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N ELLEN M - See MOLLY S.

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NA-MA-PUK
Other names : ?
Official no. : 130850
Type at loss : propeller, wood, packet
Build info : 1899
Specs : 24 t.
Date of loss : 1909, Aug 28
Place of loss : off Sable Isl. MN
Lake : Superior
Type of loss : (storm)
Loss of life : none
Carrying : ?
Detail : Foundered, no detail.
Sources: mv,mv

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NAGAHO
Other names : built as schooner-barge F.R. BUELL*, renamed in 1920
Official no. : 120720
Type at loss : propeller, wood, bulk freight
Build info : 1888, Dulac, Mt. Clemens, MI as a schooner-barge
Specs : 194x36x14, 1438g 1199n
Date of loss : 1922, Oct 27
Place of loss : near Port Collins, Ont.
Lake : Ontario
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : ?
Detail : Bound Buffalo for Montreal, she was damaged by a westerly gale, limped in and sank near shore. In November she was declared a constructive total loss and was abandoned.
*engine installed 1889 & became package freighter. Rebuilt to a bulker in 1904.
Sources: ns3,mv,mpl,eas

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NAHANT
Other names : none
Official no. : 18766
Type at loss : propeller, wood, package and bulk freight
Build info : 1873, F. Jones, Detroit
Specs : 213x35x16, 1204g 1038n
Date of loss : 1897, Nov 19
Place of loss : Escanaba, MI, Little Bay de Noc
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : 1
Carrying : ?
Detail : She caught fire at her dock. Firefighters were hampered by sub-zero temperatures and she burned to a total loss. Wreckage is reportedly still visible from the Escanaba lighthouse.
Major repairs, 1880
Sources: is,ns3,lmdc,mv,polk,hgl,mpl

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NAIAD
Other names : none
Official no. : C116392
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 3-mast
Build info : 1863, M. Squires, Huron, OH as a bark [US#18100]
Specs : 141x29x11, 312g 296n
Date of loss : 1911, Oct 22
Place of loss : off Au Sable Point, near Oscoda, MI
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : ?
Detail : She was waterlogged and heavily damaged in a storm. Later she was towed in to Harbor Beach, MI, by the steamer ISAAC L. ELLWOOD and abandoned there.
Also heavily damaged and lost her rigging in a storm in July of 1895. Two men went over the side and were lost with the rigging.
Rebuilt, 1876. major repairs in 1882
Sold Canadian in 1902
Sources: sagl,ns2,polk,mv,mpl,rsl

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H.M.S.
NANCY
Other names : none
Official no. : none
Type at loss : schooner, wood, built as a commercial fur-trading vessel, later a naval support vessel and gunboat
Build info : 1789, Detroit
Specs : 94 t.
Date of loss : 1814, Aug 14
Place of loss : site of Nancy Island, Georgian Bay
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : She was burned and sunk by U.S. warships TIGRESS, NIAGARA and SCORPION after being bottled up in Nottawasaga Bay. Nancy Island eventually built up around her remains. Parts of the vessel, raised by the Canadina government in 1927, reside in a museum at Collingwood, Ont.
Some sources say she was a commercial vessel at the time of her loss.
Sources: slh,is,h,mpl

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NAOMI
Other names : none
Official no. : 18108
Type at loss : bark, wood, 2-mast*
Build info : 1858, Peck & Masters, Cleveland
Specs : 139x30x11, 320n 435 t. [om]
Date of loss : 1869, Nov 8
Place of loss : Near Manistee, MI on Big Sable Point
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 2 to 5
Carrying : hard coal
Detail : Bound Erie, PA for Milwaukee, she was caught in a storm, drove ashore and was wrecked. Her skipper, his wife and at least one crewman drowned.
Out of Ashtabula, owned by Willard and Carpenter (her capt.)
Rebuilt in 1865.
One report says she was lost on Lake Ontario.
*Shows on her initial enrollment documents as a "2-mast barque!"
Sources: lmdc,nsp,hgl,wl,rsl,mdwl,

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NAOMI
Other names : built as steamer WISCONSIN; renamed NAOMI,1899; renamed E.G. CROSBY(1909), GEN. ROBERT M. O'REILLY(1918), PILGRIM(1920), WISCONSIN(qv) again in 1924.
Official no. : 80861
Type at loss : propeller, iron, passenger/package freighter
Build info : 1881,Detroit Dry Dock, Wyandotte hull# 49
Specs : 204x35x12, 1182g 1020n
Date of loss : 1907, May 21
Place of loss : off Grand Haven, MI
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : 7
Carrying : gen freight
Detail : She caught fire offshore and produced a very dramatic conflagration in the night. A number of vessels stood by to help, but she still burned to a shell with loss of life. She was rebuilt the next year and operated until 1929.
Sources: atl,nsp,sol,rsh,mv,was

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NAPANEE
Other names : built as steamer WOLFE
Official no. : C none
Type at loss : sidewheel steamer, wood
Build info : 1835, Kingston, ONt
Specs : 80x13 ft.,
Date of loss : 1840, Jun
Place of loss : at Kingston, Ont.
Lake : Ontario
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : Destroyed by fire.
Sources: csv,

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NAPOLEAN
Other names : none
Official no. : C ?
Type at loss : sidewheel steamer, wood
Build info : 1853, Hamilton, Ont.
Specs : 110 ft.
Date of loss : 1856, Dec 2
Place of loss : Western edge of Burlington Bay, near Hamilton, Ont.
Lake : Ontario
Type of loss : storm/(fire)
Loss of life : (none)
Carrying : ?
Detail : She was driven ashore by a gale, perhaps later burned to total loss.
Out of Dundas, Ont.
Sources: csv,nsp

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NAPOLEON
Other names : also seen as NAPOLEAN
Official no. : none
Type at loss : propeller, wood, built as a schooner [also shown as a sidewheeler]
Build info : 1845, Sault Ste Marie, MI
Specs : 92x25x9, 181 t. om
Date of loss : 1857, Dec 2
Place of loss : off Saugeen, Ont., Bruce Peninsula
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : Had gone to the assistance of the schooner DREADNAUGHT, she went ashore and bent her rudder shoe, disabling her engine. Helpless, she went on a reef and pounded to pieces. Her engine, boilers and gear were salvaged in the fall of 1858 and sold at Detroit.
Also reported as lost on Lake Erie in 1855.
Converted to passenger steamer about 1850.
Sources: csv(s2),slh,hgl,nsp,wl

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NARRAGANSETT
Other names : none
Official no. : 18110
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 3-mast
Build info : 1861, Quayle & Martin, Cleveland
Specs : 140x26x12, 317g 301n
Date of loss : 1901, May 13
Place of loss : off Port Sanilac, MI
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : none
Detail : Her old hull sprang a leak and the vessel waterlogged. She was abandoned by her crew, but the steamer ADVANCE later picked her up and towed her for 3 hours before she sank 11 mi off Goderich, Ont. She had been bound Detour for Port Huron for repairs. Crew landed at Harbor Beach the 14th.
Also reported wrecked near Hammond Bay, L. Huron, in the great gale of 1872. She was on her first lakes trip after a five-year venture on the Atlantic seacoast.
major repair in 1880
Sources: nsp,ns1,mv,slh,rsl

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NASHUA
Other names : none
Official no. : 18537
Type at loss : propeller, wood, bulk freight "lumber hooker"
Build info : 1868, Lafrinier, Cleveland, as a passenger/package freighter
Specs : 134x26x12, 298g 246n
Date of loss : 1892, Oct 4
Place of loss : near Bayfield, Ont., S end of the lake
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 14 or 15[all]
Carrying : lumber
Detail : Bound Byng Inlet for Toledo with barge C.C. RYAN in tow, she capsized in a huge gale after her engine failed. The RYAN stood by, but was helpless to assist. RYAN drifted ashore near Bayfield 4 days later, upside-down with her stern and machinery gone. Speculation at the time was that her boiler came loose in heavy seas and tore the rear of her hull of.
Owned by Sturdevant Lumber Co. Cleveland.
Sources: slh,is,sol,gs,h,mv,lhdc,wb,hgl,mpl,nsp

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NASSAU
Other names : none
Official no. : 18734
Type at loss : schooner, wood, bulk freight
Build info : 1872, G. Goble, Oswego, NY
Specs : 137x25x11, 303g 288n
Date of loss : 1898, Oct 14
Place of loss : near Bar Point
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : collision
Loss of life : 1
Carrying : wheat
Detail : She collided with steamer JOSEPH L. COLBY and sank.
Sources: osdo,h,mv,nsp,tel

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MARY NAU
Other names : none often seen as MARY NAN
Official no. : 16647
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1864, E. Sorenson, Green Bay
Specs : 136gt 129nt
Date of loss : 1883, Oct 30
Place of loss : S of Harbor entrance at Grand Haven, MI
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none of 6
Carrying : lumber
Detail : Bound Whitehall, MI, for Chicago, she drove ashore in a gale. Grand Haven Lifesaving Service rescued her crew, but she broke up the next day.
Out of Chicago; Harmon Oleson, Owner
Sources: mv,h,polk,nsp,hgl,usls

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NAUTILUS
Other names : none also seen as NAUTILLUS
Official no. : none
Type at loss : schooner, wood (sloop, wood, 1-mast)
Build info : (1816, Sandusky, OH)
Specs : 42x13x5, 24 t.
Date of loss : 1854, Oct 4
Place of loss : Chicago Harbor, off the foot of Lake St.
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : salt
Detail : She touched a bar and was holed while trying to avoid 3 anchored schooners that were partially blocking the harbor entrance. She sank just off the harbor and was not much damaged, but tugs were unable to release her. A storm about ten days later tore her to pieces.
One reliable source states that she was the old sloop shown in parentheses, but newspaper clippings of 1854 call her a schooner.
One sailor died when she capsized in a storm above Erie, PA, Sep 18, 1817.
Sources: is,www,hgl,nsp

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NAUTILUS
Other names : none
Official no. : 130487
Type at loss : propeller steam tug, wood
Build info : 1886, Poughkeepsie, NY
Specs : 88x14x4, 39g 20n
Date of loss : 1892, Aug 14
Place of loss : Bark Bay
Lake : Superior
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : none
Carrying : none
Detail : Heavily damaged by fire and abandoned, she was later recovered, back in service the next year.
Listed in 1892 mv, hgl as a yacht.
Sources: gwgl,mv,lss

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JAMES NAVAGH
Other names : none
Official no. : 13304
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1857, Baker & Navagh, Oswego, NY
Specs : 276 g
Date of loss : 1868, Oct 30
Place of loss : N of Twin River Pt.
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 1
Carrying : 15,000 bu. wheat
Detail : Bound Milwaukee for Oswego, she struck north of Twin River Pt. and broke in two, a total loss. The survivors of her crew spent a miserable night on her bowsprit and were later rescued by local residents in two Mackinaw boats from shore, but her cook later died of exposure. NAVAGH's rigging was later salvaged and used in the schooner LOUISA McDONALD (see LILY E.).
Ashore and expected to break up on Middle Island, L. Huron, in October, 1864.
Sources: bb,hgl,osdo,nsp

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NAVAJO
Other names : built as the steamer KING BEN, renamed in 1904
Official no. : C100660
Type at loss : propeller, wood, bulk freight "rabbit"
Build info : 1895, R. Davis, Kingston, Ont.
Specs : 109x22x9, 145gc 69nc
Date of loss : 1914, Dec 6
Place of loss : S side of Main Duck Isl.
Lake : Ontario
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none of 21
Carrying : light
Detail : She was driven ashore and wrecked while trying to free the stranded steamer CEYLON.
Owned out of Kingston.
Major repair after a fire in 1896; rebuilt, 1905
Sources: do2,ns2,csv,mmgl

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NAVARINO
Other names : none
Official no. : 18703
Type at loss : propeller, wood, passenger & package freight
Build info : 1870, G. Rand, Manitowoc, WI
Specs : 184x35x13, 761 t.
Date of loss : 1871, Oct 9
Place of loss : at Chicago
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : none
Carrying : ?
Detail : This brand new vessel was lying at a dock when the city of Chicago was destroyed by its great fire. She tried to pull away, but the wind drawing into the fire held her against the dock. She burned to a total loss. Owned by Goodrich Line.
Her machinery was later salvaged and used in the new prop MENOMINEE (later IOWA), which replaced NAVARINO. The remains of the hull may also have been revcoered and rebuilt to a barge or lighter. She was built with an "oscillating" engine, but it proved a failure and was removed in October of her first season, just after her trials.
Sources: is(1-60),sol,rsh,hgl,mpl,rsh

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NEBRASKA - See also CONGRESS

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NEEBING
Other names : built as JOHN B. KETCHAM, 2nd; named GREENLAND in 1922, COALHURST in 1927, NEEBING the same year
Official no. : C130435
Type at loss : propeller, steel, bulk freight sandsucker
Build info : 1892, Craig Shipbuilding, Toledo hull# 52 US# 77057
Specs : 193x40x15, 1109gc 908nc
Date of loss : 1937, Sep 24
Place of loss : 800 yds off Eagle's Nest Pt, Nipigon Strait
Lake : Superior
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 5 of 14
Carrying : gravel
Detail : She filled and sank in a gale while towing the barge COTEAU. She had been bound Paradise Island for Red Rock, Ont. Lies in 100' of water.
1st steel vessel built especially for the lumber trade. Sold Canadian, 1913.
Sources: mmgl,gwgl,sol,is,ns4,h,csv,lss,win,mpl,do

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NEECHEE
Other names : ?
Official no. : ?
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : ?
Specs : ?
Date of loss : 1863
Place of loss : shore of Russel Isl., W of Tobermory, Ont.
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : (storm)
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : Wrecked in the shallows.
Sources: slh not in mmgl

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G.M. NEELON
Other names : noted at launch as GEORGE MORTIMER NEELON
Official no. : C83147
Type at loss : schooner-barge, wood, 3-mast, bulk freight
Build info : 1873, S. Andrews & Son, Port Dalhousie, Ont.
Specs : 139x26x12, 334gc 314nc
Date of loss : 1892, Nov 7
Place of loss : Gull Rock, tip of Keweenaw
Lake : Superior
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : ?
Detail : She broke from the tow of the steamer S.L. TILLEY and struck the rocks in heavy seas. She was abandoned to her underwriters, but was recovered by wrecker J.H. Gillett in November of 1893. Canadian National Archives shows her wrecked and total loss on Lake Superior [no specifics], on Nov 29, 1897, while other sources say she may have lasted even longer.
Sources: mmgl,is,wbm,lss,bb,nsp

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HARVEY NEELON
Other names : none
Official no. : 73953
Type at loss : propeller steam tug, wood
Build info : 1876, S Andrews, Port Dalhousie
Specs : 74x17x8, 65gc 47nc
Date of loss : 1906, Aug 23
Place of loss : Thunder Bay, Ont
Lake : Superior
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : none
Carrying : none
Detail : She burned to a total loss while her crew escaped in yawl. The cause of the fire was unknown.
Reportedly partially iron framed.
Owned by Michael Lemoux of Midland, Ont.
Sources: csv(s2),nsp,mmgl

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ALBERT NEFF - See BUTCHERíS MAID

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M.C. NEFF
Other names : none
Official no. : 92013
Type at loss : propeller, wood, bulk freight, "lumber hooker"
Build info : 1888, S. Neff, Oshkosh, WI
Specs : 137x29x10, 276g 211n
Date of loss : 1909, Sep 20
Place of loss : St Louis R., Duluth
Lake : Superior
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : none
Carrying : pilings
Detail : She caught fire while unloading and burned to a total loss.
Owned by Thompson & Lavaque Lumber Co.
Lies about 500 ft S of the Interstate Transfer RR brige, 50 ft from E shore.
Sources: glp,gwgl,is,ns1,lss,mpl,eas

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S. NEFF
Other names : sometimes seen as SAMUEL NEFF and SAM NEFF
Official no. : 115844
Type at loss : propeller, wood, bulk freight, lumber
Build info : 1881, Samuel J. Neff or James Ryan, Oshkosh, WI [on Lake Winnebago]
Specs : 128x30x6, 129g 94n
Date of loss : 1899, Sep 26
Place of loss : Pelee Isl.
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : The NEFF burned to a total loss at a a dock. She may have been Canadian at time of loss.
Driven on breakwater at Cleveland by storm, Aug 11, 1892. Heavily damaged & declared total loss, but later rebuilt.
Built as a rafting tug and packet, her engine and boiler came from the large rafting tug AJAX.
Sources: h,mv,pss,mpl,usls

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SIDNEY O. NEFF
Other names : named M.C. & M.C. No. 2 from 1920 to 24, then returned to her original name
Official no. : 116377
Type at loss : propeller, wood, bulk freight
Build info : 1890, Burger, Manitowoc, WI as a schooner-barge
Specs : 150x30x10, 347g
Date of loss : 1940, Jun
Place of loss : mouth of Menominee R., Menominee, MI
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : hull failure
Loss of life : none
Carrying : ?
Detail : She sprang a leak at the mouth of the river and sank, then was abandoned in place. The wreck is located .35 mi SE of Menominee S. pierhead light.
Converted from schooner-barge to bulk freighter in 1896.
Sources: glp,sol,ns4,h,lmdc,mv,mpl

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NEGAUNEE
Other names : none
Official no. : 18467
Type at loss : schooner-barge, wood, bulk freight, 2-mast
Build info : 1867, I. Nicholas, Vermilion, OH as 3-mast schooner
Specs : 196x34x12, 641g 609n
Date of loss : 1906, Oct 1
Place of loss : off Sandusky, OH
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : iron ore
Detail : Tow of steamer CITY oF CONCORD (which sank as well), she went on reef in a gale and was heavily damaged. Before she could be released, another storm on the 30th pushed her off the reef and into deep water.
Owned out of Cleveland by Bradley fleet.
Sources: ns1,mv,mv,nsp,eas

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NEILSON - See NILSON

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EMMA L. NEILSON
Other names : none often spelled NIELSON
Official no. : 135665
Type at loss : schooner-barge, wood, bulk freight, 2-mast
Build info : 1883, Hanson & Scove, Manitowoc, as a schooner
Specs : 98x21x6, 90g 86n
Date of loss : 1911, Jun 26
Place of loss : 12 mi E of Tawas Point
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : collision
Loss of life : none?
Carrying : light
Detail : Upbound, she struck the deep-laden steel ore carrier WYANDOTTE and sank quickly. Her crew quickly abandoned in her boat, and were picked up by WYANDOTTE.
Sources: eas,slh,ns2,mv,lhdc,nsp,phr,mpl,sip

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LENA M. NEILSON
Other names : none often spelled NIELSON
Official no. : ?
Type at loss : schooner, wood, lumber
Build info : 1896, Ludington
Specs : 86 t.
Date of loss : 1898, Nov 10
Place of loss : near Lakeside, MI, N of New Buffalo
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : lumber
Detail : Bound Manistee for Benton Harbor, she was thrown ashore by a gale and wrecked, a total loss.
Sources: h,lmdc,nsp,hgl

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NEKICK
Other names : also seen as NAKICK
Official no. : none
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info :
Specs : 40 t.
Date of loss : 1850, Aug 9
Place of loss : just W of Cape Vincent, NY
Lake : Ontario
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 8 [all]
Carrying : mechandise
Detail : Bound Oswego and Sackettís Harbor for St. Vincent, she capsized in a squall with the loss of all hands. She was found floating keel up in the St. Lawrence the next day and was towed into St. Vincent.
Out of Sacketís Harbor.
Sources: rp,h,wl

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ELSIE NELL
Other names : none
Official no. : 136927
Type at loss : propeller steam tug, wood, fishing
Build info : 1901, Sturgeon Bay, WI
Specs : 62x16x8, 41g 28n
Date of loss : 1935, Aug 27
Place of loss : at Drummond Isl.
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : none
Detail : Burned to a total loss in Pigeon Cove.
Sources: slh,mv,mpl

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NELLIE
Other names : none
Official no. : 52204
Type at loss : scow-schooner, wood
Build info : 1868, J. Lamott, Bangor, MI
Specs : 55x17x4, 28g 27n
Date of loss : 1878, Sep
Place of loss : unreported
Lake : unreported
Type of loss : (storm)
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : No detail. Document surrendered at Port Huron Dec 12, 1881, annotated "wrecked in September, 1878." Out of Banks, MI.
Sources: vbs,phr,mv

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NELLIE
Other names : ?
Official no. : ?
Type at loss : scow-schooner, wood
Build info : (1866, Donaldson, Black R., OH)
Specs : 8 t.
Date of loss : 1881, Sep 4
Place of loss : 1/4 mile W of Port Sherman, MI
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 2 [all]
Carrying : fruit, vegetables
Detail : Bound Holland for Charlevoix, MI., she capsized in Muskegon harbor entrance while trying to enter in a gale. Her two-man crew was swept away and drowned quickly, even though the Lifesaving Service and several tugs rushed to her assistance.
Sources: usls

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NELLIE MAY
Other names : none
Official no. : 130215
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1881, E. Wilkinson, East Tawas, MI
Specs : 58x17x7, 27g 26n
Date of loss : 1900?
Place of loss : at Harbor Beach, MI
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : (storm)
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : Stranded and abandoned at Harbor Beach.
Sources: mv,phr,polk

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NELLIE TERESA
Other names : none
Official no. : C71063
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1874, Jamieson, Mill Point, Ont.
Specs : ??x23x8, 78gc 78nc
Date of loss : 1884, May 2
Place of loss : at Port Hope, Ont.
Lake : Ontario
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : She was caught in a gale and wrecked at a pier.
Hailed from Napanee, Ont.
A steamer (tug?) called ELIZA BONAR shows in Canadian records with the same official number, builder information and port of hail. She was burned Nov 15, 1891, near Belleville, Ont. Her remains were then hauled out at Belleville and dismantled.
Sources: mmgl,h,hgl

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NELSON - See also SCOURGE

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NELSON
Other names : none
Official no. : 18173
Type at loss : schooner-barge, wood, 3-mast
Build info : 1866, Ellsworth & Davidson, Milwaukee as a 3-mast schooner or bark
Specs : 199x34x14, 767g 729n
Date of loss : 1899, May 13
Place of loss : off Grand Marais, MI
Lake : Superior
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 7 of 8
Carrying : coal
Detail : Tow of steamer A. FOLSOM(qv), she broke her towline in gale, went to pieces and sank offshore. The captain was the only survivor; his wife and child perished along with the crew when the schooner went to the bottom with the yawl and its occupants still in its davits. Owned by Mitchell Transportation Co. of Bay City.
Rebuilt, enlarged [36 ft. longer, 2 ft wider, 2 ft deeper] in 1887.
Sources: phr,lssc,gwgl,is,lss,mpl

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O.M. NELSON
Other names : none
Official no. : 155066
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1882, Baker, Suttons Bay, MI
Specs : 104x25x7, 167g 159n
Date of loss : 1889, Jun 4
Place of loss : near Plum Isl., Porte des Mortes
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : "foundered"
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : (storm)
Detail : No detail on the accident, but she was declared a total loss. Later recovered. Owned by P. Hanson of Washington Island, WI, in 1894.
Sources: mv,h,polk,nsp,atl,bb

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W. S. NELSON
Other names : none
Official no. : none
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : ?
Specs : ?
Date of loss : 1861, Nov 21? (Tuesday before 24th)
Place of loss : near Presque Isle, MI
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : (none)
Carrying :
Detail : She was driven ashore - along with eight other schooners - by a terrific gale and broke up over the next few days.
Sources: nsp,hgl (says L. Ont)

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NEMESIS
Other names : none
Official no. : C none
Type at loss : schooner, wood,2-mast
Build info : 1868, H. Marlton, Goderich, Ont.
Specs : 74x19x7, 82gc 82nc
Date of loss : 1883, Nov 11
Place of loss : near Bayfield, Ont.
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : Reported wrecked, but possibly recovered. Shown on one list as still operating in 1898. Registration closed, 1907 as "no longer operating." Not on 1882 insurance list.
Owned out of Southampton, Ont. by J. Spence.
Sources: mmgl,clu,nsp,polk,hgl,mpl,eb

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NEPTUNE - See also W.L. BROWN

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NEPTUNE
Other names : ?
Official no. : none
Type at loss : brig, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1836,
Specs : (166 t.)?
Date of loss : 1839, Nov 25 [also given in error as 1840]
Place of loss : Little Point Sable
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 18 of 21
Carrying : general merchandise
Detail : Bound Buffalo for Chicago, she was driven ashore and wrecked by a gale. The captain and two crewmen tried to make it to shore to go for help, but only the captain survived of the three. Two other survivors were found ashore more than a week later.
The vessel MAY have been recovered and rebuilt as a schooner or may have been a recently rebuilt schooner at the time of her loss.
Sources: is(1-61,2-60),gs,hgl,nsp

------------------------------------------------------ 3607
NEPTUNE
Other names : none
Official no. : 18115
Type at loss : propeller, wood
Build info : 1856, V. Bidwell & Banta, Buffalo
Specs : 185x30x11, 774g [636 t. om]
Date of loss : 1874, Nov 24
Place of loss : at Saginaw, Saginaw R.
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : none
Carrying :
none
Detail : Burned to a total loss in Emerson Bayou, Saginaw, probably as a result of a watchman's lantern or stove. She may have been burned purposely, as a Detroit newspaper clipping says she was "profitably disposed of."
Owned by Capt. G. Felcher, Saginaw.
Document surrendered at Port Huron 1/14/1878.
Sources: phr,mv,lhl,mpl,wl,nsp

------------------------------------------------------ 2086
NESHOTO
Other names : also seen as NESHOTA
Official no. : 18104
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1864, G.S. Rand, Two Rivers, WI
Specs : 287 t.
Date of loss : 1872, Sep 28
Place of loss : Sturgeon Point, North of Harrisville, MI
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 5 of 7
Carrying : iron ore
Detail : She foundered near the point in a powerful, but local, gale. For awhile it was thought that she could be recovered, but she was totally destroyed during the following winter.
Homeport in 1869, Milwaukee
See also CORSAIR
Sources: nsp,slh,nsp,hgl,rep,rsl

------------------------------------------------------ 2087
NESHOTO
Other names : none Some years of MVUS call her NESHOTA
Official no. : 130940
Type at loss : propeller, wood, bulk freight
Build info : 1889, Quayle & Son, Cleveland
Specs : 284x43x22, 2255g 1905n
Date of loss : 1908, Sep 27
Place of loss : near Crisp Point
Lake : Superior
Type of loss : stranded
Loss of life : none of 16
Carrying : iron ore
Detail : Bound Superior, WI, for Buffalo and blinded by forest fire smoke, she drove ashore near the Point. Not severely damaged, but destroyed by a later storm before she could be removed.
Sources: lssc,lss,gwgl,is,ns1,h,mv,mpl,eas

------------------------------------------------------ 2088
N.J. NESSEN
Other names : built as H.LUELLA WORTHINGTON, renamed in 1904
Official no. : 95603
Type at loss : propeller, wood, bulk freight
Build info : 1880, D. Root, Lorain, OH
Specs : 149x28x12, 375g 320n
Date of loss : 1929, Oct 22
Place of loss : Pigeon Bay, near Leamington, Ont.
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none of 13
Carrying : scrap iron
Detail : She broke in two and sank in a gale. It is often reported that all hands were lost, but this is not true. Her crew was rescued by a hastily-formed group of local fishermen.
Sank up to her decks in 1919 near Meaford, Georgian Bay.
Her bell resides at the Leamington Marina.
Sources: scan(31/1),slh,sol,is,ns3,ledc,win,mpl,eas

------------------------------------------------------ 2089
GEORGE NESTER
Other names : none
Official no. : 85976
Type at loss : schooner-barge, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1887, S Gibson & G. Nester, Baraga, MI
Specs : 207x35x14, 791g 751n
Date of loss : 1909, Apr 30
Place of loss : Huron Isls., E of Keweenaw, off the lighthouse
Lake : Superior
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 7 [all]
Carrying : probably lumber
Detail : She broke her towline to the steamer SCHOOLCRAFT in a spring blizzard/gale and drove ashore, where she broke up. Her crew perished while the U.S. lighthouse tender MARIGOLD was still attempting to rescue them.
Sources: eas,gwgl,is,ns1,h,mv,lss,mpl

------------------------------------------------------ 3368
NEVADA
Other names : none
Official no. : 18319
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1867, G. Goble, Oswego, NY
Specs : 136x26x11, 318 t.
Date of loss : 1886, Oct 10
Place of loss : 5 mi E of Ashtabula harbor
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : coal
Detail : Upbound, she was stripped of her canvas and went into the shallows. The schooner BENSON rescued her crew by small boat after several attempts from shore had failed.
Owned by John Martin of Oswego
Major repairs in 1881 and 1884
Sources: is,polk,nsp,tel,osdo,hgl,mpl,es

------------------------------------------------------ 2090
NEVADA
Other names : none
Official no. : 130218
Type at loss : propeller, wood, bulk freight
Build info : 1882, Crosthwaite, Bay City
Specs : 186x30x12, 634g 504n
Date of loss : 1890, Nov 15
Place of loss : 20 mi NE of Two Rivers, WI
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : coal
Detail : She sprang a leak in gale and began to founder. Her crew was taken off and the vessel taken in tow by the steamer MANCHESTER, which towed her board-on-board until she sank two hours later. Originally bound Sandusky for Sheboygan, WI. She was a total loss of about $55,000.
Owned by Capt. Landgraff, Sandusky
Date also given as Nov 8
Sources: vbs,slh,gwgl,h,lss,wb,hgl,sb,bb,mpl,eas,
es

------------------------------------------------------ 2091
OLLIE NEVILLE
Other names : ?
Official no. : (155136)
Type at loss : schooner (or paddle steamer), wood
Build info : 1887, (Brownsville, PA)
Specs : 70 t. (93x26x3, 70g 70n)
Date of loss : 1905, Jan 3
Place of loss : off Ripley, NY
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : ?
Loss of life : none of 3
Carrying : ?
Detail : There is a strangely sketchy report on her loss, considering information on the vessel.
Parenthesized vessel was a sternwheeler registered out of Wheeling W.Va. in 1894. Only vessel of this name in MVUS.
Sources: mv

------------------------------------------------------ 2092
NEW BRUNSWICK
Other names : none
Official no. : none
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 3-mast
Build info : 1847, Shickluna, St. Catharines
Specs : 138x26x11, 400 t.
Date of loss : 1858, Aug 26
Place of loss : abreast of Pelee Isl.
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 5 of 9
Carrying : black walnut timbers
Detail : Her cargo shifted in a storm as she was passing Pelee Isl. causing her to capsize and sink. Much of her valuable cargo, still in excellent condition, was salvaged in 1985.
Many salvagers had looked for her, but though some of her lumber was found, the ship herself was not located until 1982-3.
She was the 1st vessel to haul grain directly from Chicago to Europe.
Sources: is,le,h,ledc,lsp,hgl,mpl,eas not in mmgl

------------------------------------------------------ 2093
NEW CONNECTICUT
Other names : none
Official no. : none
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 183?, Conneaut, OH
Specs : 60 t.
Date of loss : 1833, fall
Place of loss : off present day site of Portland, NY
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : ?
Detail : Bound Conneaut for Buffalo, she sprang a leak and capsized. Her crew abandoned ship, leaving a woman passenger behind. She was found still alive under the upturned hull 5 days later.
The vessel may have survived the incident.
May be the schooner built 1828, Painesville, OH, 64x18x6, 63 t.
Sources: is(4-58),hgl,wl

------------------------------------------------------
NEW DOMINION - See also IDA WALKER

------------------------------------------------------ 2094
NEW DOMINION
Other names : none
Official no. : C ?
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1867, Andrews & Son, Port Dalhousie, Ont.
Specs : 190g 154n
Date of loss : 1884, Oct 26
Place of loss : off Port Maitland
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 4 or more [all]
Carrying : coal
Detail : Left Cleveland bound for St Catharine's, but never arrived. She was presumed to have just "gone missing" until her wreckage was found in the shallows about 8 miles off Gull Island Nov 1.
Out of Toronto, owned by her skipper and her mate, Capts. J Griffith and J J Daley.
Probably the vessel that stranded near Erie, PA, with heavy damage in the spring of 1880.
Ashore with significant damage near Amherstburg, Ont., Jul, 1879.
(several vessels of this name. This one not in mmgl)
Major repair, 1870
Scow NEW DOMINION [65x19x3, 49 t. b. 1867, J. Wyatt, Pike Creek] was reported sunk on L. St. Clair 5/10/91.
Sources: mmgl,clu,sol,h,is,nsp,hgl,usls,es,sip,eas,es

------------------------------------------------------
NEW ERA - See EMPRESS

------------------------------------------------------ 2095
NEW HAMPSHIRE
Other names : none
Official no. : 18106
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1846, J. T. Rundell, Kalamazoo R. [Saugatuck], MI
Specs : 87x21x7, 94g 89n
Date of loss : 1885, Oct 21
Place of loss : Alcona, MI, 4 mi N of lighthouse at Sturgeon Pt., MI
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none of 3
Carrying : cordwood
Detail : She pounded her seams open against a pier, sank and was wrecked. Her outfit was removed by the scow SEA BIRD. The hulk was later towed out to a nearby reef and abandoned. 39 years old when lost.
She capsized and sank in a collision and was thought to be a total loss in December, 1872.
Also heavily damaged in a stranding near Marblehead, OH, L. Erie, in 1879.
Wrecked and presumed a total loss in the "ALPENA Storm," Oct 16, 1880.
Reg out of Detroit, 1884, Waugonner, MI(?), 1874
Rebuilt at Chicago, 1864. Major repair in 1871.
Sources: phr,mv,nsp,slh,h,is,hgl,usls,wl

------------------------------------------------------ 2096
NEW LISBON
Other names : none
Official no. : 18111
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1855, G.A. Thayer, Ashtabula
Specs : 115x25x9, 162 t. [236 t. old measure]
Date of loss : 1871, Sep 10
Place of loss : off Fairport, OH
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : staves
Detail : Bound for Ashtabula, she capsized in a white squall. Her crew was rescued by the prop ANNIE YOUNG. The hulk drifted around for a few days while several tugs searched for her. It was finally located in midlake by the Canadian schooner JENNIE P. MACK on the 19th and towed into port, but was declared a constructive total loss and abandoned on the 29th.
Homeport: Ashtabula, owned by H. Hubbard & Co.
Sources: nsp,sagl,mv,hgl,rsl

------------------------------------------------------ 2097
NEW ORLEANS
Other names : none
Official no. : none
Type at loss : sidewheel steamer, wood, passenger & package freight
Build info : 1844, B.F. Goodson, Detroit
Specs : 185x27x13, 610 t.
Date of loss : 1849, Jun 11
Place of loss : Thunder Bay. MI
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : stranded
Loss of life : none
Carrying : ?
Detail : She went aground in a heavy fog and became a total loss. Her passengers and crew made it to Thunder Bay Island by small boat, where they were cared for by the lighthouse keeper.The year of her loss is subject to debate (also given as 1853), but contemporary newspaper clippings show this date.
Value of vessel and cargo: $25,000.
Enrollment document of Jun 3, 1846 is annotated "surrendered vessel wrecked June 1846."
Sources: slh,hdm,lhl,hgl,mpl,nsp,wl,
bcw

------------------------------------------------------ 2098
NEW ORLEANS
Other names : none
Official no. : 130333
Type at loss : propeller, wood, bulk freight
Build info : 1885, Morley & Hill, Marine City
Specs : 232x38x14, 1457g 1170n
Date of loss : 1906, Jun 30
Place of loss : off Thunder Bay Isl., MI
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : collision
Loss of life : none
Carrying : coal
Detail : She collided with the steel steamer WILLIAM R. LINN in a heavy fog and sank. Most of her crew clambered across to the LINN when the two vessels were still stuck together. LINN also pulled two from the lake. Owned by J.B. Hall of Buffalo.
Also stranded and abandoned on Whitefish Point, Lake Michigan [10 mi N of Sturgeon Bay], Oct 18, 1903.
Sources: nsp,stb,ns1,mv,lhdc,mpl

------------------------------------------------------ 3369
NEW YORK
Other names : ?
Official no. : none
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1832, Pt. Peninsula, NY
Specs : ?
Date of loss : 1839 or 40
Place of loss : off Petticoat Shoal, Pt. Traverse
Lake : Ontario
Type of loss : (storm)
Loss of life : 9
Carrying : pipe staves
Detail : She was wrecked and sunk in 4 fathoms of water, about a half-mile from shore. Wreckage was located in 1895.
Owned by Crocker & Bronson of Oswego
Sources: 1895 nsp, hgl

------------------------------------------------------ 4194
NEW YORK
Other names : none
Official no. : C33536
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1847, Oades, Calyton, NY as a brig
Specs : 125x26x10, 214 t.
Date of loss : 1873, Oct 19
Place of loss : west of "new pier (i.e. breakwater)", Oswego, NY
Lake : Ontario
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : lumber
Detail : Bound Toronto for Oswego, she was driven ashore at the peak of the worst gale of the year on Lake Ontario, and pounded to pieces within a couple of days.
Out of Toronto or Montreal.
Sold Canadian in 1861, converted to a schooner about 1870.
She was owned out of Clayton, NY, even though she was a registered Canadian vessel from 1861-69 at least.
Sources: nsp,hgl,clu,mmgl,wl,jm

------------------------------------------------------ 2099
NEW YORK
Other names : none
Official no. : 18119
Type at loss : propeller, wood, freighter
Build info : 1856, Bidwell & Banta, Buffalo
asa passenger vessel
Specs : 183x32x12, 704 t. [995 om]
Date of loss : 1876, Oct 14
Place of loss : off Forester, MI
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 1 of 16
Carrying : lumber
Detail : Bound Parry Sound for Tonawanda with 3 vessels in tow*, she foundered in a northerly gale, after solid water over her decks put out her fires. Her crew abandoned her 12 miles offshore just before she went down. The tiny schooner NEMESIS out of Southampton, Ont. came upon the scene and saved all but one of the steamerís crew, at great hazard to herself. The wreckage was located 1989 in 25 fathoms of water and her unusual oscillating engine was salvaged by the Smithsonian.
*schooner BUTCHER BOY and barges NELLIE McGILVERAY and A.J. CORREY.
Ashore and heavily damaged on Point Abino in November, 1874.
Converted to a steam barge in 1873,
major repairs in 1864
Sources: slh,h,upi,lhl,mv,usls,mpl,rp,es,rsl,eas

------------------------------------------------------ 3506
NEW YORK
Other names : none
Official no. : C72588
Type at loss : sidewheel steamer, wood
Build info : 1861, H.C. Pearson, Ogdensburg, NY US#18317
Specs : 96x17x7, 129gc 81nc
Date of loss : 1878
Place of loss : at Deseronto, Ont.
Lake : Ontario
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : none?
Carrying : none
Detail : Sold Canadian in 1877, hopefully at a bargain price, for when she was hauled out on the ways for rebuilding, she fell apart, a constructive total loss. Her remains were later burned to clear the ways.
Sources: csv,lhl,mmgl,rsl

------------------------------------------------------ 2100
NEW YORK
Other names : none
Official no. : 130157
Type at loss : propeller, wood, package freighter
Build info : 1879, Union Dry Dock Co., Buffalo
Specs : 269x37x16, 1922g 1752n
Date of loss : 1910, Oct 1
Place of loss : 30 mi NE of North Point, Thunder Bay, MI*
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : (gen frt)
Detail : She began to break up in a terrific storm. Her distress signals were spotted by the steel steamer MATAAFA(qv), which came to windward and blocked the weather while NEW YORK's crew abandoned her in her boat.
*also given as "a few miles from Thunder Bay Isl.,""near South Point" and "center of the mouth of Thunder Bay."
Sources: stb,slh,sol,ns2,lhdc,mv,mpl,eas

------------------------------------------------------ 2102
NEWARK
Other names : ?
Official no. : none
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : ?
Specs : ?
Date of loss : 1864
Place of loss : unreported
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : no detail
Sources: slh,hgl

------------------------------------------------------ 2103
NEWAYGO
Other names : none
Official no. : 130488
Type at loss : propeller, wood, bulk freight, lumber
Build info : 1890, A. Anderson, Marine City
Specs : 196x37x13, 906g 698n
Date of loss : 1903, Nov 17
Place of loss : N of Tobermory, Ont.
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : coal
Detail : Upbound, she missed the channel in a blinding blizzard-gale and went aground. A succession of storms tore her to pieces. She had been bound Cleveland for French River, Ont., towing the barge CHECOTAH. Wreckage ended up on Devil Isl. Reef.
Owned out of Port Huron by McMorran.
Sources: slh,s,mv,lhdc,nsp,phr,mpl,eas

------------------------------------------------------ 3507
OLIVER NEWBERRY
Other names : none
Official no. : none
Type at loss : sidewheel steamer, wood
Build info : 1832, Fairbank Church, Palmer, MI
Specs : 121x20x8, 170 t.
Date of loss : 1839, Apr
Place of loss : near Toledo
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : (storm)
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : Foundered. No detail.
Perhaps recovered - hgl shows her demise as "broken up."
Sources: lhl,wl

------------------------------------------------------ 4063
A. H. NEWBOLD
Other names : also seen as NEWBOULD, A. W. NEWBOLD
Official no. : none
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1848, J. S. Andrews, China, MI
Specs : 93x22x8, 153 t. om
Date of loss : 1852, Nov 11
Place of loss : on the breakwall at Buffalo
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Cargo : in ballast
Detail : She set out from the same harbor, but before reaching Point Abino ran into a gale. She put back for Buffalo, but was unable to enter the harbor due to the obstruction of the entrance by another vessel. By the time a line was brought ashore, she was up on the breakwater and going to pieces. Her mate swam to the breakwater with a rope about his waist and the other crewmen were able to get ashore via that.
Out of Chicago, owned by Tremain.
In the 2nd week of December, 1851, she reportedly capsized with the loss of all hands off Holland, MI, with the loss of about 30 crewmen and passengers. If true this would be the greatest sailing ship disaster in Lake Michigan history. She was laden with lumber camp supplies and had 8 yoke of oxen on deck. Stranded on Racine Reef in December, 1848.
Sources: nsp,hgl,wl,bb,sf,rnc

------------------------------------------------------ 2104
NEWBURGH
Other names : built as steamer WILLIAM M. TWEED, renamed before 84
Official no. : 80265
Type at loss : propeller, wood, bulk freight
Build info : 1871, Union Dry Dock, Buffalo
Specs : 216x33x14, 1299g 1195n
Date of loss : 1892, Nov 19
Place of loss : 10 mi W of Long Point lighthouse
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : "valuable"
Detail : She went aground and was destroyed by a SW gale and blizzard. Her boiler was recovered and in 1895 went into the steamer RUBE RICHARDS.
Registered out of Buffalo to "Lackawanna Line"
Sources: mv,ledc,polk,wb,hgl,nsp,mpl

------------------------------------------------------ 3508
NEWBURYPORT
Other names : also seen as NEWBERRYPORT
Official no. : none
Type at loss : sidewheel steamer, wood
Build info : 1829, Erie, PA*
Specs : 75g 36n
Date of loss : 1834, Oct**
Place of loss : near Chicago
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : (storm)
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : Stranded and lost.
*also seen as 1832, Erie
**1836 also seen
Sources: lhl,hgl,is

------------------------------------------------------
D. NEWHALL - See RAY S. FARR

------------------------------------------------------ 3817
JOHN S. NEWHOUSE
Other names : none also seen as J.S. NEWHOUSE
Official no. : 12764
Type at loss :
barge, wood, lumber
Build info : 1856, Peck & Masters, Cleveland
Specs : 135(oa)x26x11, 292 t. [381 t. old measure]
Date of loss :
1874, Oct 25
Place of loss : at Grand Haven
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss :
storm
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : lumber
Detail :
She went ashore and wrecked, a total loss.
She caught fire, burned to the waterline and was scuttled in Traverse Bay in July of 1871. . She was recovered in August of 1873 and converted to this barge..
Out of Chicago
Ashore near Goderich, Ont. in the great storm of November, 1860.
Sources: nsp,hgl,mv,rsl

------------------------------------------------------ 3646
OSCAR NEWHOUSE
Other names : none
Official no. : 19459
Type at loss : gas propeller schooner, wood, packet
Build info : 1876, Olsen, Sheboygan, WI as a
2-mast schooner
Specs : 70x20x7, 70g 65n
Date of loss : 1927, Jul 8
Place of loss : Rocky Pt., MI
Lake :
St. Mary's R.
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : No detail. Document surrendered at Port Huron Aug 20, 1927, annotated "vessel burned."
Converted from 2-mast schooner to auxiliary gas screw between 1895 and 1910.
She was reportedly used as a rumrunner in her later years.
Sources: phr,mv,polk,mpl,eas

------------------------------------------------------ 2105
J.B. NEWLAND
Other names : none also seen as J. B. NEWLAN
Official no. : 75366
Type at loss : schooner, wood, lumber
Build info : 1870, G. Henderson, Manitowoc, WI
Specs : 111x26x8, 158g 150n
Date of loss : 1910, Sep 8
Place of loss : E of S. Manitou Isl.
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none of 6
Carrying : ?
Detail : She went ashore in fog and blizzard conditions. Thought to be a total loss, she was later recovered by the U.S. reverue cutter TUSCARORA.
Sold Canadian in 1914 [C#103820]. Registry closed in March, 1922, then towed out and scuttled off Kingston, Ont., in 1929, dropped from Canadian List of Shipping in 1932.
Sources: mv,nb,osdo,mmgl,mpl,wl

------------------------------------------------------ 2106
NEWSBOY
Other names : none
Official no. : 18086
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 3-mast
Build info : 1862, Kirby & Hoyt, Saginaw, MI
Specs : 152x31x13, 413g 393n
Date of loss : 1891, Nov 19
Place of loss : Rock Isl., WI
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : ?
Detail : She was driven ashore by a NW gale and was reported to have gone to pieces on Nov 21.
Collided with and sunk schooner E.B. ALLEN(qv) in Nov 18, 1871.
Some sources show her built as a bark.
Rebuilt, 1884.
Sources: mv,vbs,h,sbs,polk,wb,hgl,sb,eas

------------------------------------------------------ 2107
U.S.S.
NIAGARA
Other names : none
Official no. : none
Type at loss : brig, wood, 2-mast, naval vessel
Build info : 1813, Presque Isle(Erie), PA
Specs : 480 t.
Date of loss : 1833 [approx.]
Place of loss : Misery Bay, off Erie, PA
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : hull failure
Loss of life : none
Carrying : none
Detail : Sank out of sheer neglect. Raised and rebuilt in 1913 for Centennial of Battle of Lake Erie. Still sails the Lakes.
Perry's flagship during Battle of Lake Erie, War of 1812.
Sources: le,phgl,nsp,mpl

------------------------------------------------------ 3509
NIAGARA
Other names : none
Official no. : none
Type at loss : sidewheel steamer, wood
Build info : 1826, Black Rock (Buffalo), NY
Specs : 102x21x8, 157 t.
Date of loss : 1837, Jul 7
Place of loss : near Huron, OH
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : collision
Loss of life : none
Carrying : ?
Detail : She collided with steamer PENNSYLVANIA and heavily damaged. She was reserved for future rebuilding, but was never repaired. The hulk was burned to retrieve metal parts and scuttled in L. Erie, Apr 3, 1842.
Owned by L. Happ, Monroe, MI
Sources: lhl,hgl,is,wl

------------------------------------------------------ 2108
NIAGARA
Other names : none
Official no. : none
Type at loss : sidewheel steamer, passenger & package freight
Build info : 1845, Bidwell & Banta,
Buffalo, NY
Specs :
230x34x14, 1,009 t. om
Date of loss : 1856, Sep 24
Place of loss : 1.5 miles off Port Washington, WI in 55 ft of water
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : about 70 of around 140. Sources vary widely as to the number of lives lost.
Carrying : general freight and passengers
Detail : She caught fire well offshore while bound Collingwood, Ont. for Chicago. The skipper turned her and ran her for shore, but the speed just fanned the flames and she burned through and sank a few miles short. The steamers TRAVELER and ILLINOIS and a number of schooners including MARBLE and MARY GROVER helped to rescue the survivors. It was later determined that some flammable material in her freight was the cause of the fire. The loss caused an uproar in the Cleveland papers about the shipping of contraband flammable goods.
Owned by the Collingwood line
of the New York and Erie RR. Out of Erie, Pa., in 1855
Sources: lmdc,lhl,glss,lh,lm,is,hgl,lmdc,nsp,mpl,eas,ctw,wl,gmw

------------------------------------------------------ 4195
NIAGARA
Other names : none
Official no. : C none
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1850, L. Wilson, Wilson, NY
Specs : 88x19x7, 106gc
Date of loss : 1856, Dec 10
Place of loss : at Port Hope, Ont.
Lake : Ontario
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : at least 2
Carrying : ?
Detail : The schooner was driven ashore and stranded off Port Hope. Local sailors assembled two lifeboats and volunteered to crew them, and affected a rescue of the NIAGARA's sailors, but two lifesavers were lost when one of the lifeboats capsized.
Out of Montreal.
Sources: nsp,mmgl

------------------------------------------------------ 2109
NIAGARA
Other names : none
Official no. : 18787
Type at loss : schooner-barge, wood, bulk freight
Build info : 1873, Parsons & Humble, Tonawanda, NY (or Barcelona)
Specs : 205 ft, 764g 727n
Date of loss : 1887, Sep 7
Place of loss :
3.5 mi off Vermilion Point
Lake : Superior
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 9 or 10 [all]
Carrying : iron ore
Detail : She slipped into the wave-troughs in a heavy gale, capsized and sank. Her iron ore, which was usually a very stable cargo, had shifted in the big waves. Tow of steamer AUSTRALASIA, she was reportedly overloaded by about 250 tons. The crew escaped the boat but was lost when her lifeboat capsized. She was a member of the Corrigan fleet.
Wreckage located in 1972.
Major repair in 1883. She had also been involved in a number of other serious accidents.
Sources: mv,nsp,is(4-73),gwgl,lssc,lss,wb,hgl,usls,sb,mpl,eas,
es3-1,

------------------------------------------------------ 2110
NIAGARA
Other names : none
Official no. : C73951
Type at loss : propeller, wood, bulk freight "steam barge"
Build info : 1875, Simpson, St, Catharine's
Specs : 136x26x12, 468 t.
Date of loss : 1899, Dec 5
Place of loss : E of Long Point
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 17 [all]*
Carrying : 3.4 million shingles [ pig iron also given]
Detail : Bound Parry Sound for Buffalo, she foundered in a gale, apparently breaking up before she went down. Large pieces of wreckage were strewn all along the Canadian coast from Port Maitland to Port Colborne. A poignant note in a bottle, reputedly written by the skipper in the steamer's last moments, was found a few days later.
*12 also given
(A schooner NIAGARA, built at Picton, 1873 by Tait, was reported lost on Long Point with all hands on the same date in 1889. Probably misreporting of the same accident.)
Rebuilt and enlarged at Detroit, 1882. Originally 348 t.
Sources: mmgl,sol,is,h,ledc,csv,win,mpl,eas,waw

------------------------------------------------------ 2111
NIAGARA
Other names : none
Official no. : 18714
Type at loss : propeller tug & freighter, wood
Build info : 1872, Campbell & Owen, Detroit hull# 21
Specs : 130x25x9, 277g 183n
Date of loss : 1904, Jun 4
Place of loss : Knife Isl., near Duluth
Lake : Superior
Type of loss : stranded
Loss of life : none
Carrying : ?
Detail : She went ashore in a heavy fog and wrecked, a.total loss. The tug EDNA G answered her distress calls and took 13 passengers & crew off. The engine and boiler were later salvaged.
Owned by Perry Wrecking of Soo, MI
Sources: atl,gwgl,is,mv,lss,mpl

------------------------------------------------------ 2112
NIAGARA
Other names : built as DRUID, renamed in 1901
Official no. : C53589
Type at loss : barge, iron? (at least iron-framed, perhaps iron hulled)
Build info : 1856, Todd & McGregor, Glasgow, Scotland as a sidewheel passenger steamer (one source says sternwheeler)
Specs : 159x22 ft, 396 t.
Date of loss : 1936, Oct 1*
Place of loss : Thunder Bay, Ont.
Lake : Superior
Type of loss : "lost"
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : Foundered in Thunder Bay.
Used as a Southern blockade runner during the American Civil War. Sold Canadian, 1866. Owned by Canada Ministry of Marine in the 80's. Rebuilt from a sidewheeler to a prop in 1894. Rebuilt to this barge in 1914. Her hull was 80 years old when lost.
Rebuilt again in 1901 *or 1921
Sources: mmgl,csv,mpl

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NIAGARA FRONTIER - See FRONTIER

------------------------------------------------------ 4245
NICARAGUA
Other names : none
Official # : none
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1856, F. N. Jones, Buffalo
Specs : 313 t.
Date of loss : 1864
Place of loss : Chicago harbor
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none reported
Carrying : coal
Detail : She went ashore and was sunk just north of the entrance to the Chicago River. The wreck became a significant obstruction in the harbor. She was raised in 1875, towed to a spot just north of the north pier, and allowed to sink again..
Out of Oswego.
Sources : nsp,hgl

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JOHN NICE - See GRACE A. RUELLE

------------------------------------------------------ 2113
I.W. NICHOLAS
Other names : later INLAND(1914)
Official no. : 100589
Type at loss : propeller, steel, bulk freight
Build info : 1894, Cleveland Shipbuilding, Cleveland hull# 20
Specs : 328x42x27, 2624g 1857n
Date of loss : 1913, Nov 27
Place of loss : Thunder Bay
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : flax
Detail : She stranded in a storm and was declared a total loss. Subsequently recovered, shortened 80 ft. in a major rebuild and returned to service as INLAND [C#130440] by Reid Towing and Wrecking of Sarnia, Ont. Scrapped in 1937.
Sources: eas,sol,h,slh

------------------------------------------------------ 3818
ISAAC W. NICHOLAS
Other names : none most often seen as J.W. NICHOLAS, also J.W. NICHOLS
Official no. : 13477
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1862, I.W. Nicholas, Vermilion, OH
Specs : 317 t.
Date of loss : 1873, Oct 20
Place of loss : Pigeon Bay, near Point Pelee
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : iron ore
Detail : She was caught in a Lake Erie gale while bound Escanaba, MI, for Cleveland. She sought shelter and came to anchor in Pigeon Bay with several other vessels, but dragged her anchors and went ashore. As she sank the crew climbed her rigging and were soon rescued by a boat from the Canadian schooner DENMARK. Her outfit was later salvaged by the schooner C.M. MINCH, of the same fleet.
Part of the Minch fleet.
Sources: nsp,hgl,mv,rsl

------------------------------------------------------ 2114
A.P. NICHOLS
Other names : none
Official no. : 566
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 3-mast
Build info : 1861, Bailey Bros., Madison Dock, OH as a bark
Specs : 145x30x12, 300g 285n
Date of loss : 1892, Oct 28
Place of loss : Pilot Isl., Green Bay
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : ?
Detail : She was driven ashore and wrecked in a NW gale. Her crew was rescued by the local lightkeeper.
Suffered major fire damage while tied to a dock a Chicago during the great Chicago Fire of October, 1871.
Heavily damaged and declared lost in storm Nov 9, 1872. Also ashore with heavy damage near Detour, MI, May 20, 1888.
Registered out of Chicago
Sources: nsp,sol,nl,wb,mv,polk,hgl,rsl

------------------------------------------------------ 2115
ELIZABETH A. NICHOLSON
Other names : shows in some MVUS as ELIZABETH A. NICKOLSON
Official no. : 8853
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 3-mast, bulk freight
Build info : 1872, E. Fitzgerald, Port Huron
Specs : 188x33x14, 722g 686n
Date of loss : 1895, Nov 25
Place of loss : 7 mi N of Evanston, ILL
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : coal
Detail : Tow of J. EMORY OWEN, she was driven on the rocks and declared a total loss in a fall gale. She was high on the beach.. A clever and very expensive salvage job put her back in service, but she was gone before the turn of the century.
Ashore and declared lost near Marquette, Nov, 1889.
Sources: phr,nsp,h,mv,wb,hgl,mpl

------------------------------------------------------ 2116
JOHN M. NICOL
Other names : none
Official no. : 76976
Type at loss : propeller, wood, package freight
Build info : 1889, F. Wheeler, W. Bay City hull# 46
Specs : 263x42x16, 2126g 1649n
Date of loss : 1906, Dec 13
Place of loss : Big Summer Isl., near Garden Peninsula
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : (coal)
Detail : She ran aground in a blizzard and broke in two, a total loss. The crew were rescued by local fishermen in a small gas launch.
Sources: eas,ns1,lmdc,nsp,mpl

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NICOLET - See ANN HARKLEY
------------------------------------------------------
NIELSON - See NEILSON, NILSON

------------------------------------------------------ 2119
NIGHTINGALE
Other names : none
Official no. : 18123
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1856, Shaler, Conneaut, OH
Specs : 138 ft. 272n
Date of loss : 1869, Sep 18
Place of loss : near Spectacle Reef, Straits
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : iron ore
Detail : She struck what was later the site of Spectacle Reef light in a storm and foundered. Wreckage and cargo had to be removed in 1872 when the lighthouse was built. Tug MAGNET did the work.
Homeport: Erie, PA
SSM says lost on the 11th.
Major repairs in 1864
Sources: slh,mv,ssm,nsp,hgl,rsl,mdwl

------------------------------------------------------ 2120
NIKO
Other names : none
Official no. : 130439
Type at loss : propeller, wood, bulk freight
Build info : 1889, Linn & Craig, Trenton hull# 38
Specs : 189x35x13, 1040g 929n
Date of loss : 1924, Nov 2
Place of loss : near Garden Island, in the Beavers group
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : (lumber)
Detail : She foundered in a gale, her crew being rescued by her towbarge, C.E. REDFERN(qv). She lay on bottom so that only the roofs of her deckhouses were exposed, and her crew clung to them for 6 hours until rescue was done. REDFERN was then towed to Manistique by the "G-tug" ILLINOIS. Owned by Hines Lumber Co. or Hamilton Trans Co., of Chicago
Sources: nsp,sol,ns3,lmdc,mv,mpl,eas

------------------------------------------------------ 2121
NILE
Other names : none
Official no. : none
Type at loss : sidewheel steamer, wood, passenger & package freight
Build info : 1843, B. F. Goodsell, Detroit
Specs : 183x27x14, 642 t.
Date of loss : 1850, Sep 6
Place of loss : in harbor at Milwaukee
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : none
Carrying : ?
Detail : She caught fire and burned to a total loss, along with a warehouse and dock. The fire was suspected to be arson. She had gone on the beach in a gale in October of the previous year and had recently been refloated after a long salvage effort. While being towed into the harbor for her repairs, she was torn loose by a storm and ran aground again. Her burned out remains were auctioned off in 1852, and an attempt was made to raise and refurbish her in 1860.
Owned by Oliver Newberry of Detroit.
Also wrecked near Milwaukee in 1849.
Her engine had been salvaged from the steamer MILWAUKIE(qv). Rebuilt in 1846.
Sources: sol,hdm,lhl,hgl,mpl,nsp,wl
,bcw,bc

------------------------------------------------------ 2122
NILE
Other names : none
Official no. : none
Type at loss : propeller, wood, passenger & package freight
Build info : 1852, Moses & Quayle, Ohio City [Cleveland also given]
Specs : 190x28x12, 650 t. [om]
Date of loss : 1864, May 21
Place of loss : at Detroit
Lake : Detroit R.
Type of loss : explosion
Loss of life : 8 crewmen plus one man ashore
Carrying : household goods, horses, wagons
Detail : She was sitting at her dock when her boiler exploded, destroying the ship and killing 8, mainly engineroom crew. Large pieces of her boiler flew as far as 300 feet while other fragments damaged houses across the river at Windsor. A large timber was thrown through the brick back wall of a nearby shoe store, striking a cobbler in the back of the head and killing him. At least 13 other crew and passengers were injured. As late as 1877, the steamer MILTON D. WARD ran on her wreckage, which had been moved to the foot of Clarkeís dock, Detroit, in July, 1864. It was finally flattened by explosives in 1882.
She was owned by J.C and E.T.Evans of Buffalo.
Major repairs in 1861, 62
Sources: lhl,hdm,sol,hgl,nsp,wl,rsl,eas,jb

------------------------------------------------------ 2079
CHRISTINE NILSON
Other names : also seen: CHRISTINE or CHRISTINA NEILSON, NILSSON & NEILSSON
Official no. : 125293
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1871, Hanson & Scove, Manitowoc, WI
Specs : 311g, 295n
Date of loss : 1884, Oct (21)
Place of loss : near Bailey's Harbor, WI, Door Peninsula
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : Wrecked on a reef.
Heavily damaged in the Chicago Fire, Oct, 1871.
Sources: mv,lmdc,polk,hgl,mpl,es,nsp

------------------------------------------------------ 2123
ALEX. NIMICK
Other names : none sometimes seen as ALEXANDER NIMICK
Official no. : 106702
Type at loss : propeller, wood, bulk freight
Build info : 1890, J. Davidson, W. Bay City hull# 30
Specs : 298x40x21, 1968g 1632n
Date of loss : 1907, Sep 20
Place of loss : near mouth of Two-hearted River, MI
Lake : Superior
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 6 of 17
Carrying : coal
Detail : She pressed on for Duluth in a gale after sheltering behind Whitefish Pt. for a day, then was driven on a bar 13 miles west of Vermilion Pt. The survivors made it to shore in a lifeboat. Vessel pounded to pieces in 26 feet of water.
Sources: eas,vbs,is(2-75),lssc,lss,sbs,gwgl,ns1,mpl

------------------------------------------------------ 4196
NIMROD
Other names : none
Official no. : none
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1857, W. L. Curtis, Sheffield, Oh
Specs : 92x23x6, 101 t. om
Date of loss : 1858, Aug 26
Place of loss : between Cleveland and Buffalo
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : all
Carrying : 200 tons of grindstones
Detail : She left Cleveland for Buffalo August 25, and never arrived. By Sep 2 she was considered to have been lost with all hands in a storm of the 26th.
Sources: nsp,rnc,wl

------------------------------------------------------ 4197
NIMROD
Other names : none
Official # : ?
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 3-mast
Build info : 1873, ?
Specs : 184 ft. ca. 600 t.
Date of loss : 1874, Nov 9
Place of loss : off Port Stanley, Ont.
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : collision
Loss of life : none
Carrying : 35,000 bu wheat
Detail : Large, new upper lakes schooner collided in fog and darkness with the even bigger schooner MICHIGAN and sank a little E of Port Stanley and 10 mi offshore. After staying in her rigging for some time, the crew escaped in her boat, were later picked up by the schooner GRANTHAM.
Sources : do,nsp

------------------------------------------------------ 2124
CHARLES K. NIMS
Other names : none also seen as C.K. NIMS
Official no. : 4271
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 3-mast (shown as a bark in 1871, 77)
Build info : 1866, Quayle & Martin, Cleveland built as a bark
Specs : 514 n
Date of loss : 1881, Sep
Place of loss : abreast of Pelee Isl.
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : collision
Loss of life : none
Carrying : ?
Detail : NIMS callenged the giant schooner DAVID DOWS(qv) to a race and was slightly ahead when she cut under the bows and was rammed by the big 5-master. After she went down her crew was picked up by the steamer P. H. BIRCKHEAD. The schooner JOHN B. MERRILL was also racing. After several attempts to raise the NIMS, wreckers abandoned her in October of 1882.
One source says she was lost near Bar Point.
Out of Buffalo
Sources: mv,is(1-86),nsp,hgl,wl,es

------------------------------------------------------ 2125
NINA
Other names : ?
Official no. : (C)
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : (1852, A. Cantin, Montreal)
Specs : ? (91x19x6)
Date of loss : 1875, May 24
Place of loss : Off Harrisville, MI about mid-lake
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : ?
Detail : She was bound Michael's Bay for Goderich, Ont. when she sprang a leak and sank in mid-lake. Her crew escaped in her yawlboat and drifted for two days and two nights, having only a loaf of bread to share among them. Parenthesized vesselís official record shows her "broken up" April 12, 1875.
(Maybe US#18505, 62 t., homeport: Baltimore, OH - near Milan)
Sources: slh,(mv),(mmgl),hgl,jb,nsp

------------------------------------------------------
NIPIGON - See also STEPHEN C. CLARK

------------------------------------------------------ 2126
NIPIGON
Other names : ?
Official no. : ?
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : ?
Specs : ?
Date of loss : 18?? (early)
Place of loss : S of Bois Blanc Isl., Straits of Mackinac
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : She struck bottom in a storm, stove in her hull planking and sank. The area where she went down is shown as "Nipigon Strait"(now "South Channel") on old maps, perhaps in her honor.
Sources: lhdc,

------------------------------------------------------ 2127
NIRVANA
Other names : none
Official no. : 130481
Type at loss : schooner-barge, wood, 3-mast, bulk freight
Build info : 1890, J. Davidson, W. Bay City, hull# 37
Specs : 170x34x13, 611g 580n
Date of loss : 1905, Oct 20
Place of loss : in harbor at Grand Marais, MI
Lake : Superior
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : light
Detail : Tow of steamer L.L. BARTH, she was torn loose and driven aground, where she split in two fore to aft. She went to the bottom 1/4 mi offshore after her crew had scrambled to safety, later washed up on the beach E of the piers.
See also GALATEA.
Sources: nsp,lssc,lss,h,mv,eas

------------------------------------------------------ 2128
BENJ. NOBLE
Other names : none often seen as BENJAMIN NOBLE
Official no. : 206240
Type at loss : propeller, steel, bulk freight
Build info : 1909, Detroit Shipbuilding, Wyandotte hull# 178
Specs : 239x42x19, 1481g 887n
Date of loss : 1914, Apr 27
Place of loss : somewhere between Two Harbors, MN and Duluth
Lake : Superior
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 22 [all]
Carrying : steel rails
Detail : Reportedly overloaded, she turned back toward Two Harbors after an unsuccessful attempt to make the harbor at Duluth in a powerful gale. She foundered with all hands at an unknown position somewhere along that route.
Sources: eas,atl,gwgl,lss,gs,gsgl,sol,wm2,ns2,h,mpl

------------------------------------------------------ 3819
ROBERT NOBLE
Other names : none
Official no. : 110577
Type at loss : propeller tug, wood
Build info : 1883, Sturgeon Bay, WI
Specs : 74g 37n
Date of loss : 1888, Nov 7
Place of loss : on Green Bay, near Menominee. MI
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : (none)
Carrying : none
Detail : Destroyed by fire.
Sources: mv,nsp,hgl,mpl

------------------------------------------------------ 4023
S. L. NOBLE
Other names : none also seen as STANLEY L. NOBLE
Official no. : 23103
Type at loss : schooner or scow-schooner, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1846, Erastus Lockwood, Fairport, OH
Specs : 94x20x7, 126 g*
Date of loss : 1868, Nov 16
Place of loss : near Clay Banks, Wis.
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Cargo : cordwood
Detail : She was driven ashore north of Gillillandís Pier by a gale and broke up, a total loss.
In Canadian registry 1855-57.
Also driven ashore on Bar Pt., L. Erie, with a cargo of plaster, Nov 20, 1860, and declared a total loss. Out of Monroe, MI at that time.
*Enlarged about 1851 from 78x20x7, 105 t.
Sources: nsp,bb,hgl,wl

------------------------------------------------------ 2129
NOMAD
Other names : none
Official no. : (18489)
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : ?
Specs : 40 t. (22 t)
Date of loss : 1871
Place of loss : off Presque Isle, (MI or PA)
Lake : Hur or Er
Type of loss : ?
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : no detail
(homeport: Toledo)
Sources: slh,(mv),(hgl)

------------------------------------------------------ 2130
NONPARIEL
Other names : none
Official no. : none
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1856, W. Shupe or Merry & Gay, Milan, OH
Specs : ca. 300 t.
Date of loss : 1866, late Jul
Place of loss : Middle Island Reef, 1 mi SW of Middle Isl.
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : (storm)
Loss of life : (none)
Carrying : iron ore or coal
Detail : She was stranded and wrecked, probably in a storm. Wrecking captain Jones attempted to salvage her the next spring, but eventually gave it up.
Sources: nsp,slh,hgl,rsl

------------------------------------------------------ 2131
NOQUEBAY
Other names : none
Official no. : 18747
Type at loss : schooner-barge, wood
Build info : 1872, A. Turner, Trenton, MI as a schooner
Specs : 205x34x12, 684g 652n
Date of loss : 1905, Oct 8
Place of loss : Presque Isle Bay, Stockton Isl., Apostles
Lake : Superior
Type of loss : fire/storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : lumber
Detail : Tow of steamer LIZZIE MADDEN, she was bound for Bay City. She caught fire near her donkey boiler on the deck forward in a storm, then beached and was destroyed by combination of storm and fire.
Owned by estate of T.F. Madden of Bay City.
Struck breakwater and sunk at Erie, PA, Sep 30, 1895.
Sources: gwgl,is,ns1,mv,lss,nsp,phr,mpl,eas

------------------------------------------------------ 3820
NORA
Other names : none
Official no. : ?
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1869, B.B. Locklin, Sheboygan, WI
Specs : 64x17x6, 90 gt.
Date of loss : 1869, Oct 28
Place of loss : 16 miles SE of Sheboygan, WI
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : collision
Loss of life : none
Carrying : brick or stone
Detail : While bound Sheboygan for Muskegon, the little schooner was run down by a much larger one, SWEEPSTAKES, which was upbound for Chicago. The two stuck together for long enough for the NORAís crew to transfer themselves and their belongings to SWEEPSTAKES before their vessel sank in deep water about 45 minutes after the collision.
Sources: nsp,hgl,mpl,bb,mdwl
------------------------------------------------------ 2132
NORDMEER
Other names : none
Official no. : German LR525650 call no. DIGH
Type at loss : propeller, steel, package and bulk freighter
Build info : 1954, Flensburger Schiffs Gesellshaft, Flensburg, Germany
Specs : 470 ft., 8683 t.
Date of loss : 1966, Nov 19
Place of loss : a few mi N of Thunder Bay Isl.
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : navigational error
Loss of life : none
Carrying : stainless steel wire
Detail : She misread a marker buoy and ran aground on a reef. She was expected to be an easy salvage, but a big storm a few days later wrecked her bottom and her removal and repair became too expensive a job. Her crew had stayed aboard after the grounding, then had to be rescued by helicopter during the storm on the same night that the DANIEL J. MORRELL went down some miles to the south. The Nordstrand fishing tug LEON J. out of Alpena assisted in the wild-weather rescue. NORDMEER's emergent wreckage is a frequent visit for pleasure boaters, but her valuable cargo was mostly recovered soon after the wreck.
Wreck: 45deg,8'20" N, 83deg,9'30" W.
Sources: glp,is(1-67),stb,slh,sol,lhdc,net,nsc

------------------------------------------------------ 3730
NORFOLK
Other names : none
Official no. : C none
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1853, Shaw, Kingston
Specs : 91x21x8, 130 t.
Date of loss : 1854, Nov 13 (also given as 20th)
Place of loss : at Scotch Bonnet, near Kingston, Ont.
Lake : Ontario
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 5 of 7
Carrying : staves
Detail : She was wrecked in a southerly gale. Three crew were washed overboard, the captain killed by a wayward fore boom and another sailor became entangled in a length of loose rigging and was strangled.
Out of Port Dover
Sources: mmgl,hgl,nsp,rnc

------------------------------------------------------ 2133
NORFOLK
Other names : ?
Official no. : none
Type at loss : sidewheel steamer, wood, passenger & package freight
Build info : 1868, G. Dow, Port Rowan, Ont.
Specs : 80x15x7, 43 t.
Date of loss : 1877, Mar or Apr
Place of loss : near Napanee, Ont.
Lake : Ontario
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : She burned to a total loss of $7,000. Plans were made to raise her and rebuild her to a ferry in the fall of 1878, but only her engine was ever salvaged.
Sources: csqw,csv,dmt

------------------------------------------------------ 2134
NORLOND
Other names : built as steamer EUGENE C. HART, renamed, 1922
Official no. : 136131
Type at loss : propeller, wood, passenger & package freight
Build info : 1890, Burger & Burger, Manitowoc, WI
Specs : 152x25x18, 522g 470n
Date of loss : 1922, Nov 13
Place of loss : 2 mi off Milwaukee [8 mi off St. Francis, WI]
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : She sprang a serious leak in a storm and raced for shore, but she sank before she made it.
126 ft long when built, 26 ft. added before 1895.
Sources: mv,is,ns3,mpl,eas

------------------------------------------------------ 3370
NORMA
Other names : ?
Official no. : 18605
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1867, Depere, WI
Specs : 58x14x4, 20g 19n
Date of loss : 1900, Oct
Place of loss : near Egg Harbor, WI
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : (storm)
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : "lost." Notice of her loss "a few weeks ago" appeared in Free Press Nov 12.
Sources: mv,polk,nsp

------------------------------------------------------ 2137
NORMAN
Other names : none
Official no. : 18167
Type at loss : propeller, wood
Build info : 1863, Kitts & Miller, Oswego, NY
Specs : 137x26x13, 465g 388n
Date of loss : 1883, Nov 11
Place of loss : 3 mi N of Pentwater
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : light
Detail : Drove ashore in a gale and pounded to pieces.
Another prop of this name was lost near the same time, a schooner NORMAN the same week. See below.
Registered out of Manistee to R.G. Peters.
Major repair in 1879
Sources: polk,tel,mv,nsp,hgl,mpl,eas,eb

------------------------------------------------------ 2135
NORMAN
Other names : none
Official no. : 18101
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 3-mast
Build info : 1848, R. Ellenwood, Sacket's Harbor, NY as a bark
Specs : 134x26x10, 251g 239n
Date of loss : 1883, Nov 15
Place of loss : Hog Island Reef, Beavers
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : "wrecked"
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : She was reported wrecked and total loss, but later recovered. Operated until 1896 when she sank in Frankfort Harbor. Raised in 1901 but too deteriorated to repair.
Two steamers of the same name wrecked near the same time.
Hailed from Chicago, owned by John Hanson.
Rebuilt, 1875
Sources: nsp,polk,rsl

------------------------------------------------------ 2136
NORMAN
Other names : none
Official no. : C80871
Type at loss : propeller, wood, bulk freight "steambarge"
Build info : 1872, Frazer & George, Opinicon Lake [Rideau Canal]
Specs : 98x24x7, 149gc 97nc
Date of loss : 1883, Nov 30
Place of loss : Prinyer's Cove, Bay of Quinte
Lake : Ontario
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : none
Carrying : none
Detail : Destroyed by fire. She had been bound for Picton for layup, and caught fire while tied up for the night. She was a total loss of about $5,000.
Another prop NORMAN(qv) and a schooner were destroyed on L. Mich. the same month.
Hailed from Kingston, usually operated on Rideau Canal.
One source says she was or had been a gunboat.
Sources: csqw,polk,mmgl,nsp,hgl,dmt

------------------------------------------------------ 2138
NORMAN
Other names : none
Official no. : 130505
Type at loss : propeller, steel, bulk freight
Build info : 1890, Globe Iron Works, Cleveland
Specs : 297x40x21, 2304g 1861n
Date of loss : 1895, May 30
Place of loss : 4 mi NE of Middle Isl., off Rockport, MI
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : collision
Loss of life : 3
Carrying : light
Detail : Rammed amidships by wooden lumber hooker JACK (see BOTHNIA), and sank in 180 feet of water in 3 minutes. Eyewitnesses said both vessels were running at high speed in the heavy fog, but both denied it. Survivors were picked up from life rafts by the small steamer M. SICKEN(qv). A very expensive salvage expedition failed to raise her in '96.
Wreck located in 1986.
Sources: nsp,slh,is,mv,lhdc,wb,hgl,mpl

------------------------------------------------------
NORMANDIE - See MARYSVILLE

------------------------------------------------------ 2139
NORONIC
Other names : none
Official no. : C134014
Type at loss : propeller, steel, passenger
Build info : 1913, Western Drydock, Port Arthur, Ont. hull# 6
Specs : 362x52x30, 6905gc 3935nc
Date of loss : 1949, Sep 17
Place of loss : Toronto Harbour, pier #9
Lake : Ontario
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : 119
Carrying : none
Detail : She caught fire while tied up for the night, and burned to a shell, a total loss. She went up so rapidly that many passengers could not be awakened in time to save them. Fire was probably arson.
"Blisters" were added to the sides of her lower hull to improve her stability the year after she was built.
Sources: mmgl,win,glss,is,ns4,phgl,csv,mpl

------------------------------------------------------ 2140
G.D. NORRIS
Other names : none sometimes seen as MORRIS, D.G. NORRIS
Official no. : 10336
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1856, G.W. Jones, Cleveland
Specs : 128x26x11, 262g 252n
Date of loss : 1887, Oct 24
Place of loss : near midlake
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : lumber
Detail : . Bound Bay City for Cleveland in tow of OSWEGATCHIE(qv), she sank to her decks in a gale, later drifted ashore near Goderich, Ont. Her crew were rescued by the passing steamer BRECK. The stranded wreck was turned over to her U.S. owners on the 28th. Final disposition unknown, but document was surrendered at Port Huron in 1888.
Major repair in 1883. Rebuilt in 1871.
Sources: mv,nsp,slh,phr,hgl

------------------------------------------------------
NORTH - See MARY WARD

------------------------------------------------------ 3510
NORTH AMERICA
Other names : none
Official no. : none
Type at loss : sidewheel steamer, wood
Build info : 1834, Augustus Jones, Conneaut, OH
Specs : 148x26x10, 361 t.
Date of loss : 1847, Jan 14
Place of loss : at Conneaut
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : none
Carrying : ?
Detail : Burned to a total loss.
Sources: lhl,wl,eas,nsp

------------------------------------------------------ 3511
NORTH AMERICA
Other names : none
Official no. : none
Type at loss : propeller, wood
Build info : 1857, Luther Moses, Cleveland
Specs : 153x27x11, 398 t.
Date of loss : 1858, Jul 1
Place of loss : St. Clair Flats
Lake : St Clair
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : none
Carrying : cedar posts, coal
Detail : Upbound from Detroit, she was destroyed by fire while at anchor for the night, probably as a result of an escaped boiler fire.. Worth $25,000. Her hull was raised in September of the same year and the machinery salvaged.
Out of Cleveland, and owned by her builder, but chartered to the Lighthouse Service to carry supplies.
Sources: lhl,hgl,nsp,st,wl,eas

------------------------------------------------------
NORTH AMERICAN - See LAUREN CASTLE

------------------------------------------------------ 2141
NORTH CAROLINA
Other names : built as L.C. SABIN, renamed in 1941
Official no. : 205129
Type at loss : propeller diesel tug, harbor
Build info : 1908, J.S. Dunham, Chicago
Specs : 81x20x12, 98g 66n
Date of loss : 1968, Dec 9
Place of loss : 1.5 mi off the harbor ent of Mentor, OH
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : "sank"
Loss of life : none
Carrying : none
Detail : Bound Cleveland for Buffalo, she sank in 30 feet of water - cause not reported. She radioed for assisitance, but sank before help could arrive. The U.S. Coast Guard picked up her crew from her life raft. Some sources say she was later raised, but she is still a frequent target of divers in the area.
Converted from steamer to diesel in 1951
Sources: a&f,is(1-69),is,ledc,mpl,dp

------------------------------------------------------ 2142
NORTH HAMPTON
Other names : also seen as NORTHAMPTON
Official no. : none
Type at loss : brig, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1847, D. Dibble, Sandusky, OH
Specs : 119x25x9, 242 t.
Date of loss : 1854, Nov 2
Place of loss : SE point of Thunder Bay Isl., MI
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : railroad iron and 800 bbl apples
Detail : She was disabled by the loss of her fore yard and centerboard in a SW gale and missed her stays as she tried to make shelter. She drove ashore and was pounded to pieces. She had on board as deck cargo 4 U.S. Govt. lifeboats, and one of these was used by her crew to save themselves (see also TRADE WIND). Days later the shoreline was awash in apples.
Ashore near Michigan City with heavy damage in the spring of 1853 and again near Chicago in the fall.
Out of Buffalo, owned by Watson A. Fox
Sources: slh,www,nsp

------------------------------------------------------
NORTH POLE - See HARMON A. CHAMBERLAIN

------------------------------------------------------ 2143
NORTH SHORE
Other names : built as steamer BON AMI, renamed in 1922
Official no. : 3226
Type at loss : propeller, wood, package freight "fruit boat"
Build info : 1890, R. Rogers, Saugatuck, MI
Specs : 108x22x6, 227g 150n
Date of loss : 1930, Sep 30
Place of loss : somewhere off Milwaukee
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 6 or 7 [all]
Carrying : 10,000 bskts fruit
Detail : She foundered in a fall gale at unknown position. Last seen north of Racine, WI.
Abandoned as passenger vessel in 1929, but put back in service in as fruit boat in 1930.
Rebuilt from passenger/package boat to an excursion ferry steamer after a fire in 1918.
One source (mpl) says this was the NORTH SHORE built 1930 by Mentes Miller of Milwaukee [US#230121].
Sources: gs,sol,ns3,h,mpl,bb

------------------------------------------------------ 2144
NORTH STAR
Other names : none
Official no. : none
Type at loss : sidewheel steamer, wood, passenger & package freight
Build info : 1854, S. & A.Turner, Cleveland
Specs : 274x34x16, 1106 t.
Date of loss : 1862, Feb 20
Place of loss : Cleveland harbor
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : none
Carrying : none
Detail : She caught fire in her hold from and unknown cause and burned to a total loss of $75,000 while tied at her dock in the "Old River Bed." Only her machinery was salvaged. She was wintering in a part of the harbor packed with wooden vessels, and firemen were credited with saving an entire fleet from destruction.
Built for the Lake Superior Line, but owned by the Cliff and National Mines.
Sources: lhl,is,le,hgl,nsp,mpl

------------------------------------------------------ 3280
NORTH STAR - This schooner, previously reported as having gone ashore near Racine in September, 1871, and a total loss, was actually recovered by the tug AMERICAN EAGLE the following spring.

------------------------------------------------------ 4143
NORTH STAR
Other names : none
Official no. : none
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 18??, (Morgan Brower?), Henderson, NY
Specs : 40 t.
Date of loss : 1863, Nov 3
Place of loss : 7 miles out of Port Ontario, NY
Lake : Ontario
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 3 [all] (a fourth person may have been aboard and lost as well)
Carrying : 480 bbl apples
Detail : Bound Oswego for Henderson, NY, she capsized in a squall on Mexico Bay, drowning her entire crew. She was reported as "heavily laden."
Out of Henderson, owned by the three lost crewmen.
Sources: nsp,fw

------------------------------------------------------ 2145
NORTH STAR
Other names : none
Official no. : C ?
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1854, Waterbury, Port Dover, Ont.
Specs : 98x28x8, 149gc
Date of loss : 1886, Nov 26
Place of loss : near Stony Isl, N of Oswego, NY
Lake : Ontario
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : She foundered in high winds.
May have been built at Racine, WI by Hand
Owned out of Montreal in 1886, Hamilton in 1883.
Rebuilt, 1869, 1875
Sources: mmgl,clu,h,nsp,hgl

------------------------------------------------------ 2146
NORTH STAR
Other names : none
Official no. : 130435
Type at loss : propeller, steel, package freight
Build info : 1889, Globe Iron Works, Cleveland hull# 23
Specs : 300x41x22, 2476g 1885n
Date of loss : 1908, Nov 25
Place of loss : off Port Sanilac, MI
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : collision
Loss of life : none of 22
Carrying : wheat, shingles
Detail : She collided in thick fog with the steel freighter NORTHERN QUEEN, broke in two and sank in 15 fathoms of water. Owned by Mutual Line, Buffalo.
Sister of NORTH WIND(qv) and NORTHERN QUEEN(qv)
See also C.J. SHEFFIELD.
Sources: mv,slh,is,ns1,mv,lhdc,mpl,eas

------------------------------------------------------ 2147
NORTH WEST
Other names : later renamed GREYHOUND(1886)
Official no. : 18107
Type at loss : sidewheel steamer, wood, passenger & package freight
Build info : 1867, G.S. Rand, Manitowoc, WI
Specs : 241x34x10, 621g 314n*
Date of loss : 1875
Place of loss : Ajax Isl, Green Bay
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : She burned with heavy damage and was declared a total loss, but was later recovered and rebuilt. Owned by the D & C line until 1885.
She had the engine from the steamer PLANET.
Converted to a barge in 1902, scrapped in 1906
Some sources say she was steel hulled in error.
*Later measure, 1106 t. at the time of accident
Sources: is,lhl,ns1,rsh,nsp

------------------------------------------------------ 2166
NORTH WEST
Other names : none
Official no. : 130661
Type at loss : propeller, wood, passenger & package freight
Build info : 1894, Globe Iron Works, Cleveland hull# 50
Specs : 358x44x23, 4244g 2340n
Date of loss : 1911, Jun 3
Place of loss : Blackwell Canal, at Buffalo
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : fire/storm
Loss of life : 2 see below
Carrying : none
Detail : She caught fire and was heavily damaged. Lay dockside for 6 years waiting for repair, but the $250,000 cost estimate could not be raised. In 1917 she was cut in half to be towed away for rebuilding for Atlantic service. Bow half sank in a storm near Consecon, Ont., Lake Ontario, on Nov 28, 1918, with the loss of two of the 11 men aboard. They died of exposure in her life raft. Stern became part of steamer MAPLECOURT, which was sunk in WWII.
Sources: is(1-73),sol,ns4,eas

------------------------------------------------------ 2148
NORTH WIND
Other names : none
Official no. : 130419
Type at loss : propeller, steel, bulk freight
Build info : 1889, Globe Iron Works, Cleveland as pkg freighter hull# 19
Specs : 300x41x25, 2,476 t.
Date of loss : 1926, Jul 1
Place of loss : near Clapperton Isl., E end of North Channel
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : stranded
Loss of life : none
Carrying : ?
Detail : She grounded on a rocky reef in a fog, then slid off and sank in 100 feet of water.
Sailed the Atlantic 1916-23 in the war effort, converted to bulker on her return.
Sister of NORTH STAR, NORTHERN QUEEN when built
Sources: lol,slh,sol,h,ns3,mv,lhdc,mpl,do,eas

------------------------------------------------------ 2149
NORTHERN BELLE
Other names : none
Official no. : 18088
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1856, J. Oades, Clayton, NY
Specs : 133x25x11, .272 t.
Date of loss : 1873, Jul 12
Place of loss : SW of Skillagallee
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : collision
Loss of life : none
Carrying : 530 t. coal
Detail : She was run into at night by the the big bark ANNIE VOUGHT [qv] in clear weather, and sank in an unrecoverable 30 fathoms of water. She was struck just foreward of the mainmast and went down in less than five minutes.
Homeport: Buffalo. Rebuilt there in 1872-3.
Sources: mv,slh,hgl,(nsp),rsl,jb,nsp

------------------------------------------------------ 2150
NORTHERN BELLE
Other names : none
Official no. : 130099
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1877, LaPoint, WI
Specs : 44 ft, 11g 10n
Date of loss : 1885
Place of loss : Malone Bay, Isle Royale
Lake : Superior
Type of loss : abandoned
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : no detail - probably abandoned after stranding.
Owned out of Hancock, MI
Sources: mv,gwgl,hgl

------------------------------------------------------ 2151
NORTHERN BELLE
Other names : built as prop GLADYS
Official no. : C71111
Type at loss : propeller, wood, passenger & package freight
Build info : 1875, D. Lester, Marine City, MI [US#85422]
Specs : 129x22x9, 514gc 349nc
Date of loss : 1898, Nov 6
Place of loss : Byng Inlet, Georgian Bay
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : Destroyed by fire.
Rebuilt, 1878
Sold Canadian in 1877. Original dimensions, 135x23x10, 337 t.
Sources: phr,mmgl,slh,clu,hgl,mpl,mv,do

------------------------------------------------------ 2152
NORTHERN BELLE
Other names : none
Official no. : 130135
Type at loss : propeller, wood, pass. & pkg freight "packet"
Build info : 1878, Ionia, MI
Specs : 76x11x5, 40g 21n
Date of loss : 1902, Aug 10
Place of loss : unreported
Lake : Superior
Type of loss : (stranded)
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : Total loss. Probably stranded and abandoned.
Owned out of Marquette.
Sources: lss,gwgl,is,mv

------------------------------------------------------ 2153
NORTHERN INDIANA
Other names : none
Official no. : none
Type at loss : sidewheel steamer, wood, passenger & package freight
Build info : 1852, Bidwell & Banta, Buffalo
Specs : 301x37x14, 1475 t. om
Date of loss : 1856, Jul 17
Place of loss : Five or six miles off Pt. Pelee
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : 30 to 56 of about 175
Carrying : misc. freight and luggage
Detail : Bound Buffalo for Toledo, she caught fire at 11 am and was consumed quickly, burning to the waterís edge. Most of the passengers and crew escaped to the water and were picked up by the steamers MISSISSIPPI and the propeller REPUBLIC and several smaller vessels. Passenger list was lost with the boat, so the number lost and the number aboard was never determined accurately. The REBUBLIC towed the smoldering hulk to a reef near where the wreckage of the steamer MAYFLOWER(qv) lay. Bodies were pulled out of the lake for several weeks after the disaster. The wreck was abandoned as a total loss on Aug 8. Her engine and boilers were recovered in September.
Owned by the Michigan Southern Railroad Line.
Sources: nsp,lhl,hgl,sol,mpl,wl,eas,rnc

------------------------------------------------------ 2154
NORTHERN LIGHT
Other names : none(?)
Official no. : C none
Type at loss : bark, wood, 3-mast
Build info : 1853, (J. Oades?), Clayton, NY
Specs : 135 ft., 160 t.
Date of loss : 1862
Place of loss : off Port Burwell, Ont.
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : (storm)
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : Wrecked on a reef.
Built for Canadian parties out of Kingston.
Hull may have been recovered and used for the basis of the schooner MONTGOMERY.
Sources: sagl,hgl,nsp

------------------------------------------------------ 2155
NORTHERN LIGHT
Other names : none
Official no. : 18114
Type at loss : barge, wood, bulk freight
Build info : 1858, Lafrinier & Stevenson, Cleveland as a 744 t. sidewheel steamer (side screw?)
Specs : 211x30x11, 494g
Date of loss : 1881, Sep
Place of loss : at Harrisville, MI
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : none
Carrying : ?
Detail : Burned to a total loss. Document surrendered in Dec., 1881.
Heavily damaged in a stranding on the Niagara R. the previous year.
Rebuilt in 1867, converted from a twin-engined sidewheeler or side-propeller to a barge in 1873.
Sources: phr,slh,lhl,usls,nsp,mpl

------------------------------------------------------ 2156
NORTHERN QUEEN
Other names : built as ROBERT HOLLAND (qv)
Official no. : C71114
Type at loss : propeller, wood
Build info : 1872, J.J. Hill, Marine City, MI US#110043
Specs : 149x28x10, 619g 318n
Date of loss : 1881, Nov 24
Place of loss : near Poverty Isl., off Fairport, MI
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : collision
Loss of life : none
Carrying : ?
Detail : She was reported sunk following a collision with the steamer LAKE ERIE(qv), but actually picked up ERIE's crew and made it to port at Manistique, where she struck the pier heavily while docking and was wrecked. Heavily damaged, she was sold to U.S parties the following March.
Out of Collingwood
Sold Canadian, 1878. See ROBERT HOLLAND.
Sources: pott,h,win,mmgl,hgl,rp,eas

------------------------------------------------------ 2157
NORTHERN QUEEN
Other names : none
Official no. : 130436
Type at loss : propeller, steel, package freight
Build info : 1889, Globe Iron Works, Cleveland hull# 21
Specs : 300x41x22, 2476g 1885n
Date of loss : 1913, Nov 11
Place of loss : near Kettle Point, Ont.
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : ?
Detail : Driven ashore by the "Big Storm" of 1913, she was immediately declared a total loss, but was later recovered and returned to service.
Sold for Atlantic service in 1917 and sold to Italian parties in 1924. Scrapped in 1925.
Sister of NORTH STAR and NORTH WIND(qv,both).
Sources: gwgl,h,mv,mpl

------------------------------------------------------ 2158
NORTHERN STAR
Other names : (none)
Official no. : none
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : ?
Specs : ?
Date of loss : 1856 or 57
Place of loss : unreported
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : collision
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : Collided with the (steamer) ONTONAGON and sank.
Sources: slh,hgl

------------------------------------------------------ 2159
NORTHERNER
Other names : none
Official no. : none
Type at loss : sidewheel steamer, passenger & package freight
Build info : 1851, S. W. Turner, Ohio City, OH
Specs : 187x27x11, 514 t.
Date of loss : 1856, Apr 27 (also given in error as the 16th)
Place of loss : off Port Huron, MI, 2 mi E of St. Clair R.
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : collision
Loss of life : 12 of 142
Carrying : 50 t. of mixed freight
Detail : She collided with the steamer FOREST QUEEN on a dark, foggy night, and was cut nearly in two. She broke apart and sank in about 6 minutes. Quick work got nearly all of those aboard into boats, where they were picked up by FOREST QUEEN. The steamer CORSICA struck her wreckage and was seriously damaged in Nov 1888.
In Aug, 1854, she was on Lake Ontario when her walking beam broke and her engine tore itself apart, causing considerable damage.
Sources: glss,is,le,h,lhdc,lhl,hgl,nsp,wl,eas

------------------------------------------------------ 2160
NORTHERNER
Other names : none
Official no. : 18176
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 2-mast, lumber
Build info : 1850, Clayton [Wells Island], NY
Specs : 79x18x7, 92 t., 77n
Date of loss : 1868, Nov 30
Place of loss : off Port Ulao, WI
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm/hullfailure
Loss of life : none
Carrying : light
Detail : She pounded on the bottom while loading at Amsterdam, WI. When she tried to make it to Milwaukee she began to leak profusely and so was put into Port Washington. Later the prop CUYAHOGA attempted to tow her in to Milwaukee, but she capsized and foundered enroute. Crew rescued by the CUYAHOGA.
Out of Milwaukee
Rebuilt in 1859
Sources: mv,lmdc,bb,rsl,nsp

------------------------------------------------------ 2161
NORTHERNER
Other names : none
Official no. : 67128
Type at loss : propeller, wood, freighter
Build info : 1871, Morley & Hill, Marine City
Specs : 220x37x13, 1391g 1036n
Date of loss : 1892, Dec 12
Place of loss : L'anse, MI
Lake : Superior
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : none
Carrying : bbls oil, rr rails
Detail : She had stranded outside LíAnse a few days earlier, but was finally towed in and tied up Dec 7. She caught fire at the dock on the 12th. A frantic effort was made to extinguish the blaze before it reached the cargo, but once it did, the NORTHERNER, the dock and the warehouse facility were destroyed by the blaze. Arson was strongly suspected.
Had another disastrous fire at Kelley's Isl. Nov 13, 1886.
Out of Rochester, NY.
Sources: hmc,is,mv,lss,wb,es,bb

------------------------------------------------------ 2162
NORTHMAN
Other names : none
Official no. : C71154
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 3-mast [iron strapped]
Build info : 1876, A. Robertson, Hamilton
Specs : 138x26x13, 336gc 326nc
Date of loss : 1880, Apr 16
Place of loss : 7-10 mi off Port Credit, Ont.
Lake : Ontario
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : all hands
Carrying : ?
Detail : Foundered.
Hailed from Hamilton
Year also given as 1861.
Sources: is,osdo,mmgl,win

------------------------------------------------------ 4001
NORTHUMBERLAND
Other names :
Official no. : C
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : (1853, Navagh, Cobourg)
Specs : (344 t.)
Date of loss : 1879, Nov 20
Place of loss : just west of Presque Isle, PA
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : 3500 railroad ties
Detail : Bound Kingsville, Ont. for Buffalo, she was driven ashore by a gale. The gunboat MICHIGAN attempted to pull her off, to no avail. By the following day she was reported broken up and her cargo strewn along a wide stretch of beach. Her crew made it to shore on their own.
Owned by H. A. Stafford of Kingsville.
Heavily damaged in a strand at Wheatly, Ont., in Sep, 1876.
Sources: es,hgl,nsp

------------------------------------------------------ 2163
NORTHUMBERLAND
Other names : none
Official no. : C96937
Type at loss : propeller, steel, passenger & package freight
Build info : 1891, Wigham, Richardson & Co., Newcastle, Eng hull# 955
Specs : 220x33x20, 1255 t.
Date of loss : 1949, Jun 2
Place of loss : at Port Dalhousie, Ont.
Lake : Ontario
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : none
Carrying : none
Detail : Burned to a constructive total loss at her dock.
Put in 58 years of service in Canadian waters. Built for Atlantic coastal service, brought to Lake Ontario in 1920.
Sources: ns4,mmgl,csv,mpl

------------------------------------------------------ 3609
NORTHWEST
Other names : none
Official no. : 130278
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1883, Sand Beach, MI
Specs : 52x16x3, 21g 20n
Date of loss : 1890?
Place of loss : unreported
Lake : unreported
Type of loss : (storm)
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : No detail. Document surrendered at Port Huron Nov 20, 1890, annotated "wrecked, total loss."
Also reported built at White Rock, MI
Sources: phr,mv,polk,nsp

------------------------------------------------------ 2164
NORTHWEST
Other names : built as ALEXANDER B. MOORE, renamed in 1883
Official no. : 105241
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 4-mast
Build info : 1873, Theophilus Boston, Bangor, MI
Specs : 223x38x15, 1018g 967n
Date of loss : 1898, Apr 6
Place of loss : Big Stone Bay, Straits of Mackinac
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : ice/storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : corn
Detail : Tow of steamer AURORA, struck submerged ice floe and sank. AURORA picked up survivors.
Grounded on Pilot Isl Nov, 1888 and spent the winter ashore.
Designed as 4-mast schooner, but built as a 3-master. The 4th mast was added 2 years later.
Sources: mv,nsp,sbs,vbs,slh,lmdc,ssm,mpl

------------------------------------------------------ 2165
NORTHWEST
Other names : none
Official no. : 130159
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1879, Sand Beach, MI
Specs : 40x11x3, 8g 7n
Date of loss : 1905, Oct 5
Place of loss : East of Moran Bay, Straits of Mackinac
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : (storm)
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : Stranded and broke up.
Sources: phr,mv,nsp,

------------------------------------------------------ 2167
HENRY NORTON
Other names : none
Official no. : none
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1834, Land, Richmond, OH
Specs : 84x12x8, 151 t. [om]
Date of loss : 1863
Place of loss : Pilot Island, mouth of Green Bay
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : "wrecked"
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : no detail
Driven ashore by a gale at Milwaukee in 1841.
Struck by lightning in Green Bay in 1854.
Sources: is,hgl,nsp,bb,wl

------------------------------------------------------ 2168
KATE NORTON
Other names : none
Official no. : none
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1863, Milan, OH
Specs : ?
Date of loss : 1863, Nov (4)
Place of loss : (near) Long Point
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : foundered
Loss of life : all hands
Carrying : ?
Detail : She went down with all hands, her 1st year of operation, perhaps her maiden voyage.
Out of Huron, OH, owned by Minit & Weber.
Sources: mol,is,hgl,nsp

------------------------------------------------------ 2169
NORWAY
Other names : none
Official no. : C72983
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 3-mast
Build info : 1873, H. Roney, Garden Isl., Ont.
Specs : 135x26x12, 360gc 334nc
Date of loss : 1880, Nov 8
Place of loss : False Duck Isl. near South Bay, Ont.
Lake : Ontario
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 9 [all]
Carrying : oak lumber
Detail : She waterlogged and sank in a gale. Declared lost, but later recovered.
Ashore with heavy damage near same spot in 1882, recovered again.
Wrecked near Port Colborne, Oct, 1883 & recovered in Nov.
Scrapped or abandoned about 1919.
Rebuilt, 1881
Sources: mmgl,nsp,is(1-76),osdo,hgl,dmt

------------------------------------------------------ 4144
NORWAY
Other names : none
Official no. : 18105
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1854, J. M. Jones, Milwaukee
Specs : 110x27x10, 162 gt
Date of loss : 1870, Nov 19
Place of loss : at Muskegon, Mich
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : lumber
Detail : Inbound from Chicago, she went ashore and broke up. Within a few days she had been stripped and abandoned.
Out of Chicago
Sunk at Sheboygan, Wisconsin in October, 1869.
Rebuilt in 1859
Sources: bb,mv,hgl,nsp

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NORWAY
Other names : none
Official no. : 52901
Type at loss : scow-schooner, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1873, G. Carpenter, AuSable, MI
Specs : 162x34x9, 393g 378n
Date of loss : 1889
Place of loss : N of Sheboygan, WI
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : (storm)
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : She stranded and wrecked. Document surrendered at Port Huron 11/20/1890, annotated "wrecked, total loss."
major repair in 1883
Sources: vbs,mv,phr,bb

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NORWEGIAN
Other names : none
Official no. : 18320
Type at loss : schooner, wood, package & bulk freight
Build info : 1856, Asa Wilcox, Three Mile Bay, NY
Specs : 135x26x12, 298 t.
Date of loss : 1870, Aug 19
Place of loss : near Oswego, NY
Lake : Ontario
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : light
Detail : Bound Kingston for Oswego, she signalled for a tow outside the latter harbor. The tug MARIA MELVIN(qv) attempted to tow her from outside the harbor, but could not link up to her in a squall. Both were blown ashore and wrecked. Her crew made it to shore on their own.
Home port: Oswego, owned by Morgan Wheeler
Major repairs in 1863, 64
Sources: mv,is,nsp,osdo,win,hgl,rsl,rp

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T.W. NOTTER
Other names : none (perhaps F.W. NOTTER, G.H. NOTTER)
Official no. : none
Type at loss : propeller tug, wood
Build info : (G.H. NOTTER - b. 1862, VanSlyke & Notter, Buffalo)
Specs : (G.H. NOTTER - 62 t. om)
Date of loss : 1866,
Place of loss : 2 or 3 miles off Cleveland
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : (storm)
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : none
Detail : Foundered.
Probably also the tug NOTTER which burned at Milwaukee in Jun, 1857.
Another (?) tug of this name was built in 1866.
Sources: nsp,hgl,rsl

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WILLIAM NOTTINGHAM
Other names : none
Official no. : 81804
Type at loss : propeller, steel, bulk freight
Build info : 1902, Buffalo Dry Dock Co., Buffalo hull #201
Specs : 377x50x28, 4234g 3070n
Date of loss : 1913, Nov 11
Place of loss : Sandy Isl
Lake : Superior
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 3
Carrying : wheat
Detail : Caught in the beginning of the "Big Storm" of 1913, she fought the storm for so long that she used up her entire load of bunker coal, then burned up her furniture and wood trim, and lastly her cargo. Finally driven ashore. Recovered at huge cost and repaired. Scrapped in 1946.
Sources: ns4,mv,gwgl,sol,ttgl,s,lss

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NOVADOC
Other names : none
Official no. : C149465
Type at loss : propeller, wood, bulk freight "canaller"
Build info : 1928, Swan, Hunter & Wigham, Wallsend, Eng. hull# 1345
Specs : 235x43x20, 1934 gt 1153nt
Date of loss : 1940, Nov 11
Place of loss : near Pentwater, MI
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 2
Carrying : powdered coke
Detail : She was driven on the reef by the "Armistice Day Storm" and wrecked. Crew huddled on board for two days until rescued by the small fishing tug THREE BROTHERS. Tugís crew were later cited for bravery.
Wreck located 3.25 mi,21 deg from Little Sable Pt. light, close to shore.
Sources: mmgl,glp,lm,mol,sol,sagl,is,lmdc,csv,ns4,win,mpl,eas

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JOHN R. NOYES
Other names : none
Official no. : 75434
Type at loss : schooner-barge, wood, bulk freight
Build info : 1872, J. Navagh, Algonac, MI as 3-mast schooner
Specs : 136x26x11, 316g 300n
Date of loss : 1902, Dec 15
Place of loss : near Lakeside, NY [Salmon Point]
Lake : Ontario
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : coal
Detail : She and her tow steamer JOHN E. HALL(qv) fought this storm for a day and a half before NOYES was torn loose near the Ducks, losing her yawlboat, sails and anchors. She went ashore two days later and broke up. HALL sank with all hands on the 14th. The pair were bound Charlotte, NY, for Deseronto, Ont. - they had left Charlotte on the 12th. On the 16th a Lifesaving crew from Charlotte rescued the five crew and two dogs aboard.
Owned and homported out of Oswego.
Scuttled near Charlotte, NY, Lake Ontario, in September of 1885 to prevent her being destroyed by a storm.
Sources: csqw,h,win,usls,mpl,rp

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NUCLEUS
Other names : none
Official no. : 18103
Type at loss : bark, wood, 3-mast
Build info : 1848, S. Farmin & Merrill, Milwaukee
Specs : 140x25x10, 297n 310g
Date of loss : 1869, Sep 21
Place of loss : off Whitefish Point
Lake : Superior
Type of loss : (storm)
Loss of life : none
Carrying : iron ore
Detail : Downbound, she sprung a leak and sunk.
Homeport: Chicago
Rebuilt and enlarged at Milwaukee in 1863
Sources: mv,nsp,lssc,lss,hgl,wl,rsl,mdwl

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NUMBER 83
Other names : also seen as No. 80
Official no. : ?
Type at loss : scow-barge
Build info : 1920
Specs : 365 t.
Date of loss : 1941, Oct 26
Place of loss : 4 mi off Thunder Bay Isl.
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : (storm)
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : Foundered.
Sources: h,eas

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NYACK
Other names : none
Official no. : 130125
Type at loss : propeller, wood, passenger & package freight
Build info : 1878, Union Dry Dock, Buffalo hull# 19
Specs : 231x33x15, 1188g 955n
Date of loss : 1915, Dec 30
Place of loss : Muskegon, MI
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : none
Carrying : none
Detail : Preparing for winter layup, she caught fire and was gutted. Declared a total loss and abandoned, but her hull was later (1917) resurrected and converted to a barge by Reiboldt & Walter, Sturgeon Bay. Scuttled in 1925
Sources: mv,mpl,eas


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