GEORGE STONE U86261

Great Lake Ships
  • Steamer
  • 30 – 40fw 11m
  • 270ft Length
  • Point Pelee, Lake Erie
  • N 41 53.249 W 82 33.248

Chronological History #

  • 1895 Towed S. H. KIMBALL, SUPERIOR and BALDWIN.
  • 1895, May 8 Sunk schooner S. H. KIMBALL in collision off Pointe aux Barques, Lake Huron in heavy fog.
  • 1896 Towed ADRIATIC.
  • 1898 Ice locked; towed NEGAUNEE and QUAYLE.
  • 1900 Towed SANDUSKY.
  • 1901 Towed S. O. NO. 86 and THOMAS QUAYLE.
  • 1909, Oct 13 Wrecked Lake Erie.
  • 1997 Site Commemorated by S.O.S
  • 1999 An additional steel craft was placed near the remains.

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

Buffalo Evening News 
      November 11, 1909  #

MAY RAISE STEAMER STONE. 
      An examination of the sunken steamer STONE made by the Reid Wrecking Company has led to the belief that after a bulkhead has been built in the forward section of the boat it will be possible to remove her to a drydock at Port Huron. Almost 2000 tons of coal have been lightered from her. 

Frank Wheeler & Co., West Bay City Shipbuilding Master List 
      Institute for Great Lakes Research 
      Perrysburg, Ohio  #

GEORGE STONE Built June 20, 1893 Bulk Propeller – Wood 
U. S. No. 86261 1841 gt -1501 nt 270′ x 40′ x 19.1′ 
Stranded and burned on Grubb Reef, Pelee Passage, Lake Erie, on October 13, 1909; 5 lives lost. 

Reported Loss of American Vessels 
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1910  #

Steam screw GEORGE STONE. U. S. No. 86261. Of 1,841 tons gross. Built 1893. On October 13, 1909 vessel stranded on Grubb Reef, near Point Pelee, Ont. With 18 persons on board, 6 lives were lost. 
     

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