The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Door County Advocate (Sturgeon Bay, WI), Sat., Jan 11, 1896


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LAKE DISASTERS OF 1895

A list of the total losses of lake craft of the various classes, valued at about $1,300,000 are as follows:

SCHOONERS
DATENAMECASUALTYVALUE
DecAdams, G. W.S'nk by ice$35,000
Alzora (Br.)Wrecked1,000
Sept. 10Ames, S. T.Wrecked500
ArcticCollision1,500
Atwater, S. T.Wrecked3,500
Oct. 26Bell, Mattie C.Wrecked10,000
Brown, Ida MayWrecked600
Oct. 20Bruce, B. F.Wrecked15,000
Sept. 28Carney, R. J.Wrecked2,000
Oct. 16CommerceAshore7,000
Sept. 24Comstock, A. W.Foundered45,000
Nov. 20DauntlessFoundered800
Oct. 26Davis, G. W.Foundered5,000
Oct. 14Duff, Nellie A.Foundered800
Sept. 30ElmaWrecked4,000
Oct. 19Ellsworth, Col.Ashore3,000
Aug. 22FerretCollision1,000
June 25Greenwood, W. T.Wrecked800
HartfordFoundered6,000
HanlanBurned2,000
Oct. 1Hunter, ElvinaWrecked600
Oct. 6ItascaCollision5,000
Sept. 23Johnson, C. H.Ashore3,500
Oct. 16Johnson, C. N.Foundered6,000
May 15Kelley, KateFoundered3,000
Sept. 29Kent, H. A.Ashore16,000
May 9Kimball, S. H.Collision1,000
Sept. 26King, C. A.Foundered2,500
Sept. 30Lady FranklinWrecked2,000
LunaWrecked300
Sept. 18Magruder, J. H.Wrecked1,000
Oct. 5Mary (Br.)Collision5,000
MonitorWrecked500
Sept. 29MoonlightAshore23,000
Oct. 18MysticWrecked2,500
Oct. 26Nicholson, E. A.Wrecked18,000
NorthwestFoundered200
Oct. 11OtterWrecked1,500
PhantomWrecked800
Sept. 24Queen CityWrecked18,000
Sept. 10Raber, JohnWrecked1,000
Oct. 16Red, White and BlueWrecked5,000
Oct. 6ReindeerWrecked1,000
RepublicFoundered2,500
Oct. 27Richards, H. C.Foundered17,000
SevernWrecked5,000
Oct. 1SkylarkWrecked2,500
Sept. 28Williams, E. R.Foundered2,000
Worts, J. G.Wrecked6,500
STEAMERS
Oct. 26AfricaFoundered12,000
Allmendinger, J. M.Ashore8,000
Sept. 26Barker, GraceBurned8,000
Aug. 24BurlingtonBurned12,000
May 11CayugaCollision225,000
Jan. 21ChicoraS'nk by ice115,000
CibolaBurned127,000
DominionWrecked1,500
April 29Everett, A.S'nk by ice50,000
May 4Fairbank, N. K.Burned80,000
Nov. 22Groh, MichaelWrecked9,000
Johnson, J. H.Wrecked3,000
Sept. 29Kershaw, C. J.Wrecked45,000
Nov. 4MissoulaFoundered95,000
May 31NormanCollision160,000
OtegoBurned8,000
Dec. 31PuritanBurned30,000
May 31St. Magnus (Br.)Burned35,000
Oct. 26Sheriffs, JimAshore30,000
TUGS
Dec. 7Campbell, P. B.Foundered4,000
June 6Evenson, JohnCollision4,500
Oct. 26Morford, T. T.Explosion8,000
Dec. 15Roy, R. T.S'nk by ice12,000
Wells, C. W.Burned 7,000

The grand total of losses on boats reached $2,096,697, divided as to cause, as follows: Collision, $667,369; ashore, $476,914; disasters in Sault passage, $301,429; fire, $346,445; strandings from Detroit to Lake Erie, $140,611; disabled, $70,777; Grosse Point strandings, $71,374.

The old year's record ended with the practical destruction on December 31st by fire of the Graham & Morton steamer Puritan, which was lying in winter quarters at Manistee.

As compared with previous years, the total losses during 1895, were as follows:

189518941893
Number of vessels6354 65
Capacity, net tons48,97531,41541,625
Value of vessels$1,300,000$522,750$1,172,200


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Date of Original:
Sat., Jan 11, 1896
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GLN.5770
Language of Item:
English
Donor:
Bob Jaeck
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Public domain: Copyright has expired according to the applicable Canadian or American laws. No restrictions on use.
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Door County Advocate (Sturgeon Bay, WI), Sat., Jan 11, 1896