Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Amboy (Schooner), U95276, aground, 28 Nov 1905
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      (By Associated Press)
      Chicago, November 29. - Reports received up to early today show 18 vessels were wrecked in the storm which swept over the Great Lakes Monday night and yesterday. One life is known to have been lost, and it is feared eight others have perished as a result of the storm. Four vessels are reported missing.
      The following is a list of the vessels wrecked and missing:
CRESCENT CITY, steel steamer, driven ashore near Duluth.
MATAAFA, Steel steamer, driven ashore at Duluth.
R.W. ENGLAND, steel steamer, wrecked near Duluth.
ISAAC L. ELWOOD, steel steamer, disabled in Duluth Harbor.
J.H. OUTHWAITE, steamer, ashore and burned near Sheboygan, Mich.
CITY OF HOLLAND, passenger steamer, stranded at Rogers City, Mich.
D.C. WHITNEY, steamer, ashore near Port Washington, Wis.
J.H. SPAULDING, schooner, ashore near Port Huron, Mich.
MARY MITCHELL, schooner, stranded near Sheboygan, Mich.
HARVEY BISSELL, schooner, broken up at Alpena.
F.A. GEORGER, schooner, dismasted on Lake Michigan, towed to Sheboygan, Wis.
OLIVER MOWATT, ashore in Lake Ontario.
JIM SHERIFFS, steamer, dismasted on Lake Huron.
VINLAND, schooner, waterlogged at Alpena.
Unknown Vessel, reported ashore at Presque Isle, Lake Huron
CHARLES. M. WARNER, steamer, ashore at Nine Mile Point, near Sheboygan, Mich.
MARIPOSA, steamer, ashore at Split Rock.
GEORGE HERBERT, scow, sunk off Two Islands, Lake Superior.
ANGELINE, steel steamer, Lake Superior.
JAMES MOWATT, schooner, Lake Huron.
MOHEGAN, steamer, Lake Huron.
ALCONA, steamer, and barges, Green Bay.
      Buffalo Evening News
      November 29, 1905

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      Duluth, Dec. 1. - Dashed on the rocks 40 miles north of Two Harbors, the steel steamer GEORGE SPENCER and her consort, the AMBOY, of the Tonawanda Steel Co., line are wrecks at Thomasville. The lives of the crews were saved. The vessels were bound for Duluth with coal. The left Buffalo on Nov. 18 and were about 100 miles from Two Harbors when the storm struck them Monday night. Tuesday morning they ran on the rocks and for 13 hours the situation of the crew on the battered hulks was desperate.
      Fishermen rushed into the surf almost to their necks and aided the sailors to escape. The SPENCER's cargo can be lightered, but there is little hope for saving the boat.
      H. Coulby, president of the Pittsburg Steamship Company last night said: "The steamer CORALIA and the barge MAIA, bound down, ore-laden, went on the beach at Point Isabelle, near Belegrise. The crews of both boats are all right and a wrecking expedition has been sent to them from the Soo."
      Buffalo Evening News
      December 1, 1905
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      AMBOY, schooner of 893 tons, built 1974. U.S. No. 95276. Stranded Nov. 28, 1905 at Thomasville, Minn., a total loss. No lives lost.
      Loss to American Vessels
      1906, List of Merchant Vessels, U. S. A.

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Schooner AMBOY.* U.S. No. 95276. Of 893.97 tons gross; 849.27 tons net. Built at Cleveland, Ohio, in 1874. Home port, Milwaukee, Wis. 209.3 x 34.2 x 14.4
      * Formerly schooner HELENA.
      Merchant Vessel List, U.S., 1892

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Remarks: Total loss
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  • Minnesota, United States
    Latitude: 47.57379 Longitude: -90.83626
William R. McNeil
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Amboy (Schooner), U95276, aground, 28 Nov 1905