ARMENIA U107219

  • Schooner Barge
  • 40ffw 13m
  • 288ft Length
  • Point Pelee, Lake Erie
  • 41 52.95    82 38.51

Chronological Histroy #

  • 1898 Towed by VENEZUELA.
  • 1900 Owned James Mowatt, Chicago, IL.
  • 1901 Owned A. Beacher, Milwaukee, WI. $55,000.
  • 1906 May 9 Foundered Lake Erie.
  • 1906 Sep 18 C. PACKARD hit wreck & sank.

Selection of News Articles for more www.maritimehistoryofthegreatlakes.ca #

Detroit Free Press 
      May 10, 1906 10-2  #

Cleveland, May 9 – The schr. ARMENIA in tow of the stmr. PABST, foundered during the storm last night, and now lies on the bottom of Lake Erie 4 miles northwest of the Middle Ground in Pelee Passage. All the members of the crew of the vessel were saved by the PABST. 
      The fate of the ARMENIA was reported at the Lime Kiln Crossing at noon yesterday by Captain Fred Stewart, Master of the stmr. A.E. STEWART, but the report was at first thought to refer to the schr. WILCOX, sunk off Colchester. 

Detroit Free Press 
      May 11, 1906 9-5  #

     Cleveland, May 10 – The crew of the schr. ARMENIA, which foundered in the gale Tuesday night, arrived here today on board the stmr. PABST, which had the lost boat in tow. Capt. Cooper reports that the ARMENIA lies in 7 fathoms of water, is broken in two, and will be a total loss. The ARMENIA was loaded with ore and insured for $36,000. During the winter $10,000 had been spent on repairs on the boat.  

Buffalo Evening News 
      Friday, May 11, 1906  #

      REWARD FOR RECOVERY OF ARMENIA’S SAILORS. 
Cleveland, May 11. – The crew of the schooner ARMENIA, which foundered in the gale of Tuesday night, arrived here yesterday on board the steamer PABST, which had the lost boat in tow. Capt. Cooper reports that the ARMENIA lies in seven fathoms of water, is broken in two and will be a total loss. 
The ARMENIA was loaded with ore. The ARMENIA and ALGERIA, both of which were lost in the same storm on Lake Erie, were sister ships and came out the same year. Captain Sidney Scott of Mt. Clemens, managing owner of the ALGERIA, has offered a reward of $100 for the recovery of the bodies of Capt. Elmen and George Wallen, who was lost. The ARMENIA was insured for $36,000.  

The Buffalo Times 
      May 21, 1906  #

It is probable that the wreck of the schooner ARMENIA in the path of vessel in Lake Erie will be marked with a buoy. The matter has been taken up by the marine department of the Canadian Government. 

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