Dimensions: 136 x 26 x 4 ft 346 GT 328 NT
Type of Wreck: 2 Masted Schooner
Location of Wreck: 1/4 SW Pigeon Island 44.06712 -76.54912 (nc)
Place and Builder: Charlotte, NY – Carpenter George Hardison
Year Built: 1870
1890 – 24/11 Broke from tow tug WILSON; driven ashore while bound Fair Haven to Ogdensburg, NY; crew rescued by tug WALKER.
1876 – Owned Burnham, Cape Vincent, NY.
1890 – Nov 24 Wrecked. The schooner POLLY M. ROGERS, an American vessel of 328 tons. Bound from Charlottetown to Ogdensburg, broke loose from her towing tug and went aground on Pigeon Island, Lake Ontario, November 25, 1890. She was 20 years of age and became a total loss. Loss of hull $8,000; loss on cargo $1,300
Statement of Wreck & Casualty #
1890 -Department of Marine & Fisheries. The schooner POLLY M. ROGERS was found underwater 17 miles from Kingston yesterday morning. The crew, consisting of nine persons, were lashed to the rigging. The mate’s wife and four-year-old girl were among the number. All were rescued. The schooner broke away from the tug WILSON Monday night and soon afterward went ashore.
Buffalo Evening News November 26, 1890 #
The Kingston Wrecking Company has purchased the POLLY M. ROGERS and cargo. Steam pumps and a diver were sent to the wreck today.
Daily British Whig, Kingston November 28, 29, 1890 #
Henry Folger won a new hat because the wrecking company failed to remove the schr. POLLY M. ROGERS wrecked on Pidgeon Island shore. The PIERREPONT, with wrecking plant on board, has returned from the wreck of the schr. POLLY M. ROGERS. The pumps were started on the vessel, but on account of some large leaks, they were unable to get the water down more than 2 or 3 inches. After pumping for some time Capt. Donnelly decided to dismantle the vessel and return to the city. This was done, and the PIERREPONT unloaded the pumps, chains, etc., at Folger’s dock this morning. The spot where the wreck lies is open and unprotected as much so as if it were in the middle of the lake.