,mpl,rp

------------------------------------------------------1896
F.A. MEYER
Other names : built as J.EMERY OWEN, renamed in 1905.
Official no. : 76731
Type at loss : propeller, wood, bulk freight
Build info : 1888, Detroit Dry Dock, Wyandotte hull# 87
Specs : 256x38x16, 1740gt 1292nt
Date of loss : 1909, Dec 18
Place of loss : off Port Colborne, Ont.
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : ice
Loss of life : none
Carrying :
lumber
Detail : Her hull crushed by ice in an early freeze, she sank, a total loss.
Sister of steamer CHAS. STUART PARNELL.
At the beginning of her career she was known as a very tender boat and had many strandings her first few seasons.
Stranded and burned near Sturgeon Bay, WI, in Dec., 1903 and declared total loss
Sources: eas,mv,atl,nsp,sagl,ns1,mpl
,hcgl

------------------------------------------------------
W.H. MEYER - See ADMIRAL

------------------------------------------------------4192
MIAMI
Other names : none
Official # : 16312
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1856, Stevens & Presley, Cleveland
Specs : 137x26x10, 248 t.
Date of loss : 1874, Nov 3
Place of loss : off Long Point
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : (none)
Carrying : 16,477 bu wheat
Detail : Out of Chicago and bound for Buffalo, she was stranded and lost. True to maritime traditions, her skipper reported afterwards that the rats had deserted her at Chicago before she sailed on her final voyage. During her attempted salavage, the Buaaflo marine inspector and twelve others were almost lost when a storm rose and she broke up while they were on board.
Rebuilt in 1871
Out of Chicago, owned by Clydesdale.
Sources : eas,wl,,phr,nsp

------------------------------------------------------1897
MIAMI
Other names : none
Official no. : 91991
Type at loss : propeller, wood, bulk freight "steambarge"
Build info : 1888, M. Lester, Marine City
Specs : 131x27x10, 288 t.
Date of loss : 1924, Aug 6
Place of loss : about mid-lake,
48 mi off Thunder Bay Island, Mich
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : none
Carrying : ?
Detail :
Bound for Spragge, Ont., she caught fire, burned and sank on a line between Thunder Bay, MI, and Burnt Isl. Ont. Her crew was rescued by the tug EDNA A.
Worked for a time as a USLHS lighthouse tender.
Sources: slh,stb,sol,ns3,mv,phr,mpl,eas,hcgl

------------------------------------------------------1898
C. MICHELSON
Other names : none
Official no. : 5531
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1867, McLean, White Lake, MI
Specs : 102x25x8, 137g 131n
Date of loss : 1901, Oct 20
Place of loss : a few miles S of Escanaba, MI
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : lumber
Detail : Overwhelmed by storm and foundered.
Fifth loss for her skipper: RAINBOW(1894), PERSIA, LAURINA, SILVER LAKE.
Early MVUS's show her as CHRISTINE MICHELSON.
Major repairs in 1881, 83
Sources: mv,nsp,ns1

------------------------------------------------------
MICHIGAN - See also STATE OF MICHIGAN

------------------------------------------------------3494
MICHIGAN
Other names : none
Official no. : none
Type at loss : sidewheel steamer, wood, river
Build info : 1854, Grand Rapids, MI
Specs : 82 t.
Date of loss : 1860, Jul 11
Place of loss : at Grand Rapids, MI
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : none
Carrying : none
Detail : Destroyed by fire near midnight while lying at her dock. Her crew barely escaped with their lives. The vessel was allowed to float to Island No. 2, where she burned out.
Sources: lhl,sgr,nsp,eas

------------------------------------------------------1889
MICHIGAN
Other names : none
Official no. : 50156
Type at loss : barge, wood, unrigged
Build info : 1847, B. S. Goodsell, Detroit as a sidewheel steamer
Specs : 494 t.
Date of loss : 1868, Oct 30
Place of loss : between Madison and Conneaut, OH
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : lumber
Detail : Bound Saginaw River for Buffalo In tow with three other barges, all former steamers, she was caught in a storm. The tow broke up and her crew abandoned her - she became a total wreck.
MAY have been recovered, 1869 is also given as the year of her loss.
Owned by Ballantyne, Crawford & Co., East Saginaw.
Sources: nsp,rsl,mv,hgl
Location : clipping file

------------------------------------------------------1899
MICHIGAN
Other names : ?
Official no. : 16444?
Type at loss : brig, wood, 2-mast
Build info : ?
Specs : 431nt
Date of loss : 1870
Place of loss : near Pte Aux Barques, MI
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : (storm)
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : Driven on a reef and wrecked.
homeport: Cleveland
Sources: slh,hgl

------------------------------------------------------1900
MICHIGAN
Other names : none
Official no. : 91382
Type at loss : propeller, iron, bulk freight
Build info : 1881, Detroit Dry Dock, Detroit hull# 48
Specs : 209x35x14, 1183g 1024n
Date of loss : 1885, Mar 20
Place of loss : 12 mi off Holland, MI
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : stranded/ice
Loss of life :
none
Carrying : none
Detail : Went to aid of the icebound steamer ONEIDA, and became caught in the ice herself. Holed and foundered after being jammed in for nearly a month. An unsuccessful expedition was raised to salvage her in 1906.
She was built for the famous Goodrich Line, designed by Frank Kirby. Sister of WISCONSIN/NAOMI(qv) and CITY OF MILWAUKEE/MUSKEGON(qv).
Sources: mv,atl,is,gs,sol,rsh,h,lmdc,nsp,hgl,rsh
,hcgl

------------------------------------------------------3493
MICHIGAN
Other names : none
Official no. : 16444
Type at loss : propeller, wood, bulk freight
Build info : 1852, A.C. Keating, Ohio City, OH [builder also given as Stevens & Presley or Moses & Quayle]
Specs : 138x25x11, 234g 180n
Date of loss : 1888, Dec 3
Place of loss : at Kelley's Isl.
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : none
Carrying : ?
Detail : Burned to a total loss.
Out of Detroit in 1885
major repair, 1864, 1881. Rebuilt, 1883
Sources: lhl,mv,polk,mpl,wl,eas

------------------------------------------------------1901
MICHIGAN
Other names : none
Official no. : 91847
Type at loss : barge, wood, pulpwood
Build info : 1873, Jenking, Walkerville or Sandwich, Ont. as a carferry
Specs : 271x42x16, 1290g 1228n
Date of loss : 1893, Sep 22
Place of loss : just E of Pt. Sable, off Grand Sable Dunes
Lake : Superior
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : iron ore
Detail : Bound Marquette for Ashtabula, in tow of the steamer CITY OF NAPLES, she sprang a leak in heavy seas and sank before she could be towed to shore. Her crew was taken off 1 hour before she sank, by NAPLES.
Broke in two in loading accident at Chicago in 1890.
Built as an 18-car sidewheel river carferry. Sold American and reduced to a barge in 1884.
Sources: slh,cfgl,csv,nsp,wb,hgl,mpl

------------------------------------------------------1902
MICHIGAN
Other names : none
Official no. : 90670
Type at loss : schooner-barge, wood, 3-mast
Build info : 1874, Detroit Dry Dock, Detroit hull# 27
Specs : 213x37x16, 1057g 1004n
Date of loss : 1901, Oct 2
Place of loss : off Vermilion Point
Lake : Superior
Type of loss : storm/collision
Loss of life : none
Carrying : iron ore
Detail : Tow of the steamer M.M. DRAKE(qv), she began to leak in vile weather. DRAKE came alongside to take crew off but collided with her in heavy seas and both sank.
Both vessels were members of Corrigan fleet.
Sources: atl,is(2-69,1-71),gwgl,lss,h,mv,gsg,mpl

------------------------------------------------------1903
MICHIGAN
Other names : none
Official no. : C98904
Type at loss : barge, steel, pulpwood
Build info : 1890, F. Wheeler, W. Bay City hull# 76 as a carferry
Specs : 297x41x16, 1663g
Date of loss : 1943, Nov 4
Place of loss : NW of Hope Island, upper Georgian Bay
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : grain lightered from str RIVERTON
Detail : While removing grain from the damaged Canadian steamer RIVERTON, she was driven on the shoal, broke in two and sank.
Retired as a 16-car carferry in 1916, converted to barge, 1926
Sources: mmgl,vbs,slh,cfgl,ns4,lhdc,csv,win,do

------------------------------------------------------1904
MICHIGAN CENTRAL
Other names : none
Official no. : 91652
Type at loss : barge, iron, bulk freight (pulpwood)
Build info : 1884, Detroit Dry Dock, Wyandotte hull# 65 as sw carferry
Specs : 263x46*x18, 1522 g
Date of loss : 1926, Oct 27
Place of loss : False Detour Channel entrance, Cockburn Isl.
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : hull failure
Loss of life :
none
Carrying : stone
Detail : She foundered from unknown causes. Her crew taken off by the Durocher tug GENERAL (qv) which was towing her.
Owned by T.L. Durocher of Detour at time of loss.
Reduced from a 21-car carferry to a barge in 1923.
*76 ft over guards
Remains were reportedly still visible in 1994
Sources: radio,atl,is,ns3,cfgl,lhdc,mpl,eas
,hcgl

------------------------------------------------------1905
MICHIGAN CITY
Other names : ? probably built under another name
Official no. : ?
Type at loss : scow-schooner, wood
Build info : ? reportedly built as a propeller
Specs : 230 t. (500 t.)
Date of loss : 1889, Oct 5
Place of loss : off Michigan City, Ind.
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : (storm)
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : Foundered.
Sources: h,lmdc

------------------------------------------------------1907
MICHIPICOTEN
Other names : built as large tug E.K. ROBERTS, renamed CITY OF WINDSOR(1890), last name in 1910.
Official no. : C94843
Type at loss : propeller, wood, passenger & package freight
Build info : 1883, Detroit Dry Dock, Wyandotte, MI hull# 64 as a tug
Specs : 117x25x20 403gc 236nc
Date of loss : 1927, Oct 10
Place of loss : Cooks Dock, W of Bayfield Sd., Manitoulin Isl
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : Destroyed by a fire.
Dimensions as a tug: 125(oa)x25x20
Rebuilt, 1890, 1912
Sources: atl,slh,ns3,hdm,h,csv,mmgl,win,mpl,do

------------------------------------------------------4243
MIDDLESEX
Other names : none
Official # : ?
Type at loss : propeller, wood
Build info : 1880, S. Langell, Marine City
Specs :
Date of loss : 1881, Nov 18
Place of loss : Piquamery Point, near L'Anse, MI
Lake : Superior
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : none
Carrying : loading lumber
Detail : She had just arrived at Hebard & Thurber's Lumber Co. dock with her barge MELBOURNE and was unloading when a fire broke out in her cabin. A gale which was blowing at the time prevented effective fire fighting or even scuttling, and she burned to a total loss. She later drifted ashore nearby and broke in two. She was a loss of nearly $50,000.
(May have been recovered. Rebuilt to a barge afterwards)
Owned by David Whitney, Jr., Detroit
A schooner MIDDLESEX, outbound from Milwaukee for England, was lost in the north Atlantic in 1876, crew saved.
Sources : es,hgl,phr,jm,nsp

------------------------------------------------------
MIDLAND - See EIGHTH OHIO

------------------------------------------------------1908
MIDLAND ROVER
Other names : built as schooner PHILO SCOVILLE, renamed 1879
Official no. : C71120
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 3-mast
Build info : 1863, Quayle & Martin, Cleveland (also seen as G. Notter)
Specs : 140x30x12, 353g/n
Date of loss : 1882, Dec 4
Place of loss : Toronto Bay
Lake : Ontario
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 2
Carrying : ?
Detail : She stranded and wrecked. Several crew abandoned her in a rescue boat and two were lost when it capsized. Registered out of Collingwood to D.C. Strachan.
Recovered, sold U.S. in 84, becoming SCOVILLE again [#19620].
Polk reports her "wrecked" on 1884 list, shows rebuild, 1883
Major repairs, 1880, 1883
Sources: nsp,mmgl,polk,h,clu,jm

------------------------------------------------------1910
MIDNIGHT
Other names : none
Official no. : 16438
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1856, Peck & Masters, Cleveland
Specs : 136x26x11, 287 t.
Date of loss : 1889, Nov 27
Place of loss : on AuSable [Fish] Point, near Oscoda, MI
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : lumber
Detail : In tow of steamer S.S. WILHELM with schooner-barge MEARS, she was caught in a violent gale. Her crew abandoned to MEARS, which they deemed to be the better boat. MIDNIGHT was finally driven ashore by the unusual SE gale and torn apart after drifting, abandoned, for quite some time. MEARS drifted ashore also, but the two crews were rescued by the Lifesaving Service.
Listed in '84 mvus as an unrigged barge
Sources: mv,sol,h,lhdc,slh,nsp,phr,sb,mpl,eas

------------------------------------------------------1913
MILAN - Previous entry for 1869 eliminated. The accident reported was minor.

------------------------------------------------------1914
MILDER
Other names : ?
Official no. : US
Type at loss : unreported
Build info : ?
Specs : 45 t.
Date of loss : 1872, Sep 29
Place of loss : at Fish Point, Pelee Isl.
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : She was reported driven ashore and wrecked by wave action. Perhaps D.S. WILDER, 45 t. scow out of Toledo (US#35139).
Not in '69 mvus
Sources: win,h,(mv)

------------------------------------------------------1915
MILDRED
Other names : none
Official no. : 17960
Type at loss : propeller steam tug, wood
Build info : 1868, Williams, Detroit or Buffalo
Specs : 49x11x6, 13g 6n
Date of loss : 1893* (May)
Place of loss : unreported
Lake : (Huron)
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : none
Detail : Burned to a total loss. Document surrendered at Port Huron Jun 30, 1893.
Sunk in a storm in Thunder Bay, MI, in Nov, 1872
*also given as 1891
major repair in 1880
Sources: slh,nsp,phr,mv,polk,hgl

------------------------------------------------------1916
ALBERT MILLER
Other names : none
Official no. : 105930
Type at loss : propeller, wood, bulk freight
Build info : 1880, J. Bowers, Algonac
Specs : 141x26x10, 283t
Date of loss : 1882, Aug 20
Place of loss : near Big Sable Point [also given erroneously as Au Sable Point, L. Huron]
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : none of 17
Carrying : lumber
Detail : Bound Manistee for Chicago she caught fire and burned offshore. The Lifesaving Service helped take her crew off.
Sources: slh,h,lhl,hgl,usls,rp

------------------------------------------------------1917
E.H. MILLER
Other names : later RALPH(1883)
Official no. : 135075
Type at loss : propeller steam tug, wood
Build info : 1874, C. Wheeler, E. Saginaw
Specs : 62x14x6, 30g 16n
Date of loss : 1874, Apr 11
Place of loss : Saginaw River at Saginaw
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : none
Detail : Brand-new tug burned at her dock. Though thought to be a total wreck, she was later rebuilt. Abandoned in fall of 1920 at Alpena, where she had spent most of her 46-year career.
Exploded her boiler and sank, killing two crewmen, off Alpena, on Oct 13, 1875.
Sources: vbs,stb,slh,usls

------------------------------------------------------1919
JANE MILLER
Other names : none
Official no. : C78022
Type at loss : propeller, wood, pass. & pkg frt "coaster" and ferry
Build info : 1878, D. Miller, Little Current, Ont.
Specs : 78x18x8 210gc 143nc
Date of loss : 1881, Nov 26
Place of loss : probably near the mouth of Colpoy's Bay, Georgian Bay
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 30 [all]
Carrying : gen frt
Detail : Departed Meaford, Ont., bound for Wiarton into teeth of a gale and was never seen again.
She had serviced the number of small ports on the inside coast of the Bruce Pen.
A plaque was erected in her honor by the Ontario Government in 1968.
Sources: mmgl,is(4-65),slh,gs,wm2,csv,mpl,rp

------------------------------------------------------1920
LAURA MILLER
Other names : none
Official no. : 140856
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1886, Chicago
Specs : 75x19x6, 56g 53n
Date of loss : 1899
Place of loss : 3 mi NW of Toledo gas buoy
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : none
Detail : Foundered in a gale. Document surrendered 10/8/99.
Stranded at Glencoe, IL, in 1889. Also sank in a storm off Grand Haven, Nov 2, 1894.
Sources: h,mv,phr,bb

------------------------------------------------------3600
MARY MILLER
Other names :
Official no. : 17624
Type at loss : scow-schooner, wood
Build info : 1867, R. Bertholf, Marine City (also given as Riley, Port Huron)
Specs : 58x17x5, 32 t.
Date of loss : 1871, Nov 1
Place of loss : unreported
Lake : unreported
Type of loss : unreported
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : No detail. Document surrendered 12/31/1878 at Port Huron, annotated "total loss - 11-1-71."
Out of Lakeport, Mich
Sources: phr,wl

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BOB MILLS - See AGNES ARNOLD

------------------------------------------------------1921
DAVID W. MILLS
Other names : built as steamer SPARTA, last name in 1910. Also seen as DAVID M. MILLS
Official no. : 115242
Type at loss : propeller, wood, bulk freight
Build info : 1874, T. Quayle, Cleveland
Specs : 202x34x1
3, 925g 654n
Date of loss : 1919, Aug 11
Place of loss : Ford Shoal, off Oswego, NY
Lake : Ontario
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life :
none
Carrying : ?
Detail : She sruck the infamous reef and jammed fast. By October she had been torn to pieces by wave action.
It is probably the remains of her boiler that are still visible near Ford Shoal.
Rebuilt in 1907
Sources: mv,eas,glp,ns2,mpl
,hcgl

------------------------------------------------------1922
HAMILTON J. MILLS
Other names : none
Official no. : 42662
Type at loss : schoooner-barge, wood, bulk freight [partially rigged]
Build info : 1881, Mills, Buffalo
Specs : 509g, 483n
Date of loss : 1892, Aug 29
Place of loss : unreported
Lake : Ontario
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 3
Carrying : coal
Detail : Caught in a NE gale, her spars and sails went by the board and MILLS capsized soon after. Tow of the tug DAVID PROCTOR, which saved the rest of her crew. Registered out of Ogdensburg
Sources: mv,h,wb

------------------------------------------------------1923
M.I. MILLS
Other names : none Also seen as MERRILL I. MILLS and M.J. MILLS
Official no. : 17610
Type at loss : propeller steam tug, wood
Build info : 1867, D. McDole, Marine City*
Specs : 122x20x11, 152t
Date of loss : 1873, May 9
Place of loss : off Sand Beach, MI
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : collision
Loss of life : none
Carrying : none
Detail : She steamed out to pick up the bark UNADILLA and tow her in to the St. Clair River, but as she approached, the bark luffed to and rammed the tug. In a sinking condition, MILLS made for shore and was taken in tow by the nearby tug QUAYLE. Breasting a lake full of floating ice made it a slow process, and the MILLS sank 3 or 4 miles from shore in 90-100 feet of water. Unsuccessful efforts were made to raise her soon after,
and another abortive attempt was made to find and raise her in 1895.
Owned by M. B. Kean, Detroit.
Lytle list erroneously reports her sunk at Detroit, 12/30/1880 and total loss.
*Completed at the shipyard of Stewart McDonald, Detroit. M. I. Mills was the mayor of Detroit at the time.
Sources: slh,h,lhl,phr,win,mpl,nsp,eas

------------------------------------------------------1924
MARY MILLS
Other names : none
Official no. : 90493
Type at loss : propeller, wood, bulk freight "steambarge"
Build info : 1872, P. Lester, Vicksburg [Marysville], MI
Specs : 113x24x8, 181g 119n
Date of loss : 1900, Dec 11
Place of loss : in harbor at Sturgeon Bay, WI
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : none
Carrying : ?
Detail : Destroyed by fire, along with the nearby dock, warehouse and 300 t. hay.
Received the machinery from burned steamer G.P. HEATH in 1887.
Owned by Capt. Bolton & Bilty Lumber Co. of Milwaukee
Sources: ns1,nsp,mv,mpl

------------------------------------------------------1925
N. MILLS
Other names : also seen as NELSON MILLS
Official no. : 18755
Type at loss : propeller, wood, bulk freight
Build info : 1870, P. Lester, Vicksburg [Marysville], MI as a barge
Specs : 164x30x12, 391g 306n
Date of loss : 1906, Sep 6
Place of loss : off McGregor Point
Lake : St Clair R
Type of loss : collision
Loss of life : 2 of 14
Carrying : ?
Detail : She collided with the steel steamer MILWAUKEE and sank. MILWAUKEE and other nearby boats rescued the survivors. Later blown up to clear the channel.
Beached and heavily damaged in the Straits, 1892.
Built as a barge, but equipped for the installation of an engine, which was done the next year.
Major repairs in 1880.
Sources: rh,slh,ns1,mv,nsp,phr,mpl,eas

------------------------------------------------------4080
PHILENA MILLS
Other names : none
Official no. : none
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1846. James Lockwood, Geneva, OH
Specs : 108x25x9, 227 t.
Date of loss : 1866, Jun (20)
Place of loss : near Perry, Lake Co. OH
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 3 of 5
Carrying : lumber
Detail : She drove ashore and was wrecked in a storm . The two survivors were rescued with the aid of local people. She was broken up and given up for lost by the 27th.
Owned by Walbridge and Hoag, Toledo
Sources: nsp,hgl,rsl,wil

------------------------------------------------------1926
MILTON
Other names : none
Official no. : 50395
Type at loss : scow-schooner, wood, bulk freight
Build info : 1867, Ellsworth, Milwaukee
Specs : 102x24x7, 131g 124n
Date of loss : 1885, Sep 8
Place of loss : off Two Rivers Point, WI
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 5
Carrying : wood
Detail : Bound Ellison’s Bay, WI, for Milwaukee, she foundered in a heavy gale. Three brothers were among the lost.
Owned and commanded bt Capt. Matheson, Milwaukee
Driven ashore and thought to be a total loss, Oct 9, 1883, near Jacksonport, WI.
Sources: mv,nsp,h,hgl,usls,mpl,bb

------------------------------------------------------1927
JOE MILTON
Other names : none
Official no. : C94712
Type at loss : propeller steam tug, wood
Build info : 1891, Port Stanley, Ont.
Specs : 93x20, 93t.
Date of loss : 1904, Jun 13
Place of loss : at Papoose Isl. N of Midland, Ont., Geo. Bay
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : none
Detail : Destroyed by fire.
Registered out of Port Stanley.
Sources: mmgl,slh,h,csv,win

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MILWAUKEE - See also MILWAUKIE, YONKERS

------------------------------------------------------1928
MILWAUKEE
Other names : none seen on original enrollment as "MILWAUKIE"
Official no. : none
Type at loss : propeller, wood, passenger & package freight
Build info : 1852, Luther Moses, Cleveland
Specs : 185x28x12, 616 t.
Date of loss : 1859, Nov 29
Place of loss : 5 mi W of Gray's Reef, Straits of Mackinac
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : collision
Loss of life : 5
Carrying : wheat,
"rolling freight [rail cars?]"
Detail : Bound Milwaukee for Buffalo, she collided in the dark with the schooner J.H. TIFFANY(qv) and sank, as did the schooner. Her crew took to the boats and were picked up by the propeller FREE STATE.
Machinery and
part of freight recovered in 1874.
Owned by American Transportation Co.
Sources: hgl,slh,(lhl),nsp,ssm,mpl,wl,rnc

------------------------------------------------------1929
MILWAUKEE
Other names : none
Official no. : 16619
Type at loss : sidewheel steamer, wood, passenger & package freight
Build info : 1859, Mason & Bidwell, Buffalo
Specs : 239x34x12, 1039 t.
Date of loss : 1868, Oct 9
Place of loss : Grand Haven Bar, off Grand Haven, MI
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : gen frt,
Detail : She ran aground on a bar and later broke up. A number of vessels answered her distress signals and took her passengers and crew to safety, and a number were rescued from shore . She had been running this route for her entire career and had even stranded on this same bar a couple of times previously.
Sister of prop DETROIT (qv,#6198)
Mpl collection says she was recovered, stranded off Harrisville in 1872.
Sources: is,hgl,mpl,rsl,eas

------------------------------------------------------1930
MILWAUKEE
Other names : none also seen as MILWAUKIE
Official no. : C
Type at loss : barge, wood
Build info : 1872, J. Auger, Montreal
Specs : 385 t.
Date of loss : 1883, Nov 10
Place of loss : near the Duck Islands
Lake : Ontario
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 4 [all] (7 also given)
Carrying : coal
Detail : Tow of tug THOMSON with barge SENATOR, she broke away and disappeared into a storm, supposedly with all hands. Bound Charlotte, NY, for Kingston.
Owned by Montreal Transportation Company, Montreal
Rebuilt, 1880
Sources: do2,clu,polk,nsp,hgl,dmt not in mmgl

------------------------------------------------------1932
MILWAUKEE
Other names : none
Official no. : 17984
Type at loss : propeller, wood, bulk freight steambarge
Build info : 1868, A.C. Keating, Ogdensburg, NY
Specs : 137 ft., 277g 192n
Date of loss : 1886, Jul 8
Place of loss : a few miles off Grand Haven, MI
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : collision
Loss of life : 1
Carrying : in ballast
Detail : Bound Chicago for Muskegon, she collided with the steambarge C. HICKOX(qv) in fog. HICKOX rescued her crew, but when they arrived aboard, one member was found to be missing and presumed gone down with the ship. She had sunk quickly, in deep water. Both masters lost their licenses over the matter.
75 hp engine
Sources: mv,nsp,h,wb,hgl,usls,mpl,eas,es

------------------------------------------------------1931
MILWAUKEE
Other names : built as MANISTIQUE, MARQUETTE & NORTHERN No. 1, renamed in 1909
Official no. : 93363
Type at loss : propeller, steel, carferry, 30 car
Build info : 1903, American Shipbuilding, Cleveland hull# 413
Specs : 338x56x19, 2933g 1755n
Date of loss : 1929, Oct 22
Place of loss : on a line between Milwaukee and Grand Haven
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 52 [all]
Carrying : 27 loaded railcars
Detail : Sailed off into a storm, bound Milwaukee for Grand Haven, and was lost. Theory is that rail cars came loose in gale and crashed through her seagate, allowing water to come in over the stern and sink her. Her skipper apparently turned back for Milwaukee, but never made it.Some of her lifeboats were launched by her crew, and two of their bodies were picked up two days later by the steamer STEEL CHEMIST. Another lifeboat containing bodies washed up near Holland, MI.. It was routine for her to challenge the storm, she was built for it.
Wreck was located in 1972.
Sources: mv,gsgl,cfgl,ml,gs,is,ns3,net,mpl,eas

------------------------------------------------------1933
MILWAUKEE BELLE
Other names : none
Official no. : 16642
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1854, James M. Jones, Milwaukee
Specs : 133 ft., 243g 231n
Date of loss : 1886, Nov 18
Place of loss : off Brevort, MI, Straits of Mackinac
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : lumber
Detail : She was dismasted by a SW gale north of the Beaver Isls., and blown almost 40 miles and sank. Her rigging and gear were salvaged, but the vessel was abandoned Nov 30.
Out of Chicago
She spent the winter ashore after stranding in a terrific gale near Cheboygan, MI, in Nov of 1860. Recoverd in May, 1861
Sources: mv,nsp,h,lmdc,polk,wb,hgl,sb,mpl,eas

------------------------------------------------------1935
MILWAUKIE
Other names : none also seen as MILWAUKEE
Official no. : none
Type at loss : sidewheel steamer, wood, passenger & package freight
Build info : 1837, B.F. Delano or Peter Hotaling, Grand Isl., Niagara R.
Specs : 172x24x10, 401 t. om
Date of loss : 1842, Nov 17*
Place of loss : a few hundred yards off the mouth of the Kalamazoo R.
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 9 of 15
Carrying : gen merch, flour
Detail : She stranded off the mouth of the river, where she had been anchored to wait out a freezing gale. Eventually her fires were drowned and she drifted onto a bar and broke in two.Seven froze to death before they could be rescued. Two others were lost trying to make it to shore. The storm she was lost in is reported to have lasted on and off for 2 months!
*Nov 2 also given. Date shown is from a letter by someone on the scene.
Machinery was later salvaged and installed in the steamer NILE(qv), and the hull scrapped.
Articles describing her launch and her loss show her as a
ship and not a steamer, with a shorter keel.
Sources: hgl,is(2-67,4-69),lmdc,ssa,lhl,mpl,nsp

------------------------------------------------------1936
ANNA C. MINCH
Other names : none
Official no. : C153113
Type at loss : propeller, steel, bulk freight
Build info : 1903, American Shipbuilding, Cleveland hull# 415
Specs : 380x50x28, 4139 t.
Date of loss : 1940, Nov 11
Place of loss : 1.7 mi, 216 deg from Pentwater, MI pierhead
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 24 [all]
Carrying : coal
Detail : She broke in two and foundered with all hands in the "Armistice Day Storm." She probably did NOT collide with steamer WILLIAM B. DAVOCK(qv) as often speculated.
Sold Canadian in 1926, Owned by Western Navigation Co., Port Colborn, Ont.
Sources: eas,glp,mmgl,mol,gsgl,sol,sagl,h,csv,win,mpl

------------------------------------------------------1937
CHARLES P. MINCH
Other names : none
Official no. : 5059
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1867, Issac W. Nicholas, Vermilion, OH
Specs : 155x28x12, 408g 388n
Date of loss : 1898, Oct 27
Place of loss : Tecumseh Cove, Cove Island, Georgian Bay
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : lumber
Detail : She was driven ashore and wrecked, later slid into deeper water. The wreck is a popular dive site in Fathom Five Provincial Park.
Major repairs in 1878 & 80
Sources: slh,lhdc,lssc,polk,hgl,mpl,do

------------------------------------------------------1938
PHILIP MINCH
Other names : none
Official no. : 150427
Type at loss : propeller, wood, bulk freight
Build info : 1888, W. Radcliffe, Cleveland
Specs : 275x41x22, 1988g 1658n
Date of loss : 1904, Nov 20
Place of loss : 10 miles SW of Southeast Shoal, newr Marblehead
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : none
Carrying : light
Detail : She was destroyed by fire offshore and sank. Lifesavers made it to the ship, but the crew had already rowed to Sandusky in her boat. The wreck was dynamited as a hazard to navigation in 1906.
Sources: do2,ns1,mv,ledc,mpl

------------------------------------------------------1939
SOPHIA MINCH
Other names : none
Official no. : 115166
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1873, Nicholas, Vermilion, OH
Specs : 185x34x14, 636g 604n
Date of loss : 1883, Oct 30
Place of loss : near harbor mouth at Cleveland
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : iron ore
Detail : Arrived off Cleveland with her sails blown out, dropped anchor and ran up distress signals. Two tugs responded, hand got a line to her, but the schooner sank on the way into harbor. Her crew took to the rigging as she went down and were saved by the Lifesaving Service in a surfboat. Declared a total loss, but later repaired and served until 1927.
Some sources say she was built on the hull of an 1840 vessel.
Sources: ssa,www,nsp,mpl

------------------------------------------------------1940
JOHN MINER
Other names : none
Official no. : 12786
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 3-mast
Build info : 1866, Stupinski, Detroit as a bark
Specs : 134x26x10, 273 g 260n
Date of loss : 1902, Oct 19
Place of loss : 2 mi W of Pte Aux Barques light
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : hardwood
Detail : Bound Harbor Springs for Detroit, she was driven into boulder-ridden shallows and broke up quickly in a north'r. Crew was rescued by the Lifesaving Service .
She went ashore in Hammond Bay in the great gale of 1869 and was supposed to be a total loss. Her mate was killed by some object which fell from aloft when she struck..
Major repairs in 1883
Sources: slh,is,ns1,mv,lhdc,polk,nsp,mdwl

------------------------------------------------------1943
JULIA MINER
Other names : often seen as JULIA MINOR, shown in '69 mv as JULIUS MINER.
Official no. : 45388
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1867, Dupont & Perra, Detroit
Specs : 62x19x5, 44g 42n
Date of loss : 1894, Jun 7
Place of loss : NE of Big Charity Isl., Saginaw Bay
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : (storm)
Loss of life :
none
Carrying : roofing gravel
Detail : Struck a reef and wrecked.
Owned by Frutchey, Detroit.
Sources: mv,slh,is,h,hgl,mpl,jb

------------------------------------------------------4193
MINERAL
Other names : ?
Official # : C
Type at loss : scow-brig or schooner, wood, 2-mast
Build info : ?
Specs : ?
Date of loss : 1860, Nov 4
Place of loss : at Adams, below Oswego, NY
Lake : Ontario
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : lumber
Detail : Bound Kingston for Oswego, she went ashore in a storm and became a total loss.
Out of Kingston.
Sources : nsp,hgl,rnc,jm

------------------------------------------------------1942
MINERAL STATE
Other names : none
Official no. : 90494
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 3-mast
Build info : 1873, J. Oades, Detroit
Specs : 137x26x12, 295g 280n
Date of loss : 1902, Oct 30
Place of loss : just east of Port Stanley, Ont.
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : coal
Detail : She was driven on a reef in a storm and broke up. Most of crew rescued by tug GORDON BROWN and one floated ashore on a hatchcover.
Out of Alpena.
Sources: is,sagl,ns1,h,nsp,mv,win

------------------------------------------------------1944
MINGOE
Other names : none
Official no. : 92508
Type at loss : schooner-barge, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1893,D Lester, Marine City, MI
Specs : 199x36x12, 713g 682n
Date of loss : 1928, May 24
Place of loss : Huron Islands, E of Keweenaw Pen.
Lake : Superior
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 3
Carrying :
salt and lumber
Detail : Foundered in a storm. Some speculation was that she struck an ice floe.
Owned by Mingoe Transportation Co.
Sources: hmc,ns3,mv,lss,mpl,eas
,hcgl
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MINNEAPOLIS - See also BURLINGTON

------------------------------------------------------1945
MINNEAPOLIS
Other names : none
Official no. : 90524
Type at loss : propeller, wood, freighter
Build info : 1873, Morley & Hill, Marine City
Specs : 226x34x11, 1072g 950n
Date of loss : 1894, Apr 4
Place of loss : almost under the current site of the Mackinac Bridge.
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : ice
Loss of life : none
Carrying : wheat
Detail : Damaged by ice and then ran across rocky bottom near McGulpin Pt., causing her to leak profusly. She sank quickly after her fires were put out by the rising water. Her crew was rescued by the schooner SAN DIEGO, part of her tow. One crew-member claimed that she was holed by ice where her iron plating had been removed to repair the wooden hull and was not replaced.
Major repairs in 1881
Sources: ssm,mv,hmc,slh,h,lmdc,lhl,wbm,hgl,mpl

------------------------------------------------------1946
MINNEDOSA
Other names : none
Official no. : C94884
Type at loss : schooner, wood, bulk freight, 4-mast
Build info : 1890, Montreal Transportation Co., Kingston, Ont.
Specs : 245x36x15, 1081gc 1041nc
Date of loss : 1905, Oct 20
Place of loss : off Harbor Beach, MI
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 9 [all]
Carrying : wheat
Detail : She was torn away from her tow steamer WESTMOUNT and foundered in a huge gale that sunk many ships. In consort with schooner MELROSE. 8 crewmen and captain's wife died. The wreck was located in 1993.
Out of Kingston, Ont.
Largest lake sail vessel ever built in Canada.
Sources: is(3-61),mmgl,nsp,mol,sol,is,ns1,h,slh,win,mpl,bcha

------------------------------------------------------3363
MINNEHAHA
Other names : none
Official no. :
16617
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1857, James Baker, Oswego, NY
Specs : 125x25x10,
172 t.
Date of loss : 1869, Oct
Place of loss : off Port Stanley, Ont.
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : wheat
Detail : She encountered a storm, sank in the shallows and became a total loss. Her outfit was salvaged near the end of October. She had been bound Toledo for Oswego, and was owned by Capt. Dibble of Detroit.
Sources: nsp,hgl,mdwl,
mv

------------------------------------------------------1947
MINNEHAHA
Other names : none
Official no. : 91220
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 4-mast
Build info : 1880, Linn & Craig, Gibraltar, MI
Specs : 200x35x15, 823g 782n
Date of loss : 1893, Oct 14
Place of loss : At Starke, MI, 10 mi N of Onekama
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 6 of 7
Carrying : corn
Detail : Tow of steamer HENRY J. JOHNSON, she was caught in 90mph northerly gale, broke loose and put on beach to save her crew. She later broke up there. Bound Chicago for Port Edward. Out of Cleveland
Wrecked near Detour in 1891 and stayed on the rocks all winter after being abandoned.
Sources: sol,h,mv,nsp,wb,hgl

------------------------------------------------------1948
MINNEHAHA
Other names : none
Official no. : 90584
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1872, Earnst, Manitowoc [builder also given as M. Omes]
Specs : 71x18x7, 59g 56n
Date of loss : 1898, Nov 7
Place of loss : off Sheboygan, WI
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : (storm)
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : wood
Detail : Reportedly missed the piers and drove ashore.
May have been MINNEHAHA US#91020, below, which was still registered in 1902.
Sources: mv,h,hgl,mpl,bb

------------------------------------------------------1949
MINNEHAHA
Other names : none
Official no. : 91020
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1877, Todd, Sheboygan, WI (Cheboygan, MI appears in some volumes of MV)
Specs : 75x20x7, 75g 71n
Date of loss : 1905, Jul
Place of loss : off Whiting, Ind.
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : (storm)
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : Foundered.
Wrecked and document surrendered in 1883, shown in 1884 Merchant Vessels as "lost or otherwise out of service."
Sources: lmdc,mv,hgl,eas

------------------------------------------------------1950
MINNEHAHA
Other names : also seen as MINNIEHAHA
Official no. : C78027
Type at loss : propeller, wood
Build info : 1882, J. Potter, Parry Sound, Ont.
Specs : 60x13x7, 32gc 22nc
Date of loss : 1909*, Oct 11
Place of loss : 1/4 mi SW of One Tree Isl., Georgian Bay
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : (storm)
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : Foundered and total loss in the channel between Penetang & Parry Sd.
*also given as 1895
Registered out of Collingwood.
1869 engine by G. Notter of Buffalo
Sources: mmgl,h,win
,hcgl

------------------------------------------------------
MINNEKAHTA - See GLENLYON

------------------------------------------------------3469
MINNESETUNK
Other names : renamed GODERICH after this accident
Official no. : C none
Type at loss : sidewheel steamer, wood
Build info : 1832 or 4, Goderich, Ont.
Specs : "small"
Date of loss : 1840, Aug (also seen as 1839 and 1859)
Place of loss : Mouth of Thames R. or near Malden
Lake : St. Clair
Type of loss : collision
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : Collided with the steamer ERIE and sunk. Declared a total loss, but later recovered and rebuilt.
Csv says she sunk near Malden in 1839 as GODERICH.
Sources: csv,hgl,nsp

------------------------------------------------------3495
MINNESOTA
Other names : none
Official no. : none
Type at loss : sidewheel steamer, wood
Build info : 1851, F.N. Jones, Maumee, OH
Specs : 235x31x11, 749 t.
Date of loss : 1861, Sep 27
Place of loss : near Green Bay
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : (storm)
Loss of life : none
Carrying : ?
Detail : Stranded and wrecked, a total loss.
Sources: lhl,hgl,wl,eas

------------------------------------------------------3669
MINNESOTA
Other names : none
Official no. : 16644
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1847, G. Weeks, Oswego
Specs : 216g 205n
Date of loss : 1873, mid-Nov
Place of loss : N of Two Rivers, WI
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : lumber
Detail : Driven ashore in a gale and became a total loss.
Out of Chicago.
Major repairs in 1862, 65
Sources: osdo,mv,nsp,bb,rsl

------------------------------------------------------1951
MINNESOTA
Other names : none
Official no. : 91272
Type at loss : propeller, wood, bulk freight
Build info : 1880, Wolf & Davidson, Milwaukee
Specs : 206x36x18, 1138g 903n
Date of loss : 1903, Nov 18
Place of loss : near Sans Souci, MI
Lake : St Clair R
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : none
Carrying : coal
Detail : Upbound, a fire was discovered in the engine room when the ship was off Walpole Isl. As the blaze exapnded, the vessel was abandoned and drifted down to Sans Souci and sank. She was a serious menace to navigation for quite some time.
Member of Corrigan Fleet.
Sources: is,ns1,mv

------------------------------------------------------1952
MINNIE
Other names : none
Official no. : C none
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1873, R. Anglin, Brewer's Mills, Ont.
Specs : 95x20x6, 109gc 109nc
Date of loss : 1877, Nov 2
Place of loss : 1 mi E of Salt Point, near Presqu'ile, Ont.
Lake : Ontario
Type of loss : (storm)
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : Foundered.
Another Canadian schooner of this name was reported wrecked and total loss near Frederick Point, Lake Ont. Nov 10, 1880.
Hailed from Port Colborne.
Frames were made of Tamarack
Sources: mmgl,h,nsp not in '74 clu

------------------------------------------------------
MINNIE M. - See RISING SUN

------------------------------------------------------
MINOR - See also MINER

------------------------------------------------------3640
MINOR
Other names : none
Official no. : 92051
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1888, O. Dronier, Quanicassee, MI
Specs : 46x13x3, 14g 14n
Date of loss : 1900, Sep 19
Place of loss : near Alpena, MI
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : Went to pieces in storm and sank, a total loss.
Sources: phr,vbs,mv

------------------------------------------------------1941
J.S. MINOR
Other names : sometimes seen as J.N. MINOR and JOHN S. MINER
Official no. : 13665
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1857, J.H. Randall, Port Huron
Specs : 88x21x8, 87g
Date of loss : 1877, Nov 10
Place of loss : Charity Passage, near Caseville, MI
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : (none)
Carrying : (none)
Detail : She struck the rocky bottom in a plunge during a quick-rising storm. Drifted ashore and broke up. Bound for Caseville to pick up lumber.
Homeport: Detroit
Rebuilt and enlarged in 1864.
Ashore and declared total loss near Kincardine, Ont, Oct 15, 1871.
Sources: mv,slh,h,nsp,hgl,wl

------------------------------------------------------1953
E. MINT
Other names : (none)
Official no. : none
Type at loss : schooner, wood, packet
Build info : 1845 or before
Specs : ?
Date of loss : 1850
Place of loss : S of harbor entrance at Calumet, IL
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : Stranded and broke up. (Possibly recovered)
Maybe MINT, 2-mast schr blt. 1843 at Milwaukee, 76x14x5, 44 t., or MINK
Sources: lmdc,hgl,bc

------------------------------------------------------
MIRANDA - See LEWIS WALLACE

------------------------------------------------------1954
MIRANDA
Other names : none
Official no. : 16454
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1848, M. Levyea, Cleveland
Specs : 117x23x5, 164 nt. [218 t. om]
Date of loss : 1871, Sep 17
Place of loss : Port Austin Reef, Saginaw Bay
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : lumber
Detail : Bound Bay City for Detroit, she was driven ashore in 8 feet of water and pounded to pieces.
Homeport: Detroit. Owned by H.L. Brown.
Major repairs in 1861, 63, 68
A small schooner MIRANDA had an odd wreck a week after this one [Sep 24]. She was picked up awash off Michigan City. Her cabin door was bolted and lifeboat in place. When the door was forced, her elderly skipper and a 17 year old crewman were found drowned inside. It was thought they were drunk and were unable to free themselves when she sank. A third crewman was missing. The vessel was probably put back in service.
Rebuilt in 1866.
Sources: slh,mv,hgl,nsp,wl,rsl,
mv

------------------------------------------------------1955
C.F. MISCHLER
Other names : none
Official no. : 127299
Type at loss : propeller steam tug, wood
Build info : 1898, Ashtabula, OH
Specs : 51x14x5, 18g 12n
Date of loss : 1915, Oct 28
Place of loss : at Erie, PA
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : Destroyed by fire
Sources: mv,mv

------------------------------------------------------1956
MISSOULA
Other names : none
Official no. : 91928
Type at loss : propeller, wood, bulk freight
Build info : 1887, T. Quayle & Sons, Cleveland
Specs : 272x41x21, 1927g 1585n
Date of loss : 1895, Nov 22
Place of loss : S shore of Caribou Isl.
Lake : Superior
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none of 16
Carrying : wheat
Detail : Rode up on a big wave and broke her shaft when she came back down. Helpless, she was overwhelmed after drifting for a full day. Her crew abandoned her for the open lake, and drifted 30 mi in the boat before landfall.
Sources: nsp,is(2-83),lssc,gwgl,sol,h,mv,wb,lss,hgl,mpl

------------------------------------------------------3496
MISSOURI
Other names : none
Official no. : none
Type at loss : sidewheel steamer, wood
Build info : 1840, B.S. Goodsell, Vermilion, OH*
Specs : 180x29x12, 612 t.
Date of loss : 1848, Oct
Place of loss : near Pte Aux Barques, MI
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : (storm)
Loss of life : none
Carrying : ?
Detail : Stranded and lost.
*also given as Erie, PA
One source shows her still in service as late as 1868, but probably not.
Sources: lhl,is,st,wl,eas

------------------------------------------------------1957
MISSOURI
Other names : none
Official no. : 16314
Type at loss : propeller, wood, passenger & package freight
Build info : 1857, VanSlyke & Notter, Buffalo as a sidewheeler
Specs : 186x27x12, 530g 282n
Date of loss : 1891, Feb 21
Place of loss : at Detroit
Lake : Detroit R
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : none
Carrying : ?
Detail : Destroyed by fire.
Ashore and wrecked near Port Burwell, Ont. 10/26/1870
Registered out of Buffalo
Converted to a prop before 1864
Major repairs in 1876,80 & 84.
Sources: h,lhl,hgl,polk,win,wl,eas

------------------------------------------------------1958
BELL MITCHELL
Other names : none also seen as BELLE MITCHELL
Official no. : 2892
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1874, J. Navagh, Algonac
Specs : 137x26x11, 320g 304n
Date of loss : 1886, Oct 14
Place of loss : about 22 mi from Long Point
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 8 [all]
Carrying : wheat
Detail : She went missing in a SW gale, and was probably totally overwhelmed by weather. Lots of wreckage washed ashore but none was ever positively identified. Bound Toledo for Buffalo. Given up for lost the 22nd.
Out of Clayton, NY, owned by Barker Bros.
Sources: mv,eas,nsp,sol,h,ledc,osdo,wb,usls,sb,mpl,es

------------------------------------------------------3870
CLAUD MITCHELL
Other names : none
Official no. : C72981
Type at loss : schooner-barge, wood
Build info : 1870, Bay City, MI
Specs : 97x26x4, 58gc 58nc
Date of loss : 1879
Place of loss : mouth of River Sydenham
Lake : St. Clair
Type of loss : "sunk"
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : No detail - sunk and abandoned, according to Canadian records.
Sold Canadian in 1875.
Sources: mmgl,vbs

------------------------------------------------------
JOHN MITCHELL - See MAJOR

------------------------------------------------------1959
JOHN MITCHELL
Other names : none
Official no. : 203943
Type at loss : propeller, wood, bulk freight
Build info : 1907, Great Lakes Engineering, St. Clair, MI hull #25
Specs : 420x52x23 4468g 3246n
Date of loss : 1911, Jul 10
Place of loss : off Whitefish Point
Lake : Superior
Type of loss : collision
Loss of life : 3 of 34
Carrying : wheat
Detail : Rammed broadside by coal-laden steel steamer WILLIAM HENRY MACK. MACK tried to keep her bow in the hole, but MITCHELL still sank in 7 minutes. Quick work saved most of her crew and all 7 passengers. MACK got most of the blame for the accident. The wreck discovered upside-down on the bottom in 1972.
Owned by C.W. Elphicke out of Chicago
Sources: eas,is(2-69),nsp,lssc,lss,gwgl,sol,ns2,mpl

------------------------------------------------------1960
C.G. MIXER
Other names : none
Official no. : 5384
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1867, Read, Henderson(Hudson?), NY
Specs : 130x26x11, 294g 279n
Date of loss : 1894, May 18
Place of loss : mouth of Calumet(IL) R.
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : RR ties
Detail : She was driven ashore in huge storm. Her cargo battered her to pieces quickly, but the crew was rescued by S. Chicago Lifesaving Service.
Major repair in 1881
Sources: is,h,mv,lmdc,nsp,polk,hgl,osdo

------------------------------------------------------1961
MIZTEC
Other names : none
Official no. : 92166
Type at loss : schooner-barge, wood, bulk freight, 2-mast
Build info : 1890, J. Ihnken & P. Lester, Marine City as 3-mast schooner
Specs : 194x35x14, 777g 738n
Date of loss : 1921, May 15
Place of loss : off Vermilion Point, MI
Lake : Superior
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 7 [all]
Carrying : salt
Detail : Tow of steamer ZILLAH(qv), she broke her towline and foundered. She had stranded with heavy damage in nearly the same spot in 1919. After rebuilding, she stranded again near the same spot in 1920. It got her at last in ‘21.
Wreckage found in 1983.
Sources: mv,hmc,lssc,gwgl,is,ns3,lss,mpl,eas

------------------------------------------------------4244
MOCKING BIRD
Other names :
Official # : 17575
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 3-mast
Build info : 1868, F N Jones, Tonawanda
Specs : 426 t.
Date of loss : 1876, Oct 10
Place of loss : Long Point
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : coal
Detail : Bound Buffalo for Chicago, she broke some mainmast gear and, sprung a leak. She stuggled into the shelter of Long Point and there water slowly gained on her pumps until she sank .near shore The Long Point lightkeeper was able to rescue her crew, who were later picked up by the revenue cutter PERRY. She was reported to have gone to pieces by the 27th. He insurance had expired just two days prior to the accident.
Shown in some sources as a Canadian vessel, but it would have been illegal for a Canadian ship to carry a cargo between two American ports.
Sources : eas,hgl,es,hgl,nsp

------------------------------------------------------1962
MOCKING BIRD
Other names : none
Official no. : 92430
Type at loss : sidewheel tug, wood, boom tug
Build info : 1885, Bay City, MI
Specs : 67x21x3, 72g 36n
Date of loss : 1890,
Jul 12
Place of loss : Cheboygan, MI
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : none
Carrying : none
Detail : Destroyed by a fire
which started in her coal bunkers. Her crew abandoned her by jumping overboard in their night clothes. Removed from registry, but recovered, rebuilt and reregistered in 1892. Abandoned in 1909.
Built as a boom tug.
Sources: slh,mv,vbs,hgl,es

------------------------------------------------------1964
FRANK MOFFAT
Other names : none
Official no. : 9845
Type at loss : propeller steam tug, wood
Build info : 1869, Fitzgerald & Leighton, Port Huron
Specs : 101x21x11, 122g 70n
Date of loss : 1885, Nov 1
Place of loss : near Sombra, Ont.
Lake : St. Clair R.
Type of loss : explosion
Loss of life : 5 of 12
Carrying : none
Detail : Bound Saginaw for Buffalo, her boiler exploded and she sank while rounding to with five barges in tow. She was a total loss. It was thought the boiler ran dry.
Also wrecked in a collision in the same area in 1873 and again in 1883.
Out of Port Huron, owned by Moffatt Tug Line.
Sources: mv,slh,h,nsp,phr,hgl,st,mpl,es,jb

------------------------------------------------------1963
GEORGE M. MOFFAT
Other names : none also seen as just GEORGE MOFFAT
Official no. : 33480
Type at loss : sidewheel steamer, wood, passenger & package freighter*
Build info : 1853, Baxter and Waddell, Chatham, Ont.
Specs : 135x24x11, 350 t.
Date of loss : 1864, Dec 10
Place of loss : on Raby Head, W. of Bowmanville, Ont.
Lake : Ontario
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none of 19
Carrying : salt
Detail : Having lost her stack and been disabled by astorm, she was driven ashore and wrecked. Passengers and crew were rescued the day after she went ashore. Her whistle pipe had broken when her stack blew off, causing her to lose steam.
Went ashore on Long Point [Lake Ont.] in 1861 & declared total loss.
After the steamer AKRON busted out the lock gates below her, she rapidly descended 15 feet, struck bottom and sprung her keel in the Welland Canal in Aug of '64. She was declared total loss.
*she was a
pollywog type vessel, with large, narrow paddlewheels situated well aft.
Sources: is(4-58),slh,csv,mmgl,clu,rp,nsp,rnc

------------------------------------------------------1965
KATE MOFFAT
Other names : none also seen as KATE MOFFATT
Official no. : 14127
Type at loss : propeller steam tug, wood
Build info : 1864, Alex. Stewart, Port Huron*
Specs :
140x21x10, 214g 153n**
Date of loss : 1885, May 31
Place of loss : at Presque Isle, MI
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : none
Carrying : none
Detail : She became a total loss to fire after beaching on Blue Point. Her engine and boiler were salvaged in Jul, 1886, and went into the tug GLADIATOR. The wreck was struck by the lighthouse tender DAHLIA in May of 1887 and was probably removed shortly after that.
Owned by the Detroit Tug and Transportation Co., Detroit.
*machinery from Cuyahoga works installed at Cleveland.
**Original dimensions
114x21x10, 134g.
major repairs in 1874, 1880, 1881
Sources: mv,nsp,slh,lhl,polk,hgl,mpl,es
,hcgl

------------------------------------------------------1966
MOHAWK
Other names : none
Official no. : none
Type at loss : armed schooner [British naval vessel]
Build info : 1756, Oswego, NY by British Navy
Specs : ?
Date of loss : 1756
Place of loss : near Oswego, NY
Lake : Ontario
Type of loss : combat
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : none
Detail : She was lost in a British naval engagement with French Great Lakes fleet - captured by Montcalm and later burned.
Other British vessels reportedly lost along with her: OSWEGO, ONTARIO, GEORGE, VIGILANT, LONDON and HALIFAX.
Sources: ?,osdo,sgl,mpl

------------------------------------------------------3913
MOHAWK
Other names : none
Official no. : none
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info :
Specs :
Date of loss : 1849, Nov 7
Place of loss : Oswego, NY, harbor
Lake : Ontario
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 2 of 7
Carrying : 8,000 bu wheat
Detail : Bound Chicago for Oswego on a late season run, she struck the east pier while trying to make the harbor in a full WNW gale. Her masts went by the board and she immediately began to go to pieces. A passenger and four crewmen jumped to the pier and lived. Skipper and a hand drowned. Little of her was left by the following March.
She was a total loss of $11,000.
Owned by J.B. Morris of Oswego
Rebuilt, 1848
Sources: rp,osdo,
bcw

------------------------------------------------------3997
MOHAWK
Other names : later J. E. POTTS
Official no. : 16315
Type at loss : propeller, wood, package and bulk freight
Build info : 1856, Luther Moses, Cleveland, OH
Specs : 200x32x13, 789 t.
Date of loss : 1860, Nov 7
Place of loss : just below St. Clair Flats
Lake : St. Clair
Type of loss : explosion
Loss of life : 5
Carrying : wheat
Detail : As she came down the flats channel during the night she encountered another steamer anchored directly in the channel. In attempting to avoid her, she ran aground on a bar. Her crew worked all night to get her off, but near morning, perhaps from the extra effort of trying to pull herself off, one of her two boilers exploded, killing five and setting the vessel afire. The fire was quickly extinguished. Her stern was terrifically damaged, but she was later recovered.
Owned by Western Transportation Co.
Rebuilt to a barge in 1879, to the steamer J.E. POTTS in 1883 and to a schooner in 1891.
Sources: nsp,lhl,st,wl

------------------------------------------------------1967
MOHAWK
Other names : none
Official no. : C none [maybe U.S. owned]
Type at loss : schooner-barge, iron, bulk freight
Build info : 1843, Kingston Dock Yard, Kingston, Ont., as a sidewheel Royal Canadian gunboat
Specs : 112x20x10 [124 ft. overall]
Date of loss : 1870, Oct 30 (also given as 1868)
Place of loss : off Pte Aux Barques
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : all
Carrying : (lumber)
Detail : Foundered with all hands. She had been part of a six-barge tow of the tug ZOUAVE, which was later broken up into two smaller tows. She was behind the tug CLEMATIS when she broke loose and drifted away into the storm.
Launched in February, 1843, making her the first iron vessel on the Great Lakes - she may have been fabricated in England, assembled here. Rebuilt and lengthened 30 feet in 1846, also narrowed to fit the Welland Canal by the replacement of her paddle wheels. Sold for a commercial vessel in 1852 and converted to a passenger/freight steamer to operate between Buffalo and Port Stanley, Ont. One newspaper says she was an iron-hulled former Detroit boat that once operated between Saginaw and Tonawanda. She plied Lake Michigan regularly in the 1860's and was converted from a sidewheeler to a propeller in 1868.
Sources: mmgl,slh,csv(s2),nsp,hgl,net see 1854 clu

------------------------------------------------------1968
MOHAWK
Other names : ?
Official no. : ?
Type at loss : barge, wood
Build info : ?
Specs : ?
Date of loss : (1870)
Place of loss : unreported
Lake : Ontario
Type of loss : foundered
Loss of life : all
Carrying : ?
Detail : no detail
A Canadian brig MOHAWK was built 1844 at Kingston by Smythe & Disette, 85x18x8, 113 t. as ELLEN MURRAY. Reportedly wrecked on L. Erie, 2/14/66. (N.A.C.,wmn)
Sources: mmgl,wmn

------------------------------------------------------
MOHAWK DEER - See L.C. WALDO

------------------------------------------------------1969
MOHEGAN
Other names : none
Official no. : 16450
Type at loss : brig, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1847, Keating, Monroe, MI
Specs : 116x26x9, 187 t. [248 t. om]
Date of loss : 1870, Nov 22
Place of loss : off Pte Aux Barques
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : lumber
Detail : Bound from the Loud & Gay docks, Au Sable, Mich, for Cleveland, she was driven ashore by a storm. Stripped a few days later, she was reported thoroughly broken up on Dec 1.
Homeport: Detroit, owned by Reidy & Cuson.
Major repairs in 1860
Sources: slh,mv,hgl,wl,rsl,nsp,
mv

------------------------------------------------------1970
ANNIE MOILES
Other names : none
Official no. : 1579
Type at loss : propeller steam tug, wood
Build info : 1867, J. Moiles, E. Saginaw * [C# 96851]
Specs : 86x16x9, 73g 49n
Date of loss : 1929, Feb 2
Place of loss : at Ecorse, MI
Lake : Detroit R
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : none
Detail : She burned to a total loss after 62 years of service.
Suffered a major collision and declared total loss off Detroit, May, 1922.
She capsized with the loss of 7 lives in "the whirlpool" near Sarnia, Ont. [St Clair R], in 1904. Salvaged by Tom Reid, her owner.
*Builder also given as Tripp.
Sold Canadian, 1900,
U.S. again, 1911, Canadian again 1911, U.S. again 1923.
Sources: eas,vbs,mmgl,s,csv,wl
,hcgl

------------------------------------------------------3497
MOIRA
Other names : none
Official no. : C none
Type at loss : propeller, wood
Build info : 1855, Belleville, Ont.
Specs : 120(oa)x25x8, 280 t.
Date of loss : 1862, Oct 9
Place of loss : 10 mi off Main Duck Isl.
Lake : Ontario
Type of loss : (storm)
Loss of life : none
Carrying : ?
Detail : Bound Oswego for Belleville, Ont., she sprung a leak and foundered in deep water. Her crew and passengers were picked up by a passing unnamed sail vessel. She was a loss of $18,000.
Sources: csv,hgl,clu,rnc

------------------------------------------------------1971
MOJAVE
Other names : none
Official no. : none
Type at loss : bark, wood, 3-mast
Build info : 1863, Stewart McDonald, Detroit
Specs : 137x26x12, ca. 400 t.
Date of loss : 1864, Nov 8
Place of loss : on line between Sheboygan, WI, and Big Sable Pt., MI, about midlake
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 10 [all]
Carrying : ?
Detail : While in company of the Canadian bark MONARCH, a gale got the best of her and she began to wallow. She was trying to wear ship and run for the Michigan shore when she disappeared from view.
Her crew was comprised mainly of veterans of the schooner AUGUSTA [Capt. Malott of AUGUSTA brought MOJAVE out], the vessel which collided with and sank LADY ELGIN in 1860. The press and the public, which unjustly blamed the crew for the ELGIN disaster [though the crew had been cleared], called it justice.
One source says she was raised from 250 feet of water in 1875.
She went ashore on Skillagallee in June of the same year and was thought to be a total loss.
Sources: is(4-69),glss,sol,hgl,nsp,es,rsl

------------------------------------------------------1972
MOLLIE
Other names : none
Official no. : 50606
Type at loss : scow-schooner, wood
Build info : 1867, Cook, Fairport, OH [also given as Hansen R., MI, rebuilt at Fairport, ‘74]
Specs : 83x20x6, 83g 79n
Date of loss : 1890, Nov 24
Place of loss : 25 mi off Ludington.
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none of 3
Carrying : lumber
Detail : After she went to pieces offshore and foundered, her crew was rescued by the big carferry F.&P.M. #4.
Sunk at Sarnia, 1881.
Out of Racine
Rebuilt, 1874, 1876, 1881.
Sources: mv,slh,nsp

------------------------------------------------------1973
GILBERT MOLLISON
Other names : none
Official no. : 85126
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1871, A. Miller, Oswego, NY
Specs : 138x26x11, 318t
Date of loss : 1873, Oct 27
Place of loss : probably off the Manitou Isls.
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : all 8 or 9
Carrying : corn & grain
Detail : Left Chicago Oct. 24, bound for Oswego in company of several other vessels. She was sighted struggling through a storm off South Manitou on the 27th, but never seen again. Her yawl washed ashore Nov 3.
Owned out of Oswego.
Sources: nsp,is(1-61),osdo,gs,sol,lmdc,h,nb,hgl,rp

------------------------------------------------------2055
MOLLY S
Other names : built as N. ELLEN M.
Official no. : C111851
Type at loss : propeller steam tug, wood
Build info : 1901, Wiarton, Ont.
Specs : 68x12, 25g 15n
Date of loss : 1949, Aug 6
Place of loss : 5 mi E of Cabot Head, Georgian Bay
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : Burned to a total loss.
Sources: h,win,mmgl

------------------------------------------------------1974
MONA
Other names : none
Official no. : 16442
Type at loss : scow-schooner, wood
Build info : 1863, Black River, OH
Specs : 88 ft., 102g 96n
Date of loss : 1887, Sep 10
Place of loss : near Pte Aux Barques, MI
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : lumber
Detail : Bound Thompson's Harbor, MI, for Detroit, she sprang a leak and waterlogged 10 miles off Pte Aux Barques, stranding 2 mi ESE of the USLS station. Her crew was unable to signal the station, but made it to shore on a makeshift raft. The vessel was a near-total loss, only her outfit being saved.
Sources: mv,slh,h,polk,hgl,usls

------------------------------------------------------1975
MONARCH
Other names : none
Official no. : C none
Type at loss : sidewheel steamer, wood, passenger & package freight
Build info : 1856, A & D Shaw, Kingston, Ont.*
Specs : 174x25x11, 400 t.
Date of loss : 1856, Nov 29
Place of loss : Gibraltar Pt. off Toronto
Lake : Ontario
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : fish, gen merch, groceries
Detail : Lost her way in an easterly snow storm and went ashore while approaching the harbor. She was exposed to heavy wave action and soon broke up. Two large steam pumps that were placed aboard to empty her were later washed overboard. Both they and the vessel’s engines were later saved.
1st year of service on the Toronto-Montreal route.
*builder also given as D. &. G. McCarthy, Sorel, Que., Shaws also reported as owners
Sources: mmgl,is(1-76),csv,hgl,nsp,rp

------------------------------------------------------1976
MONARCH
Other names : none
Official no. : C96843
Type at loss : propeller, wood, package freight & passenger
Build info : 1890, Sarnia, Ont
Specs : 240x35, 2017 t.
Date of loss : 1906, Dec 6
Place of loss : Blake Point, Isle Royale
Lake : Superior
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 1 of 61
Carrying : pass., gen merch
Detail : Lost in blizzard, she drove her prow right up into the woods on Blake Point. After her people escaped, she began to break up, then slipped backwards into deep water, where she still lies.
Owned by Beatty Line
Sources: is(1-60),mmgl,csv,irs,gwgl,sol,mh,ns1,h,nsp,win,mpl

------------------------------------------------------1977
MONARCH
Other names : none
Official no. : 204390
Type at loss : gas screw, wood, package freight "packet"
Build info : 1904, Grand Rapids, MI
Specs : 42x10x3, 12g 8n
Date of loss : 1913, Oct 6
Place of loss : in harbor at Grand Marais, MI
Lake : Superior
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : none
Carrying : ?
Detail : She was a total loss to fire.
Vessel shown was registered out of Tampa, Fla., but is the only one in mv the right size.
Sources: mv,lssc

------------------------------------------------------3498
MONARCH
Other names : built as W.H. SIMPSON, renamed in 1933
Official no. : 81218
Type at loss : propeller tug, wood
Build info : 1889, Rieboldt & Wolter, Sheboygan, WI
Specs : 63x19x8, 49gt 28 nt (60 t. also given - figures shown are from 1895)
Date of loss : 1934, Jun 7
Place of loss : Port Huron, just S of the Blue Water Bridge
Lake : St Clair R
Type of loss : towing mishap
Loss of life : 4
Carrying : none
Detail : She capsized and sank in a towing accident.
Sources: ?,mpl

------------------------------------------------------1978
MONARCH OF THE GLEN*
Other names : none
Official no. : none
Type at loss : schooner, wood [also reported as a sloop]
Build info : 1858, T. J. Clark, OH
Specs : 42x13x5, 24g
Date of loss : 1862, Nov 5
Place of loss : off Marblehead, N of Sandusky, OH
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 5 [all]
Carrying : ?
Detail : Capsized and foundered.
*Newspaper accounts call her just MONARCH, but local historians say MONARCH oF THE GLEN. If she was M of the G, she was recovered and was still operating years later.
Sources: is,www,hgl,wl,nsp

------------------------------------------------------1979
MONGUAGON
Other names : none
Official no. : 90658
Type at loss : schooner-barge, wood, 3-mast
Build info : 1874, A. A. Turner, Trenton, MI
Specs : 137x26x11, 301g 286n
Date of loss : 1911, Jul 2
Place of loss : near Detroit
Lake : Detroit R.
Type of loss : hull failure
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : Opened her seams and sank.
Sunk at Milwaukee by collision with prop CLARION, May 13 1888. She was a major repair job afterwards.
Sources: nsp,ns2,mv,polk,hgl,osdo,mpl,bb,usls,eas

------------------------------------------------------1980
MONITOR
Other names : none
Official no. : 16448
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1862, J.M. Jones, Detroit
Specs : 323 t.
Date of loss : 1883, Oct 31
Place of loss : Seul Choix Pte., Garden Peninsula, MI
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : (none)
Carrying : iron ore
Detail : Bound Escanaba for Cleveland, she went on rocks and was wrecked. Wrecking tugs LEVIATHAN and later KATE WILLIAMS tried into December to release her.
Had a mural of the MONITOR/MERRIMAC battle painted on her transom.
Owned out of Buffalo by Riordan, et. al.
Rebuilt, 1881
Sources: mv,slh,polk,nsp,hgl

------------------------------------------------------4016
MONITOR
Other names : none
Official no. : 90163
Type at loss : propeller tug, wood
Build info : 1870, Campbell & Owen, Detroit as a schooner
Specs : 100x22x5, 128 g, 97n
Date of loss : 1890, Aug 19
Place of loss : 10 mi SE of Milwaukee
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss :
storm
Loss of life : (none)
Carrying : slabs, bark
Detail : She foundered
in a powerful NW gale. Her crew abandoned and was picked up by a passing schooner..
Rebuilt from a schooner to a steambarge in 1875, to a tug by 1884
Sources: bb,atl,mv,hgl,
es3-2

------------------------------------------------------1981
MONITOR
Other names : ?
Official no. : ?
Type at loss : lighter, wood
Build info : ?
Specs : ?
Date of loss : 1898, Sep
Place of loss : near Pt. Iroquois, Whitefish Bay
Lake : Superior
Type of loss : "sunk"
Loss of life : 5
Carrying : ?
Detail : no detail
Probably an unregistered vessel.
Sources: lssc

------------------------------------------------------1982
MONKSHAVEN
Other names : none
Official no. : C86632
Type at loss : propeller, steel, bulk freight "3-island steamer"
Build info : 1882, J. Readhead & Co., S. Shields, Eng.
Specs : 249x36x18, 2,097 t.
Date of loss : 1905, Nov 28
Place of loss : Angus Isl. near Thunder Cape
Lake : Superior
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : light
Detail : She was driven ashore by a terrific gale and wrecked. Her thinly-clad crew survived on the ice covered island for 96 hours until found. The vessel was pulled off by wreckers in the spring of 1906, but was immediately snatched back to the rocks by a storm and totally wrecked. Wreck still lies at the site, though explosives were used on it during a scrapping effort during WWII.
Sources: gwgl,ml,sol,ttgl,is,ns1,h,csv,mmgl,nsp,win,lss,mpl,do,eas,rf

------------------------------------------------------1983
MONOHANSETT
Other names : built as propeller IRA H. OWEN, renamed, 1882
Official no. : 100156
Type at loss : propeller, wood, bulk freight
Build info : 1872, J. Craig, Gibraltar, MI
Specs : 165x32x9, 573g 451n
Date of loss : 1907, Nov 23
Place of loss : .5 mi W of Thunder Bay Isl. light
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : (none)
Carrying : coal
Detail : She caught fire near north side of Thunder Bay, sank off the island. The fire was clearly visible from Alpena, 8 miles away. Inbound for Alpena at time of loss.
Sources: phr,slh,ns1,h,mv,lhdc,mpl,eas

------------------------------------------------------1984
MONROVIA
Other names : Built as EMPIRE FALSTAFF, renamed COMMANDANT MANTELET(1945) renamed COMMANDANT LeBIBOUL(1951), last name in 1954
Official no. : LI ELOF
Type at loss : propeller, steel, package freight "Liberty Ship"
Build info : 1943, (Scotland)
Specs : 430 ft., 6,700 t.
Date of loss : 1959, Jun 25
Place of loss : off Thunder Bay Island
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : collision
Loss of life : none
Carrying : steel
Detail : Bound Antwerp for Chicago, she collided with the lake freighter ROYALTON in heavy fog and sank. Part of her cargo was later salvaged. She was Liberian-flagged with a Greek crew, and had no pilot aboard.
Wreck lies 13.6 mi, 106 deg from Thunder Bay I. light with 43 feet of water over her.
Sources: glp,is(3-59),stb,sol,ledc,net,mpl,eas

------------------------------------------------------1985
MONSON
Other names : ?
Official no. : (C)
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : ?
Specs : ?
Date of loss : 1851
Place of loss : near Port Hope, (Ont.)
Lake : (Erie)
Type of loss : foundered
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : no detail
Sources: slh,hgl not in mmgl

------------------------------------------------------1986
MONSOON
Other names : none
Official no. : 16418
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1847, J. Oades, Milan, OH
Specs : 106x22x9, 132 t.
Date of loss : 1881, Nov [ca. 4th]
Place of loss : along route between Chicago and Grand Haven
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 6 [all]
Carrying : slab lumber
Detail : Went missing in a gale. At the time that her loss was first suspected, she was reported in one newspaper as "a worthless, rotten vessel."
Ashore at Milwaukee in April, 1864. Ashore and reported a total loss at Grand Haven, Mich in Nov, 1873.
Rebuilt in 1857, major repairs in 1862
Sources: h,hgl,usls,bb,wl,rsl,es,nsp

------------------------------------------------------1987
MONT BLANC
Other names : none
Official no. : 16344
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 3-mast
Build info : 1867, G. Johnson, Clayton, NY
Specs : 138x26x11, 289g 274n
Date of loss : 1901, Oct 12
Place of loss : 1 mi NE of Bar Pt.
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : coal
Detail : Bound Toledo for Port Huron in tow of the tug GLADIATOR, she was torn loose by a storm and sank in 20 feet of water. Her crew remained in the rigging until rescued by Bar Pt. lightkeeper the next day [9 hours later].
Owned by J. Little of Port Huron.
Rebuilt 1878, 1883.
Sources: ns1,mv,polk,nsp,phr,osdo,st

------------------------------------------------------1988
MONTANA
Other names : none
Official no. : 16340
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1864, J. Oades, Clayton, NY
Specs : 138x27x11, 301g 286n
Date of loss : 1890, Nov 2
Place of loss : north of Middle Island, near Presque Isle, MI
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : iron ore
Detail : She was driven ashore and wrecked in a gale after drifting helplessly for several hours. Her crew was rescued by Thunder Bay Lifesaving Service Bound Escanaba for Sandusky. Declared total loss, but later recovered.
Owned out of Toledo
Major repairs, 1880, 1881
Sources: mv,slh,h,nsp,letter,polk,usls,wb,sb,eas

------------------------------------------------------1989
MONTANA
Other names : none
Official no. : 90501
Type at loss : propeller, wood,
bulk freighter
Build info : 1872, Arch Muir, Port Huron, MI [A. Smith master carpenter],
as a package freighter
Specs : 236x36x14, 1536g 1383n
Date of loss : 1914, Sep 6
Place of loss : off Thunder Bay Isl.
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : none
Carrying :
light
Detail : She caught fire 5 miles out from the lighthouse and burned to waterline. Her crew was picked up from the water by the prop ALPENA.
Collided with the bank and sunk near the mouth of the Portage Ship Canal in September, 1895.
Changed from package to bulk freighter, 1902
Sources: mv,stb,ns2,mpl,eas,hcgl,nsp

------------------------------------------------------1990
MONTAUK
Other names : none
Official no. : 16403
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1863, G. Goble, Oswego, NY
Specs : 136x27x12, 310 t.
Date of loss : 1882, Nov 24
Place of loss : north of Pickard's Dock, N Manitou
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : coal
Detail : She went ashore in blizzard/gale and became a total loss. Her crew was rescued by the Lifesaving Service after a harrowing night.
Bound Buffalo for Chicago.
Owned by H. Esselstyne of Detroit, along with other "Monts": Montana, Mont Blanc, Montcalm, Monterey, Montgomery, Monticello, Montpelier
Sources: tel,nsp,osdo,h,is,nb,hgl,usls,mpl

------------------------------------------------------1991
MONTCALM
Other names : none
Official no. : 16343
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1867, S. G. Johnson, Clayton, NY
Specs : 138 ft., 298g 282n
Date of loss : 1891, Nov
15
Place of loss : Long Point *
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life :
none
Carrying : iron ore
Detail : She was driven aground at night and wrecked in a violent SW gale.
Her crew was taken off the next day.
*also given as "half a mile below Selkirk on Lake Erie" and "Lapp Point"
Went ashore on Long Point on Nov 16, 1871 and declared a total loss.
See MONTAUK for note on name.
Sources: mv,h,polk,wb,hgl,osdo,nsp,sb,eas,
es

------------------------------------------------------3815
MONTEAGLE
Other names : none also seen as MONT EAGLE
Official no. : 16330
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1856, Edwards, Milan, OH
Specs : 119x25x11, 224 t. [293 t., old measure]
Date of loss : 1869, Nov (21)
Place of loss : Point Petre
Lake : Ontario
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : (none)
Carrying : lumber
Detail : Went ashore and wrecked.
Out of Buffalo
Major repairs in 1864 after going ashore near Long Point Cut, Oct 5, 1863.
Sources: nsp,hgl,mv,wl,rsl,mdwl

------------------------------------------------------1992
MONTEAGLE
Other names : none
Official no. : 91684
Type at loss : propeller, wood, bulk freight
Build info : 1884, R. Mills & Co., Buffalo
Specs : 214x35x20, 1273g 1035n
Date of loss : 1919, Sep 22
Place of loss : Lake Munuscong, St Mary's R.
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : none
Carrying :
wheat
Detail : This steamer caught fire while traversing the lake. The fire quickly went out of control and crew were forced to abandon her to sink.
Also burned on Pilot Isl, Lake Mich, in 1909.
Sources: gwgl,lssc,ns1,mv,mpl,eas
,hcgl

------------------------------------------------------3816
WILLIAM MONTEATH
Other names : none also seen as WILLIAM MONTEITH and just MONTEITH
Official no. : none
Type at loss : brig, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1846, Buffalo
Specs : ?
Date of loss : 1854, Oct 14
Place of loss : off the Grand River, Oh.
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : iron and coal
Detail : Bound Erie, PA for Chicago, she was driven ashore and wrecked. Her crew were able to save some of her cargo before she was abandoned to break up.
Sources: nsp,hgl,rnc

------------------------------------------------------1993
MONTEZUMA
Other names : none
Official no. : 16421
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1853, L. Goler, Cape Vincent, NY, as a brig
Specs : 237 nt
Date of loss : 1871, Oct 3
Place of loss : 30 mi SSE of Thunder Bay Isl., MI
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : collision
Loss of life : none
Carrying : corn
Detail : She collided at night and in heavy weather with upbound schooner HATTIE HOWARD. She sank quickly in deep water, her crew transferring to HOWARD. Bound Chicago for Buffalo.
Owned by H.S. Halstead of Chicago.
Rebuilt and enlarged, winter of 1860-61.
Sources: slh,(mv),hgl,nsp

------------------------------------------------------3909
MONTEZUMA
Other names : none
Official no. : 16397
Type at loss : brig, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1847, J. DePety, Michigan City, Ind.
Specs : 227 t.
Date of loss : 1872, Oct 3
Place of loss : close above Port Stanley, Ont.
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 1 at least
Carrying : lumber
Detail : She was driven ashore near Port Stanley and broke up, a total loss. The skipper/owner's wife, who was carrying a large sum of money, was lost in the wreck and reportedly never found. The two MONTEZUMAs that were on the lakes in the summer of 1871, both out of Chicago, were lost exactly one year apart (see above).
Owned by Capt Francis McAvoy, Chicago.
Sources: nsp,mv,wl

------------------------------------------------------3998
MONTGOMERY
Other names : built on hull of schooner NORTHERN LIGHT(qv) in 1866 at St. Catharines
Official no. : 16348
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1866, S. Johnson, Clayton, NY as a bark
Specs : 136x26x12, 299g 284n
Date of loss : 1890, late fall
Place of loss : Stoney Cr., 6 mi N of Sheboygan, WI
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : coal
Detail : She was driven ashore and stranded, where she remained until she broke up the following winter.
Sources: is(1-61),rsl,bb

------------------------------------------------------1994
MONTGOMERY
Other names : none
Official no. : 16467
Type at loss : schooner-barge, wood, bulk freight
Build info : 1856, John Bushnell, Newport, MI as a passenger/freight steamer
Specs : 204x34x14, 709t
Date of loss : 1901, Oct 19
Place of loss : off Crisp Point
Lake : Superior
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : lumber, lath
Detail : Tow of steamer LELAND, she became waterlogged and broke her towline in a gale. LELAND tried to regain her but she went onto a bar and broke up. LELAND stood by and picked up her crew.
Owned by her skipper, Capt. Duff of Port Clinton, OH.
Repaired in 1866 at Detroit.
Rebuilt from steamer to schooner in 1879 at Algonac after a major fire off Point Edward [L Huron], Jun 9, 1878.
Rebuilt from 3-mast schooner to barge in 1889.
Sources: hmc,is(1-71),lssc,gwgl,is,ns1,h,nsp,hgl,st

------------------------------------------------------1995
MONTICELLO
Other names : none
Official no. : none
Type at loss : sidewheel steamer, wood, passenger & package freight
Build info : 1847, Fairport, OH
Specs : 152x20x10, 365t om *
Date of loss : 1851, Sep 25
Place of loss : off Keweenaw Pen.
Lake : Superior
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : merch, copper, pass.
Detail : She began to leak when midway between Ontonagon and Eagle Harbor, MI, and was run to shallow water, where she sank and later broke up. She had had a collision with the steamer MANHATTAN earlier in the year, but no damage was found. It is suspected that her hull was weakened by the collision and this caused it to fail in the storm. The boats were two of only four steamers on Lake Superior at the time of their collision. Her engine was probably recovered.
Owned by Sheldon McKnight of Detroit
Hauled around the Soo rapids on skids the previous winter.
*Also given: 160x24x11, 460g 364n
Sources: is(1-68,2-69),gwgl,ks,lss,hgl,df,nsp,bb

------------------------------------------------------1996
MONTICELLO
Other names : none
Official no. : 90203
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1870, Campbell & Owen, Detroit hull# 12
Specs : 138x26x11, 316g 300n
Date of loss : 1904, Aug 16
Place of loss : near Port Crescent, MI
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : sand
Detail : She was driven ashore and destroyed by a gale.
See MONTAUK for note on name.
Sources: atl,slh,ns1,h,mv,phr,osdo

------------------------------------------------------1997
MONTMORENCY
Other names : also seen as MONTMORENCI, built on hull of schooner SOVEREIGN OF THE LAKES(qv)*
Official no. : 16347
Type at loss : schooner-barge, wood, 3-mast
Build info : 1866, Johnson, Clayton, NY as a schooner**
Specs : 136x26x11, 299g 284n
Date of loss : 1901, May 19
Place of loss : of west side of Big Charity Isl., Saginaw Bay
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : stranded
Loss of life : none
Carrying : lumber
Detail : She was lost in fog and stranded in the shallows. Later broken up by storms. The charted wreck is a popular dive target.
May have been under her own sail at the time of loss, though some say she was in tow.
Owned by F. King of W. Bay City
*Built as a new vessel on a burnt-out hull.
**Some sources say this rebuild took place at St. Catharines.
major repairs in 1880 & 83
Sources: slh,ns1,mv,lhdc,nsp,polk,phr,osdo

------------------------------------------------------1998
MONTPELIER
Other names : none
Official no. : 16341
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 3-mast
Build info : 1866, Johnson, Clayton, NY
Specs : 138x26x12, 290g 276n
Date of loss : 1907, Aug 11
Place of loss : foot of Belle Isle, MI*
Lake : Detroit R
Type of loss : hull failure
Loss of life : none
Carrying : ?
Detail : She was on a routine trip up the river in good weather when hull began to leak profusly. The crew abandoned her as she sank, a total loss.
Also sank off Grand Haven, MI, Nov 1, 1878, and spent more than a week ashore in southern Lake Huron in fall, 1870.
*W side of Stag Isl. also given
Sources: h,ns1,mv,polk,phr,osdo,eas,nsp

------------------------------------------------------2000
MOONLIGHT
Other names : none
Official no. : 90719
Type at loss : schooner-barge, wood, bulk freight, 2-mast
Build info : 1874, Wolf & Davidson, Milwaukee
Specs : 206x34x14, 777g 738n
Date of loss : 1903, Sep 13
Place of loss : off Michigan Isl., Apostles
Lake : Superior
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : iron ore
Detail : Tow of twin-stack steamer VOLUNTEER, she broke her hawser and began to sink in a terrific gale. VOLUNTEER took her crew off before she foundered.
There are famous photos of her high on Chocolay Beach, L. Superior in 1886 when she went ashore with HENRY A. KENT. She was salvaged a year later.
Member of Gilchrist Fleet.
Also ashore, declared a total loss in 1889.
Sources: gwgl,is,sol,sagl,ns1,nsp,polk,lss,wb

------------------------------------------------------
ALEXANDER B. MOORE - See NORTHWEST

------------------------------------------------------3581
H. MOORE
Other names : also seen as HANNAH MOORE
Official no. : 11807
Type at loss : scow-schooner, wood
Build info : 1868, B. Hillier, Port Huron, MI
Specs : 69x21x6, 60g
Date of loss : 1891?
Place of loss :
probably near Algonac
Lake : St. Clair R.
Type of loss : unreported
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : No detail on her loss.
She was reported as being "blowed up with dynamite" by Capt Hemminger, Al;gonac, on Oct 14, 1891. Document surrendered at Port Huron 1/12/1892, annotated "Wrecked, total loss."
Sources: phr,wl,
jb

------------------------------------------------------3499
H.B. MOORE
Other names : none
Official no. : 95221
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1873, Rogers, Saugatuck, MI
Specs : 120x26x9, 194g 185n
Date of loss : 1894, May 18
Place of loss : 26 mi SE of Chicago, near Michigan City
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : ?
Detail : She drove hard ashore in a gale. She was so high up that her crew landed on solid ground when they went over the side. Though she was only lightly damaged, salvagers were unable to pull her back to deep water and she was stripped and abandoned.
Major repairs in 1874,80
Sources: is,mv,polk,nsp

------------------------------------------------------2001
H.D. MOORE
Other names : none
Official no. : 95266
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1874, W. Elliott, Saugatuck
Specs : 103x25x8, 143g 136n
Date of loss : 1907, Sep 10
Place of loss : south side of harbor at S. Manitou Isl.
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life :
none
Carrying : Lumber
Detail : She sought refuge from a storm in the harbor, but struck a rocky area, settled and was pounded to pieces by waves.
Sources: eas,is(1-61),gs,ns1,mv,polk,nb,mpl
,hcgl

------------------------------------------------------2002
JOHN MOORE
Other names : none
Official no. : C152650
Type at loss :
derrick barge
Build info : 1911, Port Colborne, Ont.
Specs : 120x39x8, 322 t.
Date of loss : 1940, Apr 21
Place of loss : 6 mi SE of Toronto
Lake : Ontario
Type of loss : foundered
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail :
Foundered, no detail.
Registered out of Midland, Ont., Canadian Dredging Co.
Sources: h,win
,hcgl

------------------------------------------------------2003
SMITH MOORE
Other names : none
Official no. : 115721
Type at loss : propeller, wood, bulk freight
Build info : 1880, G. Presley, Cleveland
Specs : 223 ft., 1191g 1000n
Date of loss : 1889, Jul 13
Place of loss : ENE of Grand Island, near Munising, MI
Lake : Superior
Type of loss : collision
Loss of life : none
Carrying : iron ore
Detail : She was rammed in a hit-and-run by steamer JAMES PICKANDS in dense fog. Dead in the water, she remained afloat for some time, until the fog lifted and the steamer M.M. DRAKE(qv) came to her assistance. She was taken in tow for Munising, but sank enroute.
Some sources say she was built in 1881.
Sources: mv,is(2-69),ms,gwgl,nsp,polk,wb,lss,hgl,sb

------------------------------------------------------2004
T.M. MOORE
Other names : also seen as THOMAS M. MOORE
Official no. : 145356
Type at loss : propeller steam tug, wood
Build info : 1883, Buffalo
Specs : 52x14x7, 25g 13n
Date of loss : 1898, Dec 22
Place of loss : Rattlesnake Isl. NW of Put-in-Bay
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : stranded/fire
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : none
Detail : Stranded, then totally destroyed by fire.
There was another, almost identical tug of this name, built at Buffalo in 1880 (#145222).
Sources: mv,ledc,polk

------------------------------------------------------2005
W.A. MOORE
Other names : none also seen as WILLIAM A. MOORE
Official no. : 26244
Type at loss : propeller steam tug, wood
Build info : 1865, J. Jones, Detroit
Specs : 119x21x11, 212g 149n
Date of loss : 1891, Jul 9
Place of loss : at Cleveland
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : none
Detail : This large tug burned to a total loss.
Also sank in a squall in Saginaw Bay in June, 1871. When she was recovered a month later, the soggy vessel got up steam immediately and made it to Detroit on her own.
Sources: mv,slh,lhl,polk,nsp,mpl

------------------------------------------------------
THE MOOSE - See JOE SMITH

------------------------------------------------------
EUGENIA A. MORAN - See WILLIAM M. HATCH

------------------------------------------------------3871
JOHN V. MORAN
Other names : none
Official no. : 76748
Type at loss : propeller, wood, package freighter
Build info : 1888, F.W. Wheeler, W. Bay City, MI hull #44
Specs : 214x32x22, 1350g 1035n
Date of loss : 1899, Feb 9
Place of loss : 20 mi off Muskegon, MI
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : ice
Loss of life : none
Carrying : barrelled flour, package freight
Detail : The MORAN was cut by ice during a mid-winter run and foundered. The iron passenger and package freight steamer NAOMI rescued her crew. Chartered by Crosby Transportation Co.
She was a combination bulk and package freighter, with hatches in her flanks and on her deck as well.
Sources: vbs,mv,mpl,m&h

------------------------------------------------------2006
MORANIA #130
Other names : ?
Official no. : ?
Type at loss : barge, steel, tanker, fuel
Build info : ?
Specs : 230 ft.
Date of loss : 1951, Oct 29
Place of loss : in harbor at Buffalo
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : 2
Carrying : gasoline
Detail : Tow of tug DAUNTLESS #12(qv), she was rammed by the freighter PENOBSCOT in a passing error, exploded and turned into an inferno as her 800,000 gallon cargo went up in flames.
Hulk later removed.
Sources: nsp,eas,is,smgl,eas

------------------------------------------------------2007
FRANCISCO MORAZAN
Other names : built as ARCADIA, renamed ELBING('34), EMPIRE CONGRESS('45), BRUNES('46), SKULD('47), RINGAS('48), LOS MAYAS ('58), last name in 1959.
Official no. : Lib1277
Type at loss : propeller, steel, package and bulk freight
Build info : 1922, Bodo, Norway
Specs : 246x38x14, 1407g 900n
Date of loss : 1960, Nov 24
Place of loss : SW corner of S. Manitou Isl.
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : machinery,chicks,lar
Detail : Bound from Chicago, she lost her way in a gale and blizzard and struck bottom. She filled and sank athwart the remains of steamer WALTER W. FROST(qv). The Coast Guard rescued her crew by cutter and helicopter.
Her remains are visible from shore.
Sources: glp,is(1-61),gs,sol,nsp,nb,net

------------------------------------------------------2008
WILLIAM C. MORELAND
Other names : later SIR TREVOR DAWSON(1916), CHARLES L. HUTCHINSON(1921), GENE C. HUTCHINSON(1951) and PARKDALE(1963)
Official no. : 202851
Type at loss : propeller, steel, bulk freight
Build info : 1910, American Shipbuilding, Lorain, OH hull #387
Specs : 580x58x32, 7514g 5803n
Date of loss : 1910, Oct 18
Place of loss : Sawtooth Reef, near Eagle Harbor, MI
Lake : Superior
Type of loss : stranded
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : She stranded on the reef on what was only her fifth trip. While her stern was jammed fast, the bow, overhanging a dropoff, filled, broke off and sank in deep water. The brand new stern was salvaged the next year, towed back to Lorain, where a new bow portion was installed.
Sources: mv,is,s,sol,gwgl,eas

------------------------------------------------------2018
F. MORELL
Other names : none also seen as F. MORRELL
Official no. : 9571
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 3-mast
Build info : 1866, Lester & Luff, Marine City, MI* former bark
Specs : 144x30x12, 369 t.
Date of loss : 1874,
Nov (4)
Place of loss : NW corner, Grand Island
Lake : Superior
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying :
617 t. iron ore
Detail : Drove ashore and wrecked in fog and big seas. After being ashore a few days, she was reportedly broken up by a NE storm on the 9th.
Homeport: Buffalo, owned by Peter Wex and her skipper, John Mullins
*Builder also given as Luff & Gilchrist
Sources: hmc,ms,phr,mv,lss,
nsp

------------------------------------------------------2009
C.P. MOREY
Other names : also seen as CHARLES P. MOREY
Official no. : 5714
Type at loss : propeller steam tug, wood
Build info : 1869, VanSlyke & Notter, Buffalo
Specs : 63x15x7, 30g 15n
Date of loss : 1877, Dec 5
Place of loss : breakwater at Oswego, NY
Lake : Ontario
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : none
Detail : Thrown against the breakwater and wrecked as she was trying to assist disabled schooner WAYNE(qv). Declared a total loss, but recovered and rebuilt in 1879.
Off registry in 1895.
Sources: is,mv,polk,osdo,wl

------------------------------------------------------3364
T.T. MORFORD
Other names : none
Official no. : 145385
Type at loss : propeller steam tug, wood
Build info : 1884, Chicago
Specs : 71x20x12, 90g 45n
Date of loss : 1895, Oct 26
Place of loss : Chicago River near 17th St.
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : explosion
Loss of life : 3
Carrying : none
Detail : Towing the steamer IONIA with the tug O.B. GREEN, her boiler exploded without warning, killing two on the MORFORD and one on the GREEN and injuring two others. GREEN was raked with shrapnel and a large part of the boiler was thrown through a grain elevator on shore. MORFORD was almost completely destroyed, but rebuilt and renumbered as a new vessel the following year [US#145717].
Sources: nsp,mv,mpl

------------------------------------------------------
ARTHUR MORGAN - See D.P. RHODES

------------------------------------------------------2010
J.P. MORGAN, Jr
Other names : none
Official no. : 207250
Type at loss : propeller, steel, bulk freight
Build info : 1910, American Shipbuilding. Lorain, OH hull #373
Specs : 580x58x32, 7521 t.
Date of loss : 1948, Jun 23
Place of loss : off Keweenaw Pen.
Lake : Superior
Type of loss : collision
Loss of life : 2
Carrying : iron ore
Detail : Collided almost perfectly "bows-on" with steel prop CRETE. Neither sank, but both were heavily damaged and two crewmen were crushed to death and three others injured in the foc'sle of MORGAN.
Pittsburg Fleet
Sources: is(2-69),gwgl,sol,mv,mpl

------------------------------------------------------
MORLEY - See GRAND TRAVERSE

------------------------------------------------------2011
GEORGE W. MORLEY
Other names : also seen as MORELY
Official no. : 85990
Type at loss : propeller, wood, bulk freight
Build info : 1888, F. Wheeler, W Bay City, MI hull #37
Specs : 193x34x21, 1045g 797n
Date of loss : 1897, Dec 5
Place of loss : off Evanston, IL
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : explosion/fire
Loss of life : none
Carrying : light
Detail : Bound Milwaukee for Chicago, she exploded and caught fire, sank 100 yds off Greenwood Ave., Evanston. Her engine was recovered in Oct., 1898.
Sources: h,lmdc,mv,vbs,phr,hgl,mpl

------------------------------------------------------
WILLIAM B. MORLEY - See GALE STAPLES

------------------------------------------------------2012
MORNING LIGHT
Other names : none
Official no. : 16410
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1857, Stevens & Presley, Cleveland
Specs : 256 t.
Date of loss : 1882, Nov 23
Place of loss : off Claybanks, S. of Stony Lake, MI
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : lumber
Detail : Bound Manistee for Chicago, she was driven ashore and wrecked in a storm. One crewman swam to shore, the rest were saved by a lifesaving crew, local fishermen and the tug B.W ALDRICH. Out of Buffalo
Ashore in a storm and given up for lost, fall of 1857.
Heavily damaged in a collision with the schooner L.M. MASON near Bar Pt. in 1860.
Sunk in the Straits in Jun or Jul of the same year as her loss.
Sources: nsp,mv,h,lmdc,hgl,usls,mv,rsl,jb

------------------------------------------------------2013
MORNING STAR
Other names : none
Official no. : none
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1825, Sandusky, OH
Specs : 49x15x5, 31 t.
Date of loss : 1844 or 49
Place of loss : off Conneaut, OH
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : (storm)
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : Capsized and sank.
This may refer to a capsizing on Jun 17, 1834, while the vessel was bound down. After she went over, with no loss of life, the steamer SUPERIOR attempted to tow her to port, but lost her. She was expected to be a total loss.
In April of 1825 she ran ashore near Pelee Isl. and broke her rudder, whereupon her crew abandoned her. Later she floated off on her own, and her skipper and a crewman were lost trying to catch up with her. She was later towed in to Amherstburg (Malden), where she was found to have shipped little water in the mishap.
Sources: www,hgl,nsp

------------------------------------------------------2014
MORNING STAR
Other names : none
Official no. : 16463
Type at loss : sidewheel steamer, wood, passenger & package freight
Build info : 1862, A.A. Turner, Trenton (or Detroit), MI
Specs : 243 ft., 1075 t.
Date of loss : 1868, Jun 21
Place of loss : 10 mi off Lorain, OH
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : collision
Loss of life : 32 (to 45)
Carrying : iron bars, glass
Detail : Bound Cleveland for Detroit, the steamer MORNING STAR had been late leaving her dock because she was loading some last-minute freight. On the dark and rainy night she collided with the heavy-laden bark COURTLAND(qv) and sank quickly. Most of the survivors were providentially picked up by the passing steamer R. N. RICE. In Sep she was raised towed to Lorain and resunk in 55 feet of water, for possible future rebuilding. Attempts were made to raise her again several times, but in the summer of 1872 she was abandoned because it was determined that the previous attempts had reduced her to rubble.
One source claims she was in tow at the time.
Registered out of Detroit, owned by the D & C line.
Sources: mv,is(4-58),sol,hdm,h,ledc,lhl,hgl,mpl,rsl,eas,nsp

------------------------------------------------------2015
MORNING STAR
Other names : none
Official no. : 90642
Type at loss : schooner-barge, wood, 3-mast [topsail]
Build info : 1874, W. Crosthwaite, E Saginaw, MI
Specs : 181x33x12, 498 g.
Date of loss : 1880, Nov 4
Place of loss : off Port Burwell, Ont.
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 7 (all)
Carrying : 40,000 bu rye
Detail : Bound Toledo for Buffalo, ahe foundered in gale in 75 feet of water. Owned by J Kelderhouse of Buffalo. First reports identified her as "Morning Light"
She & her sister EVENING STAR were dubbed "Chang" and "Eng" (after the "Siamese Twins") during building. The names stuck for awhile.
Sources: h,vbs,modoc,nsp,usls,mv

------------------------------------------------------2016
MORNING STAR
Other names : none
Official no. : 90363
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 3-mast
Build info : 1868, Neville & Hamilton, Sheboygan, WI
Specs : 118x27x9, 205g 195n
Date of loss :
1899, Dec 11
Place of loss : E side of S. Fox I.
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : (storm)
Loss of life :
none
Carrying : lumber
Detail : Bound Charlevoix, Mich, for Chicago, she stranded and broke up. Opther sources say this accident was at Michigan City, Ind.
Major repair in 1880
Sources: lmdc,mv,mpl,wl
,hcgl

------------------------------------------------------2017
DANIEL J. MORRELL
Other names : none
Official no. : 203507
Type at loss : propeller, steel, bulk freight
Build info : 1906, W. Bay City Shipbuilding, W. Bay City, MI hull# 619
Specs : 580x58x27, 7239g 6216n
Date of loss : 1966, Nov 29
Place of loss : 25 mi N of Port Austin, MI
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 28 of 29
Carrying : light
Detail : This big steamer broke in two and foundered in 25-foot waves. The stern portion plowed on past the only three survivors before she sank. They had made it to a life raft, but two of them died of exposure before their craft came ashore. Both parts of the ship lie in the Thumb Area Preserve diving area - the stern was found in 1967, bow in 1979.
Photo.
Sources: is(1-67),vbs,lssc,gs,slh,mol,smgl,sol,ttgl,sbs,h,wm2,lhdc,mpl

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MORRIS - See also NORRIS

------------------------------------------------------3500
DAVID MORRIS
Other names : none
Official no. : 6140
Type at loss : schooner-barge, wood
Build info : 1857, W. Jones, Black R., OH as a bark
Specs : 141x27x12, 278 t
Date of loss : 1873, Oct 21
Place of loss : Pigeon Bay, near Pt. Pelee, Ont.
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life :
2
Carrying : lumber
Detail : Tow of prop T.U. BRADBURY, she broke away, was driven ashore and wrecked beside her fellow barge GLOBE (qv). Worth about $4,000.
Sources: nsp,hgl,mv

------------------------------------------------------
A.H. MORRISON - See BUTCHER’S BOY

------------------------------------------------------2019
ANNIE F. MORSE
Other names : none
Official no. : 106010
Type at loss : scow-schooner, wood
Build info : 1881, Footlander, Muskegon, MI
Specs : 61x17x5, 32g 30n
Date of loss : 1904, May 19
Place of loss : between South Haven and Whitehall, MI
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 1 [all]
Carrying : ?
Detail : Bound South Haven for Whitehall, MI, she never arrived. May have been sailed single-handed.
Sources: h,lmdc,mv

------------------------------------------------------2020
FRED A. MORSE
Other names : none
Official no. : 9980
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1871, Nicholas, Vermilion, OH
Specs : 182x31x13, 592g 563n
Date of loss : 1892, Jun 27
Place of loss :
12 mi SE of Thunder Bay Isl.
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : collision
Loss of life :
none
Carrying : iron ore
Detail : She collided with the prop JOHN A. PRINGLE and sank while in tow of the steamer HORACE A. TUTTLE.
Ashore and abandoned in Little Traverse Bay, MI, Nov., 1873, but recovered by the tug GLADIATOR in the summer of '74.
Registered out of Cleveland
Major repair in 1882
Sources: mv,nsp,stb,slh,hgl
,hcgl

------------------------------------------------------2021
JAY C. MORSE
Other names : none seen in early mvus's and nsps as J.C. MORSE
Official no. : 12958
Type at loss : propeller tug/excursion vessel, wood
Build info : 1867, G. Notter, Buffalo
Specs : 78x18x9, 99g 70n [180 t. om]
Date of loss : 1889
Place of loss : near Portage Ship Canal entrance
Lake : Superior
Type of loss : collision
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : Struck boulders offshore and sank. Recovered, possibly much later.
Struck a rock and foundered on a sightseeing trip with the loss of one life, Jul 17, 1867, after an unsuccessful run to
shore.
Shown in '69 mvus as sidewheeler
Sources: mv,ms,gwgl,lhl

------------------------------------------------------3501
HAMILTON MORTON
Other names : none
Official no. : none
Type at loss : propeller, wood
Build info : 1854, S. L. Collyer, Buffalo as a tug
Specs : 92x19x9, 144 t. [om]
Date of loss : 1858, Nov
Place of loss : at Detroit
Lake : Detroit R
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : She was wrecked by fire and declared a total loss. Lay in the river for four years until her hull was recovered and rebuilt as W.R. MUIR (qv).
Sources: lhl,wl,rsl

------------------------------------------------------2022
JULIUS D. MORTON
Other names : sometimes seen as J.D. MORTON
Official no. : none
Type at loss : barge, wood, bulk freight
Build info : 1848, A.C. Keating, Monroe, Mich as a sidewheel passenger steamer, later a tug
Specs : 167x26x11, 472 t.
Date of loss : 1873, Aug 13
Place of loss : 6 mi SE of Bar Pt.
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 2 of 6
Carrying : 250,000 ft. lumber
Detail : Tow of the propeller SUN with five others, she broke loose and went to pieces soon after. The captain, his wife and their little daughter, plus a sailor, escaped in the tiny yawl, while two other sailors who later drowned, elected to remain aboard. MORTON had been bound Saginaw for Erie, Pa.
She caught fire near Pte Aux Chenes [near Algonac] and burned to the waterline Apr 8, 1863. The blaze was thought to be the work of an arsonist. Raised and rebuilt to this barge.
Also wrecked in a storm on Thunder Bay, MI, in 1853.
Sources: eas,slh,lhl,wl,nsp

------------------------------------------------------4127
MARY MORTON
Other names : none
Official no. : 16435
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1857, Bidwell & Banta, Buffalo
Specs : 180 t. [246 t. om]
Date of loss : 1870, Nov 19
Place of loss : on Long Point
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : corn
Detail : Bound for Buffalo, she went ashore and broke in two amidships. By the end of the month she had been abandoned.
Owned by Rankin & Wilson, (Detroit?).
Rebuilt in 1867.
Sources: nsp,rsl,hgl,mv

------------------------------------------------------2023
MINNIE MORTON
Other names : none
Official no. : C ?
Type at loss : propeller steam tug, wood
Build info : 1871, J. P. Jones, Amherstburg, Ont.
Specs : 55x10, 28gc
Date of loss : 1881, Oct 1
Place of loss : Bois Blanc Isl., near Bar Pt.
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : collision
Loss of life : none
Carrying : none
Detail : She was working on raising the sunken tug MARTIN SWAIN and was tied to the wreck for the night when she was struck by an out-of-control raft of lumber in tow of the tug JOHN OWEN. The MORTON was forced up on the raft and dragged away, while most of her crew scrambled onto the SWAIN. The tug was pulled out into the lake off Bar Point, where the logs parted and she sank in about 25 feet of water, while her skipper, who had remained aboard, jumped onto the raft.
Owned by Odette & Wherry, Windsor, Ont.
Sources: slh,hgl,mmgl,es

------------------------------------------------------2024
SYLVIA MORTON
Other names : none
Official no. : 23055
Type at loss : sloop-barge, wood
Build info : 1863, Roswell Hayes, Fairport, OH
Specs : 123x25x9, 188g 180n
Date of loss : 1887, Oct 27
Place of loss : Sandy Beach, Michaels Bay, Manitoulin Isl.
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying :
light
Detail : She was cast adrift by the steamer EMPIRE near White Shoals, Lake Michigan[!] and drifted across Lake Huron and onto this beach. As of Nov 1, salvagers were still trying to release her - she was not heavily damaged, but was far up the beach.
reg out of Detroit,
Sources: mv,phr,nsp,hgl,rsl,
es3-1

------------------------------------------------------2025
RICHARD MORWOOD
Other names : built as schooner LENNIE POWELL, renamed in 1875
Official no. : C73952
Type at loss : schooner-barge, wood, 3-mast [iron frames]
Build info : 1856, E. Waterbury, Port Dover, Ont.
Specs : 134x25x11, 277gc 268nc
Date of loss : 1887, Nov 19
Place of loss : Grand Island, near Munising, MI
Lake : Superior
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : barrelled stove oil
Detail : Separated from her tow vessel and with sails torn apart, she struck bottom and sank after drifting for some time. Declared a total loss, but recovered by Americans in 1888. Changed to an American bottom and rebuilt as E.B. PALMER.
Wrecked near Buffalo in 1859.
Rebuilt 1874 by Bald, Port Dover and in 1889
Sources: mmgl,nsp,ms,gwgl,h,wb,lss,hgl,rsl,eas

------------------------------------------------------2026
MOSES AND ELIAS
Other names : none
Official no. : none
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1834, A. Wilcox, Chaumont, NY
Specs : 78 ft., 126 t.
Date of loss : 1851, Nov
Place of loss : off Middle Bass Isl.
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : general merch
Detail : Stranded and wrecked.
Sources: ledc,hgl,wl

------------------------------------------------------2027
AMARETTA MOSHER
Other names : none
Official no. : 389
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1867, Thayer, Ashtabula, OH
Specs : 135x30x11, 301g 286n
Date of loss : 1902, Nov 29
Place of loss : Starve Isl. Reef, near Port Clinton, OH
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : coal
Detail : Lost from the tow of steamer D.F. ROSE, she was blown on the reef and wrecked. Bound Huron, OH for Port Huron in company with barges WAWANOSH(qv) and LYMAN CASEY.
Sources: is,ns1,ledc,nsp,mv,phr

------------------------------------------------------2028
A.H. MOSS
Other names : none
Official no. : 1025
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1863, P.F. Crozier, Vermilion, OH
Specs : 140 ft., 304g 289n
Date of loss : 1887
Place of loss : unreported
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : "lost"
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : No detail
Also wrecked in a gale near Buffalo, Nov 24, 1882.
Rebuilt, 1883
Sources: mv,slh,is,hgl,rsl

------------------------------------------------------2029
J.O. MOSS
Other names : also seen as J.U. MOSS
Official no. : 13475
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1863, J. Estes, Sandusky, OH
Specs : 94x26x9, 166 t.
Date of loss : 1882, Nov 23
Place of loss : near Big Sable Point, Michigan side
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 1 of 6
Carrying : shingles
Detail : After being battered by a gale, she was lying at anchor and doing repairs in a moderate blow when she was hit with the renewed fury of the storm. Her anchors dragged and she was blown into the shallows, where she went to pieces. 5 crew were rescued from rigging by Lifesaving Service, but the sixth tried to save himself on his own and was lost. The vessel was reportedly recovered, but doesn't show on later official lists, perhaps a constructive total loss..
Sources: phr,nsp,h,lmdc,g8s,hgl,usls,rsl

------------------------------------------------------3502
JOHN T. MOTT
Other names : none
Official no. : C
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1869, G. Goble & Macfarland, Oswego [US#75157}
Specs : 137x26x11, 3
25 g 309 n
Date of loss : 1915 (ca.)
Place of loss : Georgian Bay
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : sunk
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : No detail.
She was sunk by a collision with the schooner MONTICELLO in 1884 near Colchester Reef, Lake Erie. Her coal cargo was salvaged in July, 1889 and sold to Canadians, and the vessel was brought up in August of the same year.
Also reported sunk at Fairport, OH, L. Erie, in an 1893 in a gale reported to have pushed 70-mph winds.
Sold Canadian, 1903
Sources: tel,osdo,ns2,mv,nsp,hcgl

------------------------------------------------------3503
MOUNT VERNON
Other names : none
Official no. : none
Type at loss : propeller, wood
Build info : 1854, Ketchum & Keating, Huron, OH
Specs : 178x29x12, 577 t. om
Date of loss : 1860, Oct 9
Place of loss : 3/4 mi ESE of "the Dummy," Pt. Pelee
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : explosion
Loss of life : 2
Carrying : corn, flour and wheat
Detail : Bound Detroit for Buffalo, she exploded her boiler and became a total loss. Herr stern was blown to pieces and she sank in 20 minutes, a total loss. The reamainder of her crew climbed her rigging as she went down and were rescued by the schooners FOX and LOOKOUT. Her final enrollment document of Sep 16, 1859 is annotated "Lost, burst her boiler, 1860."
Owned by Western Transportation Co.
Her wreckage was struck by several vessels in the months that followed, causing the loss of at least the scow OTTOCA of Saginaw.
Sources: lhl,hgl,wl,nsp,eas

------------------------------------------------------3895
MOUNT VERNON
Other names : none
Official no. : 16405
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1849, J. Connor, Chicago
Specs : 112x25x9, 172 t.
Date of loss : 1869, Apr 9
Place of loss : near Kewaunee, WI
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : 2800 rr ties
Detail : Blasted by a storm while loading at Dean’s Pier, she set sail to avoid beeing destroyed against the dock, but did not answer the helm and drove ashore north of the pier. Only sunk to her decks, but probably abandoned as a total loss.
Major repair in 1861
Sources: nsp,bb,hgl,mv,rsl,mdwl

------------------------------------------------------3914
MOUNTAINEER
Other names : none
Official no. : 16455
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1848, Clayton, NY
Specs : 191gt [266 t. om]
Date of loss : 1872, early Oct
Place of loss : near White Rock, Mich
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : (none)
Carrying : iron ore
Detail : Downbound from Marquette, she was driven ashore by the 1872 "Tawas Gale" and was pounded to pieces by a second storm before she could be released. Owned by wrecker S. B. Grummond of Detroit, who was unable to rescue her.
Sources: nsp,mv

------------------------------------------------------2032
MOUNTAINEER
Other names : none
Official no. : C71185
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1854, M. McLeod, Goderich (or Kincardine)
Specs : 58x16x8, 43gc 43nc
Date of loss : 1882, Jul 31 [mmgl (N.A.C.) shows this register closed 2/11/1881]
Place of loss : near Port Glasgow, Ont. [Pte Aux Pins], also given as Tyrconnell
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : ?
Detail : Driven into shallows by a SE gale. Initially she was only lightly damaged, but the building storm finally pounded her to pieces, a total loss.
Stranded with heavy damage on Mohawk Isl., near Port Maitland, Ont., in 1857.
Sunk at Sandusky, OH, in Oct., 1863.
Ashore on the north side of Georgian Bay and declared a total loss in November, 1864.
Heavily damaged in a grounding on Georgian Bay in 1869. Reported a total loss on Lake Huron near White Rock, Mich, in October, 1873, but recovered in 1875.
Rebuilt 1870 & 1873, Owen Sound. Major repair in 1861
Maybe the vessel built at Port Stanley and launched in June, 1882.
Sources: mmgl,slh,h,win,hgl,nsp,rp,rsl,es

------------------------------------------------------2033
OLIVER MOWAT
Other names : none also seen as OLIVER MOWATT
Official no. : C92384
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 3-mast
Build info : 1873, Beaupre, Millhaven, Ont.
Specs : 116x26x11, 341 t.
Date of loss : 1921, Sep 1*
Place of loss : near Pennicon Shoal off Main Duck Isl.
Lake : Ontario
Type of loss : collision
Loss of life : 3 of 5
Carrying : coal
Detail : Rammed and sunk by the 1700 ton steel steamer KEYWEST, whose Capt & Mate were jailed for keeping such a poor lookout. Bound Oswego for Picton and owned out of Bowmanville; known as a fast sailer, she was a total loss of$10,000.
Ashore & heavily damaged by storm near Oshawa, Ont. Nov 28, 1905.
*Sep 21 also given in error as date.
Sources: mmgl,ns3,h,nsp,win,is(2-90),osdo,mpl,dmt

------------------------------------------------------2034
JAMES MOWATT
Other names : none
Official no. : 76518
Type at loss : schooner-barge, wood
Build info : 1884, Wolf & Davidson, Milwaukee
Specs : 166x33x13, 523g 497n
Date of loss : 1919, Oct 10
Place of loss : in harbor at Alpena, MI
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : collision
Loss of life : none
Carrying : lumber
Detail : Rammed a stone jetty and sank, a total loss.
Ashore near Eagle River, Mich, L. Superior, and thoroughly wrecked in September, 1893. She was hauled into drydock at Milwaukee but abandoned to her underwriters as a constructive total loss.
Sources: stb,slh,ns3,phr,mpl,nsp

------------------------------------------------------2035
GEORGE M. MOWBRAY
Other names : ?
Official no. : C
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : ?
Specs : 40 t.
Date of loss : 1880, Nov 10
Place of loss : a few miles off Presque Isle, PA
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : 20 tons nitroglycerine and blasting powder
Detail : Bound Montreal for Fort William, she was caught in a NW gale and snowstorm and foundered. Salvagers removed her dangerous cargo {property of Canadian Pacific RR] before it caused more trouble.
Sources: h,usls

------------------------------------------------------3681
MARGARET A. MUIR
Other names : none
Official no. : 90459
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1867, Hanson & Scove, Manitowoc, WI
Specs : 129x26x12, 347g 330n
Date of loss : 1893, Sep 29
Place of loss : ESE of Algomah, WI
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : salt
Detail : Bound Bay City for South Chicago, she foundered in a gale. Came to rest standing on her stern with bow emergent, but was later pounded to pieces. Her crew abandoned in her yawl.
Out of Chicago, owned by David Muir and Capt. David Clow.
Major repair in 1884
Sources: wb,hgl,mv,polk,bb,nsp

------------------------------------------------------3365
W.R. MUIR
Other names : also seen as W.K. MUIR*. Built as HAMILTON MORTON(qv), renamed in 1863
Official no. : C46226
Type at loss : propeller tug, wood
Build info : 1854, Geo. Colyer, Buffalo
Specs : 110x20, 123 t.
Date of loss : 1867, Sep 18
Place of loss : Near the mouth of the Black River.
Lake : St. Clair R.
Type of loss : explosion
Loss of life : 7 of 12
Carrying : none [bark CITY OF BUFFALO and another vessel in tow]
Detail : Her engineer, noticing the water was low in her boiler, stopped her engine and began to douse her fires. The captain of her CITY OF BUFFALO, coasting up behind, frantically signalled her to get out of the way. When she restarted her engine, a teriffic boiler explosion resulted. Canadian registry, but owned out of Detroit by J. Pridgeon. Two of his brothers died in the explosion.
Burned at Detroit and sunk in Nov, 1858. Raised in 1863, rebuilt and enlarged, becoming a Canadian bottom in 1864.
Raised and returned to U.S. bottom after this accident, US#26249
*There was a tug W.K. MUIR built at Milwaukee, 1862, abandoned 1881 [US#26367]. She had a major fire at Milwaukee, July 4, 1867..
Sources: nsp,lhl,hgl,mmgl,clu,st,mpl,rsl,nsp,bb

------------------------------------------------------
MARTIN MULLEN - See SCOTIADOC

------------------------------------------------------
ALMA MUNRO - See MELBOURNE

------------------------------------------------------3366
COLIN MUNRO
Other names : none
Official no. : C none
Type at loss : propeller steam tug, wood
Build info : 1873, J. Allison or Ellison, Port Stanley, Ont.
Specs : 52x11x6, 40 gc 31nc
Date of loss : 1883, Oct 30
Place of loss : At Wiarton, Ont.
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : none
Detail : Burned to the water's edge.
Owned out of Port Stanley by T. Mentor.
Sources: nsp,polk,mmgl

------------------------------------------------------2036
ISAAC MUNSON
Other names : ?
Official no. : ?
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : ?
Specs : ?
Date of loss : 1888
Place of loss : off Caseville, MI
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : Kissed the rocky bottom, sprang a leak, and sank.
hgl gives location as "Loosemore's Point." Not in Polk.
not in '84 mvus
Sources: slh,hgl,nsp(?)

------------------------------------------------------2037
MUNSTER
Other names : ?
Official no. : ?
Type at loss : scow
Build info : 1909
Specs : 316 t.
Date of loss : 1936, Dec 6
Place of loss : off Harbor Beach, MI
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : (storm)
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : Foundered well offshore.
Sources: h,eas

------------------------------------------------------2038
MURIEL W.
Other names : built as propeller VERONICA, renamed in 1919
Official no. : C138505
Type at loss : propeller, wood, bulk freight
Build info : 1886, Milwaukee Shipyard, Milwaukee hull #24 US#161560
Specs : 202x35x18 1092g 881n
Date of loss : 1919, Aug 11
Place of loss : near Port Weller, Ont.
Lake : Ontario
Type of loss : collision
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : Struck a sunken crib and sank.
Sold Canadian in 1919.
Sources: mmgl,ns2,h,csv,win,mpl

------------------------------------------------------3359
PADDY MURPHY
Other names : none
Official no. : 150271
Type at loss : propeller steam tug, wood
Build info : 1882, Martel, Saugatuck
Specs : 42g 21n
Date of loss : 1888, Apr 23
Place of loss : off Dover Bay, 12 mi E of Cleveland
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : none
Carrying : none [barge in tow]
Detail : Bound for Lorain with the barge REPUBLIC in tow, she caught fire and was turned to shore to save her and her crew. The crew survived,but MURPHY burned to the waters edge, total loss.
Recently purchased by Thos. Maytham, but not turned over to him yet.
Sources: nsp,hgl

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ELLEN MURRAY - See MOHAWK

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GEORGE MURRAY - See GEORGE

------------------------------------------------------2039
ELLA MURTON
Other names : none
Official no. : C71067
Type at loss : schooner-barge, wood, bulk freight, crane equipped
Build info : 1875, W. Jamieson, Deseronto [Mill Pt.], Ont.
Specs : 118x26x10 229gc 229nc
Date of loss : 1903, Nov 3*
Place of loss : South Bay, S end of Manitoulin Isl.
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : (storm)
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : Stranded near the mouth of the Bay and wrecked by waves.
*mmgl - file closes 11/1/1900, registration closes 4/27/03.
Sources: mmgl,ns1,mpl

------------------------------------------------------2040
MUSCALLONGE
Other names : built as VIGILANT, renamed 1913
Official no. : C133752
Type at loss : propeller steam tug, wood
Build info : 1896, Jenks, Port Huron, MI hull #9 (US#161767)
Specs : 128x25x12, 360 t.
Date of loss : 1936, Aug 15
Place of loss : near Port Weller, Ont. or Brockville
Lake : Ontario
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : Towing the fuel barge BRUCE HUDSON (qv), she caught fire and was run to the shallows. Burned to the waterline and sank.
Sold Canadian, 1913.
Sources: do2,mmgl,csv,mv,win

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MUSIC - see also ACME

------------------------------------------------------2041
MUSIC
Other names : none
Official no. : 92421
Type at loss : propeller steam tug, wood
Build info : 1892, McMillan, South Haven, MI as an excursion boat
Specs : 93x21x8, 93g 67n
Date of loss : 1899, Sep 30
Place of loss : N side of Portage Lake
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : none
Detail : Burned to a total loss at Onekama, MI. Local folklore - probably true - has it that she was cut loose and drifted down the lake, burning like a torch.
Sources: lmdc,mv,mpl,cc

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MUSKEGON - See also HARRIET B

------------------------------------------------------2042
MUSKEGON
Other names : none
Official no. : 90466
Type at loss : sidewheel steamer, wood, passenger & package freight
Build info : 1871, G.S. Rand, Manitowoc, WI
Specs : 193x29x12, 618g 486n
Date of loss : 1896, Sep 22
Place of loss : at drydock, Milwaukee
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : fall
Loss of life : none
Carrying : none
Detail : She fell a few feet off her blocks in drydock at the Milwaukee Dry Dock Co.. The hull broke in two and was damaged beyond repair. Dismantled in 1905.
Goodrich Line steamer was worth $25,000.
Sources: nsp,rsh,mv,mpl

------------------------------------------------------2044
MUSKEGON
Other names : built as pass/pkg freighter PEERLESS, renamed in 1907
Official no. : 20470
Type at loss : propeller, wood, bulk freight sandsucker
Build info : 1872, I. Lafrinier, Cleveland
Specs : 211x40x13, 1199g 913n
Date of loss : 1910, Oct 6
Place of loss : at dock at Michigan City, IN
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : none
Carrying : sand
Detail : Unloading at the dock when fire broke out in her after end. She burned to total loss. Later towed to deep water and cast off to sink, but refused to go down and drifted ashore.
Converted to bulk freighter in 1908, to sandsucker in 1910
Sources: is(3-61),ns2,lmdc,mv,mpl,eas

------------------------------------------------------2043
MUSKEGON
Other names : built as CITY OF MILWAUKEE, renamed HOLLAND(1905), last name in 1919. Some reports erroneously call her "City of Muskegon"
Official no. : 125906
Type at loss : sidewheel steamer, iron, passenger & package freight
Build info : 1881, Detroit Dry Dock, Wyandotte, MI hull# 44
Specs : 231x34x12, 1149g 872n
Date of loss : 1919, Sep 22 (also given as Oct 28)
Place of loss : harbor mouth at Muskegon, MI
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 29 of 39
Carrying : general frt
Detail : She went out of control in a westerly gale and rammed the pierhead while docking. Sank quickly, trapping most of the lost belowdecks. Owned by Graham & Morton Line of Chicago.
Built for the famous Goodrich Line and designed by Frank Kirby.
Sources: atl,is,sol,rsh,h,lmdc,mv,mpl,rsh,eas

------------------------------------------------------4117
MUSKINGUM
Other names : none
Official no. : 16413
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1856. Stephens & Presley, Cleveland
Specs : 139x26x11, 259 t. [382 t. om]
Date of loss : 1868, Nov 22
Place of loss : Bois Blanc Island, Straits
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : 445 t. coal
Detail : Bound Cleveland for Chicago, she ran ashore after the the shifting of her anchor chain from forward to aft threw her compass off and she went ashore in the storm. She was reportedly broken up beyonf saving by the next day.
Sources: nsp,mv,rsl,wl

------------------------------------------------------2045
MYLES
Other names : later CATARACT(1906), THERESA T (1926)
Official no. : C77698
Type at loss : propeller, wood, passenger & package freight
Build info : 1882, A. Robertson, Hamilton, Ont.
Specs : 175x34x15, 1211 t.
Date of loss : 1886, Nov 2
Place of loss : Murray Shoal, near Brighton, Ont.
Lake : Ontario
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : wheat, gen frt
Detail : She stranded on a shoal when she went off course due to a buoy blown out of place. Immediately declared a total loss, but later refoated after a long and difficult salvage effort, and went on to a career lasting until 1926. In that year she was named THERESA T & laid up. Abandoned in '42.
Shoal where she stranded is sometimes charted as "Myles Shoal."
Rebuilt to barge in 1916, re-engined in 1918, back to a barge in 26. Rebuilt 1896, 1907, 1918.
Sources: nsp,mmgl,h,rp,dmt

------------------------------------------------------2046
MYOSOTIS
Other names : none
Official no. : 90764
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 3-mast, bulk freight
Build info : 1874, Milwaukee Shipyard, Milwaukee [begun by Allen & McClelland, Milwaukee]
Specs : 137 ft., 332g 317n
Date of loss : 1887, Nov 11
Place of loss : near harbor mouth at St. Joseph, MI
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none of 7
Carrying : 600 t. iron ore
Detail : Bound Escanaba for St. Joseph, she struck a reef near the harbor entrance and sank to her decks. Her crew made it ashore in her boat, but the vessel was pounded to pieces by waves.
This was the 4th vessel of Capt. Read's fleet of Chicago to be wrecked within a month, wiping him out financially.
[CITY OF GREEN BAY, HAVANA, $12,000 damage to D.S. AUSTIN]
Sources: mv,h,lmdc,nsp,wb,hgl,sb,wes,mpl,bcha,eas

------------------------------------------------------3602
MYRA
Other names : none
Official no. : 90900
Type at loss : sloop, wood
Build info : 1875, Cleveland, OH
Specs : 9gt
Date of loss : 1885, Nov 15
Place of loss : at Sand Beach, MI
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : Stranded and broke up, a total loss.
Out of Sand Beach
Sources: phr,mv

------------------------------------------------------2047
MYRON
Other names : ?
Official no. : ?
Type at loss : gas propeller, (wood), passenger & package freight
Build info : ?
Specs : 42 t.
Date of loss : 1913, Oct 6
Place of loss : Lipe's Dock
Lake : Superior
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : Burned and sank.
Not in 1910 mvus,lss.
Sources: gwgl

------------------------------------------------------2048
MYRON
Other names : built as steamer MARK HOPKINS, renamed in 1902
Official no. : 91993
Type at loss : propeller, wood, bulk freight "lumber hooker"
Build info : 1888, J. Collister, Grand Haven, MI
Specs : 186x33x14, 732g 494n
Date of loss : 1919, Nov 22
Place of loss : 1.5 mi off Whitefish Point
Lake : Superior
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 17 of 18
Carrying : lumber
Detail : Towing the schooner-barge MIZTEC(qv), she began to leak in a terrific NW gale. Her crew cut the barge loose and prepared to abandon, but seas were too high. Despite steamer ADRIATIC trying to block the weather and 3 attempts by the Lifesaving Service, MYRON foundered with all still on board. Only one survived. Wreck was located in '72.
Sunk by collision in Hay Lake, 1895, at Chicago, 1896
Sources: nsp,is(1-85),lssc,lss,gwgl,mol,sol,ns3,h,mv,win,mpl,m&h,eas

------------------------------------------------------2049
MYRTIE
Other names : often seen [erroneously] as MYRTLE
Official no. : 92576
Type at loss : propeller steam tug, wood
Build info : 1894,
Hingston & Son, Buffalo
Specs : 53x15x7, 25g 13n
Date of loss : 1907, Nov 2
Place of loss : Horseshoe Reef, near Buffalo, NY
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : none
Detail : Stranded on reef the 2nd, then broke up in big gale the 15th.
Sources: mv,h,is
,hcgl

------------------------------------------------------2051
MYRTIE
Other names : also seen as MYRTLE
Official no. : C75634
Type at loss : propeller steam tug, wood
Build info : 1877, m. Simpson, St. Catharines, Ont.
Specs : 57x15x6, 63gc 50nc
Date of loss : 1891-2, winter
Place of loss : unreported
Lake : unreported
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : none
Detail : no detail.
Her Hull was later recovered and rebuilt as TUG ELMER.
Built for use as a river tug.
Sources: mmgl,clu,is,
go

------------------------------------------------------2050
MYRTLE
Other names : none
Official no. : 16415
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 2-mast*
Build info : 1857, Merry & Gay, Milan, OH
Specs : 118x24x10, 207g 197n
Date of loss : 1894, May 18
Place of loss : Chicago, at the base of 34th st.
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 6 [all]
Carrying : lumber
Detail : Struggled into Chicago but went out of control and collided with the schooners EVENING STAR(qv) & CLIFFORD, then drifted down the beach and sank within sight of thousands of helpless bystanders on shore. All hands were lost.
Rebuilt in 1871.
*Also reported as a sharp-bowed scow
Sources: nsp,is,sol,h,lmdc,mv,hgl,rsl,wl

------------------------------------------------------2052
MYSTERY
Other names : none
Official no. : C116849
Type at loss : propeller steam tug, wood
Build info : 1906, Lion's Head, Ont
Specs : 55x14, 53 t.
Date of loss : 1927, Oct 11
Place of loss : E side of Sawyer Bay, near Sibley Peninsula*
Lake : Superior
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : none
Carrying : (none)
Detail : Destroyed by fire. Her remains are still visible at the site.
Out of Owen Sound [also given as Thunder Bay, Ont.]
*location also given as Saugeen, Ont, L. Huron
Burned at White Cloud Isl, Geo. Bay, Aug 31, 1911.
Rebuilt, 1916 and shortened 5 feet.
Sources: mmgl,h,win,rf not in lss

------------------------------------------------------2053
MYSTIC
Other names : built as U.S. tug H.P. (or M.P.) CLINTON, renamed, 1876
Official no. : C71260
Type at loss : propeller steam tug, wood
Build info : 1857, D. O’Conner, Buffalo, NY [US#11969]
Specs : 67x16x8, 60gc 35nc
Date of loss : 1881
Place of loss : unreported
Lake : unreported
Type of loss : "lost"
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : No detail.
Sold Canadian in 1879.
Wrecked in the North Channel near Cockburn Isl. in early Sep, 1878. Recovered and rebuilt, probably by Canadian parties.
Rebuilt in Canada in 1865, again at Detroit the following year.
Burned on the Saginaw River in June, 1868.
Sources: mmgl,slh,csv,lhl,nsp

------------------------------------------------------2054
MYSTIC
Other names : none
Official no. : 90313
Type at loss : propeller steam tug, wood
Build info : 1871, J. Monk, Sandusky, OH
Specs : 77x18x9, 63g 32n
Date of loss : 1893, Sep 27
Place of loss : Tahquamenon Bay of Whitefish Bay
Lake : Superior
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : none
Carrying : none
Detail : Carrying a party of surveyors when she caught fire offshore and was run to shore at Ransom's Landing to save her people. Burned to the waterline.
Owned out of Saginaw.
Major repairs in 1881 and 1883.
Sources: phr,gwgl,lss,lssc,is,mv,hgl

------------------------------------------------------3950
MYSTIC
Other names : none
Official no. : 17210
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1866, Wm. Raynor, Milan, OH
Specs : 161gt 153nt
Date of loss : 1895, Oct 17 ot 18
Place of loss : Pilot Island, Death’s Door
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : light
Detail : A gale blew her very high on the rocks on the east side of the island. Her crew came ashore hand-over-hand on a line, while the schooner broke up. Her outfit was probably saved.
Owned by Samuel Swinson of Chicago.
Sources: nsp,hgl,polk,wl


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