|Date Built: 1861, Cleveland ||Builders:|
|Construction: propeller, wood, freighter||Owners:|
|Dimensions: 140 ft, 452 t.||Cargo: mixed cargo of salt, apples, railroad iron and stoves|
Location: North Point Reef
Date of Loss: 1868, Oct 26
|GPS: N45 00.710 W83 15.409|
Type of Loss: Storm
Loss of Life:
Co-ordinates are informational only, they maybe inaccurate and should
NOT BE USED FOR NAVIGATIONAL PURPOSES!
On the day prior to her final accident she stranded on Black River Island, a few miles south of Thunder Bay, but was released after twelve hours of work. Proceeding in heavy weather, she stranded near Thunder Bay Island, caught fire and burned to the waterline, and later broke up in place. Registered out of Detroit to Capt. F. G. Hentig.
Some reports say she was recovered, subsequently lost in '73 or '93. She served with the U. S. Quartermaster Dept. during the Civil War. In July of the same year she became the first Great Lakes oil-burner when she had a oil-burning apparatus installed under her boiler. This was probably removed before the time of her loss.
built as DETROIT, renamed in 1865