Chronological History #

  • 1857 Apr 29 Enrolled Sandusky, OH.
  • 1857 Jul 28 Damaged in collision with brig R.H. HARMON on straits of Mackinac; repaired.
  • 1857 Aug Sunk at Racine, WI, Lake Michigan while trying to make port in a storm, lumber laden; raised, owned St. Clair, MI.
  • 1859 Jul 14 Owned A. Bradley, et al, Cleveland, OH.
  • 1859 Dec 5 Laid up, Little Sodus, NY.
  • 1861 May Wrecked steamer COMET in collision at False Duck Islands, Lake Ontario with wheat; repaired.
  • 1862 Oct Lost deck load of iron ore at Marquette, MI, Lake Superior in gale.
  • 1862 Nov 22 Damaged in collision with schooner J.C. REEVES at Oak Orchard, Lake Ontario with salt; repaired Oswego, NY.
  • 1866 Re-measured 292.04 gross tons.
  • 1866 Sep Sunk at Cleveland, Lake Erie; bound there from Marquette with iron ore; raised.
  • 1871 Owned Mason & Thompson, Cleveland.
  • 1871 Jul Aground St. Clair River; released by tug G.H. PARKER.
  • 1874 Nov 20 Wrecked Lake Erie; owned James Lawler, Sandusky, OH.

C. Patrick Labadie Great Lakes Ship Info #

  • EXCHANGE (1857, Schooner) 7315
  • Built at: Vermillion, OH Vessel Type: Schooner Hull Materials: Wood Number of Decks:1
  • Builder Name: I.W. Nicholas Original Owner and Location: A. Bradley, Cleveland, OH
  • Number of Masts:2
  • Length: 138′ Beam: 26′ Depth: 11′ 8″ Tonnage (old style): 390 78/95
  • Final Location: Kelley’s Island Lake Erie Date: 20 Nov 1874 How: Stranded.
  • Final Cargo: Stoneblocks.
  • Notes: Stranded on rocks while attempting to leave harbor in heavy weather. Declaired a total loss & abandoned on Nov 30. Broken up in gale April, 1876. Remains struck by tug AMERICAN EAGLE, 1885.

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