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------------------------------------------------------ 2280
P.W.D. 114
Other names : ?
Official no. : C133941
Type at loss : barge, wood
Build info : ?
Specs : 103 t.
Date of loss : 1919, Oct 28
Place of loss : 11 mi ENE of Hamilton, Ont. near Oakville.
Lake : Ontario
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : Foundered in a storm.
Built or acquired from foreign sources about 1914.
Sources: win,h not in mmgl

------------------------------------------------------ 2281
P.W.D. 117
Other names : built as SIR WILFRID, renamed in 1909
Official no. : C112186
Type at loss :
dredge barge, wood
Build info :
1902, Polson Iron Works, Toronto
Specs : 108x37, 670gc 570 nc
Date of loss : 1952, May 29 [also given as "autumn"]
Place of loss : at Port Stanley, Ont.
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : "sank"
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : Foundered in the harbor.
Numerous salvage efforts failed, and her registry was closed in January, 1954.
Out of Toronto
On her maiden voyage to Montreal, she broke her boom and was lost from her tug, sinking in 65 feet of water, 8 mi W of Port Hope. No lives were lost. She was recovered in 1907 and rebuilt at Polsons.
Largest of her kind built up to that time. She was originally 96x37 ft, 399gc, enlarged when she was rebuilt in 1909.
Sources: h,ledc,win,nsp,go,mmgl

------------------------------------------------------ 3915
PACIFIC
Other names : none
Official no. : none
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1835, Oswego, NY
Specs : 80x20x8, 114 t. om
Date of loss : 1844, Oct (18)
Place of loss : near Dunkirk, NY
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : 200-250 bbl salt
Detail : Bound Oswego for Cleveland, she was blown ashore and wrecked in a gale. Total loss.
Out of Oswego
Sources: rp,nsp,hgl,wl

------------------------------------------------------ 3709
PACIFIC
Other names :
Official no. : C none
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1836, John Robertson, Amherstburg, Ont
Specs : 61x17x7, 55 gc
Date of loss : 1864
Place of loss : ?
Lake : Ontario
Type of loss : (storm)
Loss of life :
Carrying :
Detail : No detail
Out of Montreal.
Rebuilt in 1849
May be the reporting of the stranding of the scow PACIFIC at Lexington, Michigan, Lake Huron, about May 14, 1864.
Sources: clu,hgl,mmgl(NAC)

------------------------------------------------------ 2282
PACIFIC
Other names : built as SYPHAX, renamed about 1883
Official no. : 23836
Type at loss : propeller steam tug, wood
Build info : 1865, Cleveland, OH
Specs : 69 ft. 10g 5n
Date of loss : 1884, Aug 20
Place of loss : near Ashland, WI
Lake : Superior
Type of loss : explosion
Loss of life : 3
Carrying : none
Detail : Boiler explosion nearly destroyed this small tug. Official opinion was that she would be a total loss, but she was recovered and rebuilt.
Lytle list reports her as abandoned in 1898.
Out of Houghton, owned by Union Mill Co.
Sources: mv,lhl,lss,polk

------------------------------------------------------ 2283
PACIFIC
Other names : none
Official no. : 19616
Type at loss : propeller, wood, bulk freight*
Build info : 1864, Peck & Masters, Cleveland
Specs : 187 ft., 766g 603n
Date of loss : 1887, Nov 16
Place of loss : near Deer Park, MI
Lake : Superior
Type of loss : low water
Loss of life : none
Carrying : lumber
Detail : She grounded on a shoal after leaving the dock, then was broken up by a gale on the 19th. Bound Deer Park for Michigan City, IN. The nearby Lifesaving Service took her crew off, and later returned for the captain's dog.
Owned by Cook & Wilson of Chicago
*built as a passenger/package freighter for Dean Richmond of Buffalo
major repairs in 1872, 1881 & 1887
Sources: mv,nsp,gwgl,lss,lssc,h,lhl,wb,hgl,mpl,rsl,eas

------------------------------------------------------ 2284
PACIFIC
Other names : none
Official no. : C85323
Type at loss : propeller, wood, passenger & package freighter
Build info : 1883, Owen Sound Dry Dock, Owen Sound, Ont.
Specs : 179x31, 918gc 624nc
Date of loss : 1898, Nov 3
Place of loss : Grand Trunk dock at Collingwood, Ont.
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : She caught fire at the dock and burned to a shell, despite a concerted effort to save her. She was later towed out into Georgian Bay and scuttled.
Sources: mol,slh,sol,h,lhdc,csv,win,mmgl,hgl,mpl

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ROBERT A. PACKER - See BATCHAWANA

------------------------------------------------------ 2285
CHARLES B. PACKARD
Other names : built as prop ELFIN-MERE, renamed in 1902
Official no. : 135940
Type at loss : propeller, wood, bulk freight
Build info : 1887, F. Wheeler, W. Bay City, MI hull# 35
Specs : 191x34x21, 1054g 796n
Date of loss : 1906, Sep 16
Place of loss : 7.75 mi NW of Pelee Passage light, in the "Middle Ground"
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : coal
Detail : While driving on through a gale, she struck the wreckage of the schooner ARMENIA(qv) and foundered on Colchester Shoal. She had been bound for Chicago with the barge HAROLD in tow.
Almost totally destroyed by a fire at Green Bay in Nov, 1901. Completely rebuilt afterwards.
Sources: glp,vbs,gsgl,sol,ns1,h,ledc,nsp,mpl

------------------------------------------------------ 2286
JOHN A. PAIGE
Other names : built as P.F. THRALL, renamed before 1884
Official no. : 150215
Type at loss : propeller steam tug, wood
Build info : 1881, Thrall, Green Bay, WI
Specs : 74x16x8, 52g 26n
Date of loss : 1892, Sep 6
Place of loss : off Siskowit R., WI
Lake : Superior
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : none
Carrying : log raft
Detail : She caught fire while assembling a large raft of sawlogs and was burned to a total loss. The fire was thought to have been due to an overheated boiler.
Out of Marquette
Sources: mv,gwgl,is,polk,lss,hgl

------------------------------------------------------ 2287
JOSEPH PAIGE
Other names : none
Official no. : 75593
Type at loss : schooner-barge, wood, bulk freight, 2-mast
Build info : 1872, Wolf & Davidson, Milwaukee as a schooner
Specs : 190x32x12, 626g 595n
Date of loss : 1897, Dec 1
Place of loss : off Vermilion Point, MI
Lake : Superior
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none of 9
Carrying : iron ore
Detail : Tow of steamer H.B. TUTTLE, she broke her tow cable and drove onto a reef. A patrolling Lifesaver spotted her and the Vermilion Pt. Lifesaving Service managed to take her crew off before she broke up, even though the USLS boat was smashed in a most difficult rescue.
Sources: lss,gwgl,h,mv,phr,wb,hgl,mpl

------------------------------------------------------ 2288
S.B. PAIGE
Other names : none
Official no. : 116335
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1863, Oshkosh, WI
Specs : 79x20x5, 47g 45n
Date of loss : 1907, Sep
Place of loss : off Sturgeon Bay, WI [Green Bay]*
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : (storm)
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : Foundered., no detail
*also reported wrecked on Green Bay in 1898.
Sources: lmdc,mv,hgl

------------------------------------------------------ 3935
L. PAINTER
Other names : none
Official no. :
15441
Type at loss : scow-schooner, wood
Build info :
about 1869
Specs : 94 t.
Date of loss : 1877, Oct 15
Place of loss : 10 mi N of St. Joseph, MI
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : ?
Detail : She was driven ashore and wrecked in a gale.
Out of South Haven in 1872
Sources: nsp,mv

------------------------------------------------------ 2290
PAL
Other names : (none)
Official no. : 238189
Type at loss : propeller fish tug, wood, gas engine
Build info :
1938, Omena, Mich
Specs : 36x11x4, 17 t.
Date of loss : 1947, Nov 18
Place of loss : off Pentwater, MI
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life :
3
Carrying : ?
Detail : Foundered in a gale.
Her wreckage later washed ashore and was dismantled in place.
Sources: h,bb

------------------------------------------------------ 3826
PALESTINE
Other names : none
Official no. : none
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1847, Black R., OH
Specs : 210 t.
Date of loss : 1853, Nov 23
Place of loss : 8 mi W of Rochester NY, in Braddock’s Bay
Lake : Ontario
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : railroad iron
Detail : Bound Kingston for Cleveland at about the same time as the like-laden schooner ONTONAGON. Both vessels ran ashore, pounded heavily and sank. Both vessels also reported the same erratic variations in their compasses which caused them to strike the beach a few rods apart. [The same thing had happened in the same place to two other iron-laden vessels a few years previously.] The cargoes were removed and the ONTONAGON was pulled off on Dec 7, but PALESTINE was abandoned to break up in place.
Sources: nsp,hgl

------------------------------------------------------ 2291
PALMBAY
Other names : built as prop PUEBLO, renamed RICHARD W in 1916, renamed PALMBAY in 1923
Official no. : C133822
Type at loss : propeller, wood, bulk freight
Build info : 1891, Milwaukee Shipyard, Milwaukee hull# 33
Specs : 219x37x19, 1493 t.
Date of loss : 1926, Jan 16
Place of loss : Kingston, Ont.
Lake : Ontario
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : none
Carrying : none
Detail : She burned at her winter layup dock. Thought to be rebuild-able, but finally scuttled in L. Ont. in 1937 without repair.
Sold Canadian in 1913, US Official no.150512
Rebuilt and shortened 7' in 1913. Originally 1349g 1054n
Sources: mmgl,ns3,h,csv,mv,win

------------------------------------------------------ 2292
E.B. PALMER
Other names : built as schooner LENNIE POWELL, later RICHARD MORWOOD(qv), renamed 1889
Official no. : 136094
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 3-mast
Build info : 1856, Waterbury, Port Dover [Welland,] Ont.
Specs : 138x26x10, 277g 268n
Date of loss : 1892, Nov 13
Place of loss : off Middle Isl. or North Point Reef
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : ?
Detail : She stranded and later sank in deeper water. Her crew was rescued by the U.S. Lifesaving Service. She had gone ashore in a NE gale - when the storm shifted to SE on the 13th, she was destroyed, despite a concerted effort to save her. Out of Marquette.
Built Canadian, sold US as a wreck & rebuilt at Port Huron in 1889.
Sources: stb,slh,h,lhdc,nsp,wb,hgl,mmgl,mv,usls,wl

------------------------------------------------------ 2293
JULIA PALMER
Other names : none
Official no. : none
Type at loss : sidewheel steamer, wood, passenger & package freight
Build info : 1836, John Carrick, Buffalo, as a bark or full-rigged ship*
Specs : 108x26x11, 300 t. om
Date of loss : 1847, fall
Place of loss : W of Whitefish Point
Lake : Superior
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : ?
Detail : She ran out of fuel while battling a storm. The crew burned her furniture and woodwork, then she drifted for nearly two weeks before going ashore. Later recovered, converted to a dock facing.
Woodburning steamboats of this era consumed huge amounts of fuel in traveling the length of Superior, even in good weather. Palmer burned 100 cords of wood on that trip.
Converted to a steamer in 1839.
An 1873 Detroit Free Press article describes her as the first full-rigged ship built on the lakes.
Sources: lsp,lhl,lss,smfc,hgl,mpl,nsp,wl

------------------------------------------------------ 2294
JULIA PALMER
Other names : none
Official no. : ?
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : ?
Specs : 280 t.
Date of loss : 1889
Place of loss : near Duluth
Lake : Superior
Type of loss : (storm)
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : Ran aground and destroyed.
Not on usual lists.
Sources: is not in '84 mvus

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THOMAS W. PALMER - See also SAMOA

------------------------------------------------------ 2295
THOMAS W. PALMER
Other names : none
Official no. : 145513
Type at loss : propeller, composite, bulk freight
Build info : 1889, Detroit Dry Dock, Wyandotte, MI hull# 90
Specs : 281x41x20, 2134g 1622n
Date of loss : 1905, May 16
Place of loss : off Stannard Rock
Lake : Superior
Type of loss : collision
Loss of life : none
Carrying : coal
Detail : She was rammed amidships and almost cut in two by the steel steamer HARVARD. HARVARD stayed in the hole she had caused until PALMER's crew made it aboard, then backed away, allowing PALMER to sink like a brick. The collision, which occurred in heavy fog, had jammed PALMER’s whistle, which blew until she settled.
Sources: atl,is(2-69),lss,gwgl,ns1,nsp,mpl

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WILLIAM P. PALMER - See SIDNEY E. SMITH

------------------------------------------------------ 2296
PALMETTO
Other names : none
Official no. : none
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1847, A. Wilcox, Three Mile Bay, NY
Specs : 113x24x10, 240 t. [om]
Date of loss : 1865, Oct
Place of loss : off Forestville, MI
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : (none)
Carrying : ?
Detail : She was reported ashore and a total loss.
Owned by Johnson, Chicago.
Went ashore in Whitefish Bay, WI, July, 1855.
Sources: slh,hgl,nsp,bb,rsl

------------------------------------------------------ 2297
FRANCIS PALMS
Other names : also seen (erroneously) as PRINCESS PALMS
Official no. : 9749
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1868, T. Arnold, Marine City as a bark
Specs : 173x33x15, 560 t.
Date of loss : 1889, Nov 2
Place of loss : 3 mi NW of Gray's Reef, near Beaver Isl.*
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : iron ore
Detail : Bound Escanaba for Detroit, she was driven ashore and pounded to pieces in a westerly gale. Her crew was taken off by the tug GLADIATOR, which also pulled in vain to try to rescue the boat.
Owned by Byron Whitaker & Son of Detroit.
*also reported as Simmons' Reef
Also wrecked on Long Point [L.Erie] Nov 3, 1874, and at Duluth in Nov, 1872.
Major repair in 1882,
converted to a schooner in 1870.
Sources: mv,eas,slh,h,lmdc,nsp,wb,hgl,ssm,mpl

------------------------------------------------------ 2298
PANAMA
Other names : built as steamer JOHN CRAIG, renamed, 1904
Official no. : 76729
Type at loss : propeller, wood, bulk freight
Build info : 1888, Linn & Craig, Trenton, MI hull# 34
Specs : 275x42x20, 2044g 1596n
Date of loss : 1906, Nov 21
Place of loss : Mineral Point, near Ontonagon, MI
Lake : Superior
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : coal
Detail : Upbound with schooner-barge MATANZAS in tow, she was found to be leaking in a gale. She was run to shore to prevent her sinking, but was then pounded to pieces by storm waves.
Heavily damaged in an accident on Simmons Reef, Lake Michigan in Jun, 1903 as JOHN CRAIG, rebuilt.
Owned by James Davidson, of Bay City. Her engine went into a new Davidson steamer built at Buffalo in 1907.
Sources: nsp,gwgl,lss,is,ns1,mv,phr,sagl,mpl,eas,bb

------------------------------------------------------ 2299
PANTHER
Other names : none
Official no. : C138004
Type at loss : propeller, wood, bulk freight
Build info : 1890, Jas. Davidson, W. Bay City, MI hull# 35 US# 150497
Specs : 237x36x19, 1373gc 1118nc
Date of loss : 1916, Jun 27
Place of loss : off Whitefish Point
Lake : Superior
Type of loss : collision
Loss of life : none
Carrying : grain
Detail : She was rammed in dense fog by the steamer JAMES J HILL, which was kept running into the hole until PANTHER's crew clambered aboard. She sank quickly when HILL backed away.
Date also given as 6/26.
Wreck located in 1975.
Sold Canadian, 1916
Sources: is(2-69),vbs,mmgl,lssc,lss,gwgl,ns2,h,mv,csv,win,mpl

------------------------------------------------------ 2300
PARAGON
Other names : ?
Official no. : 19688
Type at loss : schooner
or schooner-barge, wood
Build info : 1852, Lamoree, Oshawa, Ont. as a brig
Specs : 212 t., 165 n.
Date of loss : 1868, Oct 19
Place of loss : Sarnia, Ont.
Lake : St Clair R
Type of loss : storm/collision
Loss of life : 4 of 6 [2 passengers]
Carrying : lumber
Detail : Tow of the tug WILLIAM A. MOORE in company with 4 other barges, she ran into a gale and the tow was broken up. While MOORE was trying to regain her charges, she collided with PARAGON, causing heavy damage. Most of the crew abandoned ship and were drowned - the two survivors were rescued by the Canadian gunboat/tug PRINCE ALFRED. The schooner was later towed into Sarnia in a waterlogged condition, where she was allowed to sink and was abandoned. Out of Detroit.
Maybe her hull was later used to build the Canadian schooner KEEWAHTIN [1888].
Rebuilt in 1863
Sources: hgl,mv,slh,st,rsl,
nsp

------------------------------------------------------ 2301
PARANA - She was a bark shown in several sources as lost in the fall of 1863 on Lake Huron, but actually was recovered with only slight damage. Lasted until 1904.

------------------------------------------------------ 2302
PARISIEN
Other names : ?
Official no. : ?
Type at loss : unreported
Build info : ?
Specs : ?
Date of loss : 1890
Place of loss : near Goderich, Ont.
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : "lost"
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : no detail
Sources: slh not in mmgl

------------------------------------------------------ 2303
T.F. PARK
Other names : built as steamer PLOUGHBOY, renamed in 1864
Official no. : C none
Type at loss : sidewheel steamer, wood, pass. & package frt ferry
Build info : 1851, J. McDermott, Chatham, Ont.
Specs : 170x28, 450 t.
Date of loss : 1870, Jun 3
Place of loss : at Detroit
Lake : Detroit R
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : She burned to the water's edge and sank, a total loss, at the dock near the Detroit and Milwaukee grain elevator. The hull was later removed after being struck by several other vessels.
Sources: clu,nsp,sol,slh,csv,mpl

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PARKDALE - See WILLIAM C. MORELAND

------------------------------------------------------ 2304
A.A. PARKER
Other names : built as propeller KASOTA(qv) renamed in 1892
Official no. : 14428
Type at loss : propeller, wood, bulk freight
Build info : 1884, Quayle & Sons, Cleveland, OH
Specs : 246x38x21, 1661g 1274n
Date of loss : 1903, Sep 19
Place of loss : off Grand Marais, MI
Lake : Superior
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : iron ore
Detail : She sprang a leak in a heavy gale. Lifesaving Service answered her distress signals and rescued 18 crew and 2 dogs just before she went down. She sank in 120 feet of water.
Owned by Gilchrist Transportation Co. of Cleveland
Sources: lssc,lss,is,gwgl,sagl,ns1,h,mv,nsp,mpl

------------------------------------------------------ 2305
B.W. PARKER
Other names : also seen as BYRON W. PARKER
Official no. : 3473
Type at loss : schooner-barge, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1890, Linn & Craig, Gibraltar, MI
Specs : 249x41x18, 1477g 1421n
Date of loss : 1905, Nov 13
Place of loss : off Cleveland
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : light
Detail : Tow of prop LANSING in tandem with NELLIE MASON(qv), she was overwhelmed by a gale and driven onto the west breakwater, where she sank. The crew saved themselves by leaping to the breakwater. The 3 boats had left Cleveland earlier that day, had fought the gale for several hours, then turned back.
Sources: eas,nsp,ns1,h,mv,mpl,
es3-2,

------------------------------------------------------ 2306
CHARLES W. PARKER
Other names : none
Official no. : 125222
Type at loss : propeller steam tug, wood
Build info : 1873, Gregory, Chicago
Specs : 67x15x7, 36gt 18nt
Date of loss : 1891, Oct 4
Place of loss : 2 mi N of Chicago
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : explosion
Loss of life : 4
Carrying : none
Detail : This tug was destroyed by a boiler explosion.
Home port: Chicago
Also heavily damaged by explosion Sep 22, 1879 and declared a total loss. 4 lives lost.
Major repairs in 1878, 1880
Sources: mv,h,usls,polk

------------------------------------------------------ 2307
CLARA PARKER
Other names : none
Official no. : 4357
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 3-mast
Build info : 1865, J.M. Jones, Detroit
Specs : 175(oa)x29x12, 425gt 404nt
Date of loss : 1883, Nov 13
Place of loss : near mouth of the Pigeon R., S of Grand Haven
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none of 9
Carrying : corn
Detail : After fighting a losing battle with storm-incited leaks, PARKER was beached 400 yards offshore to save her. She was spotted by a small boy on a horse who rode hastily to the U.S. lifesaving station at Grand Haven. The Lifesaving Service crew returned a few hours later and plucked her imperiled crew from the rigging by breeches’ buoy after she had gone down to her decks and was breaking up. Out of Chicago, bound for Collingwood, Ont.
Major repairs in 1875, 77
Sources: mv,h,lmdc,ssa,nsp,polk,hgl,usls,m&h

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GEORGE H. PARKER - See SALVOR

------------------------------------------------------ 2308
GEORGE W. PARKER
Other names : built as prop L.G. POWELL renamed in 1921
Official no. : 141860
Type at loss : propeller, wood, bulk freight "sandsucker"
Build info : 1903, A. Anderson, Marine City, MI
Specs : 105x27x6, 143g 121n
Date of loss : 1929, May 8
Place of loss : 6 mi S of Algonac, MI
Lake : St Clair R
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : none
Carrying : ?
Detail : She was destroyed by fire and sank in the channel. Her crew escaped in the yawl.
Sources: ns3,mv

------------------------------------------------------ 2309
O.E. PARKS
Other names : none
Official no. : 155208
Type at loss : diesel propeller, wood, lumber hooker
Build info : 1891, Elliott, Saugatuck, MI as a steamer
Specs : 134x28x11, 393g 289n
Date of loss : 1929, May 3
Place of loss : off Thunder Bay Isl., MI
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none of 9
Carrying : lumber or pulpwood
Detail : On her first trip with her new diesel engine, she was struck by a storm. The engine went out of balance and shook her seams open. She filled and sank.
Rebuilt from steamer to barge in 1928, converted to diesel, winter of 1928-9.
Sources: rkr,stb,slh,ns3,mv,mpl,eas

------------------------------------------------------ 2310
CHAS. STEWART PARNELL
Other names : none
Official no. : 126483
Type at loss : propeller, wood, bulk freight
Build info : 1888, Detroit Dry Dock, Wyandotte, MI hull #86
Specs : 256x39x20, 1740g 1293n
Date of loss : 1905, Nov 29
Place of loss : off Squaw Isl., Beavers
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : none
Carrying : coal
Detail : Bound for Chicago, she caught fire and was destroyed on Thanksgiving Day. She later sank. The crew abandoned her in yawl, 6 miles from shore, and were later picked up by the prop HARLEM.
Owned by M.J. Cummings of Oswego, NY
Sources: atl,nsp,ns1,mv,mpl

------------------------------------------------------ 3953
PARROTT
Other names :
Official no. : none
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1834, Ashtabula, OH
Specs : 43x12x3, 20 t. om
Date of loss : 1835, May 19 or 20
Place of loss : somewhere west of Ashtabula, OH
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : (storm)
Loss of life : 6 [3 crew and 3 passengers]
Carrying : iron, glass, whiskey, hogs on deck
Detail : Sailed for Detroit on the 19th. The next day many of the hogs swam ashore and later a lot of gear from the boat drifted to the beach. It was presumed she foundered, but no storm is mentioned.
Enrolled to a new owner at Cleveland the previous day [18th].
Sources: nsp,wl

------------------------------------------------------ 3926
B. PARSONS
Other names : none
Official no. : 2420
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1856, B. Parsons, Vermilion, OH
Specs : 218 t.
Date of loss : 1883, Jul 17
Place of loss : at Charlevoix, MI
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : ?
Detail : She struck the north pier while entering the harbor in a southwest gale and sank athwart the channel. The hulk blocked passage into the harbor for two weeks until it broke up sufficiently to allow vessels to pass. The tug S.S. COE towed it 1/2 mile down the beach and abandoned it in December.
Owned by McGraw of Sheboygan, WI.
Major repair in 1863
Sources: wl,mv,polk,hgl,nsp

------------------------------------------------------ 2312
JOHN S. PARSONS
Other names : none
Official no. : 76999
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 3-mast
Build info : 1891, Chaumont, NY
Specs : 93x21x9, 123g 117n
Date of loss : 1913, Nov 24*
Place of loss : off Fair Haven, NY [near Oswego]
Lake : Ontario
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : Tow of steamer FRANK D. PHELPS, she foundered in a gale.
Converted to a propeller in 1895, later back to a schooner.
*date also given as Nov 29
Sources: eas,ns2,sol,is,mv,osdo

------------------------------------------------------ 3295
PHILO PARSONS
Other names : none
Official no. : 19678
Type at loss : sidewheel steamer, wood, passenger & package freight
Build info : 1861, C. Hinman, Algonac, MI
Specs : 221 t.
Date of loss : 1871, Oct 8
Place of loss : Chicago River
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : none
Carrying : at dock
Detail : Burned to total loss in the Chicago Fire. She burned so completely that her remains were not located in the Chicago River until 1877.
She was the vessel commandeered by Confederate raiders in a plot to capture the iron gunboat U.S.S. MICHIGAN during the Civil War [Lake Erie], and later scuttled by them at Sandwich, Ont.
Her engine came from the burned steamer JOHN OWEN (qv).
Sources: is(3-58,1-59,1&2-64),lhl,hgl,mpl,rsl,nsp

------------------------------------------------------ 2313
THOMAS PARSONS
Other names : none also seen as THOMAS PARSON
Official no. : 24666
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1868, G. Hardison, Charlotte, NY
Specs : 135 ft, 350 t.
Date of loss : 1891, Sep 28
Place of loss : a few miles off Fairport, OH
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : coal
Detail : Bound from Ashtabula to upper lakes, she foundered in a storm. She became a total loss of about $6,000.
Owned and commanded by Capt. John Mullins, Buffalo.
Also sank at Sarnia, Ont., in 1882, ashore for several weeks and declared a total loss on Lake Michigan in October, 1874.
Sources: mv,nsp,is,slh,wb,hgl,sb,mpl,rp

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PARTHENON - See ROBERT McDONALD

------------------------------------------------------ 2314
PASADENA
Other names : none
Official no. : 150465
Type at loss : barge, wood, bulk freight
Build info : 1889, Quayle & Sons, Cleveland as a prop bulk freighter
Specs : 250x40x13, (1761g 1468n*)
Date of loss : 1906, Oct 8
Place of loss : near Upper Entry to Keweenaw Waterway
Lake : Superior
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 2 of 10
Carrying : coal
Detail : Bound for Superior, WI, she was in tow of the steamer GLADSTONE when she went out of control in a gale. Her skipper had her towline cut, but she was thrown against a pier and wrecked, pounding to pieces in a few hours. Eight crew made it to shore on wreckage.
*dimensions as steamer
Converted from propeller steamer to barge in 1905
Sources: is,gwgl,ns1,h,mv,nsp,lss,mpl,eas

------------------------------------------------------ 2315
PASSAIC
Other names : none
Official no. : 19691
Type at loss : propeller, wood
Build info : 1862, Mason & Bidwell, Buffalo, NY
Specs : 196 ft., 532g 412n
Date of loss : 1891, Nov 1
Place of loss : near Dunkirk, NY
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : ?
Detail : Driven shore and wrecked in a heavy gale.
Sources: mv,h,ledc,polk,lhl,wb,hgl,sb,mpl,eas

------------------------------------------------------ 2316
A.D. PATCHIN
Other names : none
Official no. : none
Type at loss : sidewheel steamer, wood, passenger & package freight
Build info : 1846, J.M. Keating, Truago [Trenton], MI
Specs : 226x29x14, 873 gt. [om]
Date of loss : 1850, Sep 27 [often seen in error as 1853]
Place of loss : Skillagalee Reef
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : navigational error
Loss of life : none
Carrying : general merchandise
Detail : Though believed to be on course, she was driven 2-3 miles out of line by a current and stranded on Skillagalee Reef. At first not much damaged but thoroughly stuck, she was pounded regularly by a stormy fall and finally broken up by a storm in late November after over two months of concerted efforts to save her.
Also stranded in a fog and wrecked N of Racine, Jun 11, 1848.
Re-engined with the powerplant from the wrecked steamer MISSOURI (qv) in the winter of 1849-50.
Sources: eas,lhl,slh,csv,hgl,ssm,nsp,bb,wl,
bc

------------------------------------------------------ 3954
PATHFINDER
Other names : none
Official no. : 20290
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 3-mast
Build info : 1869, Campbell & Owen, Detroit
Specs : 188x31, 634 gt 603nt
Date of loss : 1886, Nov (17)
Place of loss : near Two Rivers, WI
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : iron ore
Detail : She went into the shallows, broke in two and sank so far from deep water that it was deemed impossible to refloat her. The steam barge JOHN H. PAULY removed her outfit and brought it to Milwaukee on the 20th.
Major repairs in 1872,’79.
Sources: nsp,hgl,polk,mv,wl,es

------------------------------------------------------ 2317
PATHFINDER
Other names : built as the tug JOHN A. CRAWFORD, renamed in 1887
Official no. : 12770
Type at loss : propeller steam tug, wood
Build info : 1863, Banta, Chicago
Specs : 69x16x9, 38g 19n
Date of loss : 1895, Sep 1
Place of loss : near Duluth
Lake : Superior
Type of loss : collision
Loss of life : 1
Carrying : none
Detail : She collided with the tug MEDINA while competing with her for the tow of the steamer JOLIET. She was later recovered and rebuilt, though she had been cut nearly in two. Both tug skippers lost their licenses over the matter.
Sources: gwgl,h,mv,lhl,lss,rsl

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A.J. PATMORE - See B.B. McCOLL

------------------------------------------------------ 2319
GRACE PATTERSON
Other names : none
Official no. : 85634
Type at loss : propeller, wood, tug & frieghter
Build info : 1880, J. Callister, Grand Haven
Specs : 111 t.
Date of loss : 1882, Mar 15
Place of loss : Two Rivers Point, WI
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : stranded/fire
Loss of life : none
Carrying : lumber & lath
Detail : Stranded, then caught fire and destroyed. Lifesavers rescued her crew.
Still listed in later sources (polk,mv).
Sources: gwgl,h,lmdc,polk,hgl,usls

------------------------------------------------------ 3515
PAUGASSET
Other names : also seen in error as PAUHASSET
Official no. : none
Type at loss : propeller, wood
Build info : 1847, Luther Moses, Ohio City, OH
Specs : 140x22x10, 325 t.
Date of loss : 1856, Aug 23
Place of loss : at Dunkirk, NY
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : none
Carrying : empty [had just finished unloading]
Detail : Caught fire at a dock at Dunkirk and was cut loose to save the dock after the fire got out of control. Drifted to near the breakwater and burned to water’s edge.
Owned by the Dunkirk, Cleveland, Sandusky & Toledo Line out of Sandusky
Sources: hgl,lhl,nsp,wl,eas

------------------------------------------------------ 2320
JOHN H. PAULEY
Other names : built as prop THOMSON KINGSFORD renamed in 1886
Official no. : 145223
Type at loss : propeller, wood, bulk freight "steambarge"
Build info : 1880, J.E. Riley, Oswego, NY as a passenger/package freighter
Specs : 116x23x9, 185g 132n
Date of loss : 1906, Aug 10
Place of loss : at Marine City, MI
Lake : St Clair R
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : none
Carrying : ?
Detail : She caught fire at Marine City and burned through her lines, then drifted 3 miles downstream before beaching near Port Lambton Ont., and burning out. Owned by her skipper, J. Marsbero of Marine City
As KINGSFORD she was sunk at Belleville, Ont. by collison with the steamer SAXON. Raised and rebuilt as PAULEY.
Sources: eas,osdo,ns1,mv,nsp,rp

------------------------------------------------------ 2321
PAULINA
Other names : ?
Official no. : none
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : ?
Specs : ?
Date of loss : 1818, Nov
Place of loss : mouth of Grand R., OH
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : Stranded and pounded to pieces.
Sources: is

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PAULINE - See EDWARD E. SKEELE

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PAWNEE - See MAPLEGULF

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PAYDAY II - See MARY KAY

------------------------------------------------------ 2322
WILLIAM PEACOCK
Other names : none
Official no. : none
Type at loss : sidewheel steamer, wood, passenger & package freight
Build info : 1829, Barcelona, NY
Specs : 102x19x7, 120 t.
Date of loss : 1835
Place of loss : near Ripley, OH
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : (storm)
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : Broke up, no detail.
On Sep 17, 1830 she suffered the first major boiler explosion on Lake Erie. Lying at dock at Buffalo, she blew up, killing 15 to 30. Rebuilt 2 years later.
Sources: sol,is,le,ledc,lhl,hgl,wl,eas

------------------------------------------------------ 2323
PEARL
Other names : ?
Official no. : none
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : ?
Specs : ?
Date of loss : 1855
Place of loss : E. Sister Reef
Lake : Erie*
Type of loss : (storm)
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : Wrecked on a reef, no detail.
Perhaps the Canadian 2-master built in 1847 by Beaupre at Kingston, ONt. 91x18x7, 114 t.
*location also given as E Sister Reef, Georgian Bay
Sources: slh,ledc,hgl,(mmgl)

------------------------------------------------------ 4198
PEARL
Other names : built as ABSALOM SHADE, renamed in 1871
Official no. : C none?
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1857, H. Marlton, Goderich, Ont
Specs : 71x17x8, 72 gc
Date of loss : 1871, 3rd week of April
Place of loss : near Napanee, Ont.
Lake : Ontario
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none mentioned
Carrying : ?
Detail : She was driven ashore and wrecked, a total loss.
Out of Napanee
Rebuilt, 1864
Sources: nsp,rsl,mmgl,hgl,clu,wl

------------------------------------------------------ 2324
PEARL
Other names : ?
Official no. : ?
Type at loss : scow or scow-schooner, wood
Build info : (1867, Slighter, Fairport, OH)
Specs : ?
Date of loss : 1882
Place of loss : Whitefish Point
Lake : Superior
Type of loss : "wrecked"
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : no detail
Perhaps scow PEARL that went ashore on Lake Erie in 1875.
Possibly the Canadian scow built 1868, R. Davis, Battersea, Ont. 81 t. Out of Napanee in 1882.
Sources: lssc,lss,(mmgl),clu,wl

------------------------------------------------------ 2325
EDWARD S. PEASE
Other names : built as Canadian prop CALIFORNIA(qv)*
Official no. : 136025
Type at loss : propeller, wood, bulk freight
Build info : 1873, Hamilton, Ont.
Specs : 168x26x19, 716g 442n
Date of loss : 1904, Nov 24
Place of loss : at Collingwood, Ont.
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : none
Carrying : coal
Detail : She caught fire while unloading and burned to a shell. The hull was later repaired and used for a barge.
She capsized and sank off AuSable, MI in Jun, 1889, on her first trip after being rebuilt from CALIFORNIA.
*See CALIFORNIA for earlier accident.
Owned by C.E. Benham of Cleveland
Sources: slh,is,ns1,h,mv,csv,mmgl,nsp,win,mpl

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FRANK H. PEAVY - See WILLIAM A. REISS

------------------------------------------------------ 2326
PECK
Other names : ?
Official no. : (72781)
Type at loss : barge, wood (schooner-barge)
Build info : (1873, P. Morgan, Carrollton, MI)
Specs : (154x32x10, 361g 343n
Date of loss : 1885
Place of loss : off Harbor Beach, MI
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : "foundered"
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : She was reported by later sources as lost in 1885. Identification of this vessel has been difficult. Only 3 "Pecks" were on the Lakes at the time, the parenthesized schooner and two tugs. The schooner lasted until reported sunk on Lake Erie in 1891.
Sources: vbs,slh,hgl

------------------------------------------------------ 4020
E. M. PECK
Other names : none
Official no. : 7490
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1857, Peck & Masters, Cleveland
Specs : 111x26x9, 228 t. om
Date of loss : 1868, Apr 13
Place of loss : off Chicago
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 8
Carrying : lumber
Detail : She capsized in a squall. Speculation at the time was that she had struck the reef four miles off Racine. The vessel was found floating 7 miles off Kenosha a week later, was taken in tow and brought to Kenosha, and then pulled to Chicago for repairs. She was let go in Chicago harbor May 4, with the intent that she would be towed in later, but was reported by the harbormaster as an obstruction to ship traffic early in June.
Sources: bb,wl,hgl,nsp

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HENRY PEDWELL - See EASTNOR

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PEERLESS - See MUSKEGON

------------------------------------------------------ 3896
PEERLESS
Other names : none
Official no. : C ?
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1853 or 5, Melancthon Simpson, Oakville, Ont.
Specs : 103x25x10, 181gc 181nc
Date of loss : 1883, Sep 27
Place of loss : 12 miles off St. Peter (Pt. Petre?)
Lake : Ontario
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : iron ore
Detail : Bound Belleville, Ont., for Cleveland, she fought against a gale for a full day and had lost part of her canvas when she was found to be leaking. She was abandoned by her crew after 3 hours at the pumps, and went down in deep water.
Rebuilt in 1866 by Shickluna and in 1881.
Sources: nsp,hgl,mmgl

------------------------------------------------------ 2327
PEG
Other names : ?
Official no. : C ?
Type at loss : tug, wood probably fish tug
Build info : ?
Specs : ?
Date of loss : 1878
Place of loss : on Cockburn Isl., North Channel
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : "wrecked"
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : no detail
Sources: slh not in mmgl, clu

------------------------------------------------------ 2328
PELICAN
Other names : none
Official no. : 20415
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1872, J.P. Clark, Detroit
Specs : 205x35x14, 813g 772n
Date of loss : 1893, May 16
Place of loss : a short distance off Ashtabula, OH
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 4
Carrying : iron ore
Detail : She was wrecked offshore while riding out a storm at anchor. The survivors were rescued by the tug SUNOL.
Missing for a week after a Lake Superior storm in Nov, 1891. Finally found sheltering and repairing damage.
Major repair in 1882
Sources: mv,ledc,polk,nsp,wb,lss,hgl,mpl

------------------------------------------------------ 2329
JAMES H. PELLETT
Other names : none
Official no. :
Type at loss : barge, steel, bulk freight
Build info : 1905, Buffalo Shipbuilding, Buffalo
Specs : 179(oa)x36x15, 346 t.
Date of loss : 1943, Jul 2
Place of loss : in harbor at Cleveland
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : (hull failure)
Loss of life : none
Carrying : ?
Detail : She sank in the harbor. One source says she was lost in 1939.
Officially retired from lakes service in 1937.
Sources: h,mv,ns4

------------------------------------------------------ 2330
DORCAS PENDELL
Other names : none
Official no. : 157124
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 3-mast
Build info : 1884, P. Rappelyea, E. Saginaw
Specs : 148x31x11, 408g 389n
Date of loss : 1914, Jul 6
Place of loss : near breakwater at Harbor Beach, MI
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : storm/fire
Loss of life : none
Carrying : ?
Detail : She was driven hard ashore in the "Big Storm" of Nov 8-13, 1913. She remained jammed in place until she caught fire and was destroyed the next summer, probably due to an overheated shipkeeper's stove.
Reportedly in poor condition when she went ashore.
Sources: eas,vbs,mv,slh,ns2,phr

------------------------------------------------------ 4083
PENELOPE
Other names : none
Official no. : 150582
Type at loss : propeller tug, wood, fishing
Build info : 1892, S. Langell, St. Clair, MI as a yacht
Specs : 74x14x9, 54g 35n
Date of loss : 1909, Dec 19
Place of loss : ¼ mile off Avon Point, OH
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : none of 3
Carrying : none
Detail : Bound for St. Clair, MI, for layup, she was discovered to be ablaze in her foc'sl. After fighting the fire during a run for shore, her crew finally abandoned her in her smallboat and made their way to shore. The tug grounded in shallow water, where she burned to the waterline.
Owned by A. H. Langell of Cleveland and skippered by Capt. Chas. Inches.
Sources: gmw,nsp,eas

------------------------------------------------------ 2331
PENINSULA
Other names : none
Official no. : none
Type at loss : propeller, wood, passenger & package freight
Build info : 1849, P. Lester, Vicker's Landing [Marysville], MI
Specs : 155x22x11, 355 t.
Date of loss : 1854, Nov 15
Place of loss : Sawtooth Reef, near Eagle R., MI
Lake : Superior
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : gen. mechandise, including a quantity of blasting powder.
Detail : She was unloading cargo when a gale hit. She backed away from the dock but broke her propeller shaft, becoming helpless, being then driven on the reef and destroyed by wave action.
Portaged around the Soo in 1853.
Owned by McKnight’s Lake Superior Line.
Parts of her were still visible on shore as late as June, 1958.
Sources: is(2-60),slh,mh,lsp,ks,lhl,lss,nsp,eas,bb

------------------------------------------------------ 3516
WILLIAM PENN
Other names : none
Official no. : none
Type at loss : sidewheel steamer, wood
Build info : 1826, Erie, PA
Specs : 214 t.
Date of loss : 1836, May 28
Place of loss : near Erie, PA
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : (storm)
Loss of life : none
Carrying : ?
Detail : She stranded and was pounded to pieces.
Hgl says she was dismantled in 1837.
Sources: lhl,is,hgl,eas

------------------------------------------------------ 2332
WILLIAM PENN
Other names : none
Official no. : C none
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1840, Calvin, Cook & Co., Garden Isl., Ont.
Specs : 88x18x9, 123 t.
Date of loss : 1856
Place of loss : unreported
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : Wrecked. No detail available.
Sank in a white squall in 1851.
Capsized off Cleveland in July, 1853 after springing a leak. Crew drifted for 3 days until picked up by the sidewheeler MISSISSIPPI.
See also MARION M. BRECK
Sources: sagl,hgl,nsp,mmgl,clu

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PENNSYLVANIA - See MATAAFA

------------------------------------------------------ 3955
PENNSYLVANIA
Other names : none
Official no. : none
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1836, Three Mile Bay, NY
Specs : ?
Date of loss : 1844, Oct (18)
Place of loss : off Barcelona, NY
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 10 [all]
Carrying : flour
Detail : Downbound from Cleveland, she capsized in a gale and later foundered. Flotsam came ashore all along the coast, but it was unknown what vessel had gone down until wreckage with "Pennsylvania" painted on it washed ashore near Dunkirk.
Sources: hgl,nsp

------------------------------------------------------ 3635
GEORGE PENNIMAN
Other names : none
Official no. : 86301
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1894, C. Dutcher, Sebewaing, MI
Specs : 93x20x6, 84 t.
Date of loss : 1903, Nov 6
Place of loss : near Duck Islands
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : (storm)
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : Little detail. Document surrendered at Port Huron 6/03/1904, annotated "total loss, Duck Islands, 11-03."
Date also given as 1902, location near Alpena.
Sources: phr,vbs

------------------------------------------------------ 2333
PENOBSCOT
Other names : none
Official no. : 150193
Type at loss : propeller, wood, bulk freight "sandsucker"
Build info : 1880, Rand & Burger, Manitowoc as a schooner
Specs : 131x27x9, (257g 244n)*
Date of loss : 1925, Aug 19
Place of loss : off Marine City, MI
Lake : St Clair R
Type of loss : collision
Loss of life : none
Carrying : ?
Detail : She collided with an unknown vessel and sank in shallow water. She was later removed from her perch, but deemed a constructive total loss. One source says she was destroyed by fire, but maybe scrapped by burning.
*tonnage as a schooner
Converted to a steambarge in 1908.
Not officially abandoned until 1929.
Sources: sol,ns3,mv,phr,mpl,eas

------------------------------------------------------ 2334
PENOBSCOT
Other names : none
Official no. : 150705
Type at loss : propeller, steel, bulk freight
Build info : 1895, F. Wheeler, W. Bay City
Specs : 454x44x23, 4077g 3503n
Date of loss : 1951, Oct 29
Place of loss : in harbor at Buffalo
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : 2 of 29
Carrying : light
Detail : This big freightercollided with gasoline barge MORANIA #130, in tow of tug DAUNTLESS #12(qv,both). The barge exploded, causing a terrfic explosion and fire. 11 men were killed on the three vessels. Her forward end was so heavily damaged that she was thought to be a total loss, but was later rebuilt, lasted 'til 1963.
Lengthened 102' in 1906. Equipped as an auto carrier from 1926-43.
Sources: nsp,smgl,is,ns5,vbs

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PENSAUKEE - See also JAMES G. BLAINE

------------------------------------------------------ 2335
PENSAUKEE
Other names : none
Official no. : 150057
Type at loss : propeller steam tug, wood
Build info : 1875, T. Spears, Pensaukee, WI (Little Sturgeon Bay)
Specs : 52x14x6, 34g 17n
Date of loss : 1902, Jun 5
Place of loss : Cleveland harbor
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : collision
Loss of life : none
Carrying : none
Detail : The barge AURORA, in tow of the tug LUTZ, broke her towline while rounding a bend in the Cuyahoga, went out of control and rammed this tug at her dock, cutting her in two.
Watterlogged by a storm and scuttled to save her near Sand Beach, MI, Lake Huron, in September of 1885.
Sources: is,mv,polk,nsp,usls

------------------------------------------------------ 2336
PENTLAND
Other names : none
Official no. : 150656
Type at loss : propeller, wood, bulk freight
Build info : 1894, D. Robertson, Grand Haven
Specs : 193x35x14, 827g 618n
Date of loss : 1928
Place of loss : Port Colborne, Ont.
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : collision
Loss of life : none
Carrying : ?
Detail : She collided head-on with breakwall and was damaged beyond repair.
Sources: ns2,mv,mpl

------------------------------------------------------ 2337
PEORIA
Other names : none
Official no. : 19668
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1854, A. Gilman, Black R., OH
Specs : 112x24x9, 167g 159n
Date of loss : 1901, Nov 12
Place of loss : near Bailey's Harbor, WI
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : hardwood lumber
Detail : Blown ashore and wrecked.
Also wrecked and declared a total loss in the "ALPENA Storm," Oct 26, 1880.
Sources: ns1,h,lmdc,mv,nsp,mpl

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PERE MARQUETTE - See ROBERT C. PRINGLE

------------------------------------------------------ 2338
PERE MARQUETTE 3
Other names : built as F.&P.M. No.3 renamed in 1901
Official no. : 120677
Type at loss : propeller, wood, pass & pkg frt break-bulk carrier [NOT a carferry]
Build info : 1887, Detroit Dry Dock, Wyandotte, MI hull# 77
Specs : 190x33x12, 925g 678n
Date of loss : 1920, Mar 7
Place of loss : off Ludington, MI
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : ice
Loss of life : none
Carrying : $100,000 worth
Detail : Caught in a ice field in February, a change in wind shifted the pack and caused her hull to be crushed. Her crew was able to step out her gangway and walk to PERE MARQUETTE 18(qv), standing by. The railroad saved almost all of her cargo and gear before ice opened up and she sank. The hull was later raised, but found to be beyond repair and abandoned.
Sources: atl,cfgl,is,sol,ns3,mv,lmdc,mpl,eas

------------------------------------------------------ 2339
PERE MARQUETTE 4
Other names : built as F.&.P.M. No. 4 renamed in 1901
Official no. : 120719
Type at loss : propeller, wood, pas & pkg frt break-bulk carrier [NOT a carferry]
Build info : 1888, Detroit Dry Dock, Wyandotte, MI hull# 89
Specs : 187x35x12, 941g 680n
Date of loss : 1923, May 15
Place of loss : off Milwaukee
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : collision
Loss of life : none
Carrying : gen frt
Detail : Bound Ludington for Milwaukee, she collided almost bows-on with the carferry PERE MARQUETTE 17 in a passing error and was heavily damaged. Towed into Milwaukee by the ferry, but soon declared a constructive total loss. The hull was used by a local yacht club as a clubhouse until January, 1936, when it was sunk by gunfire off Evanston, IL.
Sources: atl,cfgl,ns3,mv,mpl,eas

------------------------------------------------------ 2340
PERE MARQUETTE 8
Other names : built as prop H.W. WILLIAMS, renamed TENNESSEE in 1910, last name in 1913
Official no. : 95952
Type at loss : propeller, wood, pass & pkg frt break-bulk carrier [NOT a carferry]
Build info : 1888, H.W. Williams, South Haven, MI
Specs : 171x35x11,
Date of loss : 1927, Oct 27
Place of loss : at Manistee, MI
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : none
Carrying : none
Detail : She burned to a total loss at her winter layup dock on Manistee Lake.
One of only Pere Marquette boats without an icebreaking hull
Enlarged from 140x28x11 in 1897
Sources: sol,ns3,mpl,eas

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PERE MARQUETTE 16 - See HARRIET B.

------------------------------------------------------ 2341
PERE MARQUETTE 18
Other names : none
Official no. : 150972
Type at loss : propeller, steel, carferry, 30 car
Build info : 1902, American Shipbuilding, Cleveland hull# 412
Specs : 338x56x20, 2909g 1722n
Date of loss : 1910, Sep 8
Place of loss : mid-lake opposite Ludington
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 25 of 62
Carrying : loaded RR cars
Detail : Waves washing over her deck ran down her hatchways, put out her fires and sank her when her steam pumps could no longer function. The vessel had no wave-resisting seagate at her stern, a fact which is considered a major contributing factor in her loss.
Sources: mv,cfgl,ns3,mpl,eas

------------------------------------------------------ 2342
HATTIE B. PEREUE
Other names : none
Official no. : 95743
Type at loss : propeller, wood, bulk freight
Build info : 1881, Hannah & Pereue, South Haven, MI as a passenger & package freight prop
Specs : 123x29x10, 193g 148n
Date of loss : 1902, Oct 15
Place of loss : at Holland, MI
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : ?
Detail : She began to founder while entering the harbor. The wheelsman put the helm over and ran her up on the breakwater, where she sank to her decks. Her crew was able to step off to dry land with the help of the Lifesaving Service. The vessel finally broke her back and pounded to pieces.
Sources: is,ns1,h,lmdc,nsp,mpl

------------------------------------------------------ 2343
FRANK PEREW
Other names : none
Official no. : 9203
Type at loss : schooner-barge, wood, bulk freight
Build info : 1867, Quayle & Martin, Cleveland as a schooner
Specs : 174 ft., 525n
Date of loss : 1891, Sep 29 [also given in error as Oct 25]
Place of loss : off Vermilion Pt.
Lake : Superior
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 6 of 7
Carrying : coal
Detail : She broke away from the tow of N.K. FAIRBANK and foundered when the gale stove in her hatches and filled her. Her crew abandoned in the yawl and rowed 13 miles to the east, but their boat capsized in the surf at Parisienne Isl., drowning all but 1. Sinking of the PEREW was seen from a distance by the steamer JOHN W.MOORE.
Ashore and wrecked on S. Fox I., Lake Michigan, Oct, 1873.
Rebuilt 1873, 1878
Sources: mv,eas,polk,nsp,lssc,gwgl,sol,h,lss,wb,hgl,sb

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PERRY - see also COMMODORE PERRY, PERRY HANNAH

------------------------------------------------------ 3708
PERRY
Other names : built as GEORGE J. WHITNEY, renamed 1869
Official no. : C61125
Type at loss : propeller steam tug, wood
Build info : 1867, Bidwell, Rochester, NY US#10844
Specs : 72x12x5, 42g 37n
Date of loss : 1875, Sep
10
Place of loss : on Cape Hurd, Georgian Bay
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life :
none
Carrying : none
Detail : She stranded and total loss in a storm which wrecked a number of other vessels including the propellers MENDOTA and EQUINOX. Document surrendered 1/28/76.
Reg out of Montreal and
operating out of Toronto. Sold Canadian, 1869.
Sources: win,mmgl,clu,mv

------------------------------------------------------ 2344
PERRY & COMPANY
Other names : ? probably built under a different name
Official no. : ?
Type at loss : propeller, wood, bulk freight "steambarge"
Build info : ?
Specs : 100 t.
Date of loss : 1900, Nov 13
Place of loss : 3 mi E of Grand Marais, MI
Lake : Superior
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 5
Carrying : ?
Detail : Swamped and foundered in a gale.
Sources: gwgl,lssc,

------------------------------------------------------ 2347
DANIEL D. PERRY
Other names : none
Official no. : 163494
Type at loss : scow, wood, unrigged
Build info : 1908, Buffalo, NY
Specs : 289g 268n
Date of loss : 1916, Aug 24
Place of loss : N end of Strawberry Isl., near Buffalo
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : (storm)
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : Stranded and wrecked.
Sources: mv,ledc

------------------------------------------------------ 1275
HANNAH PERRY
Other names : sources are split as to whether her name is this or PERRY HANNAH, HANNAH PERRY is official
Official no. : 11178
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1859, Wolverton, Newport [Marine City], MI
Specs : 219 t.
Date of loss : 1880, Oct 15
Place of loss : near Jacksonport, WI
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : ?
Detail : Driven into the shallows by a storm and pounded to pieces.
Lengthened and rebuilt in 1863, major repair in 1868
Sources: gs,mv,hmc,hgl,usls,rsl

------------------------------------------------------ 2345
O.H. PERRY
Other names : also seen as COMMODORE PERRY, OLIVER H. PERRY
Official no. : none
Type at loss : sidewheel steamer, wood, passenger & package freighter
Build info : 1834, Perrysburg, OH
Specs : 352 t.
Date of loss : 1835, Jul 21
Place of loss : in harbor at Buffalo
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : explosion
Loss of life : 6
Carrying : ?
Detail : A violent explosion and fire killed 6 and wrecked the vessel. This was her second explosion of the year. She was rebuilt, abandoned about 1843, after suffering at least 2 major collisions.
Sources: eas,sol,h,lhl,is,hgl,nsp

------------------------------------------------------ 2348
OLIVER H. PERRY
Other names : none
Official no. : ?
Type at loss : sidewheel steamer, wood, passenger & Package freight
Build info : 1869, J. Monk, Sandusky, OH
Specs : 122x22x7, 148 t.
Date of loss : 1869, Sep 5
Place of loss : Sandusky, OH
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : none
Carrying : none
Detail : Tied to her wharf less than a month after her Aug 13 launch, she caught fire in her engine room. The blazing vessel was cut free and drifted out into Sandusky Bay, where she burned to the waterline.
Owned by 5 Sandusky men, including her skipper and her engineer.
Sources: is,hgl,www,nsp,mdwl

------------------------------------------------------ 2349
THEODORE PERRY
Other names : none
Official no. : 24163
Type at loss : schooner-barge, wood
Build info : 1855, Bidwell & Banta, Buffalo as a schooner
Specs : 137x26x11, 261 t.
Date of loss : 1887, Jul 22
Place of loss : 15 mi E of Rondeau Point
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 5 of 7
Carrying : coal
Detail : Bound Buffalo for E. Saginaw in tow of D.W. POWERS with 3 others, she dropped into a wave a trough and struck bottom, opening her seams. She sank in less than 5 minutes.
Owned by J. Prentice, out of Saginaw
Listed in '84 mvus as unrigged barge
Major repair in 1863, 82, 86
Sources: mv,nsp,phr,h,ledc,wb,win,hgl,sb,rsl

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PERSEVERANCE - See JOHN TIBBETS

------------------------------------------------------ 2350
PERSEVERANCE
Other names : none
Official no. : none
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1855, F.N. Jones, Buffalo
Specs : 121 ft, 294 t.
Date of loss : 1864, Nov 24
Place of loss : off Cheboygan, MI
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : collision
Loss of life : none
Carrying : wheat
Detail : She collided with schooner GREY (GRAY?) EAGLE and sank. GREY EAGLE stood by to rescue her crew.
Owned by John Greening, Cleveland
Another PERSEVERANCE, built by J. Hackett, may have been lost in Georgian Bay in 1821.
Sources: slh,is,ssm,rsl,nsp

------------------------------------------------------ 2351
PERSEVERANCE
Other names : none
Official no. : C none
Type at loss : propeller, wood, passenger & package freight
Build info : 1864, L. Shickluna, Port Dalhousie, Ont.
Specs : 177x31x12, 750gc [180 ft oa]
Date of loss : 1868, Oct 6
Place of loss : off Pultneyville, NY
Lake : Ontario
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : 14 of 19
Carrying : 10,146 bu. corn, plus loaded lumber barge in tow
Detail : Bound Port Dalhousie for Oswego, she caught fire offshore during the night and in high seas. She burned to the waterline, a total loss. The fire apparently started around the stack casing. Survivors launched the only unburned boat and were rescued by the prop ENTERPRISE which cruised about for some time looking for more survivors. Others were seen to have launched an improvised raft, but were never found in the dark.
Owned by Welland Railway of St. Catharines
Sources: clu,csv,is,osdo,mmgl,hgl,mpl,rp,rnc

------------------------------------------------------ 3374
PERSIA
Other names : none
Official no. : C88533
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1867, A. Robertson, Hamilton, Ont.
Specs : 102x25x10, 161gc 149nc
Date of loss : 1891, Sep (8)
Place of loss : 6 mi off Pt. Petre light
Lake : Ontario
Type of loss : foundered
Loss of life : none
Carrying : stone
Detail : Bound Kingston for Toronto, she foundered in about 200 feet of water.
Owned by her skipper, Capt O'Hagan, and D. Allison
Sources: mmgl,polk,wmn

------------------------------------------------------ 3676
PERSIA
Other names : none
Official no. : 19672
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1856, D. Barrett, Chicago
Specs : 96x21x7, 97g 92n
Date of loss : 1892, Jun 2
Place of loss : near Wind Point, WI
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : ?
Detail : She sprang a leak off Amsterdam, WI, and anchored in the shelter of the point. Her crew abandoned her and she was driven ashore when the wind changed. Soon pounded to pieces.
Vessel and cargo combined worth only $1200.
Out of Milwaukee
Sources: wb,mv,hgl,polk,nsp,mpl

------------------------------------------------------ 2352
PERSIAN
Other names : none also seen as PERSIA
Official no. : none
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1855, J. Navagh, Oswego, NY [builder also given as J. Baker with Navagh as Master Carpenter]
Specs : 128x ? x12, 345 gt
Date of loss : 1868, Sep 16
Place of loss : 3 mi off 40-mile Point
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : collision
Loss of life : 10 [all]
Carrying : wheat
Detail : Bound Chicago for Oswego, she collided with the schooner E.B.ALLEN(qv) and sank with all hands. The ALLEN was reportedly overtaking her and rammed her near the stern. ALLEN's skipper was much censured after the incident, which occurred in ideal visual conditions.
Owned by Murray, Long & Co., Oswego.
Wreck located in 1991, virtually intact.
Major repair in 1861
Sources: (mv),osdo,sol,slh,lhdc,nsp,hgl

------------------------------------------------------ 2353
PERSIAN
Other names : none
Official no. : 150064
Type at loss : propeller, wood, freighter
Build info : 1874, Quayle & Murphy, Cleveland
Specs : 1630 t.
Date of loss : 1875, Aug 2
6
Place of loss : 8 mi SSE of Long Point
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : none
of 19
Carrying : 50,500 bu corn, 15,700 bu wheat
Detail : Bound Chicago for Buffalo, she caught fire offshore, burned to the water’s edge and sank in about 30 fathoms. Her crew and two passengers abandoned her on her hatch covers and were later picked up by the schooner MONTANA and tug MERRICK. The propeller EMPIRE STATE attempted to extinguish the fire with her hoses, but was unsuccessful. She then took PERSIAN in tow, but the tow hawser burned through and the vessel sank in 25-30 fathoms of water.
Part of Winslow Line
She was one of the largest vessels on the lakes, with 4 masts and worth $125,000.
Sources: ledc,nsp,hgl,mpl,eas,jb

------------------------------------------------------ 2354
PESHTIGO
Other names : none
Official no. : 19663
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 3-mast
Build info : 1863, T. Spears, Peshtigo, WI
Specs : 161 ft, 384 t.
Date of loss : 1878, Jun 26
Place of loss : 5 mi W of Cheboygan, MI
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : collision
Loss of life : 2
Carrying : coal
Detail : Collided with the schooner ST. ANDREWS and sank. Bound Erie, PA for Chicago
Built as bark, changed to schooner in 1876
Sources: ssm,slh,usls

------------------------------------------------------ 2355
PESHTIGO
Other names : none
Official no. : 54218
Type at loss : propeller, wood, bulk freight "lumber hooker"
Build info : 1869, A. Turner, Trenton, MI as a
bark
Specs : 203x35x14, 817g 590n
Date of loss : 1908, Oct 24
Place of loss : off Mission Pt., Straits
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : lumber
Detail : She ran into the shallows and was wrecked in a gale 300 ft off Mackinac Isl.
Heavily damaged in a collision with the steamer GEORGE W. ROBY near Thunder Bay in 1898.
Has the official number an of unrigged barge
Converted from
a bark to a three-mast schhoner in 1875-6 and from a schooner to prop in 1895-6.
Sources: mv,rs,slh,ns1,ssm,mpl,eas,nsp

------------------------------------------------------ 2356
PESHTIGO
Other names : none
Official no. : 150474
Type at loss : schooner-barge, wood, 2-mast bulk freight
Build info : 1889, Milwaukee Shipyard Co., Milwaukee
Specs : 201x34x12, 633g 602n
Date of loss : 1928, Aug 11
Place of loss : off Harbor Beach, MI
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : lumber
Detail : She broke from her tow steamer and went aground. Heavily damaged, she was later towed to Bay City for repairs. She was declared a constructive total loss and abandoned in the Saginaw R. where her remains still lie 1/2 mi N of the Davidson Shipyard site.
Sources: ns3,mv,rkr,mpl

------------------------------------------------------
PETERS - See JAMES DEMPSEY, JIM SHERRIFS

------------------------------------------------------ 2357
E.J. PETERS
Other names : also seen as E.T. PETERS, E.I. PETERS
Official no. : C none
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1875, Port Dalhousie, Ont.
Specs : 130 t.
Date of loss : 1877, Nov 17
Place of loss : off Port Colborne, Ont.
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : She was driven off course by a storm, stranded and pounded to pieces.
Still listed in Polk (1884), still in hgl, 1899.
Sources: h,polk,win not in mmgl, 82 clu

------------------------------------------------------ 2358
R.G. PETERS
Other names : none
Official no. : 110424
Type at loss : propeller, wood, bulk freight "steambarge"
Build info : 1880, Milwaukee Ship Yard, Milwaukee
Specs : 386 t
Date of loss : 1882, Dec 1
Place of loss : about 40 miles off Milwaukee
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm/fire
Loss of life : 14 [all]
Carrying : in ballast
Detail : She burned and foundered while bound for Manistee, MI. No wreckage or bodies were ever identified, but the accident was reported by her consort, the schooner A.W. LUCKEY.
Owned by L. Sands of Manistee
Sources: h,lmdc,usls,mpl,rp,bb,es

------------------------------------------------------ 2359
ANNIE M. PETERSON
Other names : none
Official no. : 105472
Type at loss : schooner-barge, wood, 2-mast, bulk freight
Build info : 1874, P. Peterson, Fort Howrd or Green Bay, WI as a 3-mast schooner
Specs : 191x33x13, 631g 600n
Date of loss : 1914, Nov 19
Place of loss : off the mouth of Two-Hearted River.
Lake : Superior
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 9 [all]
Carrying : lumber
Detail : Tow of steamer C.F. CURTIS(qv) with SELDEN E. MARVIN(qv) she was lost from her towline, broke up offshore and foundered in heavy seas.
Owned by Edward Hines Lumber Co., Chicago
Sources: eas,lss,lssc,gwgl,lol,mol,sol,ns2,mpl

------------------------------------------------------ 2360
PETOSKEY
Other names : none
Official no. : 100425
Type at loss : propeller, wood, passenger & package freight
Build info : 1888, Burger & Burger, Manitowoc, WI
Specs : 171x30x12, 771g 545n
Date of loss : 1935, Dec 5
Place of loss : Sturgeon Bay, WI
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : none
Carrying : none
Detail : Awaiting dismantling at a scrapyard when she caught fire and was destroyed. Several other vessel were lost in the blaze (see WAUKEGAN).
Sources: nsp,sol,is,ns4,mv,mpl,eas

------------------------------------------------------ 3517
PETREL
Other names : none
Official no. : none
Type at loss : propeller, wood
Build info : 1848, J. Arnold, Port Huron
Specs : 119x24x9, 237 t.
Date of loss : 1850, Oct 3
Place of loss : at Ashtabula, OH
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : (storm)
Loss of life : none
Carrying : ?
Detail : Stranded and reported wrecked. Possibly recovered.
Sources: lhl,wl,eas

------------------------------------------------------ 2361
PETREL
Other names : none
Official no. : 19673
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1847, F.N. Jones, Buffalo, NY
Specs : 162gt
Date of loss : 1883, Oct 17
Place of loss : harbor mouth at Sheboygan, WI
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none of 6
Carrying : lumber
Detail : She was just leaving harbor when she sprang a leak and began to go down in a SE gale. The crew jettisoned her cargo and raised distress signals. No one could brave the storm, though Lifesaving Service made several attempts to reach her. She finally beached, her crew was rescued and and she went to pieces. Owned out of Milwaukee.
Also sunk at Milwaukee with loss of 3 lives in the fall of 1882. Three more crewmen were lost when their yawl capsized as they were abandoning her in a storm in May of 1883.
Major repairs in 1862
Sources: h,polk,nsp,hgl,usls,mpl,rsl,es

------------------------------------------------------ 2362
PEWABIC
Other names : none
Official no. : none
Type at loss : propeller, wood, passenger & package freight
Build info : 1863, Peck & Masters, Cleveland
Specs : 200 ft., 997 t.
Date of loss : 1865, Aug 9
Place of loss : off Thunder Bay, MI, 7 mi from Alpena
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : collision
Loss of life : 75 to 100 (additionally, at least 10 divers have lost their lives on her)
Carrying : copper ingots,native copper, misc
Detail : Collided almost bows-on with her sister ship METEOR in a passing blunder and sank quickly. METEOR loitered to pick up survivors, even though she was sinking herself.
She has been mostly stripped of cargo and fittings in a long succession of salvage dives, which have been regularly made on her since at least 1880. One salvage project in 1897 used dynamite and a diving bell to take thousands of pounds of pure copper masses off her.
Image.
Sources: is(1-70),slh,lh,is,sol,h,lhl,nsp,hgl,rsl,eas

------------------------------------------------------ 2363
PEWAUKEE
Other names : built as Canadian bark TWO FRIENDS* renamed in '81
Official no. : 150233
Type at loss : propeller, wood, bulk freight
Build info : 1873, L. McDermond, Port Burwell, Ont.
Specs : 135x26x11, 310g 228n
Date of loss : 1907, Oct 10
Place of loss : Sturgeon Bay, WI
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : She caught fire and burned to a total loss. The hulk later converted to a dock facing (1913).
Rebuilt from a schooner to a steamer after wrecking in the same area in 1890.
Auxiliary engine added in 1888.
*Polk says TWO BROS. See TWO FRIENDS for details.
Rebuilt in 1881 after going ashore near Cana Island, Lake Michigan.
Sources: is(3-75),nsp,ns1,mpl

------------------------------------------------------ 2364
GUIDO PFISTER
Other names : also seen as G. PFISTER
Official no. : 85304
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 3-mast
Build info : 1873, Hanson & Scove, Manitowoc
Specs : 198x13, 694g 661n
Date of loss : 1885, Oct 10
Place of loss : mouth of the Duluth Ship Canal
Lake : Superior
Type of loss : Towing mishap
Loss of life : none
Carrying : ?
Detail : She was coasting into position behind a tug when the latter lost her towline and the PFISTER glided into the rocks, a total loss. Abandoned in place and later covered over with fill, her remains were dynamited when the present entrance piers were built.
Major repair in 1881
Sources: mv,lss,polk,hgl,nsp

------------------------------------------------------ 2365
PFOHL
Other names : built as propeller ST. PAUL, renamed in 1902
Official no. : 23755
Type at loss : propeller, wood, bulk freight
Build info : 1868, T. Arnold, Marine City, MI as a passenger/package freighter
Specs : 198x31x11,
Date of loss : 1905, May 20
Place of loss : off Goderich, Ont.
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : She caught fire, burned to the waterline and sank.
Originally 760 g., 525 n
Rebuilt 1882, major repair, 1884, rebuilt to bulker in 1902
Sources: slh,ns1,mv,nsp,mpl

------------------------------------------------------ 4146
PHALAROPE
Other names : none
Official no. : 19766
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 2 mast
Build info : 1854, Roderick Calkins, Cleveland
Specs : 136x25x11, 264g [371 t. om]
Date of loss : 1872, Sep (28)
Place of loss : near Rondeau, Ont.
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : (none)
Carrying : coal
Detail : She drove ashore and tore up her bottom. A wrecking expedition which was sent to rescue her in mid-October gave the job up as hopeless.
Out of Milwaukee, owned by Porter & Merrill
Rebuilt in 1869.
Sources: nsp,wl,rsl,mv,hgl

------------------------------------------------------ 2366
PHANTOM
Other names : ?
Official no. : ?
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : ?
Specs : ?
Date of loss : 1878, Jun 1
Place of loss : mouth of Bad River, WI
Lake : Superior
Type of loss : (storm)
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : Reported ashore & wrecked.
Out of Ashland.
This may be the 13 t. schooner US#20484, out of Buffalo in 1877
Sources: nsp,lss,hgl

------------------------------------------------------ 3687
PHANTOM
Other names : none
Official no. : 150439
Type at loss : scow-schooner, wood
Build info : 1888, Ludington, MI
Specs : 57x13x4, 13g 12n
Date of loss : 1895, Sep 13
Place of loss : off Little Sable Pt.
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : lath
Detail : She sprang a leak and foundered in a heavy gale.
Out of Holland.
Nsp says she was built in Buffalo in 1873.
Sources: nsp,mv,wb,hgl

------------------------------------------------------
T.P. PHELEN - See HOWARD S. GERKEN

------------------------------------------------------ 2367
W.B. PHELPS
Other names : none also seen as WILLIAM B. PHELPS
Official no. : 80367
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 3-mast
Build info : 1873, B Eveleigh, Sacket's Harbor, NY
Specs : 137x26x11, 297 gt
Date of loss : 1879, Nov 19
Place of loss : 1 mile off Glen Arbor, MI, Sleeping Bear area
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 5 of 7
Carrying : wheat, 600 cs beer
Detail : She was driven on a bar by a gale. Her crew took to the rigging as she went down and were freezing to death one by one until local residents were finally able to rescue the two survivors from the still-raging gale in a tiny rowboat. Their daring and dangerous exploit caused them to be awarded gold medals from the USLS.
Sources: is(2-59),sb,osdo,nb,hgl,usls,rp

------------------------------------------------------
PHENIX - See also WALDO A. AVERY

------------------------------------------------------ 3710
PHENIX
Other names : none
Official no. : C71144
Type at loss : propeller steam tug, wood
Build info : 1883, A.A. Hackett, Sauble Mills, Ont.
Specs : 54x14x6, 37gc 25nc
Date of loss : 1901, Nov 30
Place of loss : west side of Bruce Co. Ont.
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : none
Detail : Driven on rocks and a total loss.
Sources: win,mmgl

------------------------------------------------------ 3956
PHILADELPHIA
Other names : none?
Official no. : none
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1836, Presque Isle, PA
Specs : 80x23x8, 123 t.
Date of loss : 1844, Oct 29
Place of loss : at Cleveland
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none?
Carrying : wheat
Detail : She was bound from Michigan City and was just entering the harbor at Cleveland when she went out of control and struck the east pier. She blew ashore just east of it and became a total wreck.
Sources: hgl,nsp,wl

------------------------------------------------------ 2368
PHILADELPHIA
Other names : none
Official no. : 20142
Type at loss : propeller, iron, package freight
Build info : 1868, D. Bell, Buffalo
Specs : 227x34x14, 1464g 1230n [236 ft oa]
Date of loss : 1893, Nov 7
Place of loss : off Pte Aux Barques, MI
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : collision
Loss of life : 16 to 24*
Carrying : gen merch
Detail : The Anchor Liner collided in fog with the package freighter ALBANY(qv) and sank. The lost men were in a lifeboat that was apparently run over in the fog by some passing ship or by the abandoned and circling PHILADELPHIA herself.
Sources: mv,polk,slh,lm,sol,h,lhdc,wb,hgl,mpl,m&h

------------------------------------------------------ 2369
PHILADELPHIA
Other names : built as prop JESSIE renamed in 1896
Official no. : C103694
Type at loss : propeller, wood, passenger & package freight
Build info : 1867, Stromness (or Dunville), Ont.
Specs : 90x19, 148 t.
Date of loss : 1907, Oct.
Place of loss : N Gros Cap, Ont.
Lake : Superior
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : Caught fire and beached, then burned to a total loss.
Rebuilt in 1896 at Soo, Ont.
Sources: is(4-61),csv,mmgl,

------------------------------------------------------ 2370
PHILIP
Other names : built as prop ODD FELLOW, had another name as well
Official no. : 155238
Type at loss : propeller ferry, wood
Build info : 1893, Grand Haven, MI
Specs : 59x22x7, 54g 37n
Date of loss : 1933, Mar 20
Place of loss : at Detour, MI
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : none
Detail : Burned to a total loss.
She was a Drummond Isl. ferry owned by Durocher of Detour.
Sources: mv,rkr,slh,eas

------------------------------------------------------ 2371
PHILIP M
Other names : ?
Official no. : ?
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : ?
Specs : ?
Date of loss : 1889, May 17
Place of loss : off Port Weller, Ont.
Lake : Ontario
Type of loss : (storm)
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : Foundered. No Detail.
Sources: h,eas

------------------------------------------------------
PHOENIX - See also PHENIX

------------------------------------------------------ 2372
PHOENIX
Other names : none
Official no. : none
Type at loss : propeller, wood, passenger & package freight*
Build info : 1846, G. Jones, Cleveland
Specs : 155x24x10, 350 t.
Date of loss : 1847, Nov 20
Place of loss : 9 mi from Sheboygan, WI, about 5 mi from land
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : 161 [46 survivors] - estimates of the lost run over 200, but 161 is from the ship’s officers
Carrying : immigrants,household goods, molasses, sugar
Detail : She caught fire near her boilers at about 4 am and went up quickly. Many people jumped overboard, of which about 30 made it to boats and were picked up by the propeller DELAWARE. She had about $50,000 in personal wealth in her safe. The still smoldering hulk was towed to Sheboygan and abandoned.
Packed with about 150 Dutch immigrants & their household goods.
*Most drawings and paintings of the disaster show her as a sidewheeler, but she was a twin-screw, one of the first.
Also heavily damaged in collision with steamerTROY in 1845.
Sources: is(1-58&71,3-74),alm,glss,gsgl,sol,lm,h,lhl,lmdc,nsp,jd,eas etc

------------------------------------------------------ 2373
PHOENIX
Other names : ?
Official no. : (C ?)
Type at loss : propeller steam tug, wood
Build info : ? *
Specs : ?
Date of loss : 1863
Place of loss : north shore of the lake
Lake : Ontario
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : none
Detail : Burned and sank. (Note: This accident probably occurred in May on the Rideau Canal, near Ottawa, but some sources state it was on Lake Ontario.)
*a tug of this name operated on the Rideau Canal (Ottawa) in about 1845. Another was built at Brockville, 1862, 66x11,
29 t., disposition unknown.
Sources: gsgl,hgl,rnc

------------------------------------------------------ 2374
PHOENIX
Other names : ?
Official no. : none
Type at loss : scow-barge, wood
Build info : 1858, J. Gay, Milan, OH
Specs : 151 t. om
Date of loss : 1864
Place of loss : unreported
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : She sank in a sudden squall.
Sources: gsgl,is,hgl,rsl

------------------------------------------------------ 2375
PHOENIX
Other names : built as I.U. MASTERS renamed 1884. Also seen as PHENIX
Official no. : 12795
Type at loss : propeller steam tug, wood, wrecking
Build info : 1862, Peck & Masters, Cleveland
Specs : 173g 110n
Date of loss : 1884, Nov 17
Place of loss : C.S.R. railroad slip, Amherstburg, Ont.
Lake : Detroit R
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : none
Carrying : none
Detail : She caught fire in one of her coal bunkers and burned to a total loss. Several other vessels, including the Dunbar tug SHAUGHRAUN and the steambarge MARSH, attempted to save her. The SHAUGHRAUN finally got a line on her and pulled her away from the dock to near Norvell's wharf, where she burned to a total loss and sank.
Out of Detroit, owned by Parker & Millen.
Rebuilt and relaunched as PHOENIX, Sep, 1884
Sources: mv,gsgl,hgl,mpl,es

------------------------------------------------------ 2376
JAMES PICKANDS
Other names : none
Official no. : 76626
Type at loss : propeller, wood, bulk freight
Build info : 1886, T. Quayle, Cleveland
Specs : 233x40x19, 1546g 1319n
Date of loss : 1894, Sep 22
Place of loss : Sawtooth Reef, near Eagle River, MI
Lake : Superior
Type of loss : smoke
Loss of life : none
Carrying : iron ore
Detail : Her crew was blinded by forest fire smoke and struck the deadly reef. She was later wrecked by a storm and still another storm pushed her off into deeper water.
The ship had been bound Duluth for South Chicago.
Sources: gwgl,h,mv,lss,hgl,mpl,bb

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PICKUP - See LUCILE

------------------------------------------------------ 2377
PICTON
Other names : none
Official no. : C none
Type at loss : sidewheel steamer, wood, passenger & package freight*
Build info : 1870, W. Yeomans, Mill Point, Ont.
Specs : 158x27x8, 801gc 490nc
Date of loss : 1882, Sep 22
Place of loss : 3 mi E of Rondeau, Ont., lighthouse
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : She was driven ashore by a storm and broke up in place. She was on her way to replace the lost steamer ASIA (qv) at the time.
*some sources show her as a propeller
Reg out of Picton.
Sources: win,ledc,csv,hgl,clu,mmgl,rp,do2

------------------------------------------------------ 2378
PICTON
Other names : none
Official no. : C71206
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1867, T. Walters or Walton, Picton, Ont.
Specs : 99x23x10, 160 t.
Date of loss : 1900, Jun 29
Place of loss : 10 mi off Charlotte, NY
Lake : Ontario
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 7 [all]
Carrying : coal
Detail : Bound Charlotte for Belleville, Ont., she lost her sails and dove for the bottom in sight of several other vessels. Her skipper, Capt. Sidley, had sailed out into threatening weather. He was new to the boat, having just lost the EDW. BLAKE on Lake Huron. His 12-year old son died with him on the PICTON.
Out of Port Hope
Sources: csqw,mmgl,ns1,h,nsp,osdo,win

------------------------------------------------------ 2379
PICTON
Other names : built as steamer CORSICAN, renamed in 1905
Official no. : C ?
Type at loss : sidewheel steamer, iron composite, passenger & package freight
Build info : 1870, Gilbert, Montreal
Specs : 179x27, 946 gc
Date of loss : 1907, Sep 20
Place of loss : Toronto harbour
Lake : Ontario
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : 1
Carrying : ?
Detail : She was destroyed by fire at her dock. One woman passenger died.
Rebuilt in 1897. Originally 175x27, 1203 t.
Sources: mmgl,nsp not in clu

------------------------------------------------------ 2380
A.C. PIERCE
Other names : none
Official no. : 106474
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1887, A. Pierce, Sebewaing, MI
Specs : 54x16x5, 31g 29n
Date of loss : 1915, Aug 15
Place of loss : S. Fox Isl.
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : ? (fruit?)
Detail : She stranded on the shore of S. Fox and broken up by waves.
Sources: phr,mv,vbs

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FRANKLIN PIERCE - See GENERAL PIERCE

------------------------------------------------------ 2381
MARY E. PIERCE
Other names : none
Official no. : 90724
Type at loss : propeller steam tug, wood
Build info : 1871, Carroll, Buffalo
Specs : 48x14x6, 22g 12n
Date of loss : 1906, Feb 13
Place of loss : near Au Sable , MI
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : stranded
Loss of life : none of 2
Carrying : none
Detail : Went ashore and wrecked.
Rebuilt, 1881
Sources: phr,slh,mv

------------------------------------------------------ 2390
ELLEN PIKE
Other names : ? also seen as ELLEN PINE
Official no. : 7520
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1855, Bailey, New Buffalo, MI
Specs : 72x21x7, 74 gt.
Date of loss : 1873, Sep 21
Place of loss : 3 mi S of Kenosha, WI
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : She was driven on the beach by a storm, a total loss.
Also reported sunk by a white squall on L. Mich in 1863.
Also capsized in a gale off Waukegan in 1857, her crew rescued by schooner H.K. MUSSEY. Towed in upside-down. Capsized again 30 miles off St. Joseph, Mich. in Aug of 1858 with loss of one, a passenger.
Sources: sagl,hgl,nsp,bb,wl,mv

------------------------------------------------------ 2382
A.N. PIKE
Other names : also seen as A.N. PINE, A.R. PIKE
Official no. : C71103
Type at loss : propeller, wood
Build info : 1874, Chatham, Ont
Specs : 72x15, 34 t.
Date of loss : 1879, Jan 3
Place of loss : Thames R., just below Chatham
Lake : Detroit
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : Caught fire and destroyed.
Location also given as Lake St. Clair.
Sources: mmgl,h,win

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PILGRIM - See also NAOMI, WISCONSIN

------------------------------------------------------ 2384
PILGRIM
Other names : none
Official no. : 150933
Type at loss : propeller, wood, passenger & package freight
Build info : 1888, R. Rogers, Saugatuck, MI
Specs : 119x23x9, 300g 256n
Date of loss : 1907, Apr 29
Place of loss : near Ft. Gratiot, MI
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : (misc frt)
Detail : Struck an ice floe in an early-season run and beached to save her. She was driven too far up on the beach to recover and became a constructive total loss. Later stripped and abandoned, broke up in place.
Owned by C.W.Thompson of St. Clair, MI.
Sources: ns1,mv,ssa,nsp,phr,mpl,eas

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WILLIAM B. PILKEY - See FRANK E. VIGOR

------------------------------------------------------ 2385
PILOT
Other names : none
Official no. : none
Type at loss : scow-schooner, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1849, Ohio
Specs : 62x18x4, 33 t.
Date of loss : 1858, Nov 1
Place of loss : at Chicago
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 2
Carrying : lumber
Detail : Riding out a storm at anchor off the old waterworks, she was overwhelmed and foundered.
Another report shows a vessel of this name lost near Chicago in 1857 (probably a Milwaukee-built vessel)..
Another vessel of this name was registered out of Chicago at this time: 94x23x10, 181 t. , b. 1848, Ashtabula)
Sources: www,is,hgl,nsp,wl

------------------------------------------------------ 3518
PILOT
Other names : none
Official no. : none
Type at loss : propeller steam tug, wood
Build info : 1853, John Chapman or G. Hardison, Buffalo
Specs : 72x17x7, 77 t.
Date of loss : 1865, Nov
Place of loss : at Algonac, MI
Lake : St Clair R
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : none
Carrying : none
Detail : Destroyed by fire.
Sources: lhl,hgl,st,rsl,nsp,eas

------------------------------------------------------ 2386
PILOT
Other names : none
Official no. : C72593
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1866, Sweet, Wilson, NY [US#20164]
Specs : 63x16x6, 38gc 34nc
Date of loss : 1886, Apr (26)
Place of loss : 4 mi below Leamington dock
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : (storm)
Loss of life : none
Carrying : ?
Detail : She went ashore and stranded tightly. A week later the prop CITY OF DRESDEN attempted to rescue her, pulling her to pieces in the process.
Owned by Capt. F.B. Hackett of Amherstburg, Ont., she was used as a cargo carrier, lighter and wrecker.
Sold Canadian, 1877
Sources: es2-4,polk

------------------------------------------------------ 2386
PILOT
Other names : none
Official no. : 150303
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1883, R. Cotter, Essexville, MI
Specs : 41x16x4, 17g 16n
Date of loss : 1896, Sep 22
Place of loss : off the pier at Caseville, MI
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : collision
Loss of life : none
Carrying : ?
Detail : She struck the wreck of the steamer B.F. FERRIS and sank while trying to make the harbor in an easterly gale.
Was a yacht for part of her career
Sources: nsp,slh,mv,vbs,phr,wb

------------------------------------------------------ 2387
PILOT
Other names : none
Official no. : C111579
Type at loss : propeller steam tug, wood
Build info : 1901, E Pratt, Parry Sound, Ont.
Specs : 72x16, 70gc 48nc
Date of loss : 1910, Sep 11
Place of loss : Moon R., S of Parry Sound [Blackstone Bay]
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : none
Detail : Destroyed by fire, no other detail.
Out of Toronto
1885 Doty engine
Sources: mmgl,slh,h,win

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PILLSBURY - See HENRY CORT

------------------------------------------------------ 2388
PINCUSVILLE
Other names : ?
Official no. : 20335
Type at loss : scow, wood
Build info : 18?? Built prior to 1868
Specs : 28 t. (22 t. as steamer)
Date of loss : 1881
Place of loss : Sandusky, OH
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : "sank"
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : no detail
Converted from sidewheeler to scow in 1873 by L.B. Johnson, Oak Harbor, OH
Sources: mv,www,mv

------------------------------------------------------
PINE - See PIKE

------------------------------------------------------ 2389
PINE LAKE
Other names : built as propeller R. McDONALD [US#110469], renamed IDA M. TORRENT in 1883, given last name in 1895, after a rebuild at Charlevoix, MI, following an October, 1893 fire at Cross Village, MI. [Pine Lake is the earlier name of Lake Charlevoix]
Official no. : 150695
Type at loss : propeller, wood, bulk freight "sandsucker"
Build info : 1881, M. Duprise, Mt. Clemens, MI
Specs : 137x28x12, 388g 274n
Date of loss : 1912, Oct 21
Place of loss : abreast of Belle Isle
Lake : Detroit R.
Type of loss : collision
Loss of life : 2
Carrying : ?
Detail : She collided with the much larger wooden steamer FLEETWOOD and sank in the channel. The hulk was later dynamited as an obstruction.
Major repair in 1882; rebuilt, 1895, by Rooney Bros, Charlevoix,MI
Sources: nsp,mv,ns2,sol,ledc,mpl,eas

------------------------------------------------------ 2391
PINTA
Other names : none
Official no. : C none
Type at loss : scow-schooner, wood
Build info : 1869, A. St. Clair, Port Nelson, Ont.
Specs : 58x14x5, 36 t.
Date of loss : 1879, Nov 20
Place of loss : 5 mi NE of Oakville, Ont [near Toronto]
Lake : Ontario
Type of loss : (storm)
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : Reported foundered and a total loss, but still on polk list in 1883, hgl says she was still extant in 1898, but this is doubtful.
Sources: hgl,polk,win,mmgl,h not in '82 clu

------------------------------------------------------ 3519
PIONEER
Other names : none
Official no. : none
Type at loss : sidewheel steamer, wood
Build info : 1825, Benj. Winslow, Black Rock [Buffalo], NY
Specs : 98x17x8, 125 t.
Date of loss : 1834, Jul 9
Place of loss : near St. Joseph, MI
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : ?
Detail : She stranded and was lost in a storm. Her crew and passengers were later recued by the schooner MARENGO. This was the first major steamboat loss on Lake Michigan
, and the vessel was the first to have a high-pressure steam engine installed.
Driven ashore near Fairport, OH with heavy damage in October of 1825.
Sources: lhl,hgl,is,nsp,wl,eas

------------------------------------------------------ 2392
PIONEER
Other names : none
Official no. : C none
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1860, Simpson & Treleaven, Newcastle [Bend Head], Ont.
Specs : 99x18x7, 125 t.
Date of loss : 1871, Jun 12*
Place of loss : 10 mi off Main Duck
Lake : Ontario
Type of loss : foundered
Loss of life : none of 8
Carrying : coal
Detail : Bound Oswego for Coburg, she sprang a leak in a light breeze and sank. The cook alerted the crew when she said they couldn't come to dinner until they had been at the pumps as water was coming under the cabin walls. Last of them stepped off rail into the yawlboat just as she went down from under their feet. While rushing to abandon, members of the crew rescued the dinner as well, including two fresh-baked pies, which they ate in the boat after the ship went down.
*Jun 12, 1875 is also given as the date. Not in clu after 69. Out of Whitby.
Lengthened in 1866.
Sources: csqw,win,clu,is(1-76),h,slh,mmgl,nsp,hgl,wl

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PITTSBURG - See also BRIDGEBUILDER X, CYCLONE

------------------------------------------------------ 2393
PITTSBURG
Other names : built as MANITOBA, renamed CARMONA(88), last name in 1900
Official no. : C92653
Type at loss : sidewheel steamer, wood, passenger & package freight
Build info : 1871, M. Simpson, Port Robinson, Ont.
Specs : 221x28, 1349gc 882nc
Date of loss : 1903, Aug 13
Place of loss : Sandwich [Windsor], Ont.
Lake : Detroit R
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : none
Carrying : none
Detail : She caught fire from unknown causes and burned to a total loss at her layup dock. She had recently been taken out of service and the fire came under some suspicion, though arson was later refuted by her owners, the Georgian Bay Line.
Wrecked near Chantry Isl., L. Huron, in 1883. Collided with and sunk the str COMET in 1875.
Rebuilt, 1888; enlarged, 1900, originally 173x25, 980 t.
Sources: csv,polk,is,mmgl,sol,ns1,nsp,mpl

------------------------------------------------------
PITTSBURGH - See CYCLONE

------------------------------------------------------
PLANET - See also JOHN C. BAUER

------------------------------------------------------ 2394
PLANET
Other names : none
Official no. : none
Type at loss : barge, wood
Build info : 1855, Jas. Bushnell, Newport, MI as a sidewheel steamer
Specs : 262x33x14, 994 t.
Date of loss : 1872, Nov 7
Place of loss : off Two Rivers, WI
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 7
Carrying : 700,000 bd feet lumber
Detail : She foundered in relatively shallow water off the Two Rivers pier. Hull maybe later recovered and completely rebuilt.(possibly as a barge by Hill, Marine City) and registered as the new barge NORTHWEST.
Owned by Peshtigo Lumber Co.
She sank near Eagle River, MI, Lake Superior, in Aug, 1862, with the loss of 35 lives.
Major repairs in 1861, 62. She may have been built as a sidewheeler, converted to a prop shortly after.
Not in '69 mvus
Sources: polk,hgl,lmdc,lhl,bb,wl,nsp,hgl

------------------------------------------------------ 2395
JOHN PLANKINTON
Other names : none
Official no. : 76798
Type at loss : propeller, wood, bulk freight
Build info : 1889, F. Wheeler, W. Bay City hull# 53
Specs : 267x41x21, 1822g 1461n
Date of loss : 1917, May 9
Place of loss : off 5th St, Detroit
Lake : Detroit R
Type of loss : collision
Loss of life : none (1?)
Carrying : coal
Detail : She collided with the Grand Trunk river carferry DETROIT and sank in 40' of water. Her machinery was later removed and the hull levelled with explosives.
Sources: vbs,eas,cfgl,s,sbs,ns2,mv,mpl

------------------------------------------------------
JULIE PLANTE - See JULES La PLANTE

------------------------------------------------------ 2396
PLATINA
Other names : none
Official no. : none
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1834, Sandusky, OH
Specs : 70x26x7, 91 t.
Date of loss : 1848
Place of loss : unreported
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : stranded
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : Ashore and wrecked, no detail
Sources: www,wl

------------------------------------------------------
PLOUGHBOY - See T.F. PARK

------------------------------------------------------ 2397
PLOVER
Other names : none?
Official no. : 19680
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1857, Gay & Merry, Milan, OH
Specs : 141x26x11, 283 nt
Date of loss : 1871, Oct 12
Place of loss : near Whitefish Point.
Lake : Superior
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : Grain
Detail : She had been bound Duluth for Buffalo when she tranded and went to pieces in storm. The crew was at first supposed lost, but showed up at the Soo in her little yawl 2 days later.
Out of Cleveland
Rebuilt in the spring of 1871.
Sources: (mv),lssc,lss,nsp,hgl,wl

------------------------------------------------------ 2398
C.H. PLUMMER
Other names : none
Official no. :
126494
Type at loss : schooner-barge, wood
Build info : 1888, J. Monk, Sandusky
Specs : 116x28x8, 219g
208n
Date of loss : 1888, Nov 21
Place of loss : Kelley's Isl. dock
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : none
Carrying : stone
Detail : She burned to a total loss in her 1st year of service. She was ready to depart for Cleveland when she caught fire.
Owned by A.J. Helbing of Sandusky.
Major repairs in 1871.
Sources: www,nsp,hgl,wl,
ski

------------------------------------------------------ 3829
PLYMOUTH
Other names : ?
Official no. : none
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info :
Specs :
Date of loss : 1852, Jun 23
Place of loss : 25 mi N of Cleveland
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : collision
Loss of life :
Carrying : wheat, flour, etc.
Detail : Bound Huron, OH for Buffalo, she collided nearly head-on at night with the sidewheeler NORTHERN INDIANA(qv) and sank in a few minutes. NORTHERN INDIANA was later found to be grossly negligent in running in the vessel track on a dark and hazy night at 17 mph. This accident fomented an early court case establishing the right-of-way of sail vessels over powered.
Sources: nsp,

------------------------------------------------------ 2399
PLYMOUTH
Other names : none
Official no. : 19621
Type at loss : schooner-barge, wood, 2-mast, bulk freight
Build info : 1854, Ira Lafrinier, Ohio City, OH, as a propeller
Specs : 213x35x14, 777g 740n
Date of loss : 1913, Nov 11
Place of loss : near St. Martin's Isl. off tip of Garden Pen.
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 9 [all]
Carrying : cedar posts
Detail : Tow of the tug JAMES H. MARTIN in the "Big Storm" of 1913. MARTIN became disabled, left her in the lee of the island, where she was eventually overwhelmed and sunk. A note in a bottle from a passenger said MARTIN "left us and never even said good-bye!" Wreckage was found in 1984 near Poverty Island.
Converted from prop to 4-mast schooner in 1884. See prop OREGON.
Driven ashore on Presque Isle, Lake Huron, in Oct, 1887, released, 1888, rebuilt, 1889.
Capt. J. Reid rised her from this position by the unusual method of jacking a frame with 200 air-filled kerosene barrels down to the wreck and securing it, then releasing the jacks.
Major repairs in 1864
She was 846 t. om as a propeller.
Sources: nsp,gsgl,lh,mh,lss,gwgl,ttgl,modoc,ns2,h,lmdc,mv,mpl,rsl,eas

------------------------------------------------------ 2400
PLYMOUTH ROCK
Other names : none
Official no. : 19768
Type at loss : schooner-barge, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1852, A. Miller, Oswego, NY as a schooner
Specs : 116x25x11, 226g 226n
Date of loss : 1884,
Place of loss : Detroit, MI
Lake : Detroit
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : Destroyed by fire at her dock.
Rebuilt afterwards? [hgl says rebuilt 1884]
Owned out of Detroit in '83
Other sources show her first built in 1862
Rebuilt, 1862, 1881 Major repairs in 1869-70 after stranding in 1869.
Sources: is,phr,mv,osdo,nsp,hgl,rp,rsl

------------------------------------------------------ 3520
POCAHONTAS
Other names : none
Official no. : none
Type at loss : propeller, wood
Build info : 1846, F.N. Jones, Buffalo
Specs : 172x25x10, 427 t. om
Date of loss : 1862, Apr 8
Place of loss : on Long Point
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : flour, corn and general freight
Detail : She stranded on the point in a storm was wrecked, pounded to pieces by the 16th. Her insurance company declared vessel and cargo a total loss the first week of May.
Date is also given - in error - as Sep 27.
Stranded on a sandbar in Nov, 1854 and threw her deckload - largely parlor stoves - overboard to lighten, while a ship’s boiler accidentally rolled through the bulwarks and over the side.
Sources: hgl,lhl,wl,nsp,eas

------------------------------------------------------ 2401
POINT ABINO
Other names : none
Official no. : 150103
Type at loss : propeller, wood, bulk freight "rabbit"
Build info : 1872, Buffalo, NY
Specs : 112x24x8, 204 t.
Date of loss : 1905, Nov 14
Place of loss : St Clair Flats Canal
Lake : St. Clair
Type of loss : stranded
Loss of life : none
Carrying : sugar beets
Detail : Stranded and wrecked she was deemed to old and worn out to recover. Her crew were taken off by the Canadian tug DRAGON. She was largely broken up in a storm that followed shortly after. Her wreckage lies near that of N. MILLS (qv).
Owned by Capt. Burnham of Port Huron.
Sources: phr,rkr,sol,ns1,mv,ledc,mpl,eas

------------------------------------------------------ 3616
POLAND
Other names : none
Official no. : 20154
Type at loss : schooner-barge, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1848, Sanford & Moses, Cleveland
Specs : 111x24x9, 180g
Date of loss : 1878
Place of loss : unreported
Lake : unreported
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : No detail. Document surrendered at Port Huron 12/5/1881, annotated "burned in 1878."
Probably also the POLAND that wrecked on Lake Mich in 1857.
Sources: phr,hgl,rsl

------------------------------------------------------ 2402
POLYNESIA
Other names : none
Official no. : 150347
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 3-mast
Build info : 1885, J. Davidson, W. Bay City hull# 10
Specs : 204x37x16, 979g 940n
Date of loss : 1887, Oct 23
Place of loss : 20 miles off Sheboygan, WI
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : coal
Detail : Bound Buffalo for Chicago in tow of steamer RALEIGH, the two fought the storm for a full day before she was overwhelmed and sank in 330 feet of water. Estimated value: $58,000.
Member of the Corrigan fleet.
Sources: nsp,h,sbs,vbs,wb,hgl,sb,eas,es3-1

------------------------------------------------------
PONTIAC - See also GOUDREAU

------------------------------------------------------ 3521
PONTIAC
Other names : none
Official no. : none
Type at loss : sidewheel steamer, wood
Build info : 1855, W.C. Heydon, Grand Rapids, MI
Specs : 124x17x3, 68 t.
Date of loss : 1864, May 14
Place of loss : off the mouth of Sand Creek, near Grand Haven, MI
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : explosion
Loss of life : 3
Carrying : general freight, lumber
Detail : A very violent boiler explosion blew her upperworks to splinters and the vessel was destroyed. Five others aboard were injured in the blast.
Sources: lhl,hgl,sgr,wl,nsp,eas

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PORCUPINE - See CAROLINE

------------------------------------------------------
PORT DE CAEN - See GEORGE J. WHELAN

------------------------------------------------------
PORTAGE - See GEORGE VAN VLECK

------------------------------------------------------ 2404
E.M. PORTCH
Other names : none
Official no. : 8300
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 3-mast
Build info : 1867, Sorenson, DePere, Wi
Specs : 306 t.
Date of loss : 1882, Mar 27
Place of loss : 15 mi NE of Sheboygan, WI
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none of 8
Carrying : ?
Detail : Bound Chicago for Rowley Bay, WI in a heavy gale, she struck bottom in a plunge and sank. The Milwaukee Tug Company spent several months trying to recover her, in vain. Out of Chicago.
One source says she sank in a collision with the prop LELAND and foundered while trying to straggle in.
Also sunk near Beaver Island, Straits of Mackinac in summer, 1871, raised in the late fall, but broke away and sank again. Raised again in September, 1872.
Sources: h,mv,hgl,usls,nsp,mpl,jk

------------------------------------------------------ 3615
PORTER
Other names : none
Official no. : ?
Type at loss : scow-schooner, wood
Build info : 1870, F. Trudo, Bangor, MI
Specs : 49x16x4, 27g
Date of loss : 1875, Nov 25
Place of loss : Saginaw Bay
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : (storm)
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : "Wrecked."
Sources: phr,vbs

------------------------------------------------------ 2406
JOHN F. PORTER
Other names : built as steamer CINCINNATI, renamed in 1840
Official no. : none
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1836, D. Dibble, Sandusky as sidewheel steamer
Specs : 94x20x8, 116 t.
Date of loss : 1855, Oct 20
Place of loss : off North Point, Milwaukee
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : lumber camp provisions
Detail : Capsized and foundered off Milwaukee. Her crew made it to shore in her boat.
Out of Milwaukee.
Also reported ashore and a total loss near Racine in 1850.
Rebuilt from steamer to schooner in 1840 at Buffalo.
Collided with the steamer CHESAPEAKE (qv) Jun 8, 1847 off Conneaut, OH. Both vessels sank.
Sources: www,lhl,nsp,bb,
bc

------------------------------------------------------ 2407
LLOYD S. PORTER
Other names : none
Official no. : C94927
Type at loss : propeller, wood, bulk freight "lumber hooker"
Build info : 1893, Jenks, Port Huron, MI hull #5 US#141264
Specs : 160x30x10, 488gc 379nc
Date of loss : 1917, May 17
Place of loss : at Fair Haven, NY
Lake : Ontario
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : (none)
Carrying : ?
Detail : She burned at dock at the same time as the steamer CONGER COAL(qv). Later towed out into the lake and scuttled.
Sold Canadian in 1901 after wrecking in St. Lawrence R. at St. Croix, Que., in Oct, 1898.
Sources: mv,ns2,sol,h,csv,nsp,mmgl,win,hgl,mpl

------------------------------------------------------ 2408
PORTLAND
Other names : none
Official no. : 19623
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1847, A. Wilcox, Pillar Point, NY
Specs : 118x24x7, 250 t. om
Date of loss : 1877, Oct*
Place of loss : north of False Presque Isle, MI
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : (storm)
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : Stranded and went to pieces.
*also shown as 1867 but: (shown in 1869 and 1872 mvus, homeport out of Clayton, NY)
Sources: is,slh,nsp,mv,hgl,wl

------------------------------------------------------ 2409
PORTSMOUTH
Other names : none
Official no. : 19619
Type at loss : propeller, wood, bulk freight
Build info : 1853, Bidwell & Banta, Buffalo, NY
Specs : 176x29x11, 674 t.
Date of loss : 1867, Nov 15
Place of loss : Middle Island Reef, near Thunder Bay, MI
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : storm/fire
Loss of life : none
Carrying : 418 t. pig iron
Detail : She was driven ashore by a gale and stranded, then wrecked by another storm which followed. Several serious salvage efforts were made, and much of her cargo and furnishings were recovered. By December 2 she was in such bad shape that hope of saving her was abandoned. She later caught fire and was destroyed.
Owned by Frank Williams, Buffalo.
Rammed by a Canadian schooner while at anchor in Gravelly Bay, Lake Erie, and sunk in the fall of 1853.
Converted from passenger/freighter to bulker in 1866. Major repairs in 1864
Sources: msv,stb,slh,sol,is,lhdc,lhl,nsp,hgl,eh,mpl,rsl,eas

------------------------------------------------------ 2410
POST BOY
Other names : none
Official no. : none
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1832, Portland, NY
Specs : 59x18x6, 56 t. om
Date of loss : 1841
Place of loss : Buffington Harbor, near Chicago
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : explosion
Loss of life : 10
Carrying : gen merch, gunpowder
Detail : Cargo exploded violently, completely destroying the schooner.
Owned by J. Hixon of St. Joseph, MI
Capsized near the Manitous, Lake Michigan, in 1833, with some loss of life.
Stranded in a storm near Michigan City, IN in the fall of 1834.
Sources: hgl,h,rsh,nsp,wl

------------------------------------------------------ 2411
POST BOY
Other names : none
Official no. : 150428
Type at loss : propeller, wood, passenger & package freight
Build info : 1888, F. Wheeler & G. Williams, W. Bay City
Specs : 78x11x6, 124g 81n
Date of loss : 1905, Aug 8
Place of loss : at Holland, MI
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : none of 2
Carrying : ?
Detail : She was destroyed by a boiler-room fire at her dock.
Made headlines during the 1892 World's Fair when she stranded in a storm near Chicago with a full load of excursionists.
Owned by Macatawa Parks Association
Sources: ns1,vbs,sbs,mv,phr,nsp,eas

------------------------------------------------------ 2412
POTOMAC
Other names : none
Official no. : 19671
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1842, L. Goler, Cape Vincent, NY as a bark [builder also given as Miller]
Specs : 388 t. (208 t.)
Date of loss : 1883, Nov 10
Place of loss : North of Frankfort, MI
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : lumber
Detail : Bound Manistee for Chicago, she grounded and wrecked in gale. One of the oldest working vessels on the Lakes at the time. Crew rescued by local volunteers. Shown in 1884 Merchant Vessels as "lost or otherwise out of service."
Owned out of Chicago by Bundy.
Ashore and considered a total loss near Port Dalhousie, in Dec, 1854
Major repairs in 1880. Rebuilt in 1853, 62.
Sources: mv,nsp,is,h,polk,hgl,mpl,rsl,rnc

------------------------------------------------------ 2413
AGNES L. POTTER
Other names : none
Official no. : 1926
Type at loss : schooner-barge, wood, bulk freight, 2-mast
Build info : 1870, S. Langell, St. Clair, MI as 3-mast schooner
Specs : 134x27x9, 279g 269n
Date of loss : 1906, Aug 28
Place of loss : off Cleveland
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : storm/fire
Loss of life : none
Carrying : ?
Detail : In tow of steamer RHODA STEWART with WILLIAM GRANDY, she broke away in a storm and drove ashore. She later caught fire and burned to a total loss. The crew escaped to the Cleveland breakwater in her boat.
Owned by L.P. Smith of Cleveland.
Sources: phr,eas,ns1,mv,nsp

------------------------------------------------------ 2318
H.C. POTTER
Other names : none
Official no. : 11848
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 3-mast
Build info : 1868, S. Tripp, Bay City
Specs : 130x31x10, 309g 294n
Date of loss : 1891, Nov 26
Place of loss : 3 mi NE of Pte Aux Barques
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : lumber
Detail : Tow of prop OSWEGATCHIE(qv) with 2 other barges, she broke from tow near Oscoda in a NE gale and drifted all the way to Pte Aux Barqes, where she finally struck bottom and sank. Her crew was rescued by the propeller CAYUGA. OSWEGATCHIE was also lost.
Sources: mv,eas,slh,h,vbs,wb,hgl,sb

------------------------------------------------------
L.G. POWELL - See GEORGE W. PARKER

------------------------------------------------------
LENNIE POWELL - See RICHARD MORWOOD

------------------------------------------------------ 2405
PRAIRIE FLOWER
Other names : none
Official no. : none
Type at loss : propeller tug, wood
Build info : 1864, Detroit
Specs : 6 t.
Date of loss : 1867, Dec
Place of loss : at Saginaw, MI, Saginaw River
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : (none)
Carrying : none
Detail : Burned to a total loss, no detail.
Sources: nsp,lhl,hgl

------------------------------------------------------ 2414
PRAIRIE STATE
Other names : none
Official no. : 19682
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1852, Stevens & Presley, Ohio City [Cleveland], OH as a propeller
Specs : 137x24x17, 428 t.
Date of loss : 1879, Nov 19
Place of loss : near Sand Beach, MI
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : lumber
Detail : She was driven ashore and wrecked. Usls says 1 life lost, but most other sources say none.
Homeport, Bay City, MI.
As a Northern Transportation Co. steamer, she suffered a major fire at Oswego, NY, in late July, 1860. Sunk in the straits in 1860 and on Lake Erie in 1864. Burned at Oswego again in May, 1865.
Laid up in a bone-yard near "Military Stret bridges," Detroit, in the mid-70's. She filled and capsized in late October, 1877, but was raised and converted to this schooner afterwards.
Sources: phr,slh,lhl,hgl,usls,mpl,nsp,rp

------------------------------------------------------ 3957
C.N. PRATT
Other names : later C. W. CHAMBERLAIN (1886), GLENARM (1929)
Official no. : C80574
Type at loss : propeller, wood, "steambarge"
Build info : 1881, Jenking, Walkerville, Ont.
Specs : 141[oa]x27x12, 368 t.
Date of loss : 1885, Oct 20
Place of loss : Crawford wharf, Windsor, Ont.
Lake : Detroit R.
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : none
Carrying : none
Detail : She had been tied to the dock since the fall of the previous year due to litigation over her ownership. Just after midnight Oct 20 she was discovered to be afire, and she burned to the waterline before anything could be done to stop it. The fire was thought to be arson, the second attempt to burn her since she had been tied up. Declared a total loss, she was later rebuilt at great expense.
Foundered in St. Lawrence R in 1932.
Sources: nsp,hgl,es,csv

------------------------------------------------------ 3522
P.P. PRATT
Other names : none
Official no. : 19613
Type at loss : propeller steam tug, wood
Build info : 1866, Hingston Bros.,Buffalo
Specs : 14 t.
Date of loss : 1872, Oct 25
Place of loss : at Oswego, NY
Lake : Ontario
Type of loss : explosion
Loss of life : none
Carrying : none
Detail : This small tug exploded her boiler at her dock and burned, a total loss. Her crew were in a nearby hotel having their dinner at the time. Large pieces of the shattered boiler rained down on the Oswego waterfront, but nobody ashore was hurt. The hulk was raised the following week and her engine salvaged.
Owned by the estate of A.P. Grant, Oswego
Sources: lhl,rp,wl,nsp

------------------------------------------------------ 2415
PASCAL P. PRATT
Other names : none
Official no. : 150424
Type at loss : propeller, wood, bulk freight
Build info : 1888, T. Quayle, Cleveland
Specs : 272x41x22, 1927g 1642n
Date of loss : 1908, Nov 18
Place of loss : 1 mi from Long Point Lighthouse
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : none
Carrying : hard coal
Detail : She caught fire offshore and was run to the beach to save her people. She burned to a total loss and sank in 27' of water. Her machinery and 600 t. of her cargo were later removed by wreckers.
Out of Fairport.
Sources: mv,do2,ns1,ledc,win,mpl,eas

------------------------------------------------------ 4199
ZADOC PRATT
Other names : none
Official # : none
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 3-mast
Build info : 1855, Smith & Spencer, Buffalo
Specs : 133x27x11, 430 t. om
Date of loss : 1860, Nov 20 (ca.)
Place of loss : Pelee Passage
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : collision
Loss of life : none
Carrying : grain
Detail : Bound Chicago for Buffalo she collided in the dark with wreck of the steamer MT. VERNON (qv) and sank quickly in 50 feet of water. Her crew escaped in her small boat and were later picked up by the schooner S.J. HOLLEY.
Owned by Capt. Parker of Buffalo.
Sources : nsp,jm

------------------------------------------------------ 3614
PREBLE
Other names : also seen as COMMODORE PREBLE
Official no. : 20026
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1842, Bidwell & Banta, Buffalo as a brig
Specs : 98x26x9, 166 t.
Date of loss : 1874, Nov 2
Place of loss : off Long Point
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying :
staves
Detail : She broke up in a storm while trying to run to shelter under Long Point.. Her crew was rescued by the steamer ST. PAUL which had been at anchor, but the vessel was a total loss. Document surrendered at Port Huron Nov 5, 1877, annotated "wrecked in 1874."
Rebuilt and enlarged in 1866, rebuilt again in 1868.
Sources: phr,hgl,rsl,wl,jb,
nsp

------------------------------------------------------ 2416
PREMIER
Other names : built as steamer GREYHOUND, renamed LINCOLN in 1899, given last name in 1906.
Official no. : C92735
Type at loss : propeller, wood, passenger & package freight
Build info : 1888, M. Simpson, Hamilton, Ont.
Specs : 130x35x9, 337 t.
Date of loss : 1920, Nov 13
Place of loss : Bruce Mines, Ont., North Channel
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : none
Carrying : ?
Detail : Caught fire at her dock and destroyed.
Rebuilt after a serious wreck in March, 1904.
Sources: csv,ns3,mmgl,mpl

------------------------------------------------------
PRESCOTT - See WESTERN STAR

------------------------------------------------------ 3523
PRESIDENT
Other names : none
Official no. : none
Type at loss : sidewheel steamer, wood
Build info : 1842, Texas, NY*
Specs : 76x14x7, 69 t.
Date of loss : 1850
Place of loss : South shore of Lake Ontario
Lake : Ontario
Type of loss : (storm)
Loss of life :
Carrying : ?
Detail : "Wrecked."
*also given in error as Oswego
Sources: lhl,hgl,wl

------------------------------------------------------ 2417
GEORGE PRESLEY
Other names : none
Official no. : 86038
Type at loss : propeller, wood, bulk freight
Build info : 1889, Globe Dry Dock, Cleveland
Specs : 265x41x20, 1936g 1602n
Date of loss : 1905, July 26
Place of loss : near Washington Harbor, WI
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : none of 15
Carrying : iron ore
Detail : Groping her way through fog when she ran aground, caught fire in a paint locker and burned to a total loss.
Later recovered for scrapping.
Owned by Mona Transp. Co. of Cleveland.
Sources: ns1,eas,is,lmdc,nsp,mpl

------------------------------------------------------
PRESQUE ISLE - See E.M. FORD

------------------------------------------------------ 2418
PRESTO
Other names : none
Official no. : 19769
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1857, J. Squires, Huron, OH
Specs : 111x25x10, 184g 174n
Date of loss : 1895, Oct 16
Place of loss : anchorage at Harbor Beach, MI
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : light
Detail : Broke up and sank in a gale while trying to make harbor.
Registered out of Chicago
Major repairs in 1867 and 81.
Sources: mv,polk,slh,h,wb,hgl,mpl

------------------------------------------------------ 2419
PRESTON
Other names : later renamed HARLOW(1902)
Official no. : 150357
Type at loss : propeller, wood, bulk freight "steambarge"
Build info : 1891, P. Thrall, Green Bay, WI
Specs : 154x34x11, 472g 384n
Date of loss : 1901, Jun 29
Place of loss : Just out of Fort William, ONt.
Lake : Superior
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 1 of 14
Carrying : lumber
Detail : She was found to be leaking badly in a storm and was abandoned. One crewman was lost during the rescue by the passenger steamer ATHABASCA. Rescue of her crew was a rare ship to ship rescue by rocket line. PRESTON was later found still afloat, apparently buoyed by her cargo, and was recovered.
Lengthened 40'6" in 1899, Renamed in 1902, converted to a sandsucker in 1913, scrapped in 1926.
Sources: ns3,is(1-71),nsp,gwgl,lss,mv

------------------------------------------------------ 2420
PRESTON'S STORE BOAT
Other names : ?
Official no. : C158473
Type at loss : propeller supply boat, wood
Build info : ?
Specs : 28 t.
Date of loss : 1934, Aug 10
Place of loss : 300 yds W of Minnecognashene Isl. SE Geo. Bay
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : explosion
Loss of life : some
Carrying : retail goods
Detail : She expoded suddenly and sank. Sources are unsure as to how many lives were lost.
Out of Midland, Ont.
Built or acquired from foreign sources about 1930.
Sources: win,h

------------------------------------------------------ 3921
H.R. PRESTON
Other names : none
Official no. : ?
Type at loss : quarter-deck canal boat, wood
Build info : 1877, H.C. LeRoy, Oneida Lake, N.Y.
Specs :
Date of loss : 1878, Jul 23
Place of loss : about a mile off Oswego
Lake : Ontario
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none of 2
Carrying : 240-50 tons of ashes
Detail : Bound Picton, Ont. for Oswego in tow of the tug ALANSON SUMNER with three other canal boats when they encountered a storm. About 15 miles off Oswego the PRESTON broke her towline and was taken alongside the SUMNER with some difficulty. About a mile out of port she lost her hold tarps and began to sink quickly. She was cut loose from the tug and her crewmen were saved by the Oswego tug WM. AVERY. Though she was lying heavily on the bottom in 50 feet of water, her wreckage was pushed ashore near 4 Mile Point in early September.
Owned by H.C. LeRoy of Oneida Lake.
Sources: rp,wmn

------------------------------------------------------ 2421
MAUD PRESTON
Other names : none
Official no. : 91819
Type at loss : propeller, wood
Build info : 1886, Geo. McMillan, St. Joseph, MI
Specs : 109x19x6, 175g 158n
Date of loss : 1898, May 20 (Sep 20 also given)
Place of loss : Maumee Bay, near Toledo, OH
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : Caught fire and burned to total loss.
Sources: ledc,hgl,mv,mpl

------------------------------------------------------ 3375
WILLIAM I. PRESTON
Other names : often seen as WILLIAM L. PRESTON, W.J. PRESTON
Official no. : 26563
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1861, G. Goble, Oswego, NY
Specs : 136x25x11, 279g 265n
Date of loss : 1888, Nov 18*
Place of loss : head of Wolfe Island
Lake : Ontario
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : wheat
Detail : Bound Detroit for Ogdensburg, NY, she was driven ashore on rocky bottom by a gale and pounded to pieces within a couple of days.
Ashore in western Lake Ontario in a gale in the fall of 1872, she was raised the following June.
*also seen as 1898, in error
Owned by G. Goble of Oswego.
Sources: nsp,mv,osdo,hgl,tel,rsl

------------------------------------------------------ 2422
PRETORIA
Other names : none
Official no. : 150872
Type at loss : schooner-barge, wood, 3-mast
Build info : 1900, J. Davidson, W. Bay City hull# 93
Specs : 337x44x23, 2790g
Date of loss : 1905, Sep 2
Place of loss : near Outer Isl, Apostles Isls.
Lake : Superior
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 5 of 11
Carrying : iron ore
Detail : She was the tow of the steamer VENEZUELA, which was underpowered for the task of towing and challenging a storm at the same time. She broke her towrope and later foundered in a terrific gale. The crewmen were lost when their yawl capsized near shore. VENEZUELA was also a Davidson product and both belonged to the shipbuilder's own fleet.
PRETORIA was one of the largest wooden vessels ever built.
Sources: vbs,ns1,gwgl,sbs,is,sol,mv,mpl,eas

------------------------------------------------------ 2423
CHARLES S. PRICE
Other names : none
Official no. : 207539
Type at loss : propeller, wood, bulk freight
Build info : 1910, American Shipbuilding, Lorain, OH hull# 381
Specs : 504x54x30, 6322g 4901n
Date of loss : 1913, Nov 10
Place of loss : ca. 10.5 mi, 18 deg N of Port Gratiot light
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 28 [all]
Carrying : coal
Detail : She capsized and sank in the "Big Storm" of 1913. She probably encountered the lost REGINA(qv) in the maelstrom, as somecrewmen of the two vessels were found wear the lifejackets of the other. She floated upside-down near the shipping lane for several days and created a sensation as a "mystery ship" until divers went down and read her name off the side.
Sister of ISAAC M. SCOTT(qv), also lost with all hands the same day, farther up the lake.
Sources: glp,is(3-71),slh,glss,lol,gsgl,sol,mh,ns2,wm2,h,mpl,eas

------------------------------------------------------ 2424
PRIDE
Other names : none
Official no. : 19770
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 3-mast
Build info : 1849, Sandusky, OH
Specs : 87x26x6, 83g 79n
Date of loss : 1905, Nov*
Place of loss : Death's Door Passage
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : She was driven ashore and broke up. More than 50 years old at loss.
*one source says 1901.
This is probably the vessel that capsized near Sandusky, OH in April of 1856, with some loss of life.
Rebuilt 1868, 1880
Sources: is,lmdc,www,mv,nsp
------------------------------------------------------
PRIDE OF AMERICA - See GEORGE R. CLINTON

------------------------------------------------------ 2425
JOHN PRIDGEON, Jr.
Other names : none
Official no. : 75756
Type at loss : propeller, wood, bulk freight "lumber hooker"
Build info : 1875, J. Clark, Detroit as a package freighter
Specs : 222x36x17, 1212 g.
Date of loss : 1909, Sep 18*
Place of loss : 14 miles off Cleveland
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : ?
Detail : A rapidly-rising westerly gale turned her sideways to the wave-troughs and capsized her. The crew was picked up by steamer MARYLAND, which was nearby. Owned by Boland & Cornelius, Buffalo.
*some sources say Sep 8
Major repair in 1883, rebuilt from pkg to bulk freighter in 1902
Sources: ns1,polk,mv,eas,is,hdm,h,ledc

------------------------------------------------------ 2426
PRINCE
Other names : ?
Official no. : ?
Type at loss : steamer
Build info : ?
Specs : ?
Date of loss : 1905, Oct 20
Place of loss : unreported
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : Filled and sank in a big gale. No detail.
Sources: slh,gs

------------------------------------------------------ 2427
PRINCE EDWARD
Other names : none
Official no. : C71095
Type at loss : sidewheel steamer, wood, passenger & package freight
Build info : 1868, M Simpson, St. Catharines Ont.
Specs : 81x36, 97 t.
Date of loss : 1884, Jun
Place of loss : Belleville, Ont.
Lake : Ontario
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : Burned to a total loss. She was used as a ferry, at least in 70's and early 80's
Rebuilt, 1878, first numbered at that time.
Driven ashore and reported broken in two at Cove Island, Lake Huron in Nov, 1873.
This vessel was probably also the steamer or schooner reported wrecked and a total loss near Cove Island, Lake Huron, in a storm Nov 21, 1870, and registered out of Picton. Apparently she was the only vessel of the name in use at that time.
Sources: csv,is,win,h,sb,hgl,mmgl,clu,nsp

------------------------------------------------------ 3958
PRINCE EUGENE
Other names : none
Official no. : none
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1832, Huron, OH
Specs : 71x21x8, 104 t.
Date of loss : 1834, Nov
Place of loss : near 20 mi N of Big Sable Pt.
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : unknown, but worth $70,000, probably mixed merchandise
Detail : Driven ashore and wrecked.
Sources: nsp,bb,hgl,wl

------------------------------------------------------
PRINCE NOVA - See WAUBIC

------------------------------------------------------
PRINCE OF WALES - See also SLIGO

------------------------------------------------------ 2428
PRINCE OF WALES
Other names : ?
Official no. : (C)
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : ?
Specs : ?
Date of loss : 1835
Place of loss : near Detour, MI
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : ?
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : Sunk. No detail.
Sources: slh not in mmgl

------------------------------------------------------ 2429
F.H. PRINCE
Other names : none
Official no. : 120797
Type at loss : propeller, wood, package freighter
Build info : 1890,Detroit Dry Dock, Wyandotte hull# 102
Specs : 240x42x23, 2047g 1548n
Date of loss : 1911, Nov 14
Place of loss : Kelley's Isl.
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : storm/fire
Loss of life : none
Carrying : ?
Detail : She was driven ashore by a gale, then destroyed by an out-of control engine-room fire.
Some sources give Aug 8 as the date, with a second fire Aug 14.
Sources: ns2,is,eas,atl,h,ledc,mpl

------------------------------------------------------ 2430
PRINCESS CHARLOTTE
Other names : none
Official no. : ?
Type at loss : ?
Build info : ?
Specs : ?
Date of loss : unreported
Place of loss : unreported
Lake : Ontario
Type of loss : went missing
Loss of life : all
Carrying : ?
Detail : No detail.
The Royal Navy had a 1200 ton frigate of this name on Lake Ont. built in 1814, 42 guns.
Sources: hgl

------------------------------------------------------
PRINCESS PALMS - See FRANCIS PALMS

------------------------------------------------------ 2431
PRINCETON
Other names : none
Official no. : none
Type at loss : propeller, wood, passenger & package freight
Build info : 1845, Sam’l Hubbell, Perrysburgh, OH
Specs : 178x25x11, 455 t.
Date of loss : 1854, Apr 20
Place of loss : near Van Buren Pt., NY
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : farm implements, stoves, general merchandise
Detail : Bound for Chicago, she was damaged by ice and became waterlogged, then was blown on a reef and wrecked. She sank in 55 feet of water. The crew abandoned the ship for the surface of the ice. Much of her cargo and machinery was salvaged the fall of 1855.
Owned by J.L. Hurd & Co.
Sources: is(3-63),lhl,ledc,hgl,wl

------------------------------------------------------ 2432
JOHN PRINDIVILLE
Other names : none
Official no. : 21192
Type at loss : propeller steam tug, wood
Build info : 1867, Linn & Craig, Gibraltar, MI
Specs : (120x20x12), 270 t.
Date of loss : 1882, May 10
Place of loss : near Oscoda, MI
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : none
Detail : She was driven ashore and wrecked.
Some confusion about her identity. There was a PRINDIVILLE, a JOHN PRINDIVILLE and an R. PRINDIVILLE. All 3 reported as this wreck.
Sources: phr,hgl,mv,csv,slh,lhl,mpl

------------------------------------------------------ 2433
PRINDOC
Other names : built as GILCHRIST, renamed LUPUS(1913), last name in 1926
Official no. : C116578
Type at loss : propeller, steel, bulk freight
Build info : 1901, W. Bay City Shipbldg, W Bay City hull #603 (US#86569)
Specs : 356x50x28, 3871g 2997n
Date of loss : 1943, Jun 1
Place of loss : near Passage Isl, off Isle Royale
Lake : Superior
Type of loss : collision
Loss of life : none
Carrying : wheat
Detail : This freighter collided with the steamer BATTLEFORD in a heavy fog while downbound. She sank quickly in 600 feet of water, while BATTLEFORD stood by to pick up her crew. Owned by Paterson SteamShip.
Sold Canadian in 1926.
Sources: csv,vbs,is(2-69),irs,gwgl,lss,is,ns5,win

------------------------------------------------------ 2434
JOHN C. PRINGLE
Other names : (probably refers to prop built as W.H. GRATWICK)
Official no. : (80777)
Type at loss : schooner, wood,
Build info : (1880, Detroit Dry Dock, Wyandotte, hull# 38)
Specs : (174x31x12, 474g 389n)
Date of loss : unreported
Place of loss : at Big Trout Isl., N of Detour Passage, MI
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : unreported
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : Shown as a schooner "lost." This is probably a misreporting of an accident to the steamer shown, which survived for many years.
Sources: lhdc

------------------------------------------------------ 2435
MARY PRINGLE
Other names : none
Official no. : 90136
Type at loss : propeller, wood, passenger & package freight
Build info : 1867, Turner, Trenton, MI
Specs : 122x24x9, 205g 166n
Date of loss : 1893, Aug 7
Place of loss : Sandborn Lumber dock, Port Huron, MI
Lake : St. Clair R.
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : none
Carrying : ?
Detail : She caught fire at her dock and was cut loose to save the wharf. She burned to a total loss on the Canadian bank.
Rebuilt in 1871 and 1883
Sources: phr,polk,mv,slh,hgl,st,mpl,eas

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ROBERT C. PRINGLE
Other names : built as passenger str CHEQUAMEGON, renamed PERE MARQUETTE 7 in 1910, last name in 1911
Official no. : 127764
Type at loss : propeller steam tug, wood
Build info : 1903, Manitowoc, WI
Specs : 101x22x10, 143g 114n
Date of loss : 1922, Jul 19 [Jun 19 also given]
Place of loss : off Manitowoc, WI
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : Foundered
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : none
Detail : Waterlogged and sank.
Sources: mv,ns2,mpl,eas

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WALTER R. PRINGLE
Other names : built as prop SUPERIOR
Official no. : 116357
Type at loss : propeller steam tug, wood
Build info : 1890, Cleveland Dfry Dock Co., Cleveland as a small ferry
Specs : 98x30x10, 251g 167n
Date of loss : 1922, May 6
Place of loss : Stag Isl.
Lake : St Clair R
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : none
Detail : After she caught fire while underway, she was beached on Stag Island, where she burned to the waterline.
He started out as a ferry, later served as a package freighter for 12 years. Converted to a tug in 1917.
Sources: ns2,mpl,st

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WILLIAM H. PRINGLE
Other names : later INTERNATIONAL, ONAPING, and LUCKNOW(qv)
Official no. : 80176
Type at loss : propeller steam tug, wood
Build info : 1871, Rust & Arnold, S. Saginaw, MI
Specs : 120x22x9, 219 t.
Date of loss : 1877, May 31
Place of loss : 4 mi S of St. Clair, MI
Lake : St. Clair R.
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : none
Carrying : none
Detail : Caught fire around her boiler while towing 3 schooners and burned to supposed total loss, but hull and engine were later recovered separately. The hull was converted to a barge and sold Canadian in 1880. See LUCKNOW for the rest of her career.
Sources: vbs,hgl,st,es

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PRINS WILLEM V
Other names : none
Official no. : Netherlands PGWF
Type at loss : propeller motor vessel, steel, package freight
Build info : 1940, N.V. Scheepswerf en Machinefabreik, Rotterdam, Neth.*
Specs : 258 ft., 1567 t.
Date of loss : 1954, Oct 14
Place of loss : 3.75 mi E of Milwaukee Harbor mouth
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : collision
Loss of life : none
Carrying : T.V.'s, gen frt
Detail : She collided with the towed barge SINCLAIR XII, in tow of the tug SINCLAIR HOUSTON (or SINCLAIR CHICAGO), and sank with a 20x8 foot hole in her side. Her crew of 30 were rescued by the Coast Guard cutter HOLLYHOCK.
*She was scuttled while building to prevent capture by Nazis, refloated and completed in 1948-9.
Sources: sg2,glp,sol,is,lmdc,mpl,eas

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MINNIE PROCTOR - See SNOWBIRD

------------------------------------------------------ 2439
PROGRESS
Other names : none
Official no. : 150205
Type at loss : propeller, wood, bulk freight
Build info : 1880, Wolf & Davidson, Milwaukee
Specs : 255x37x20, 1596g 1310n
Date of loss : 1905, Oct 20*
Place of loss : Green Bay
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : ?
Detail : She stranded in a gale with heavy damage. Her machinery and hull were recovered separately the next year.
She was not returned to powered servicebut was converted to a crane-equipped construction barge in 1908. Scuttled in 1921.
*some sources say Nov 24, these dates were the two major storms of the year.
Sources: nsp,mv,mpl,eas

------------------------------------------------------ 4247
PROGRESS
Other names : none
Official # : 173994
Type at loss : dredge/barge, composite
Build info : 1910, New York, NY
Specs : 110x34x7, 235g 235n
Date of loss : 1942, Jun 19
Place of loss : at Grand Haven
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : none mentioned
Carrying : ?
Detail : Burned to a total loss.
Owned by I. J. Lyons, Whitehall, Mich
Sources : eas,hcgl

------------------------------------------------------ 2440
PROTECTION
Other names : none
Official no. : 20471
Type at loss : propeller steam tug, wood
Build info : 1873, Gregory, Chicago
Specs : 60g 30n
Date of loss : 1883, Nov 14
Place of loss : near Holland, MI
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 1
Carrying : none
Detail : This tug was towing the damaged schooner ARAB(qv) in a gale when her propeller became fouled in the towline. Crippled, she was driven into a reef and broke up. The crews of both vessels [all were aboard PROTECTION] were rescued by the Holland U.S. Lifesaving Service crew
Out of Chicago
Major repair, 1878
Sources: polk,g8s,bu,mv,nsp,usls,m&h

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PROTECTION
Other names : none
Official no. : 150543
Type at loss : propeller, wood, bulk freight "rabbit"
Build info : 1888, A. Aho, Sault Ste Marie, MI
Specs : 112x24x7, 161 t.
Date of loss : 1923, Nov 3
Place of loss : off Cedar pt., near Sandusky, OH
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 6
Carrying : ?
Detail : She filled and sank in a storm.
Registered out of Kelley's Island, OH.
*originally 77x22x6, 92g, 72n. Rebuilt and enlarged in 1904.
Sources: ns3,mv,eas

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PROTECTOR - See JAMES REID

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PROVINCE
Other names : none
Official no. : C130838
Type at loss : barge, wood, crane equipped, wrecking & const.
Build info : 1911, Canadian Towing & Wrecking, Fort William, Ont.
Specs : 152x40x10, 580g/n t.
Date of loss : 1923, Sep 27
Place of loss : unreported
Lake : St Clair R
Type of loss : towing accident
Loss of life : 3
Carrying : ?
Detail : She capsized and sank while under tow. She was later recovered for scrap by James Reid, and the remaining hulk scuttled in L. Huron off Sarnia in the 1930's.
Registered out of Port Arthur.
Sources: win,ns3,do2,mmgl,h

------------------------------------------------------ 2443
DAVID PROVOST
Other names : none
Official no. : 6384
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1864, Squires, Huron, OH
Specs : 89x22x7, 99 t.
Date of loss : 1887, Sep 12
Place of loss : near Detour lighthouse, MI
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : brick
Detail : She foundered, a total loss. She was bound for S.S. Marie from Chatham, Ont.. She was raised twice, but lost again each time and finally remained on the bottom
Rebuilt, 1881
Sources: polk,phr,nsp,mv,slh,hgl,jb

------------------------------------------------------ 2444
PRUSSIA
Other names : none
Official no. : C85424
Type at loss : propeller, wood, passenger & package freight
Build info : 1873, L. Shickluna, St. Catharines, Ont.
Specs : 138x24x12, 634gc 406nc
Date of loss : 1885, Sep 12
Place of loss : Sand Isl., near Bayfield, WI
Lake : Superior
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : none
Carrying : ?
Detail : Bound Ft. William for Duluth, she caught fire while underway. Her crew fought it while they were able, then abandoned.
300hp condensing engine
Several sources say the accident occurred near Bayfield, Ont
Registered out of St. Catharines by Western Express Line
Rebuilt, 1884
Sources: win,csv,rkr,mmgl,gwgl,lss,is,h,hgl

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PUEBLO - See PALMBAY

------------------------------------------------------ 2445
PULASKI
Other names : none
Official no. : 20455
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1873, A. Muir, Port Huron, MI
Specs : 136x26x11, 349g
Date of loss : 1887, Oct 3
Place of loss : Good Harbor Bay, near Grand Traverse Bay
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : coal
Detail : Her anchors lost purchase while she was trying to ride out a storm. She was driven into a reef where she was pounded to pieces. The Lifesaving Service crew rescued her crew.
Owned by Hubbard, et. al, Toledo
Some give wreck site as Grosse Pointe, N of Mackinac Isl.
Sources: mv,nsp,slh,sb,osdo,wb,nb,hgl,sb,usls,eas,jm

------------------------------------------------------ 2446
JIM PULLAR
Other names : also seen (in error) as JIM PULLARD
Official no. : C126045
Type at loss : propeller, wood, coaster & tug
Build info : 1894, Sault Ste Marie, MI [US#77146]
Specs : 62x15x8, 53gc 29nc
Date of loss : 1909, Oct 15
Place of loss : at Dog Isl., near Sturgeon Bay
Lake : Superior
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : Burned to a total loss and sank.
Twin engined.
Sold Canadian in 1909. Rebuilt at Duluth, 1908.
Sources: mv,gwgl,lss,is,h,mmgl,win,mpl,rf

------------------------------------------------------ 2447
PUP
Other names : none
Official no. : 150668
Type at loss : propeller steam tug, wood
Build info : 1894, Saugatuck, MI
Specs : 45x12x5, 14g 7n
Date of loss : 1915, Jul 19
Place of loss : off Plum Isl, mouth of Green Bay
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : (storm)
Loss of life : none
Carrying : none
Detail : Foundered.
Sources: mv,

------------------------------------------------------ 3916
VIRGINIA PURDY
Other names : none
Official no. : none
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1847, Cleveland
Specs : 125x25x10, 301 t. [om]
Date of loss : 1859, Apr 21
Place of loss : Pelee Island
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : (none)
Carrying : water-lime
Detail : She was driven ashore by a gale and wrecked. The underwriters offered to give her to any wrecker who would pull her off, but there were no takers.
Ashore near Milwaukee in Oct, 1854 and on Fox Point in 1856
Sources: nsp,hgl,bb,wl

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PURITAN
Other names : none
Official no. : none
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1846, S. Ruggles, Milan, OH
Specs : 223 t. om
Date of loss : 1866, Sep (3)
Place of loss : Buffalo harbor
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : (none)
Carrying : lumber
Detail : She was driven on the breakwater and pounded to pieces, a total loss.
Sources: nsp,rsl,hgl

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PURITAN - See GERALDINE BATTLE, GEORGE M. COX


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