• Schooner
  • 60ffw 20m
  • 152ft Length
  • North Bay Village, Lake Erie
  •  41 33.855     81 55.281

Chronological History #

  • 1865, Oct 11 Owned Mary Eldred, Chicago, IL; readmeasured, 152.9 x 33.5 x 12.32′, 492.24 gross tons.
  • 1871 Schooner.
  • 1874, Mar 24 Owned Samuel Moore, Chicago.
  • 1875 Ran on reef near Kewanee.
  • 1876 Large repairs, new ceiling, floor, keelson, 2 new keel boxes, frames repaired.
  • 1879, Nov 22 Ashore in gale, Elk Rapids, MI.
  • 1879, Nov 28 Painting finished of TWO FANNIES under full sail, artist, James Lynn.
  • 1880, Aug 6 Owned Claas H. Meyer et al, Chicago.
  • 1880, Oct 9 Owned Claas H. Meyer, Chicago.
  • 1881, May 25 Owned Alfred Miller et al, Kenosha, WI.
  • 1890, Aug 10 Foundered Lake Erie.

Selection of News Articles for more #

Buffalo Evening News 
      August 12, 1890 #

Two schooners were lost early yesterday morning off Cleveland harbor. The schooner TWO FANNIES sprung a leak and sank as the day was breaking, The crew consisted of Capt. Miller, Mate Losier, Second Mate Bull, and Alexander Last; Harry Anderson; Claud Merchant and James McDonald. All escaped safely in a yawl. The boat carried stone and was fully insured. The schooner FANNIE L. JONES was swamped by the heavy seas just outside Cleveland. Capt. E. C. Cummings of Milan was drowned. The Cleveland life-saving crew saved the JONES’ crew from the rigging.  

Marine Review 
      July 16, 1891 #

Two sunken wrecks on Lake Erie should receive attention as obstructions to navigation. The schooner FAYETTE BROWN, sunk a short time ago near the dummy in collision with one of the Northern Steamship Company’s steel boats is in the channel of boats passing to and from Buffalo, and outside of Cleveland a short distance northwest of the piers the spars of the schooner TWO FANNIES, which foundered in a gale last season, are but a few feet below the surface of the water. Mr. M.A. Bradley, the owner of the FAYETTE BROWN, says she is not worth raising and no one claims the hull of the sunken TWO FANNIES, which is certainly a total loss.

Daily British Whig, Kingston 
      August 13, 1890  #

The schooners FANNIE L. JONES and TWO FANNIES sank in Lake Erie during a gale. No particulars. 

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