The schooner W.H. VANDERBILT foundered off Long Point in about 30 feet of water. She was bound from Escanaba with ore. The crew escaped but she is thought to be a total loss.
Port Huron Daily Times
Wednesday, September 26, 1883
The Schooner WILLIAM H.VANDERBILT foundered at Long Point, ore laden, valued at $20,000; insured for $15,000. Buffalo Report.
Sept. 27, 1883
Schooner VANDERBILT foundered September 25, 1883. Value $20,000. Loss $20,000.
Casualty List for 1883
Toronto Globe, Dec. 4, 1883
Schooner, W.H. VANDERBILT of 520 Tons. and 16 years old. lost Lake Erie. Value $18,000
Lost Tonnage on the Lakes in 1883
Marine Record, December. 27, 1883
The two most serious disasters resulting from the storms are those to the fine schooner TYPO, wheat laden, and the schooner W.H. VANDERBILT, with a cargo of iron ore. With some difficulty, the insurance on these two crafts and their cargoes was obtained. The VANDERBILT is insured for $15,000 in Crosby & Dimick's agency, divided among the Continental, Thames and Mersey, Union and State, of Pennsylvania. The cargo of iron ore was consigned to the Lackawanna Railroad Company, and is uninsured. The VANDERBILT measured 520 tons. She was built in 1867, rebuilt in 1871, and repeatedly repaired since, S.L. Watson, Esq., of Buffalo is the owner.
Oct. 4, 1883
WILLIAM H. VANDERBILT Bark. Official U. S. Number, 26842. Of 520.65 Tons. Home port, Buffalo, N.Y.
Merchant Vessel List of U. S. A., 1871
VANDERBILT, W.H. Schooner of 520 tons, built Saginaw 1867 by Tripp. Owned by S.L. Watson, et al. Home port, Buffalo. Value $ --. Class -- REMARKS :- Repaired 1871. Loaded.
Inland Lloyds Vessel Register, 1882
Erie.---The schooner LOUISE, a Buffalo wrecker, arrived at Erie on the 4th. from the schooner VANDERBILT, sunk off Long Point five years ago, iron ore laden. The LOUISE raised 200 tons of this ore and will discharge it here and return to the wreck. The VANDERBILT lies in 26 feet of water.
The Marine Record
Thurs. July 7, 1887 p.1
The small wrecking scow LOUISE has landed at Erie a cargo of 200 tons of ore, taken from the schr. W.H. VANDERBILT, which was sunk off Long Pt. several years ago. More of the cargo is to be raised.
Buffalo Morning Express
July 6, 1887 6-2