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------------------------------------------------------ 3258
YAKIMA
Other names : none
Official no. : 27630
Type at loss : propeller, wood, bulk freight
Build info : 1889, Quayle & Son, Cleveland
Specs : 279x41x21, 1986gt 1658nt
Date of loss : 1905, Jun 13
Place of loss : on Stag Island
Lake : St Clair R
Type of loss : nav. error/fire
Loss of life : none
Carrying : iron ore
Detail : She missed the channel and grounded, then caught fire before she could be released. Her remains were later refloated and dismantled.
Owned by J.C. Gilchrist of Detroit
Sources: ns1,mv,nsp,mpl

------------------------------------------------------ 3259
YANKEE
Other names : none
Official no. : 27625
Type at loss : scow-schooner, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1884, J. Huxtable, Sand Beach, MI
Specs : 38x12x4, 12gt 11nt
Date of loss : 1893, Sep 17
Place of loss : off Port Elgin, Ont.
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : She went ashore and was wrecked in a gale. She was unable to be released and was abandoned the next year.
Sources: phr,mv,slh,lhdc,wb,hgl

------------------------------------------------------ 3260
YANTIC
Other names : none
Official no. : none
Type at loss : screw bark warship
Build info : 1864, Philadelphia Navy Yard, Philadelphia
Specs : 180x30x12, 900 t. [displ]
Date of loss : 1929
Place of loss : Detroit
Lake : Detroit R
Type of loss : hull failure
Loss of life : none
Carrying : none
Detail : Unserviceable since the turn of the century, she sank at her dock and was abandoned by the Navy. She caught fire in 1930 and was partially destroyed. Later dismantled in place.
She was reportedly designed to be Abraham Lincolnís yacht, but was assigned to the Michigan Naval Militia after Lincoln died and the Civil War ended. She had been deemed "overaged" since about the turn of the century
Sources: mv,is,mpl

------------------------------------------------------ 4254
YONKERS
Other names : built as MILWAUKEE, renamed in 1902
Official # : 91150
Type at loss : unrigged barge, self unloading bulk freight and construction
Build info : 1879, Thos. Quayle, Cleveland
Specs : 264x37x16, 1209g 1195n
Date of loss : 1917, Oct 4
Place of loss : at Ashtabula, OH
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : (navigational error)
Loss of life : none
Carrying : bulk freight
Detail : She was under tow when she stranded on a bar at Ashtabula. Left in place to be salvaged the following spring, her hull was damaged beyond repair by the elements. Abandoned, the hulk was destroyed by fire June 5, 1918.
Converted from a package freighter to a bulk freighter in 1902, from a steamer to a barge in 1911.
Sources : eas,ns3,hcgl

------------------------------------------------------ 4255
YORK
Other names :
Official no. : British
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1792, Toronto
Specs : 80 gt
Date of loss : 1799, Dec
Place of loss : Devil's Nose, near site of Pultneyville, NY
Lake : Ontario
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : ?
Detail : Reported sticking on a rock by other vessels, with no prospect of getting her off.
Sources: rp,hgl,wmn

------------------------------------------------------ 3261
YORK
Other names : ?
Official no. : probably Canadian
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : ?
Specs : ?
Date of loss : early
Place of loss : off Salt Point, 25 mi W of the Soo
Lake : Superior
Type of loss : (storm)
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : She sank off the mouth of Grant's Creek.
Sources: gwgl

------------------------------------------------------ 4256
YORK PACKET or PACKETT
Other names : also seen as YORK
Official # : none [British]
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : ?
Specs : ?
Date of loss : 1798, Apr 7
Place of loss : near Presqu'ile, Ont.
Lake : Ontario
Type of loss : storm/sabotage
Loss of life : none
Carrying : passengers, general freight
Detail : According to sworn statements given to a justice of the peace, the captain and mate deliberately ran her ashore in a storm and allowed her to wreck. Her crew and passengers made it ashore in a smallboat, while the culprits absconded with valuable portions of her cargo. She had been bound Genesee R. [Rochester] for York [Toronto].
Owned by S Heron and A Miles of York.
This and YORK (above) are probably the same vessel.
Sources : wl,wmn

------------------------------------------------------ 3262
YORK STATE
Other names : none
Official no. : 27514
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1857, F. N. Jones, Buffalo
Specs : 303gt 288nt
Date of loss : 1886, Oct 20
Place of loss : on Giant's Tomb, Georgian Bay
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : (storm)
Loss of life : none
Carrying : grain
Detail : She went ashore and filled and was later wrecked by the swelling of her cargo. Bound Chicago for Midland, Ont.
Rebuilt in 69 at Ashtabula
Rebuilt, 1883
Sources: nsp,mv,polk,slh,hgl,wl

------------------------------------------------------ 3263
YOSEMITE
Other names : none
Official no. : 27541
Type at loss : propeller, wood, freighter
Build info : 1867, G. Fordham, Sandusky , OH
Specs : 152 ft., 310 gt 229 nt
Date of loss : 1892, Apr 30
Place of loss : off Emerson, MI, Whitefish Bay
Lake : Superior
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : none
Carrying : barges
Detail : She was towing two barges up when she caught fire and burned to a total loss. The crew narrowly escaped.
Major repairs in 1874, 83,84
Sources: mv,polk,lol,lssc,is,www,lss,hgl

------------------------------------------------------ 3264
YOU TELL
Other names : none
Official no. : 65020
Type at loss : scow-schooner, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1866, W. Gangulon, Detroit
Specs : 56x17x5, 38 gt.
Date of loss : 1872, Sep 26
Place of loss : near Washington Isl., Isle Royale
Lake : Superior
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : hay
Detail : Bound Thunder Bay, Ont., for Ashland, WI, she struck a shoal in a storm and foundered.
Owned by L. Tenney of Duluth
Sources: mv,irs,lss,bb,wl

------------------------------------------------------ 3265
YOUNG AMERICA
Other names : none
Official no. : 27515
Type at loss : propeller, wood
Build info : 1853, Bidwell & Banta, Buffalo, NY
Specs : 139x26x11, 359 t.
Date of loss : 1873, Oct 20
Place of loss : near Oak Orchard, NY
Lake : Ontario
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : 150 passengers
Detail : Her propeller's over-revving while out of the water during a storm disabled her engine, causing her to be blown ashore 2 mi W of Yate's Pier. Later she pounded to pieces.
Owned by Northern Transportation Co.
Engine & boiler recovered the next year
Date also given as Sep 2, 1874 & Sep 2, 1873.
Major repair in 1864
Sunk at Alexandria Bay, NY, St. Lawrence R., in July of 1854
Sources: lhl,eas,nsp,is,mpl,wl,rsl

------------------------------------------------------ 3266
YOUNG AMERICA
Other names : none
Official no. : 27508
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1854, Geo. Rogers, Oswego, NY (some sources say she was built at Buffalo, but not so)
Specs : 124x25x10, 243g 231n
Date of loss : 1880, Aug 20
Place of loss : near Kelley's Isl.
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : stone
Detail : She foundered in shallow water. Declared a total loss, she was recovered in 1883.
Abandoned in 1900.
Sunk and reported broken in two at Dunkirk, NY, in Nov, 1875,
Collided with the schooner BLACK HAWK and sank N of Racine Sep, 1855.
Sources: phr,polk,mv,eas,h,nsp,bb

------------------------------------------------------ 3267
YOUNG HICKORY
Other names : none
Official no. : 27540
Type at loss : sidewheel steamer, wood, steam barge
Build info : 1864, G. Fordham, Sandusky, OH
Specs : 82x20x4, 59 t.
Date of loss : 1877, Oct 31
Place of loss : off Claybanks area, near Port Burwell, Ont. (also reported as "off Bar Pt.")
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 1
Carrying : wood
Detail : She foundered in a gale. The schooner PORTER rescued her people, which included another full crew that the HICKORY had previously rescued. The wreck was abandoned the next year.
Sources: www,lhl.mv,h,usls,es

------------------------------------------------------ 3932
YOUNG LION
Other names : none
Official no. : none
Type at loss : schooner, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1830, Buffalo, NY*
Specs : 73x25x8, 83 t. om
Date of loss : 1836, July 6
Place of loss : 12 mi from Erie, PA
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : 3 of 8
Carrying : RR iron and lumber
Detail : She opened her seams in a heavy blow and sank quickly with just her topmasts left above water. Five crew saved themselves by clambering up them and were later rescued by the schooner NEW YORK. Bound Buffalo for Toledo.
Owned by Smith, Macy & Russell of Buffalo
Sources: nsp,hgl,wl

------------------------------------------------------ 3268
YOUNG LION
Other names : none
Official no. : C none
Type at loss : propeller steam tug, wood
Build info : 1862, Donaldson & Andrews, Port Dalhousie, Ont.
Specs : 98gc 62nc
Date of loss : 1874, Nov 23 or 28*
Place of loss : off Port Credit, Ont [near Toronto]
Lake : Ontario
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : none
Carrying : none
Detail :
The tug was being run to Toronto for layup after being recaulked at Port Dalhousie, when she caught fire around her boiler. Her crew abandoned her in a small boat which they had aboard accidentally and made it to Toronto in a half-gale. The tug burned to a total loss.
Capt. Frank Jackman of Toronto was her owner
*also given as Jan 21, Ď75. This may be date document was surrendered.
Sources: is,csv,win,mmgl,clu,slh,es,
go,es,hgl

------------------------------------------------------ 3269
YOUNG LYON
Other names : ?
Official no. : (65018)
Type at loss : schooner, wood (perhaps a canalboat #65018)
Build info : ?
Specs : (117 t.)
Date of loss : 1874
Place of loss : unreported
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : foundered or fire
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : No detail
(out of Rochester, NY)
Sources: hgl,slh

------------------------------------------------------ 3270
YOUNG PHOENIX
Other names : ?
Official no. : none (British?)
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : ?
Specs : ?
Date of loss : 1818, Sep 14
Place of loss : off Long Point
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : (storm)
Loss of life : (none)
Carrying : ?
Detail : Reportedly foundered quickly.
Sources: le,mpl,eas

------------------------------------------------------ 3271
YOUNG ZION
Other names : ?
Official no. : ?
Type at loss : steamer
Build info : ?
Specs : ?
Date of loss : 1881, Jun 13
Place of loss : off Walnut Creek, E of Dunkirk, NY
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : (storm)
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : RR iron, cash
Detail : She reportedly foundered 2 mi off shore.
not in 69 mv,lhl,hgl,
Sources: h,ledc

------------------------------------------------------ 3272
ANNIE YOUNG
Other names : none
Official no. : 1760
Type at loss : propeller, wood, bulk freight
Build info : 1869, Campbell & Owen, Detroit as a package freighter hull# 9
Specs : 157x32x13, 1006gt 793nt
Date of loss : 1890, Oct 20
Place of loss : off Lexington, MI
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : 9 of 22
Carrying : coal
Detail : Bound Buffalo for Gladstone, MI, she caught fire, burned to the waterline and went down. Nine crewmen were lost when their lifeboat swamped
after being launched while the YOUNG was still under way - the rest were taken off by steamer EDWARD SMITH (see ZILLAH) in a rising storm. Capt. Mitchell of SMITH received a Lifesaving Medal for his efforts.
Former Anchor Line steamer
owned by Lake Superior Transit Co.
Campbell & Owen's (later Detroit Dry Dock) 1st bulker.
Rebuilt, 1878
Sources: mv,polk,hgl,atl,nsp,sol,slh,is,
es

------------------------------------------------------ 3856
EMMA YOUNG
Other names : ?
Official no. : ?
Type at loss : scow-schooner, wood
Build info : ?
Specs : ?
Date of loss : 1871, Aug 21
Place of loss : near Algonac, MI
Lake : St. Cair R.
Type of loss : collision
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : Reported sunk in a collision, probably with the steamer MILTON D. WARD. No report that she was recovered.
Sources: nsp,st,hgl

------------------------------------------------------ 3857
HENRY YOUNG
Other names : none
Official no. : C74070
Type at loss : scow-schooner, wood, 2-mast
Build info : 1866, Burns, Lakeport, MI (or J. Schaller, Port Huron, MI) US#11759
Specs : 64x18x5, 40gc 40nc
Date of loss : 1881
Place of loss : unreported
Lake : unreported
Type of loss : (storm)
Loss of life : ?
Carrying : ?
Detail : "Wrecked." No detail. Also sunk on L. Erie in 1870.
Sold Canadian, 1879. Out of Windsor.
Sources: mmgl,phr,wl

------------------------------------------------------ 3273
WILLIAM A. YOUNG
Other names : none
Official no. : 62866
Type at loss : schooner-barge, wood, bulk freight, 2-mast
Build info : 1883, D. Lester, Marine City, MI
Specs : 165x30x11, 435g 413n
Date of loss : 1911, Nov 17
Place of loss : just N of Thunder Bay Isl., MI
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : coal
Detail : Tow of the steamer ISABELLA J. BOYCE, she swamped and sank in a storm.
Built as a 3-mast schooner.
Has the number of unrigged barge
Sources: mv,polk,phr,hmc,stb,slh,ns2,h,mpl,eas

------------------------------------------------------ 3274
YUKON
Other names : none
Official no. : 27656
Type at loss : schooner-barge, wood, bulk freight, 2-mast
Build info : 1893, F. Wheeler, W. Bay City hull# 101 as 3-mast schooner
Specs : 270x42x18, 1602g 1523n
Date of loss : 1905, Oct 20
Place of loss : 3 mi off Ashtabula, OH
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : ?
Detail : She filled and sank in a gale. Her crew was rescued by the tug THOMAS WILSON. The hulk was blown up as an obstruction to navigation in July, 1906.
Gilchrist fleet member
Sources: mv,vbs,slh,gs,sbs,is,ns1,mpl,eas


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