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Isaac G. Jenkins (Schooner), U100078, sunk, 30 Nov 1875


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The schooner J.G. JENKINS foundered in the gale of Tuesday, above Oswego and all on board were lost, 9.
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Friday, December 3, 1875



OSWEGO Nov. 30, -- The schooner J. G, JENKINS, with wheat from Milwaukee for this port, left the Welland Canal on Sunday morning, and has not been heard from. It is feared she has foundered in the late gale, with all on board. The schooner BLANCHE, from Wellington Square, Ont. for this port with wheat, is ashore at Pultneyville. N. Y.
      Toronto Daily Globe
      Wednesday, December 1, 1875
     
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      Crew of the JENKINS
We learn from the crews of the vessels which arrived from Port Dalhousie this morning that the crew of the schooner I.G. JENKINS consisted of the following persons: Captain John Brown; first mate, Samuel Mcdonald; second mate, John Smith; seamen William Bosner, Hugh Doran, Charles Chetney, Archie McCullom; cook, Jennie Williams; passengers, John Stewart, James Oats. The new names given are those of Chetney and McCollum. The former lived in the French settlement above Sheldon's Point, and the latter was a Scotchman who had but recently come from salt water.
      Oswego Palladium
      Monday, December 6, 1875
     
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It is ascertained that the schooner J. G. JENKINS foundered in a gale on Monday last week about three miles from Oswego and that all on board were lost. One of the cabin doors and other parts have come ashore. Among the lost were Captain John Brown of Oswego, first mate John Stewart, James Williams, Michael Brophy, Wm. Banner, all of Oswego, and a woman cook from Buffalo. The vessel was insured for $8,000 and the cargo for $26,000.
      Amherstburg Echo
      December 10, 1875

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      VESSELS STRIKING SOMETHING ABOVE FORD'S SHOALS ON LAKE ONTARIO. - A letter received this morning from Captain Peter Cronley, of the schooner JOHN T. MOTT, dated Port Dalhousie, says that when his vessel was going up Lake Ontario, from Oswego to Charlotte, on the evening of Monday, August 21st. in charge of the mate, Mr. John Farrell, the centerboard struck something like the mast of a vessel, and caught twice in the stays of a vessel. The place where the boat struck was N. N. W. from Lewis' Bluff, about seven miles above Oswego, and from four to five miles off in the lake. The mate says that be could go very near to the spot again. The captain concludes from what the crew say that the wreck the vessel struck is the unfortunate I. G. JENKINS which foundered last fall and drowned all hands. In support of the supposition is the statement of Mr. B. F. Greene, who says that while going up the lake the other night on the schooner CHENEY AMES the schooner's center-hoard struck above the upper end of Ford's Shoals, and that when the board struck Oswego light was in sight - an impossibility if the board had struck the head of the shoal. Mr. Greene says that Captain Dority, of the AMES, remarked at the time that it must be the wreck of the JENKINS. --- Oswego Palladium, Aug. 28.
      Cleveland Herald
      Saturday, September 2, 1876
     
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      Is It The Jenkins
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      Vessels Striking Something Above Ford's Shoals
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      A letter received this morning from Captain peter Cronley of the schooner John T. Mott, dated Port Dalhousie, says that when his vessel was going up Lake Ontario from this port to Charlotte on the evening of Monday, Aug. 21st, in charge of the mate, Mr. John Farrell, the centre board struck something like the mast of a vessel, and caught twice in the stays of a vessel.
      The place where the board struck was N.N.W. from Lewis's bluff, about seven miles above this port, and from four to five miles off in the lake. The mate says that he could go very near to the spot again. The captain concludes from what the crew say that the wreck the vessel struck is the unfortunate I.G. Jenkins, which foundered last fall and drowned all hands.
      In support of the supposition is the statement of Mr. B.F. Greene, who says that while going up the lake the other night on the schooner Cheney Ames the schooner's centre board struck above the upper end of Ford's shoals, and that when the board struck Oswego light was in sight - an impossibility if the board had struck the head of the shoal. Mr. Greene says that Captain Dority, of the Ames, remarked at the time that it must be the wreck of the Jenkins.
      Oswego Palladium
      Monday, August 28, 1876



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      The schooner ELLA MURTON, Captain Green, which arrived at Oswego Sunday, reports that while bound from Hamilton to Oswego, light, and when between Big Sodus and Pultneyville, six or seven miles off shore, she struck some obstruction which carried away part of her center-board. One or two vessels have previously encountered an obstruction outside, but not so far up, thought to be the wreck of the JENKINS.
      Chicago Inter Ocean
      July 5, 1878


NAME: ISAAC G. JENKINS
RIG: Schooner
OFFICIAL NO: 100078
LETTERS:
LOA:
BEAM:
DEPTH:
GROSS: 327.33 (1873; 1875; 1876)
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YEAR BUILT:
STATE:
CITY:
HOME PORT: Oswego, NY (1873; 1875; 1876)
LISTED: 1873; 1875; 1876.
NOTES: Listed as foundered in 1876.
      MVUS, Pre-list to 1885


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Reason: sunk
Lives: 9
Remarks: Total loss
Date of Original:
1875
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Local identifier:
McN.W.20285
Language of Item:
English
  • New York, United States
    Latitude: 43.45535 Longitude: -76.5105
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Isaac G. Jenkins (Schooner), U100078, sunk, 30 Nov 1875