|Date Built: 1864||Builders: H.C. Piersons, Ogdensburg, NY|
|Construction: 2 mast wooden schooner||Owners:|
Condition: Upright, windlass, anchor chain, port side damaged, stern collasped.
Location: 2.5mi SE Thunder Bay Island Light
Date of Loss: Nov 18, 1871
|GPS: N45 00.983 W83 09.883|
Type of Loss: Collision
|Loran: Loss of Life: none||
Co-ordinates are informational only, they maybe inaccurate and should
NOT BE USED FOR NAVIGATIONAL PURPOSES!
On November 18, 1871 the Schooner E.B. Allen, downbound from Chicago, loaded with grain for Buffalo's grain elevators. As she passed Thunder Bay Island in a heavy fog the bark NEWSBOY came in on her from the port side fatally ramming her. The entire crew of the ALLEN made it to the saftey of the NEWSBOY before their ship sunk.
When the ALLEN was orginally discovered in the early 70's she was identified as the CORSICAN which had been loaded with coal not grain.
An error corrected latter by Dr. Charles E. Feltner.
Sources: Stonehouse 1992; Swayze 1999; TBNMS