The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
S. B. Conklin (Scow), U23056, sunk, 1 May 1883

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Cleveland, O., May 12. -- The scow S.B. CONKLIN, with limestone, from Kelley's Island to this point, ran ashore Thursday night at Lorain while trying to make the harbor to seek shelter from the squall, pounded on rocks and considerably damaged. The tug BOLTON went to her today with a steam pump. She is owned by Captain Thomas Sanders, and valued at $1,500; no insurance.
      J.W. Hall Great lakes Marine Scrapbook, May 1883

The Scow CONKLIN which had been engaged in the stone trade between Kelly's Island and Cleveland, sprang a leak at Black River and sank in 8 feet of water.
      Marine Record
      May 19, 1883

Cleveland, O., May 15. -- As was feared, the scow S.B. CONKLIN went to pieces ar Black River during last nights storm, the two steam pumps on board going to the bottom.
      J.W. Hall Great lakes Marine Scrapbook, May 1883

Scow Schooner S.B. CONKLING. U. S. No 23056. Of 101.20 tons. Home port, Vermillion, O.,
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1871
Schooner S.B. CONKLIN. Of 200 tons. Built Vermillion, O., 1867. Sunk Black River Isle, 1883
      'Hist., of the Great lakes"
      by Mansfield
CONKLIN, S.B. of 101 Tons, and 16 years of age, Valued at $4,000. Became a total loss on Lake Erie during 1883.
      Lost Tonnage on the Lakes in 1883
      Marine Record. December 27, 1883
Schooner S.B. CONKLIN. Of 101 tons. Built Vermillion, O., 1867, by Parsons. Home port, Vermilllion, O. Owned by Durand. Class B 1. Value $3,000. REMARKS -- Scow, Repaired in 1874.
      Association of Lake Underwriters
      Vessel Classification Register, 1876

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Reason: sunk
Freight: stone
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  • Ohio, United States
    Latitude: 41.47282 Longitude: -82.18404
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S. B. Conklin (Scow), U23056, sunk, 1 May 1883