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  • Grace Holland (Schooner), U39633, sunk, 1 Jul 1918
    TextNewspaper       Reason: sunk
    Lives: nil
    Remarks: Total loss
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    TextNewspaper     Reason: sunk
    Lives: nil
    Remarks: Total loss
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  • Grace Holland (Schooner), U39633, aground, 15 May 1884
    TextNewspaper       Reason: aground
    Hull damage: $500
    Remarks: Damaged
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    TextNewspaper     Reason: aground
    Hull damage: $500
    Remarks: Damaged
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  • Grace Holland (Schooner), U39633, collision, 1 May 1883
    TextNewspaper       Reason: collision
    Lives: nil
    Remarks: Damage trivial
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    TextNewspaper     Reason: collision
    Lives: nil
    Remarks: Damage trivial
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  • Transferring Lumber, North Tonawanda, N. Y.
    Image       "Transferring Lumber, North Tonawanda, N. Y." "220220"
    Image     "Transferring Lumber, North Tonawanda, N. Y." "220220"
  • View from the Fortifications, Mackinac, Michigan
    Image       "Town of Mackinac, on Lake Huron, State of Michigan"
    Image     "Town of Mackinac, on Lake Huron, State of Michigan"
  • Sailors as Entrepreneurs in a Great Lakes Maritime Village
    Text  Neuschel, Fred, The Northern Mariner / Le marin du nord (St. John's, NL), Jan 1998, 65-82     Those with an interest in the maritime history of the Great Lakes may well agree that while stories abound, historical writings are more scarce. Shipwrecks have been documented extensively, but the question of what sailors were doing when not caught up in catastrophes remains largely unanswered. Studying the development of ...
    Text  Neuschel, Fred, The Northern Mariner / Le marin du nord (St. John's, NL), Jan 1998, 65-82   Those with an interest in the maritime history of the Great Lakes may well agree that while stories abound, historical writings are more scarce. Shipwrecks have been documented extensively, but ...
  • Town and Harbor of Mackinac, Michigan
    Image       "Town of Mackinac, on Lake Huron, State of Michigan"
    Image     "Town of Mackinac, on Lake Huron, State of Michigan"
  • Town of Mackinac, on Lake Huron, State of Michigan
    Image       "Town of Mackinac, on Lake Huron, State of Michigan"
    Image     "Town of Mackinac, on Lake Huron, State of Michigan"
  • Port of Genessee, on Lake Ontario, N.Y.
    Image       "The Port of Genesse, on Lake Ontario, N.Y."
    Image     "The Port of Genesse, on Lake Ontario, N.Y."
  • Briton [The] (Schooner), C92643, 1920
    TextNewspaper       ex S. & J. COLLIER...
    TextNewspaper     ex S. & J. COLLIER...
  • Rigs, Salt and Fresh: Schooner Days CCXXXVI (236)
    TextNewspaper  Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 3 Mar 1934     Schooner Days No. 236 Rigs, Salt and Fresh

    By C.H.J. Snider

    On the Great Lakes rigs of sailing vessels sharply differed from those on salt water. Sailors had a laugh the other day over some innocent letterpress about the model of the schooner Tern." ...

    TextNewspaper  Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 3 Mar 1934   Schooner Days No. 236 Rigs, Salt and Fresh

    By C.H.J. Snider

    On the Great Lakes rigs of sailing vessels sharply differed from those on salt water. Sailors had a ...

  • , swamped, 1 Apr 1857
    TextNewspaper       Reason: swamped
    Lives: 5
    Hull damage: $200
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    TextNewspaper     Reason: swamped
    Lives: 5
    Hull damage: $200
    ...
  • , capsized, 1 Apr 1858
    TextNewspaper       Reason: capsized
    Lives: 4
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    TextNewspaper     Reason: capsized
    Lives: 4
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  • , capsized, 1 Jul 1858
    TextNewspaper       Reason: capsized
    Lives: 3
    ...
    TextNewspaper     Reason: capsized
    Lives: 3
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  • , capsized, 1 Aug 1858
    TextNewspaper       Reason: capsized
    Lives: 3
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    TextNewspaper     Reason: capsized
    Lives: 3
    ...
  • Round Island
    Image       Round Island National Park, Mackinac J. A. Jenney Publisher Detroit
    Image     Round Island National Park, Mackinac J. A. Jenney Publisher Detroit
  • The Sailing Schooner
    TextNewspaper  Cape Vincent Eagle (Cape Vincent, NY), 8 Apr 1915     The Sailing Schooner ____ Will Soon Be a Thing of the Past On the Great Lakes ____

    The indications are that is only a matter of time, and a short time at that, when the sailing vessel will have disappeared completely from the Great Lakes. During the ...

    TextNewspaper  Cape Vincent Eagle (Cape Vincent, NY), 8 Apr 1915   The Sailing Schooner ____ Will Soon Be a Thing of the Past On the Great Lakes ____

    The indications are that is only a matter of time, and a short ...

  • Cape Vincent Eagle (Cape Vincent, NY), 12 Aug 1915
    TextNewspaper      

    The day of the old wind jammers on the lake is past. There are now 28 schooners in commission on Lake Ontario, where formerly there were several hundred, and they are nearly all Canadian owned, though nearly all once had an American register.

    As the old schooners and sail ...

    TextNewspaper    

    The day of the old wind jammers on the lake is past. There are now 28 schooners in commission on Lake Ontario, where formerly there were several hundred, and they ...

  • Schooner Days
    GroupTextNewspaper       "Schooner Days was a newspaper column which ran Saturdays in the Telegram for more than a quarter of a century beginning in 1931. In it, C.H.J. Snider described in vivid detail the lake shipping scene of the late nineteenth century, touching on both sail and steam, and drawing on experience ...
    GroupTextNewspaper     "Schooner Days was a newspaper column which ran Saturdays in the Telegram for more than a quarter of a century beginning in 1931. In it, C.H.J. Snider described in vivid ...
  • Buffalo Gazette (Buffalo, NY), 1 Apr 1817
    NewspaperText       FOR SALE a SCHOONER

    Forty tons burthen, in service three years on the Lakes, in good repair, sails well; a reasonable credit will be given for good security: Or the Schooner will be exchanged for real estate, in or near the village of Buffalo.

    For further particulars, ...

    NewspaperText     FOR SALE a SCHOONER

    Forty tons burthen, in service three years on the Lakes, in good repair, sails well; a reasonable credit will be given for good security: Or the ...

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