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Delos De Wolf (Schooner), U6327, sunk, 30 May 1899


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Schooner DELOS DeWOLF
      Sank in Sandusky Harbor- Built in Oswego forty-three years ago.
Sandusky June 1. The schooner Delos DeWolf, coal laden, was wrecked in the heavy squall last night. The tug Peerless sighted her off this port drifting helplessly, and towed her into port. When the Baltimore and Ohio dock ws reached the schooner sank to the bottom. The crew had previously been taken off by the tug in safety.
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The DeWolf was built in this city in 1856 by the late John Lee and Peter Lamoree, on the ground where now stands the Diamond Match factory, at that time a swamp. The Lathram & Tozer Company were the builders, Mr. George Goble say. The late Hiram Perry was a member of the firm and a relative of Mr. DeWolf, hence the name. In 1868 she was sold to John Joyce and M. H. Cummings and that fall Mr. Joyce became sole owner, and took her to the Welland canal to have her rebuilt. When she returned to the American ports the Government imposed a duty of over $25,000 on the repairs.
      Captain Joyce sold the DeWolf to Robert Green and Captain Litz and in the early seventies she was sold to western parties taken to Cleveland, lengthened and made wider and was used in the lumber trade.
      Considerable trouble was experienced in launching the vessel in 1856. It was three days before she was finally gotten into the water and then she was pulled from the ways by the propellor St. Nicholas, Captain William Williams . Captain Samuel Williams was the first master of the DeWolf. She is among the last of the old canal vessels that at one time were the pride of Oswego's shipping. A peculiarity in the construction of the De Wolf was a leak that could not be located and which was a source of constant annoyance to master and crew the latter being compelled to work the pumps constantly to keep her free.
      Oswego Daily Palladium
      June 2, 1899


Schooner DELOS DE WOLF. U. S. No. 6327. Of 299.26 tons gross. Home port, Oswego, N.Y.,
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1871
     

NOTE:-- Apparently abandoned in 1905 ?
     


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Reason: sunk
Lives: nil
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Date of Original:
1899
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Local identifier:
McN.W.23847
Language of Item:
English
  • Ohio, United States
    Latitude: 41.44894 Longitude: -82.70796
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Delos De Wolf (Schooner), U6327, sunk, 30 May 1899