Updated 29 April 2020 Location 35 Miles Northwest of Oswego New York, Located by the US Geological Survey who conducted a submersible dive on the wreck at a depth of 631 Feet and filmed the discovery.

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The schooner J.G. JENKINS foundered in the gale of Tuesday, above Oswego and all on board were lost, 9.       Port Huron Daily Times      
Friday, December 3, 1875 OSWEGO Nov. 30, — The schooner J. G, JENKINS, with wheat from Milwaukee for this port, left the Welland Canal on Sunday morning and has not been heard from. It is feared she has foundered in the late gale, with all on board. The schooner BLANCHE, from Wellington Square, Ont. for this port with wheat, is ashore at Pultneyville. N. Y.

     
Toronto Daily Globe       Wednesday, December 1, 1875             . . . . .       The crew of the JENKINS We learn from the crews of the vessels which arrived from Port Dalhousie this morning that the crew of the schooner I.G. JENKINS consisted of the following persons: Captain John Brown; first mate, Samuel Mcdonald; second mate, John Smith; seamen William Bosner, Hugh Doran, Charles Chetney, Archie McCullom; cook, Jennie Williams; passengers, John Stewart, James Oats. The new names given are those of Chetney and McCollum. The former lived in the French settlement above Sheldon’s Point, and the latter was a Scotchman who had but recently come from saltwater.      

Oswego Palladium       Monday, December 6, 1875             . . . . . It is ascertained that the schooner J. G. JENKINS foundered in a gale on Monday last week about three miles from Oswego and that all on board were lost. One of the cabin doors and other parts have come ashore. Among the lost was Captain John Brown of Oswego, first mate John Stewart, James Williams, Michael Brophy, Wm. Banner, all of Oswego, and a woman cook from Buffalo. The vessel was insured for $8,000 and the cargo for $26,000.      

Amherstburg Echo       December 10, 1875       . . . . .       VESSELS STRIKING SOMETHING ABOVE FORD’S SHOALS ON LAKE ONTARIO. – A letter received this morning from Captain Peter Cronley, of the schooner JOHN T. MOTT, dated Port Dalhousie, says that when his vessel was going up to Lake Ontario, from Oswego to Charlotte, on the evening of Monday, August 21st. in charge of the mate, Mr. John Farrell, the centerboard struck something like the mast of a vessel and caught twice in the stays of a vessel. The place where the boat struck was N. N. W. from Lewis’ Bluff, about seven miles above Oswego, and from four to five miles off in the lake. The mate says that be could go very near to the spot again. The captain concludes from what the crew says that the wreck the vessel struck is the unfortunate I. G. JENKINS which foundered last fall and drowned all hands. In support of the supposition is the statement of Mr. B. F. Greene, who says that while going up the lake the other night on the schooner CHENEY AMES the schooner’s center-hoard struck above the upper end of Ford’s Shoals and that when the board struck Oswego light was in sight – an impossibility if the board had struck the head of the shoal. Mr. Greene says that Captain Dority, of the AMES, remarked at the time that it must be the wreck of the JENKINS. —

Oswego Palladium, Aug. 28.       Cleveland Herald       Saturday, September 2, 1876             . . . . .       Is It The Jenkins       _______       Vessels Striking Something Above Ford’s Shoals       _____       A letter received this morning from Captain peter Cronley of the schooner John T. Mott, dated Port Dalhousie, says that when his vessel was going up to Lake Ontario from this port to Charlotte on the evening of Monday, Aug. 21st, in charge of the mate, Mr. John Farrell, the centerboard struck something like the mast of a vessel, and caught twice in the stays of a vessel.       The place where the board struck was N.N.W. from Lewis’s bluff, about seven miles above this port, and from four to five miles off in the lake. The mate says that he could go very near to the spot again. The captain concludes from what the crew says that the wreck the vessel struck is the unfortunate I.G. Jenkins, which foundered last fall and drowned all hands.       In support of the supposition is the statement of Mr. B.F. Greene, who says that while going up the lake the other night on the schooner Cheney Ames the schooner’s centerboard struck above the upper end of Ford’s shoals and that when the board struck Oswego light was in sight – an impossibility if the board had struck the head of the shoal. Mr. Greene says that Captain Dority, of the Ames, remarked at the time that it must be the wreck of the Jenkins.      

Oswego Palladium       Monday, August 28, 1876       . . . . .       The schooner ELLA MURTON, Captain Green, which arrived at Oswego Sunday, reports that while bound from Hamilton to Oswego, light, and when between Big Sodus and Pultneyville, six or seven miles offshore, she struck some obstruction which carried away part of her center-board. One or two vessels have previously encountered an obstruction outside, but not so far up, thought to be the wreck of the JENKINS.      

Chicago Inter Ocean       July 5, 1878 NAME: ISAAC G. JENKINS RIG: Schooner OFFICIAL NO: 100078 LETTERS: LOA: BEAM: DEPTH: GROSS: 327.33 (1873; 1875; 1876) NET: YEAR BUILT: STATE: CITY: HOMEPORT: Oswego, NY (1873; 1875; 1876) LISTED: 1873; 1875; 1876. NOTES: Listed as foundered in 1876.       MVUS, Pre-list to 1885

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