- 32 -40ft 12m
- 120ft Length
- Colchester Reef, Lake Erie
- 41 56 675 82 51 326
Chronological History #
- 1853 Aground near Chicago, IL.
- 1860 Owned N.M. Standart & Co., Cleveland, OH; 350 tons.
- 1861 Large repairs.
- 1863 Owned S.W. Johnson et al, Cleveland.
- 1865 Owned Greening. Cleveland; 231 gross tons; large repairs.
- 1866 Owned Greening & O’Neil, Cleveland.
- 1868 231.13 gross tons.
- 1872 Possibly rebuilt at Vermillion, OH by P. Minch for his oun account; 170.3 x 31.5 x 13.6′, 231 tons; sloop.
- 1874 Repaired.
- 1875, Nov Sunk near St. Helena Island, Straits of Mackinaw.
- 1879 Owned Grummond, Detroit.
- 1882 Towed by MARY MILLS in Alpena, MI cedar post trade.
- 1884 Towed by HENRY HOWARD.
- 1887, Jul 22 Sunk Lake Erie; owned W.E. Rice, Detroit.
Selection of News Articles for more www.maritimehistoryofthegreatlakes.ca #
July 23, 1887 #
Amherstburg, July 23 – The schr. GEORGE WORTHINGTON, of Detroit, was sunk last night by a collision with the schr. GEORGE W. DAVIS, of Huron, off Colchester Reef, Lake Erie. The WORTHINGTON was light, and the DAVIS was loaded with iron ore. The crew of the WORTHINGTON took to their boats and got aboard the DAVIS and were all saved. The WORTHINGTON had a bad hole stove in her and went down.
The GEORGE WORTHINGTON is owned by Capt. Rice, of the stmr. MACKINAC, of Detroit. She had a tonnage of 220, was built in 1852, and rates B 1 ½.
Port Huron Daily Times
Saturday, July 23, 1887 #
The schooner GEORGE WORTHINGTON of Detroit was sunk last night in a collision with the ore-laden schooner GEORGE W. DAVIS of Huron, off Colchester Reef, Lake Erie. The crew was all saved.
Buffalo Morning Express
July 25, 1887 6-1 #
The ALASKA came near running into the barge WORTHINGTON, which was sunk at Colchester without anything to mark her.
The Marine Record
Thurs. July 28, 1887 p. 1 #
Amherstburg.—The barge GEORGE WORTHINGTON, of Detroit, was sunk Saturday night by a collision with the schooner GEORGE W. DAVIS, of Huron, off Colchester Reef, Lake Erie. The WORTHINGTON was light, and the DAVIS was loaded with iron ore. The crew of the WORTHINGTON took to their boats and got aboard the DAVIS and were all saved. The DAVIS was brought here by the tug WILCOX with her stem sprung and her jibboom gone. One pump kept her free. She will be towed to Fairport. The GEORGE WORTHINGTON was built at Euclid by Treat in 1852, measured 220 tons, was owned by Whittaker of Detroit, and was valued at $3,000.
Merchant Vessel List, U.S., 1885 #
3 tons gross; 219.58 tons net. Built at Euclid Creek, Ohio in 1863. Home port, Detroit, Mich. 119.9 x 25.2 x 10.1