The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Emperor (Schooner), U8500, aground, 1 Aug 1869

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EMPEROR Schooner, grounded on Herson's Island, St. Clair River; lightered.
      Marine Disasters on the Western
      Lakes during 1869, Capt. J.W. Hall

      Schooner EMPEROR. [C] Of 214 tons. Built at Port Dover in 1853 by [no entry]. Owned by Bostwick & Co. Home port, Port Stanley. Class B. Value $4,000. REMARKS. - Formerly LEOPARD, large repairs in 1862.
      Register of the Ships on the Lakes
      and River St. Lawrence, 1864
Scow schooner LEOPARD. [C] of 120 tons. Built at Port Rowan in 1853. Owned by Killmaster & Co. Home port, Port Rowan. Class A 1 in hull, A in stores. Value £1,200.
      Register of British Shipping
      Inland Waters, 1854
EMPEROR, American schooner, U. S. No. 8500, of 185.17 tons, Home port, Oswego. (marked as Wrecked.)
      List of U. S. Merchant Vessel, 1871

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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 42.58948 Longitude: -82.58852
William R. McNeil
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Emperor (Schooner), U8500, aground, 1 Aug 1869