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S.O. & Co. #85 - See CLEVECO

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S.T. Co. #85 - See also CLEVECO

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L.C. SABIN - See NORTH CAROLINA

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SACHEM
Other names : none
Official no. : 116267
Type at loss : propeller, wood, bulk freight "sandsucker"
Build info : 1889, Duncan Robertson, Grand Haven, MI
Specs : 187x34x15, 739g 543n
Date of loss : 1928, Oct 8
Place of loss : near Port Lambton, Ont.
Lake : St Clair R
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : none
Carrying : ?
Detail : An exploding oil stove started a fire that destroyed her while she was underway. She beached on Roberts Landing, where she burned to a total loss.
Sources: sol,ns3,mv,nsp,mpl,eas

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SACHEM
Other names : built as tug JOHN KELDERHOUSE, renamed SACHEM in 1911, renamed DEREK E. after 1990
Official no. : 204106
Type at loss : propeller tug, steel
Build info : 1907, B.T. Cowles, Buffalo, NY
Specs : 72x20x11, 100g 70g
Date of loss : 1950, Dec 18
Place of loss : off Dunkirk, NY
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : unknown
Loss of life : 12 [all]
Carrying : none
Detail : She sank with all hands due to unknown causes. When recovered the following year, she was in almost perfect condition. Reconditioned and operating out of Cleveland in 1990. Now the tug DEREK E., owned by Egan Marine Corp. of Lemont, IL, and operation on the Chicago Sanitary & Ship Canal.
Sources: mv,gs,is,wm2,mpl,kvd,eas

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SACRAMENTO
Other names : ?
Official no. : none
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1850, Lockwood, Madison Dock, OH
Specs : 116 t. om
Date of loss : 1867, Oct (2)
Place of loss : Gull Island Reef, near Kelley's Is;.
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life :
Carrying : coke
Detail : Bound Cleveland for Detroit, she was driven on the reef and wrecked. She was abandoned on the 10th.
She MAY have been recovered as a vessel of this name still appears in 1869 mv [US22277].
Major repair in 1859
Ashore with loss of life near Port Colborne, Ont., in the great storm of Nov, 1860.
Sources: hgl,nsp,rsl

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SACRAMENTO
Other names : none
Official no. : 116682
Type at loss : propeller, wood, bulk freight
Build info : 1895, J. Davidson, W. Bay City hull #69
Specs : 308x43x21, 2380g 1911n
Date of loss : 1917, May 15
Place of loss : near Port Austin Reef lighthouse
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : (storm)
Loss of life : none
Carrying : ?
Detail : She struck the reef and went down. Thought to be a total loss, but later recovered and returned to service.
Abandoned at site of Davidson Shipyard in 1939 and her remains are still there.
rebuilt 1905, 1918
Sources: vbs,mv,gwgl,sbs,slh,h,ns4

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SADDLEBAG
Other names : ?
Official no. : ?
Type at loss : unreported
Build info : ?
Specs : ?
Date of loss : unreported
Place of loss : 6 mi W of Detour, MI
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : stranded
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : no detail
Sources: lhdc, not in mmgl

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SAGAMORE
Other names : none
Official no. : 57932
Type at loss : barge, steel, whaleback, bulk freight
Build info : 1892, American Steel Barge Co. [A. McDougall], W. Superior, WI
Specs : 308 ft. 1601g 1557n
Date of loss : 1901, Jul 29
Place of loss : off Iroquois Pt., Whitefish Bay
Lake : Superior
Type of loss : collision
Loss of life : 3
Carrying : iron ore
Detail : She was riding at anchor waiting out fog when she was rammed by the 300-ft steel steamer NORTHERN QUEEN. SAGAMORE was riding very low in the water and was practically invisible because of the normal low profile of whalebacks. She split amidships and sank very quickly. She had been the tow of the whaleback steamer PATHFINDER.
Sources: mv,ns1,lssc,is(2-69,1-71),lol,gwgl,sol,ns1,lss,nsp,mpl

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SAGAMORE
Other names : ?
Official no. : ?
Type at loss : propeller tug,
Build info : ?
Specs : 14 t.
Date of loss : 1936, Dec 8
Place of loss : 5 mi off Harbor Beach, MI
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : (storm)
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : none
Detail : Foundered. No detail.
Sources: slh,h not in mmgl

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H.W. SAGE
Other names : also seen as HENRY W. SAGE
Official no. : 95414
Type at loss : schooner-barge, wood, 3-mast
Build info : 1875, T. Boston, Bangor, MI as a schooner
Specs : 203x36x13, 848g 803n
Date of loss : 1903, Oct 4
Place of loss : near Poverty Island
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : (none)
Carrying : ?
Detail : Tow of the prop SAMOA, she was torn loose and foundered in a storm. Total loss.
Rammed and quickly sunk by the steel steamer CHICAGO in the St. Clair R. Jul 29, 1900. Two lives were lost, crushed in her foc’sl. She was raised in September in an expensive salvage operation [due to the current] and converted from a schooner to a schooner-barge.
Also: ashore in Hammond's Bay, Straits, and declared a total loss, Nov, 1889. Recovered in summer, 1891.
Also stranded near Cleveland in Sep, 1895, waterlogged off Sand Beach, MI, Apr, 1902.
Sources: ns1,hgl,vbs,sbs,polk,nsp,h,ns1,st,mpl

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RUSSELL SAGE - See ATLASCO

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SAGINAW - See also OCEAN

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SAGINAW
Other names : none
Official no. : 57283
Type at loss : schooner-barge, wood
Build info : 1866, E. Saginaw, MI
Specs : 138x26x13, 310g 296n
Date of loss : 1880, Aug 27
Place of loss : off Port Stanley, Ont.
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : storm and fire
Loss of life : none
Carrying : lumber
Detail : Broke away from the tug ALANSON SUMNER and went ashore in a gale. The schooner H.M. SCOVE(qv) in tow of the tug STRANGER, picked up her crew, who had abandoned in the yawl. A signal lantern which was hung in the wreck to mark it’s position later caught it afire and it burned to a total loss.
Sources: vbs,nsp,phr

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SAGINAW
Other names : none
Official no. : C69524
Type at loss : propeller, wood, carferry, 4 car
Build info : 1873, Port Huron Dry Dock [A. Stewart], Port Huron
Specs : 142x26x10, 365 t.
Date of loss : 1892, Mar 6
Place of loss : Windsor, Ont.
Lake : Detroit R.
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : She burned at her layup dock. She had been laid up since 1884.
The hull was later recovered and converted to an odd-looking tug, a well-known wrecker in the Detroit River area until broken up about 1940.
Sold Canadian 1873
Sources: cfgl,csv,vbs,mmgl,slh,mv,lhl

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SAGINAW
Other names : none
Official no. : 115118
Type at loss : barge, wood, bulk freight, lumber
Build info : 1866, Marine City, MI as a sidewheel steamer
Specs : 194x29x11, 509g 431n
Date of loss : 1905
Place of loss : near Port Huron
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : She burned to a total loss. Not officially abandoned until 1914.
Converted from sidewheeler to propeller about 1890, converted to a barge about 1900.
Sources: slh,mv,lhl,mpl

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SAILOR BOY
Other names : none
Official no. : 23105
Type at loss : scow-schooner, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1866, C.E. Owen, Algonac, MI
Specs : 75x21x7, 76 nt.
Date of loss : 1883, May 21
Place of loss : 2 mi S of Milwaukee Harbor
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none of 3
Carrying : wood
Detail : Bound Pierport, MI, for Milwaukee, she anchored outside the harbor waiting for gale to abate, but later broke her chains and drove aground. Her crew made it in on a heaving line with help from bystanders on the beach. Owned by Anderson of Milwaukee.
Sources: phr,polk,mv,h,hgl,usls,mpl

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SAILOR BOY
Other names : none
Official no. : 116393
Type at loss : propeller, wood, passenger
Build info : 1891, Wheeler & Williams, W. Bay City hull#79
Specs : 91x24x7, 163g 112n
Date of loss : 1923, May 12 (also given as 1921)
Place of loss : Portage Ship Canal, near Hancock, MI
Lake : Superior
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : none
Carrying : ?
Detail : She caught fire and burned at Stringer’s Sawmill dock 100 yds E of Wright's Pt. The wreckage is off Osceola Point, Hancock.
Sources: vbs,gwgl,is,lss,sbs,mv,bb,eas

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ST. ALBANS
Other names : none
Official no. : 23514
Type at loss : propeller, wood, passenger & package freight
Build info : 1868, Ira Lafrinier, Cleveland
Specs : 135x26x11, 435 t.
Date of loss : 1881, Jan 30
Place of loss : 8 mi NNE of Milwaukee
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : ice
Loss of life : none of 27
Carrying : general merchandise, flour, cattle
Detail : She rammed a cake of ice, which filled the hole it had made in her hull. She rushed for shore, but as the ice melted, the vessel filled and sank. Bound Milwaukee for Ludington, she was a total loss of $35,000.
She was a Northern Transportation Co. boat serving small Lake Michigan ports out of Grand Haven.
Sources: hgl,nsp,mv,lmdc,usls,mpl,bb

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ST. ANDREW
Other names : none
Official no. : 22416
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 3-mast
Build info : 1857, Merry & Gay, Milan, OH
Specs : 143x31x13, 425 gt.
Date of loss : 1878, Jun 26
Place of loss : 11.4 mi, 124 deg. from Mackinac Pt., Straits
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : collision
Loss of life : none
Carrying : corn
Detail : She collided with schooner PESHTIGO(qv), falling over on her and foundering. Both vessels sank. The collision occurred at night, while ST. ANDREW was bound Chicago for Buffalo.
Document not surrendered until 1887.
rebuilt, 1875
Sources: ssm,hgl,slh,lhdc,is,es

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ST. ANDREW
Other names : built as steamer W.B. HALL, renamed, 1896
Official no. : C96094
Type at loss : propeller, wood, bulk freight
Build info : 1885, L. Shickluna, St. Catharines Ont.
Specs : 193x31x13, 1113g 722n
Date of loss : 1900, Sep 21
Place of loss : S. side of Bachand I., 80 mi NE Port Arthur
Lake : Superior
Type of loss : stranded
Loss of life : none
Carrying : light
Detail : She ran aground on a shoal, damaging her bottom. After the crew escaped, the vessel slid off into deeper water the next day. She had been bound Jackfish Pt. for Fort William.
Wrecked in Georgian Bay in 1896 and rebuilt.
Owned by Playfair & Co. of Midland, Ont. and by her skipper
Originally 158x28 ft, lengthened, 1897
Sources: ns1,csv,is(1-71),gwgl,lss,nsp,win,mpl,do not in mmgl as ST.

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ST. ANDREWS
Other names : also seen as ST. ANDREW
Official no. : C75645
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1856, L. Shickluna, St. Catharines
Specs : 116x23x11, 214gc 202nc
Date of loss : 1882, Sep 11 (Sep 21 also given)
Place of loss : 10 mi offshore, S of Big Creek, Ont., 10 mi S of New Cut light
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : 14,000 bu wheat
Detail : She sprung a leak in a storm while bound Toledo for Kingston. Her skipper attempted to run her for shore, but she sank in 60 feet of water.
Registered out of St. Catharines
Rebuilt in 1869
Sources: win,hgl,mmgl,h,lhdc,eas,rp,wl,es

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ST. ANTHONY
Other names : ?
Official no. : none
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : ?(1856, Erie, PA - sister of schr ST. PAUL)
Specs : ?
Date of loss : 1856
Place of loss : off Goderich
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : "lost"
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : No detail.
Sources: slh,hgl,(nsp),
ctw not in mmgl

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ST. CLAIR
Other names : none
Official no. : none
Type at loss : sidewheel steamer, passenger & package freight
Build info : 1843, Detroit
Specs : 140x19x8, 210 t.
Date of loss : 1850, Aug 5
Place of loss : unreported
Lake : unreported
Type of loss : unreported
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : Reported as lost on this date, no detail.
(Note: This reported loss date is 3 days BEFORE she was enrolled at Detroit by J. Watkin.)
Sources: www,lhl,hdm,wl

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ST. CLAIR
Other names : none
Official no. : none
Type at loss : schooner-barge, wood
Build info : 1820, Newport, MI
Specs : 30 t.
Date of loss : 1855, Oct
Place of loss : off Pte Aux Barques, MI
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : "sunk"
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : no detail
Sources: slh,hgl,nsp

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ST. CLAIR
Other names : none
Official no. : 23109
Type at loss : propeller, wood, bulk freight "steambarge" with some passenger accommodations
Build info : 1867, J. Bushnell, Algonac, MI
Specs : 127x26x10, 326 g.
Date of loss : 1876, Jul 9
Place of loss : off 14-mile Pt., near Ontonagon, MI
Lake : Superior
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : 26 of 31 or 32
Carrying : passengers,cattle,merchandise
Detail : Bound Ontonogon for Houghton, she caught fire near her boiler and burned to the waterline. Most of the victims drowned in the icy lake after her one tiny lifeboat swamped several times. Vessel was a woodburner with a history of fires.
Owned by Capt. Eber Ward of Detroit
Sources: phr,hgl,sol,is,lhl,lss,nsp,usls,es,df,eas,jb,bb

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ST. CLAIR
Other names : none
Official no. : 57106
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 3-mast
Build info : 1859, A. Cantin, Montreal, P.Q. as a bark
Specs : 156x26x5, 296g., 272n
Date of loss : 1888, Oct 1
Place of loss : off Harbor Beach
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 5 of 7
Carrying : coal
Detail : Part of a 5-barge tow of tug CHAMPION, she broke loose and came to anchor off Harbor Beach. She finally dragged in and sank near the mouth of harbor. The crewmen died when the U.S. Lifesavers surf boat capsized in the breakers after a 23-mile pull to Port Sanilac. The hulk was later lightered, raised and towed out into the lake and resunk.
Often reported as having been built on the Saginaw R., but only rebuilt there in 1874, probably sold US at that time.
Sources: polk,hgl,phr,sol,slh,h,lhdc,nsp,sb,rep,mpl,eas

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ST. IGNACE
Other names : none
Official no. : 57924
Type at loss : scow-schooner, wood
Build info : 1882
Specs : 238 t.
Date of loss : 1894, Nov 9*
Place of loss : between Grand Haven and Milwaukee
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 1
Carrying : bricks
Detail : Capsized and foundered in gale.
*Date also given in error as Nov 9, 1879.
Sources: hgl,h,nsp,wbm,bb,usls

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ST. IGNACE
Other names : none
Official no. : C134017
Type at loss : propeller, wood, wrecker
Build info : 1888, Detroit Dry Dock, Detroit [US# 116191] hull# 85
Specs : 220x52x16, 1476 t.
Date of loss : 1916, Aug 30
Place of loss : in harbor at Port Arthur [Thunder Bay], Ont.
Lake : Superior
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : (none)
Carrying : none
Detail : She burned to total loss at Western Drydock & Shipbuilding’s dock..
Built as wooden carferry.
Sold Canadian, 1915.
Sources: csv,mv,mmgl,atl,is,mpl

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ST. JAMES
Other names : none
Official no. : 22417
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1856, Merry & Gay, Milan, Oh
Specs : 118x25x11, 227 gt
Date of loss : 1870, Oct. (24)
Place of loss : 20 mi N of Erie, Pa
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : unknown
Loss of life : 7
Carrying : 14,000 bu wheat
Detail : Left Toledo, bound for Oswego, NY, Oct. 23, and never arrived at Port Colborne and the Welland Canal. The cause of her loss has never been determined. When she was found in 165 ft of water, her rigging showed sails were still up at the time she went down, so she was probably NOT destroyed by a storm. No general storm was going on at the time.
Out of Erie.
She was located in 1984 and identified early in 1999.
Images and I.D.
Sources: svi,mv,hgl

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ST. JOSEPH - See FRANK B. STEVENS

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ST. JOSEPH
Other names : none
Official no. : none
Type at loss : propeller, wood
Build info : 1846, J.W. Banta, Buffalo
Specs : 170x27x11, 460 t.
Date of loss : 1856, Nov 10
Place of loss : near Fairport, OH
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : (storm)
Loss of life : none
Carrying : ?
Detail : Stranded and a total loss.
Owned by Western Transportation Co.
Sources: lhl,hgl,wl,eas,
ctw

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ST. JOSEPH
Other names : ?
Official no. : C ?
Type at loss : propeller steam tug, wood
Build info : ?
Specs : 70 t.
Date of loss : 1875, Nov 8
Place of loss : S end of Chantry isl.
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : (storm)
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : none
Detail : Stranded and wrecked.
Registered out of Kincardine.
Sources: win,slh,h, not in clu,mmgl

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ST. JOSEPH
Other names : none
Official no. : C77713
Type at loss : scow-barge, wood
Build info : 1868, Toledo US# 57210
Specs : 91x22x7, 85gc 85nc
Date of loss : 1883, Oct 31*
Place of loss : Lake St. Clair
Lake : St. Clair
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : Foundered.
Sold Canadian in 1879, reg out of Wallaceburg or Dresden
*Date also given as 11/30/1884.
Another scow of this name, b. J. Reno, 1859 at Belle R., 50x15x4, 28t, was lost on L. St. Clair in 1881.
Sources: win,polk,mv,h,mmgl

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ST. LAWRENCE
Other names : ?
Official no. : none
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : ?
Specs : 140 t.
Date of loss : 1838, Aug
Place of loss : near Oak Orchard, NY
Lake : Ontario
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : ?
Detail : She capsized and sank in storm.
Sources: is not in mmgl

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ST. LAWRENCE
Other names : none
Official no. : 22584
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1842, G. Barber, Clayton, NY
Specs : 93x20x8, 111 t. [134 t. om]
Date of loss : 1878, Apr 30
Place of loss : well out in the lake off Milwaukee
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : 2 of 5
Carrying : timber
Detail : When abreast of Milwaukee she caught fire from the boiling over of a kettle of pitch which was being melted on the galley stove. The fire progressed so rapidly that the crew had no time to shorten sail before abandoning, and, with the ship underway, the lifeboat capsized as soon as hitting the water, drowning the captain and a passenger. The rest of the crew was rescued by the schooner GRANADA. When last seen the blazing vessel was 25-30 miles SE of Milwaukee.
Owned by her skipper, Capt. M. Larkins, his wife and a partner and out of Ahnapee, WI
Rebuilt in 1853
Sources: ge,mv,rsl,sip

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ST. LAWRENCE
Other names : none
Official no. : 116331
Type at loss : propeller, wood, bulk freight
Build info : 1890, W. Morley, Marine City, MI
Specs : 239x41x20, 1437g 1030n
Date of loss : 1898, Nov 25
Place of loss : 2 mi S. of Pt. Betsie light
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 1
Carrying : corn
Detail : She was driven ashore and wrecked. The Lifesaving Service crew fired a line at the sound of the ship's whistle in a blinding gale. Their accuracy was amazing as the line became entagled in the whistle cord, so that when the lifesavers pulled the line, it blew the unseen ship's whistle. Ship's crew then discovered the line and were rescued.
Registered out of Port Huron.
Sources: phr,(hgl*),is(4-67),h,mv,hs,nsp,mpl *erroneous info

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ST. LAWRENCE
Other names : none
Official no. : 22348
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1863, Quayle & Martin, Cleveland
Specs : 137x26x12, 281g 267n
Date of loss : 1900, Nov 21
Place of loss : near Lorain, OH
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : coal
Detail : Bound Amherstburg from Cleveland with coal, she was driven ashore by a gale and wrecked, a total loss.The captain, his wife and 3 children made it to shore in her yawl; the other 4 crew were rescued from her rigging by Lifesaving Service. Captain was censured in the press for bringing his family on such a rickety craft in Nov.
Rebuilt, 1876
Sources: hgl,mv,ns1,h,nsp,eas

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ST. LOUIS
Other names : none
Official no. : none
Type at loss : sidewheel steamer, wood, passenger & package freight
Build info : 1844, Sam’l Hubbell, Perrysburg, OH
Specs : 190x27x12, 618 t.
Date of loss : 1852, Nov 7
Place of loss : off Kelley's Isl.
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : (rr cars)
Detail : Capsized and sank in gale.
Owned by Eber & Sam’l Ward
Sources: hgl,sol,ledc,less,lc,lhl,mpl,wl,eas

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ST. LOUIS
Other names : none
Official no. : none
Type at loss : brig, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1848, Buffalo, NY [also seen as Kalamazoo R., MI]
Specs : 114x25x9, 211 t. om
Date of loss : 1860, Aug 30
Place of loss : just W of Erie, PA
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : light
Detail : Upbound, she was caught in a squall and driven on the beach, a total loss.
Owned by her skipper.
Sources: nsp,hgl

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ST. LOUIS
Other names : none
Official no. : C75636
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 3-mast
Build info : 1877, L. Shickluna, St, Catharines, Ont. as a bark
Specs : 128x26x12, 360g/n
Date of loss : 1926, May 26
Place of loss : at Kingston, Ont.
Lake : Ontario
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : She burned at her dock, either by accident or perhaps in lieu of scrapping.
One of the last operating sail vessels on the lakes when lost. Registered out of Kingston.
Sources: ns3,polk,hgl,is(2-90),mmgl,osdo,mpl

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ST. MAGNUS
Other names : later MAGNOLIA(1898) and LUCKPORT(!)(1919)
Official no. : C77693
Type at loss : propeller, wood, passenger & package freight
Build info : 1880, A. Robertson, Hamilton, Ont.
Specs : 180x28 853 t.
Date of loss : 1895, Jun 7
Place of loss : Cuyahoga, OH & Port Dalhousie, Ont.
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : capsized/fire
Loss of life : 1
Carrying : wire, pig iron
Detail : She capsized and sank at her dock while loading. She was soon raised and towed to drydock at Hamilton. While there she caught fire and burned to a near-total loss (Sep 7, 1895). Rebuilt, renumbered (C103690)* and renamed MAGNOLIA. See LUCKPORT for more.
Wallace list: May have been built on hull of R.W. STANDLEY.
*by being renumbered, she technically became a new vessel.
Sources: hgl,csv,ns4,nsp,mmgl,is,sol,win,mpl,eas

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ST. MARIES
Other names : also seen as STE. MARIES & STE. MARIE
Official no. : 115473
Type at loss : propeller,wood, passenger & package freight
Build info : 1875, L.P. Trempe, Sugar Isl., MI
Specs : 97x19x5, 132g 84n
Date of loss : 1892, Aug 30
Place of loss : near Sturgoen Pt., Mich.
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : none
Carrying : ?
Detail : She caught fire offshore and burned to a total loss. She had been bound St. Clair, MI to Harrisville, MI. Document surrendered at Port Huron Sep 5, 1892, annotated "burned 8/30/92."
Sank 4 mi SE of Sturgeon Pt., L. Huron in 1888 and recovered.
Out of Port Huron
Sources: polk,hgl,mv,slh,h,phr,mpl,usls

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ST. MARY
Other names : also seen as ST. MARYS
Official no. : none
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1848, Perrysburg, Oh
Specs : 253 t.
Date of loss : 1860, Sep 7
Place of loss : off Winetka, Il
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 7 [all]
Carrying : pig iron
Detail : She foundered the same night and in the vicinty of the LADY ELGIN, but was overlooked until a few weeks later when a body thought to be from the steamer was identified as a member of her crew. Her lifeboat washed ashore just north of Chicago on the 23rd. Wreck located in 195, in 120 feet of water.
Sources: rnc,hgl,wl,bb,rnc

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ST. MARY
Other names : none
Official no. : 22556
Type at loss : propeller steam tug, wood
Build info : 1857, G. Notter & C. VanSlyke, Buffalo
Specs : 64x15x7, 36g
Date of loss : 1885, Dec 1
Place of loss : off Glen Haven, MI
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : none
Carrying : none
Detail : She burned to a total loss at the dock and sank.
Suffered another major fire at Grand Haven in 1863.
Owned by Banks & Sutherland (her skipper) out of Frankfort
Rebuilt, 1869, 82
Sources: lhl,polk,hgl,mv,sb,nsp,nb,wl

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ST. NICHOLAS
Other names : none
Official no. : C33486
Type at loss : propeller, wood, bulk & package freight
Build info : 1853, J. Andrews, Cape Vincent, NY
Specs : 129x24x11, 372gt 115nt
Date of loss : 1857, Nov 23
Place of loss : Sleeping Bear Bay
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 1
Carrying : 10,000 bu wheat
Detail : Bound Chicago for Kingston, she became waterlogged in a storm and was driven onto the beach, where she broke up. Officially abandoned in Feb, 1858.
Built for the Bancroft Line, running between Cape Vincent & Detroit. Sold Canadian in 1855
Out of Hamilton, Ont.
Sources: lhl,csv,hgl,mmgl,sb,nb,nsp,rnc

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ST. PAUL - See also PFOHL, VEGA

------------------------------------------------------ 3388
ST. PAUL
Other names : none
Official no. : 23755
Type at loss : propeller, wood, bulk freight
Build info : 1868, Arnold, Marine City, MI as a passenger prop
Specs : 203x31x21, 760g 525n
Date of loss : 1900, Nov 26
Place of loss : 4 mi off Alpena
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : none
Carrying : coal
Detail : She caught fire offshore. After the fire was brought under control, she was towed in and settled near the mouth of Thunder Bay R. Maybe later recovered by F.W. Fletcher of Alpena.
Owned by the Corrigan fleet.
Several lives lost in a fire on her in 1883 at Detroit.
Rebuilt 1882, major repairs in 1884.
Sources: polk,nsp,hgl,usls

------------------------------------------------------ 4085
ST. PETER
Other names :
Official no. : 23516
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1868, New Baltimore, MI
Specs : 120 t.
Date of loss : 1869, Nov 19
Place of loss : Green Island, near Sisters chain
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : navigational error
Loss of life : none
Cargo : wheat
Detail : Bound Toledo for Cleveland, she hit bottom and began to leak so profusely that her skipper put her in the shallows near Green Island, where she cpsized and sank in 25 feet of water. Thought to be a total loss, but hgl says she was ashore near Claybanks in 1871.
Sources: nsp,hgl,mv,mdwl

------------------------------------------------------ 2636
ST. PETER
Other names : none
Official no. : 115232
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1873, Edwards, Toledo, OH
Specs : 136x26x12, 290g 275n
Date of loss : 1898, Oct 27
Place of loss : 5 mi NW of Sodus, NY
Lake : Ontario
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 8 of 9
Carrying : coal
Detail : After having lost her rudder in a gale and drifted about 15 miles, she lost her fight and foundered in 104 feet of water. Lifesavers from Sodus Point made it to within a mile of her when she sank. Her skipper was the only survivor, while his wife was among the lost. A good portion of her remains were recovered in 1971 and now form the basis of a museum.
Out of Toledo.
Major repair in 1882
Sources: mv,polk,nsp,is(4-71),sol,osdo,win,hgl

------------------------------------------------------ 2638
SALINA
Other names : none
Official no. : 23106
Type at loss : propeller, wood, passenger & freight
Build info : 1866, D. Lester, Marine City
Specs : 131x26x11, 212g 146n
Date of loss : 1896, Jun
Place of loss : St Clair R
Lake : St Clair R
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : She was destroyed by fire, no detail.
Seriously damaged in collision with schooner LIZZIE A LAW on the Saginaw River in 1895.
Rebuilt, 1882,1895
Sources: phr,polk,mv,hgl,slh,lhl,nsp

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SALT LAKE CITY - See CHESTER A. CONGDON

------------------------------------------------------ 3389
SALTILLO
Other names : none
Official no. : none
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1847, as a brig
Specs :
Date of loss : 1853, Nov 25
Place of loss : at Sarnia, Ont.
Lake : St Clair R
Type of loss : storm/collision
Loss of life : none
Carrying : RR rails,coal
Detail : She was upbound for Chicago. While attempting to shelter in the mouth of the river, she was blown into the schooner HENRY HAGER and sank.
Based out of Chicago, owned by J. R. Hagunin of Port Huron
Much of her cargo was salvaged in 1875.
Also sunk in a collision on L St. Clair on her 1st voyage [1847] and again on St. Clair R. earlier in 1853.
Sources: nsp,hgl,st,eas

------------------------------------------------------ 2639
SALVOR
Other names : built as tug GEORGE H. PARKER, renamed in 1898
Official no. : C74061*
Type at loss : propeller, wood, salvage tug
Build info : 1861, J. Stupinski, Detroit
Specs : 106x21x12, 126 cg
Date of loss : 1918, Jun 11, **
Place of loss : 7 mi off South Bay, Manitoulin Isl.
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none of 14
Carrying : (none)
Detail : Bound Port Huron for French River, Ont. to meet the tug SARNIA CITY and pick up a log raft for Sarnia, Ont, she foundered in a storm. Her crewmen made their way to shore in a desolate area and built a large beach fire. They were found the next morning and received succor from the local inhabitants.
Recently purchased by the famous Reid Wrecking and Towing Co., Sarnia, Ont. This was to be her first job in her current incarnation as a Reid tug. Reid's may have owned her earlier, as well.
**loss date given in official records and newspapers as June 11, but August 13 is given by one of her crewmen. Date also reported as Sep 11.
Sold Canadian 1877, resold U.S. 1892 (US# 10242) , resold Canadian 1903. Mills list says "on and off Canadian register three times."
Rebuilt at Bay City in 1898.
*May have been renumbered [C116395] in 1904

Memorablia.
Sources: csv,mv,polk,mmgl,slh,jtd,nsp,wl,hcgl

------------------------------------------------------ 2640
SALVOR
Other names : built as TURRET CHIEF, VICKERSTOWN(1915), JOLLY INEZ(1918), last name in 1928.
Official no. : (C106605)
Type at loss : barge steel, bulk freight [former "turret steamer"]
Build info : 1896, Doxford & Sons, Sunderland, Eng. hull# 248
Specs : 253x45x27, 1881 t.
Date of loss : 1930, Sep 26
Place of loss : N of Muskegon, MI
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 5 [all]
Carrying : stone
Detail : Tow of the tug FITZGERALD, she broke loose and foundered in a gale.
Served as an ocean-going transport in WW I.
Used as a stone-hauler and wrecker.
Converted to barge in 1928 at Detour, MI (US owned?)
Sources: csv,ns4,gs,sol,is,h,lmdc,eas

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SALVUS - See LAMBTON

------------------------------------------------------ 2641
SAMANA
Other names : often seen as SAMARA
Official no. : 115202
Type at loss : schooner, wood, bulk freight*
Build info : 1873, Wilcox, Oswego, NY
Specs : 137x26x11, 287g 273n [143 feet overall]
Date of loss : 1892, Oct 29
Place of loss : Cleveland harbor
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none of 5
Carrying : coal
Detail : After breasting a storm for several hours, she ran back to Cleveland to shelter. She went out of control while coming in and struck a dock, then sank and went to pieces quickly at the foot of Dodge St. Her crew jumped onto the dock as she hit.
Named for the Bay of Samana, Island of Santo Domingo
*Reportedly built on the hull of the old schooner DANE, built at Three Mile Bay, NY in 1857, and wrecked in 1871 [US#6326].
Sources: polk,mv,osdo,h,ledc,phr,wb,hgl,usls,rp

------------------------------------------------------ 2642
SAMOA
Other names : built as steamer THOMAS W. PALMER, last name in 1889
Official no. : 145513
Type at loss : propeller, composite, bulk freight
Build info : 1880, Detroit Dry Dock, Wyandotte, MI hull# 90
Specs : 281x41x20, 2134g 1622n
Date of loss : 1909, Sep 21
Place of loss : Torch Lake, Portage ship canal
Lake : Superior
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : none
Carrying : ?
Detail : While attempting to shelter from a thunderstorm in the lake, she was struck by lightning, caught fire and burned to the waterline.
Owned by Capt. H. Baker, Detroit
Sunk in the Brockville Narrows, St. Lawrence R. in July, 1896, after striking bottom.
Sister of MANCHESTER and JOHN OWEN(qv). MANCHESTER was not scrapped until 1959, last of the "composite" vessels.
Sources: mv,is,atl,ns1,gwgl,lss,
nsp

------------------------------------------------------ 2643
SAMPSON
Other names : ?
Official no. : (C)
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : (1874, M. Simpson, St. Catharines, Ont.)
Specs : (140x26x12, 400 t.)
Date of loss : 1888, Nov 15
Place of loss : N end of Pelee Isl.
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : ice
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : She was cut by ice and sunk.
Nov 15, 1880 also given as the date.
Out of Cleveland
Sources: is,h,win

------------------------------------------------------ 3644
SAMPSON
Other names :
Official no. :
Type at loss : scow, wood
Build info : 1901
Specs : 235 t.
Date of loss : 1914, Jun 19
Place of loss : at Pigeon R., Saginaw Bay
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : ?
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : Total loss, no detail. Document surrendered at Port Huron Nov 17, 1914.
Sources: phr,eas

------------------------------------------------------ 3527
SAMSON
Other names : also seen as SAMPSON
Official no. : none
Type at loss : propeller, wood
Build info : 1843, Perrysburg, OH
Specs : 134x25x8, 250 t.
Date of loss : 1852, Nov 12
Place of loss : near Buffalo
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : 1200 bbl flour
Detail : Stranded and lost in a general gale that caused damage to over 50 vessels. She went ashore right opposite Bidwell & Banta's shipyard. She had just been repaired at Erie, Pa, the previous day.
Owned by Sterling, Monroe, Mich.
Sources: hgl,lhl,wl,eas,nsp,rnc

------------------------------------------------------ 2644
SAMSON
Other names : ?
Official no. : C
Type at loss : barge, wood
Build info : ?
Specs : ?
Date of loss : 1879, Apr 25
Place of loss : near the head of Belle Isle
Lake : Detroit R.
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : 100 cords wood
Detail : In tow of the small tug COMET, she caught fire from a spark from the tug’s stack while bound for Detroit. She was abandoned by the tug and burned to a total loss.
Owned by McRae of Wallaceburg.
Perhaps LADY SAMSON - b.1873, J. Johnson, Wilkesport, Ont., 95x25x4. Disappears off NAC records in late 70's.
Sources: slh,mmgl

------------------------------------------------------ 2645
SAN JACINTO
Other names : none
Official no. : 22352
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1856, B.B. Jones, Buffalo
Specs : 130x28x11, 374 gt.
Date of loss : 1881, Jun 20*
Place of loss : near South Baymouth, S end of Manitoulin Isl
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : ?
Detail : Bound Milwaukee for Collingwood, she foundered in a storm.
*date also given as Nov 12
Heavy damage in a collision in 1862,rebuilt in 1871.
Sources: do2,h,win,hgl,bb

------------------------------------------------------ 2646
SAND MERCHANT
Other names : none
Official no. : C153443
Type at loss : propeller, steel, bulk freight "sandsucker"
Build info : 1927, Collingwood Shipbuilding, Collingwood, Ont. hull# 79
Specs : 252x44x20, 1981 t.
Date of loss : 1936, Oct 17
Place of loss : off Avon Pt., 13 miles E of Cleveland
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 19 of 25
Carrying : sand
Detail : She capsized and sank in a storm. An inquiry determined that her heavy sandsucking gear on deck contributed to her instability.
Sources: ns4,csv,win,mmgl,s,smgl,sol,is,h,ledc

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SANDERS - See SAUNDERS

------------------------------------------------------ 2647
WILLIAM SANDERSON
Other names : none
Official no. :
26562
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1853, G. Goble, Oswego, NY
Specs : 136x25x7, 385g 307n
Date of loss : 1874, Nov
22nd or 23rd
Place of loss : off Empire, MI, near Sleeping Bear
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 7-10 [all]
Carrying :
20,000 bu. wheat
Detail :
She left Chicago the 20th, bound for Oswego. Along the way she encountered a storm and was broken up offshore. Inquiries were made for days as to her whereabouts when she didn't show up at Detroit. Her wreckage washed up on the 26th with her yawlboat still in the davits, but no trace was ever found of her crew.
1874 was a year of disastrous luck for her. She was ashore and heavily damaged near White Rock, Mich, Lake Huron, in August, and her captain was knocked overboard by a boom and drowned in early October.
Also sunk on Lake Ont. in 1871.
Rebuilt in the winter of 1873-4, and in 1868
Sources: ssb,hgl,tel,osdo,nb,es,nsp,bb

------------------------------------------------------ 2648
SANDUSKY
Other names : none
Official no. : none
Type at loss : bark, wood, 3-mast
Build info : 1834, F. Church, Sandusky, OH as a sidewheeler
Specs : 148x26x10*
Date of loss : 1845, Oct
Place of loss : E of Long Point, near Cattaraugus
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : Lost in a gale.
She caught fire at her dock on Buffalo Creek, Buffalo, and burned to the hull, Feb 23, 1843. Recovered and rebuilt
as this bark.
Ashore near Sandusky in December, 1836.
* she was 377 t. as a steamer.
Sources: www,hgl,is,le,lhl,nsp

------------------------------------------------------ 2649
SANDUSKY
Other names : none
Official no. : none
Type at loss : brig, wood, 2-mast*
Build info : 1848, D. Dibble, Sandusky
Specs : 110x26x9, 226 t.
Date of loss : 1856, Sep 18
Place of loss : 5mi, 280 deg. from Old Mackinac Pt., Straits
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 7 [all]
Carrying : grain
Detail : Bound Chicago for Buffalo, she sank with her masts emerging. Her crew cimbed up, but none of the several vessels who saw them were able to assist. The wreck was located in 1985.
Ashore on Long Point, Lake Erie, and sunk in October, 1848.
*also described as a bark
Sources: www,hgl,ssm,slh,glss,dm,eas

------------------------------------------------------ 2650
SANDUSKY
Other names : none
Official no. : none
Type at loss : propeller, wood
Build info : 1853, Geo. S. Weeks, Buffalo
Specs : 139x25x11, 370 t.
Date of loss : 1857, Oct
Place of loss : near Conneaut, OH
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : none
Carrying : ?
Detail : Burned to a total loss. She had gone ashore there in November of the previous year, and had probably never been removed before she was burned.
Sources: sol,lhl,hgl,nsp,rnc

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SANDY HOOK - See GERALDINE BATTLE

------------------------------------------------------ 2652
SANDY PAT
Other names : also seen as W.M. SANDI-PAT
Official no. : C172141
Type at loss : propeller tug, (steel), fishing
Build info : ?
Specs : 11 t.
Date of loss : 1969, Dec 3
Place of loss : Off Pte Aux Pins (or Erie, PA)
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : "sank"
Loss of life : 2
Carrying : none
Detail : She foundered, a total loss. After she became disabled, fellow tug DONNA F attempted to tow her in, but she sank enroute.
Came into registry about 1945
Sources: win,is(1-70),ledc

------------------------------------------------------ 2653
SANTIAGO
Other names : none
Official no. : 116893
Type at loss : schooner-barge, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1899, J. Davidson, W. Bay City hull# 90
Specs : 324x46x22, 2600g 2525n
Date of loss : 1918, Sep 10
Place of loss : 14 mi off Pte Aux Barques
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : iron ore
Detail : She was the tow of the steamer JOHN F. MORROW when she swamped and sank in a gale. MORROW took her crew off while passenger steamer CITY OF ALPENA II stood by with her seachlight illuminating the nightime scene. MORROW ran right up against the barge’s stern in heavy seas to rescue her crew.
Sources: mod,mv,nsp,slh,sbs,vbs,ns2,lhdc,mpl,eas

------------------------------------------------------ 2654
SAPPHO
Other names : none
Official no. : 115328
Type at loss : sidewheel steamer, wood, passenger ferry
Build info : 1883, Detroit Dry Dock, Wyandotte hull# 63
Specs : 107x32*x11, 224g 154n
Date of loss : 1929, Feb 21
Place of loss : Ecorse, MI
Lake : Detroit R
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : none
Carrying : none
Detail : She burned at her winter layup dock after 46 years of cross-river trips. She was considered obsolescent due to the impending completion of the Ambassador Bridge, so she was neither repaired nor replaced.
*45 ft over guards
Sources: polk,mv,ns3,atl,sol,is,hdm,eas

------------------------------------------------------ 2655
SARATOGA
Other names : none
Official no. : none
Type at loss : sidewheel steamer, wood, passenger & package freight
Build info : 1846, Sanford & Moses, Cleveland, OH
Specs : 199x29x12, 661 t.
Date of loss : 1854, Jul 29
Place of loss : near Port Burwell, Ont.
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : "wrecked"
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : She was lying at a dock when a storm blew in and thumped her seams open. She sank and became a constructive total loss. An article of the time said her engines and boilers would be easy to salvage.
One report says this was the vessel lost near Chicago in 1855, but that was a schooner (see below).
Sources: hgl,lhl,le,nsp,wl

------------------------------------------------------ 3962
SARATOGA
Other names :
Official no. :
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1846, Cleveland
Specs : 661 gt*
Date of loss : 1855, May 2
Place of loss : at Chicago
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail: She went ashore north of the piers in heavy weather and broke up rapidly. She was reported to be a fast sailer in her day, but was termed "old" at the time of her loss.
Foundered 20 mi from Oswego, Nov 13, 1853. Crew took to her yawl and made it to that city. Owned by Capt. F. Igo of Oswego.
*This vessel was out of Oswego, NY; but this tonnage is too large for Welland Canal of the time. However newspapers show her as owned by Capt. F. Igo of Oswego in both of these wrecks.
hgl shows a vessel of this name ashore on L. Erie in 1838 and sunk by a collision in 1847 with 4 lives lost.
A schooner SARATOGA was registered at Cleveland in 1848.
Sources: nsp,hgl,wl,rnc

------------------------------------------------------ 2656
SARDINIA
Other names : none
Official no. : (22275)
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1860, Gordon Campbell, Detroit
Specs : 137x26x12, 384 t. om
Date of loss : 1874, Nov
(4)
Place of loss : on Cathead Point, tip of Leelanau Pen., Mich.
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life :
none mentioned
Carrying : salt
Detail :
Stranded in fog and heavy weather, and broke up in a later storm while salvage was in progress.
(out of Buffalo), owned by Capt. Lorenzo Dimick
Damaged in a stranding near Oswego, NY, in 1864.
Damaged and declared a loss near Fairport, OH, L. Erie, in June, 1866, with the loss of two lives.
Sources: mv,sb,hgl,wl,nsp

------------------------------------------------------ 3898
SARDINIA
Other names : none
Official no. : 22583
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1856, Laidlaw, Penetanguishene, Ont.
Specs : 105x25x9, 150g 142n
Date of loss : 1900, Jul 6
Place of loss : in Green Bay
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : stranded
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : "Wrecked," no detail. One source states that she was sold for off-lakes use in 1900 and lost on the Atlantic in 1904.
Out of Milwaukee in 1895
Ashore in a gale in June, 1866, with the loss of four lives plus her cargo of lumber, near Fairport, Ohio.
Sold US before 1869, probably before 1866. This may be the vessel of this name wrecked on Lake Ontario in 1864 (see SARDINIA above). No Canadian official number found.
Major repairs in 1882
Sources: mv,clu,polk,mpl,nsp

------------------------------------------------------ 4249
J. W. SARGENT
Other names : seen in earlier registration documents as JOHN W. SARGENT
Official no. : 12773
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1855, Beckwith, Racine, Wis.
Specs : 97x22x8, 98g [147 t. om]
Date of loss : 1872, Nov 30
Place of loss : off Lake Erie Islands
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : storm/ice
Loss of life : none
Carrying : coal
Detail : She had grounded in September of the same year and was on her way from Cleveland to Detroit for repairs. She was in tow of the tug TORRENT with 5 like-laden barges when the whole tow was frozen in near Middle Sister Island. They were all abandoned for the winter, and in the spring the SARGENT and several others were nowhere to be found, apparently having been carried off by drifting ice. In November, 1874, the hulk was discovered underwater by a former owner, five miles below Long Point cut, nearly 150 miles from the point of her abandonment.
Owned by Brownlee & Fox, Detroit
Major repairs in 1866
Sources: nsp,hgl,mv,wl

------------------------------------------------------ 2657
SARNIA
Other names : none
Official no. : C96853
Type at loss : propeller steam tug, wood
Build info : 1901, Sarnia
Specs : 67x21x11, 85gc 58nc
Date of loss : 1921, Nov 13
Place of loss : Port Arthur, Ont.
Lake : Superior
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : none
Carrying : none
Detail : She burned to a total loss.
Owned by Canadian Towing & Wrecking, Port Arthur.
Inland seas shows Nov 30, 1929 as loss date
Had 2 English-built engines
Sources: mmgl,is,lss,win

------------------------------------------------------ 2658
SARNIADOC
Other names : none
Official no. : C149496
Type at loss : propeller, steel, bulk freight
Build info : 1929, Barclay, Curle & Co., Whiteinch, Scotland
Specs : 253x43x20, 1940 t.
Date of loss : 1929, Nov 30
Place of loss : Main Duck Isl.
Lake : Ontario
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : wheat & barley
Detail : She stranded with heavy damage in a NW gale. Her crew was rescued with difficulty by the freighter VALLEY CAMP. The brand-new ship was declared a total loss, but was actually recovered the following year.
Tapped for service during WWII and torpedoed in March of 1942, sinking with all hands between Trindad and St. Thomas, Virgin Isls.
Sources: ns4,csv,mmgl,h,win

------------------------------------------------------ 2659
SARNIAN
Other names : built as steamer CHILI, last name in 1913
Official no. : C134011
Type at loss : propeller, steel, bulk freight
Build info : 1895, Cleveland US# 127078
Specs : 320x42x22, 2656gc 1710nc
Date of loss : 1943, Dec 10
Place of loss : 1/2 mi S of Pte Isabelle, Bete Grise Bay
Lake : Superior
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : barley
Detail : She was driven ashore by the giant waves of a NE gale. Her crew was rescued by the U.S.C.G., but the vessel was a total loss. Raised and removed to Chicago in 1944, where she was cut up for scrap.
Bound from Port Arthur.
Sources: mv,csv,ns4,mmgl,sol,gwgl,lss,is

------------------------------------------------------ 2660
SARNOR
Other names : built as U.S. steamer BRITANNIC, last name, 1913
Official no. : C133824
Type at loss : propeller, wood, bulk freight
Build info : 1888, J. Davidson, W. Bay City, MI Hull# 20 US# 3400
Specs : 228x36x21, 1319g 1152n
Date of loss : 1926, Mar 15
Place of loss : at Kingston, Ont. near LaSalle Causeway
Lake : Ontario
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : She caught fire and burned to a total loss.
Sold Canadian, 1913. Out of Montreal.
Originally 219x36x17, 1121g 904n, rebuilt and enlarged at Sorel, PQ, in 1901. Also rebuilt at Marine City in 1896.
Sources: vbs,ns3,h,sbs,csv,mmgl,win

------------------------------------------------------ 2661
SARONIC
Other names : built as steamer UNITED EMPIRE, renamed in 1905
Official no. : C80776
Type at loss : propeller, wood, passenger & package freight
Build info : 1882, Berry & Dyble, Sarnia, Ont.
Specs : 253x3623, 1961gc 1296nc
Date of loss : 1926, Aug 20*
Place of loss : Cockburn Isl., North Channel
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : (none)
Carrying : ?
Detail : Big waves overturned her coal-fired galley stove, catching her ablaze. She was run ashore to save the vessel and crew, but still burned to the waterline. The hull was later recovered and rebuilt to the barge W.L. KENNEDY.
An engraving of her appeared on the face of the 1907-08 Canadian dollar bill.
Her crew called her "Betsy."
*year also given as 1916
Sources: polk,csv,sol,is,slh,mmgl,win,eas

------------------------------------------------------ 3626
SASCO
Other names : sometimes seen as IOSCO
Official no. : 22355
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1857, Merry & Gay, Milan, OH
Specs : 140x26x11, 281 t.
Date of loss : 1879, Nov 17
Place of loss : near Fairport, OH
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none of 6
Carrying : light
Detail : She went broadside into the surf in a gale after missing the piers. Her crew at first refused help, but were later taken off by the Lifesaving Service with breeches’ buoy. Document surrendered at Port Huron 12/27/1880, annotated "lost in 1879."
Sources: phr,hgl,mv,usls

------------------------------------------------------ 2662
SASSACUS
Other names : none
Official no. : 22916
Type at loss : scow-schooner, wood, bulk freight
Build info : 1867, Lee and Navagh, Oswego, NY
Specs : 95x22x7, 109g 103n
Date of loss : 1893, Oct 8
Place of loss : 2 mi N of the E entrance of Sturgeon Bay
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : wood
Detail : She beached in a storm near Jacksonport, Wisc., Sep 30. She was pulled off the 8th, but capsized and sank while being towed in. Total loss.
Rebuilt, 1883
Sources: polk,mv,hgl,osdo,h,wb,nsp

------------------------------------------------------ 2663
SATTELITE
Other names : none
Official no. : 22404
Type at loss : propeller towing steamer (tug), wood
Build info : 1864, Quayle & Martin, Cleveland
Specs : 233g 149n
Date of loss : 1879, Jun 21
Place of loss : W of Whitefish Point
Lake : Superior
Type of loss : collision
Loss of life : none
Carrying : 5-barge tow
Detail : She struck a deadhead [floating log] with her prop, punctured her stern planking, and sank quickly.
Sources: lhl,hgl,lssc,lss,wl,eas

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SATURN - See also ALGOSOO

------------------------------------------------------ 2664
SATURN
Other names : none
Official no. : ?
Type at loss : schooner-barge, wood
Build info : 1872, (Detroit?)
Specs : 400 t.
Date of loss : 1872, Nov 27
Place of loss : just W of Whitefish Pt.
Lake : Superior
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 7 (8)[all]
Carrying : iron ore
Detail : Bound Marquette for Wyandotte, Mich., she was in tow of the steamer JOHN A. DIX with sister JUPITER . She broke her towline in a gale and was driven aground in the shallows, where she rapidly went to pieces.
Owned by E. B. Ward, Detroit.
Sources: hgl,is(4-73),gwgl,lssc,lss,sol,nsp

------------------------------------------------------ 2665
SATURN
Other names : built as CITY OF OWEN SOUND (qv), last name in 1896
Official no. : C71181
Type at loss : propeller, wood, bulk freight "steambarge"
Build info : 1875, J. Simpson, Owen Sound, Ont. as a passenger steamer
Specs : 172x31x13, 883gc 570nc
Date of loss : 1901, Sep 17
Place of loss : 30 mi NW of Southampton, Ont., just E of Lyal Isl.
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : coal
Detail : Bound Cleveland for Owen Sound, she foundered in westerly gale. The crew abandoned her in yawl after the bilge pump broke and made it to shore after a 7-hour struggle.
Originally 1093 t., cut down from passenger ship to freighter at Davis Dry Dock, Kingston, in '93. Also rebuilt in '96.
Sources: nsp,csv,ns1,polk,slh,lh,is,h,lhdc,win,mmgl,do2

------------------------------------------------------ 2666
WILLIAM F. SAUBER
Other names : none
Official no. : 81317
Type at loss : propeller, wood, bulk freight
Build info : 1891, F. Wheeler, W. Bay City hull# 78
Specs : 291x41x20, 2053g 1708n
Date of loss : 1903, Oct 26
Place of loss : 30 mi NW of Whitefish Pt.
Lake : Superior
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 2 of 17
Carrying : iron ore
Detail : Her hull failed under heavy a load of ore and she sank in a gale. Bound Ashland, WI for Lake Erie. The big steamer YALE rescued most of her crew in apalling conditions. The skipper, whose arms were broken, was unable to help himself when a line was thrown to him, and drowned. He would not take the last seat in the lifeboat.
Sources: vbs,mv,lss,gwgl,lssc,glss,ns1,sbs,nsp,mpl

------------------------------------------------------ 4169
SAUCY JACK
Other names : none
Official no. : C none
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info :
Specs : "small"
Date of loss : 1851, Dec 15
Place of loss : 5 mi below the mouth of the Saugeen R., Ont.
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 3 [all]
Carrying : flour
Detail : Left Goderich for the Saugeen R. [Southampton, Ont.] early in December but stranded enroute. Got afloat again and resumed her trip on the 14th, but was found capsized and wrecked the morning of the 15th, with her masts down and her cargo strewn all along the beach.
Sources: jw,nsp

------------------------------------------------------ 2667
SAUCY JIM
Other names : none
Official no. : C92305
Type at loss : propeller steam tug, wood
Build info : 1887, A. Morill, Meaford, Ont.*
Specs : 84x17x8, 93gc 63nc
Date of loss : 1910, Nov 18
Place of loss : Christian Isl., NW of Midland, Ont.
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : none
Detail : She burned to a total loss at her wharf.
Registered out of Collingwood.
*also seen as Penetang.
Sources: csv,hgl,win,mmgl,slh,h,lhdc,do

------------------------------------------------------ 3589
JOHN A. SAUNDERS
Other names : also seen as J.A. SANDERS, JOHN A. SANDERS*
Official no. : 13748
Type at loss : scow-schooner, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1854, J.A. Saunders, Mt. Clemens, MI
Specs : 73x20x6, 66 t.
Date of loss : 1879 or 81?
Place of loss : unreported
Lake : unreported
Type of loss : (storm)
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : Document surrendered 12/12,1881 at Port Huron, annotated "wrecked." Usls shows her stranded in a gale near Marblehead, OH, On Nov 19, 1879. The report does not state whether she was recovered.
Initial registry shows her as JOHN A. SANDERS, built by John A. Sanders. Later official documents give SAUNDERS.
Sources: phr,is,mv,usls,wl,

------------------------------------------------------ 2668
SAVELAND
Other names : none
Official no. : 115227
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1873, Wolf & Davidson, Milwaukee
Specs : 194x33x13, 689g 655n
Date of loss : 1903, Oct 22
Place of loss : Grand Marais, MI, harbor
Lake : Superior
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : Coal,lumber or light
Detail : She was torn away from the steamer GETTYSBURG and thrown against some pilings by a norther. Punctured, she sank to her main deck, then pounded to pieces.
Sources: ns1,polk,mv,lol,gwgl,lssc,lss,is,nsp

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SAVAGE - See SAVIDGE

------------------------------------------------------ 2669
GEO. P. SAVIDGE
Other names : none also seen as GEORGE P. SAVAGE
Official no. : 85674
Type at loss : propeller steam tug, wood
Build info : 1881, Grand Haven, MI
Specs : 54x13x4, 20g 10n
Date of loss : 1893, Jun 1
Place of loss : St. Louis Bay, near Duluth
Lake : Superior
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : none
Carrying : none
Detail : Burned and sank, a total loss.
15 hp engine
Sources: polk,hgl,mv,gwgl,is,lss

------------------------------------------------------ 2670
HUNTER SAVIDGE
Other names : none
Official no. : 95569
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1879, Duncan Robertson [or Pierson], Grand Haven, MI
Specs : 117x27x8, 152g 145n
Date of loss : 1899, Aug 20
Place of loss : NE of Pte Aux Barques, MI
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 5
Carrying : in ballast
Detail : She was struck by freak squall or tornado and foundered quickly. The dead included Capt. Sharpsteen's wife and he patrolled the beaches looking for her body for many months. The body was never found.
Registered out of Sebewaing, MI.
The wreck was located in 1987.
Sources: is(3-65),slh,sagl,h,lhdc,phr,mpl,sip

------------------------------------------------------ 2671
JAMES D. SAWYER
Other names : none often seen as J.D. SAWYER
Official no. : 75386
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1871, F. Jones, Tonawanda, NY
Specs : 183x32x13 ft, 637g 605n
Date of loss : 1893, Oct 16
Place of loss : Seul Choix Pte., western Straits
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : corn
Detail : She broke away from the steamer B.W. ARNOLD, was driven ashore and pounded to pieces. After a falling mast cut lifeboat in two, the crew made it to shore on makeshift raft.
Also driven ashore near Lorain, OH, Oct 20, 1891. She was called a total loss and was charted as a hazardous wreck, but recovered after a year on the beach. Also stranded with heavy damage in 1888.
Major repairs in 1877
Sources: polk,hgl,mv,h,slh,sagl,nsp,phr,wb,sb

------------------------------------------------------ 2672
W.H. SAWYER
Other names : none
Official no. : 81253
Type at loss : propeller, wood, bulk freight
Build info : 1890, F. Wheeler, W. Bay City hull# 66
Specs : 201x37x13, 746g 581n
Date of loss : 1928, Aug 11
Place of loss : 1200 ft. off lighthouse at Harbor Beach, MI
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 1 of 16
Carrying : limestone,bldg materials
Detail : From Toledo with barges PESHTIGO and A.B. KING, she grounded in a gale and broke up. Of the surviving crew, 3 swam ashore while the other 12 were taken off by the Coast Guard. The wreck was later removed, probably by the Corps of Engineers.
Owned by Blodgett S.S. Co. of Bay City
Sources: vbs,sbs,ns3,slh,sol,h,nsp,mpl

------------------------------------------------------ 2673
SAXON
Other names : none
Official no. : 22915
Type at loss : brig (maybe 2-mast schooner), wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1848, Asa Wilcox, Three Mile Bay, NY as a brig
Specs : 131 ft., 271n
Date of loss : 1871, Nov 10
Place of loss : S side of Long Point
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : building stone
Detail : Stranded and pounded to pieces. Part of her cargo was recovered by the wrecker MONITOR in 1876.
Registered out of Oswego to Capt. Murphy.
Win shows her as 48 t.
Rebuilt in 1869. Major repairs in 1860,62,63
Sources: hgl,win,mv,h,nsp,es,rsl,wl,eas

------------------------------------------------------ 2674
SAYMO
Other names : built as tug J.D. HAMILL, renamed in 1927
Official no. : C112335
Type at loss : propeller steam tug, wood
Build info : 1904, Meaford, Ont.
Specs : 80x16 111 t.
Date of loss : 1935, Nov 11
Place of loss : near Club Island, off the S end of Manitoulin I
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : (storm)
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : none
Detail : Foundered or wrecked.
Registered out of Collingwood
Sources: csv,win,slh,h,mmgl

------------------------------------------------------ 2675
J.YOUNG SCAMMON
Other names : also seen as J.Y. SCANNON & J.Y. SCAMMON
Official no. : none
Type at loss : brig, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1845, Chicago
Specs : ?
Date of loss : 1854, Jun 8
Place of loss : S Manitou Isl.
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : none
Detail : Sheltering from a storm, she dragged her anchors, stranded and broke in three pieces. She was driven in so close to shore that the crew was able to use a broken spar to climb to the beach.
Also reported as wrecked in Aug, 1840 with 2 lives lost and in 1848 on Lake Michigan, also with 2 lives lost.
Sources: hgl,is(1-61,4-67),gs,lmdc,smi,nb,nsp

------------------------------------------------------ 4250
SCANDINAVIAN
Other names : none
Official # : 22351
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1862, A. Olson, New Buffalo, MI
Specs : 197 t. [247 t. om]
Date of loss : 1868, Oct 31
Place of loss : Clay Point, 10 mi E of Port Burwell
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : 13,000 bu grain
Detail : She went ashore in a gale and became a total wreck. Her crew was saved.
Out of Chicago, probably owned by Nelson & Ware
Sources : nsp,rsl,mv

------------------------------------------------------ 3528
SCANLON
Other names : ?
Official no. : ?
Type at loss : barge or dredge-barge
Build info : ?
Specs : ?
Date of loss : ?
Place of loss : near Thunder Bay Isl.
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : ?
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : none
Detail : Known only from her remains on the bottom.
Sources: dm

------------------------------------------------------ 2676
JESSIE SCARTH
Other names : none
Official no. : C ?
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 3-mast
Build info : 1871, A. Robertson, Hamilton, Ont.
Specs : 139x22x12, 333t.
Date of loss : 1887, Oct 4
Place of loss : Portage Harbor, North Manitou Isl.
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : corn
Detail : Bound for Owen Sound, Ont., she was sheltering from a storm, when she sprang a leak and foundered while at anchor. Her crew made it to shore in her yawl in terrible conditions.
Also foundered on Lake Michigan in 1881
Sources: polk,hgl,clu,h,nsp,wb,nb,sb,usls,jk not in mmgl

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SCHILDE - See EUREKA

------------------------------------------------------ 2677
FERDINAND SCHLESINGER
Other names : none
Official no. : 120841
Type at loss : propeller, wood, bulk freight
Build info : 1891, Wolf & Davidson, Milwaukee
Specs : 306x43x21, 2608g 2081n
Date of loss : 1919, May 26
Place of loss : 15 mi SE of Passage Isl., off Isle Royale
Lake : Superior
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : coal
Detail : She sprang a leak in a gale and sank after a struggle of many hours by her crew. They abandoned the sinking vessel for the freezing lake and were rescued by the Canadian passenger steamer ASSINIBOIA.
Ashore near False Presque Isle, MI in Nov, 1905.
Out of Duluth
Sources: mv,eas,ns2,irs,gwgl,lss,sol,h,nsp,win,mpl

------------------------------------------------------ 2678
SCHOOLCRAFT
Other names : none
Official no. : C134270
Type at loss : propeller, wood, bulk freight motor vessel
Build info : 1884, Linn & Craig, Trenton, MI hull# 26 US# 115990
Specs : 185x34x15, 972gc
Date of loss : 1920, Dec 3
Place of loss : on Wolfe Island, near Kingston, Ont.
Lake : Ontario
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : none
Carrying : light
Detail : She caught fire and was beached to save her crew. She burned to a total loss and her hull was abandoned in place.
Sold Canadian in 1916, apparently conv to motor.
Sources: csv,ns3,mv,mmgl,mpl,dmt

------------------------------------------------------
R.E. SCHUCK - See C.C. HAND, HYDRUS

------------------------------------------------------ 2679
JOHN SCHUETTE
Other names : in some MVUS she is listed as JOHN SCHETTE
Official no. : 75762
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1875, Hanson & Scove, Two Rivers, WI
Specs : 137x26x11, 270g 256n
Date of loss : 1909, Jul 2
Place of loss : off Ecorse, MI
Lake : Detroit R
Type of loss : collision
Loss of life : none
Carrying : coal
Detail : Bound Cleveland for Lake Superior, she collided with the steamer ALFRED MITCHELL and sank in the shipping lane. Later she was dragged ashore by winch and tackle and abandoned.
In 1878 she carried a cargo of naval stores from Wilmington, N.C. to Riga, Russia for the Russian government
Sources: polk,mv,ns1,hgl,eas,is(1-61),sip

------------------------------------------------------ 2752
ADAM SCHUMANN
Other names : also seen as ADAM SHUMAN
Official no. : 165473
Type at loss : canal barge, wood
Build info : 1910, Kingston, NY
Specs : 337g 337n
Date of loss : 1926, Nov 5
Place of loss : off Erie, PA
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : ?
Detail : Tow of steamer BARRYTON, she broke in two and sank in big waves.
"Dumb" barge (no crew).
Sources: eas,mv,rkr,ledc ?

------------------------------------------------------ 2680
SCHUYLKILL
Other names : also seen spelled SCHUYKILL
Official no. : 115145
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1873, Gibson, Buffalo
Specs : 152(x25x14), 472g
Date of loss : 1889, Oct 5
Place of loss : off Portage Ship Canal
Lake : Superior
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : iron ore
Detail : Tow of steambarge BESSEMER(qv) in NW gale, she grounded near the entrance to the canal while seeking shelter and broke up within a few hours. She was a total loss of about $20,000, and was dynamited to clear the channel in September of the following year.
Sources: polk,hgl,mv,gwgs,ks,lss,nsp,wb,sb,df,eas,bb

------------------------------------------------------ 3529
SCIOTA
Other names : none also seen as SCIOTO
Official no. : none
Type at loss : propeller, wood
Build info : 1848, Eli Bates, Huron, OH
Specs : 155x24x11, 389 t. om
Date of loss : 1864, Sep 2
Place of loss : just east of Dunkirk, NY
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : collision
Loss of life : 9 of 23
Carrying : 12,000 bu wheat
Detail : Bound down from Toledo for Buffalo, she collided with the propeller ARCTIC and sank, a total loss. She filled quickly and plunged bow foremost. The ARCTIC, which had reportedly cut into the SCIOTA’s bow in a passing error, picked up the survivors, along with another nearby vessel.
Owned by Capt. J.N. Gardner of Buffalo.
Hgl shows a schooner of this name, built in 1841 at Cleveland, sunk in collision in 1851.
Major repairs in 1861, 63
Sources: lhl,hgl,rp,wl,rsl,nsp,eas

------------------------------------------------------ 2681
SCOBELL - Reports of her loss probably refer to an accident to the sandsucker GRIFFIN later J. SCOBELL
See ns5 for informatiom

------------------------------------------------------
SCOCONY 23 - See KILLARNEY

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SCOCONY 85 - See CLEVECO

------------------------------------------------------
SCOTIA - See also JOHN TIBBETS, VICTORIA

------------------------------------------------------ 2682
SCOTIA
Other names : none
Official no. : 115271
Type at loss : propeller, iron, (passenger & package) freight
Build info : 1873, King Iron Co., Buffalo [Gibson & Craig also given as builder, but they supervised contruction at King's yard]
Specs : 231x35x13, 1502g 1335n
Date of loss : 1884, Oct 24*
Place of loss : off the tip of the Keweenaw Pen.
Lake : Superior
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : light
Detail : Bound for Duluth, she drove ashore on Keweenaw Point in a blizzard and gale and was torn to pieces by waves. The crew was rescued by the steamer NYACK.
Twin-screw, sister of JAVA, RUSSIA, CUBA
*not 1888 as is also seen.
Sources: polk,mv,gwgl,ks,lss,nsp,hgl,mpl,df,es,bb

------------------------------------------------------ 2683
SCOTIA
Other names : ?
Official no. : ?
Type at loss : ?
Build info : ?
Specs : ?
Date of loss : 1940
Place of loss : off Pentwater, MI
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : "sunk"
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : no detail
Sources: ?

------------------------------------------------------ 2684
SCOTIADOC
Other names : built as steamer MARTIN MULLEN, last name in 1948
Official no. : C173186
Type at loss : propeller, steel, bulk freight
Build info : 1904, American Shipbuilding, Cleveland hull# 422
Specs : 416x50x28, 4635 t
Date of loss : 1953, Jun 21
Place of loss : 15 mi off Thunder Bay, Ont.
Lake : Superior
Type of loss : collision
Loss of life : 1 of 29
Carrying : wheat
Detail : Bound Thunder Bay for Georgian Bay, she was rammed by the steamer BURLINGTON in heavy fog and sank in deep water. BURLINGTON rescued her crew.
Reg out of Fort William
Sources: ns4,win,irs,gwgl,is,sol,wm2,mpl

------------------------------------------------------ 2685
SCOTLAND
Other names : ?
Official no. : none
Type at loss : schooner, wood*
Build info : (1845, Perrysburg, OH)
Specs : (100 t.)
Date of loss : 1848, Nov
Place of loss : off "Claybanks" bluffs near Port Stanley, Ont
Lake : Ontario
Type of loss : (storm)
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : Stranded and broke up.
*also reported as a paddle steamer
Sources: hgl,sagl,h,eas not in mmgl

------------------------------------------------------ 3917
A. SCOTT
Other names : also seen as ANDREW SCOTT
Official no. : none
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : bet. 1849 and 1855, probably Erie, PA
Specs : 222 t.
Date of loss : 1859, Apr 26
Place of loss : near Black River [Vermilion] OH
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : limestone blocks
Detail : Bound Erie, PA for Vermilion, OH, she was thrown ashore by a gale and quickly pounded to pieces. Her cargo was for a large Presbyterian Church being built at Vermilion. Her insurance had expired about 10 days earlier.
Owned by Andrew Scott and W.M. Gallagher, Erie, PA.
Sources: nsp,hgl

------------------------------------------------------ 2688
ISAAC M. SCOTT
Other names : none
Official no. : 206485
Type at loss : propeller, steel, bulk freight
Build info : 1909, American Shipbuilding, Lorain, OH hull# 369
Specs : 504x54x30, 6372g 4840n
Date of loss : 1913, Nov 9-10
Place of loss : 7 mi NE of Thunder Bay Isl.
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 28 [all]
Carrying : coal
Detail : She foundered, [probably capsized] in the huge waves of the "Big Storm" of 1913.
Wreck discovered in 1976.
Sources: is(3-71),lol,slh,gsgl,ttgl,sol,ns2,lhdc,mpl

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J. MARIA SCOTT - See WHITE STAR

------------------------------------------------------ 2689
JAMES SCOTT
Other names : none
Official no. : C71273
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1870, Norquay & Shaw, Port Dover, Ont. as 3-mast schooner
Specs : 58x13x6, 30gc
Date of loss : 1882, Nov*
Place of loss : Long Point
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : She stranded and was broken up by a storm.
Registered out of Port Burwell
*also given as 1881, but '82 is official
Sources: hgl,win,mmgl,h

------------------------------------------------------ 3721
MARY M. SCOTT
Other names : also seen as MARIEN, MAY, MARY G. and G.W. SCOTT
Official no. : 16424
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1857, DeWolfe, Conneaut, OH
Specs : 130x26x11, 243 t.
Date of loss : 1870, Nov 2
Place of loss : near Grand Island, Mich.
Lake : Superior
Type of loss : (storm)
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : Sunk.
Confusion over her identity.
Out of Chicago in 1869
Sources: lss,mv,nsp,net,mpl,rsl

------------------------------------------------------ 4086
MARY S. SCOTT
Other names : none
Official no. : none
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1856, Wm Jones, Cleveland
Specs : 358 t. om
Date of loss : 1866, mid-Sep
Place of loss : off Racine
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : wheat
Detail : Drove ashore near Racine in a storm. The big wrecker LEVIATHAN worked on her for some time, but was unable to release her. Had made at least one trip to Europe.
Major repairs in 1862
Sources: nsp,hgl,rsl

------------------------------------------------------ 4203
T.G. SCOTT
Other names : often seen as J. G. SCOTT
Official # : none
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1854, Thomas G. Scott, Port Huron, MI
Specs : 73x21x7, 93 t. om
Date of loss : 1860, Nov (1)
Place of loss : Long Point
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : (storm)
Loss of life : none mentioned
Carrying : lumber
Detail : She went hard ashore on Long Point and was expected to break up. The tug E. P. Dorr stripped and abandoned her by the 7th
Identity of a schooner found floating on her beam ends 10 mi off Pte Aux Barques Aug 20, 1854 (4 days after her launch) is not known for certain, but thought to be SCOTT. Her finder, the steamer HURON, towed her for a few miles before letting her go. Her lifeboat davits were cut, so her crew probably escaped. If she was SCOTT, she had just picked up a load of lumber at Saginaw.
Sources : nsp,wl , hgl

------------------------------------------------------ 2690
THOMAS A. SCOTT
Other names : none
Official no. : 24785
Type at loss : schooner-barge, wood, 4-mast
Build info : 1869, Hitchcock & Gibson, Buffalo as a propeller
Specs : 207x33x16, 1159 t.
Date of loss : 1880, Oct 29
Place of loss : 1 mi off Milwaukee
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : collision
Loss of life : none
Carrying : corn [44,000 bu]
Detail : Lying at anchor riding out a storm, she was struck by the big steamer AVON and sank quickly. She had been bound Chicago for Erie, PA. Three crew scrambled onto AVON, 7 others took to SCOTT’s yawl and were towed in by the Lifesaving Service. Her decks were 23 feet under water after her last spar fell in Sep, 1881.
Foundered in a storm Nov 18, 1869. Raised the next summer and rebuilt from a propeller to a schooner-barge at that time.
Sources: hgl,sol,h,lmdc,nsp,usls,mpl,mdwl

------------------------------------------------------ 2691
THOMAS R. SCOTT
Other names : none
Official no. : C116847
Type at loss : propeller, wood, bulk freight US# 145452
Build info : 1887, D. Robertson, Grand Haven, MI
Specs : 129x28x8, 268g 213n
Date of loss : 1914, Sep 2 (also given as Sep 16)
Place of loss : Cabot Head, Georgian Bay side of Bruce Peninsula
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : (storm)
Loss of life : none
Carrying : ?
Detail : Waterlogged and foundered in deep water.
Sold Canadian 1907, registered out of Owen Sound.
Located by Canadian Navy in 1994.
Sources: csv,win,mv,ns2,slh,h,lhdc,mpl,do2

------------------------------------------------------
WINFIELD SCOTT - See GENERAL W. SCOTT

------------------------------------------------------ 2692
SCOURGE
Other names : built as the Royal Navy schooner LORD NELSON
Official no. : none
Type at loss : armed schooner, wood, 9-gun
Build info : 1811, Isaac Stanard, Newark (Niagara-on-the Lake), Western Canada
Specs : 110 ft., 45 t.
Date of loss : 1813, Aug 8
Place of loss : off the mouth of the Niagara R
Lake : Ontario
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 40 [ca.]
Carrying : none
Detail : She was lying at anchor with her fleetmate GENERAL HAMILTON(qv) when both were sunk by a storm. They were awaiting dawn, when they were to attack a British fleet.
Armament - 1 long 32 pounder and 8 short 12’s.
Captured from the British for smuggling just prior to the War of 1812, by the U.S. brig ONEIDA. Participated in attacks on York (Toronto) in 1813.
Title to the wreck was transferred from the U.S. Navy to Canada in 1979.
Subject of a live underwater exploration by Robert Ballard in summer of 1990.
Sources: nsp,hgl,is(4-77),tv,mpl

------------------------------------------------------ 2693
H.M. SCOVE
Other names : none
Official no. : 95256
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1873, Hanson & Scove, Manitowoc, WI
Specs : 138x26x10, 306g 290n
Date of loss : 1891, Nov
Place of loss : just off Pilot Isl., Death's Door
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : ?
Detail : She foundered, a total loss of about $6000.
Sources: hgl,polk,mv,eas,is,h,wb,sb

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ASA SCOVILL - See ASA COVELL

------------------------------------------------------ 2694
DAVID SCOVILLE
Other names : none
Official no. : C71220
Type at loss : propeller steam tug and ferry, wood
Build info : 1875, Marine City [US#6895]
Specs : 42x13x4, 37gc 25nc
Date of loss : 1880, Mar 3 (also given as Oct 20, 1879)
Place of loss : Sarnia, Ont.
Lake : St Clair R
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : none
Carrying : none
Detail : She burned to a total loss at the Grand Trunk Railway wharf. The fire was suspected to be arson.
As a U.S. tug, her registered tonnage was 8.8 [!]. Sold Canadian in 1879, registered out of Sarnia
Sources: slh,h,win,mmgl,st,mv

------------------------------------------------------ 3830
PHILO SCOVILLE
Other names : none
Official no. : none
Type at loss : brig, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1853, Sheboygan, WI
Specs : ?
Date of loss : 1853, Oct 16
Place of loss : Fishing Islands, near the Canadian side
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : flour, wheat, pigs and barrelled fish
Detail : She encountered a gale in the eastern Straits and was dismasted, then drifted ashore, where she was quickly dashed to splinters. Her crew floated to shore on her amputated mainmast. Bound Milwaukee for Buffalo.
Owned by C.A. Bemis of Buffalo
Sources: nsp

------------------------------------------------------ 2695
PHILO SCOVILLE
Other names : built as PHILO SCOVILLE, named MIDLAND ROVER, 1879-84, renamed PHILO SCOVILLE in 1884
Official no. : 19620
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 3-mast
Build info : 1863, G. Notter, Cleveland, OH [also given as Quayle & Martin*]
Specs : 140x30x11, 323 t.
Date of loss : 1889, Oct 6
Place of loss : Russel I. [Isle of Cones] near Tobermory, Ont
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 1
Carrying : light
Detail : Bound Collingwood for "Little Lake Michigan" [Chicago]she was driven into the shallows and wrecked by a storm. Her captain died in the rocks trying to get ashore. Canadian Lifesaving Service saved the rest.
Sold Canadian in 1879 (see MIDLAND ROVER), returned to U.S. registry in 1884, regaining the same official number as previous. It was at first expected that the vessel would be recovered, but she was reportedly broken up by the 10th.
*Notter was a Buffalo builder, but built her at Cleveland at the Quayle & Martin yard.
Rebuilt 1880 and 83
Sources: phr,mmgl,polk,slh,lhdc,nsp,mpl,do,eas

------------------------------------------------------ 2696
SCOW #1
Other names : ?
Official no. : ?
Type at loss : (unrigged) scow
Build info : ?
Specs : ?
Date of loss : 1895, Sep 22
Place of loss : foot of Wisconsin St., Milwaukee
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : (storm)
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : Sunk close in , not recovered.
Sources: h

------------------------------------------------------ 2697
SCOW #2
Other names : ?
Official no. : ? *
Type at loss : unrigged scow
Build info : ?
Specs : ?
Date of loss : 1896, Oct 19
Place of loss : near Harbor Entrance at Two Rivers, WI
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : unreported
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : No detail. Sunk.
*probably none
Sources: h

------------------------------------------------------ 2698
SCOW #2
Other names : ?
Official no. : ?
Type at loss : unrigged scow
Build info : ?
Specs : ?
Date of loss : 1900, Nov 20
Place of loss : near E entrance of Sturgeon Bay Ship Canal
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : "sunk"
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : No detail.
Sources: h

------------------------------------------------------
SCOW #73 - See JUNIOR

------------------------------------------------------ 2699
SEA BIRD
Other names : none
Official no. : none
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1848, R. Spaulding, Sandusky, OH
Specs : 54x14x6, 38 t.
Date of loss : 1850
Place of loss : off mouth of Black River, OH
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : (storm)
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : Sunk. No detail.
Sources: www,hgl,mpl

------------------------------------------------------ 3831
SEA BIRD
Other names : none
Official no. : C none
Type at loss : scow-schooner, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1867, Rob’t Davis, Battersea, Ont.
Specs : 92x22x8, 121 t.
Date of loss : 1869, Nov
Place of loss : Rock Falls, MI
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : Driven ashore and a total loss.
Out of Kingston.
Sources: hgl,mmgl,mdwl

------------------------------------------------------ 2700
SEA BIRD
Other names : none
Official no. : 115619
Type at loss : scow-schooner, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1857, M. Woodworth, Conneaut, OH
Specs : 99x23x7, 139 t.
Date of loss : 1883, Jul 21
Place of loss : unknown
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : "went missing"
Loss of life : 6 or 9
Carrying : unknown
Detail : Reportedly disappeared with all hands.
Rebuilt in 1868.
Out of Chicago, shown in 1884 Merchant Vessels as "lost or otherwise out of service."
Another schooner of this name was built '79 by T. Jamison at Ft. Gratiot, MI, 46x11x3, 9 t.
[US#115691]. Her document was surrendered at Port Huron on December 12, 1883, endorsed "wrecked."
Sources: phr,h,hgl,usls,wl

------------------------------------------------------ 3963
SEA GULL
Other names :
Official no. : 22557
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1845, Milan, OH
Specs : 83 gt. (114 t. OM)
Date of loss : 1869, Oct 1
Place of loss : south of Grand Haven, MI
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : lumber
Detail : She was driven ashore and wrecked. Though the hulk was pulled off the beach a few days later, it was soon declared a constructive total loss and was stripped and abandoned. Owned by Capt. Harry Smith out of Grand Haven.
Major repair in 1863
Sources: nsp,hgl,mv,mdwl

------------------------------------------------------ 2702
SEA GULL
Other names : none
Official no. : 23837
Type at loss : sidewheel steamer, wood, tug
Build info : 1868, P. Easton, Portsmouth, MI as a passenger steamer
Specs : 103x18x4, 74g 47n
Date of loss : 1889, May 30
Place of loss : off Linwood, MI, Saginaw Bay
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : towing rafts
Detail : She filled and sank in a gale one half mile from shore, in 5 feet of water. Her crew abandoned in her boat. Recovered after being declared a total loss.
Owned by Ben Boutell of Bay City
Originally 58x18x2, 28 t., rebuilt & lengthened in 1878
Not built at Portsmouth, NH, as shown in mvus
Sources: phr,mv,nsp,vbs,slh,sbs,hgl

------------------------------------------------------ 2703
SEA GULL
Other names : none
Official no. : 22098
Type at loss : propeller steam wrecking tug, wood
Build info : 1863, Mystic, Conn as a brig
Specs : 147x34x16, 521g 242n
Date of loss : 1893, May 1
Place of loss : near Bois Blanc Isl., Straits
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : none
Carrying : none
Detail : Bound Detour for Chicago with the damaged prop OHIO in tow, she caught fire offshore near Spectacle Reef and burned to a total loss. Her crew made it to OHIO in her yawl. She was later towed to a point near Bois Blanc and resunk. SEA GULL was reportedly the largest tug on the lakes when lost and was owned by the famous wrecker Jim Reid. Her two engines were later recovered - one going into the big wrecker MANISTIQUE and the other into the tug PARKER.
Wreckage located in 1970's.
Came to Lakes from the E Coast in 1888, sunk by a collision enroute. The twin-prop vessel was re-engined in the spring of 1891.
Sources: ssm,lhl,mv,nsp,slh,hgl,mpl,wmn,eas

------------------------------------------------------ 2704
SEA HORSE
Other names : ?
Official no. : C
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : ?
Specs : 42 t.
Date of loss : 1871, Oct 17
Place of loss : Fitzwilliam Isl., mouth of Georgian Bay
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : Stranded and a total loss on the west end of the island.
Sources: slh,h,win not in mmgl

------------------------------------------------------ 2705
SEA LION
Other names : none
Official no. : 116051
Type at loss : (scow-)schooner, wood
Build info : 1884, Nicolet, WI
Specs : 71x19x6, 65g 62n
Date of loss : 1894, Sep 23
Place of loss : about 10 mi S of Manistee
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : Driven ashore and wrecked.
Sources: h,mv,

------------------------------------------------------ 2706
SEA QUEEN
Other names : none
Official no. : 96875
Type at loss : propeller steam tug, wood
Build info : 1892, Goderich, Ont.
Specs : 52x12, 26g 18n
Date of loss : 1932
Place of loss : Meldrum Bay, North Channel
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : none
Detail : Burned to a total loss.
Sources: hgl,mmgl,slh

------------------------------------------------------ 2707
SEA STAR
Other names : none
Official no. : 22356
Type at loss : scow-schooner, wood, bulk freight
Build info : 1855, Chas. Stevens, Irving, NY
Specs : 91x23x8, 95g 90n
Date of loss : 1886, Nov 4
Place of loss : 9 mi S of the E entrance to Sturgeon Bay canal
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : wood
Detail : She slipped her moorings while loading wood at Ahnapee, was driven out into the lake and sunk. Her people were rescued by the Sturgeon Bay Lifesaving Service crew.
Sources: polk,hgl,mv,nsp,h,mpl,bb

------------------------------------------------------ 2708
SEABIRD
Other names : none
Official no. : 22368 (?)
Type at loss : sidewheel steamer, wood, passenger & package freight
Build info : 1859, R.C. Conwell, Newport, MI
Specs : 191x28x13, 638 t.
Date of loss : 1868, Apr 9
Place of loss : off Waukegan, IL
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : 102 [ca.], three survivors
Carrying : misc. freight
Detail : She caught fire when a porter emptied a scuttle full of stove embers to windward. Sparks set the decks ablaze and the ship was consumed quickly. 100 passengers & crew burned, drowned, or perished from exposure in the icy lake. Two passengers were picked up by schooner CORDELIA, one other swam and drifted to shore after 12 hours in the frigid water.
Owned by the Goodrich Line.
Also wrecked at Whitefish Bay, WI, Lake Michigan in Dec, 1863, and not removed until the following summer.
Sources: hgl,gs,glss,sol,rsh,lmdc,lhl,nsp,mpl,rsh,wl,eas

------------------------------------------------------ 2709
SEABREEZE
Other names : none
Official no. : 204279
Type at loss : propeller (tug or small passenger vessel), steel
Build info : 1907, Buffalo
Specs : 96x23x6, 87 t.
Date of loss : 1946, Dec 3
Place of loss : off Sugar Isl. near S tip of Grosse Isle
Lake : Detroit R
Type of loss : "lost"
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : No detail
Sources: h,ledc,eas,mv

------------------------------------------------------
SEAFARER - See GARGANTUA

------------------------------------------------------ 2701
SEAGULL
Other names : none
Official no. : 23526
Type at loss : propeller, wood
Build info : 1864, J. Simpson, Oakville, Ont. as a two-mast schooner, later brigantine
Specs : 115x26x10, 230 g 201 n
Date of loss : 1890, Jul 5
Place of loss : at Tawas City
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : 1
Carrying : ice
Detail : She burned to a total loss. The shipboard fire touched off a larger one which destroyed the dock and many of the town's mills and lumberyards.
Plied New York-Africa route for several years in the 60's. The first vessel to run the Canada-South Africa [Toronto-Durban] route. Returned to the lakes in 1866 and sold American in 1869. May have been briefly Canadian again about 1875. Rebuilt to a prop after a stranding in 1888 near Sand Beach, MI.
Sources: phr,slh,h,nsp,mmgl,hgl,mpl,wmn

------------------------------------------------------
SEAMAN - See also CITY OF MEAFORD

------------------------------------------------------ 2710
SEAMAN
Other names : none
Official no. : 23406
Type at loss : scow-schooner, wood, bulk freight
Build info : 1848, Johnson & Tisdale, Cleveland*
Specs : 120x26x9, 182g 173n
Date of loss : 1908, Nov 25**
Place of loss : near Death's Door passage
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none of 6
Carrying : slabs and potatoes
Detail : Driven ashore and wrecked by storm, she was probably too old to salvage. [She was the oldest working sail vessel afloat at the time of her loss.]
Rebuilt in 1868.
*also shown in mv as Nicolet, WI, maybe rebuilt there.
**also shown as Nov 15
Sources: mv,polk,hgl,is,h,nsp,wl,eas

------------------------------------------------------ 2711
A. SEAMAN
Other names : built as tug JANE ARMSTRONG, renamed 1894
Official no. : C71244
Type at loss : propeller steam tug, wood
Build info : 1873, Haught & Dunslaight, Buffalo for Canadian buyer
Specs : 70x14x7, 76gc 52nc
Date of loss : 1906, Sep 5
Place of loss : near Cape Croker, Georgian Bay
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : none
Detail : Burned to total a loss. There were reportedly two tugs of this name(?).
Accident also given as a storm near Michipicoten Isl., Superior
Sold Canadian, 1874. Out of Toronto
Rebuilt, 1894
Sources: hgl,win,mmgl,gwgl,is

------------------------------------------------------ 4131
F. P. SEARS
Other names : none
Official no. : ?
Type at loss : canal boat, wood
Build info : 1870, W.Crosthwaite, E. Saginaw, MI
Specs : ca. 100 ft.
Date of loss : 1870, Nov 16
Place of loss : near Port Rowan, Ont.
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : lumber
Detail : On her first trip and bound Saginaw for Buffalo, she was lost from the tow of the steamer EMPIRE (qv), went ashore, and pounded to pieces. EMPIRE was also lost.
Sources: nsp

------------------------------------------------------ 2712
SEARCH LIGHT
Other names : none
Official no. : 116912
Type at loss : propeller steam tug, wood, fishing
Build info : 1899, G. Miskin, Saginaw
Specs : 40x11x4, 9g 6n
Date of loss : 1907, Apr 23
Place of loss : near Harbor Beach, MI
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 6 [all]
Carrying : none
Detail : She put out at noon to pick up her nets, but foundered in a gale. She had been purchased a just a few days earlier from Bay City parties. A life-jacket was found the next day and a body and some wreckage was reported washed ashore during the Great Storm of 1913.
A "message in a bottle" picked up a few days later was probably a hoax.
Sources: vbs,nsp,letters,slh,ttgl,h,mv,rep

------------------------------------------------------ 2713
L. SEATON
Other names : none
Official no. : 15948
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1872, Reed, Henderson, NY
Specs : 121x26x11, 233g 221n
Date of loss : 1892, Nov 12
Place of loss : near Pte Aux Barques, MI
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : RR ties
Detail : She broke her anchor chains while sheltering and was driven ashore and pounded to pieces. USLS saved part of her outfit.
Ashore and wrecked near Port Colborne in 1887 and near Port Elgin, Ont., in 1888.
Major repair in 1881
Sources: polk,hgl,mv,slh,h,lhdc,wb,nsp,usls

------------------------------------------------------ 2714
SEATTLE
Other names : none
Official no. : 116524
Type at loss : propeller, wood, bulk freight
Build info : 1892, H. Still, Oscoda
Specs : 161x37x7, 429g 331n
Date of loss : 1903, Nov 12
Place of loss : near Green Isl., Georgian Bay
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none of 11
Carrying : lumber
Detail : She sprang a leak in gale, her fires were flooded out, and she stranded and broke up. She had been bound Parry Sound for Detroit. The crew made it to Green Isl. in her lifeboat, were later picked up by the Red Rock lightkeeper.
Also ashore with heavy damage near Rondeau, Nov, 1894.
Sources: vbs,mv,ns1,nsp,phr,mpl,do

------------------------------------------------------ 3390
GEORGE L. SEAVER
Other names : none also seen as G. SEAVER
Official no. : 10810
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 3-mast
Build info : 1868, Ingraham & Smith, South Haven, MI
Specs : 162 t.
Date of loss : 1880, Nov (15)
Place of loss : off South Haven MI
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : collision
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : She collided with schooner WINNIE WING and sank, a total loss.
Sources: nsp,mv,wl

------------------------------------------------------ 2715
J.S. SEAVERNS
Other names : built as sidewheel tug JOHN P. WARD
Official no. : C
Type at loss : propeller, wood, passenger and package freight
Build info : 1857, J. L. Wolverton, Detroit, MI as a steam barge US#12791
Specs : 101 ft., 173 t.
Date of loss : 1884, May 12
Place of loss : near Michipicoten Isl.
Lake : Superior
Type of loss : stranded
Loss of life : none
Carrying : misc. cargo
Detail : Bound Chicago for Port Arthur, Ont., she ran aground and stranded, then foundered after being pulled off the reef by a tug. Total loss.
Owned out of Port Arthur, sold Canadian in 1884.
Extensively rebuilt by Brittain at Saugatuck, MI in 1880 and converted to a passenger/freight vessel.
She burned at Saginaw in July, 1865, and was converted to a schooner after being raised - $40,000 damage.
She was abandoned as lost in a storm off Little Pt. Sable, Lake Michigan, in September, 1878, but was later found, still afloat.
Sources: polk,is,lss,rsl,nsp,jb not in mmgl

------------------------------------------------------ 3530
SEBASTOPOL
Other names : none seen in the press most often as SEVASTOPOL*
Official no. : none
Type at loss : sidewheel steamer, wood
Build info : 1855, Luther Moses, Cleveland
Specs : 230x26x14, 863 t. [her sidewheels were 50 feet in diameter]
Date of loss : 1855, Sep 18
Place of loss : near Milwaukee
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 4,6 or 7
Carrying : misc. cargo including copper, tin, lead and iron ingots, safes, etc., and 50 horses
Detail : Her captain misread shore lights while she was coming into Milwaukee in a gale. She stranded 500 feet from shore, came broadside to huge waves and pounded to pieces. Most of her crew and about 60 passengers were saved from shore by small boat in a hazardous rescue. The accident happened during her first season.
Discovered by divers in 1976.
*The "Seige of Sevastopol" during the Crimean War was going on at the time of her build and loss and was much in the news.
Sources: lhl,hgl,net,nsp,mpl,eas

------------------------------------------------------ 2716
SECRET
Other names : none
Official no. : C100404
Type at loss : propeller, wood
Build info : 1893, ?
Specs : 55x8x 9 t.
Date of loss : 1911, Oct 13*
Place of loss : Star Shoal, Georgian bay
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : Burned to a total loss.
*Date also given as 1871(!)
registered out of Hamilton
Sources: win,mmgl,slh,h

------------------------------------------------------ 2717
SELT
Other names : also seen as CELT
Official no. : 22578
Type at loss : scow-schooner, wood, lumber
Build info : 1864, Stokes (or Amos L. Locklin), Sheboygan, WI
Specs : 101 ft., 133g 127n
Date of loss : 1888, Oct 20
Place of loss : at Leland, MI
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : (none)
Carrying : RR ties
Detail : She began to pound against pier while loading, so was beached in an attempt to save her. She was battered to pieces anyway.
Rebuilt, 1875
Driven ashore with heavy damage in Whitefish Bay, Lake Michigan, in the spring of 1872.
Sources: polk,ssb,mv,mpl,nsp

------------------------------------------------------ 2718
SENATOR
Other names : none
Official no. : 116725
Type at loss : propeller, steel, automobile carrier
Build info : 1896, Detroit Dry Dock, Wyandotte, MI
Specs : 410x46x28, 4,048gt 3178nt
Date of loss : 1929, Oct 31
Place of loss : off Port Washington, WI
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : collision
Loss of life : 10 of 29*
Carrying : 240 Nash autos
Detail : In heavy fog she collided with the steamer MARQUETTE and sank quickly. Bound for Milwaukee.
Also sank in St. Mary's R., in 1909
*also reported as 7,8 and 9
Converted from bulker to auto carrier by Reid, 1929.
Sources: ns3,mv,gs,gwgl,lmdc,mpl,eas

------------------------------------------------------ 3307
SENATOR BLOOD
Other names : none
Official no. : 22918
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1863, G. Goble, Oswego, NY
Specs : 127x26x10, 231g 219n
Date of loss : 1896, Nov 13
Place of loss : Goose Isl., Straits
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : coal
Detail : Bound Cleveland for Detour, she went aground and became a total wreck in a gale. Owned by T.H. Cahoon of Cleveland.
Wrecked near Lorain, OH and recovered in 1893
Had been abandoned for age in 1891, but returned to service.
Sources: hgl,tel,mv,osdo,eas

------------------------------------------------------ 776
SENATOR DERBYSHIRE
Other names : built as BERMUDA, renamed in 1910
Official no. : C112351
Type at loss : propeller, wood, bulk freight
Build info : 1897, Jas. Davidson, W. Bay City hull #83
Specs : 220x41x16 1242gc
Date of loss : 1924, Oct 11
Place of loss : off Pt. Petre near the lighthouse
Lake : Ontario
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : none
Carrying : light
Detail : She caught fire and burned offshore. Her crew was rescued by the passing freighter MAPLE BAY. Upbound.
Sold Canadian in 1910, US# 3729.
Sources: ns3,csv,vbs,win,mmgl

------------------------------------------------------ 3899
SENECA
Other names : none
Official no. : none
Type at loss : propeller tug, wood
Build info : 1847, V. Bidwell, Buffalo [hull built as a barge in 1842 at Geneva, NY, rebuilt as this tug in ‘47]
Specs : 92x14x6, 73 t. om
Date of loss : 1855, Oct 16
Place of loss : Chicago River at Chicago
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : explosion
Loss of life : 2
Carrying : none - vessel in tow
Detail : She was towing the brig LANSING past the foot of Randolph Street when she exploded her boiler and sank. Her skipper and engineer were killed instantly, and several others were injured. The vessel was later recovered..
Also burned at Chicago with heavy damage in Sept. 1851.
Had been employed as a Chicago River tug for most of her career as a steamer.
Owned by Wardell Guthrie of Chicago
Sources: nsp,lhl,hgl,wl

------------------------------------------------------ 3744
SENECA CHIEF
Other names : none
Official no. : 22580
Type at loss : schooner, wood [listed as a schooner, but with a "scow bottom"]
Build info : 1847, F.N. Jones, Buffalo
Specs : 133 t.
Date of loss : 1871, Oct 8
Place of loss : at Manistee, MI
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : (none)
Carrying : ?
Detail : She burned to total loss by the great Peshtigo forest fire while tied to her dock at Manistee. The fire, which happened the same day as the Chicago Fire, is thought to have jumped Lake Michigan at about this point.
Stranded near Black River, Lake Erie, in the spring of 1859.
Sources: nsp,mv,hgl,rsl

------------------------------------------------------
SEREPTA - See MARY EVERETT

------------------------------------------------------ 2719
SERVIA
Other names : none
Official no. : 116221
Type at loss : propeller, wood, bulk freight
Build info : 1888, F. Wheeler, W. Bay City hull# 41
Specs : 242x40x18, 1425g 1182n
Date of loss : 1898, Apr 27
Place of loss : off Whitefish Point
Lake : Superior
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : none
Carrying : corn
Detail : She caught fire while towing the disabled steamer ARGONAUT and the schooner FRANK EWEN(qv). A heavy gale blew up while the blaze was being fought, fanning the fire and making it hard for the crew to work on deck. She was abandoned, capsized and sank shortly after. SERVIA’s crew, EWEN & ARGONAUT were all rescued by the Canadian passenger steamer ALBERTA.
Part of Hawgood fleet of Cleveland
Sources: vbs,hgl,gwgl,lssc,is,mv,sbs,lss,mpl

------------------------------------------------------
SERVITOR - See B.B. McCOLL

------------------------------------------------------
SEVASTOPOL - See SEBASTOPOL

------------------------------------------------------ 3971
SEVENTY-SIX
Other names : often seen as 76
Official no. : none
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1851, Racine, WI
Specs : 76x20x6, 76 t. [om]
Date of loss : 1857, Jul 23
Place of loss : 40 miles out of Chicago
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : ?
Detail : Bound Kalamazoo R. for Chicago, she capsized in a storm and later sank. Her crew was saved. She went ashore near the site of Holland, Michigan, in 1853, sustaining heavy damage.
There may have been an earlier schooner of this name.
Sources: nsp,bb

------------------------------------------------------ 2720
SEVERN
Other names : none
Official no. : C
Type at loss : schooner-barge, wood
Build info : 1872, Andrews, Welland, Ont. as a steamer
Specs : 536 t.
Date of loss : 1895, Oct 4
Place of loss : reef off Cove Isl. Georgian Bay
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : coal
Detail : Tow of the steamer AFRICA(qv),she was released in a gale. She tried to set sail but was driven on a reef and pounded to pieces. The crew was saved by local fishermen after spending all night in the rigging.
Converted from steamer to schooner-barge before 1882
Sources: nsp,polk,clu,is(4-63),slh,mpl not in mmgl

------------------------------------------------------ 2721
SEVONA
Other names : built as prop EMILY P. WEED, renamed 1897
Official no. : 136129
Type at loss : propeller, steel, bulk freight
Build info : 1890, F. Wheeler, W. Bay City hull# 69
Specs : 372x41x21
Date of loss : 1905, Sep 2
Place of loss : Sand Island Shoals, Apostles Isls.
Lake : Superior
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 7
Carrying : iron ore
Detail : Bound Duluth for Cleveland, she was driven aground and split in two. The after crew made it to shore, but those for'ard were lost when their hatchcover raft capsized near the beach. Parts of her later salvvaged. A survey of the wreck done in the early 90’s shows that her two ends are still connected.
Known as a speedy craft [flyer], when first built
Lengthened 72' at Buffalo, 1905. Originally 300x41x21 2362g 1899n
Sources: vbs,ns1,letter,modoc,gwgl,is,ttgl,nsp,mv,lss,mpl,eas

------------------------------------------------------ 2723
WILLIAM SEYMOUR
Other names : none
Official no. : none
Type at loss : propeller, wood, freighter
Build info : 1870, H. Marlton, Goderich, Ont.
Specs : 87x18x8, 45 t.
Date of loss : 1877, Oct 9
Place of loss : Lonely Isl., E of S. Baymouth, Georgian Bay
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : She foundered or stranded, no detail.
Sources: csv,hgl,win,slh,clu,mmgl

------------------------------------------------------
ABSALOM SHADE - See PEARL

------------------------------------------------------ 3902
SHAKESPEARE
Other names : none (also seen in enrollment documents as SHAKESPEAR)
Official no. : none
Type at loss : brig, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1848, Cleveland
Specs : 118x25x10, 264 t. om
Date of loss : 1858, Jun
Place of loss : on Pilot Island
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : lumber
Detail : She went ashore, probably in a gale, and broke up by June 26, when the brig PILGRIM arrived to strip her. May have been recovered and later named EMPIRE STATE.
Sources: nsp,hgl,wl

------------------------------------------------------ 3700
SHAMROCK
Other names : none
Official no. : C77699
Type at loss : propeller steam tug, wood
Build info : 1884, J. Larkin, Hamilton, Ont.
Specs : 48x10x4, 43g 29n
Date of loss : 1885, Oct 1
Place of loss : Becket's Wharf, Burlington Bay near Hamilton
Lake : Ontario
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : none
Detail : She burned to a total loss along with new barge ENTERPRISE(qv).
Sources: mmgl,win

------------------------------------------------------ 2725
SHAMROCK
Other names : built as schooner-barge JOHN W. HANNAFORD, renamed '04
Official no. : 46229
Type at loss : propeller, wood, passenger & package freight
Build info : 1875, Bower & Cash, St. Clair, MI
Specs : 146x30x12, 403 t.
Date of loss : 1905, Jun 26
Place of loss : off mouth of Thunder Bay R.
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : (storm)
Loss of life : none of 12
Carrying : ?
Detail : She foundered to her decks directly in the shipping lane. The old boat was too feeble to recover, but was a serious menace to navigation, and was later removed at great cost by Capt Zess of Alpena.
"Reverse" conversion from barge to steamer in 1904, at Port Huron
Sources: polk,mv,hgl,slh,stb,ns1,nsp,eas

------------------------------------------------------ 2724
SHAMROCK
Other names : ?
Official no. : C ?
Type at loss : propeller, tug, wood, fishing
Build info : (1894, Collingwood)?
Specs : (14 gt)?
Date of loss : 1905, Sep 5
Place of loss : off Pte Aux Pins, just NW of Soo
Lake : Superior
Type of loss : collision
Loss of life : 3 of 6
Carrying : none
Detail : She cut across the bows of the steamer W.C. RICHARDSON while both were coming out of the Soo Canal. She was run down and sunk. RICHARDSON was later absolved of any blame in the crash.
Owned by J. Roussian of Pt. Maimanse, whose brother was the drowned skipper.
Sources: hgl,gwgl,is,nsp,lss not in clu,mmgl

------------------------------------------------------ 2726
SHANDON
Other names : none
Official no. : C72713
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 3-mast
Build info : 1874, M. Simpson, St. Catharines, Ont. as a bark
Specs : 140x24x12, 350gc 350nc
Date of loss : 1884, Oct 27*
Place of loss : Wingfield Basin, near Cabot Head, Geo. Bay
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : (storm)
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : Foundered.
*N.A.C. gives 10/20 as date
Registered out of St. Catharines to P. Larkin
Sources: is,polk,hgl,win,slh,h,mmgl

------------------------------------------------------ 2727
SHANNON
Other names : ?
Official no. : none
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1869
Specs : 400 t.
Date of loss : 1870,
Place of loss : Georgian Bay
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : (storm)
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : Foundered, no detail.
The Canadian tow-barge SHANNO(sic) of Amhersburg, was reported foundered with all hands on Lake Huron, Nov 25, 1880, may be the source of this report.
Sources: hgl,slh,nsp not in mmgl

------------------------------------------------------ 2728
SHANNON
Other names : none
Official no. : C none
Type at loss : scow-schooner, wood*
Build info : 1867, Yott or R. Davis, Kingston [Battersea], Ont.
Specs : 78x19x6, 69 t.
Date of loss : 1874, Jun 20
Place of loss : 15-20 mi off Oswego, NY
Lake : Ontario
Type of loss : (hull failure)
Loss of life : none
Carrying : ?
Detail : Sprang a leak and foundered while bound Gananoque for Oswego.
Also shown as built in 1873 at Picton
Hailed from Kingston
*(she may have been a steamer, but a sidewheeler of this name was built at Picton, 1874, maybe named in honor of this one)
Sources: win,(csqw,csv),clu,is,h,mmgl,dmt

------------------------------------------------------ 2729
J.E. SHAW
Other names : none
Official no. : none
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1854, J. Stebbins, Milan, OH
Specs : 118 ft., 293 t.
Date of loss : 1856, Sep 22
Place of loss : St. Helena Isl., Straits
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : wheat
Detail : Bound Milwaukee for Oswego in a gale, she slipped in behind St. Helena for shelter and was driven ashore, a total loss.
Sources: slh,hgl,ssm,nsp

------------------------------------------------------ 2730
JOHN SHAW
Other names : none
Official no. : 76601
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 3-mast
Build info : 1885, J. Davidson, W. Bay City, MI hull# 11
Specs : 206x37x14, 828g 882n
Date of loss : 1894, Nov 13
Place of loss : Directly off Greenbush, MI
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : ?
Detail : She sprang a leak and broke her towline from the steamer JOHN F. EDDY while crossing the mouth of Saginaw Bay. The crew took to her boats and were picked up by the steamer H.E. RUNNELS. SHAW foundered a short while later. Skippers of SHAW and EDDY were at variance as to where she sank, EDDY's was right; wrecking tug JOHNSTON found her off Greenbush in Jul, 1896.
Sources: phr,vbs,nsp,slh,mv,sbs,mv,wbm,hgl,mpl

------------------------------------------------------ 2731
O. SHAW
Other names : none
Official no. : 19332
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1870, Shaw, South Haven, MI
Specs : 67x17x5, 41g 39n
Date of loss : 1904, Aug 9
Place of loss : off Calumet, IL
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : (storm)
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : sawdust
Detail : Sank. No detail.
Rebuilt, 1880
Sources: polk,mv,h

------------------------------------------------------ 2732
SHAWMUT
Other names : none
Official no. : 57911
Type at loss : unrigged barge, wood, bulk freight
Build info : 1889, Buffalo, NY
Specs : 251g 231n
Date of loss : 1909, Nov 1
Place of loss : Buffalo
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : collision
Loss of life : none of 2
Carrying : ?
Detail : She collided with the steamer AMERICA while under tow and sank.
Sources: mv,eas

------------------------------------------------------ 2733
SHAWNEE
Other names : none
Official no. : 115140
Type at loss : schooner-barge, wood, bulk freight, 2-mast
Build info : 1873, Linn & Craig, Gibraltar, MI as a 3-mast schooner
Specs : 178x33x13, 572g 543n
Date of loss : 1911, May 16
Place of loss : near Cleveland
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : coal
Detail : (Broke from tow) and driven on a rocky bar in a storm. She broke up from wave action.
Sources: polk,mv,phr,ns2,h,eas

------------------------------------------------------ 2735
CHARLES J. SHEFFIELD
Other names : also seen as C.J. SHEFFIELD
Official no. : 126414
Type at loss : propeller, steel, passenger & package freight
Build info : 1886, Globe Iron Works, Cleveland
Specs : 259x37x23 1700g 1319n
Date of loss : 1889, Jun 19
Place of loss :
60 mi W of Whitefish Point**
Lake : Superior
Type of loss : collision
Loss of life : none
of 17
Carrying : light (kerosene?)
Detail : She was rammed broadsides -
just forward of her stack - in heavy fog by the steel freighter NORTH STAR, which kept her bow in the hole until SHEFFIELD's crew clambered aboard. When she backed away, SHEFFIELD sank in 8 minutes, a total loss of $160,000. She went down in 900 feet of water. Both vessels were later found to be at fault.
Home port: Cleveland. Owned by H. Brown.
1st collision between two steel ships.
When built, she was a highly innovative bulk freighter, with a modern hatch plan and iron decks.
** also given as Whitefish Bay.
Sources: hgl,eas,nsp,mv,is(2-69),gwgl,h,lss,lssc,wb,sb,mpl,es,
es

------------------------------------------------------ 2736
SARAH E. SHELDON
Other names : none
Official no. : 115083
Type at loss : propeller, wood, bulk freight
Build info : 1872, Quelos & Peck, Black River, OH
Specs : 184x32x14, 693g 517n
Date of loss : 1905, Oct 20
Place of loss : near Lake Breeze, OH
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 2 of 14
Carrying : coal
Detail : Bound Cleveland for Sarnia, Ont., she struck a reef and broke up 600 feet offshore in a huge gale. Survivors were rescued by the Lifesaving Service. The vessel was 33 years old.
Major repair in 1883
Sources: mv,polk,ns1,h,ledc,nsp,eas

------------------------------------------------------ 3391
THOMAS P. SHELDON
Other names : none also seen as T.P. SHELDON
Official no. : 59147
Type at loss : schooner-barge, wood
Build info : 1867, C. Wheeler, E. Saginaw, MI
Specs : 125x25x7, 186 t.
Date of loss : 1870
Place of loss : unreported
Lake : unreported
Type of loss : unreported
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : Her documents were surrendered at Port Huron in Dec., 1878, endorsed "wrecked in 1870." [A new schooner of the same name was built in 1871(qv).]
Sources: phr,nsp,vbs

------------------------------------------------------ 2737
THOMAS P. SHELDON
Other names : none
Official no. : 24871
Type at loss : schooner-barge, wood, bulk freight
Build info : 1871, W, Crosthwaite, Saginaw as 3-mast schooner
Specs : 194x33x13, 669g 636n
Date of loss : 1901, Aug 10
Place of loss : 2 mi NE of AuSable Pt., near Oscoda, MI
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : collision/storm
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : She collided with her tow steamer WAVERLY(qv) and was holed. WAVERLY went aground and SHELDON, under full sail, rammed her from behind. She was being towed away from the scene by a tug when she foundered in shallow water. She broke up in a storm Aug 25.
Collided with the steamer RUSSIA in the St. Mary's River, and sunk in May of 1886.
Major repairs in 1874, 75, 80 & 87
Sources: vbs,mv,slh,sbs,lhdc,nsp,es

------------------------------------------------------ 2738
SHENANGO #1
Other names : none
Official no. : 116688
Type at loss : propeller, wood, carferry, 26 car
Build info : 1895, Craig Shipbuilding, Toledo hull# 68
Specs : 283x53x19, 1941g
Date of loss : 1904, Mar 11
Place of loss : off Conneaut, OH
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : ice/fire
Loss of life : 1
Carrying : RR rolling stock
Detail : She bacame frozen in the ice in January during a routine run. She sat with her fires banked until she ignited and burned to total loss at about the time that the ice finally began to break up.
Sources: mv,sol,cfgl,ns1,h,nsp

------------------------------------------------------
SHENANGO #2 - See HARRIET B.

------------------------------------------------------ 4066
B. S. SHEPARD
Other names : also seen as B. S. SHEPPARD and SHEPHERD
Official no. : none
Type at loss : bark, wood, 3-mast
Build info : 1854, Peck & Masters, Cleveland
Specs : 172x28x11, 510 t, om
Date of loss : 1863, Oct 20
Place of loss : on Pt. Pelee
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : storm and fog
Loss of life : none
Carrying : oats
Detail : She drove ashore in a fog and high seas. At first she was not injured, but while salavagers aboard the wrecking tug WINSLOW from Detroit fought a storm for her, she rolled over on her beam ends, broke an arch, and finally went to pieces about two weeks later.
Owned by F.L. Sheldon, Bufffalo
Sources: nsp,rsl,wl,hgl

------------------------------------------------------ 2739
L.B. SHEPARD
Other names : none
Official no. : 14676
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1855, Laveyea, Buffalo
Specs : 115x26x11, 215g 204n
Date of loss : 1898, Oct.
Place of loss : near Two Rivers, WI
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : none
Detail : She capsized and sank in a white squall, and later came ashore. Not much information available on this vessel in use 43 years.
Aground near Milwaukee in 1869.
Ashore and wrecked near Two Rivers, WI, in 1881.
Sources: mv,hgl,polk,usls,bb

------------------------------------------------------ 2740
SHEPHERD II
Other names : ?
Official no. : ?
Type at loss : propeller tug, steel
Build info : ?
Specs : ?
Date of loss : 1980
Place of loss : Lyal Isl., near Stokes bay, Ont.
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : (storm)
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : Wrecked on a reef.
Sources: slh not in mmgl

------------------------------------------------------
SAKIE SHEPHERD - See METROPOLE

------------------------------------------------------ 2741
SHERIDAN
Other names : (none?)
Official no. : none
Type at loss : schooner-barge, wood
Build info : (1846, Sackett’s Harbor, NY)?
Specs : (105x23x10, 217 t. om)?
Date of loss : 1866, Nov 21
Place of loss : Near Lexington, MI
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : lumber
Detail : Downbound from Saginaw, she and her towmate EXPERIMENT broke loose from a tug and went ashore 6 miles N of Lexington, where they were wrecked.
Sources: hgl,slh,(wl)

------------------------------------------------------ 2742
BELLE SHERIDAN
Other names : none
Official no. : 2379
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1852, A. Miller, Oswego, NY
Specs : 123x23x10, 265g
Date of loss : 1880, Nov 7
Place of loss : Weller's Bay, near Consecon, Ont.
Lake : Ontario
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 6 of 7
Carrying : coal
Detail : She foundered and broke up in shallow water in a terrific storm, after dragging her anchor for miles. The lost included the skipper and 3 of his 4 sons. The 4th son was able to swim ashore. Bound Charlotte, NY for Toronto.
Waterlogged at a Toronto dock in 1877, raised & rebuilt in 1878 by Capt. McSherry, who was lost with her on her final run.
Rebuilt in 1864-5.
Sources: nsp,is,osdo,tfgl,h,do,wl

------------------------------------------------------ 3392
PHIL SHERIDAN
Other names : none
Official no. : 20301
Type at loss : propeller, wood, passenger & package freight
Build info : 1868, Clark's Drydock, Detroit [Springwells]
Specs : 782g 711n
Date of loss : 1875, Nov 30
Place of loss : 30-35 mi W of Buffalo
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : none
of 24
Carrying : 707 bbl salt
Detail : Bound Buffalo for Detroit, she caught fire in her boiler room and was quickly consumed. Part of her crew abandoned in the yawl, the rest were picked up by the steamer A. TURNER. As she burned low, her engine, boiler and stack apparently fell through her bottom and she sank.
Her marine insurance had expired for the season two hours before theblaze was discovered.
Ashore and in bad shape [reported broken in two] near Munising, Mich, earlier in the same month.
Sources: nsp,lhl,hgl,es,eas

------------------------------------------------------ 2743
JIM SHERIFFS
Other names : later PETERS('07), CHARLES HORN('15) and JAMES DEMPSEY(1920). See DEMPSEY for final disposition.
Official no. : 76392
Type at loss : propeller, wood, bulk freight
Build info : 1883, Milwaukee
Specs : 183x32x13, 841g 768n
Date of loss : 1895, Nov 25
Place of loss : On Summer Island, mouth of Green Bay
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 1
Carrying : ?
Detail : She was driven ashore and declared a total loss, with her consort, MATTIE C. BELL(qv). Her foreshoe was right out of the water. She was recovered in May of 1896, and rebuilt.
Owend by C.K. Gowen of Cleveland
Sources: h,mv,nsp

------------------------------------------------------ 3399
GEORGE SHERMAN
Other names : none
Official no. : 10218
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 3-mast
Build info : 1862, Quayle & Martin, Cleveland as a bark
Specs : 140 ft, 323g 307n
Date of loss : 1887, Oct 22
Place of loss : near Shot Point, MI
Lake : Superior
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : coal
Detail : She was driven ashore by a gale near the schooner ALVA BRADLEY (qv), and wrecked. Her crew made it to shore and hitched a ride into Marquette on an ore train, where they reported the BRADLEY and SHERMAN wrecks.
Also went ashore near Grand Isl, L. Superior, Oct 12, 1883.
Major repairs, 1878, 1880, 1884 Conv. to schooner, 1880.
Sources: lss,gwgl,ms,is,wb

------------------------------------------------------
GRACE SHERMAN - see GRACE SHERWOOD

------------------------------------------------------ 3590
JOHN SHERMAN
Other names : also seen as JOHN SHUMAN
Official no. : 75408
Type at loss : schooner-barge, wood, lumber
Build info : 1865, Peck & Kirby, Cleveland, OH as a sidewheeler
Specs : 181x29x12, 322g 306n
Date of loss : 1893?
Place of loss : unreported
Lake : unreported
Type of loss : (storm)
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : Document surrendered at Port Huron, 12/6/1893, annotated "wrecked."
Out of Bay City
Rebuilt from sidewheeler to barge in 1878 or 80. Her engine went into the new steamer ALASKA(qv).
Sources: phr,mv,polk,mpl,es

------------------------------------------------------ 2745
P.C. SHERMAN
Other names : none
Official no. : 19614
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 3-mast
Build info : 1862, Peck & Masters, Cleveland as a bark
Specs : 406 nt (566 t.)
Date of loss : 1888, Mar 14 (year also given as 1887)
Place of loss : off Long Point
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 7
Carrying : ?
Detail : Foundered. She was reportedly later recovered, but no details.
Also went down near Long Point on Nov 15, 1871. Her crew of 9 was thought lost, but drifted the width of the lake in a yawlboat and came to shore a few days later, with the loss of only one life. She was recovered in the fall of 1872.
Wrecked in the Straits in 1866 and 67.
Not in Polk or '84 MV
Sources: (hgl),mv('69),h,wb,win,nsp,sb,rsl,eas

------------------------------------------------------
WATTS SHERMAN - See EBENEZER

------------------------------------------------------ 2746
ANNIE SHERWOOD
Other names : sometimes shown as ANNE SHERWOOD
Official no. : 310
Type at loss : schooner, wood, bulk freight
Build info : 1866, Bailey Bros, Fairport, OH as a bark
Specs : 184x34x14, 622g 591n
Date of loss : 1893, Oct 14
Place of loss : near Deer Park, MI
Lake : Superior
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 2
Carrying : lumber
Detail : Bound for Chicago in tow of steamer WHITE & FRIANT, she broke away and began to founder south of Caribou Isl. The crew abandoned in her yawl and were picked up by steamer SITKA. The wreck washed ashore near Deer Park. Lost men died of exposure in a freezing gale.
Out of Chicago.
Had a serious accident on L. Erie (Colchester Reef) 10/14/72
Converted to a schooner before 1871. Rebuilt, 1879, major repair, 1884
Sources: lssc,polk,mv,nsp,lss,gwgl,h,wb,win,hgl,mpl

------------------------------------------------------ 2744
GRACE SHERWOOD
Other names : often seen as GRACE SHERMAN
Official no. : 10793
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1866, J. Hill, Sodus, NY
Specs : 73 t.
Date of loss : 1875, Oct 8
Place of loss : 1 mi E of Port Burwell docks
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life :
none
Carrying : wheat
Detail : Bound Detroit for Buffalo, she stranded in a gale and was destroyed.
Owned by Daville of Cleveland
Sources: win,hgl,h,mv,wl,nsp

------------------------------------------------------ 3697
H.B. SHERWOOD
Other names : none
Official no. : C71064
Type at loss : propeller steam tug, wood
Build info : 1874, W. Jamieson, Mill Pt. Ont.
Specs : 58x15x6, 36g 21n
Date of loss : 1884, Sep 14 or 17
Place of loss : W. of Belleville, Ont., Bay of Quinte
Lake : Ontario
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : Burned to a total loss of about $5,000.
Out of Napanee
Sources: win,mmgl,clu,dmt

------------------------------------------------------ 2747
NELLIE SHERWOOD
Other names : none one source says she was formerly the schooner MARKET DRAYTON [US#17747]
Official no. : C61170
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1863, Robertson, Algonac, MI (?)
Specs : 78x22x8, 95gc 95nc
Date of loss : 1882, Sep 14
Place of loss : 2 mi off Cabot Head, Georgian Bay
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 5 [all]
Carrying : flat cars and stone for the Canadian Pacific RR
Detail : While bound Owen Sound for Algoma Mills, she foundered in a gale with all hands the same night as the ASIA(qv) was lost. The wreck later washed ashore on Bear's Rump.
Sold Canadian in 1873
Shows as being either out of Picton, Trenton or Montreal
Sources: polk,hgl,win,mmgl,nsp,slh,lhdc,clu,eas,rp,mv,es

------------------------------------------------------ 2748
SHICKLUNA
Other names : none
Official no. : C
Type at loss : propeller steam tug, wood
Build info : 1866, L. Shickluna, St. Catharines
Specs : 60 t.
Date of loss : 1883, May 20
Place of loss : near Algoma Mills, Ont., North Channel
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : foundered
Loss of life : none
Carrying : general merchandise
Detail : She struck bottoma nd sunk in a gale, in 13 feet of water.
Owned by Wilson et.al., St. Catharines
Rebuilt, 1878
Sources: hgl,is,clu,slh,es not in mmgl

------------------------------------------------------ 2749
L. SHICKLUNA
Other names : none
Official no. : C100752
Type at loss : propeller, wood
Build info : 1870, L. Shickluna, St. Catharines, Ont.
Specs : 135x26x12, 445 t.
Date of loss : 1897, Apr 28
Place of loss : 5 mi E of Long Pt.
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : collision
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : She collided with an unreported vessel and sank.
Burned and sunk at Port Colborne, Ont, Oct, 1870. Raised in Dec.
Rebuilt, 1870, 1892. Reduced in size both times.
Sources: win,csv,is,hgl,eas,nsp,rnc

------------------------------------------------------ 2750
ADELLA SHORES
Other names : none
Official no. : 107100
Type at loss : propeller, wood, bulk freight
Build info : 1894, Wolverine Shipbldg, Gibraltar, MI
Specs : 195x35x11, 734g 507n
Date of loss : 1909, May 1
Place of loss : somewhere off Whitefish Point
Lake : Superior
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 14 [all]
Carrying : salt
Detail : Bound Ludington for Duluth she "sailed away" in storm. No identifiable wreckage was ever found.
She had recently been purchased by E.M. Carleton of Cleveland
Sources: ns1,mv,eas,lssc,lss,is,gs,gwgl,sol,wm2,h,ledc,mpl

------------------------------------------------------ 2751
JAMES H. SHRIGLEY
Other names : none
Official no. : C134512
Type at loss : propeller, wood, bulk freight
Build info : 1881, Milwaukee Shipyard, Milwaukee US# 76214
Specs : 172x31x12, 460g 365n
Date of loss : 1920, Aug 18
Place of loss : off Braddock Pt., near Charlotte, NY
Lake : Ontario
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : coal
Detail : Foundered or beached 1/2 mile off Braddock Point light in gale. Her crew was rescued by U.S. Coast Guard.
She survived a trip on lower Lake Huron during the Big Storm of 1913, coming through the gale when a number of large, new steel ships were destroyed in the same area.
Sold Canadian, 1915
Sources: mv,ns3,polk,csv,mmgl,sol,mpl

------------------------------------------------------
JOHN SHUMAN - see JOHN SHERMAN

------------------------------------------------------ 2753
WILLIAM SHUPE
Other names : none
Official no. : 26672
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1862, Shupe, Milan, OH
Specs : 129x25x10, 240g 229n
Date of loss : 1894, May 19
Place of loss : Just northwest of Port Huron
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 4*
Carrying : lumber
Detail : She was driven ashore by a huge spring gale and broke up. A large crowd on shore was unable to assist those aboard, but the Sand Beach Lifesaving Service crew was able to get them off with help of the tug THOMPSON.
*None of crew were lost, but 4 volunteer lifesavers drowned.
Out of Port Huron
Sources: phr,is(2-92),polk,mv,nsp,slh,sol,h,wbm,rep

------------------------------------------------------
ADAM SHUMAN - See ADAM SCHUMAN

------------------------------------------------------
JOHN SHUMAN - See JOHN SHERMAN

------------------------------------------------------ 3393
SIBERIA
Other names : none
Official no. : C71177
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 3-mast
Build info : 1874, H. Roney, Garden Isl., Ont.
Specs : 136x25x12, 360gc 341nc
Date of loss : 1883, Oct 30
Place of loss : near Port Rowan, Ont
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none of 9
Carrying : squared timber
Detail : Bound Toledo for Kingston, she began to leak in heavy seas. After many hours at the pumps, her crew turned her for shore where she sank to her decks. The crew spent all night in her rigging before being rescued by Canadian Lifesaving Service in the morning. SIBERIA later broke up.
Owned by D.D. Calvin of Garden Isl.
Sources: nsp,mmgl,polk,eas

------------------------------------------------------ 2754
SIBERIA
Other names : none
Official no. : 115848
Type at loss : propeller, wood, bulk freight
Build info : 1882, J. Davidson, W. Bay City hull# 6
Specs : 272x30x18, 1618g 1222n
Date of loss : 1905, Oct 20
Place of loss : Bluff Bar, off Long Point
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : barley
Detail : She began to leak in a storm and was turned toward Long Pt. and put on bar in an effort to save her and her crew. The crew was rescued by the steamer J.H. WADE, but the vessel broke up in place.
Owned by Gilchrist Transportation of Cleveland.
Sunk by ice in Lake St. Clair in Dec., 1903.
Sources: phr,mv,polk,vbs,nsp,slh,gs,ttgl,h,ledc,win,mpl,eas

------------------------------------------------------ 3638
HIRAM W. SIBLEY
Other names : none
Official no. : 96064
Type at loss : propeller, wood, bulk freight
Build info : 1890, C. Wheeler, E. Saginaw, MI
Specs : 221x37x22, 1419g 1123n
Date of loss : 1898, Nov 27
Place of loss : South Fox Isl.
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : corn
Detail : Bound Chicago for Detroit, she grounded on NW corner of S. Manitou. Her crew refloated her the following night and she got underway, but began to sink. She was put ashore on S. Fox in an attempt to save her, but broke in half and was destroyed by a storm Dec 7. Enrollment surrendered March 31, 1899.
Sources: vbs,phr,mpl

------------------------------------------------------ 3832
MARK H. SIBLEY
Other names : none
Official no. : 16449
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1847, W. Jones, Buffalo
Specs : 115x24x10, 252 t.
Date of loss : 1869, Jul 7
Place of loss : near Avon Pt., 18 miles W of Cleveland
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : light
Detail : She lost her way in heavy seas and poor visibility and went on the rocks, pounding to pieces a short time later. She had been engaged in the Cleveland to Buffalo petroleum trade.
Out of Detroit.
Also went ashore Jun 7, 1855 near the Grand R., Ont. Pulled off a week later by the U.S gunboat MICHIGAN.
Abandoned to her underwriters after wrecking in November, 1867.
Sources: nsp,hgl,mv,wl,rsl,mdwl

------------------------------------------------------ 2756
SIGNAL
Other names : none
Official no. : C103577
Type at loss : propeller, (wood), passenger & package freight
Build info : 1896, Collingwood Shipbuilding, Collingwood, Ont.
Specs : 82x16, 94 t.
Date of loss : 1905, Oct
Place of loss : Midland, Ont.
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : Burned at her dock, a total loss.
Sources: csv,slh

------------------------------------------------------ 2757
SILVER CLOUD
Other names : none
Official no. : 115025
Type at loss : scow-schooner, wood
Build info : 1869, Johnson, Sheboygan, WI
Specs : 79x22x6, 97g 92n
Date of loss : 1891, Jul 7
Place of loss : off Port Washington, WI
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 3
Carrying : wood
Detail : She capsized and foundered in a gale - some say she was overwhelmed by a white squall.
Possibly recovered. She was still on registry in 1894, though she was of low value and her loss my not have been reported officially..
Sources: polk,sagl,h,mv,wb,hgl,sb,eas

------------------------------------------------------ 2758
SILVER LAKE
Other names : none
Official no. : 116263
Type at loss : scow-schooner, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1889, Little Point Sauble, MI
Specs : 95x20x8, 111g 106n
Date of loss : 1900, May 28
Place of loss : 10 miles off Manitowoc, WI
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : collision
Loss of life : 1
Carrying : lumber
Detail : She was rammed and sunk by the carferry PERE MARQUETTE in fog. She hung by her rigging from the bow of the ferry until 3 of her crew scrambled aboard. The cook had perished in crash. She was cut away to sink, but a large portion of her drifted ashore near Racine, WI, Sep 16.
Owned by Nels Johnson of Racine
Wreck located in May, 1977
Sources: cfgl,h,lmdc,nsp,mpl

------------------------------------------------------
SILVER SPRAY - See also DOVER

------------------------------------------------------ 2759
SILVER SPRAY
Other names : none built as IDA, but renamed shortly after launch
Official no. : C none
Type at loss : sidewheel steamer, wood, passenger & package freight
Build info : 1864, Donaldson & Andrews, Port Dalhousie, Ont.
Specs : 134x17, 401gc 252nc
Date of loss : 1878, Mar 29
Place of loss : Owen Sound, Ont.
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : none
Carrying : none
Detail : She burned to a total loss at her dock while fitting out for the coming season.
Sunk by collision with prop COMET on L. St. Clair in 1869.
Sources: csv,polk,win,clu,slh,is,h,mmgl,hgl,st,rsl,mdwl

------------------------------------------------------ 2760
SILVER SPRAY
Other names : none
Official no. : 116261
Type at loss : propeller steam tug, wood, fishing
Build info : 1889, Buffalo as a passenger steamer
Specs : 84x17x5, 40g 28n
Date of loss : 1911, Apr 15
Place of loss : Off the harbor entrance at Cleveland
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : (storm)
Loss of life : 9 [all]
Carrying : none
Detail : Foundered with all hands.
Heavily damaged in drydock fire in 1903 at Buffalo.
Sources: mv,sol,ledc,nsp

------------------------------------------------------ 2761
SILVER SPRAY
Other names : built as BLOOMER GIRL, renamed in 1903
Official no. : 3679
Type at loss : propeller, wood, passenger & package freight
Build info : 1894, J.W. Collins, Ludington, MI
Specs : 109x22x8, 95g 64n
Date of loss : 1914, Jul 15
Place of loss : Morgan Shoal, Chicago Harbor
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : none
Carrying : 200 excursionists
Detail : She ran on the shoal while trying to land her passengers -mostly University of Chicago students - at Jackson Park, and stuck fast. Though USLS crews and several other boats tried to pull her off, she capsized and was later broken up by the action of waves.
Great Lakes Pilot records her as still on Morgan Shoal, though. Some sources erroneously say that she was recovered.
Sources: ns3,mv,glp,lmdc,mpl,wla,eas

------------------------------------------------------ 2762
SIMCOE
Other names : built as steamer MARY R. ROBERTSON, renamed in 1880
Official no. : C78023
Type at loss : propeller, wood, freighter
Build info : 1872, Hyslop & Ronold, Chatham, Ont. as passenger steamer
Specs : 140x26x11, 635gc 432nc
Date of loss : 1880, Nov 24
Place of loss : "Simcoe" Pt., Providence Bay, Manitoulin
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 16 of 21
Carrying : corn, gen'l freight
Detail : Bound Chicago for Collingwood, she sprang a leak while crossing Lake Huron and foundered after a struggle of many hours. Most of her crew drowned while trying to release her lifeboat. Wreckage had been coming ashore for a full week before it was known what happened to her.
Owned by Great Northern Transit Co., out of Collingwood
Rebuilt at Detroit after an 1872 fire near Skillagallee and again in 1880 after 1878 fire at Byng Inlet
Sources: csv,mmgl,nsp,slh,sol,h,lhdc,csv,win,hgl,es

------------------------------------------------------ 2763
SIMLA
Other names : none
Official no. : C112144
Type at loss : propeller, wood, bulk freight
Build info : 1901, Calvin Co., Garden Isl, Ont.
Specs : 226x35x15, 1028g 731n
Date of loss : 1926, Nov 19
Place of loss : Portsmouth, Ont.
Lake : Ontario
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : none
Detail : She was destroyed by fire at her layup dock. She was stripped late in 1926, then towed out and scuttled, Sep 6, 1927.
Major repairs in 1917
Sources: ns1,win,csv,ns3,mmgl,mpl

------------------------------------------------------ 2764
ROUSE SIMMONS
Other names : none
Official no. : 110087
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 3-mast
Build info : 1868, Allen, McClelland & Co., Milwaukee
Specs : 123x28x8, 205g 195n
Date of loss : 1912, Nov 26
Place of loss : off Kewaunee, WI
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 17 [all]
Carrying : Christmas trees
Detail : The famous "Christmas Tree Ship" was on her last trip of the season when she sailed out from Manistique, overloaded, into the teeth of a blizzard-gale. She had her regular crew plus about 10 lumberjacks aboard. She was overwhelmed and sunk off Kewaunee. She had been spotted, ice covered and in distress, farther to the north, and several boats, including one from C.G., had tried to find her.
Wreck located 1971 in 180' near Rawley Pt.
Sources: nsp,ns2,polk,is(1&2-70,2-72),gsgl,sol,mh,wm2,h,mv,mpl,eas,ts

------------------------------------------------------ 2765
WILLIAM H. SIMONS
Other names : ?
Official no. :
Type at loss : barge, wood (construction barge?)
Build info : 1919, Kingston, NY
Specs : 114 ft, 471 t.
Date of loss : 1933, Sep 16
Place of loss : SW of Thunder bay Isl., near Alpena, MI
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : Destroyed by an offshore fire.
Sources: stb,slh,eas

------------------------------------------------------ 2766
LUCIA A. SIMPSON
Other names : none
Official no. : 140097
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 3-mast
Build info : 1875, Rand & Burger, Manitowoc, WI
Specs : 127x28x9, 227g 216n
Date of loss : 1935, Dec 5
Place of loss : at Sturgeon Bay, WI
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : none
Carrying : none
Detail : She caught fire and was destroyed at her layup dock, where she had been tied for a couple of years. One of the last full-rigged schooners on the lakes, she had just completed her 60th season! (See also WAUKEGAN, PETOSKEY)
Major repair in 1883
Sources: ns3,polk,mv,sol,mpl,eas

------------------------------------------------------
W.H. SIMPSON - See MONARCH

------------------------------------------------------ 2767
SINGAPORE
Other names : none
Official no. : C77629
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1878, W. Power, Kingston, Ont.
Specs : 106x25x10, 196gc 186nc
Date of loss : 1904, Sep 15
Place of loss : S of Kincardine, Ont.
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : lumber
Detail : She was blown ashore and wrecked while at riding out a storm at anchor. Later pounded to pieces. Canadian Lifesavers rescued the captain, his family and his crew. Bound Tobermory for Kincardine.
Owned by her skipper, Capt. J. C. Sutherland, Goderich
Also sank near Marblehead, OH, in 1898.
In her early career she was known as the fastest schooner on the lakes.
Sources: polk,win,mmgl,slh,ns1,h,ledc,mpl,do,wmn

------------------------------------------------------
SIR CHARLES ADAM - See GENERAL PORTER

------------------------------------------------------
SIR TREVOR DAWSON - See WILLIAM C. MORELAND

------------------------------------------------------ 3344
SIR EDMUND W. HEAD
Other names : none
Official no. : C ?
Type at loss : bark, wood, 3-mast
Build info : 1856, L. Shickluna, St. Catharines Ont.
Specs : 338nc
Date of loss : 1870, Oct 30
Place of loss : 18 mi E of Erie, PA
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 4 of 6
Carrying : coal
Detail : Bound Cleveland for St. Catharines, she sprang a leak and became unmanageable. One man washed overboard as she was driven into the shallows. Three others drowned when her yawl capsized.
Hailed from St. Catharines
Major repair in 1864
Sources: nsp,hgl,osdo,rsl,rnc not in mmgl

------------------------------------------------------
SIR WILLIAM SIEMANS - See FRANK E. VIGOR

------------------------------------------------------ 2961
SIR S.L. TILLEY
Other names : later ADVANCE (see below)
Official no. : C88632
Type at loss : propeller, wood, bulk and package freighter
Build info : 1884, L. Shickluna, St. Catharines, Ont.
Specs : 168x35x15, 1178g 769n
Date of loss : 1899, Aug 26
Place of loss : 7 miles from Fairport, OH
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : general merch
Detail : She caught fire offshore and was destroyed. The hull was later recovered and used as the basis of the smaller steamer ADVANCE (qv), which went into service in Sep, 1900.
Out of St. Catharines
Sources: win,ns1,csvh,ledc,mmgl

------------------------------------------------------ 3051
SIR C.T. VAN STRAUBENZIE
Other names : also seen as C.T. VanSTAUBENZIE and variations
Official no. : C75632
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 3-mast
Build info : 1875, L. Shickluna, St. Catharines, Ont as a bark
Specs : 128x26x12, 317g/n
Date of loss : 1909, Sep 27
Place of loss : 8 mi off Long Point
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : collision
Loss of life : 4 [all]
Carrying : in ballast
Detail : She collided with the steamer CITY OF ERIE at night and sank quickly.
Built as a Lake Ontario "Timber drougher."
Stranded and declared total loss on Lake Superior Nov 15, 1883. Recovered the next year.
Sources: polk,mmgl,tfgl,ns1,h,win,mpl

------------------------------------------------------ 3412
SIR WILFRID - See P.W.D. 117

------------------------------------------------------ 2768
SISKAWIT
Other names : also seen as SISKOWIT
Official no. : none
Type at loss : schooner, wood, fur trader
Build info : 1840, LaPointe(?)
Specs : 50 t.
Date of loss : 1849, Dec 25
Place of loss : near mouth of Chocolay R., SE of Marquette
Lake : Superior
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : light
Detail : Driven onto a bar just offshore and wrecked. Those aboard had "kidnapped" her and her cargo at L'Anse a few days earlier
Also wrecked on Isle Royale, Oct 3, 1840. Salvaged by Capt. C. Stannard.
Sources: gwgl,irs,lss,is

------------------------------------------------------ 2769
SISKIWIT
Other names : none seen in one issue of mv as SISKINIT
Official no. : 115479
Type at loss : propeller steam tug, wood
Build info : 1877, Gibson, Buffalo
Specs : 37 t.
Date of loss : 1879, Dec 22
Place of loss : near Grand Marais, MN
Lake : Superior
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 1 of 10
Carrying : ?
Detail : She stranded on a reef offshore Dec 12. One person died when she sank while being towed in by the tug AMETHYST, which was almost lost as well. Her crew and a number of passengers spent several freezing days in the northwoods. SISKIWIT was later recovered, reportedly still later sold Canadian.
Sources: is,lss,mv

------------------------------------------------------ 2770
SITKA
Other names : none
Official no. : 116174
Type at loss : propeller, wood, bulk freight
Build info : 1887, F. Wheeler, W. Bay City hull# 32
Specs : 272x41x19, 1740g 1228n
Date of loss : 1904, Oct 9(4, 5 also given)
Place of loss : Au Sable Pt.,a few miles W of Grand Marais, MI
Lake : Superior
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : iron ore
Detail : Driven aground by gale, she was pounded to pieces by waves. Her crew made it to shore in her yawl.
Member of the Gilchrist Fleet
Sources: vbs,mv,ms,gwgl,lss,is,ns1,nsp,mpl

------------------------------------------------------ 2771
EDWARD E. SKEELE
Other names : built as schooner PAULINE, renamed JOHN MEE in 1867, last name in 1914
Official no. : 76264
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 3-mast
Build info : 1856, G. Barber, Manitowoc
Specs : 122x26x9, 199g 189n
Date of loss : 1921, Sep 25
Place of loss : Julia Bay of Manitoulin Isl.
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : She was driven on a reef and heavily pounded. Later slipped off into deep water.
She had one of the longest working lives of any wooden vessel - 65 years!
Rebuilt, 1881.
Wreck located in 1986.
It is reported that she had a different official number as PAULINE [19674].
Sources: polk,mv,ns3,eas,is,lhdc,mpl

------------------------------------------------------ 2772
R.J. SKIDMORE
Other names : none
Official no. : 21140
Type at loss : scow-schooner, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1856, H. Baker, Trenton, MI
Specs : 94x22x8, 107g 102n
Date of loss : 1885, Sep 21
Place of loss : off Gill's Dock, N of Leland, MI
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : lumber
Detail : She pulled away from the dock in an attempt to save herself from smashing against it in the storm. She came to anchor a few hundred yards out, but was driven ashore when her chains parted or her anchors slipped. She pounded to pieces near the beach.
Owned by H.J. Pauley of Chicago
Damaged in a collision with the schooner ARGO near Racine, WI, in Sep, 1873
Sources: mv,sb,nsp,hgl,bb,wl,rsl

------------------------------------------------------ 2773
THOMAS B. SKINNER
Other names : also seen as THOMAS S. SKINNER, T. S. SKINNER
Official no. : 24781
Type at loss : scow-schooner, wood
Build info : 1869, Dunford, Port Huron
Specs : 115x27x9, 195 gt
Date of loss : 1882, Nov 23
Place of loss : near Grand Haven, MI
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none of 8
Carrying : lumber
Detail : Bound Muskegon for Chicago, she stranded and wrecked near the harbor entrance when blown off course while trying to enterin a gale. Out of Muskegon.
Sources: phr,h,hgl,usls,wl

------------------------------------------------------
SKULD - See FRANCISCO MORAZAN

------------------------------------------------------ 4251
SKYLARK
Other names : ?
Official # : 22398
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1867, New Baltimore, Mich
Specs : 69 t.
Date of loss : 1871, Sep 1
Place of loss : near Port Stanley, Ont
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 2
Carrying : ?
Detail : Driven on a bar and sunk by a gale.
Out of New Baltimore.
Sources : nsp,rsl,mv,wl

------------------------------------------------------ 2774
SLIGO
Other names : built as PRINCE OF WALES, last name in 1874
Official no. : C72111
Type at loss : schooner-barge, wood*, bulk freight
Build info : 1860, L. Shickluna, St. Catharines, Ont. as bark
Specs : 143x26x14, 335gc 284nc
Date of loss : 1918, Sep 5
Place of loss : W end of Toronto Isl, off Toronto
Lake : Ontario
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : stone
Detail : She struck bottom and sank in thunderstorm after being lost from her tug, the NEW YORK.
*partially iron-framed
Registered out of Toronto.
Also heavily damaged in a wreck on L Huron in 1880.
Converted from a bark to a schooner and rebuilt in 1874. Converted from a 3-mast schooner to schooner-barge in 1893. Also rebuilt in 1880.
Sources: ns2,polk,is,hgl,mmgl,h,win,mpl,do

------------------------------------------------------ 2775
GEORGE B. SLOAN
Other names : also seen as GEORGE B. SLOANE
Official no. : 85288
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 3-mast
Build info : 1873, A. Miller, Oswego, NY
Specs : 138x26x11, 314g [142 ft overall]
Date of loss : 1885, Oct 30
Place of loss : harbor entrance at Oswego, NY
Lake : Ontario
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 1
Carrying : light*
Detail : She was caught by a NE storm while trying to make the harbor after dark in a 60-mph gale under reefed sails. She was driven on the breakwater and ground to pieces quickly on the side of a stone pier. Bound Ogdensburg for Oswego. The cook was drowned when she went back for her satchel, but the rest of the crew was able to make it to the pier unaided.
Out of Oswego, owned by Capt. Thos. Martin.
*also described as wheat.
major repair, 1881
Sources: is,polk,mv,osdo,nsp,h,hgl,usls,rp,es

------------------------------------------------------
JOSEPH T. SLOAT - See J.J. CARROLL II

------------------------------------------------------ 2776
SMITH
Other names : built as ALBERT J. WRIGHT, renamed 1919
Official no. : C138371
Type at loss : propeller tug, wood, oil screw
Build info : 1881, Buffalo [US# 105993]
Specs : 120x22x10, 218 t.
Date of loss : 1930, Oct 24
Place of loss : 4 mi off SE tip of Long Pt.
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : Foundered in a gale.
Sold Canadian, 1919.
reg out of Montreal
Sources: csv,win,mmgl,h,ledc,h,eas

------------------------------------------------------ 2777
SMITH & POST
Other names : none
Official no. : 23527
Type at loss : schooner, wood, lightship
Build info : 1866, J Potter, Oakville, Ont.
Specs : 117x26x10, 212g 201n
Date of loss : 1901, Aug 18
Place of loss : Southeast Shoal
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : none
Carrying : none
Detail : She had been leased by a private firm as temporary lightship on the shoal. She caught fire while on station, and was destroyed rapidly when the blaze reached her highly flammable illuminating oils. She burned to the waterline and sank. The wreck was later dynamited to flatten it.
Sold American before 1894
Rebuilt, 1882
Sources: mv,hgl,polk,nsp,ns1,ledc,mpl

------------------------------------------------------ 2778
ABRAM SMITH
Other names : none
Official no. : 106923
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1892, J.H. Ihnken, Algonac, MI
Specs : 147x30x11, 373g 354n
Date of loss : 1906, Oct 8
Place of loss : Great Duck Island, W of Manitoulin
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : lumber
Detail : Tow of steamer LANGELL BOYS(qv), she was driven ashore and pounded to pieces while sheltering from a storm. LANGELL BOYS rescued her crew.
Newspapers erroneously reported that she wrecked near Alpena
Sources: mw,phr,mv,eas,modoc,ns1,mpl

------------------------------------------------------ 2779
ANNA SMITH
Other names : none
Official no. : 105276
Type at loss : propeller, wood, bulk freight "steambarge"
Build info : 1873, J. Navagh at Abram Smith shipyard, Algonac, MI
Specs : 179x33x14, 636g 519n
Date of loss : 1889, Nov 27
Place of loss : 7 mi. below Cheboygan, MI, lighthouse
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 1
Carrying : coal
Detail : She was driven ashore by gale and broken up by wave action. She had been bound for Milwaukee towing the schooner RED WING, where she was to go into winter quarters. One crewman drowned in a solo attempt to make it ashore on a hatch cover - the rest were rescued by the tug CLAYT. The wreck burned to the water's edge Nov 30. Location also given as near Charlevoix.
Owned by Parker Bros.and others of Detroit, total loss of $47,000.
major repair in 1877, 1879
Sources: phr,mv,nsp,slh,h,lhdc,wb,hgl,sb,ssm,mpl

------------------------------------------------------ 2780
ELLA M. SMITH
Other names : none
Official no. : 135262
Type at loss : propeller steam tug, wood
Build info : 1876, Williams, Algonac, MI
Specs : 88x20x9, 152g 119n
Date of loss : 1895*
Place of loss : French River, Ont., Georgian Bay
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : unreported
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : none
Detail : Sunk, no detail.
*probably fall
major repair in 1884
Sources: phr,slh,mv

------------------------------------------------------ 2781
FLORENCE M. SMITH
Other names : none
Official no. : 120796
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1884, Charlevoix, MI
Specs : 73x19x7, 61g 58n
Date of loss : 1897, Nov
Place of loss : at South Haven, MI
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : Collided with a pier in the harbor and sank.
Sources: mv,lmdc,hgl

------------------------------------------------------
SMITH - See also GOV. SMITH

------------------------------------------------------
CHARLIE O. SMITH - See BETTY L

------------------------------------------------------
EDWARD SMITH - See ZILLAH

------------------------------------------------------
FRANCES SMITH - See BALTIC

------------------------------------------------------ 2783
H.P. SMITH
Other names : none
Official no. : 11860
Type at loss : propeller steam tug, wood
Build info : 1864, Hitchcock, Buffalo
Specs : 63x14x9, 37g
Date of loss : 1872, May 14
Place of loss : Saginaw River
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : none
Detail : She burned and sank.
Owned by D. Shoemaker, Wenona, MI
Sources: nsp,phr,mv,eas,slh,lhl,hgl,rsl

------------------------------------------------------ 2784
HENRY B. SMITH
Other names : none
Official no. : 203143
Type at loss : propeller, wood, bulk freight
Build info : 1906, American Shipbuilding, Lorain, OH hull# 343
Specs : 525x55x31, 6631g 5229n
Date of loss : 1913, Nov 10
Place of loss : north of Marquette, MI, exact loc. unknown
Lake : Superior
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 25 [all]
Carrying : iron ore
Detail : She went missing in the "Big Storm" of 1913, probably simply overwhelmed by some of the largest waves of the century.
Sources: eas,mv,mpl, many others

------------------------------------------------------ 2785
HURLBUT W. SMITH
Other names : none
Official no. : 96669
Type at loss : propeller, steel, bulk freight*
Build info : 1903, American Ship Building, Lorain, OH hull# 322
Specs : 414x50x28, 4662g 3415n
Date of loss : 1958, Aug**
Place of loss : near Little Current, Ont., NE Georgian Bay
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : stranded
Loss of life : none
Carrying : ?
Detail : She went on rocks and was so heavily damaged that she was declared a constructive total loss. Scrapped that fall.
*mvus says she was a passenger steamer early in her career.
**date also given as October
Sources: ns5,mv,a&f,is,h

------------------------------------------------------ 2786
J.A. SMITH
Other names : none
Official no. : 45966
Type at loss : scow-schooner, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1871, T. Arnold, Algonac
Specs : 138x26x9, 255g 242n
Date of loss : 1887, Sep 8
Place of loss : off Station Pt., Straits of Mackinac
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 1
Carrying : cedar posts, RR ties
Detail : She was left at anchor by the steamer MATTAWAN, which went to Charlevoix for coal, along with the schooner ANGLO-SAXON. Both were sunk in the storm which followed. Her skipper was killed
by an unsecured steam pump during a salvage attempt and the hull burned to the waterline some years later. Bound Cockburn Isl. for Chicago. Out of Detroit.
Sources: ssm,phr,mv,nsp,slh,hgl,
es3-1,

------------------------------------------------------ 2787
JESSE SMITH
Other names : none also seen as JESSIE SMITH
Official no. : none
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1832, French Creek, NY - maybe rebuilt at Detroit, 1843
Specs : 80x19x117 t.
Date of loss : 1848
Place of loss : unreported
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : unreported
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : "Lost."
Sources: hgl,wl

------------------------------------------------------ 2788
JOE SMITH
Other names : built as THE MOOSE
Official no. : C138862
Type at loss : propeller, wood, passenger & package freight [US#203947]
Build info : 1907, Superior, WI
Specs : 82x20x11, 145t [US: 98g 52n]
Date of loss : 1926, May 22
Place of loss : Amethyst Harbor, Ont.
Lake : Superior
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : none
Carrying : none
Detail : Burned to a total loss while at anchor. Her owner was nearby checking the beach for gravel hauling possibilities. The wreck is still on the site.
Sold Canadian in 1923.
Reg. out of Port Arthur, Ont.
Sources: csv,mmgl,win,mpl,mv,rf

------------------------------------------------------ 3875
JULIA SMITH
Other names : none built on the hull of the old steamer GEO. HAMILTON
Official no. : 12979
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1847, A.F. Locke, Saginaw, MI
Specs : 80x19x7, 94 t.
Date of loss : 1881, Nov 27
Place of loss : near Ahnapee, WI
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : cordwood
Detail : Driven ashore and pounded to pieces by a gale. Out of Kenosha.
Also grounded in a gale near Goderich, Ont., in November, 1864.
Rebuilt in 1870.
Sources: vbs,hgl,mv,wl,nsp

------------------------------------------------------
LILLIE SMITH - See LINCOLN

------------------------------------------------------ 2789
PETER SMITH
Other names : built as C.S.N. ADA, renamed in 1878
Official no. : 150133
Type at loss : propeller steam tug, wood (iron?)
Build info : 1863, Glasgow, Scot.
Specs : 116x18x10, 161g 109n
Date of loss : 1884, Apr 6
Place of loss : Off Vermilion Harbor, OH (or off Lorain, OH)
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : explosion
Loss of life : 3
Carrying : none barges in tow
Detail : Bound for Toledo, she was sunk by a boiler explosion and declared a total loss, but later raised (perhaps years later).
Lasted on the lakes at least until 1895, then returned to the East Coast and lasted until 1940.
Major repairs in 1878 and 81
Another tug of this name was built at Cleveland in 1855 [US#19683].
Sources: phr,polk,hgl,mv,h,usls,mv,es

------------------------------------------------------ 2790
SARAH SMITH
Other names : none
Official no. : 115920
Type at loss : propeller steam tug, wood
Build info : 1883, F. Wheeler, W. Bay City hull# 17
Specs : 75x17x5, 46g 31n
Date of loss : 1908, Aug 18
Place of loss : off Minnesota Pt., near Duluth
Lake : Superior
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : none of 6
Carrying : none
Detail : She caught fire from an overheated stove and burned to a total loss, then sank. She had been lying at anchor off the point at the time. One source says she was recovered.
Sources: vbs,gwgl,sbs,h,mv,lss

------------------------------------------------------ 2791
SIDNEY E. SMITH
Other names : built as WILLIAM P. PALMER, renamed MAX BROAD in 1929, last name in 1934.
Official no. : 81705
Type at loss : propeller, steel, bulk freight
Build info : 1900, American Ship Building, Cleveland hull# 400
Specs : 242x42x27, 2293g 1609n
Date of loss : 1936, Nov 17
Place of loss : near Fairport Harbor, OH
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : coal
Detail : Driven ashore by a gale, a constructive total loss. The cargo was recovered, but vessel was scrapped.
Sources: ns4,mv

------------------------------------------------------ 2792
SIDNEY E. SMITH, Jr.
Other names : built as W.K. BIXBY, renamed J.L. REISS in 1920, last name in 1972
Official no. : 202875
Type at loss : propeller, steel, bulk freight self-unloader
Build info : 1906, Detroit Shipbuilding, Wyandotte hull# 161
Specs : 480x52x30, 5712gt 4407nt
Date of loss : 1972, Jun 21 (June 5 also given)
Place of loss : off Port Huron, MI
Lake : St Clair R
Type of loss : collision
Loss of life : none
Carrying : light
Detail : She collided with the steamer PARKER EVANS, broke in two and sank. The hulk was later removed, the cabins being scrapped and the hull being towed to Sarnia, where it is still in use as a dock facing.
Converted to self-unloader at Manitowoc, 1933
Sources: ns5,mv,is(3&4-72),sol,mpl,sm

------------------------------------------------------ 2793
SOPHIA SMITH
Other names : none
Official no. : 22271
Type at loss : schooner-barge, wood
Build info : 1855, Bidwell & Banta, Buffalo, as a schooner
Specs : 269 g
Date of loss : 1875, Sep 9
Place of loss : near Pte Aux Barques
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : light
Detail : She was the last barge in a
six-barge tow of the prop MAYFLOWER which was struck by a north’r. Four* of the vessels, including SMITH, broke loose. She was driven high up onto the rocky shore by the storm, but her crew was able to escape safely, and camped overnight at the local picnic ground. The vessel was later abandoned. She was the only empty barge in the tow because she was in such poor condition that it was considered unsafe for her to carry any load.
*The other loose barges were E.S. Gould, T. P. Sheldon and Merrimac.
Ashore near Pt. Mouilee, Mich., in Nov, 1874. Recovered in the summer of 1875 after a long and difficult salvage effort.
Sources: hgl,mv,nsp,es,rsl

------------------------------------------------------ 2794
THOMAS H. SMITH
Other names : none
Official no. : 145284
Type at loss : propeller steam tug, wood
Build info : 1881, Rand & Burger, Manitowoc, WI
Specs : 130x28x11, 281g 198n
Date of loss : 1893, Nov 11
Place of loss : 5 mi NE of Racine, WI
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : collision/explosion
Loss of life : none
Carrying : none
Detail : She collided in fog with the big steamer ARTHUR ORR and began to sink. As cold water hit her boiler, it exploded and destroyed the tug.
Sources: polk,hgl,mv,lmdc,wb,mpl

------------------------------------------------------ 2795
KITTY SMOKE
Other names : none also seen as KITTIE SMOKE
Official no. : 14254
Type at loss : propeller steam tug, wood
Build info : 1868, Hanson, Manitowoc
Specs : 67x19x7, 75g 41n
Date of loss : 1889, Nov 28
Place of loss : mouth of Saginaw R.
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life :
none
Carrying : none
Detail : Burned to a total loss -
she was ashore at the time and her crew escaped easily.
Reboilered in June, 1889.
Sources: phr,polk,mv,slh,lhl,nsp,wl,
jb

------------------------------------------------------ 2722
CALVIN SNELL
Other names : also seen as C. SNELL
Official no. : US none
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1857, Joel Norton, Richmond, OH
Specs : 122x26x10, 278 t.
Date of loss : 1858, May 28
Place of loss : 25 mi from Presqu'ile, Ont.
Lake : Ontario
Type of loss : hull failure
Loss of life : none
Cargo : 70 t. stone (shown as ballast)
Detail : Bound Kingston, Ont., for Welland Canal, she sprung a leak and sank. Her crew escaped in her smallboat. Document surrendered in 1858 due to "loss of vessel."
out of Fairport, owned by Solomon Snell, Painesville
Sources: nsp,wl

------------------------------------------------------ 2796
SNOW DROP
Other names : none
Official no. : 22377
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 3-mast
Build info : 1853, Lent, Conneaut, OH
Specs : 126x25x8, 190g 181n
Date of loss : 1892, Apr 30
Place of loss : North Point, near Milwaukee
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : cedar posts
Detail : She was stranded and destroyed in a gale.
Major repair in 1861
Sources: phr,polk,mv,slh,h,osdo,hgl,bb,rsl

------------------------------------------------------ 2797
SNOWBIRD
Other names : built as MINNIE PROCTOR, renamed in 1875
Official no. : C72991
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1862, Proctor, Presqu'ile, Ont. (MAYBE rebuilt in this year)
Specs : 77x18x7, 87g 82n
Date of loss : 1880, Nov 12
Place of loss : Oswego, NY
Lake : Ontario
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none of 5
Carrying : lumber
Detail : She was unable to enter the harbor due to a storm, so she signaled for tug assistance. The tug WHEELER picked her up, but her towline broke and she drove into the shallows. The Lifesaving Service crew took her crew off when she appeared to be breaking up. A $3,000 loss, she was abandoned to underwriters, who sold her off the beach for $500, and was later recovered.
Out of Toronto
Ashore at Oakville, Ont. and declared a total loss in 1868.
Abandoned in Toronto harbor and fell apart about 1905
Sources: win,hgl,polk,mmgl,tfgl,nsp,osdo,clu,usls,dmt

------------------------------------------------------ 4039
DICK SOMERS
Other names : none
Official no. : 6436
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1863, Wolf & Lawrence, Milwaukee
Specs : 332 t. (or 132 t.)
Date of loss : 1877, a few days before Nov 25
Place of loss : on Poverty Island
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : (none)
Cargo : iron ore [650 tons worth $3,300]
Detail : Driven ashore and reported by her skipper as a total loss. She had been upbound for Chicago or St. Joseph from Escanaba. Owned by Weinert & Meyers of Chicago. Most of her cargo was salvaged by Church & Hill of Chicago in the fall of 1878.
Sources: nsp,mv,rsl,wl not hgl

------------------------------------------------------ 3624
SOMERSET
Other names : none
Official no. : 57384
Type at loss : schooner-barge, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1847, Crockett, Oswego, NY as a schooner
Specs : 88x18x8, 95 t.
Date of loss : 1872, May 11
Place of loss : off Monroe, Mich
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : collision
Loss of life : none
Carrying : lumber
Detail : While downbound from the Saginaw River in a five-barge tow of the tug ZOUAVE, she collided with her towmate WOLVERINE, broke up and sank. Document surrendered at Port Huron 1/14/1878, annotated "wrecked at Toledo, 1873."
Owned by White & Carvett, Bay City.
Also ashore and wrecked near Erie, PA, in the fall of 1853.
Rig changed from schooner to barge in 1867.
Sources: phr,hgl,nsp,wl,rsl,nsp

------------------------------------------------------ 2798
SON & HEIR
Other names : none
Official no. : C
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1857, M. Simpson, Oakville, Ont.
Specs : 200 t.
Date of loss : 1869, Nov
Place of loss : Winfield (Wingfield?) Point, Georgian Bay
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : stranded
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : Foundered, no detail. She is still listed on an 1871 insurance list - may have been recovered.
Sources: hgl,slh,clu,rsl,wl,mdwl

------------------------------------------------------ 2799
ROSA SONSMITH
Other names : none
Official no. : 110517
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 3-mast
Build info : 1882, T. Arnold, E. Saginaw, MI
Specs : 181x33x12, 766g 738n
Date of loss : 1900, Nov 5
Place of loss : near Ashtabula, OH
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : iron ore
Detail : While being towed into port, she broke her towline from a harbor tug and was driven aground 300 ft from the pier. The crew was rescued by tug KUNKLE BROS. The schooner broke up the next day.
Owned by L.P. Mason of Saginaw.
Sources: ns1,phr,mv,vbs,nsp,mpl

------------------------------------------------------ 3922
SOPHIA
Other names : none
Official no. : none
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1818, Sacket’s Harbor
Specs : 49 t.
Date of loss : 1827 or 28, Aug 22
Place of loss : 6 mi E of Big Sodus Bay and 4 miles offshore
Lake : Ontario
Type of loss : storm/hull failure
Loss of life : 2 of 3
Carrying : corn
Detail : She was bound Pultneyville for Oswego, NY in heavy weather when she suddenly became hard to handle. A great leak was discovered and before anything could be done about it she went down. All three crew came to the surface, but only the captain [the famous H.N. Throop] was able to swim the 4 miles to shore. Information on the wreck came from a letter he wrote in 1877.
She was probably the former steamer of this name, reported abandoned, but rebuilt to a schooner in 1822.
Sources: rp,osdo

------------------------------------------------------ 2800
SOPHIA
Other names : none
Official no. : none
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1844, R. Gaskin, Windsor, Ont.
Specs : 82x18x8, 104 t.
Date of loss : 1854, Oct 10
Place of loss : Club Isl., NE of mouth of Georgian Bay
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : flour, potash, fish
Detail : She was driven ashore by a gale and wrecked.
Converted to steamer during her career, then back to schooner.
Owned by Stephens Bros., Owen Sound
Sources: hgl,slh,is,nsp

------------------------------------------------------ 3833
SOREL
Other names : none
Official no. : C none
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1849, D. & J. McCarthy, Sorel, PQ
Specs : 108x22x9, 196 t.
Date of loss : 1861, Nov 16
Place of loss : about 12 mi W of Oswego, NY
Lake : Ontario
Type of loss : (storm)
Loss of life : none
Carrying : lumber
Detail : Inbound for Oswego from Whitby, Ont., she was unable to locate Oswego harbor - her skipper said the Oswego light was not lit. She later went ashore in heavy weather and became a total wreck.
Rebuilt in the winter of 1852-3
Sources: hgl,mmgl,rnc

------------------------------------------------------ 2801
SOUTH AMERICA
Other names : none also seen as SOUTH AMERICAN
Official no. : none
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1841, Vermilion, OH
Specs : 100 t.
Date of loss : 1843, Oct 15
Place of loss : Between Buffalo & Toledo
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 6 [all]
Carrying : salt
Detail : Left Buffalo on the 14th and was never seen again. Disappeared, probably in a squall, without a trace. Sailors considered her to be a "ghost ship" and she was reported seen on many occasions after the accident.
Sources: hgl,is(2-69),wm2,nsp

------------------------------------------------------ 2806
SOUTH EASTERN
Other names : rebuilt as INTERNATIONAL. Also seen as SOUTHEASTERN
Official no. : C80690
Type at loss : propeller, wood, carferry
Build info : 1881, A. Cantin, Montreal
Specs : 182x30x10, 395gc 269nc
Date of loss : 1897, Jun
Place of loss : at Prescott, Ont.
Lake : Ontario
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : none
Carrying : none
Detail : She caught fire and her upperworks were burned off and hull heavily damaged. She was declared a total loss, but was later rebuilt to the carferry INTERNATIONAL.
Rebuilt to a barge in 1908.
Sources: csv,sol,mmgl,hgl

------------------------------------------------------ 2802
SOUTH HAVEN
Other names : none
Official no. : 23495
Type at loss : scow-schooner, wood
Build info : 1866, Eastman, South Haven, MI (1867?)
Specs : 99 ft, 120g 114n
Date of loss : 1886, Nov 18
Place of loss : 3 mi S of Port Sheldon, near Muskegon, MI
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : ?
Detail : She was driven on the beach and wrecked. Though her crew stayed aboard with the vessel tied to a tree for several days, she eventually became a total loss.
Owned by a Mr. Munger of Chicago.
Damaged in another accident in 1869.
Sources: hgl,mv,nsp,h,lmdc,mpl

------------------------------------------------------
SOUTH PARK - See METEOR

------------------------------------------------------
SOUTH SHORE - See also ORA ENDRESS

------------------------------------------------------ 2803
SOUTH SHORE
Other names : built as ROBERT E. BURKE, renamed before 1910
Official no. : 111257
Type at loss : propeller, wood, pass. & pkg freight "coaster"
Build info : 1899, Manitowoc, WI
Specs : 84x21x6, 73g 49n
Date of loss : 1912, Nov 24
Place of loss : 7 mi W of Grand Marais, MI
Lake : Superior
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : general frt, pass.
Detail : She split her seams in a heavy gale. She was run to shore but sank just short and broke up in place. The Lifesaving Service from Grand Marais saved her 9 crew and 4 passengers.
Compare with entry for ORA ENDRESS.
Sources: mv,ms,sol,nsp,lss,mpl,eas

------------------------------------------------------ 3531
SOUTH WEST
Other names : none also seen as SOUTHWEST
Official no. : 22359
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1866, Pierson, Ogdensburg, NY
Specs : 137x26x11, 292g 277n
Date of loss : 1898, Sep 18
Place of loss : SE of Huron Isls.
Lake : Superior
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying :
Detail : She struck buttom in heavy waves, fog and smoke. Her crew abandoned in her yawl when she began to sink. The wreck has been known for a long time was only positivly identified as SOUTH WEST by divers in 1995.
Ashore on North Manitou, Lake Michigan, in November of 1869 and declared a total loss, but later recovered.
Rebuilt 1877 and 82
Sources: nsp,lss,mv,polk,hgl,df

------------------------------------------------------ 2805
SOUTHAMPTON
Other names : none
Official no. : C80878
Type at loss : schooner-barge, wood, 3-mast
Build info : 1861, Roney, Garden Isl., Ont. as a bark
Specs : 135x24x12, 345gc 319nc
Date of loss : 1904, Oct 28
Place of loss : Sarnia Bay, just N of Sarnia
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : lumber
Detail : Driven aground and wrecked. Her remains were later removed.
She was built for the lumber trade between the upper and lower lakes, but the first time she tried to traverse the Welland Canal, she was found to be a little too wide, so her flanks were "hewed down to the proper dimensions so that she would fit."
Sources: hgl,polk,ns1,mmgl,nsp

------------------------------------------------------ 2804
SOUTHERNER
Other names : none
Official no. : none
Type at loss : sidewheel steamer, wood, passenger & pkg freight
Build info : 1847, A Keating, Monroe, MI
Specs : 176x28x12, 550 t.
Date of loss : 1853, Oct 28 (year also given in error as 1863)
Place of loss : just W of Ashtabula
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : hogs and flour
Detail : Bound for Buffalo in a gale, she turned back for Conneaut, but then tried to put in at Ashtabula. She struck a crib and broke her back near the harbor entrance, then drifted ashore and became a total loss. Her rotting hulk was reportedly still visible from well out in the lake in 1871.
Owned by A. Curry of Cleveland
Sources: lhl,www,hgl,nsp,mpl,eas

------------------------------------------------------
SOUTHWEST - See SOUTH WEST

------------------------------------------------------ 2807
SOUTHWESTERN
Other names : ?
Official no. : none
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : ?
Specs : ?
Date of loss : 1850
Place of loss : near Pte Aux Barques, MI
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : collision
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : Collided with unnamed vessel and sank.
Sources: slh not in mmgl

------------------------------------------------------ 2808
SOUVENIR
Other names : none
Official no. : 22579
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 3-mast
Build info : 1854, Filkins, Milwaukee, WI
Specs : 89x21x6, 87 t.
Date of loss : 1872, Nov 26
Place of loss : near Ludington, MI
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 6
Carrying : shingles
Detail : She was driven into a bar by a storm and wrecked. She was declared total loss and reported in the papers as broken up, but later recovered and extensivly rebuilt.
Document surrendered at Port Huron Aug 28, 1894, annotated "wrecked."
Rebuilt and lengthened at Pentwater, MI, in 1868.
Sources: hgl,polk,mv,h,phr,nsp

------------------------------------------------------ 3834
SOVEREIGN
Other names : none
Official no. : C none
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1838, Niagara Harbour & Dock Co., Niagara, Ont.
Specs : 83x21x8, 118 t.
Date of loss : 1853, Sep (19)
Place of loss : unreported
Lake : Ontario
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : all hands
Carrying : ?
Detail : Foundered in a gale.
Sources: nsp,mmgl

------------------------------------------------------ 2809
SOVEREIGN
Other names : none
Official no. : C96841
Type at loss : propeller, wood, passenger & package freight
Build info : 1873, L. Shickluna, St. Catharines, Ont.
Specs : 143x26x12, 684 t.
Date of loss : 1891, Oct 25*
Place of loss : 12 mi SW of Lamb Island Light
Lake : Superior
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 6 (none)
Carrying : grain
Detail : She was overwhelmed and foundered in a storm after releasing her consorts.
*Canadian documents say she was lost Mar 24, 92, all others give this date.
Owned by P. Kerwin, Sarnia, Ont., who was her skipper.
Rebuilt, 1877; rebuilt, 1891
Sources: csv,polk,win,hgl,mmgl,clu,gwgl,is,lss,wb,sb,mpl,eas,pdw,
es

------------------------------------------------------ 2810
SOVEREIGN OF THE LAKES*
Other names : hull later used to build MONTMORENCY(qv)
Official no. : none
Type at loss : bark, wood, 3-mast
Build info : 1853, J. Oades, Clayton, NY
Specs : 135 t. (maybe 135 feet, 380 t.)
Date of loss : 1865
Place of loss : unreported
Lake : (Huron)
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : Almost completely destroyed by fire.
Heavily damaged in grounding in Detroit R. in 1855.
*at the time of her launch and in some later articles of 1853 she is called SOVEREIGN OF THE SEAS. She may have had a name change or this may just be misreporting.
Sources: hgl,ns1,nsp,rsl

------------------------------------------------------ 2811
CHARLES SPADEMAN
Other names : none
Official no. : 125158
Type at loss : schooner-barge, wood
Build info : 1873, J. Rice, Marine City, MI
Specs : 134x26x11, 307g 291n
Date of loss : 1909, Dec 10
Place of loss : 1.5 miles WSW of Put-in-Bay
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : ice
Loss of life : none
Carrying : (lumber)
Detail : Tow of steamer HURON CITY, she was holed by an ice floe and sank. Her crew was taken off by HURON CITY.
Sunk in a collision with the steamer R.E. BUNSEN on the St. Clair River in July, 1903, and sunk.
She stuck in ice and her hull heavily stressed, Dec., 1904. Used only intermittently after that date.
Sources: phr,mv,nsp,letter,sol,ns1,mpl

------------------------------------------------------ 2812
GUY SPANGLER
Other names : ?
Official no. : ?
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : ?
Specs : ?
Date of loss : 1876(ca)
Place of loss : near Glen Arbor, MI
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : (storm)
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : grain
Detail : Downbound, she went ashore and was broken up in a gale.
Not in '69 mvus, maybe erroneous reporting of KYLE SPANGLER
Sources: nb,smi,

------------------------------------------------------ 2813
KYLE SPANGLER
Other names : also seen in error as CUYLER SPANGLER
Official no. : none
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1856, Lafrinier & Stephenson, Black R., OH
Specs : 131x33x12 ft, 350 t.
Date of loss : 1860, Nov 7
Place of loss : 6 mi S of Middle Isl.
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : collision
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : The upbound schooner collided with the downbound schooner RACINE and sank. The RACINE went down also, but was raised by the wrecking tug OSWEGO.
Ashore and thought to be a total loss on S. Manitou, Lake Michigan, in late November of 1857. Sprang a leak in heavy weather and put on the beach to save her. Pulled off the next May by Capt. Dill.
Hgl says she was lost on the Atlantic, in error.
Sources: slh,stb,hgl,nsp,wl

------------------------------------------------------ 3835
SPANKER
Other names : none
Official no. : 57281
Type at loss : scow-schooner, wood
Build info : 1865, Gibraltar, MI
Specs : 52 t.
Date of loss : 1869, Nov 22
Place of loss : near Centreville, WI
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : lumber
Detail : She drove ashore in a gale and was pounded to pieces so rapidly that her crew barely escaped with their lives.
Out of Milwaukee
Sources: nsp,hgl,mv,mdwl

------------------------------------------------------
SPARTA - See also DAVID W. MILLS

------------------------------------------------------ 2814
SPARTA
Other names : built as FRANK W. HART renamed in 1929
Official no. : 121219
Type at loss : propeller, steel, bulk freight
Build info : 1902, American Ship Building, Lorain, OH hull #313
Specs : 380x50x28, 4307g 3370n
Date of loss : 1940, Nov 5
Place of loss : Mosquito Beach, 14 mi from Munising, MI
Lake : Superior
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : iron ore
Detail : She was driven ashore by a gale and broke her back. Partially scrapped in place, the remains of her hull was later towed to Sturgeon Bay, WI for use as a drydock.
Sources: mv,ns4,rkr,ms,gwgl,lss,is,mpl,eas

------------------------------------------------------ 2815
SPARTAN
Other names : renamed BELLEVILLE in 1905
Official no. : C122070**
Type at loss : sidewheel steamer, iron, passenger & package freight
Build info : 1864, E. Gilbert, Montreal*
Specs : 176x28x11, 1233gc 607nc
Date of loss : 1883, Jun
Place of loss : Caribou Isl.
Lake : Superior
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : ?
Detail : She was stranded and wrecked and declared a total loss, but was later recovered.
Owned by Richelieu & Ontario Navigation Co.
*Reportedly prefabricated in Scotland, assembled in Montreal
**given first official number in 1905 at rebuild. Also rebuilt in 1896 (lengthened 24') and 1920. Broken up, 1922.
Sources: (csv),gwgl,lss,mv,mmgl

------------------------------------------------------ 2816
J.M. SPAULDING
Other names : none
Official no. : 75796
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1875, Manhattan, OH
Specs : 89x22x6, 72g 68n
Date of loss : 1905, Nov 28
Place of loss : 3 mi above Ft. Gratiot, S end of lake
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : ?
Detail : She stranded and pounded to pieces. Her 4-man crew escaped in the yawl.
Sources: mv,slh,nsp,phr

------------------------------------------------------ 2817
M.B. SPAULDING
Other names : none
Official no. : 16327
Type at loss : barge, wood
Build info : 1849, Jones & Bagnall, Buffalo as a propeller
Specs : 140x26x13, 368 t.
Date of loss : 1879, May 10
Place of loss : near Port Burwell, Ont.
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : Upbound in tow of the tug MAYFLOWER with three other barges, she was assaulted by a gale. The tow was broken up and the SPAULDING foundered in 12 feet of water. Despite the efforts of the powerful Canadian wrecker PRINCE ALFRED, she became a total loss and went to pieces over the summer.
Sunk following a collision with the bark LOTTIE WOLF (qv) near Harrisville, MI, May 1869. $6000 damage.
Burned and sank near Forester, MI, L. Huron, in June, 1860. An $11,000 loss, she was recovered, sold for $500 and rebuilt from a propeller to a barge at Marine City in 1863.
Capsized and sank at Toledo in 1853 or 4 when her cargo of cattle stampeded.
Sunk off Erie, PA in Aug, 1850.
Rebuilt by Hitchcock at Buffalo in 1857.
Sources: mv,phr,slh,lhl,nsp,hgl,mpl,es,rsl,mdwl,eas

------------------------------------------------------ 2818
F.V. SPECHT
Other names : none
Official no. : C80579
Type at loss : scow-schooner, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1857, Ferdinand Specht, Mt. Clemens, MI US#9211
Specs : 62x19x4, 55g 55n
Date of loss : 1888, Oct 24
Place of loss : 2 mi below Windsor
Lake : Detroit R
Type of loss : "sank"
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : No detail - probably a collision.
Sold Canadian, 1884. Out of Windsor.
Sources: mv,h,win,mmgl,wl

------------------------------------------------------ 2819
SPECULAR
Other names : none
Official no. : 115876
Type at loss : propeller, wood, bulk freight
Build info : 1882, Presley, Cleveland
Specs : 264x35x20, 1742g 1439n
Date of loss : 1900, Aug 22
Place of loss : Pelee Passage, a few mi W of SE Shoal
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : collision
Loss of life : none of 18
Carrying : iron ore
Detail : She was a "hit & run" victim by the steamer DENVER and sank in 6 min. 15 of her crew abandoned in her yawl, while 5 others were plucked from rigging. Salvagers worked on her continuously until they gave her up Sep 28. Wreck lies 3.16 mi SE from Pelee Passage light.
Owned by Republic Iron Co. of Cleveland.
Sources: mv,nsp,glp,gsgl,ns1,ledc,mpl

------------------------------------------------------ 4067
SPEED
Other names : none
Official no. : none
Type at loss : scow-schooner, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1857, R. Granger, Detroit
Specs : 69x20x3, 41 g, 36 n.
Date of loss : 1864, Sep 21
Place of loss : off Harrisville, MI
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : light
Detail : She had arrived off Harrisville to pick up a load of lumber and was riding out a storm at anchor when her two chains parted and she was driven on the beach. She broke up quickly, a total l oss.
Owned by Augustus Day, Detroit. Valued at about $1,000.
Built as a "river scow."
Sources: rsl,nsp

------------------------------------------------------ 2820
SPEED
Other names : none
Official no. : 22357
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1848, Lockwood, Madison, OH
Specs : 97x21x8, 104 t.
Date of loss : 1883, Apr 18
Place of loss : 1/4 mile off Racine, WI
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : (storm)
Loss of life : none of 5
Carrying : lumber & shingles
Detail : She was bound Pentwater for Racine in tow of the tug HENRY S. SILL when her towline broke and she drove ashore. She rolled over on her beam ends while crew were being recued by the Lifesaving Service in a breeches’ buoy rescue, but all were still saved.
Out of Racine.
Sunk in a collision in Kenosha Harbor in April, 1872.
Rebuilt 1868, 1881
Sources: mv,h,polk,hgl,usls,bb

------------------------------------------------------ 2821
SPEED
Other names : none
Official no. : 57233
Type at loss : scow-schooner, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1866, Natre, Detroit
Specs : 59x17x5, 40g 38n
Date of loss : 1894, Nov
26
Place of loss : near the harbor entrance at Racine, Wis
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life :
none of 3
Carrying : lumber and shingles
Detail : She stranded and sunk near the harbor mouth in a SE gale, her crew taking to the rigging after the small boat was torn loose. Her crew was soon rescued by the USLS.
Sources: mv,lmdc,hgl,bb,usls

------------------------------------------------------ 2822
H.M.S.
SPEEDY
Other names : none
Official no. : none
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1776, Simcoe, Cataraqui [Kingston]
Specs : 80 ft. "small"
Date of loss : 1804, Oct 8
Place of loss : somewhere off Presqu'isle, Ont.
Lake : Ontario
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 20 to 39
Carrying : passengers
Detail : Foundered in a blizzard and gale while enroute to Newcastle, Ont. with the principals in a murder trial and a number of Canadian V.I.P.s, she went down with little trace. She was rumored to be overloaded and was known to be unseaworthy anyway.
Rebuilt in 1792
Sources: csqw,is(1-76,1-86),tfgl,hgl,mpl

------------------------------------------------------ 2823
GEORGE SPENCER
Other names : none
Official no. : 85819
Type at loss : propeller, wood, bulk freight
Build info : 1884, T. Quayle & Sons, Cleveland
Specs : 213x37x19, 1361g 1083n
Date of loss : 1905, Nov 28
Place of loss : off Sugar Loaf Landing, Little Marais, MN
Lake : Superior
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : coal
Detail : She was towing the barge AMBOY(qv) when struck by a gale. She cut the barge loose in an attempt to save both vessels, but both were driven ashore anyway. SPENCER was disabled quickly, but her crew made it to shore on a breeches’ buoy which had been rigged by local fishermen, directed by a SPENCER crewman who had come ashore hand over hand on a heaving line. She was later mostly removed, but remnants of the wreck are reportedly still on the site.
Sources: mv,eas,ns1,nsp,lss,rf

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W.J. SPICER - See W.W. STEWART

------------------------------------------------------
F.E. SPINNER - See HELEN C.

------------------------------------------------------ 2824
SPOKANE
Other names : none
Official no. : 116104
Type at loss : propeller, steel, bulk freight
Build info : 1886, Globe Iron Works, Cleveland
Specs : 312x38x21, 2356g 1975n
Date of loss : 1912, Sep 16
Place of loss : Gull Rock, nrear Manitou Isl., off I. Royale
Lake : Superior
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : ?
Detail : She was driven onto the rock pinnacle by a gale and broke in two. Declared total loss, but later recovered and rebuilt, lasting until 1935.
Reportedly the first steel ship to operate on Lake Superior.
First steel-hulled bulker.
Sources: mv,is(3-69),lm,gwgl,ns4,nsp,eas

------------------------------------------------------ 2825
SPORT
Other names : none
Official no. : 115152
Type at loss : propeller tug, iron or steel
Build info : 1873, F.E. Kirby, Wyandotte, MI
Specs : 57x14x9, 45g 23n
Date of loss : 1920, Dec 13
Place of loss : off Lexington, MI
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : none
Detail : Foundered.
A state historic site plaque was placed on her in the early 1990's, the only underwater one.
Major repair, 1880
Sources: mv,tv,steyrs,slh,lhl,phr,polk,mpl

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H.C. SPRAGUE - See NELLIE LYON

------------------------------------------------------ 2826
NOAH P. SPRAGUE
Other names : none also seen as N.P. SPRAGUE, M.P. SPRAGUE
Official no. : 130038
Type at loss : propeller steam tug, wood
Build info : 1857, F.N. Jones, Buffalo*
Specs : 106x20x9, 186g 93n
Date of loss : 1884, Jul 23
Place of loss : off Pigeon Bay, near Rondeau
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : hull failure
Loss of life : none
Carrying : none
Detail : She was downbound from L'Anse, Michgam with a tow of ore-laden schooners, when she broke her shaft in Lake Huron. The entire tow, including the SPRAGUE, was taken over by the the tug WILCOX for the balance of the trip to Cleveland. In Pelee Passage SPRAGUE began to leak and within 15 minute she had sunk. Her crew was taken off by the WILCOX.
Owned by Peter Smith of Cleveland. This was the company's third tug loss of the year.
Nearly destroyed by an explosion at the mouth of the Detroit River Nov 27, 1857, with 9 lives lost.
Reported burned and a total loss in the summer of 1866.
*'84 mvus shows her built 1874, but accounts of the wreck identify her as the 1857 vessel.
Rebuilt, 1877.
Sources: mv,hgl,polk,clu,sol,h,lhl,nsp,mpl,es

------------------------------------------------------ 2827
J.R. SPRANKLE
Other names : none
Official no. : 77138
Type at loss : propeller tug, steel, oil screw
Build info : 1894, Chicago
Specs : (59x16x8, 45g 24n)*
Date of loss : 1956, Nov 21
Place of loss : not reported
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : none
Detail : Foundered in a gale.
Recovered in 1962 and still operating in 1987.
*1910 dimensions
Sources: mv,h

------------------------------------------------------ 2828
SPRAY
Other names : none
Official no. : 22385
Type at loss : scow-schooner, wood
Build info : 1861, L. S. Bedford, Port Huron, MI*
Specs : 48 t.
Date of loss : 1875,
late May
Place of loss : 15 miles off South Haven MI
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 3 [all]
Carrying : light
Detail : Bound Racine for Holland, MI, she capsized in a squall. Her floating wreckage was later (May 30) come upon by the steamer HURON.
Out of Holland, MI.
*MAY have been the 2-mast scow-schooner built on the Huron, R, MI in 1853 by Enoch Seton: 79x22x7, 102 t. om.
Sources: hgl,h,nsp,wl,rsl

------------------------------------------------------ 2829
ELLEN SPRY
Other names : none
Official no. : 8983
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1873, A.M. Spears, Little Sturgeon, WI
Specs : 170 ft., 546g 518n
Date of loss : 1886, Nov 6
Place of loss : reef near Skillagallee, Beaver Passage
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : 1,100 t. coal
Detail : Driven on the reef, she struck bottom and went to pieces in a SW gale. The value of the vessel and her cargo was about $28,000.
Location also given as South Manitou Island. Some reportes say she sank in 500 feet of water.
Sources: mv,eas,slh,is,h,wb,nb,hgl,sb,mpl,es

------------------------------------------------------
JOHN SPRY - See also THREE BROTHERS

------------------------------------------------------ 2830
JOHN SPRY
Other names : none
Official no. : 75599
Type at loss : propeller steam tug, wood
Build info : 1866, Sturgeon Bay, WI
Specs : (92 ft), 55g
Date of loss : 1885, Nov 4
Place of loss : at Wrightstown, WI
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : none
Carrying : none
Detail : Caught fire and was destroyed.
Sources: mv,is,hgl

------------------------------------------------------
ALICE STAFFORD - See MANISTEE

------------------------------------------------------ 4044
M. FANNIE STAFFORD
Other names : also seen as FANNY STAFFORD, SPAFFORD
Official no. : none
Type at loss : propeller tug, wood
Build info : 1863, Buffalo
Specs : 42 t.
Date of loss : 1865, Jun 19
Place of loss : Chicago R., Chicago
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : explosion
Loss of life : 1 of 5
Carrying : schooner in tow
Detail : Towing a schooner down the Chicago R., she was suddenly destroyed by one of the most violent explosions ever seen in the city to that time.
Sources: nsp,lhl,hgl

------------------------------------------------------ 2832
M. STALKER
Other names : none sometimes seen as MALCOLM STALKER
Official no. : 17211
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1863, H. Kelley, Milan, OH
Specs : 135 ft., 268g 254n
Date of loss : 1886, Nov 5
Place of loss : 2.3 mi NE of Old Mackinac Pt., Straits
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : collision
Loss of life : none
Carrying : iron ore
Detail : She was rammed and sunk by the schooner-barge MUSKOKA in tow of steamer ISAAC MAY while lying at anchor off Mackinaw City. MAY kept on going and STALKER’s crew had to abandon her in her boat.
Out of Vermilion, OH, owned by A.P. Mowrey and M. Stalker
Rebuilt in 1875, 1885. Wreck located in 1967.
Sources: mv,ssm,nsp,slh,is,lhdc,hgl,mpl,es

------------------------------------------------------ 2833
H.G. STAMBACK
Other names : none also seen in error as H.G. STAMBACH
Official no. : none
Type at loss : brig, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1847, Conneaut, OH
Specs : 82x22x9, 145 t. om
Date of loss : 1857, Oct 25
Place of loss : North Manitou Isl. (also seen as South Manitou)
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : ? (some)
Carrying : ?
Detail : She capsized and was blown on a reef on west side of the island - later slipped into deep water. Upbound at the time of her loss.
Capsized on Lake Erie in 1848 with loss of 3 lives and again off Fairport, OH, in 1849 with the loss of 3 more.
Sources: mv,hgl,lmdc,nb,nsp,wl,rnc,bcw

------------------------------------------------------ 2834
N.M. STANDART
Other names : also seen in error as N.M. STANNARD
Official no. : 18090
Type at loss : schooner-barge, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1854, William Treat, Euclid, OH as a brig
Specs : 138x30x12, 331g
Date of loss : 1880, Nov 18
Place of loss : 5 miles E of Fairport, OH, harbor
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none of 6
Carrying : lumber
Detail : She was in tow of the steamer ONTONAGON with the barges JOSEPH, THEODORE PERRY, and MARY STOCKTON. ONTONAGON dropped the barges so she could fuel at Fairport, intending them to anchor. Instead they tried to make port, and STANDART was overwhelmed and driven on an offshore bar. Her crew was rescued by the Lifesaving Service, who had also tried to save the vessel by winching her over the bar. She finally drifted ashore and broke up. Bound Saginaw for Cleveland.
Major repairs in 1863,64-5. Rebuilt in 1866.
Sunk by a collision near N. Manitou in 1859.
Capsized with the loss of two lives in the spring of 1859, near Fairport, OH.
Collided with the steamer BRUNSWICK with heavy damage in September of 1854.
Sources: mv,phr,nsp,h,ledc,hgl,usls,rsl

------------------------------------------------------ 2836
R.W. STANDLEY
Other names : none one source shows her as STANDBY
Official no. : none
Type at loss : propeller, wood
Build info : 1872, Chatham, Ont.
Specs : 136x24, 275 t.
Date of loss : 1875, Oct 8
Place of loss : Dominion Wharf, Hamilton, Ont.
Lake : Ontario
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : Destroyed at the dock by a fire.
Reg. out of Chatham.
Hull may have been used to build ST. MAGNUS(qv)
Sources: win,csv,mmgl

------------------------------------------------------ 2837
STANLEY
Other names : ?
Official no. : (C?)
Type at loss : scow, wood (2-mast)
Build info : (1854, T. Baird, Bayfield, Ont.*)
Specs : (52x16x7, 47 t.)
Date of loss : 1859
Place of loss : Georgian Bay
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : Foundered.
(*most likely. Other Canadian STANLEY's are all steamers. No disposition given in NAC for this vessel.)
Sources: slh,mmgl,hgl

------------------------------------------------------
H.M. STANLEY - See JESSE H. BRECK

------------------------------------------------------
STANNARD - See also STANDART

------------------------------------------------------ 2835
B.A. STANNARD
Other names : also seen as B.A. STANDART and B.A. STANARD [before she was launched, her name was supposed to be LA SALLE]
Official no. : none
Type at loss : bark, wood, 3-mast
Build info : 1856, Lafrinier & Stephenson, Cleveland
Specs : 159x33x12, 603 t.
Date of loss : 1864
Place of loss : near Point Betsie, Mich
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : collision
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : She collided with an unreported vessel and sank.
Capsized in white squall in 1859, near Rondeau, Ont. Major repairs in 1859,61& 62.
Sources: hgl,sagl,nsp,wl,rsl

------------------------------------------------------ 2831
GALE STAPLES
Other names : built as WILLIAM B. MORLEY, named CALEDONIA in 1892, last name in 1916
Official no. : C134516
Type at loss : propeller, wood, bulk freight
Build info : 1888, Morley & Hill, Marine City US#81191
Specs : 277x42x25, 2197gc 1293nc
Date of loss : 1918, Oct 1
Place of loss : Au Sable Reef
Lake : Superior
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : coal
Detail : She was upbound when caught in a NW gale and driven on a reef, where she broke up. The U.S.Lifesaving Service took her crew off.
Sold Canadian in 1916
Sources: mv,ms,mol,gwgl,is,ns2,h,mmgl

------------------------------------------------------
STAR - See also CORISANDE

------------------------------------------------------ 3532
STAR
Other names : none
Official no. : none
Type at loss : sidewheel steamer, wood
Build info : 1837, Belvedere, MI
Specs : 108x18x7, 129 t. om
Date of loss : 1845, Feb
Place of loss : at Buffalo
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : none
Carrying : ?
Detail : She was destroyed by fire at her winter layup dock.
Sources: lhl,hgl,is,nsp,wl,eas

------------------------------------------------------ 2839
STAR
Other names : ?
Official no. : none
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : (1841, Oak Orchard, NY)
Specs : (30 t.)
Date of loss : 1852
Place of loss : Georgian Bay
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 6
Carrying : ?
Detail : Foundered in a gale.
Sources: slh,hgl not in mmgl

------------------------------------------------------ 3876
STAR
Other names : none
Official no. : 116109
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1866, Au Gres, MI
Specs : 44x13x3, 14gt 13 nt
Date of loss : 1895?
Place of loss : unreported
Lake : unreported
Type of loss : (storm)
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : Document surrendered at Port Huron Custom House Feb 24, 1896, endorsed "wrecked."
Sources: phr,vbs,hgl

------------------------------------------------------ 2838
STAR NO.2
Other names : none
Official no. : 23574
Type at loss : propeller steam tug, wood
Build info : 1862, W. Lewis, E. Saginaw
Specs : 55x15x6, 36g 23n
Date of loss : 1879, spring
Place of loss : Saginaw River at Saginaw
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : none
Detail : Burned to a total loss. Her remains are still visible near I-675 bridge on west bank.
This or another STAR was reported burned at Saginaw in December, 1868.
Sources: vbs,mv,phr,hgl,mdwl

------------------------------------------------------ 2840
STAR OF HOPE
Other names : none
Official no. : 22392
Type at loss : schooner-barge, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1856, Quayle & Martin, Cleveland
Specs : 136x26x12, 276g
Date of loss : 1886, Apr 1
Place of loss : Pelee Isl.
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : lumber
Detail : Tow of the prop BURLINGTON with the barge VANATTA, she broke loose and stranded. Thought to be a total loss, she was later recovered and towed to Detroit, but later articles from the same month describe her as a loss. Document surrendered in 1893 - stating she was "wrecked" - but no other information.
Major repair in 1863, 68, 82
Sources: polk,phr,h,win,hgl,wl,es

------------------------------------------------------ 2841
STAR OF THE NORTH
Other names : none
Official no. : 22360
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 3-mast
Build info : 1854, Spencer, Cleveland, OH [also given as Lafrinier & Stevenson]
Specs : 123x25x9, 214g 203n
Date of loss : 1903, Nov 16
Place of loss : near Manitou Islands
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : She was driven on a reef by a gale and broke up.
Sunk in Chicago harbor and given up for lost in September, 1866, extensively rebuilt after recovery.
Severely damaged and sunk in a gale near Tawas in 1886.
Sunk by ice while in tow of tug OSWEGO, Jun 2, 1888.
Major repair in 1863
Sources: polk,mv,nsp,ns1

------------------------------------------------------ 3611
N. STAR
Other names : none sometimes seen incorrectly as NORTH STAR
Official no. : 130310
Type at loss : scow-schooner, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1884, Pinconning
Specs : 34x10x3, 7g 6n
Date of loss : 1896?
Place of loss : unreported
Lake : unreported
Type of loss : unreported
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : No detail. Document surrendered at Port Huron 12/30/1896, annotated "wrecked."
Sources: phr,vbs,mv

------------------------------------------------------ 2842
STARLIGHT
Other names : ?
Official no. : ?
Type at loss : sail yacht, in use as camp supply vessel
Build info : ?
Specs : less than 50 ft.?
Date of loss : 1880, Sep 29
Place of loss : off AuTrain, MI
Lake : Superior
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 5 [all]
Carrying : lumber camp supplies
Detail : Went missing in a gale.
Sources: ms,is,lss,net

------------------------------------------------------ 2843
STARLIGHT
Other names : also seen as STAR-LIGHT
Official no. : 22390
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 3-mast
Build info : 1857, Kirby & Tripp*, Saginaw as a bark
Specs : 134x30x11, 307g 292n
Date of loss : 1883, Nov 17
Place of loss : near Goderich, Ont.
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 4 [wrecking crew?]
Carrying : two large steam pumps plus ?
Detail : She broke loose from the tug ANDREW J. SMITH in a tremendous gale and was lost.
Out of Chicago
Rebuilt, 1867 at Detroit, rebuilt to schooner, 1873
*Martin Smith given on 1st enrollment document
Sources: polk,mv,slh,sbs,vbs,hgl,wl,es

------------------------------------------------------ 2844
STARLIGHT
Other names : none
Official no. : C90779
Type at loss : propeller (tug), wood
Build info : 1888, Jenking, Wallaceburg, Ont.
Specs : 47x11x3, 16gc 11nc
Date of loss : 1892, Sep 9
Place of loss : Massey Station, Georgian Bay
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : 4
Carrying : none
Detail : She was destroyed by fire while lying dockside.
Out of Windsor
Sources: h,win,mmgl

------------------------------------------------------ 2845
STARLIGHT
Other names : none
Official no. : ?
Type at loss : gas screw
Build info : 1915, ?
Specs : 26 t.
Date of loss : 1915, Nov 13
Place of loss : Green Bay
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : none
Carrying : none
Detail : Burned to a total loss in her first year of service.
Sources: mv

------------------------------------------------------
STARNES - See STEARNS

------------------------------------------------------ 2846
STARUCCA
Other names : none
Official no. : 115381
Type at loss : propeller, wood, passenger & package freight
Build info : 1875, Union Dry Dock, Buffalo
Specs : 218 ft., 1313g 1155n
Date of loss : 1888, Nov 15
Place of loss : off Deer Park, MI
Lake : Superior
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : general merch, including railroad wheels
Detail : She was driven on a bar by an icy gale. She was thought to be in no danger, so her crew stayed aboard until she started to break up. Deer Park Lifesaving Service crew came to the rescue in a tiny surfboat and took the whole crew off in 3 trips, the last just before she broke up and sank. Bound Buffalo for Duluth.
By mid-February of '89, much of her ice-clad cargo had come ashore along the Michigan beach.
Year of loss often given as 1887.
Sources: mv,polk,lssc,lss,nsp,gwgl,is,wb,hgl,mpl,eas,
es3-2

------------------------------------------------------ 1906
STATE OF MICHIGAN
Other names : built as steamer DePERE, renamed in 1893
Official no. : 6849
Type at loss : propeller, wood, passenger & package freight
Build info : 1875, Rand & Burger, Manitowoc
Specs : 165x29x10, 736g 640n
Date of loss : 1901, Oct 18
Place of loss : several miles off mouth of White River, MI
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : mechanical failure
Loss of life : none of 12
Carrying : light
Detail : Several miles offshore, in good weather, she threw a piston through her hull and into the lake. Her crew abandoned her to the tug McGRAFF before she sank. The tug took her in tow, but she went down soon after.
Rebuilt, 1883
Sources: ns1,rsh,mv,nsp,gsg,mpl

------------------------------------------------------
STATE OF NEW YORK - See FLORIDA

------------------------------------------------------ 4040
STATE OF OHIO
Other names : ?
Official no. : none
Type at loss : canal boat, wood
Build info : ?
Specs : ?
Date of loss : 1863, Jul 17
Place of loss : 20 miles off Oswego, NY
Lake : Ontario
Type of loss : hull failure
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : "leeched ashes"
Detail : In tow of the tug TORNADO, with six other canal boats, she sprang a leak and went down in deep water. The little fleet had been bound Kingston, Ont., for Oswego.
Sources: nsp

------------------------------------------------------ 2197
STATE OF OHIO
Other names : built as steamer CITY OF CLEVELAND, named CITY OF ALPENA in 1886, this name in 1893.
Official no. : 125808
Type at loss : sidewheel steamer, iron, passenger & package freight
Build info : 1880, Detroit Dry Dock, Wyandotte, MI hull# 71
Specs : 225x32x13*, 1222g 917n
Date of loss : 1924, May 20
Place of loss : at Cleveland
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : 1 or 2
Carrying : ?
Detail : She burned to total loss at her dock. The iron hull was later recovered and converted to a bulk freight barge.
The barge was sunk Dec 17, 1929 in the harbor at Lorain, OH.
* width 71 ft over guards
Sources: mv,atl,nsp,sol,ns3,ledc,less,mpl,eas

------------------------------------------------------ 3634
GEORGE STAUBER
Other names : none
Official no. : 85781
Type at loss : propeller steam tug, wood
Build info : 1883, Buffalo
Specs : 55x11x4, 43g 38n
Date of loss : 1901, Aug 21
Place of loss : "Rapids" off Ft. Gratiot
Lake : St Clair R
Type of loss : collision
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : none
Detail : She collided with the whaleback steamer ALEXANDER McDOUGALL and sank, a total loss. Document surrendered at Port Huron Aug 29, 1901, annotated "total loss by collision in the Rapids, 8-21-01."
Two tugs of this name built at Buffalo, 1883 and 4.
Sources: phr,mv,polk,mpl

------------------------------------------------------ 3732
ROSA STEARNS
Other names : none also seen as ROSA STARNS
Official no. : C none
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1866, N. Woodward,* Port Rowan, Ont.
Specs : 82x20x7, 100 t.
Date of loss : 1871, Sep 6
Place of loss : at Cleveland
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : Driven ashore and wrecked by a gale.
Out of Port Burwell
*Also given as Mathou & Co.
Sources: nsp,mmgl,clu,wl

------------------------------------------------------ 2847
GEO. STEELE
Other names : also seen as GEORGE STEELE
Official no. : 10211
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1855, Asa Wilcox, Three Mile Bay, NY
Specs : 137x26x10, 271g 257n
Date of loss : 1898, Oct
Place of loss : near Oscoda, MI
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : Driven on an inshore reef by gale and broke up in place.
Rebuilt 1878, major repair 1883
Sources: mv,polk,hgl,slh,lhdc

------------------------------------------------------ 2848
H.B. STEELE
Other names : none
Official no. : 11302
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1858, Alex. Gauley or J. Redfield, St. Clair, MI
Specs : 89x22x7, 87 gt.
Date of loss : 1870, Oct 30
Place of loss : 3 mi N of Pt. Betsie
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : (none)
Carrying : ?
Detail : She was driven ashore and pounded to pieces. She was considered too old to bear the expense of saving her.
Out of Milwaukee
Heavily damaged on Lake Erie in early Nov., 1859.
Major repairs in 1868.
Sources: mv,lmdc,hgl,nb,nsp,wl,rsl

------------------------------------------------------ 2849
STEELVENDOR
Other names : none
Official no. : 223082
Type at loss : diesel propeller, steel, package/bulk freighter
Build info : 1923, Federal Shipbuilding, Kearney, NJ hull# 77
Specs : 250x43x20, 1695 t.
Date of loss : 1942, Sep 3
Place of loss : near Manitou Island
Lake : Superior
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 1
Carrying : steel billets
Detail : She capsized and foundered in heavy seas. Her cargo was intended for war production.
Sources: ns4,is(1-65),gwgl,lss,mpl,eas

------------------------------------------------------ 2850
HENRY STEINBRENNER
Other names : none
Official no. : 96584
Type at loss : propeller, steel, bulk freight
Build info : 1901, Jenks Ship Building, Port Huron hull# 14
Specs : 427x50x28, 4719g
Date of loss : 1953, May 11
Place of loss : off Isle Royale
Lake : Superior
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 17 of 30 [crew loss list included in Runge document]
Carrying : iron ore
Detail : She foundered in a 75 mph gale when her hatch covers blew off. She filled and sank quickly. Part of her crew had abandoned before she went down.
Sank in St. Mary's R. following a collision with HARRY A. BERWIND in Dec 1909. Declared a total loss, but later recovered.
Sources: ns4,mv,eas,lss,irs,is,s,gwgl,sol,mpl

------------------------------------------------------ 4204
J. STEINHART
Other names : none
Official no. : none
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : ?
Specs : 68 t.
Date of loss : 1855, Oct 28
Place of loss : 6 mi N of Milwaukee
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : several [mate and crew]
Carrying : wood
Detail : Bound Green Bay for Chicago, she capsized in a gale. Reported as a total loss.
Out of Milwaukee
Sources: rnc,hgl,wl,jm

------------------------------------------------------ 2851
J.W. STEINHOFF*
Other names : later QUEEN CITY(1896) and CANADA(1901)
Official no. : C71101
Type at loss : propeller, wood
Build info : 1874, Jenking, Wallaceburg, Ont.
Specs : 123x24x9, 313gc 209nc
Date of loss : 1879, Aug 13
Place of loss : at Detroit
Lake : Detroit R
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : 2
Carrying : ?
Detail : She caught fire and was heavily damaged, along with the dock and warehouse. Declared a total loss with $11,700 damage, the wreck was towed to Walkerville, Ont., then to Chatham, ont., where she was rebuilt.
*often seen as just STEINHOFF
Also rebuilt, 1877 Scrapped in 1909.
Sources: polk,csv,mmgl,hdm,es

------------------------------------------------------

STEPHENS
- see also STEVENS

------------------------------------------------------ 2852
WILLIAM H. STEPHENS
Other names : also seen as WILLIAM H. STEVENS
Official no. : none
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1855, Cleveland
Specs : 117ft, 297 t
Date of loss : 1863, Nov 15
Place of loss : Scarecrow Island, S end of Thunder Bay
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : storm (?)
Loss of life : (none)
Carrying : wheat
Detail : She struck a reef outlying the island and was wrecked, then slipped off the reef into deeper water. Though the wrecking tugs Leviathan and GEO. McCLELLAN were sent to assist her, she was considered hopeless and was stripped and abandoned by the 28th.
Owned by Kirby, Carpenter & Co., Milwaukee
Sources: hgl,slh,stb,nsp

------------------------------------------------------ 2853
SAMUEL M. STEPHENSON
Other names : ? (probably)
Official no. : (115772)
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : (1880, Manitowoc)
Specs : (175 ft, 511 t.)
Date of loss : ?
Place of loss : Saginaw River
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : ? sank or scuttled
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : Found on the bottom of the river when the water was low in the 1930's. How she got there is a mystery. May have been scuttled or left to rot.
Sources: slh.(mv)

------------------------------------------------------ 3836
STERLING
Other names : none
Official no. : C none
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1850 or earlier, Geo. Stinks, Port Burwell, Ont.
Specs : 54x7x7, 49 t.
Date of loss : 1856
Place of loss : near Toronto
Lake : Ontario
Type of loss : (storm)
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : She was reported ashore and wrecked. Out of Port Burwell.
Another schooner STERLING was reported lost at Goderich, Ont, in 1833.
Sources: hgl,mmgl

------------------------------------------------------ 3394
STETSON
Other names : ?
Official no. : C ?
Type at loss : canal boat, wood
Build info : ?
Specs : ?
Date of loss : 1900, Sep (18)
Place of loss : unreported
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ? [probably light]
Detail : She foundered in a gale. In tow of steamer KINGSTON. She was being moved from the upper Lakes to Kingston for use as a lighter.
Recently purchased by Capt. T. Folger of Kingston
Sources: nsp not in mmgl

------------------------------------------------------ 2857
ANDREW STEVENS
Other names : also reported as O. STEVENS
Official no. : (C?)
Type at loss : bark, wood, 3-mast
Build info : 1855, J. White, Hamilton, Ont.
Specs : 141x26x12, 417 t.
Date of loss : 1867, Nov 12
Place of loss : Georgian Bay
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : (none)
Carrying : ?
Detail : Bound Detroit for Georgian Bay, she was driven on a reef in a storm. Later stormy weather forced several wrecking expeditions to turn back. (no disposition is shown on official records)
Chicago newspaper of May 26, 1857 reported the Canadian bark ANDREW STEVENS loading mixed cargo for Glasgow at Chicago.
Sources: hgl,slh,mmgl,nsp

------------------------------------------------------ 2854
BELLE STEVENS
Other names : also seen as ELLA STEVENS
Official no. : 3133
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info :
1861, G. Hanson, St. Joseph, Mich
Specs : 89x22x7, 88g 84n
Date of loss : 1890, Nov 1
Place of loss : just outside harbor at Manistee, MI
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : (storm)
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : lumber & shingles
Detail : She went ashore in a gale and broke up.
A former U.S. government supply schooner, she was driven on Skillagalee Reef and wrecked by wave action in October, 1873. Towed to Bay City in a wrecked condition late in the fall of 1874, she was totally rebuilt in that winter. The rebuild was so complete that many sources show her as a new vessel in 1875.
Sources: mv,phr,vbs,h,bb,hgl,rsl

------------------------------------------------------ 2855
FRANK B. STEVENS
Other names : built as passenger/package freight steamer ST. JOSEPH - renamed 1916
Official no. : 23354
Type at loss : propeller, wood, bulk freight
Build info : 1867, Hitchcock & Gibson, Buffalo
Specs : 146x29x13, 304g, 171n
Date of loss : 1919, May
Place of loss : in harbor at Ashtabula, OH
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : unreported
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : She sank in the harbor. After survey she was declared a constructive total loss because of her age and was abandoned in place.
Rebuilt to bulker in 1880, rebuilt 1887
Sources: mv,ns2,mpl

------------------------------------------------------ 2856
J.H. STEVENS
Other names : none
Official no. : 12787
Type at loss : gas screw, bulk feight
Build info : 1866, Detroit *
Specs : 100x21x7, 94g 88n
Date of loss : 1927
Place of loss : off Presque Isle, MI
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : She was destroyed by an offshore fire.
Equipped with semi-deisel after 1895. She could probably could sail or run under power.
*builder also given as D. Edwards at Milan, OH, place also as Toledo, year 1873.
Sources: mv,polk,slh,mv,mpl

------------------------------------------------------ 2858
WILLIAM H. STEVENS
Other names : none
Official no. : 81120
Type at loss : propeller, wood, bulk freight
Build info : 1886, F. Wheeler, W. Bay City hull# 27
Specs : 213x37x14, 1332g 1025n
Date of loss : 1902, Sep 8
Place of loss : Off Clear Creek, Ont., W of Long Point
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : none of 21
Carrying : mixed cargo, including slippery flaxseed and copper ingots
Detail : Bound Duluth for Buffalo, she caught fire while underway. Her crew fought the fire for 10 hours in a storm before abandoning her. She burned to the waterline and sank. For some time she had floated with her stern on the bottom and her bow 6’ below the surface in 66 feet of water. Owned by Union Transit Co. of Buffalo.
Rebuilt, 1899
Sources: vbs,gsgl,ns1,mv,ledc,nsp,mpl

------------------------------------------------------ 3395
ELLEN STEVENSON
Other names : none
Official no. : 135118
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1875, Sheboygan, WI
Specs : 62x17x6, 44gt 42nt
Date of loss : 1897, Oct 6
Place of loss : 40 miles off Holland, MI
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : fruit (grapes or peaches)
Detail : She foundered in a NW gale. Her crew made it nearly to Holland in her lifeboat and were then assisted to shore by the Lifesaving Service.
Driven ashore and declared total loss near Grand Haven, MI, Nov 19, 1891.
Sources: nsp,hgl,wb,mv

------------------------------------------------------ 4122
JOHN STEVENSON
Other names :
Official no. : C
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1863, E Beaupre, Napanee, Ont.
Specs : 170 t.
Date of loss : 1884, Feb 19
Place of loss : off Windsor, Ont
Lake : Detroit R
Type of loss : collision
Loss of life : none
Carrying : none
Detail : She was run down and sunk by the Grand Trunk transfer carferry GREAT WESTERN and sunk. The railroad accepted responsibility and raised her, but she never sailed again and was abandoned in a boneyard at Detroit.
Owned by Odette & Wherry, Windsor.
Sources: es,rsl,wl

------------------------------------------------------ 2859
STEWART
Other names : ?
Official no. : ?
Type at loss : dredge barge
Build info : ?
Specs : 293 t.
Date of loss : 1931, Dec 23
Place of loss : At Welland, Ont., Welland Canal
Lake : Ontario
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : none
Detail : Destroyed by fire.
Sources: h

------------------------------------------------------
A.E. STEWART - See GLENORCHY

------------------------------------------------------ 2860
DAVID STEWART
Other names : none
Official no. : 6144
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 3-mast
Build info : 1867, Peck, Cleveland
Specs : 171x31x13, 545g 518n
Date of loss : 1893, Oct 6
Place of loss : off Pigeon Bay, Ont.
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : iron ore
Detail : She foundered in a SW gale and became a total loss. Her crew clung to the frozen rigging 14 hrs until saved by the fish tug LOUISE of Sandusky.
Dragged ashore in a gale, stranded and declared total loss near Fairport, OH, in Oct, 1891. Salvaged in '92.
Ashore in Green Bay in 1868.
Major repairs 1879, 1883
Sources: mv,polk,eas,h,ledc,wb,nsp,phr,hgl,sb,mpl,do2

------------------------------------------------------ 3837
DUNCAN STEWART
Other names : none
Official no. : none
Type at loss : scow-schooner, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1853, John McDermott, Detroit
Specs : 62x16x3, 22 t. om
Date of loss : 1857, Aug 12
Place of loss : 10 mi off Cleveland
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : capsized
Loss of life : none
Carrying : lath
Detail : Bound Detroit for Cleveland, the scow capsized for unreported reasons. No storm was occurring at the time. Her crew clung to her sides for 4 hours until rescued by the schooner ADAIR.
Out of Detroit
Declared a total loss, but re-enrolled in 1859.
Sources: nsp,hgl,wl

------------------------------------------------------ 2861
ERIE STEWART
Other names : also seen as ERIN STEWART and ERIC STEWART
Official no. : C71131
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1874, G. Waterberry or Waterbury, Port Dover, Ont.
Specs : 118x23x11, 230 t.
Date of loss : 1907, Oct 7
Place of loss : Southampton, Ont.
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : light
Detail : While seeking shelter from a storm, she was dashed against a pier in the harbor, broke up and sank. Her crew made it to the breakwater and were saved.
Sources: polk,win,mmgl,ns1,mpl,do

------------------------------------------------------ 4045
FRANK STEWART
Other names :
Official no. : C
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1856, Kingston
Specs : 150 t.
Date of loss : 1863, Nov 19
Place of loss : east pier of the harbor at Oswego, NY
Lake : Ontario
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Cargo : lumber
Detail : Went out of control in a gale and drove ashore outside of the pier and was declared a total wreck. The ship’s cook was trapped in her cabin as she broke up, but was rescued by volunteers from shore. She later broke up near the fort.
Out of Hamilton. Not in rsl.
Sources: nsp,rp,hgl,clu,rnc

------------------------------------------------------ 3533
JOHN STEWART
Other names : none
Official no. : 13867
Type at loss : propeller, wood (probably a tug)
Build info : 1867, J. Foulks, E. Saginaw
Specs : 77x21x5, 52g 44n
Date of loss : 1874, Mar 12
Place of loss : near Port Huron
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : none
Carrying : none
Detail : She caught fire and burned to a total loss.
Stranded and burned near Sebewaing, MI, Nov 19, 1872.
Sources: vbs,lhl,mv,eas,nsp

------------------------------------------------------ 3534
MARY STEWART
Other names : none
Official no. : none
Type at loss : propeller, wood
Build info : 1855, J.E. Dixon, Newport, MI
Specs : 171x27x10, 422 t. om
Date of loss : 1866, Nov 11
Place of loss : at Pentwater, MI*
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : ?
Detail : She stranded and was later sunk just outside the shipping lane. The schooner A.P. WARD was sunk by striking her wreckage in 1869 after a storm moved it into the channel.
Heavily admaged in asinking in Buffalo harbor, Apr 5, 1862.
*one source says near Grand Haven, but Pentwater is correct.
Sources: lhl,hgl,nsp,wl,eas

------------------------------------------------------ 2862
R.G. STEWART
Other names : none
Official no. : 110341
Type at loss : propeller, wood, passenger & package freight
Build info : 1878, Notter, Buffalo as a ferry
Specs : 100x23x8, 198g 170n
Date of loss : 1899, Jun 4
Place of loss : Michigan Isl. E side of the Apostles
Lake : Superior
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : 1 of 12
Carrying : passengers, cattle
Detail : She ran aground and caught fire. Someone herded the cattle overboard and most survived. The one lost crewman died when he jumped from the upper deck to a lifeboat, capsizing it.
She was a former Niagara R. ferry
Rebuilt, 1883
Wreck located in 1983
Sources: polk,mv,is(2-58),gwgl,sol,lss,mpl

------------------------------------------------------ 2863
W.W. STEWART
Other names : built as sidewheel carferry W.J. SPICER, renamed in 1881
Official no. : 62851
Type at loss : lighter barge
Build info : 1864, R. Stedman, Sarnia, Ont.
Specs : 160x27x12, 294g 280n
Date of loss : 1909, Oct 12
Place of loss : Buffalo harbor
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : none
Carrying : none
Detail : Had been sitting idle at her dock for 7 years when she caught fire, (probably by arson) and was destroyed.
Converted to schooner-barge, 1875, converted to lighter-barge in 1881. Sold American before 1883.
Sources: polk,csv,mv,ns1,mmgl

------------------------------------------------------ 2864
THOMAS D. STIMSON
Other names : built as schooner VIRGINIUS, renamed in 1887
Official no. : 25992
Type at loss : propeller, wood, bulk freight
Build info : 1881, Daly & Sons, Mt. Clemens, MI as a schooner
Specs : 161x31x12, 510g 468n
Date of loss : 1903, Jun 30
Place of loss : at Riverside, MI near Algonac
Lake : St Clair R
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : none
Carrying : lumber
Detail : She caught fire from exploding engine room lamp while under way. Beached and burned to total loss. One newspaper report says her hull may have been recovered and converted to barge.
Owned by skipper Capt. A Slyfield of Port Huron
Converted to steam bulk freighter at Clarks' Dry Dock in 1887
Sources: polk,mv,ns1,is,nsp,phr,mpl

------------------------------------------------------ 3535
STOCKMAN
Other names : also seen in error as STOCKTON*
Official no. : none
Type at loss : propeller tug, wood [former fish tug]
Build info : 1852, Cleveland
Specs : 85x15x6, 82 t.
Date of loss : 1865, Aug 29
Place of loss : Bear Creek, MI (Can.?)
Lake : St Clair
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : none
Carrying : none
Detail : Burned to a total loss while at her dock for the night.
Owned by Firby, et. al., working the Port Huron - Detroit run.
*1st owner was J.G. Stockman, 1st skipper Wm. Stockman
Sources: lhl,hgl,st,wl,eas

------------------------------------------------------ 2865
H.D. STOCKMAN
Other names : none
Official no. : 95848
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1885, AuSable, MI
Specs : 40x11x3, 11g 10n
Date of loss : 1894, May 21
Place of loss : Pt. Lookout, Saginaw Bay
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : ?
Detail : She was driven ashore by a terrific gale and wrecked.
Sources: is,phr,nsp,slh,hgl

------------------------------------------------------ 2866
ELLA G. STONE
Other names : built as prop E.L. MASON, renamed in 1883
Official no. : 135527
Type at loss : propeller steam tug, wood,
Build info : 1881, A. Smith, Algonac, MI
Specs : 69x15x9, 42g 21n
Date of loss : 1918, Oct 12
Place of loss : Duluth harbor
Lake : Superior
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : none
Carrying : none
Detail : Destroyed at her dock by a forest fire which swept through Duluth.
See also MENTOR.
Major repair in 1883
Sources: polk,mv,is,mpl

------------------------------------------------------ 2867
GEORGE STONE
Other names : none
Official no. : 86261
Type at loss : propeller, wood, bulk freight
Build info : 1893, F. Wheeler, W. Bay City, MI hull# 98
Specs : 270x40x19, 1841g 1502n
Date of loss : 1909, Oct 12
Place of loss : Grubb Reef, Pelee Passage
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : 5 of 18
Carrying : coal
Detail : Bound Ashtabula for Racine, she stranded on Grubb Reef, then caught fire and was destroyed - she sank near the shipping channel. Out of Cleveland.
Sources: vbs,mv,eas,gsgl,lss,sol,is,ns1,h,ledc,win,mpl,jk

------------------------------------------------------ 2868
WILLIAM STONE
Other names : none
Official no. : 81548
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1896, Bellford Crosier, Vermilion, OH
Specs : 108x27x11, 185 gt
Date of loss : 1901, Oct 13
Place of loss : Cecil Bay, western Straits
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : (storm)
Loss of life : none
Carrying : lumber
Detail : She was driven ashore from the lumber dock and pounded to pieces by a NW gale.
One of the last lake schooners ever built
Sources: ssm,ns1,slh,nsp

------------------------------------------------------
STORK - See GARROWEN

------------------------------------------------------ 4004
STORM KING
Other names : none
Official no. : none
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1856, F. N. Jones, Buffalo
Specs : 130x28x11, 375 t. om
Date of loss : 1861, Jun 1
Place of loss : W of the Beaver Islands
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : collision
Loss of life : none
Carrying : 17,000 bu wheat
Detail : She collided in the dark with the propeller MICHIGAN and sank in about 5 minutes in 400 feet of water. Her crew succeeded in escaping and were picked up by the MICHIGAN. She had been bound for Buffalo, her home port.
Stranded in Mailwaukee harbor in Dec, 1856.
Sources: nsp,hgl,bb

------------------------------------------------------ 2869
STORM SPIRIT
Other names : ?
Official no. : none
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1856, Port Huron
Specs : 213 t. om
Date of loss : 1864, Aug 10
Place of loss : Off Bark Shanty, tip of Michigan’s "Thumb"
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : collision
Loss of life : none
Carrying : coal
Detail : Upbound she collided with the downbound bark CITY OF MILWAUKEE at night and sank 10 miles offshore. The two had seen each other in advance, but had been unsuccessful in trying to sidestep each other. The crew of the stricken SPIRIT were taken aboard the wounded bark before the former went down.
Owned by Scott & Rankin, Erie, PA.
Ashore in a storm near Long Pt., Lake Erie, and abandoned briefly in Aug, 1860.
Sources: hgl,slh,nsp,rsl not in mmgl

------------------------------------------------------ 2872
STRANGER
Other names : none
Official no. : 22561
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1868 or earlier
Specs : 60 ft., 15 t.
Date of loss : 1875, Dec 12
Place of loss : off Grand Marais, MN and Keweenaw Pen.
Lake : Superior
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 4 [all]
Carrying : general merch
Detail : She was dismasted off Grand Marais by westerly gale. She had no anchor and was unable to get a line sent from a boat. The storm eventually blew her out of sight into the lake, where her crew presumably froze to death. Wreckage eventually came ashore on the Keweenaw.
Out of Superior, WI
Sources: gwgl,is,lss,usls

------------------------------------------------------ 2871
STRANGER
Other names : none
Official no. : 115316
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1872, C. Dutcher, Bay Port, MI
Specs : 49x13x4, 16g
Date of loss : 1880, Oct 21
Place of loss : near East Tawas, MI
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : ?
Detail : Driven ashore and wrecked two miles from Tawas Point light. Out of E. Tawas.
Also stranded and wrecked near Caseville, MI, in 1873.
Sources: phr,slh,sbs,nsp,vbs

------------------------------------------------------ 3396
STRANGER
Other names : none
Official no. : (C)
Type at loss : propeller steam tug, wood
Build info : 1863, Campbell & Owen, Detroit US#22403
Specs : 76gt 44nt
Date of loss : 1885, Oct 28
Place of loss : at Trenton
Lake : Detroit R
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : none
Carrying : none
Detail : She lost her rudder off Gibraltar and was towed to Trenton for repairs. She caught fire while moored alongside tug the IDA TORRENT at Craig's shipyard and was cut loose to save the latter. Later she caught in the piers of the Canadian Southern bridge and burned to the waterline.
Owned by J. Laframboise of Amherstburg, Ont.
Sources: nsp,mv,lhl,eas,es

------------------------------------------------------ 2873
STRATHMORE
Other names : built as pass. freighter GORDON CAMPBELL, renamed 1906
Official no. : C116813
Type at loss : propeller, wood, bulk freight
Build info : 1871, Campbell & Owen, Detroit [US#85184] hull# 19
Specs : 206x33x12, 1158gc 729nc
Date of loss : 1906, Nov 14*
Place of loss : near Michipicoten Isl.
Lake : Superior
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : grain
Detail : Bound Ft. William for Kingston, she struck bottom near the island and sank. Later burned and still later was pushed by a storm from shallows to deeper water.
It was said she "had the habit of choosing her own course."
Some editions of MVUS erroneously show her as a sidewheeler
*or Nov 8
Sources: csv,mv,ns1,polk,atl,lss,gwgl,is,h,nsp,mmgl,mpl,do,
wl

------------------------------------------------------ 2874
CHARLES A. STREET
Other names : none
Official no. : 126485
Type at loss : propeller, wood, bulk freight "lumber hooker"
Build info : 1888, D. Robertson, Grand Haven, MI
Specs : 165x31x12, 512g 451n
Date of loss : 1908, Jul 20
Place of loss : several mi. due east of Richmondville, MI
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : none
Carrying : lumber
Detail : She was destroyed in an offshore fire. The barge J. GODFREY hauled to windward and took her crew off at great hazard to herself.
Sources: slh,ns1,mv,lhdc,mpl

------------------------------------------------------ 3691
THOMAS CLARK STREET
Other names : none
Official no. : 74372
Type at loss : bark, wood, 3-mast
Build info : 1869, L. Shickluna, St. Catharines, Ont.
Specs : 138x26x12, 360g 337n
Date of loss : 1902, Dec 2
Place of loss : near Pte. Petre, Ont.
Lake : Ontario
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : "Wrecked", no detail.
Ashore and wrecked near Racine, Wis in November, 1875.
Capsized on Lake Erie with the loss of at least five lives in May of 1876.
Also ashore and declared lost Nov 7, 1880, 3 mi E of Wellington, Ont., L. Ont.
Sources: win,mmgl,
nsp

------------------------------------------------------ 2875
ELIZA H. STRONG
Other names : built as N.K. FAIRBANK [US#130033], renamed in 1899
Official no. : 136733
Type at loss : propeller, wood, bulk freight "lumber hooker"
Build info : 1874, W. Morley, Marine City, MI
Specs : 205x37x11, 980g 831n
Date of loss : 1904, Oct 25
Place of loss : .8 mi SE of Huron St. dock, Lexington, MI
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : none
Carrying : lumber, barge
Detail : She caught fire 25 miles off shore and was abandoned by her crew in the yawl. STRONG was picked up by the steamer CITY OF HOLLAND and towed in to shallow water while still ablaze. There she burned to the waterline.
Nearly destroyed in another fire near Detour, 1895.
Overwhelmed and abandoned in gale in 1901, but later found, still afloat.
Sources: polk,rkr,mv,ns1,glp,is(1-71)ms,gwgl,slh,sol,mpl

------------------------------------------------------ 2876
HELEN STRONG
Other names : (none)
Official no. : none
Type at loss : sidewheel steamer, wood, passenger & package freight
Build info : 1845, F.N. Jones, Monroe, MI
Specs : 142x20x8, 253 t.
Date of loss : 1846, Nov 19
Place of loss : just E of 20-mile creek, near Barcelona, NY
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 2 of 60+
Carrying : passengers, merchandise
Detail : Bound Buffalo for Erie, PA and Toledo, she broke her steering chains and wheel in a gale and later burst a steam pipe, rendering her unmanageable. She was driven ashore, broke in two places and stranded below a 60-foot perpendicular cliff. The survivors were hauled up the cliff in the northwest gale, one by one, as the steamer broke up below.
Also stranded with heavy damage in 1845. May have been a schooner at the time, rebuilt to a steamer.
Sources: lhl,hgl,eas,ledc,nsp,rp,wl

------------------------------------------------------ 2877
STURGEON BAY
Other names : (probably)
Official no. : ?
Type at loss : scow, wood, bulk freight
Build info : ?
Specs : ?
Date of loss : 1888, Oct 27
Place of loss : near Manistee, MI
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : stone
Detail : Driven ashore and pounded to pieces.
Not in '84 mv, hgl or polk
Sources: h,

------------------------------------------------------ 2878
WILLIAM STURGES
Other names : also seen: WM. STURGIS and GEO. STURGES
Official no. : 26220
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1853, Lafrinier & Stevenson, Cleveland
Specs : 263 t.
Date of loss : 1881, Sep 29
Place of loss : just N of harbor entrance at Ludington, MI
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none of 7
Carrying : in ballast
Detail : She stranded and sunk while trying to make the harbor entrance in a gale. Settled in smooth water, where it was hoped she would be safe. Wind shifted, however, and she was broken up by waves. Out of Chicago.
Major repairs in 1862
Sources: mv,hgl,h,usls,rsl

------------------------------------------------------ 2879
JOHN A. STYNINGER
Other names : none
Official no. : 211667
Type at loss : propeller (tug?), (steel?)
Build info : 1913, P. Trudo, Bay City, MI
Specs : 117 t.
Date of loss : 1915, Nov 12
Place of loss : at Grace Harbor (now Grace), Hammond Bay, MI
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : none
Carrying : ?
Detail : Destroyed by fire at a dock.
Sources: mv,vbs,phr

------------------------------------------------------ 4046
SUCCESS
Other names : none
Official no. : none
Type at loss : bark, wood, 3-mast
Build info : 1862, (Detroit)
Specs : ?
Date of loss : 1863, Sep 1
Place of loss : between Sheboygan, WI, and Two Rivers Point
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none [some say 10 lives were lost]
Cargo : 32,000 bu corn
Detail : Bound Chicago for (Buffalo), she capsized and foundered in a gale. Her crew was taken off by the schooner MAITLAND, which answered her distress signal.
Out of Detroit, owned by H. N. Strong
Sources: nsp

------------------------------------------------------ 2880
SUCCESS
Other names : none
Official no. : none(?)
Type at loss : barkentine, wood, 3-mast [all-teak construction]
Build info : 1840, Natmoo Shipyard, Tenasserim, Burma as a full-rigged ship*
Specs : 117x27x23, 622 t.
Date of loss : 1946, Jul 4
Place of loss : Port Clinton, OH
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : none
Carrying : none
Detail : A museum ship, she was built for the silk and emigrant trade. She was converted to a prison ship in 1857 and stationed at Sydney, Australia. She was abandoned and scuttled at that place in 1885, then resurrected in 1891 and toured the world as a "convict ship" museum. She was rerigged as a barkentine and came to the U.S. in 1912, leaving Liverpool the same day as the TITANIC and making the crossing in a long 98 days. She retired in 1939 at Port Clinton, OH. Burned by vandals on this date.
*A flyer circulated with the ship when she was being displayed stated that she was built at Moulmein, Burma, in 1790. The information above is from Lloyd’s, which does not list the ship before 1840.
Sources: is(1-70),photo,mol,nsp,ttgl,sol,ledc,mpl

------------------------------------------------------ 2881
W.J. SUFFEL
Other names : none
Official no. : C71274
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1874, J. McDermand, Port Burwell, Ont.
Specs : 120x26x10, 238gc 238nc
Date of loss : 1910, Nov 26
Place of loss : Long Point
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : She grounded and went to pieces in a gale.
Ashore with heavy damage near Oswego, NY, Aug 6, 1887.
Sources: hgl,ns2,polk,mmgl.usls

------------------------------------------------------ 2882
JOSEPH C. SUIT
Other names : none
Official no. : 76529
Type at loss : propeller, wood, bulk freight "rabbit"
Build info : 1884, R. Brittain, Saugatuck, MI as a passenger steamer
Specs : 110x23x9, 318g 241n
Date of loss : 1912, Nov 9
Place of loss : at Detroit
Lake : Detroit R
Type of loss : collision
Loss of life : none
Carrying : ?
Detail : Tied to her dock, she was rammed and sunk by the brand-new, giant passenger steamer CITY OF DETROIT III. Crushed and sunk, she was a total loss.
Owned by Dell Maddenof Harbor Beach, MI
Sources: mv,ns2,eas,mpl

------------------------------------------------------ 4047
SULTAN
Other names : none
Official no. : none
Type at loss : brig, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1848, Chicago
Specs : 267 t.
Date of loss : 1864, Sep 24
Place of loss : off Euclid, OH
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 7 of 8
Carrying : lumber, staves, 200 tons of grindsones
Detail : Struck bottom as she left Cleveland water in heavy weather. She did not seem to be leaking, but a short time later, when about nine miles out, she began to leak heavily. She went over on her beam ends and sank, taking most of her crew, which had been unable to launch her boat.
Owned by Thatcher, & Burt & Co., of Cleveland
Capsized off Chambers Island in June of 1853.
Ashore with heavy damage in the Straits in November of 1853, recovered in May of 1854.
Sources: nsp,hgl,slh

------------------------------------------------------ 2883
SULTAN
Other names : none
Official no. : (23496)
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : ?*
Specs : 22g
Date of loss : 1873,
Oct
Place of loss : off Port Hope, MI
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : (storm)
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail :
Struck the pier at Port Hope in a stom and was pounded to pieces. Worth only $1,400 at the time.
*Possibilities: B.1854, Thomas & Ashman, Oakville, Ont., 2-mast schooner. 87x19x8. Shown in NAC as "lost" - no date; 2-mast schr b. 1858, J. Burdick, Detroit, 50x13x4, 25 t.
Sources: mv,slh,hgl,mmgl,nsp,(wl)

------------------------------------------------------ 2884
SULTANA
Other names : none
Official no. : none
Type at loss : sloop-barge, wood, bulk freight
Build info : 1847, Zadoc Pangborn, Algonac, MI as a luxury sidewheel steamer
Specs : 217x31x13, 725 t.
Date of loss : 1863, Nov 12 [1858 given erroneously]
Place of loss : SE of Pte Aux Barques, MI
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : navigational error
Loss of life : none
Carrying : lumber
Detail : Bound Saginaw for Buffalo in tow of tug REINDEER, she struck bottom and was stranded. Gales broke her up before she could be released.
Converted from sidewheeler to barge in 1860 or 62. Her cabins were used for "saloons for pleasure parties" at Belle Isle, Detroit R.
Sources: hgl,is(4-95),slh,nsp,mpl

------------------------------------------------------ 2885
SUMATRA
Other names : none
Official no. : 115240
Type at loss : schooner-barge, wood, bulk freight
Build info : 1874, Quelos & Peck, Black R., OH
Specs : 204x34x14, 845g 803n
Date of loss : 1896, Sep 30*
Place of loss : off Milwaukee
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 4 of 7
Carrying : RR rails
Detail : She was blown down and foundered while under tow of the steamer B.W. ARNOLD (qv). The balance of her was crew rescued by ARNOLD [which was lost 2 months later] and the Lifesaving Service .
*date also given as Sep 4
Rebuilt, 1882 after stranding with heavy damage on Lake Erie in late fall of 1879.
Sources: mv,(nsp),sol,h,lmdc,wb,phr,polk,hgl,mpl

------------------------------------------------------ 2886
SUMMIT
Other names : none
Official no. : 22376
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1856, R. Calkins, Cleveland
Specs : 126x26x10, 226 t.
Date of loss : 1872, Sep 28
Place of loss : 3 mi off Fish Point [AuSable Pt]
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 2
Carrying : iron ore
Detail : She stranded and was wrecked. Heavy seas had broken up her lifeboat, so her crew had to swim for it as she went to pieces. The woman cook who had been lashed to the ship’s rigging and a seaman who made for shore were lost.
Owned by J. Webber and her skipper W. Webb, of Cleveland.
Sources: mv,slh,nsp,is,wes

------------------------------------------------------ 3633
ALANSON SUMNER
Other names : none
Official no. : 105155
Type at loss : propeller steam tug, wood
Build info : 1872, G. Goble, Oswego, NY
Specs : 127x24x11, 301g 150n
Date of loss : 1898, Dec
Place of loss : Lake St. Clair
Lake : St Clair
Type of loss : (storm)
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : none
Detail : No detail. Official document surrendered at Port Huron May 26, 1899, annotated "Sunk Lake St. Clair 12-1898."
A list of Oswego vessels and the Runge List show her as abandoned in 1899.
She was reportedly burned to the water's edge at Oswego in early May of 1884.
Burned at Kingston, Ont, in April of 1890.
One of the largest tugs ever on the lakes. Built as a log rafting tug, later cut down to a harbor tug.
Sources: phr,mv,hgl,mpl,es,
jb

------------------------------------------------------ 2887
SUN
Other names : none
Official no. : 22281
Type at loss : propeller, wood, bulk freight
Build info : 1854, Bidwell & Banta, Buffalo
Specs : 192x28x12, 707g (629n?) 680 t. om
Date of loss : 1874, Jul 12
Place of loss : abeam of Pte Aux Pins, Ont.
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : 3-barge tow
Detail : She was struck by a storm and foundered. She was a total loss of $13,000. Her barges made it to Detroit under their own sail.
Major repairs in 1864
Sources: lhl,hgl,mv,ledc,nsp

------------------------------------------------------ 2888
SUNBEAM
Other names : built as steamer VICTOR, renamed in 1862
Official no. : none
Type at loss : sidewheel steamer, wood, passenger & package freight
Build info : 1861, Bates & Son, Manitowoc, WI
Specs : 169x24x10, 398 gt
Date of loss : 1863, Aug 28
Place of loss : off Keweenaw Pt
Lake : Superior
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 28 of 29
Carrying : passengers
Detail : Caught in a gale above Eagle Harbor while in company of the steamer MICHIGAN, she broke up and foundered offshore between Ontonagon and Portage Lake. Her crew took to her small lifeboats and were all lost except the wheelsman who had forsaken a boat for a piece of floating wreckage. He sustained himself for over 30 hours on the contents of a large bottle of port wine that had drifted near.
Built with an unusual and unsuccessful Wittaker side propeller propulsion system, which was removed after its first year of service in favor of a standard sidewheel powerplant.
Owned by the Goodrich Line of Chicago
Sources: hgl,lhl,gwgl,lss,gs,sol,rsh,mpl,rsh,df,eas

------------------------------------------------------ 3536
SUNNYSIDE
Other names : none also seen as SUNNISIDE, SUNNY SIDE
Official no. : 22555
Type at loss : propeller, wood
Build info : 1864, S. McDonald, Detroit
Specs : 138 t.
Date of loss : 1867, Nov 14
Place of loss : at Pine River, west arm of Grand Traverse Bay
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : (none)
Carrying : merchandise
Detail : She was tied to the pier of S. Pease & Co. when that structure began to break up in a storm. She went ashore in a slurry of timbers and was pounded to pieces. Officially abandoned in May of the following year.
Owned by Hannah, Lay & Co out of Traverse City
Sources: lhl,rsl,nsp

------------------------------------------------------ 2889
SUNNYSIDE
Other names : none
Official no. : 22388
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 3-mast
Build info : 1862, Campbell & Owen, Detroit as a bark
Specs : 563 gt.
Date of loss : 1883, Aug 21
Place of loss : Fox Islands
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : 928 tons of iron ore
Detail : She stranded and pounded to pieces at Fox Island. Her remains reportedly lie 2 miles offshore of the southwest side of Fox Island in 18 ft. of water.
Home port was Detroit, Michigan.
She had been built as a large bark at 746.85 gt.; later rebuilt as a schooner to a lower tonnage.
Sources: (mv),(hgl),lmdc,rsl

------------------------------------------------------ 2890
SUNRISE
Other names : none
Official no. : 22349
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 3-mast
Build info : 1862, Peck & Masters, Cleveland as a bark
Specs : 160x31x12, 439g 417n
Date of loss : 1896, May 21
Place of loss : midlake 60 miles out of Chicago
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : collision
Loss of life : none
Carrying : light
Detail : Bound Chicago for Cockburn Isl., she cut between the steamer W.H. GRATWICK and her tow, the whaleback barge NO. 133, which ran her down. 133 picked up her crew just as she sank.
Also sank in the Straits, 1871, and went ashore near Detroit with the loss of 3 lives in 1872.
Stranded and wrecked near Chicago in '87.
Rebuilt, 1882
Sources: mv,hgl,nsp,polk,slh,wb,mpl

------------------------------------------------------ 2891
SUNSHINE
Other names : none
Official no. : 22272
Type at loss : schooner-barge, wood, bulk freight
Build info : 1854, Kirby & Hoyt, E. Saginaw, MI as a bark
Specs : 160x30x12, 390g 370n
Date of loss : 1906, Nov 28
Place of loss : at Detroit, foot of Fisher Ave.
Lake : Detroit R
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : none
Carrying : ?
Detail : Burned to total loss at her moorings. Owned by F. Ryder of Detroit.
As a bark, she capsized with the loss of her captain, mate and three of the captain’s children in July of 1859 and lost most of her crew in another capsizing about 1871.
Heavily damaged in the explosion of the tug N.P. SPRAGUE(qv) in 1857.
Major repairs in 1857. Rebuilt to schooner-barge, 1871, rebuilt, 1883
Sources: ns1,mv,vbs,nsp

------------------------------------------------------
SUPERIOR - See also RALPH BUDD, A.B. CONMEE, WALTER R. PRINGLE

------------------------------------------------------ 2892
SUPERIOR
Other names : ?
Official no. : none
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 2-mast
Build info : (1816, Ashtabula, OH)
Specs : (62x18x7, 70 t. om)
Date of loss : 1825, May 9
Place of loss : off Cedar Point, near Sandusky, OH
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : stranded
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : passengers, freight
Detail : She struck a bar and was wrecked. Her crew, passengers and cargo were saved by the schooner GOOD INTENT.
May have been recovered. A year later there was still a SUPERIOR operating on Lake Erie, the vessel in parentheses.
Sources: ledc,www,hgl,nsp,wl

------------------------------------------------------ 2893
SUPERIOR
Other names : none
Official no. : none
Type at loss : ship [bark?], wood
Build info : 1822, Noah Brown, Buffalo as a sidewheel steamer
Specs : 126x29x11, 346 t.
Date of loss : 1843, Oct.22
Place of loss : at Michigan City, Ind
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : wheat
Detail : While loading a cargo at dock in a gale, her lines parted and she drove ashore. She reportedly broke up soon after, a total loss.
Equipped with the engine from the early steamer WALK-IN-THE-WATER(qv). This engine may later have powered a sawmill at Saginaw, MI.
Some sources says she was converted to a schooner before her loss [in 1834], while others say she was still a steamer, and news clippings show her as a "ship." A 3-mast ship of the name and very similar dimensions [128x29x11, 359 t.] operated out of Buffalo from 1837 on.
Sources: hgl,lhl,is,egls,lmdc,sol,nsp,wl

------------------------------------------------------ 2894
SUPERIOR
Other names : none
Official no. : none
Type at loss : sidewheel steamer, wood, passenger & package freight
Build info : 1845, Perrysburg, OH
Specs : 191x28x11, 567 t. om [may have been rebuilt after1848, some sources show larger dimensions after that date]
Date of loss : 1856, Oct 30
Place of loss : Pictured Rocks, near Cascade, MI
Lake : Superior
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 35 of 53*
Carrying : freight, 30 pass.
Detail : She was having no problem with a big storm until her rudder broke off, then she was thrown into the shallows under Pictured Rocks. Reportedly went to pieces within 15 minutes of striking.
The next summer, when salvors went there to examine her, all that was left that was salvagable was the engine and boiler.
*Most common est., others - up to 50 casualties- are given.
One of the last & largest vessels to be portaged around Soo.
Wreck is a frequent dive target.
Sources: hgl,lhl,gwgl,lss,ms,sol,is,net,nsp,eas,rnc,
ctw

------------------------------------------------------ 2895
SUPERIOR
Other names : none
Official no. : 22387
Type at loss : schooner-barge, wood, bulk freight
Build info : 1861, Campbell & Owen, Detroit as a bark
Specs : 136x26x12, 306g 291n
Date of loss : 1895, Nov 19
Place of loss : Oak Pt., W of Pte Aux Barques
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : light
Detail : Stranded and became a total loss in a NE gale.
Converted from a bark to a schooner in 1872.
Sources: slh,mv,lhdc,wb,wl

------------------------------------------------------ 2896
SUPERIOR
Other names : none
Official no. : 115158
Type at loss : propeller, wood
Build info : 1873, Linn & Craig, Gibraltar, MI
Specs : 188x33x20, 964g 838n
Date of loss : 1898, Aug 28
Place of loss : 1 mile W of Gull Isl. Light, Beavers
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : iron ore
Detail : Bound Escanaba for Toledo, she opened her seams in heavy waves and began to sink. She let her barge SANDUSKY go and made for the Beavers. She was run into the shallows on the N side of Gull, where she quickly broke up. The crew made hard pull to St James in yawl.
350 hp engine
Sources: mv,polk,hgl,nsp,lmdc,mpl

------------------------------------------------------ 2897
SUPERIOR
Other names : built as sloop MENTOR, renamed in 1916
Official no. : 91378
Type at loss : propeller, wood, bulk freight sandsucker
Build info : 1881, A. Johnson, Fort Howard, WI
Specs : 138x26x13,*
Date of loss : 1929, Jun 11
Place of loss : Detour Channel, St. Mary's R.
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : none
Carrying : ?
Detail : She struck a bar, caught fire and was destroyed.
Listed as a steam lighter in 1910 mvus
*118x26x9, 304g 257n after conversion to prop in 1887
Mpl shows her as US#214461 built 1916 Marine City, MI, this nmay refer to her conversion
Enlarged and converted to sandsucker in 1916
Sources: mv,polk,ns3,slh,lhdc,mpl,eas

------------------------------------------------------ 2898
SUPERIOR CITY
Other names : none
Official no. : 116820
Type at loss : propeller, steel, bulk freight
Build info : 1898, American Ship Building, Lorain, OH
Specs : 429x50x25, 4795g 3693n
Date of loss : 1920, Aug 20
Place of loss : Whitefish Bay
Lake : Superior
Type of loss : collision
Loss of life : 29 of 33
Carrying : iron ore
Detail : Downbound, she collided with the 580 ft. steamer WILLIS L. KING in a confusion of passing signals. SUPERIOR crossed KING’s bow, was rammed amidships and sank very quickly. Cold water hitting boiler caused an explosion which killed most of her crew.
She was a Pittsburgher. 1900 hp engine
Wreck discovered by a diver in 1972.
Sources: mv,ns3,is(2-69),lssc,lss,lol,gwgl,smgl,sol,mpl,eas

------------------------------------------------------ 2900
SUPPLY
Other names : ?
Official no. : none
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : ?
Specs : ?
Date of loss : 1832
Place of loss : unreported
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : "lost"
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : No detail
Sources: hgl,slh

------------------------------------------------------ 3537
SUPPLY
Other names : built as schr CURTIS MANN renamed in 1861
Official no. : 22389
Type at loss : brig or schooner, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1855, G. Hardison, Buffalo
Specs : 134x30x11, 277 t.*
Date of loss : 1869, Nov 15
Place of loss : off N. Manitou Isl.
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 1
Carrying : 300,000 brick
Detail : Bound Detroit for Carp River, she broke in two astern and foundered in a gale, just offshore. The woman steward died of exposure. Crew spent 2 days in rigging until rescued by windbound crew of the schooner SOUTH WEST. Out of Detroit.
A scow-sch of this name was reported capsized off Port Washington, WI, Jul 13 of the same year. Declared a total loss, but later recovered.
*396 t. also given, probably OM.
Sources: nsp,mv,hgl,nb,rsl,mdwl

------------------------------------------------------ 4025
SUPPLY
Other names : none
Official no. : 23497
Type at loss : scow-schooner, wood
Build info : 1861, S. E. Field, Black River, OH
Specs : 89 g 85n
Date of loss : 1890, Jul 3
Place of loss : Grand Traverse Bay
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : (storm)
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : She foundered off Traverse City, MI - no detail.
Sources: bb,hgl,mv

------------------------------------------------------ 2901
SURPRISE
Other names : none
Official no. : C96819
Type at loss : propeller steam tug, wood
Build info : 1893, Gore Bay
Specs : 50x12, 19gc 11nc
Date of loss : 1905, Nov 4
Place of loss : Cask Bay of Georgian Bay (or Cook's Bay)
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : none
Detail : Burned to total loss.
Out of Soo, Ont.
Sources: hgl,win,mmgl,slh,h

------------------------------------------------------ 2902
SURVEYOR
Other names : ?
Official no. : ?
Type at loss : motor launch, oil screw
Build info : ?
Specs : ?
Date of loss : 1964, Dec 4
Place of loss : off Ashtabula, OH
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : "sunk"
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : She foundered with the barge DIXIE, no detail. The wreck lies in 43 ft of water, 3.8 mi, 66 deg from Ashtabula E Breakwater light.
Sources: glp,ledc,eas

------------------------------------------------------ 3838
SUSANNA
Other names : none
Official no. : C none
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1850, Port Dover, Ont
Specs : 62x16x6, 50 t.
Date of loss : 1853, Nov 28
Place of loss : Port Dover, Ont.
Lake : Ontario
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : none
Carrying : flour & lumber
Detail : Bound for Buffalo, she put into Port Dover to shelter from a storm. The crew went ashore except captain and mate, and soon after she was discovered to be ablaze. Burned to total loss.
Out of Port Ryerse.
Another (same?) SUSANNAH was wrecked and reportedly went to pieces in the Niagara R. in November of 1855.
Sources: hgl,mmgl,nsp

------------------------------------------------------ 4048
SUSQUEHANNAH
Other names :
Official no. : none
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1846, F. D. Ketchum, Huron, OH
Specs : 270 t.
Date of loss : 1865, Aug 30 (ca)
Place of loss : off Conneaut, OH
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : (none)
Carrying : 815 t.coal
Detail : She went ashore in a storm. Her rigging, anchors and some gear were recovered by the wrecking tug MAGNET on the 7th.
Major repairs in 1860.
Sources: nsp,hgl,rsl

------------------------------------------------------ 4087
J.E. SUTHERLAND
Other names : also seen as J.E. SOUTHERLAND
Official no. : 12766
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1850, Jos. Randall, St. Joseph, MI
Specs : 77 t. (99 t. OM)
Date of loss : 1869, Nov
Place of loss : at Michigan City, Ind
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : (none)
Cargo : ?
Detail : Went ashore near the west pier of Michigan City, was dismasted and expected to become a total loss.
Sources: nsp,hgl,mv,rsl,mdwl

------------------------------------------------------ 4123
SUTLER GIRL
Other names : none
Official no. : 22378
Type at loss : scow-schooner, wood
Build info : 1863, J Gates, Avon, OH
Specs : 68 t.
Date of loss : 1875, around Nov 1
Place of loss : 20 mi SW of Port Stanley
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : [all]
Cargo :
Detail : According to newspaper accounts of Nov 12, she was "believed to have gone to the bottom with all on board about 20 miles SW off Port Stanley." She was reportedly still missing Nov 15, and there is no further reference to the ship.
Sources: es,wl,jb

------------------------------------------------------ 3722
LIZZIE SUTTON
Other names : none
Official no. : 140199
Type at loss : propeller, wood, yacht in use as a ferry & tug
Build info : 1876, Buffalo
Specs : 23g 12n
Date of loss : 1886, Oct 19
Place of loss : 3 mi W of Whitefish Pt., MI
Lake : Superior
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : none of 2
Carrying : ?
Detail : She burned to a total loss while at anchor. The crew escaped in a dinghy and were rescued by steamer ST. MARIE.
Out of Houghton, MI
Sources: lss,polk,mv,hgl,nsp,net

------------------------------------------------------ 3839
MINNIE F. SUTTON
Other names : none
Official no. : 90572
Type at loss : propeller tug and yacht, wood
Build info : 1870, Buffalo
Specs : 55x9x4, 21 t.
Date of loss : 1877, Oct 16
Place of loss : near Spectacle Reef, Straits
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : none, lighter scow in tow
Detail : Bound Cheboygan for Drummond, Isl., MI, she was caught in a NW squall and took shelter behind the reef. Pounding of the scow tore out her timber head, then both the tug and scow were torn loose from the lighthouse pier. Two crewmen and 7 passengers abandoned to the pier while both tug and lighter drifted away and sank. They were rescued 4 days later by the tug BENNETT, which had been searching for them. The lighter was later recovered and her towrope was still tied to the SUTTON’s broken towpost. Registered out of Port Huron, MI.
Built as a yacht, used as a passenger vessel between Grand Haven and Fruitport, Mich, in 1873-4
Sources: phr,nsp,hgl,mv

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V. SWAIN
Other names : none
Official no. : 25888
Type at loss : propeller, wood, bulk freight
Build info : 1874, W.J. Miller, Cleveland
Specs : 187x34x14, 955g 817n
Date of loss : 1907, Nov (7)
Place of loss : Howard's pocket, near Superior, WI
Lake : Superior
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : none
Carrying : none
Detail : She burned to total loss during a fire at the dock where she had been laid up since springing a leak and sinking in 1903. The salvaged after end of the steamer LAFAYETTE (qv) was docked beside her.
Major repairs in 77,82,83
Sources: nsp,mv,mpl

------------------------------------------------------ 2903
SWALLOW
Other names : none
Official no. : 115184
Type at loss : propeller, wood, bulk freight "lumber hooker"
Build info : 1873, A.A. Turner, Trenton, MI
Specs : 134x26x11, 257g 203n
Date of loss : 1901, Oct 18
Place of loss : near Long Point
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : lumber,shingles
Detail : She foundered in a heavy gale. Her crew was picked up by the barge MANITOU, which she was towing. The barge drifted helpless for 39 hours until picked up by steamer WALTER SCRANTON.
Out of Detroit, Owned by Lennane Bros.
Also stranded with heavy damage in 1877 and 1889.
A newspaper report at the time of her launch states she was given this name because a swallow built a nest among her timbers during her construction and remained until her launch.
Sources: mv,ns1,nsp,mpl

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SWAN - See also CATARAQUI

------------------------------------------------------ 2904
SWAN
Other names : none
Official no. : 22384
Type at loss : propeller steam tug, wood
Build info : 1862, Hingston Bros, Buffalo
Specs : 11g 8n
Date of loss : 1875, Nov 4
Place of loss : Saginaw River at East Saginaw
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : none
Carrying : ?
Detail : She caught fire
from her boiler while lying at her dock for the night and burned to a total loss. No one was aboard at the time.
Owned by A. Brewer.
Sources: mv,lhl,slh,hgl,rsl,jb,nsp

------------------------------------------------------ 3398
SWAN
Other names : ?
Official no. : ?
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : ?
Specs : ?
Date of loss : 1904, Sep 5
Place of loss : Scott's Point, near southern end of the lake
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none of 4
Carrying : fruit
Detail : She had sought shelter from a storm and her captain had gone ashore for assistance. As the storm increased, his wife, daughter and the boat's one regular sailor fought to to keep her afloat until they were rescued by fishermen the next day.
Out of Benton Harbor.
Sources: nsp,

------------------------------------------------------ 3647
SWAN
Other names : none
Official no. : 57928
Type at loss : propeller, wood, passenger
Build info : 1888, Monk?, Sandusky, OH
Specs : 79x20x7, 94g 64n
Date of loss : 1914, Nov 5
Place of loss : Saginaw R.
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : Destroyed by fire at a pier.
Converted from barge to steamer between 1895 and 1910.
Sources: phr,mv,www,eas

------------------------------------------------------ 2905
SWANSEA
Other names : none
Official no. : 116165
Type at loss : propeller wood, passenger & freight ferry
Build info : 1887, Detroit
Specs : 77x17x8, 19g 9n
Date of loss : 1926, Jul 28
Place of loss : Duluth-Superior Harbor
Lake : Superior
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : She was destroyed by fire in the harbor. Laid up there for rebuilding, but abandoned in 1931.
Sources: mv,is,mpl

------------------------------------------------------ 2906
SWEDEN
Other names : none
Official no. : C72582
Type at loss : scow-schooner, wood, 3-mast
Build info : 1870, H. Roney, Garden Isl., Ont.
Specs : 136x26x12, 354gc 326nc
Date of loss : 1877, Oct 8
Place of loss : near Port Stanley, Ont.
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : several (maybe all)
Carrying : lumber
Detail : She was run ashore in a gale after springing a leak and later broke up. It was reported later that the wrecking captain that arrived to salvage the outfit of the ship found his son's body among the lost crew.
out of Kingston
Sources: win,is(1-76),h,ledc,mmgl

------------------------------------------------------ 4088
JOHN SWEENEY
Other names : none also seen as J. S. SWEENEY
Official no. : none
Type at loss : bark, wood, 3-mast
Build info : 1855, F. N. Jones, Buffalo
Specs : 418 t. om
Date of loss : 1866, Dec 1
Place of loss : off Muskegon
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : lumber
Detail : Bound Muskegon for Chicago, she was driven on the bar at the mouth of the Muskegon River by a gale. She broke up soon after. Her insurance had run out for the season on Nov 30, one day before the accident.
Owned by butcher Gottleib Schlecht of Chicago.
Major repairs in 1866.
Sources: nsp,hgl

------------------------------------------------------ 2907
SWEEPSTAKES
Other names : none
Official no. :C none
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1867, J. Simpson, Wellington Sq. [now Burlington], Ont.
Specs : 120x23x10, 218 t.
Date of loss : 1896, Jun
Place of loss : "Big Tub", Tobermory harbor, Ont.
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : sunk due to age and poor condition
Loss of life : none
Carrying : coal
Detail : She drove ashore with heavy damage near Cove Island, Georgian Bay, in August of 1885. She was released and towed to Tobermory, where she sank later.
Date of loss also given as 1867, "after 1885"
Rebuilt in 1872-3.
Sources: slh,mmgl,do,mpl,do,eas

------------------------------------------------------ 3840
SWEET HOME
Other names : none
Official no. : C none
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1853, S. Little or Wilson, Jordan [Oshawa], Ont. [clu says Simpson, Oakville]
Specs : 98x21x9, 151 t.
Date of loss : 1878, Nov 29
Place of loss : at Oswego, NY
Lake : Ontario
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : lumber
Detail : She drifted ashore in a moderate blow after being lost from the tow of the tug MOREY and striking a pier. All but the woman cook jumped on the pier when she struck, the cook later being rescued by the USLS after SWEET HOME went ashore.
Out of Kingston, owned by B. Barney. Also ashore near Dunville, Ont., in 1867.
Major repairs in 1874. Rebuilt in 1870.
Sources: mmgl,hgl,rp,wl

------------------------------------------------------ 2908
SWEETHEART
Other names : none
Official no. : 22397
Type at loss : schooner-barge, wood, bulk freight, 2-mast
Build info : 1867, [J. M. Jones] Detroit Dry Dock, Detroit as 3-mast schooner or bark hull# 2
Specs : 175x33x13, 539g 512n
Date of loss : 1913, Jul 6
Place of loss : just above Port Huron
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : lumber
Detail : She caught fire and burned to a total loss, then sank and obstructed the mouth of the St. Clair R until she broke up soon after.
Foundered and recovered in 1880.
Sources: mv,phr,atl,nsp,slh,ns2,wl

------------------------------------------------------ 2909
SWIFT
Other names : built as steamer WOTAN renamed in 1930
Official no. : 81432
Type at loss : propeller, Wood, bulk freight
Build info : 1893, A. Anderson, Marine City
Specs : 192x37x14, 886g 712n
Date of loss : 1935, Dec 5
Place of loss : at Sturgeon Bay, WI
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : none
Carrying : none
Detail : She caught fire while being laid up for the winter and burned to a total loss at her dock. See WAUKEGAN.
Sources: ns4,mv,eas

------------------------------------------------------ 3538
OLIVER L. SWIFT
Other names : none also seen as O.L. SWIFT
Official no. : 18889
Type at loss : propeller steam tug, wood
Build info : 1859, W. Crosthwaite, Buffalo*
Specs : 57x14x7, 45g 25n
Date of loss : 1868, fall [also given as Mar 28, but she was still operating in May]
Place of loss : at Buffalo
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : (storm)
Loss of life : none
Carrying : none
Detail : Sank, probably in the Niagara R. She was winched up from the bottom in August of 1869 by the tug PROTECTION and carried to Buffalo where her machinery was removed and the hull abandoned
.
*1859 enrollment document, local newspaper and rsl gives 1859 as build year, other sources give 1845.
Sources: lhl,hgl,nsp,mv,wl

------------------------------------------------------ 2910
SYLPH
Other names : none
Official no. : none
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1818, Saybrook, OH
Specs : 32x10x4, 10 t. om
Date of loss : 1824, May 12
Place of loss : on North Bass Isl.
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 5 [all]
Carrying : whiskey, wooden dishes, passengers
Detail : Bound Sandusky, OH, for Detroit, she was capsized, blown ashore and totally wrecked.
Out of Sandusky
Sources: hgl,sol,h,ledc,nsp,wl,eas

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SYLVAN STREAM - See EMPIRE STATE

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SYPHAX - See PACIFIC

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SYRACUSE - See also LORD ELGIN

------------------------------------------------------ 2912
SYRACUSE
Other names : none
Official no. : none
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1853, J.A. Baker, Oswego, NY
Specs : 120x25x11, 335 t.
Date of loss : 1863, Nov 10
Place of loss : off 40-mile Point
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : (storm?)
Loss of life : none
Carrying : coal
Detail : She sprang a leak and foundered in 8 or 10 fathoms of water about 12 mi E of Cheboygan, MI. Her crew made it to Cheboygan by small boat.
Out of Chicago.
She stranded on Pt. Pelee, Lake Erie on Dec 4, 1855, and was obliged to throw 200 tons of RR rails overboard before she could be released on the 12th. The cargo was a loss of $8,000.
Sources: slh,hgl,nsp,rp

------------------------------------------------------ 2911
SYRACUSE
Other names : none
Official no. : 116756
Type at loss : propeller, wood
Build info : 1897, Toledo
Specs : 79 ft., 85 t.
Date of loss : 1908, Aug 26
Place of loss : Maumee Bay [Toledo]
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none of 4
Carrying : ?
Detail : Stranded and wrecked, a total loss.
Sources: ledc,mv,eas


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