THOMAS R. MERRITT U72212

In Oswego Library of Congress Photo

Chronological History #

  • 1874, Apr 20 Registered at St. Catherines, ONT.
  • 1878 Owned John O’Neil, St. Catherines.
  • 1882 Readmeasured, 374 gross & 327 net tons.
  • 1883, Jun Aground Snake Island, Lake Ontario.
  • 1887 Towed by steamer SIR S.L.TILLEY in Duluth & Montreal grain trade.
  • 1888 In collision with steamer ESCANABA, St. Mary’s River; repaired.
  • 1898 Owned Carson & McKay, St. Catherines.
  • 1900, Sep 12 Wrecked, Lake Ontario.

Great Lakes Ship Info C. Patrick Labadie Collection #

  • Built at: Port Dalhousie, ON
  • Vessel Type: Schooner Hull Materials: Wood Number of Decks: 1
  • Builder Name: S.D. Andrews Original Owner and Location: Sylvester Neelon, St. Catherines, ON
  • Number of Masts: 3
  • DIMENSIONS Length: 138′ Beam: 26′ Depth: 12.2′ Tonnage (gross): 347 Tonnage (net): 328
  • Final Location: East of Fair Haven, NY. Lake Ontario. Date: 12 Sep 1900 How: Wrecked.
  • Notes: Driven ashore, broke up in storm; bound Hamilton, ON – Oswego, NY.

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