Schooner Maps


The three masted schooner, Carlingford, collided with the steamer Brunswick and sank immediately. She was carrying a load of wheat  more »
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The three masted schooner, Manzanilla, heavily loaded with stone was travelling from Cleveland, Onio to Toronto, Ontario when she was caught in a gale and driven ashore. The crew were able to safely get to shore. The schooner was wrecked by the gale winds...  more »
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The two masted schooner, Washington Irving, was bound Erie to Buffalo. The ship was carrying a cargo of pig iron and coal. The schooner disappeared while enroute probably due to a massive leak that caused the ship to sink very quickly before the crew...  more »
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The three masted schooner, Annabell Wilson, carrying a load of 1000 tons of coal was being towed from Erie, PA to Port Colboure when a storm forced them to find a safe harbor at Dunkirk, NY. Before the tow could reach the harbor the schooner foundered....  more »
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The two masted schooner, J. G. McGrath, carrying a heavy cargo of stone which shifted in a terrible storm and caused the ship to founder.  more »
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The O.J. Walker was built in Burlington in 1862 and named after on the region’s leading merchants, Obadiah Johnson Walker. For over 30 years this vessel carried a variety of heavy cargoes. In May of 1895 the schooner took on a load of bricks and...  more »
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The General Butler was built in Essex, New York in 1862. Designed as a canal boat-schooner it was able to remove the masts and raise its centerboard and navigate the canal system. While approaching Burlington during a Winter storm in early December 1876,...  more »
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The story of Water Witch began in 1831 when Captain Jahaziel Sherman commissioned Samuel Wood to build a new steam vessel at his shipyard in Fort Cassin, Vermont. Completed in the early part of 1832, the Water Witch was a small boat as compared to other...  more »
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Around 1860 the schooner Elk hit the head of Washington Island and sank in the shallows.  more »
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Two masted wooden schooner, Clara White, caught fire and burned to the water line and sank near Brockville, Ontario.  more »
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Believed to be the schooner Sam Cooke also referred to as the Battersby Island Wreck. This shipwreck is that of a three masted schooner.. The Sam Cooke was built at Oswego, New York in 1873. In 1882 the Cooke was blown towards Battersby Island by a strong...  more »
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The schooner barge St Louis was built in 1864 and sank in 1914.  more »
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