Site Description

  • Schooner
  • Still Missing
  • 100ft Length
  • North Channel
  • Lake Huron

Chronological History #

  • 1849 First enrolled Cleveland, OH.
  • 1852, Jan 10 Ashore near Ashtabula, OH with railroad iron in gale of Nov 5. 
  • 1855 October Dismasted in gale on Lake Michigan.
  • 1859 Large repairs.
  • 1860 Owned Thomas Sims of Chicago.
  • 1862 Repaired.
  • 1868 US368, 132.97 gross tons, barge.
  • 1871 Owned Kirby, Furlong, & Co., Grand Haven, MI.
  • 1873 Owned Boomsleeter, Grand Haven, MI.
  • 1875 Fall Ashore near Muskegon, MI, Lake Michigan.
  • 1892 Lost in Georgian Bay or North Channel.

Online Dbase Records #

David Swayze Shipwreck File #

  • Other names   :  none
  • Official no.     :  368
  • Type at loss    :  schooner, wood, 2-mast
  • Build info       :  1849, T.L. Lyons, Black River, OH
  • Specs              :  99x23x8,   178 t.
  • Date of loss    :  1892
  • Place of loss   :  Main part of Georgian Bay or North Channel
  • Lake                : Huron
  • Type of loss    : “lost”
  • Loss of life      : ?
  • Carrying         :  ?
  • Detail              :  none available.  Not in 1884 or 92 MVUS, possibly lost before Jul 1.
  • Major repair in 1862
  • Ashore and damaged in a storm  at Muskegon, Mich., in Novbember, 1875. Recovered the following summer.
  • Sources            :  (hgl,mv),slh+,wl,rsl,nsp

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