Site Description #

  • Schooner
  • 25ffw 8m
  • 137ffw
  • Colchester ON, Lake Erie
  • 41 58.83    82 56.45
  • LORAN:  43802.2    56959.5

Chronological History #

  • 1868 Enrolled at Toledo, Ohio; built for the lumber trade
  • 1876 Owned Bissell & Miner, Toledo
  • 1879 Owned Miner, Cape Vincent, New York
  • 1886 Towed by steam barge HURON CITY
  • 1890 Towed by propeller D.J.FOLEY
  • 1903 Owned Michigan Wrecking & Salvage Company, Detroit; towed by steam barge OGEMAW

The M. I. Wilcox was launched on May 2, 1868. 38 years and one week later, on May 9, 1906, she met her fate. She was caught in a southwest storm in the western basin of Lake Erie in only 26′ of water as she was blown into the shoals and shoreline of Colchester, Ontario.

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

Buffalo Evening News 
      Thursday, May 10, 1906  #

THE CREW OF WILCOX REACHES DETROIT. 
Detroit, May 10. – The crew of the schooner WILCOX, which is sunk in 24 feet of water off Colchester, arrived here yesterday. Four-man and a woman cook were on the schooner and lost all effects. Pumps were worked for more than 10 hours before the escape was made to the yawl boat. Pumps were not effective, being choked up most of the time. 

Great Lakes Register, 1900 #

Schooner M.J. WILCOX. U. S. No. 17617. Of 377 tons gross; 358 tons net. Built Toledo, Ohio in 1868 by Bailey. Of 137.0 x 27.6 x 14.0 x Built of oak. Owned by Thomas Murphy. 

Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1904  #

Schooner M.J. WILCOX. U.S. No. 17617. Of 377 tons gross; 358 tons net. Built Toledo, Ohio, 1868. Home port, Sandusky, Ohio. 137.0 x 27.5 x 12.7 Crew of 6. 

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