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------------------------------------------------------ 2462
LUCY RAAB
Other names : ?
Official no. : none
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : ca. 1856*
Specs : 14,000 bu capacity
Date of loss : 1862, Nov 1(?)
Place of loss : Middle Island Reef
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : She drove ashore in a storm. The big wrecking tug WINSLOW was sent from Detroit to rescue her, but by the time she arrived, there was little except her outfit left.
*Possibly built at Sheboygan, WI, as other "Raab" vessels were
Sources: slh,hgl,nsp

------------------------------------------------------ 2463
JOHN RABER
Other names : built as brig GENERAL WORTH. Renamed after 1871
Official no. : 10150
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1848, Wm. Treat, Euclid, OH (or Cleveland) as a brig
Specs : 118x25x10, 224g 212n
Date of loss : 1895, Sep 10
Place of loss : near Ahnapee, WI
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 1
Carrying : Lumber
Detail : Bound Pine Lake [Charlevoix, MI] for Milwaukee, she ran aground in dense fog and a SE gale, 1 mi from shore and 4 mi S of Ahnapee. Her crew abandoned and the schooner later broke up.
She was heavily damaged and expected to be a total loss in a storm of Dunkirk, NY, in November, 1867. Seven lives lost.
Sources: hgl,mv,nsp,h,wb,rsl

------------------------------------------------------ 2464
RACER
Other names : none
Official no. : 21189
Type at loss : brig, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1856, B.B. Jones, Buffalo
Specs : 258 t.
Date of loss : 1869, Nov 17
Place of loss : Hammond Bay, Straits
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : iron ore
Detail : Bound Marquette for Cleveland, she stranded and broke up in a terrific gale. Valued at about $13,000.
Homeport: Cleveland, owned by J. Lundy and G Hearnes.
Major repair in 1863
Sources: mv,slh,nsp,hgl,rsl,mdwl

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RACINE - See also ALGOMA

------------------------------------------------------ 3989
RACINE
Other names : none
Official no. : none
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1844, (S. Doolittle), Oswego, NY as a propeller
Specs : 95x20x10, 175 t. (as a steamer)
Date of loss : 1849
Place of loss : near Rondeau, Ont.
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : Capsized and lost in a light gale.
She was considered top-heavy as a propeller and was converted to a schooner in 1846. After the conversion she was still known as a "tender" boat.
Sources: lhl, nsp,wl

------------------------------------------------------ 2465
RACINE
Other names : none
Official no. : none
Type at loss : propeller, wood, freighter
Build info : 1856, Luther Moses, Cleveland OH as a passenger steamer
Specs : 193x30x13, 715 t.
Date of loss : 1864, Aug 10
Place of loss : off Rondeau, Ont.
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : 8
Carrying : flour, passengers
Detail : Fire on board, originating near her boiler, quickly destroyed the ship. One crewman was killed during the lowering of a lifeboat and 7 others died when that boat swamped. The propeller AVON and the smallboat from the bark J. S. Austin, becalmed five miles distant, saved the rest of the passengers and crew. The AVON towed the burning wreck into shallow water, where she was consumed to the water line.
Owned by the Western Transportation Co.
The hull was raised in fall, 1866 and rebuilt to a bark [US#21708]. Rebuilt to a barge after another accident, 1873. Not abandoned until 1908 or 9.
Stranded in the Straits in the fall of 1863 following a collision, and off the mouth of the Sheboygan R. the same November.
Major repairs in 1862
Sources: msv,hgl,osdo,lhl,gsgl,ledc,nsp,mpl,rsl,nsp,eas

------------------------------------------------------ 4119
RACINE
Other names : none
Official no. : 21183
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1853, Justice Bailey, Racine, WI as a brig
Specs : 214 t.
Date of loss : 1868, Oct 30
Place of loss : off Port Austin, MI
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : (none)
Carrying : grain
Detail : She was driven into the shallows in a gale. The wrecking tug DISPATCH was sent from Detroit to rescue her, but came back a few days later with just her rigging and outfit.
Out of Chicago.
Also wrecked near Racine in 1855.
Sources: nsp,mpl,mv,hgl

------------------------------------------------------ 2466
RACINE
Other names : none
Official no. : 21184
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1844, Sanford & Moses, Cleveland
Specs : 106x24x10, 168g 160n
Date of loss : 1892, Jul 3
Place of loss : Whiskey Harbor Reef, NW of Port Hope, MI
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : lumber
Detail : She was downbound when reported stranded and lost. US Lifesavers rowed out through a gale and brought in her crew, later salvaging much of her outfit and cargo as well.
Rebuilt, 1872
Ashore with heavy damage near Madison, OH, in Nov. 1846.
Probably the vessel reported capsized and lost in a storm NE of Milwaukee Oct 19, 1855, and later spotted 25 mi SW of Grand Haven, MI.
Major repair in 1862
Sources: mv,slh,mv,lhdc,wb,hgl,usls

------------------------------------------------------ 2467
RACINE
Other names : none
Official no. : 21708
Type at loss : scow or scow-schooner, wood
Build info : 1867, Tonawanda, NY
Specs : 195x30x12, 534g 508n
Date of loss : 1893, Aug 19
Place of loss : near the harbor entrance at Two Rivers, WI
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : (storm)
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : stone
Detail : Sank, no detail.
Out of Port Huron
Sources: mv,h not in mmgl

------------------------------------------------------ 2468
RADIENT or RADIANT
Other names : none
Official no. : none
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : ca. 1856 [described as "new" in articles reporting her loss]
Specs : ? [described as "not of the largest class," meaning she was probably less than 130 feet in length]
Date of loss : 1857, Nov 20?
Place of loss : unknown
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 10 [all]
Carrying : wheat
Detail : Left Toledo for Oswego on the 18th, she never arrived at the Welland canal. She was presumed to have foundered in a general gale that swept the lake on the 20th.
Sources: hgl,gs,nsp not in mmgl

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JOHN RAE - See DUNCAN CITY

------------------------------------------------------ 2469
R.H. RAE
Other names : none
Official no. : C none
Type at loss : bark, wood, 3-mast
Build info : 1857, Donaldson &Andrews, St. Catharines
Specs : 136x23x11, 344 t.
Date of loss : 1858, Aug 3 or 4
Place of loss : S of Pt. Traverse
Lake : Ontario
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : ?
Detail : She capsized and sank in a "white squall" off Duck's Creek. She went down slowly enough for her people to abandon in her smallboat. They were later picked up by the propeller COLONIST. There was a big effort to salvage her the next summer, but to no avail. She was a toal loss of $20,000.
She was reportedly built for the trans-Atlantic trade and looked more like a seagoing schooner.
Named after and owned by a well-known arctic navigator of the time.
Owned by Rae Bros. & Co., Hamilton, Ont.
Wreck is in very good condition. The famed Cousteau organization lost a diver on her in 1980.
Sources: is,hgl,do2,sol,sagl,pdw,rnc

------------------------------------------------------ 2470
RAINBOW
Other names : ?
Official no. : none
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : ?
Specs : ?
Date of loss : 1837, Aug
Place of loss : near Put-in-Bay, S. Bass Isl.
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : unreported
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : "lost," no detail
A 2-mast schooner of this name existed at this time out of Cleveland: 51x16x5, 33 t.
but she was still extant in 1841. Built 1834, Avon, OH
Sources: ledc,hgl,wl not in mmgl

------------------------------------------------------ 2471
RAINBOW
Other names : none
Official no. : 21300
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1855, F.N. & B.B. Jones, Buffalo
Specs : 125x27x10, 257g 244n
Date of loss : 1894, May 18
Place of loss : off the mouth of the Chicago River
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : lumber
Detail : Her sails ripped out by a terrific storm, she was driven along the beach until she finally capsized and broke up. Four of her crew were rescued by the tug MOLLIE SPENCER. 3 others, adrift on a hatchcover raft, were saved by brave bystanders from shore.
Rebuilt in 1875-6
Sources: mv,is(2-92),h,lmdc,nsp,wbm,hgl,rsl

------------------------------------------------------ 2472
RAINBOW
Other names : none
Official no. : 111064
Type at loss : propeller steam tug, wood
Build info : 1894, Erie, PA
Specs : 47x12x5, 15g 7n
Date of loss : 1927, Jun 10
Place of loss : Peche Isl.
Lake : Detroit R
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : none
Detail : She caught fire in the river, was beached on the island to save her crew, and burned to the waterline.
Built as fish tug.
Sources: mv,ledc

------------------------------------------------------ 2473
RALEIGH
Other names : none
Official no. : 21138
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1848, Sandford & Moses, Cleveland
Specs : 212 t.
Date of loss : 1869, Oct 31
Place of loss : Portage Bay, N of Manitous
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : (none)
Carrying : wheat
Detail : Bound Milwaukee for Oswego, she drove ashore in gale and was reported a total loss. However, she was pulled off the next spring and reportedly repaired at Milwaukee.
Owned by Elgott & Richardson, Elgott being her skipper.
Also reported as a Canadian lost near Manitoulin Isl., Lake Huron.
Major repairs in 1861, 66 and 70.
Sources: hgl,slh,nsp,mdwl

------------------------------------------------------ 2474
RALEIGH
Other names : none
Official no. : 110154
Type at loss : propeller, wood, bulk freight
Build info : 1871, Quayle & Martin, Cleveland
Specs : 227x34x15, 1206g 1105n
Date of loss : 1911, Nov 30
Place of loss : 5 mi E of Port Colborne, Ont.
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 3
Carrying : ?
Detail : She broke her rudder in a gale. Helpless, she was driven ashore and pounded to pieces on Schisler Point.
Out of Detroit
Sources: ns2,h,mv,ledc,win,mpl,do,eas

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RALPH - See E.H. MILLER

------------------------------------------------------ 2475
P.J. RALPH
Other names : none
Official no. : 150460
Type at loss : propeller, wood, bulk freight
Build info : 1889, A. Anderson, Marine City
Specs : 211x37x14, 695g 659n
Date of loss : 1924, Sep 8
Place of loss : E side of S Manitou Isl., in harbor
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : lumber or pulpwood
Detail : Sheltering in a gale, she dropped anchor for the night, but later slipped it and drove ashore before her crew could get up steam. She lies .5 mi N of the Coast Guard Station.
Bound for Muskegon
Sources: sol,is,ns3,h,mv,nb,mpl,eas

------------------------------------------------------ 2476
JANE RALSTON
Other names : none
Official no. : 12790
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1866, Linn & Craig, Gibraltar, MI
Specs : 137x26x11, 261g 248n
Date of loss : 1910, Jul 21
Place of loss : W end of lake
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : ?
Detail : She sprang a leak in bad weather, waterlogged and foundered. The hulk was later raised and towed into Sandusky, but wasdeclared a constructive total loss.
Builder also given as Roderick Calkins
Major repair, 1883
Sources: polk,mv,ns2,ns2,www,mpl

------------------------------------------------------ 2477
RAMBLER
Other names : none
Official no. : none
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1847, B. Flint or Conrad & Reed, Black River, OH
Specs : 89x22x8, 137 t.
Date of loss : 1865, Oct
Place of loss : east shore
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : (all hands)
Carrying : ?
Detail : She was reported ashore and a total loss . Some sources say she "went missing."
Owned by P. Dunne, Racine.
One source gives Lake Ontario as place of loss.
Reported ashore and wrecked in early June of 1855 near Michigan City, IN. Later stripped and abandoned as a total loss. She was purchased as a wreck in July of ‘55 and finally refloated in September.
Major repair in 1860
Sources: hgl,h,nsp,wl,rsl

------------------------------------------------------ 3725
RAMBLER
Other names : none
Official no. : 110155
Type at loss : propeller steam tug, wood
Build info : 1873, Union Dry Dock Co., Buffalo
Specs : 57 ft, 43g 24n
Date of loss : 1891, Aug 24
Place of loss : near Bayfield, WI
Lake : Superior
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : none
Carrying : none
Detail : She burned to the waterline. The fire was later regarded as arson, and the insurance was never collected.
Sources: lss,mv,polk

------------------------------------------------------ 4128
HOMER RAMSDELL
Other names : none
Official no. : none
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1853, Buffalo
Specs : 119x26x10, 276 t.
Date of loss : 1855, May 10
Place of loss : Waterman's Pier, Racine
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : (none)
Carrying : ?
Detail : She broke loose from Dutton's pier in a storm and drove up against Waterman's pier, where she was expected to go to pieces.
Her final registration document was signed the same day as the storm.
Out of Detroit, owned by Strong & Goodnow.
Sources: nsp,hgl,wl

------------------------------------------------------ 2478
H. RAND
Other names : also seen as HANSON RAND
Official no. : 11185
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 3-mast
Build info : 1856, Rand & Burger, Manitowoc, WI as 2-mast schooner
Specs : 107x24x8, 125g 119n
Date of loss : 1901, May 24
Place of loss : off Manitowoc, WI [Racine also given]
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 4 [all]
Carrying : hardwood slabs
Detail : She capsized and sank in a gale. Her captain always sailed her short-handed, and had often been warned that a small crew couldn't handle her in a storm. His daughter, the cook, was among the lost. She had been bound Coyne (Boyne?), MI, for Milwaukee. Later towed to the beach near Racine and blown up.
Rebuilt, 1875, , enlarged in 1879, major repair, 1880
Sources: ns1,h,mv,polk,nsp,mpl,bb

------------------------------------------------------ 2479
JOHN RANDALL
Other names : none
Official no. : C117121
Type at loss : propeller, wood, bulk freight
Build info : 1905, Shelby & Youlden, Kingston, Ont.
Specs : 116x22x11, 194t
Date of loss : 1920, Nov 17
Place of loss : Schoolhouse Bay, Main Duck Isl.
Lake : Ontario
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : coal
Detail : Bound Oswego, NY for Belleville, Ont., she sprang a leak and sank (may have broken in two first). The crew made it to Main Duck, where they stayed with the lightkeeper for nine stormy days before it was known that they were safe.
Bound Oswego for Belleville, Ont.
Sources: csqw,csv,ns3,mmgl,gsg,mpl,do

------------------------------------------------------ 3524
RANGER
Other names : none
Official no. : C none
Type at loss : sidewheel steamer, wood, freighter
Build info : 1853, A. Cantin, Montreal
Specs : 137x24, ca.260g 144n
Date of loss : 1866, Aug 9
Place of loss : 7 mi W of Port Stanley, Ont.
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : RR iron
Detail : Sprung a leak off Tyrconnel in a southerly gale. Her crew worked the pumps for hours to save her, but she was finally run ashore when it was apparent that she would sink. Total loss. She had been bound Toledo for Montreal.
Described in some insurance lists as a "riverboat."
Sources: csv,hgl,globe,rsl,nsp,rnc

------------------------------------------------------ 3378
MARY ANN RANKIN
Other names : none
Official no. : 16329
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1857, W. Callister, Charlotte, NY
Specs : (108 t.) 126 t.
Date of loss : 1870, Oct 31
Place of loss : Sugar Loaf Point, near Port Colborne, Ont.
Lake : Ontario
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 4
Carrying : ?
Detail : She stranded and broke up. One member of the crew was washed overboard and 3 would-be rescuers died when their small boat capsized. The balance of the crew was rescued by crewmen from the schooner HIPPOGRIFF.
Out of Buffalo
Foundered near Buffalo in November, 1867. Raised and rebuilt locally.
Major repair in 1863
Sources: nsp,hgl,mpl,rsl

------------------------------------------------------ 2480
RAPHAEL
Other names : ?
Official no. : 266980
Type at loss : bulk freight barge
Build info : 1954
Specs : 107x42x14, 643 g
Date of loss : 1966, Jul 12
Place of loss : 25 miles off Fairport Harbor, OH
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : (storm?)
Loss of life : (25)
Carrying : steel goods
Detail : Tow of the "G tug" SUPERIOR, she sank when she capsized due to a cargo shift. One source says no lives were lost, while another says 25 died (excessive for a barge).
Sources: is,ledc,jk,eas not in mmgl

------------------------------------------------------ 3360
RAPID
Other names : also seen as RAPIDAN
Official # : C33581
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1856, VanSlyke & Notter, Buffalo
Specs : 131x27x10, 191 t.
Date of loss : 1872, Sep 27
Place of loss : 10 mi E of Rondeau, Ont
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 7 of 8
Carrying : staves
Detail : She capsized in a gale and foundered. Her one survivor spent 60 hours adrift before being picked up by the schooner PARAGON.
MAY have been recovered - registration not closed until 1881.
Sold Canadian in 1863
Rebuilt, 1862
Sources : nsp,pdw,wl,mmgl

------------------------------------------------------ 2481
RAPID CITY
Other names : none
Official no. : C85528
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1887, Oakville, Ont.
Specs : 39 t.
Date of loss : 1917, Aug 31
Place of loss : 8 mi ESE of Toronto
Lake : Ontario
Type of loss : foundered
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : She went down under Scarborough Bluffs
Sources: win,tfgl,h

------------------------------------------------------ 2482
RAPPAHANNOCK
Other names : none
Official no. : 111083
Type at loss : propeller, wood, bulk freight
Build info : 1895, Jas. Davidson, W. Bay City, MI hull# 66
Specs : 308x43x21, 2380g 1192n
Date of loss : 1911, Jul 25
Place of loss : near Jackfish Pt., Ont.
Lake : Superior
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : coal
Detail : Bound for Duluth with the big barge MONTEZUMA in tow, she was put on the beach in an attempt to save her from a terrific 75 mph storm and fog, but pounded to pieces anyway. She later drifted into 80 feet of water and sank. The wreck was later clamshelled to remove her cargo.
Sources: gwgl,ns2,vbs,lss,mpl,eas

------------------------------------------------------ 2483
E.W. RATHBUN
Other names : none also seen as E.W. RATHBURN and RATHBURNE
Official no. : C
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1866, J. Tait, Mill Pt. Ont.
Specs : 149 ft, 200 t.
Date of loss : 1886, Oct 19
Place of loss : off Goderich, Ont.
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : coal
Detail : She foundered in a westerly gale. The crew clung to her rigging until rescued by a "government boat".
Out of Napanee
Sources: nsp,clu,slh,h,lhdc,wb,hgl,win not in mmgl

------------------------------------------------------ 2484
ANNIE C. RAYNOR
Other names : also seen as ANNA C. RAYNOR
Official no. : none
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : ? (Milan, OH)
Specs : ?
Date of loss : 1863, Nov 19
Place of loss : on Middle Island
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : coal
Detail : Bound Buffalo for Chicago, she grounded in a gale and pounded to pieces. The tug KATE WILLIAMS stripped her of her sails and gear at the end of the month.
Sources: slh,hgl,nsp not in mmgl

------------------------------------------------------ 2485
WILLIAM RAYNOR
Other names : none
Official no. : 26673
Type at loss : schooner-barge, wood
Build info : 1862, Shupe, Milan, OH
Specs : 120x25x11, 227 t.
Date of loss : 1883
Place of loss : off Lexington, MI
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : (storm)
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : She foundered and was declared total loss, but was laterrecovered.
Out of commission about 1895.
Registered out of Marine City
Sources: hgl,polk,phr,slh

------------------------------------------------------ 2486
RAZEL BROS.
Other names : also seen as RAZAL BROS.
Official no. : 259751
Type at loss : propeller tug, steel, fishing
Build info : 1949, Manitowoc
Specs : 30 ft.
Date of loss : 1986, Aug 20
Place of loss : just W of Whiskey Isl., N of Charlevoix. MI
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : collison
Loss of life : 3
Carrying : none
Detail : She was run down or swamped by the wake of the big Yugoslav package freighter JABLONICA. Her crew may have been asleep at the time.
Sources: dfp,tgc,mpl

------------------------------------------------------ 2487
REBECCA
Other names : none
Official no. : 21141
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1853, Gilmore, Toledo, OH
Specs : 112x23x10, 193 t.
Date of loss : 1872, Sep
Place of loss : near Alabaster, MI
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : none
Detail : She had stranded near Detour the previous year. She had been removed and was being towed south by a tug when she was torn loose in a gale and thrown ashore. She was thought to be a total loss and is often reported as such, but two Bay City Captains bought and recovered her in 1873 and put her back in service. Gone from registry by 1883.
Ashore on Kelley's Island for five weeks in 1868.
Also sunk after striking a rock in Detour Passage in May of 1860. Repaired the following year.
Sources: phr,slh,nsp,hgl,rsl

------------------------------------------------------ 2488
REBEL
Other names : none
Official no. : 110083
Type at loss : propeller steam tug, wood
Build info : 1871, Notter, Buffalo
Specs : 54x15x8, 29g 15n
Date of loss : 1898, Oct 25
Place of loss : off Two Harbors, MN
Lake : Superior
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : none
Detail : She was towing a scow from Superior, WI for Pork Bay when she was overtaken by a storm. Her crew took to the scow as she foundered, and were later picked up by the steamer CITY OF LONDON.
Major repair in 1878
Sources: polk,hgl,gwgl,lss

------------------------------------------------------ 4024
RECIPROCITY
Other names : none
Official no. : 21185
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1855, J. Wolverton, Detroit
Specs : 124x27x11, 237 g
Date of loss : 1880, Oct 16
Place of loss : near Stoney Creek, WI, N of Algoma
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : ?
Detail : She was driven ashore by the gale known as "The ALPENA Storm," but her crew managed to get ashore in her yawl.
Also ashore at Two Rivers Point in 1864 and at Kewaunee in 1869.
Damaged in a collision in 1863.
Sources: bb,mv,nsp,hgl,wl

------------------------------------------------------ 2489
RECORD
Other names : renamed ARTHUR B. HARMS in 1946, CATHY ANN in 1965
Official no. : 110667
Type at loss : propeller tug, steel
Build info : 1884, Globe Iron Works, Cleveland
Specs : 68x17x8, 60g 30n
Date of loss : 1902, Nov 7
Place of loss : Duluth, MN
Lake : Superior
Type of loss : collision
Loss of life : 1
Carrying : none
Detail : Run down by the steamer BRANSFORD and sank. Recovered and lasted until scrapped in 1975!
Rammed and sunk at Duluth by steamer R.L. FULTON, Jun 2, 1898. 3 died.
Rammed and sunk at Duluth by steamer JAS. B. NEILSON, Oct 8, 1899 with loss of 1 life.
Sources: mv,gwgl,lss,irs,is,nsp,hgl,mpl

------------------------------------------------------ 2490
RECOVERY
Other names : none
Official no. : none
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1812
Specs : 90 t.
Date of loss : 1820
Place of loss : near Ft. William, Ont.
Lake : Superior
Type of loss : (storm)
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : She was reported wrecked and broken up on the beach.
Another schooner of this name was built on Lake Superior in 1823, in '28 ran the Soo rapids and was later lost near Buffalo (date not given).
Sources: hgl,gwgl,lss,nsp

------------------------------------------------------ 2494
RED BIRD
Other names : none
Official no. : C72960
Type at loss : scow-schooner, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1870, R. McPherson, Hamilton, Ont.
Specs : 65x17x4, 39gc 39nc
Date of loss : after 1900*
Place of loss : 12 NE of Fairport, OH
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : unreported
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : Sank. No detail
*NAC record closes in 1919, annotated "out of commission."
Sources: hgl,polk,mmgl,ledc

------------------------------------------------------ 2491
RED BOTTOM
Other names : ?
Official no. : ?
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : ?
Specs : ?
Date of loss : 1876
Place of loss : Middle Island Reef
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : (storm)
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : Wrecked on the reef.
Sources: hgl,slh

------------------------------------------------------ 2492
RED CLOUD
Other names : none
Official no. : 110578
Type at loss : propeller steam tug, wood
Build info : 1883, S. Gibson, Ashtabula
Specs : 62x16x9, 40g 20n
Date of loss : 1899, Sep 3or4
Place of loss : near Cedar Point, OH
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : none
Detail : She was thrown on a reef and broken in two, a total loss.
Location of build also given as Buffalo.
Sources: mv,ledc,www

------------------------------------------------------ 3525
RED JACKET
Other names : none
Official no. : none
Type at loss : propeller steam tug, wood
Build info : 1864, Buffalo
Specs : 21 t.
Date of loss : 1866, Jun 18
Place of loss : at Chicago
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : explosion
Loss of life : 2
Carrying : none [brig MARY in tow]
Detail : While entering the Chicago River and pulling up beside her tow, the brig MARY, to stop it, she was wrecked by a boiler explosion. The tug was reported totally destroyed by the blast. Two of the three aboard were killed, and several aboard the brig were injured.
Sources: lhl,hgl,nsp

------------------------------------------------------ 3619
RED RIBBON
Other names : ?
Official no. : ?
Type at loss : propeller steam tug, wood
Build info : 1877, W. Morris, Port Huron
Specs : 46x12x5, 20g
Date of loss : 1877, summer
Place of loss : unreported
Lake : unreported
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : none
Detail : Burned to a total loss.
First registered in June, document surrendered in September.
Sources: phr

------------------------------------------------------ 2493
RED, WHITE & BLUE
Other names : none
Official no. : 21301
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1863, Bailey Bros, Madison Dock, OH as a bark
Specs : 157x31x13, 447g 425n
Date of loss : 1895, Oct 10
Place of loss : Whaleback Shoal, Green Bay
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : coal
Detail : Driven on the reef by a gale, she was wrecked and broke up. Tow of the steamer OTEGO (qv), she was bound Toledo for Green Bay.
Owned by Alten of Lorain, OH
Rebuilt in 1875-6
Sources: hgl,nsp,lmdc,mv,wb,mpl

------------------------------------------------------ 2495
C.E. REDFERN
Other names : none
Official no. : 126609
Type at loss : propeller motor vessel, wood, bulk freight
Build info : 1890, F. Wheeler, W. Bay City, hull #65, as a schooner
Specs : 181x35x14,
Date of loss : 1937, Sep 19
Place of loss : 4 mi off Pt. Betsie
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : pulpwood
Detail : Outbound from Frankfort, she foundered in a heavy gale. Her crew was rescued by the carferry ANN ARBOR #4 and the Coast Guard cutter ESCANABA. Bound Nahma for Filer City, MI.
Owned by Capt. Angwall of Marinette, WI.
A 1937 REDFERN wreck reported on Lake Huron refers to this loss.
Converted from schooner to crane-equipped motor vessel at J. Davidson shipyard, W. Bay City, in 1926.
Sources: vbs,sol,ns4,lmdc,mv,nsp,mpl

------------------------------------------------------ 2496
ELIZA J. REDFORD
Other names : none often seen as E.J. REDFORD
Official no. : 135493
Type at loss : propeller steam tug, wood
Build info : 1881, Brower Morgan, Oswego, NY
Specs : 59x15x8, 35g 18n
Date of loss : 1893, Nov 16
Place of loss : Oswego harbor
Lake : Ontario
Type of loss : storm/explosion
Loss of life : 1
Carrying : none
Detail : She went to the rescue of the sinking schooner FLORA EMMA, lost her way in the blizzard and rammed a pier at Fort bank. She exploded and sank, a total loss.
She was built side-by-side with the tug M. J. CUMMINGS. The two were launched the same day and were lost he same day. The CUMMINGS burned at Cape Vincent, NY, on the St. Lawrence R., 11/16/93.
Sources: is,mv,wb,osdo,hgl,mpl,rp

------------------------------------------------------
REED - See also REID

------------------------------------------------------ 2497
CHARLES REED
Other names : (probably built under another name)
Official no. : 205606
Type at loss : propeller steam tug, wood, fish
Build info : 1908, Sandusky, OH
Specs : 68x17x7, 44g 22n
Date of loss : 1922
Place of loss : Erie, PA
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : none
Detail : Burned to a total loss.
Reg out of Erie, PA
Sources: mv,www

------------------------------------------------------ 2498
FRANK REED
Other names : none
Official no. : C92281
Type at loss : propeller steam tug, wood
Build info : 1886, A. Morrell, Meaford, Ont.
Specs : 60x12x6, 34gc 23nc
Date of loss : 1899, Nov
Place of loss : near Barrie Isl., North Channel
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : (storm)
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : Wrecked, no detail.
Out of Owen Sound
Sources: mmgl,slh,h,win

------------------------------------------------------ 2499
JAMES H. REED
Other names : none
Official no. : 77589
Type at loss : propeller, steel, bulk freight
Build info : 1903, Detroit Shipbuilding, Wyandotte, MI hull# 154
Specs : 448x52x29, 5598g 4125n
Date of loss : 1944, Apr 27
Place of loss : 20 mi N of Conneaut, OH, off Long Point
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : collision
Loss of life : 12
Carrying : iron ore
Detail : Bound Superior, WI, for Erie, PA, she was rammed broadside dead amidships by the 550-foot steel freighter ASHCROFT and sank quickly. She was later dynamited to level her wreckage.
Some information provided in 1999 by Doyle C. Rogers, who was a 17 year-old crewman aboard REED.
Sources: do2,mv,sol,sagl,h,ledc,mpl,dcr

------------------------------------------------------
PAUL REESE II - See VERANO

------------------------------------------------------ 4065
C. REEVE
Other names : none
Official no. : none
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1853, Buffalo
Specs : 119x26x10, 280 t. om
Date of loss : 1862, Nov 22
Place of loss : off Devil’s Nose, near Charlotte, NY
Lake : Ontario
Type of loss : collision
Loss of life : none
Carrying : corn
Detail : Bound Chicago for Oswego, NY, she had almost made it when she collided with the schooner EXCHANGE and sank in a few minutes. Her crew saved themselves by clambering aboard the EXCHANGE before the REEVE went down in deep water.
Owned by W. H. Goodnow of Detroit
Sources: nsp,wl,hgl,rnc

------------------------------------------------------ 2500
KITTY REEVES or ERMA B. REEVES
Other names : ? also seen as IRMO B. REEVES
Official no. : ?
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : ?
Specs : ?
Date of loss : 1870, Nov 7*
Place of loss : Tawas Bay
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : copper ore
Detail : Downbound with cargo of high-grade ore, she came into Tawas Bay for shelter. She was sunk while at anchor. Her crew abandoned and landed near Pt. Lookout, 18 miles to the south, two days after.
No official documents have ever been located on a KITTY REEVES, US or Canadian. There is much debate over whether she existed at all, though there are reports of a copper wreck in the Bay. In 1900 a salvage company from Chicago reported finding a copper-laden wreck in the Bay while looking for the schooner SUMMIT.
*1880 also given
Sources: is,slh,rkr,atb,stender,

------------------------------------------------------ 2501
REGINA
Other names : none
Official no. : C
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1866, L. Shickluna, St. Catharines*
Specs : 75 ft, 118 t.
Date of loss : 1881, Oct 22
Place of loss : 4 mi SE of Cove Isl. Lighthouse, Georgian Bay
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 1 of 4 [at first all were reported lost]
Carrying : salt
Detail : Bound Goderich for Owen Sound, she was overwhelmed by a storm and sunk.
Owned by William Foster of Owen Sound.
Date often given as Oct 22.
*builder also given as McLeod.
Sources: slh,is,h,lhdc,win,mmgl,hgl,clu,es,eas

------------------------------------------------------ 2502
REGINA
Other names : none
Official no. : C124231
Type at loss : propeller, steel, package freight "canaller"
Build info : 1907, A. McMillen & Sons, Dumbarton, Scot. hull# 419
Specs : 269x43x23, 2957gc 1956nc
Date of loss : 1913, Nov 10
Place of loss :
off Port Sanilac, Mich
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 20 [all]
Carrying : steel pipe, gen frt
Detail : This steamer was overwhelmed by the 1913 "Big Storm." Before foundering she met up with the freighter CHARLES S. PRICE (qv) or her wreckage, as dead crewmen from the PRICE washed ashore wearing REGINA life jackets.
Located in 1985.
Two Ohio sport divers lost their lives on her in August, 2000, when their gear became entangled in the wreck.
Sources: mmgl,is(3-71),slh,gsgl,ns2,is,lhdc,csv,win,mpl,eas

------------------------------------------------------ 2503
REGULATOR
Other names : none
Official no. : 21186
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1866, F N Jones, Buffalo
Specs : 121 t.
Date of loss : 1883, Nov 16
Place of loss : 19 mi S of St. Joseph, MI
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 1
Carrying : general merch
Detail : Bound White Lake, MI for Chicago, she was stranded and pounded to pieces by a gale. Thieves stole her cargo from the beach while her crew was freezing in the rigging.
Registered out of Chicago
May also have burned at Detroit in 1871.
Major repair in 1882
Sources: polk,mv,lmdc,nsp,hgl

------------------------------------------------------ 4248
CONRAD REID
Other names : also seen as CONRAD REED
Official # : 4369
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1862, H D Root, Black R., OH
Specs : 121 t.
Date of loss : 1875, around Oct 31
Place of loss : 20 mi SW of Port Stanley
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : [all]
Carrying : ?
Detail : Left Cleveland for Port Stanley Oct. 29 in company with the schooner ELIZA ALLEN when she ran into a gale. The ALLEN ran for shelter, but the REED pressed on. She was apparently never seen again. A spar found protruding from the lake 20 miles off Port Stanley the next week was thought to be hers.
Out of Cleveland in 1871
There was a later CONRAD REID, b. 1881, Lorain
Sources : es,wl, nsp

------------------------------------------------------ 2504
JAMES REID
Other names : built as steamer GENERAL BURNSIDE, last name in 1882
Official no. : 10234
Type at loss : propeller steam tug, wood, salvage
Build info : 1863, J. Monk, Sandusky
Specs : 90x17x9, 123 t.
Date of loss : 1887, Jun 10
Place of loss : W side of Sturgeon Bay canal, WI
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : none
Carrying : 2 scows in tow
Detail : Bound Bay de Noque for Chicago with two scows laden with cedar when she caught fire and was abandoned.
Hailed from Alpena. Owner: James Reid.
Built as 87x17x8, 114 t. tug.
Sources: polk,phr,www,nsp,lhl

------------------------------------------------------ 2505
JAMES REID
Other names : built as tug PROTECTOR, last name in 1905
Official no. : C116399*
Type at loss : propeller steam tug, iron
Build info : 1875, Wilmington, Del US# 150050
Specs : 118x23x10, 158g 79n (181cg)
Date of loss : 1917, Aug 21
Place of loss : 2 mi S, 1/2 mi E of Gas buoy, Byng Inlet
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : (storm)
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : none
Detail : Foundered. Cause not reported.
Wreck located in late '70's
*also given as 116398
Sold Canadian in 1905. Out of Sarnia.
Sources: csv,mv,win,do2,slh,h,lhdc,mpl

------------------------------------------------------ 2506
KATY REID
Other names : also seen as KATE REID
Official no. : 14255
Type at loss : (sidewheel) tug, wood
Build info : 1867, DePere, WI
Specs : 101x25x10, 103 t.
Date of loss : 1873, Oct 20
Place of loss : Saginaw River at Salzburg, MI
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : none
Detail : Burned to a total loss. Her boiler and some steam gear was later salvaged and installed in the tug A.H. HUNTER in winter, 1873-74.
Not in '69 mvus
Sources: phr,vbs,slh,nsp,hgl,mpl

------------------------------------------------------
R.C. REID - See HARRIET A. HART

------------------------------------------------------ 2507
R.P. REIDENBACH
Other names : renamed CONNEAUT (1941)
Official no. : 207693
Type at loss : propeller tug, steel
Build info : 1910, Great Lakes Towing, Cleveland
Specs : 69x17x11, 71g 37n
Date of loss : 1929*, Oct 28
Place of loss : in harbor at Ashtabula, OH
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : capsized
Loss of life : 2
Carrying : none
Detail : She capsized and sank, probably in a towing accident. Later recovered.
*also given as 1939
A "G-tug" from build until scrapped in 1965.
Sources: mv,rkr,sol,is

------------------------------------------------------ 2513
REINDEER
Other names : ?
Official no. : ?
Type at loss : ?
Build info : ? (Clayton, NY?)
Specs : ?
Date of loss : ? (1838?)
Place of loss : unreported
Lake : Ontario
Type of loss : went missing
Loss of life : all
Carrying : ?
Detail : No detail.
Hgl shows a vessel of this name capsized and lost on L. Erie in 1838. Mpl shows same as schooner, has her built at Clayton, NY.
Sources: hgl,mpl

------------------------------------------------------ 2508
REINDEER
Other names : none
Official no. : C none
Type at loss : sidewheel steamer, wood, passenger & package freight
Build info : ?
Specs : ?
Date of loss : 1842, Oct 21
Place of loss : Off Au Sable Point, MI
Lake : Superior*
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 21 (19)
Carrying : wheat,flour,tallow
Detail : Foundered, no detail.
*location also given as Big Sable Pt., Lake Mich, and Au Sable Pt., Lake Huron.
Sources: sol,h,lhdc,slh,hgl

------------------------------------------------------ 4200
REINDEER
Other names :
Official # : none
Type at loss : schooner, wood (2-mast)
Build info : (1835, Conneaut, OH)
Specs : (61x18x7, 70 t.)
Date of loss : 1855, Nov 17
Place of loss : .5 mi N of the piers, Chicago
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : bricks
Detail : Went ashore in a gale and "probably a total loss." Owned by her skipper, Capt. Gilmore, and Benj. Phelps of Milwaukee.
(out of Chi in 1846)
Sources : nsp,(wl),rnc,hgl

------------------------------------------------------ 2510
REINDEER
Other names : built as steamer COMMERCE(qv) renamed in 1850
Official no. : C none
Type at loss : sidewheel steamer ["polly-wog"], wood, passenger & package freight
Build info : 1848, Portsmouth, Ont.
Specs : 136x24, 67gt
Date of loss : 1857, Oct 19
Place of loss : 8 mi N of Big Sable Point
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 23 of 25
Carrying : wheat, barreled flour, tallow
Detail : Bound Chicago for Kingston, Ont., via St,. Joseph, MI, she was caught by a gale accompanied by tremendous seas. Her cabins were destroyed and fires were doused by boarding waves and the disabled steamer was shoved into the shallows where she was overwhelmed and broke up. Her engine and boiler were in shallow water and were probably recovered.
Owned by Holcomb and Henderson, Montreal, homeported at Kingston.
rebuilt, 1851
Sources: mmgl,clu,csv(s1,2),hgl,bb,rnc

------------------------------------------------------ 2512
REINDEER
Other names : ?
Official no. : (21962)?
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : ? (1857, D. Barclay, Richmond, OH)
Specs : "small" (67x16x3, 34 t.)
Date of loss : 1879, Nov 3
Place of loss : off Lincoln Park, IL
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none of 2
Carrying : lumber
Detail : She was caught in a blizzard-gale, capsized and sank. USLS rescued her crew of 2.
(hgl shows schooner of this name lost near Chicago, 1855) The only lakes sail vessel of this name shown in 1877mv is Oct 1895 loss, below.
Sources: h,(is),usls,(hgl,wl)

------------------------------------------------------ 2509
REINDEER
Other names : none
Official no. : (21940)
Type at loss : schooner, wood (3-mast)
Build info : (1870, Campbell & Owen, Detroit, hull# 11)(1860, Clayton)
Specs : (134x26x12, 306g 291n)(191g)
Date of loss : 1895, May
Place of loss : off Cleveland or Black R., OH
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : in ballast
Detail : Abandoned in a storm and foundered.
Sources: (atl),ledc,hgl,mv

------------------------------------------------------ 2511
REINDEER
Other names : none
Official no. : 21194
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1860, J. Oades, Clayton, NY
Specs : 111x24x11, 191g 181n
Date of loss : 1895, Oct 8
Place of loss : off 40-mile Point, above Rogers [Rogers City]
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : cordwood
Detail : She was driven ashore by a NE gale while loading at Crawford quarry dock.
Sources: nsp,slh,wb

------------------------------------------------------
PEGGY REINAUER - See B.B. McCOLL

------------------------------------------------------
J.L. REISS - See SIDNEY E. SMITH, Jr.

------------------------------------------------------ 2514
WILLIAM A. REISS
Other names : built as prop FRANK H. PEAVY, renamed in 1916
Official no. : 121187
Type at loss : propeller, steel, bulk freight
Build info : 1901, American Shipbuilding, Lorain, OH hull # 309
Specs : 430x50x29, 4498g 3472n
Date of loss : 1934, Nov 14
Place of loss : off S. pier at Sheboygan, WI
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : coal
Detail : She grounded in a moderate gale, but after lightering she was found to be heavily damaged. She was declared a constructive total loss in December and cut up for scrap the next year.
Name is pronounced "rice."
Sources: rkr,mv,ns4,kys,mpl,eas

------------------------------------------------------ 2515
RELIABLE
Other names : none
Official no. : 110435
Type at loss : propeller, wood, sandsucker
Build info : 1880, T. Davis, Detroit, MI as a schooner
Specs : 91x23x6, 97 gt
Date of loss : 1913, Aug 16
Place of loss : 2.5 mi SE of Milwaukee
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : sand
Detail : She capsized and sank due to a shift of her cargo in a gale. Her crew had fought rising water in her hold for many hours, but when she finally started to list, the end came in just minutes. Her boiler exploded as she sank, blasting her to pieces. The crew made it away in her yawl, but for a while it appeared that her skipper had gone down with her, in full view of his two young sons. He was later rescued by the Goodrich steamer CHICAGO, along with the rest of her crew.
Former schooner-barge converted to a tug and sandsucker about 1890.
Sources: mv,is,bb,eas

------------------------------------------------------
RELIANCE - See also NELLIE LYON

------------------------------------------------------ 2516
RELIANCE
Other names : none
Official no. : C97115
Type at loss : propeller, wood, tug and cargo vessel
Build info : 1892, Collingwood Dry Dock, Collingwood, Ont.
Specs : 124x23 311 t.
Date of loss : 1922, Dec 15
Place of loss : Lizard Island, Ont.
Lake : Superior
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 4
Carrying : lumberjacks,oildrums
Detail : Bound Puckasaw, Ont., for the Soo, she grounded in a storm. The crew and passengers endured a gale and temperatures as low as -18 before rescue. Still, four died of exposure.
Recovered in 1924, broken up in 1947.
Sources: csv,ns3,is(4-61),mmgl,mpl

------------------------------------------------------ 2517
RELIEF
Other names : (none)
Official no. : (none)
Type at loss : propeller steam tug, wood
Build info : 1865, Detroit
Specs : 10 t.
Date of loss : 1867, Jun 22
Place of loss : Saginaw River
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : fire/explosion
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : none
Detail : Destroyed by an explosion and fire.
Sources: slh,nsp,lhl

------------------------------------------------------ 4129
RELIEF
Other names :
Official # : (21133?)
Type at loss : propeller tug, wood
Build info : 1855, VanSlyke & Notter, Buffalo
Specs : 128x25x12, 267 t.
Date of loss : 1884, Jul or Jun 18
Place of loss : at Sandusky, OH
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : (none)
Carrying : none
Detail : Large tug burned to a total loss.
Owned out of Vermilion by Capt. Gilchrist.
Major repairs in '76, '82
Sources : eas,mv,polk,wl

------------------------------------------------------ 2518
RELIEVER
Other names : built as prop GERMANIC, renamed in 1909
Official no. : C122417
Type at loss : propeller, wood, bulk freight
Build info : 1888, J. Davidson, W. Bay City hull# 17 US# 85911
Specs : 216x36x19, 1131g 892n
Date of loss : 1909, Nov 3
Place of loss : Methodist Point, Georgian Bay
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : logs
Detail : She was loading off the beach when she caught fire and burned to a total loss. Her registry was closed Mar, 1910. Her machinery was later recovered and installed in the new tug D.S. PRATT [1911].
See clip file for wreck of GERMANIC.
Sold Canadian 1909.
Sources: csv,vbs,ns1,mmgl,h,mv,nsp,win,mpl

------------------------------------------------------ 2519
REMORA
Other names : none
Official no. : 110573
Type at loss : propeller, wood, passenger & package freight
Build info : 1883, Cooper, Detroit
Specs : 100x20x14, 184g 119n
Date of loss : 1892, Aug 3
Place of loss : at St. Ignace, MI, Straits
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : none
Carrying : none
Detail : She caught fire and was destroyed at the dock and sank in 6' of water. Her machinery was later recovered and sold at auction.
Sources: ssm,hgl,polk,mv,slh,hdm,mpl

------------------------------------------------------ 2520
WILLIAM P. REND
Other names : built as steamer GEORGE G. HADLEY, renamed in 1903
Official no. : 86026
Type at loss : barge, wood, bulk freight
Build info : 1888, J. Davidson, W. Bay City hull# 22
Specs : 288x40x24, 2323g 1697n
Date of loss : 1917, Sep 22
Place of loss : off North Point, Thunder bay, MI
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : stone
Detail : She was driven ashore by a storm and pounded to pieces.
She collided with and sank steel whaleback steamer THOMAS WILSON(qv) Jun 7, 1902 in a passing mishap. WILSON was unrecoverable, a total loss. HADLEY was repaired but suit was brought against the rebuilders because she "inclined to run in a circle" afterwards.
Converted from steamer to towbarge in 1916.
Sources: vbs,tbs,slh,is,ns2,,mv,lhdc,mpl,eas

------------------------------------------------------
REPUBLIC - See also MARQUETTE

------------------------------------------------------ 3623
REPUBLIC
Other names : none
Official no. : 21151
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 3-mast
Build info : 1854, J. Oades, Clayton, NY as a bark
Specs : 139x26x11, 314g 298n
Date of loss : 1895, Jul 30
Place of loss : off Lorain, OH
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none of 8
Carrying : coal
Detail : Bound for Detroit in tow of the steamer SWALLOW, she waterlogged and foundered in a storm. Her crew was rescued from her rigging by the tug CASCADE. Document surrendered at Port Huron 12/30/1895, annotated "wrecked, total loss."
Owned by E.E. Ewing of St. Clair, MI.
Ashore and abandoned as a total wreck on Williams Isl., near Grand Island, Lake Superior, in 1886. Recovered in December.
Ashore in the Straits of Mackinac with significant damage in November, 1867, then nearly destroyed in a drydock fire as she was being repaired, Apr 15, 1868.
Rebuilt, 1872. Major repairs, 1862, 1880
Sources: phr,mv,polk,wb,hgl,nsp,lss,mpl

------------------------------------------------------
RESCUE - See ALLIE

------------------------------------------------------ 3704
RESOLUTE
Other names : none
Official no. : 21136
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1856, D. Fox, Black R., OH
Specs : 125x26x11, 281 t.
Date of loss : 1871, Nov 15
Place of loss : North side of Long Point near the lighthouse
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 2
Carrying : paving stone
Detail : She stranded and wrecked in a gale. The survivors drifted ashore on wreckage, while two of the crew froze to death.
Out of Buffalo
Major repairs in 1863
Sources: win,hgl,mv,nsp,jk,eas

------------------------------------------------------ 3959
RESOLUTE
Other names : none
Official no. : 110057
Type at loss : propeller tug, wood
Build info : 1872, Eaton & Plass, Detroit
Specs : 68(oa)x14x8, 23 gt 11nt
Date of loss : 1885, Dec 8
Place of loss : at Green Bay, WI
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : none
Carrying : none
Detail : She caught fire at her dock and burned to a total loss. The fire was speculated to have originated near her furnace.
Owned by E. Bosler of Green Bay.
Sources: nsp,hgl,mv,es

------------------------------------------------------ 2521
RESOLUTE
Other names : ?
Official no. : ?
Type at loss : barge, wood
Build info : (1857, G.W. Giles, Port Credit, Ont.)
Specs : (80 t.)
Date of loss : 1887, Mar 14
Place of loss : off Long Point
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 2
Carrying : ?
Detail : Foundered. No detail.
(Possibly the barge built 1854, Davison & Goudie, Quebec, registered out of Kingston from 1862 on. 120x25x10, 251 t. However, she was reportedly worth over $12,000 at the time of her loss, which seems unlikely for an old, unpowered ship.)
Sources: polk,h,wb,mmgl,sb not in clu

------------------------------------------------------ 3379
RESOLUTE
Other names : later JOHN ROLPH (1908)
Official no. : C88241
Type at loss : propeller, wood, "steambarge", twin screw
Build info : 1883, W. Evans, Deseronto, Ont.
Specs : 137x28x10x 372gc 262nc
Date of loss : 1906, Nov 22
Place of loss : Western Gap, Toronto Harbor
Lake : Ontario
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 6
Carrying : coal, barge in tow
Detail : Bound from Lake Erie for Toronto, she dropped her barge to try to enter the harbor in a gale. She struck bottom and sank. The crew took to the boats, one of which capsized, drowning all aboard. Her barge P.B. LOCKE rode out the gale at anchor. Her document was surrendered Dec 31, 1906, but she was later recovered and rebuilt as above. Owned by Haney & Miller, Toronto.
Sources: nsp,win,mmgl,osdo

------------------------------------------------------ 2522
RESTLESS
Other names : none
Official no. : 110925
Type at loss : sloop, wood - maybe a yacht but carried freight
Build info : 1889, Cleveland, OH
Specs : 31x12x4, 8g 7n
Date of loss : 1908, Jul 30
Place of loss : off Rocky River, OH
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : (storm)
Loss of life : none
Carrying : ?
Detail : Foundered. No detail.
Sources: phr,mv,

------------------------------------------------------ 2523
RESUMPTION
Other names : none
Official no. : 110384
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 3-mast, lumber
Build info : 1879, Wolf & Davidson, Milwaukee, WI
Specs : 143x29x10, 294g 279n
Date of loss : 1914, Nov 7
Place of loss : off Plum Island, Death's Door, WI
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : lumber
Detail : She struck bottom and settled in a gale, then was pounded to pieces.
Sources: ns2,lmdc,mv,mpl,eas

------------------------------------------------------ 2524
REUTAN
Other names : ?
Official no. : ?
Type at loss : steamer, wood (freighter)
Build info : ?
Specs : ?
Date of loss : 1886
Place of loss : northern part of the lake
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : stranded
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : Stranded and broken up by waves.
Does not appear on standard lists.
Sources: sol not in mmgl

------------------------------------------------------ 2525
REVELRY
Other names : ?
Official no. : ?
Type at loss : sloop (yacht?)
Build info : ?
Specs : ?
Date of loss : 1975
Place of loss : off Rogers City
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : sunk
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : no detail
Sources: slh

------------------------------------------------------ 2526
GEORGE W. REYNOLDS
Other names : also seen as G.W. REYNOLDS
Official no. : 10829
Type at loss : sidewheel steamer, wood, passenger & package freight
Build info : 1864, Hoosack, Maumee, OH
Specs : 112x20x6, 124 t.
Date of loss : 1872, Nov 27
Place of loss : at Bay City, MI, near Portsmouth
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : none
Carrying : none
Detail : She burned to a total loss at Mason's Mill dock where she had been laid up for the winter the previous week. She had been running a local route, between Bay City and Pine River.
Out of E. Saginaw, part of "English's Line"
Rebuilt in 1866 after a fire, and again in 1872, just prior to her loss.
One source (mpl) sats she was lost in 1877, but document was surrendered in ‘72.
Sources: phr,mv,modoc,slh,lhl,nsp,hgl,mpl

------------------------------------------------------ 3712
RHEATA
Other names : built as J.H. DeGRAFF
Official no. : C116268
Type at loss : propeller steam tug, wood
Build info : 1882, Tonawanda, NY US#76297
Specs : 48x12x6, 27gc 18nc
Date of loss : 1907, Oct 15
Place of loss : in harbor at Midland, ONt.
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : none
Detail : Burned to a total loss.
Sold Canadian, 1903. Out of Midland, Ont.
Sources: win,mv

------------------------------------------------------ 2527
RHINE
Other names : none
Official no. : 203483
Type at loss : gas screw, wood, packet (fruit boat?)
Build info : 1904, Manitowoc
Specs : 39 ft., 12 t.
Date of loss : 1908, Dec 26
Place of loss : off Frankfort, MI
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 4
Carrying : ?
Detail : Foundered in a gale.
Sources: mv,is

------------------------------------------------------ 2528
D.P. RHODES
Other names : later renamed ARTHUR(1911)and ARTHUR MORGAN('11)
Official no. : 6697
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1871, J.M. Jones, Detroit
Specs : 217x35x15, 938g 891n
Date of loss : 1905, Oct 20
Place of loss : near Cheboygan Pt., Straits of Mackinac
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : coal
Detail : Tow of steamer JOSEPH S. FAY, she broke loose and was driven ashore. Declared total loss, but she was later recovered. Bound for Chicago.
Scrapped in 1938.
Sources: ns3,polk,mv,nsp,mpl

------------------------------------------------------ 2529
ROBERT R. RHODES
Other names : none
Official no. : C131109
Type at loss : propeller, wood, bulk freight
Build info : 1887, Quayle & Sons, Cleveland US#110732
Specs : 246x40x19, 1594gc
Date of loss : 1921, Oct 24
Place of loss : Welland Canal
Lake : Ontario
Type of loss : collision
Loss of life : none
Carrying : ?
Detail : She struck the upper gate abutment of Lock #3, Welland Canal, and sank. She was later raised to clear the channel, but was declared a constructive total loss and sold for use as a breakwater on the New York shore of Lake Ontario.
Sold Canadian in 1912
Sources: ns3,mv,mmgl,mpl

------------------------------------------------------ 2530
JOHN RICE
Other names : none
Official no. : 12783
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1860, Rice & McDole, Newport, MI
Specs : 107x23x8, 154g 147n
Date of loss : 1893, Jul
Place of loss : off Thunder Bay Isl
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : Foundered, no detail.
Possibly recovered - one source shows her still extant in 1899.
Sources: phr,slh,mv

------------------------------------------------------ 2531
R.N. RICE
Other names : none
Official no. : 21191
Type at loss : barge, wood, bulk freight
Build info : 1866, Campbell & Owen, Detroit as sidewheel ppf steamer hull#20
Specs : 247x32x13, 593 t.
Date of loss : 1888, Sep 30
Place of loss : 4 mi N of Holland, MI
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : 600,000 board feet lumber
Detail : She became waterlogged in a storm. Her crew worked at the pumps for hours, but she was finally abandoned, then drifted ashore and pounded to pieces. The crew was picked up by the steamer HURON CITY, which had been towing the RICE.
Converted from steamer to barge after a major [$35,000] fire at Detroit in June, 1877.
Rebuilt again in 1883
Sources: mv,atl,is,hdm,lmdc,h,less,lhl,nsp,wb,hgl,sb,mpl,es,eas,jb

------------------------------------------------------ 2532
ANDREW J. RICH
Other names : also seen as A.J. RICH
Official no. : none
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1856, Bidwell & Banta, Buffalo
Specs : 138x26x11, 374 t.
Date of loss : 1864, Nov 10
Place of loss : near Kincardine, Ont.
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : 17,000 bu wheat
Detail : Driven ashore and wrecked. The tug DISPATCH tried to rescue her, but she was abandoned on the 14th and reported broken up on the 28th.
Sources: slh,lhdc,hgl,nsp,do

------------------------------------------------------ 2533
C. RICH
Other names : none
Official no. :
33676
Type at loss : scow-schooner, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1854, Green & Haywood, Richmond, OH
Specs : 67x17x4, 32 t.
Date of loss : 1879, Nov 19
Place of loss : near Marblehead, above Sandusky, OH
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none of 3
Carrying : ?
Detail : Bound Sandusky for Port Huron, she was driven ashore and pounded to pieces. The crew came ashore with the help of the Lifesaving Service. Owned in Detroit.
Rebuilt in 1872
Not in '69 mvus or hgl
Sources: www,is,h,usls,wl,rsl.mv

------------------------------------------------------ 2534
RICHARD H.
Other names : ?
Official no. : ?
Type at loss : propeller, fishing tug
Build info : ?
Specs : 19 t.
Date of loss : 1940, Nov 11
Place of loss : S end of L. Michigan
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 3
Carrying : none
Detail : Disappeared in the 1940 "Armistice Day Storm" along with tug INDIAN(qv).
Sources: ml,h,lmdc

------------------------------------------------------
RICHARD W. - See PALMBAY

------------------------------------------------------ 2535
HENRY C. RICHARDS
Other names : none
Official no. : 95257
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 3-mast
Build info : 1873, H. Burger, Manitowoc, WI
Specs : 189x33x13, 700g 665n
Date of loss : 1895, Oct 27
Place of loss : about 15 miles off Little Sable Pt.
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : ?
Detail : Foundered after release from the tow of the disabled steamer H.C. TUTTLE in a gale and blizzard. Her people were rescued by the White Lake Lifesaving Service crew.
Built as a grain-carrier
Sources: polk,hgl,nsp,sol,h,mv,rkr,wb,mpl

------------------------------------------------------ 2536
J.S. RICHARDS
Other names : also seen as JOHN S. RICHARDS
Official no. : 75151
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 3-mast
Build info : 1869, Keith, Cleveland*
Specs : 138x26x11, 273g 260n
Date of loss : 1900, Aug 1
Place of loss : Detroit R
Lake : Detroit R
Type of loss : collision
Loss of life : 2
Carrying : pig iron
Detail : The steamer JOHN W. MOORE sheered in the channel and sank her. Two crewmen were crushed as they slept in the foc'sl. The RICHARDS was later recovered, abandoned in 1911.
*also given as Keath, Conneaut
Sources: mv,polk,h,ns,nsp

------------------------------------------------------ 3960
JOHN RICHARDS
Other names : none
Official no. : none
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1830, Erie, PA
Specs : 58x17x5, 43 t. om
Date of loss : 1836, Jun
Place of loss : Niagara R off Buffalo
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : ?
Detail : She capsized in a squall while entering Buffalo harbor. She drifted onto the reef at the head of the Niagara R and became a total wreck. However, she was recovered in 1842 and rebuilt, then reported ashore below Cherry Creek, Detroit R in May of 1858.
Sources: nsp,wl

------------------------------------------------------ 2537
MAY RICHARDS
Other names : none
Official no. : 91283
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 3-mast
Build info : 1880, J. Richards, Manitowoc
Specs : 162x27x15, 531g 511n
Date of loss : 1906, Oct 6
Place of loss : N. Bass Isl
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : coal
Detail : Tow of steamer BENTON with H.C. COBB(?), she was driven ashore and pounded to pieces in a gale.
Perhaps built on the hull of the Luther Moses-built str SUSQUEHANNA of 1858
Sources: mv,ns1,nsp,mpl

------------------------------------------------------ 2538
RICHARDSON
Other names : none
Official no. : C none
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1866, Mitchell & Robinson, Kingston, Ont.
Specs : 92x23x9, 162 t.
Date of loss : 1881, Oct 5
Place of loss : in harbor at Oswego, NY
Lake : Ontario
Type of loss : collision
Loss of life : none
Carrying : barley
Detail : She collided head-on with a pier while entering the harbor after the marker bouy's light had gone out and she had lost her way. The skipper mistook a streetlight for the marker. Bound Kingston for Oswego.
Out of Kingston, owned by Richardson & McKee
Sources: mmgl,win,clu,is,h,osdo,usls,rp

------------------------------------------------------
R.R. RICHARDSON - See J.M. JENKS

------------------------------------------------------ 2539
W.C. RICHARDSON
Other names : none
Official no. : 81816
Type at loss : propeller, steel, bulk freight
Build info : 1902, American Shipbuilding, Cleveland, hull# 411
Specs : 324x48x28, 3818 t.
Date of loss : 1909, Dec 9
Place of loss : Waverly Shoal, near Buffalo
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 5 of 19
Carrying : flax
Detail : Bound Port Arthur, Ont. for Buffalo, she struck the shoal in a storm, causing her cargo to shift. Took on green water due to a severe list and sank. The other 14 crew were rescued by the steamer WILLIAM A. PAINE.
Sources: ns1,gs,sol,h,ledc,mv,mpl

------------------------------------------------------
RICHLAND STAR - See OAKWOOD

------------------------------------------------------ 3380
RICHMOND
Other names : built as CONNEAUT PACKET
Official no. : none
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1840 (1827?), Sandusky or Conneaut, OH
Specs : 51 ft, 87 t.
Date of loss : 1841 or 2
Place of loss : Canadian side
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : (storm)
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : Wrecked. No detail.
Out of Saginaw, appears often in the lore there.
Another report mentions a schooner of this name lost on L. Michigan in 1844.
Sources: nsp,hgl,www

------------------------------------------------------ 3381
C.Y. RICHMOND
Other names : perhaps F.S. RICHMOND or C.T. RICHMOND
Official no. :
4275
Type at loss : schooner-barge, wood
Build info : 1846, Sanford & Moses, Cleveland
Specs :
170 t. [230 t. om]
Date of loss : 1870, Nov 1
Place of loss : off Dunkirk, NY
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none of 7
Carrying : limestone
Detail : Bound for Dunkirk, she went ashore in a gale which destroyed many vessels on the lakes and became a total loss. Her crew was rescued from shore by local sailors. The wreck was located in 1902.
Out of Buffalo.
Sources: nsp,hgl,rsl,mv

------------------------------------------------------ 2540
C.Y. RICHMOND
Other names : none
Official no. :
Type at loss : propeller steam tug, wood
Build info : 1867, H. S. Williams, Buffalo
Specs : 39 t.
Date of loss : 1868, Apr 28
Place of loss : off Scarecrow Isl., SE of Alpena
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : none
Carrying : none
Detail : She was on her first trip, Buffalo to Chicago, when she ran aground in the shallows around Scarecrow Island. Soon after, she was discovered to be afire, and a few moments later her steam chest exploded, making it impossible to extingush the flames. Her three crewmen made it to the islands, and two days later were picked up by the steamer HURON. She was raised and towed to Bay City in June for possible rebuilding.
Owned by Wm. Curtis, Buffalo.
(Another steam C.Y. RICHMOND is mentioned often in Chicago papers in 1853)
Sources: (mv),nsp,www,hgl

------------------------------------------------------ 2541
DEAN RICHMOND
Other names : none
Official no. : none
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1855, Cleveland
Specs : 363 gt. [om]
Date of loss : 1855, Oct 21
Place of loss : 5 mi N of Racine, WI
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : coal & lumber
Detail : Driven ashore by gale and declared a total loss. Out of Chicago.
Another DEAN RICHMOND [379 t.] was launched in 1856. In 1857, she was sailed direct from Chicago to Liverpool with a cargo of wheat and staves, and there sold to British parties. This is reported as the first American Great Lakes vessel to carry a cargo directly to Europe. See also C.J. KERSHAW.
Sources: nsp,gsgl,is,hgl,bb

------------------------------------------------------ 2542
DEAN RICHMOND
Other names : none
Official no. : 6102
Type at loss : propeller, wood, passenger & package freight
Build info : 1864, Quayle & Martin, Cleveland
Specs : 238x35x14, 1432g 1257n
Date of loss : 1893, Oct 14
Place of loss : off Dunkirk, NY
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 17 of 18 crew plus 3 volunteers who died the 16th while searching for bodies
Carrying : zinc ingots, copper, 1500 bbl whiskey and a large consignment of flour
Detail : This large propeller broke up offshore in huge waves and foundered. The hull was located in 1896 and most of the cargo recovered.
Owned by Bottsford et.al. of Port Huron
Burned to near-total loss in the St. Mary's R., Oct, 1871, 1 died.
Rebuilt 1873
Link
Sources: nsp,polk,hgl,mv,eas,gsgl,gs,is,sol,ledc,mol,phr,wb,mpl

------------------------------------------------------ 2543
KATE RICHMOND
Other names : none
Official no. : 14038
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1855, Roderick Calkins, Cleveland
Specs : 127x26x11, 240g 228n
Date of loss : 1885, Dec 5
Place of loss : about 4 mi N of Lexington, MI
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : ?
Detail : She went ashore in a storm. The crew escaped in her yawl. Efforts were made to salvage her in '86, but were abandoned. The hulk was later burned.
She had two spent years on the bottom after sinking in a storm in 1869.
Rebuilt, 1866. Major repairs in 1863, 72.
Sources: mv,nsp,slh,phr,polk,hgl

------------------------------------------------------ 3897
RICKARTON
Other names : built as schooner CHIPPEWA, renamed in in 1912
Official no. : C111967
Type at loss : schooner-barge, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1890, M.P. Lester, Marine City, MI [US#126623]
Specs : 222x36x22, 1234gc 1114nc
Date of loss : 1928, Nov
Place of loss : 3 mi N of Port Dalhousie, Ont.
Lake : Ontario
Type of loss : (storm)
Loss of life : none
Carrying : none
Detail : Foundered in 90 feet of water.
Sources: mpl,mmgl,mv

------------------------------------------------------
RINGAS - See FRANCISCO MORAZAN

------------------------------------------------------ 3618
RIO GRANDE
Other names : none
Official no. : 21473
Type at loss : barge, wood
Build info : 1856, Ogdensburg, NY as a brig
Specs : 116x26x12, 223g
Date of loss : 1877?
Place of loss : unreported
Lake : unreported
Type of loss : (storm)
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : No detail. Document surrendered at Port Huron Sep 12, 1877, annotated "wrecked, total loss."
Went ashore in a gale at Presque Isle, PA in late Nov. of 1871. Declared unsalvagable, but pulled off 10 days later.
Rebuilt in 1858 and at Port Huron, 1874. Major repair in 1864
Sources: phr,mv,osdo,rsl

------------------------------------------------------ 4120
RIPPLE
Other names : none
Official no. : C
Type at loss : propeller tug, wood
Build info : 1863, Hamilton, Ont.
Specs : 15 t.
Date of loss : 1872, Nov 4
Place of loss : E of Port Bruce
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : all [2-4]
Carrying : lighter in tow
Detail : She had just left Port Bruce when her machinery broke down. Helpless, she was driven ashore, along with her lighter, reportedly with the loss of all hands.
Sources: nsp,csv,clu

------------------------------------------------------ 3711
RIPPLE
Other names : none
Official no. : C90522
Type at loss : propeller tug, wood
Build info : 1884, H. Taylor, Chatham, Ont.
Specs : 44x10x4, 15gc 11nc
Date of loss : 1905, Sep 9*
Place of loss : 2 mi SE of Lyal Isl. light
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : none
Detail : Struck a reef, foundered and broke up.
*also given as Oct 1904
Out of Chatham, owned by W. McRae
Sources: mmgl,csv,do

------------------------------------------------------ 2544
RISING SUN
Other names : built as prop MINNIE M, renamed in 1913
Official no. : 91674
Type at loss : propeller, wood, passenger & package freight
Build info : 1884, Oades, Detroit
Specs : 133x26x11, 448g 296n
Date of loss : 1917, Oct 29
Place of loss : just S of Pyramid Point, Sleeping Bear area
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : fence posts, produce and workers from High Island, and a number of school girls
Detail : Bound High Island for St. Joseph, MI, she was driven ashore by a violent storm after her propeller and rudder were lost on a rock and her boiler fires were put out. She broke up in place. Wreckage is still visible from atop the bluff.
Owned by the House of David religious sect
Sources: rkr,mv,polk,sol,ns2,lmdc,sb,nb,mpl,eas

------------------------------------------------------ 3382
JOHN RITCHIE
Other names : none
Official no. : 45799
Type at loss : schooner-barge, wood
Build info : 1870, A. Smith, Algonac, MI
Specs : 125x27x8, 205gt 191nt
Date of loss : 1888, Jun 26
Place of loss : near Toledo
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : ?
Detail : She sprang a leak and went to pieces in a storm after being lost from the steamer MICHIGAN. MICHIGAN took her back in tow, but she broke up and sank before reaching a port.
Owned by Smith & Martin of Cheboygan
Sources: nsp,phr,polk,mv

------------------------------------------------------ 2545
W.H. RITCHIE
Other names : built as prop STEPHEN C. HALL, renamed in 1921
Official no. : C130432
Type at loss : propeller, wood, bulk freight, grain transfer
Build info : 1880, D. Robinson, Grand Haven [US#115729]
Specs : 161x30x12, 447g 342n
Date of loss : 1921, Sep 27
Place of loss : at Port Arthur, Ont.
Lake : Superior
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : none
Carrying : ? (probably none)
Detail : She caught fire and was destroyed while sitting at the dock with nobody aboard. Her wreckage was removed in 1961.
Stranded with serious damage near Sand Beach, MI, in 1884.
Sold Canadian in 1912.
Converted from straight bulker to crane-equipped ves. in '21
Sources: polk,ns3,csv,mmgl,h,is,mv,win,mpl

------------------------------------------------------ 3620
RIVAL
Other names : none
Official no. : 21737
Type at loss : schooner(-scow), wood
Build info : 1866, Bangor (by F. Trudo?)
Specs : 31x12x5, 19t
Date of loss : 1879, Nov 20
Place of loss : Saginaw Bay
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : (storm)
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : No detail. Document surrendered at Port Huron 12/5/1880.
Sources: phr,vbs,mv

------------------------------------------------------ 2546
RIVERSIDE
Other names : none
Official no. : 21937
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1880, A. Miller, Oswego, NY
Specs : 137x26x11, 314g 308n
Date of loss : 1893, Oct 13*
Place of loss :
off Cleveland
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 4
or 6 [official sources say none were lost, but at least Capt Farrington, his wife, father and son, sailors, all of South Bay, Ont, died]
Carrying :
760 t. stone
Detail : Foundered in a gale while bound Kelley's Island for Tonawanda, NY. Owned by J. M. Jones & Co, Detroit, but had a Canadian crew.
*also given as Nov., csqw gives this date. Location is also given as Lake Ontario, near Oswego and various other places.
Also ashore on Pilot Island, Lake Michigan, in Oct, 1887 and released in the fall of 1888.
Sources: is,polk,csqw,mv,osdo,slh,h,wb,hgl,sb,mpl,eas
,jb

------------------------------------------------------
RIVERTON - See L.C. WALDO

------------------------------------------------------ 2547
ROAMER
Other names : ?
Official no. : ?
Type at loss : tug, (wood), fishing [trolling boat]
Build info : ?
Specs : 30 ft.
Date of loss : 1949, Jul 3
Place of loss : Munising West Channel
Lake : Superior
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 1
Carrying : none
Detail : Swamped and sunk in a sudden squall.
Probably the same vessel as next entry.
Sources: ms,

------------------------------------------------------ 2548
ROAMER
Other names : ?
Official no. : ?
Type at loss : propeller steam tug (wood), fishing
Build info : ?
Specs : 42 ft.
Date of loss : 1975, Jul 9
Place of loss : Port Wing, WI
Lake : Superior
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : none
Carrying : none
Detail : Destroyed in boathouse fire.
Sources: is,lss

------------------------------------------------------ 2550
ROANOKE
Other names : none
Official no. : none
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1843, Wm. Treat, Euclid, OH
Specs : 92x23x8, 161 t. om
Date of loss : 1866, Oct 27
Place of loss : in Thunder Bay, near Alpena
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : lumber
Detail : She was blown down [i.e. capsized] and sunk by high winds. She soon broke up.
Owned by her skipper, Capt. H. Fellows of Racine.
Also wrecked near Muskegon in 1854 with loss of 4 lives.
Rebuilt at Milwaukee in 1864. Repaired in 1865.
Sources: hgl,slh,stb,wl,nsp

------------------------------------------------------ 2549
ROANOKE
Other names : none
Official no. : 21145
Type at loss : propeller, wood, freighter
Build info : 1867, I. Lafrinier, Cleveland
Specs : 217x31x12, 1070g 937n
Date of loss : 1894, Aug 7
Place of loss : off 14-mile Point, NE of Ontonagon, MI
Lake : Superior
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : none
Carrying : salt
Detail : Bound Port Huron for Duluth, she caught fire in fine weather and burned to a total loss offshore. Her crew abandoned and were picked up by the passing steamer GEORGE SPENCER.
Also burned at Detroit on July 4 of the previous year, and was stranded at Grand Haven on Feb 3, 1892.
Sources: phr,gwgl,is,h,mv,wbm,nsp,lss,hgl,mpl

------------------------------------------------------ 2551
ROB ROY
Other names : none
Official no. : C94925
Type at loss : schooner-barge, wood, bulk freight
Build info : 1897, A. Hepburn, Picton, Ont.
Specs : 144x31x10, 470 t.
Date of loss : 1915, Nov 22
Place of loss : at Erie, PA
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : Wrecked. No detail.
Also wrecked in a storm 4 mi off Erie on Sep 17, 1912.
mmgl gives close of her file as 9/17/15
Built for the Hepburn Fleet.
There was an earlier US vessel of this name, reported wrecked at Arthur Bay, Wisc., in Apr., 1908.
Sources: ns2,csqw,mmgl,nsp

------------------------------------------------------ 2552
ROBERT K.
Other names : none
Official no. : C126648
Type at loss : propeller steam tug, wood
Build info : 1917, J. Paasch, Port Dover, Ont.
Specs : 69x17x7, 57gc 37nc
Date of loss : 1935, Jun 23
Place of loss : Golden's Dock, Tobermory, Ont.
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : none
Detail : Caught fire at her dock, burned through her hawsers and drifted to nearby rocks.
Engine, from another vessel, was built in 1881.
Sources: mmgl,slh,h,lhdc,win,do

------------------------------------------------------
E.K. ROBERTS - See MICHIPICOTEN

------------------------------------------------------
MARY R. ROBERTSON - See SIMCOE

------------------------------------------------------ 2553
ROBERVAL
Other names : none
Official no. : C125672
Type at loss : propeller, steel, bulk freight "rabbit"
Build info : 1907, Polson Iron Works, Toronto hull# 91
Specs : 128x24x8, 157 t.
Date of loss : 1916, Sep 25
Place of loss : 12 mi off Oswego, NY near Big Sandy Pt.
Lake : Ontario
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 2 of 9 (6 also given)
Carrying : lumber for matchsticks
Detail : Bound Cape Vincent for Oswego, NY, she was overwhelmed by a storm and sank, a total loss of $15,000.
Sources: csv,ns2,mmgl,h,win,m&h,dmt

------------------------------------------------------ 2554
MARY ROBINSON
Other names : ?
Official no. : ?
Type at loss : propeller
Build info : ?
Specs : ?
Date of loss : unreported
Place of loss : 7 miles off Michigan City, IN
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : Burned and sank, no detail.
Sources: lmdc

------------------------------------------------------ 4130
S. ROBINSON
Other names : also seen as SAMUEL ROBINSON
Official no. : 22347
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1853, Lafrinier & Stevenson, Cleveland
Specs : 127x26x12, 235 t. [309 om]
Date of loss : 1872, May 24
Place of loss : 40 mi E of Milwaukee
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : collision
Loss of life : none of 8
Carrying : 16,000 bu. corn
Detail : The downbound schooner was intercepted in heavy fog by the passenger propeller MANISTEE, running out of Pentwater, Mich. Though each vessel heard the other's fog signal, neither could see well enough to avoid the collision. MANISTEE struck ROBINSON square amidships, cutting her 2/3rds of the way through. The schooner's crew only just had time to launch her yawlboat before she went down. She had been headed for Kingston, Ont.
Owned by Finnegan & Roach, Chicago.
Built as a canaller in only two months for Hanley, Warner & Co., Cleve. Rebuilt in 1870
Sources: nsp,wl,rsl,hgl,mv

------------------------------------------------------ 2555
GEORGE W. ROBY
Other names : none
Official no. : 86031
Type at loss : barge, wood, bulk freight
Build info : 1889, F. Wheeler, W. Bay City, MI as a propeller. hull# 45
Specs : 281x41x20, 1843g 1470n
Date of loss : 1906, Nov 14
Place of loss : near Lime Kiln Crossing
Lake : Detroit R
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : none
Carrying : coal
Detail : She caught fire while upbound and was nearly gutted near the Crossing. The fire was put out, but reignited Nov 19, whereupon she was scuttled by tossing a stick of dynamite in her bilges.
The hull was later removed.
Heavily damaged in very similar fire in Sep, 1905, near the same place, and converted to a barge upon rebuilding. In that incident the coal fire aboard burned for more than a week.
Sources: nsp,vbs,eas,ns1,mv,mpl

------------------------------------------------------
ROCHESTER - See also SYDNEY C. McLOUTH

------------------------------------------------------ 2556
ROCHESTER
Other names : none
Official no. : none
Type at loss : barge, wood, bulk freight
Build info : 1837, Jared Lockwood, Richmond City [Fairport], OH, as sidewheeler
Specs : 158x28x12, 472 t.
Date of loss : 1852, Nov 8
Place of loss : 8 mi E of N Girard, PA
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 7
Carrying : ?
Detail : Wrecked. Enrollment surrendered at Buffalo Feb 2, 1853, endorsed "wrecked."
One source (eas) says she was actually wrecked on Feb 2, 1853.
Sources: hgl,lhl,ledc,mpl,wl

------------------------------------------------------ 2557
ROCK QUEEN
Other names : ?
Official no. : C152591
Type at loss : steamer(?)
Build info : ?
Specs : 94 t.
Date of loss : 1956, Nov 18 or 1856
Place of loss : 10 mi N of Port Sanilac
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : (storm)
Loss of life : (none)?
Carrying : ?
Detail : She struck a submerged object and sank.
Out of Toronto
Sources: slh,h,win

------------------------------------------------------ 2558
ROCKAWAY
Other names : none
Official no. : none
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1852, A.S. Pruyn, Gibralter, MI
Specs : 66x20x5, 53 t. om
Date of loss : 1858
Place of loss : offshore from Goderich, Ont.
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : unreported
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : no detail
Owned by D. O’Callaghan of Detroit.
Sources: hgl,slh,wl

------------------------------------------------------ 2559
ROCKAWAY
Other names : none sometimes seen as RAE KAWAY(!)
Official no. : 21475
Type at loss : scow-schooner, wood
Build info : 1866, B. Morgan, Oswego, NY
Specs : 106 ft., 165gt
Date of loss : 1891, Nov 18
Place of loss : off South Haven, MI
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : lumber
Detail : She broke up and sank in heavy seas. She was discovered and excavated in the 1980’s by K.R. Pott, et.al.
She ran on a piling in Lake Ontario in October, 1873 and drove it up through her hull and deck. Skipper cut the piling off below the water and patched over it, then continued his voyage.
Wreck located in 1983, surveyed in 1984.
Sources: mv,nsp,osdo,mh,lmdc,h,is,wb,sb,mpl

------------------------------------------------------ 2560
ROCKAWAY
Other names : ?
Official no. : ?
Type at loss : propeller tug, (steel), fishing [net boat]
Build info : ?
Specs : ?
Date of loss : 1945, Jul 3
Place of loss : off Grand Marais, MI
Lake : Superior
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 4 [all]
Carrying : none
Detail : Sunk by a sudden, very violent, NW squall. May also have exploded.
Sources: gwgl,lssc,lss

------------------------------------------------------
FRANK ROCKEFELLER - See METEOR

------------------------------------------------------ 2561
ROCKET
Other names : none
Official no. : none
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1857, Peck & Masters (also given as Bidwell & Banta), Buffalo
Specs : 181x29x12, 611 t. om
Date of loss : 1860, Nov 20
Place of loss : 10 mi off Pte Aux Barques, MI
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : collision
Loss of life : none
Carrying : 20,00 bu wheat
Detail : Downbound, she was sunk in a collision with the bark OCEAN WAVE and went down in 60 fathoms of water. Her crew was able to make it onto the OCEAN WAVE before the ROCKET sank. The wreck was located in 1983.
Owned by H.C. Walker of Buffalo.
Sources: hgl,slh,is,mpl,wl,nsp,rnc

------------------------------------------------------ 3621
ROCKET
Other names : none
Official no. : 56542*
Type at loss : scow-schooner, wood
Build info : 1879, Sand Beach, MI
Specs : 57x16x3, 19g
Date of loss : 1885?
Place of loss : unreported
Lake : unreported
Type of loss : (storm)
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : No detail. Document surrendered at Port Huron Jun 18, 1885, annotated "wrecked and out of commission."
*also seen as 56142
Sources: phr,mv

------------------------------------------------------ 2562
LESTER R. ROCKWELL
Other names : none
Official no. : none
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1845, C. Shepardson, Milwaukee
Specs : 84x20x8, 116 t.
Date of loss : 1855
Place of loss : near Muskegon
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : (storm)
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : No detail.
Sources: hgl,is,wl

------------------------------------------------------ 2564
E.A. ROE (INA ROE?)
Other names : none
Official no. : C (?)
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : ?
Specs : ?
Date of loss : 1899, Oct 18
Place of loss : Braddock Pt. NW of Rochester, NY
Lake : Ontario
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : She struck bottom and foundered in storm.
May have been recovered and rebuilt.
Loss year also given as 1889.
Sources: h, not in mmgl,clu

------------------------------------------------------ 2565
MARQUIS ROEN
Other names : none
Official no. : 221243
Type at loss : propeller, wood
Build info : 1921, R. Ranger & J. Roen, Charlevoix, MI
Specs : 84x24x7, 97g 66n
Date of loss : 1932, Dec 7
Place of loss : Saginaw River at Bay City
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : none
Carrying : ?
Detail : She caught fire and was gutted. The hull was used as a barge for awhile and plans were made to rebuild her, but they never came to anything. Vessel was finally abandoned to rot on the riverbank where it was burned in the 1950's.
Sources: rkr,mv,slh,is,mpl,eas

------------------------------------------------------ 2566
ALIDE J. ROGERS
Other names : also seen as ALIDA JANE and ALIDA JANE ROGERS
Official no. : 1552
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1862, Bailey Bros., Madison, OH*
Specs : 138x26x12, 340g 322n
Date of loss : 1898, Oct.
Place of loss : 4.5 mi N of tip of Old Mission Pen., Traverse
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : (storm)
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : She struck a reef and foundered.
*one reliable source gives Charlotte, NY as build site, other sources say Conneaut, OH
rebuilt, 1878
Sources: mv,polk,is,lmdc,nsp,hgl

------------------------------------------------------ 2567
GEORGE ROGERS
Other names : none
Official no. : 86064
Type at loss : propeller steam tug, wood
Build info : 1889, Toledo, OH
Specs : 77x18x8, 64g 34n
Date of loss : 1913, Aug
Place of loss : Cathead Point, S of Grand Traverse Light
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : none
Detail : Caught fire, burned to the waterline and sank.
Sources: lmdc,mv

------------------------------------------------------ 2569
POLLY M. ROGERS
Other names : also seen in press [erroneously] as POLLY M. MAYERS and MOYERS
Official no. : 20406
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1870, Hardison, Charlotte, NY
Specs : 346g 328 t.
Date of loss : 1890, Nov 24
Place of loss : 1/4 mi SW of Pigeon I. light, 6 mi E of Scotch Bonnet
Lake : Ontario
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : ?
Detail : Bound Charlottown, NY for Ogdensburg in tow of the tug WILSON, she broke her tow line and drove ashore in a gale. The crew and the captain's wife and small child clung to rigging until rescued by the tug WALKER 15 hours later.
Registered out of Cape Vincent, NY
Sources: polk,mv,h,nsp,osdo,wb,win,sb,dmt

------------------------------------------------------ 2568
ROLAND
Other names : none
Official no. : 110678
Type at loss : propeller, wood, bulk freight "rabbit"
Build info : 1885, J. Monk, Sandusky, OH
Specs : 109x23x6, 124g 92n
Date of loss : 1892
Place of loss : at Green Island
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : foundered
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : no detail
Home port: Sandusky
Sources: mv,www,hgl

------------------------------------------------------
JOHN ROLPH - See RESOLUTE

------------------------------------------------------ 3662
ROMAN
Other names : built as propeller OSWEGO, renamed in 1853
Official no. : none
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1842, Doolittle, Oswego, NY as a steamer
Specs : (120x20x7 as OSWEGO)151 t.
Date of loss : 1858, about Oct 10
Place of loss : unknown
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 9 [all]
Carrying : wheat
Detail : Bound Detroit for Oswego, she went missing and foundered in a gale with all hands.
Sank at Oswego and abandoned in 1853, then raised and rebuilt to this craft
OSWEGO was one of the first propeller-driven vessels on the lakes.
Sources: osdo,lhl,hgl,nsp

------------------------------------------------------ 2570
ROME
Other names : built as steamer passenger CHICAGO, last name in 1901
Official no. : C126048
Type at loss : propeller, wood, package freight
Build info : 1879, T. Quayle & Sons, Cleveland US#125751
Specs : 265x37x16, 2044gc 1164nc
Date of loss : 1909, Nov 17
Place of loss : St. Mary's R., E of Lime Isl, near Raber, MI
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : none
Carrying : ?
Detail : She caught fire while laying to at Lime Island, waiting for the breakup of a traffic jam at the Soo. She burned to a total loss, along with the dock against which she was tied and a pile of lumber.
This was her first year of operation under Canadian owners [out of Port Arthur].
Hull had heavy arch-braces
Sources: mv,ns1,polk,csv,win,mmgl,mpl

------------------------------------------------------ 3617
ROMEO
Other names : none
Official no. : 56314
Type at loss : unrigged barge, wood
Build info : 1844, D.M. Goodsell, Detroit as a sidewheel steamer
Specs : 100x22x6, 81g
Date of loss : 1869, Sep 11
Place of loss : in Saginaw Bay
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : lumber
Detail : Downbound, she waterlogged and became unmanageable. Abandoned by her crew and never seen again. Document surrendered at Port Huron 12/17/1878, annotated "total loss, 1870."
Converted from 160 t. steamer to barge or lighter, 1867.
Sources: phr,hgl,lhl,mv,nsp,wl,mdwl

------------------------------------------------------ 2563
HENRY RONEY
Other names : none Sometimes seen as HENRY ROONEY
Official no. : C none
Type at loss : brig, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1868, H. Roney, Garden Isl., Ont.
Specs : 136x25x11, 295 t.
Date of loss : 1879, Oct 24
Place of loss : 3 mi E of Charlotte, NY
Lake : Ontario
Type of loss : hull failure
Loss of life : 1 of 9
Carrying : limestone,lath
Detail : She sprang a leak under a heavy load and foundered while trying to make the harbor at Charlotte. Survivors made it to shore in her yawl; the deceased was the cook, who was asleep and forgotten when the crew abandoned ship. Out of Kingston.
Perhaps built on the bottom of the brig LIVERPOOL.
Sources: h,mmgl,usls,wl

------------------------------------------------------ 3961
HENRY ROOP
Other names : also seen as H. ROOP
Official no. : none
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1835, Black Rock, NY
Specs : 65x19x7, 80 t. om
Date of loss : 1843, Oct 12
Place of loss : near Sandusky, OH
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : salt
Detail : She was reported capsized in a squall and a total loss. Bound for Sandusky.
Sources: nsp,hgl,wl

------------------------------------------------------ 3585
IDA J. ROOT
Other names : none
Official no. : 12379
Type at loss : scow-schooner, wood
Build info : 1868, Black R., OH
Specs : 55x18x7, 31g
Date of loss : 1883
Place of loss : unreported
Lake : unreported
Type of loss : (storm)
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : No detail. Document surrendered at Port Huron 12/15/1883, annotated "wrecked," shown in 1884 Merchant Vessels as "lost or otherwise out of service."
Out of Alpena
Sources: phr,polk,mv

------------------------------------------------------ 3383
MATT ROOT
Other names : none also seen as MAT ROOT
Official no. : none
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1855, Joel Norton, Richmond (Fairport) OH
Specs : 137x26x12, 450 t. 17,000 bu capacity
Date of loss : 1863, Aug 16
Place of loss : 4 mi off Beaver Islands
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : corn
Detail : Bound Chicago for a lower lakes port, she foundered in a squall in 480 ft of water. Her crew came ashore in her yawl.
Owned by her skipper, Capt. E.L. Horton
Sources: nsp,hgl,nsp

------------------------------------------------------ 2572
RUSSEL ROQUE
Other names : built as tug CAMILLA, renamed in 1909
Official no. : C100024
Type at loss : propeller steam tug, wood
Build info : 1890, Roaches Point, Ont.
Specs : 66x13, 39g 27n
Date of loss : 1931, Aug 16
Place of loss : Gore Bay harbor, Manitoulin Isl.
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : none
Detail : Burned to a total loss at the wharf.
Registered out of Toronto
Sources: win,mmgl,slh,h

------------------------------------------------------ 2573
ROSA BELLE
Other names : none
Official no. : 21302
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1863, L. H. Boole, Milwaukee
Specs : 100x26x10, 132g 125n
Date of loss : 1921, Oct 30 (also given as Oct 20)
Place of loss : midlake off Milwaukee
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 11 [all]
Carrying : lumber, 600 bu potatoes
Detail : Bound High Island for Benton Harbor, she capsized in an easterly gale and fog. Her upturned hulk was discovered by the carferry ANN ARBOR #4. There was speculation by her owners and others at the time of her loss that she had been involved in a collision with a larger vessel, since her stern was virtually ripped off. Other sources say that a gasoline tank, recently installed to run an onboard pump, had exploded. A massive search, headed by the C.G. cutter TUSCARORA, failed to turn up any survivors. She was later towed to the beach near Racine and abandoned.
Owned by the House of David Religious sect.
Capsized , drifted ashore and supposed to be a toal wreck near Grand Haven in August of 1875.
Some reports also say she was also found floating upside-down in mid-Lake Michigan by a ferry in 1876. All 10 crew were missing and there was no clue as to what had happened to her. Towed in and rebuilt, she was returned to service.
One of the last schooners operating on Lake Michigan
Rebuilt 1874; major repair, 1876
Sources: polk,ns3,h,mv,sagl,mh,mpl,nsp,bcha,eas

------------------------------------------------------ 2574
ROSE
Other names : probably none
Official no. : C none
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : (1840, T. Dissett, Prescott, Ont.)
Specs : (88x18x8, 103 t.)
Date of loss : 1851
Place of loss : Georgian Bay
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : "lost"
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : No detail.
Sources: (mmgl),slh,hgl

------------------------------------------------------ 2575
ROSE
Other names : none
Official no. : C none?
Type at loss : propeller steam tug, wood
Build info : 1869, Chaffey, Kingston, Ont. (or J Carruthers or Thurston)
Specs : 104x23x6, 122gc 92nc
Date of loss : 1887
Place of loss : unreported
Lake : unreported
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : no detail
Harbor tug.
Rebuilt, 1882
Sources: mmgl,clu,csv

------------------------------------------------------ 4201
ROSE BUD
Other names : none
Official no. : C80572
Type at loss : scow-schooner, wood, 3-mast
Build info : 1879, Jerry Duprey, River Ruscom, Ont.
Specs : 76x21x4, 62gc 62nc
Date of loss : 1887, Oct 10
Place of loss : Pelee Island
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : (none)
Carrying : ?
Detail : She was driven ashore and abandoned. By the end of November she was reported broken up, a total l oss.
Out of Windsor, Ont.
Sources: mmgl,es3-1,polk

------------------------------------------------------ 2576
ROSEDALE
Other names : none
Official no. : C95265
Type at loss : propeller, steel, bulk & package freight
Build info : 1888, Sunderland Shipbuilding, Sunderland, Eng. hull# 147
Specs : 246x35x21, 1507 t.*
Date of loss : 1897, Dec 5
Place of loss : E. Charity Shoal
Lake : Ontario
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : grain
Detail : She stranded in a NW gale. Recovered, she was towed to Kingston and abandoned to her underwriters. Rebuilt several years later.
Her 1st cargo was direct from England to a Great Lakes Port.
First Canadian reg, 1890.
Returned to saltwater in 1916, sank in the Bristol Channel in 1919.
*originally 174 ft., 1040 t., rebuilt and lengthened in 1890-1
Sources: ns2,csv,hgl,mmgl,slh,wb,lss

------------------------------------------------------ 2577
ELLA ROSS
Other names : built under unknown name, renamed GIPSY in 1879, last name in 1887
Official no. : C77589 [received number at rebuild in 1879]
Type at loss : sidewheel steamer, composite, pass & pkg freight
Build info : 1876 or 3, W. Webster, Montreal
Specs : 99x28x6, 227gc 125nc
Date of loss : 1912, Jun 5[ca]
Place of loss : Parry Sound, eastern Georgian Bay
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : Burned at her dock.
rebuilt 1879-80 (reduced in volume) and in 1907
Sources: hgl,csv,polk,mmgl,h,clu,win,do

------------------------------------------------------ 2578
LEWIS ROSS
Other names : none
Official no. : C71161
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1874, S. McDermott, Port Burwell, Ont.
Specs : 122x24x10, 253gc 253nc
Date of loss : 1889, Sep 6
Place of loss : near harbor at Rondeau, Ont.
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : stone
Detail : She stranded Sep 6 in a storm, and her crew was rescued from shore.. She was considered to be salvageable, but before that could be done another storm pushed her off into deep water the 19th.
Out of Port Hope
Sources: polk,hgl,mmgl,l,ledc,win,wb,sb

------------------------------------------------------ 2579
MYRTIE M. ROSS
Other names : none
Official no. : 92177
Type at loss : propeller, wood, bulk freight "rabbit"
Build info : 1890, J. Martel, South Haven , MI
Specs : 113x20x7, 129g 99n
Date of loss : 1900, Nov 22
Place of loss : near Gull Island
Lake : St Clair
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : ?
Detail : After she foundered in gale, her crew was rescued by the steamer WALTER L. FROST. She was raised and repaired the next spring.
Also nearly destroyed by fire Jul 10, 1894, at South Haven, with the loss of 3 lives.
Sunk by the wash of passing freighter at Windsor Aug 1900.
Abandoned by her crew as unseaworthy at Bay City, Dec. 1912 and sank at her dock a short time later.
Abandoned at Cheboygan, MI in 1913.
Sources: hgl,ssm,mv,nsp,ns2,mv,ledc

------------------------------------------------------ 2580
A. ROSSETTER
Other names : also seen as A. ROSSITER
Official no. : none
Type at loss : propeller, wood, passenger & package freight
Build info : 1847, Geo. Allen, Chicago
Specs : 120x21x8, 200 t., om
Date of loss : 1855, Oct 11
Place of loss : 25 mi E of Calumet, ILL
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : ?
Detail : She was on her regular route - Chicago-St. Joseph, MI - when she stranded and wrecked. Her passengers and crew were able to make it to the beach unaided.
Sources: hgl,msv,eas,is,lhl,nsp,wl

------------------------------------------------------ 2581
ROTARIAN
Other names : built as sidewheeler A. WEHRLE, Jr., renamed in 1920
Official no. : 106652
Type at loss : sidewheel steamer, wood, passenger
Build info : 1889, J. Monk, Sandusky, OH
Specs : 148x27x9,* 422g 291n
Date of loss : 1931, Sep 28
Place of loss : 12 mi off Chicago
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : scuttled
Loss of life : none
Carrying : none
Detail : Out of service in 1929, she was made into a restuarant at Chicago. She was abandoned and sank in 1931. She was raised by the city, towed out and scuttled in lieu of scrapping Sep 28, 1931.
*48 ft across guards
Sources: mv,hgl,www,lmdc,ns3,mpl

------------------------------------------------------
ROTARY - See B.B. McCOLL

------------------------------------------------------ 4121
ROUGH AND READY
Other names : none
Official no. : none
Type at loss : scow-schooner, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1847, Conneaut, OH
Specs : 91 t.
Date of loss : 1847, Jun 10
Place of loss : about 6 mi below Conneaut, OH
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : collision
Loss of life : none
Carrying : 4,000 bu wheat, 500 bbl flour
Detail : She was involved in a collision with the steamer CONSTELLATION and sunk. Her crew made it aboard the Constellation before she went down. On Jun 15 the steamer HENDRICK HUDSON reported her masts protruding from the water, with a raft of cargo floating about them.
Sources: nsp,hgl,wl,jm

------------------------------------------------------ 2582
W.H. ROUNDS
Other names : none
Official no. : 80530
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 3-mast
Build info : 1875, Parsons & Humble, Tonawanda, NY
Specs : 138x26x11, 309g 293n
Date of loss : 1905, May 2
Place of loss : Black River Reef, N of Harrisville, MI
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : coal
Detail : She was driven on the reef and sank 2 miles offshore, a total loss. News of her loss took nearly a week to reach her owners. NOT lost in November storm of the same year, as sometimes stated. Document surrendered at Port Huron, May 8, 1905.
Out of Detroit, owned by C.A. Chamberlain.
Sources: mv,phr,polk,is(1-61),slh,ns1,osdo,rp

------------------------------------------------------ 2583
ROVER
Other names : none
Official no. : 111150
Type at loss : sloop-barge, wood
Build info : 1897, Alexandria Bay, NY
Specs : 36x11x3, 7g 7n
Date of loss : 1915, Nov 19
Place of loss : Galoo Isl., E end of the Lake
Lake : Ontario
Type of loss : (storm)
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : She was stranded and wrecked in the shallows.
Sources: mv,is,mv

------------------------------------------------------ 2584
ROY
Other names : none
Official no. : 110634
Type at loss : propeller steam tug, wood
Build info : 1884, Lester, Marine City, MI
Specs : 79x18x9, 88g 51n
Date of loss : 1895, Dec 16
Place of loss : 1.5 mi E of Stoney Pt., W end of the Lake
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : ice
Loss of life : none
Carrying : none
Detail : This tug was cut by ice and foundered while towing the disabled steamer PANTHER with the tug S.C. SCHENCK. Her crew walked to SCHENCK on the ice.
Sources: phr,nsp,hmc,ledc,wb,hgl

------------------------------------------------------ 4038
ROYAL ALBERT
Other names : none
Official no. : ? *
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1858, J. Simpson, Oakville, Ont.
Specs : 104x23x9, 165 gc
Date of loss : 1868, Aug 7
Place of loss : 10 mi off Little Sodus, NY
Lake : Ontario
Type of loss : loading mishap?
Loss of life : none
Carrying :
235 t. RR iron
Detail : Bound Oswego for Toledo, she split her seams and foundered quickly, her crew barely escaping in her boats. Speculation was that her cargo of RR rails was misloaded, forcing her sides outward.
Owned by H.C. Holland of Owsego.
*May have had dual registry or recently been purchased, as she shows on both U.S. and Canadian lists
Sources: rp,wl,mmgl,nsp,wmn

------------------------------------------------------
ROYAL OAK - See FABIOLA

------------------------------------------------------ 2585
E.P. ROYCE
Other names : none
Official no. : 8912
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1873, E.P. Royce, Sac Bay, MI
Specs : 124x29x9, 249g 237n
Date of loss : 1893, Nov 26
Place of loss : near Cana Island, mouth of Green Bay
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : ?
Detail : She was stranded on a reef in a heavy SE gale and lost.
Rebuilt, 1884
Sources: polk,phr,mv,lmdc,wb,hgl,mpl

------------------------------------------------------ 2586
J.S. RUBY
Other names : none
Official no. : 76233
Type at loss : propeller, wood, bulk freight "steam barge"
Build info : 1881, Ruby & Friend, Fair Haven, MI
Specs : 107x22x7, 129g 89n
Date of loss : 1891, Nov 10
Place of loss : Stag Island or near Marysville, MI
Lake : St Clair R
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : none
Carrying : light
Detail : Bound Mt. Clemens, MI for Tawas Bay, MI., she caught fire, was beached and burned to a total loss.
Owned by Ruby & Flumer, Mt. Clemens.
Sources: polk,mv,phr,hgl,ledc,is,st,mpl,es

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RUHR ORE - See CARTIERCLIFFE HALL

------------------------------------------------------ 2587
GRACE A. RUELLE
Other names : built as prop JOHN NICE, renamed before 1894
Official no. : 75977
Type at loss : propeller, wood, pass. & pkg freight "packet"
Build info : 1877, G. Notter, Buffalo
Specs : 39x12x6, 14g 7n
Date of loss : 1899, Jul 29
Place of loss : near Port Austin, MI
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : (storm)
Loss of life : 1
Carrying : ?
Detail : No detail, just reported as "lost".
Built as a tug.
Sources: mv,phr,polk,slh

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S. S. RUMAGE - See BETTY L

------------------------------------------------------ 2588
JENNIE RUMBALL
Other names : none sometimes seen as JENNIE RUMBELL and RUMBLE
Official no. : C none
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1863, H. Marlton, Goderich, Ont.
Specs : 97x26x8, 110 t.
Date of loss : 1882, Oct 9
Place of loss : 40 mi NW of Goderich in Big Pike Bay
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : lumber
Detail : Bound Providence Bay for Goderich, she was caught by a storm when running close to shore and was unable to tack out. She stranded on a reef 1 mile offshore, then was stripped and later pounded to pieces.
Owned by Dancey & Co., out of Goderich
Sources: hgl,slh,mmgl,clu,nsp,mpl,rsl

------------------------------------------------------ 3384
JOSEPH E. RUMBELL, Jr.
Other names : built as DICK DAVIS, renamed in 1882
Official no. : 6720
Type at loss : propeller steam tug, wood
Build info : 1871, Brooks, Milwaukee
Specs : 16g 8n
Date of loss : 1888, Oct 6
Place of loss : Manistee Lake
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : collision
Loss of life : none
Carrying : none
Detail : She collided with the tug WILLIAMS and sank in 60 feet of water.
Owned out of Manistee
Sources: nsp,mv,polk,mpl

------------------------------------------------------ 2589
H.E. RUNNELS
Other names : none
Official no. : 96230
Type at loss : propeller, wood, bulk freight
Build info : 1893, Jenks Ship Building, Port Huron hull# 6
Specs : 182x35x13, 862g 694n
Date of loss : 1919, Nov 14
Place of loss : just outside Grand Marais, MI, harbor
Lake : Superior
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : coal
Detail : Pulled out of shelter too soon and was smacked by a terrific storm. Local fisherman and crew of a C.G. subchaser sheltering nearby took her crew off just before she went to pieces and sank. She had been upbound.
Burned and sank in Ashtabula harbor in June of 1895.
Sources: ns2,mv,eas,lssc,lss,gsgl,mol,sol,is,mpl

------------------------------------------------------ 2590
RURAL
Other names : ?
Official no. : ?
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : ?
Specs : ?
Date of loss : 1873,
Oct
Place of loss : near Caseville, MI
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : (storm)
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : Stranded and broke up on a reef.
Not in 1869 mvus. RIVAL?
Sources: slh,
nsp

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RUSSELL 4 - See CORMORANT

------------------------------------------------------ 2591
GEORGE D. RUSSELL - see CHECOTAH

------------------------------------------------------ 2592
JOSEPH L. RUSSELL
Other names : built as pass. & pkg steamer LAKESIDE, renamed 1920
Official no. : C90778
Type at loss : propeller steam tug, wood
Build info : 1888, W. Lane, Windsor, Ont.
Specs : 121x26x9, 348gc 220nc
Date of loss : 1929, Nov 15
Place of loss : 8 mi S of Colborne, Ont.
Lake : Ontario
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : none
Detail : Towing the loaded barge AUGUSTUS, she was overwhelmed by a storm and foundered. Her crew rescued by CSS steamer GLENELLAH. Registered out of Montreal
When built, she had the largest engine of any vessel her size on the lakes, was considered to be very fast.
Rebuilt and converted to a tug, 1920.
Sources: csv,win,csqw,mmgl,nsp,is,h,mpl

------------------------------------------------------ 2593
ROY K. RUSSELL
Other names : built as passenger steamer JAPAN, renamed CITY OF HAMILTON in 1910, CITY OF WALKERVILLE in 1927, JAPAN again in 1928, last name in 1931
Official no. : C126526
Type at loss : barge, iron, fuel tanker
Build info : 1871, King Iron Wks, Buffalo as a passenger steamer. hull# 9
Specs : 220x33x14 1574 t.
Date of loss : 1934
Place of loss : unreported
Lake : unreported
Type of loss : explosion,fire
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : She was wrecked by an explosion and fire after 63 years of service. Recovered, but not returned to service. Scrapped in 1936.
Originally one of the luxurious passenger liners known as the "Lake Triplets" with identical fleetmates CHINA and INDIA.
Sold Canadian, 1910.
Rebuilt to a barge in 1928
Sources: ns4,csv,hgl,mmgl,ns3,mol,mpl

------------------------------------------------------ 3750
RUSSIA
Other names : ?
Official no. : C ?
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : ?
Specs : 133 t.
Date of loss : 1881, Nov 8
Place of loss : off piers at Presqu Isle [Erie], PA
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : barley
Detail : She was wrecked in the piers in a gale. Out of Toronto, Ont. Possibly later recovered and rebuilt as EUGENIA VESTA.
Compare with 1889 RUSSIA loss also.
Sources: usls not in mmgl,clu

------------------------------------------------------ 2595
RUSSIA
Other names : none
Official no. : 110063
Type at loss : propeller, iron, package freight
Build info : 1872, King Iron Works, Buffalo
Specs : 232x36x13, 1502g 1335n
Date of loss : 1909, Apr 30
Place of loss : near Detour
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none (two sources say 13 were lost)
Carrying : cement,dry goods & thousands of rubber overshoes
Detail : Her hull fractured in a terrific storm and she sank.
Twin-screw. Sister of SCOTIA, JAVA & CUBA
Some sources say another vessel of this name was lost near the same spot in 1860.
Sources: rkr,mv,ns1,nsp,slh,sol,is,mpl,eas

------------------------------------------------------ 2594
RUSSIA (or RUSSIAN)
Other names : ?
Official no. : (21476)
Type at loss : schooner, wood, (2-mast)
Build info : (1862, Miller, Oswego, NY)
Specs : 133 t. (137x26x11, 305 g)
Date of loss : 1889, Nov 18
Place of loss : off the piers at Presque Isle, MI
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : Sunk by a storm.
(Parenthesized vessel was the only schooner with this name on lists at the time, owned by F. Gilchrist of Alpena, abandoned in 1908.)
(converted to barge in 1880, converted to schooner in 1887)
Sources: (mv,ns1,hgl,polk),h,phr

------------------------------------------------------ 3873
JOHN F. RUST
Other names : none
Official no. : 45636
Type at loss : schooner-barge, wood
Build info : 1869, Rust & Arnold, E. Saginaw, MI
Specs : 161x29x9, 347 gt
Date of loss : 1873, Oct 19
Place of loss : "a few miles north of Lakeport"
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : 440,000 bd ft lumber
Detail : Bound E. Saginaw for Cleveland in tow of str BAY CITY, she broke her towline, went ashore and pounded to pieces.
Sources: vbs,nsp,jb

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RUTH B. - See P.S. HERSORDT

------------------------------------------------------ 2597
J.H. RUTTER
Other names : none
Official no. : 75504
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 4-mast
Build info : 1873, D. Lester, Marine City
Specs : 212x36x14, 1224g 1180n
Date of loss : 1878, Nov 1
Place of loss : near Ludington, MI
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : grain
Detail : Her sails were blown out and she was driven into the shallows. 44 crewmen and graintrimmers were rescued from her rigging by bystanders ashore. The vessel's bottom was ripped out and she was declared a total loss, but she was recovered the following year. Her skipper, Capt. Jerry Simpson, left lake service after this harrowing experience, later served as a Kansas congressman.
She collided with the steamer TEXAN and sank in New York harbor, Oct 23, 1918, a total loss.
Rebuilt 1874, 79, 84.
Sources: polk,hgl,mv,phr,is(3-61),mol,mh,h,usls,mpl

------------------------------------------------------ 2598
RYAN
Other names : ?
Official no. : ?
Type at loss : propeller, wood, freighter
Build info : ?
Specs : ?
Date of loss : 1890, Jun 12
Place of loss : Thunder Bay Isl. or near Port Austin
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : ?
Detail : Driven ashore and wrecked in a NE gale.
All RYANs on official lists are accounted for. This one was called a total loss of $16,000.
Sources: hgl,slh,h,wb,sb,eas not in mmgl

------------------------------------------------------ 2599
A.G. RYAN
Other names : none
Official no. : C72591
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1877, W. Power, Kingston, Ont.
Specs : 93x23x8, 120 gc 112 nc
Date of loss : 1886, Sep 24
Place of loss : off Capt. John's Isl., Bay of Quinte
Lake : Ontario
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : lumber
Detail : Foundered in a gale while bound for Gananoque, Ont. Little detail.
Reg out of Kingston.
There was another A.G. RYAN, 154 t. b. Kingston by Foster, 1854, rebuilt, 1880.
Sources: polk,win,mmgl,nsp,h,dmt

------------------------------------------------------ 2600
CHARLES C. RYAN
Other names : built as LAKE ONTARIO, renamed in 1890
Official no. : 126622
Type at loss : propeller, wood, steambarge or large tug
Build info : 1872, Andrews & Son, Port Dalhousie, Ont. (also given as Simpson, St. Cath)
Specs : 137x26x12, 675gc 450nc [as LAKE ONTARIO]
Date of loss : 1890, Jun 7
Place of loss : 20 mi above Pte Aux Barques, MI
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 1
Carrying : ice,barges
Detail : With barges E. COHEN(qv) and JOURNEYMAN(qv) in tow, she sank in a storm. The crew, adrift in her dinghy, made a sail of a shirt and a bag, and were picked up the next day.
As LAKE ONTARIO, she burned to the point of abandonment on Lake Ontario in December of 1888. The burned hull was purchased by Capt. Thos. Ryan, and she came into U.S. registration, but was reportedly poorly rebuilt. She was registered as CHARLES C. RYAN at Buffalo on May 6, 1890 and lost a month later, her doument being surrendered June 30.
Another CHARLES C. RYAN (US#125974) was a tug out Charlevoix, Mich, at this time.
Sources: hgl,polk,mv,nsp,mpl,csv,hgl,is,clu,pdw
,go

------------------------------------------------------ 2601
CHARLES N. RYAN
Other names : none
Official no. : 125110
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1873, J. Squires, Sandusky (Huron?), OH
Specs : 163x31x11, 412g 391n
Date of loss : 1897, Apr 18 (seen in error as 1887)
Place of loss : N of harbor entrance at Ludington
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none of 6
Carrying : ?
Detail : She was driven ashore and wrecked during an attempt to make Ludington harbor in a gale. Crew rescued by Lifesaving Service.
Sources: mv,polk,wb,h,lmdc,hgl,soundings

------------------------------------------------------ 2602
GENEVIEVE RYAN
Other names : ?
Official no. : ?
Type at loss : barge, wood
Build info : 1917
Specs : 418 t.
Date of loss : 1936, Oct 17
Place of loss : between Erie, PA and Ashtabula, OH
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : unreported
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : Foundered, no detail
Sources: eas,h

------------------------------------------------------ 3874
THOMAS M. RYAN
Other names : none
Official no. :
59341
Type at loss : schooner-barge, wood
Build info : 1873, T. Ryan, Salzburg, MI
Specs : about 200 ft. in length
, 438 n
Date of loss : 1874, Nov 3
Place of loss : on Pt. Abino, N of Buffalo
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : storm/fog
Loss of life :
(none mentioned)
Carrying : (coal)
Detail : She was lost from tow of the propeller NEW YORK in a gale and drove ashore on the point. She broke in half and pounded to pieces. She had been outbound from Buffalo with four other barges.
Owned by Storrs of Buffalo.
Article mentioning her launch says "vessel men have denounced her as a 'tub,' although she looks better afloat than on the stocks."
Sources: nsp,vbs,hgl


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