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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The schooner Julia burned at Wolfe Island on February 25, 1895.  more »
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The 90 feet wooden schooner Maggie L was one of the last commercial sailing ships on Lake Ontario and the St Lawrence River. In November of 1927 the bow of the Maggie L was severed by a steel freighter as she was leaving the shipping channel for Clayton,...  more »
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The three masted schooner A E Vickery was built at Three Mile Bay, NY in 1861. An incompetent river pilot ran the Vickery on a shoal when entering the American Narrows. The 136 foot schooner slipped off shoal and sank soon afterwards. The Vickery was...  more »
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The Kinghorn was in a tow with 6 other schooners by the tug, Hiram A. Walker in April of 1897. The tow was headed to Montreal when a storm sank three of the schooner barges. The Kinghorn was carrying a load of wheat.  more »
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This two masted unidentified schooner lies in 178 feet of water in lake ontario. The masts are still standing.  more »
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The three masted schooner Oliver Mowat was built in 1873 at Mill Haven, Ontario. She was 116 feet in length. In September of 1921 the Oliver Mowat was struck midship by the steel freighter Keywest. Three of the five crew were lost. The masts were a hazard...  more »
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The two masted schooner Fabiola was built at Oakville, Ontario, Canada in 1852. She was lost south of the False Duck Islands on route from Oswego with a cargo of coal.  more »
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Two masted schooner Echo loaded with barley sank near False Duck Island in Lake Ontario on October 11, 1861. All of the crew survived. Located in shallow water it is farly broken up.  more »
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The schooner William Jamieson was built in 1878 at Mill Point, Ontario. On May 15, 1923, while bound Oswego to Napanee, Ontario with 350 tons of hard coal, the schooner sprang a leak near the Ducks, and began taking on water. Captain Patrick McManus...  more »
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The136ft schooner RH Rae was built for the trans-Atlantic trade by the Rae Brothers of Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. She capsized during a squall and was declared a total loss after a salvage attempt failed.Located again in 1888 efforts to raise her were...  more »
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The schooner Olive Branch was built in Picton Ontario in 1871. Enroute to Portsmouth (Kingston) in 1880 with a load of coal the Olive Branch was caught in a storm and capsized drowning all five of her crew members. She was located in 1888 but efforts to...  more »
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Ship Type: Centreboard SchoonerLifespan: Built 1868, Sunk 1877Length: 131ftDepths: 90ftLocation: Sparrow Island, Brockville, Ontario, CanadaGPS N44 33 378 W75 43 151 The Lillie Parsons was launched on September 14, 1868 in Tonawanda, New York. She is a...  more »
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The 95 foot schooner Katie Eccles was built in Deseronto in 1877 and was one of the last schooners to sail on Lake Ontario. She left Oswego and sailed to Napanee wtih a load of coal in Nov 1922 when she ran into heavy weather. Captain Harry Mitchell, was...  more »
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