The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Star of the North (Schooner), U22360, capsized, 14 May 1872

Full Text

The schr. STAR OF THE NORTH laden with railroad ties, which passed down on Saturday, was struck by a heavy squall on the evening of that date while near Pt. au Pele, which capsized her, the crew barely escaping with their lives. The vessel is owned in Chicago by C.J. Magill, and was built in Cleveland in 1854. The greater portion of her cargo will probably be a total loss.
      Toledo Blade
      May 14, 1872

The coasting tug RESCUE has discovered the whereabouts of the schr. STAR OF THE NORTH, capsized in Lake Erie, and is at work righting her.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      May 20, 1872 4-2
Schooner STAR OF THE NORTH. U. S. No. 22360. Of 214.10 tons gross; 203.40 tons net. Built Cleveland, Ohio, 1854. Home port, Port Huron, Mich. 123.0 x 24.0 x 8.0
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1885

Media Type:
Item Type:
Reason: capsized
Lives: nil
Freight: railroad ties
Remarks: Recovered
Date of Original:
Local identifier:
Language of Item:
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 41.908055 Longitude: -82.508888
William R. McNeil
Copyright Statement:
Copyright status unknown. Responsibility for determining the copyright status and any use rests exclusively with the user.
Maritime History of the Great Lakes
WWW address
Comment on this item
Groups of Related Records
Shipwreck news
Powered by / Alimenté par VITA Toolkit

My favourites lets you save items you like, tag them and group them into collections for your own personal use. Viewing "My favourites" will open in a new tab. Login here or start a My favourites account.

Star of the North (Schooner), U22360, capsized, 14 May 1872