The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Grace G. Gribble (Schooner), aground, 1 Apr 1902

Full Text

Many boats were wrecked in the storm of Saturday ; the schooner BARKALOW from Marine City foundered on Lake Erie a half mile from Put-in-Bay... 3 lost. The schooner GRACE E. GRIBBLE foundered off Point Pelee and three were lost. The scow MAYFLOWER foundered on her way from Mount Clemens to Algonac. The crew escaped but the vessel is a total loss.
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Monday, April 28, 1902

      During last Saturdays gale the schooner GRACE G. GRIBBLE of Cleveland, Capt. Thomas Wilson, went to pieces on Point Pelee, and three of the crew were drowned, three others saving themselves. The GRIBBLE of 300 registered tons, left Ashtabula with coal for St. Ignace, her canvas was carried away in a squall, she lost her anchors and drove ashore at Point Pelee. She was built 1873 and owned by G. H. Beck and others.
      Marine Record
      May 1, 1902
"this is the third disaster thus far this year. The schooners GRACE GRIBBLE and BARKALOW foundered in April and three lives were lost in each case.
      The part of the lake in the vicinity of the islands is particularly dangerous to navigators. The life saving station at Marblehead is stationed at a particularly dangerous place and time
and time again, as is shown by the reports of the life saving department, vessels have been warned to keep off the shore.
      In this instance, however, the life savers at Marblehead knew nothing of the sinking of the DUNBAR until about 3 o'clock Sunday afternoon -- too late to aid in rescuing the crew.
      Communication with Put-In-Bay was very difficult, but so far as is known, nothing has been heard of the seven sailors." (part of wreck of "George Dunbar"article)
      Sandusky Register
      Monday, June 30, 1902

Media Type:
Item Type:
Reason: aground
Lives: 3
Freight: coal
Remarks: Total loss
Date of Original:
Local identifier:
Language of Item:
Geographic Coverage:
  • 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
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.

Grace G. Gribble (Schooner), aground, 1 Apr 1902