ISACC W NICHOLAS U13477

  • Schooner
  • 36ffw 12m
  • 137ft Length
  • Point Pelee
  • 41 52.934    82 32.695

Chronological History #

  • 1862 Enrolled Sandusky, OH.
  • 1862, Nov 24 Aground Fighting Island, Detroit River; released.
  • 1863, Aug 10 Aground Peach Island shoal, Lake St. Clair.
  • 1863, Oct 22 Ashore, Thunder Bay Island, Lake Huron.
  • 1866 Enrolled Chicago; 316.69 gross tons.
  • 1871 New decks.
  • 1871, May Collision with scow ENRIGHT at Cleveland, Lake Erie.
  • 1873, Oct 21 Wrecked, Lake Erie.

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

The Toronto Mail 
      Friday, October 24, 1873  #

Detroit, Oct. 23 – The schr. I.W. NICHOLAS while anchored, struck bottom and sank in Pigeon Bay. 

 The Toronto Mail 
      Monday, November 3, 1873  #

      The schooner NICHOLAS has sunk in Pigeon Bay and the schooner DENMARK got badly pounded at the same place. 

Port Huron Daily Times 
      Friday, October 24, 1873  #

      Detroit, Nov. 2 – The schooner I.W. NICHOLAS is a total wreck at Point au Pelee. 

Port Huron Daily Times 
      Tuesday, November 4, 1873   #

      The schooner I.W. NICHOLAS is reported by the RESCUE as being a total loss. She lies three miles north of Pt. Au Pelee Dummy light. 

NOTE. – Proper name ISAAC W. NICHOLAS 

Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1871 #

      Schooner ISAAC W. NICHOLAS. U. S. No. 13477. Of 316.69 tons. Home port, Vermillion, O.

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