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BARNES, BURT (1882, Schooner)

Year of Build: 1882 Official Number: 3193 CONSTRUCTION AND OWNERSHIP Built at: Manitowoc, WI Vessel Type: Schooner Hull Materials: Wood Number of Decks: 1 Builder Name: Rand & Burger Master Carpenter: Greenleaf S. Rand Original Owner and Location: J. W. Barnes, Manitowoc, WI. POWER Number of Masts: 2 Propulsion Notes: 3rd mast added, date unknown. DIMENSIONS Length: 95.42' Beam: 24.42' Depth: 7.25' Tonnage (gross): 134 Tonnage (net): 127 FINAL DISPOSITION Final Location: Braddocks Point, about 10 miles south of Long Point. Lake Ontario. Date: 3 Sep 1926 How: Foundered. Final Cargo: Coal. Notes: Bound from Sodus Point, NY - Picton, ONT. HISTORY 1895, Oct 11 Stranded near Jacksonport, WI, Lake Michigan. 1896 Owned Oliver Oberg, Manitowoc, WI. 1899 Owned Thomas E. Torrison, Manitowoc. 1904 Owned Graham Brothers, Kincardine, ONT. 1904 Canadian registry, C150489, 92 x 24.1 x 7.3; 118 gross tons. 1924 Owned James Swift Coal Co, Kingston, ONT. 1926, Sep 3 Foundered.

David Swayze Shipwreck File

Other names : none Official no. : C150489 Type at loss : schooner, wood, 3-mast Build info : 1882, G.S. Rand or Rand & Burger, Manitowoc, WI US#3193 Specs : 96x25x7 134g 127n Date of loss : 1926, Sep 3 Place of loss : 12 mi SE of Picton, Ont. Lake : Ontario Type of loss : storm Loss of life : none Carrying : coal Detail : Foundered off Lake Ontario's Long Point during a gale. Bound for Picton from Sodus Pt., NY. Her crew abandoned her in a patched-up lifeboat and landed near Rochester, NY, 32 hours later. Sold Canadian in 1904. Registered out of Kingston in 1926. One of the last working schooners on the lakes. Sources: csqw,win,is(2-90),win,is,h,mv,osdo,mpl,hcgl

Selection of News Articles

Oswego Daily Times 30 Dec 2017

After being tossed about in a small rowboat for 32 hours in one of the worst early autumn storms on Lake Ontario, the crew of the ill-fated schooner Burt Barnes put ashore at Braddock’s Point west of Rochester on Sept. 4, 1926. It had been one of the heaviest storms of the season.

The 250-ton schooner, owned by George Hart of Picton, had picked up a cargo of 210 tons of coal and was headed back to Kingston when it was caught in the storm. When she was just off False Duck Island, near the Canadian shore, she was struck by a heavy northwester, which Captain Patrick McMannus defined as a 50-knot gale.

Battered by high winds and heavy seas, the captain brought the schooner about and headed back to the American shore when she started to break up. She shipped water continually. First the foremast snapped. Then the mizzen mast broke and crashed onto the deck, leaving the schooner with no canvas.

Rolling in the lake just off Long Point, Canada, her hold flooded and water was dashed down the hatches. It was impossible to pump her out. Finally “abandoned ship” was shouted by the captain and the men scrambled off in the lifeboat just before she sank late in the afternoon.

After landing off Braddock’s Point they were taken by automobile to the Life Guard station at Summerville, where they procured dry clothing and food. Later they were put aboard the steamship Kingston bound for Kingston, Ont.

The crew consisted of of the captain; sailors Phillip Haskell and Ernest Zimmerman, and Edward Howard, the cook. Captain McMannus, a lake sailor of many years’ experience, declared that it was the worst “blow” he had ever seen on the lake.

“I prayed all during the night and day in the rowboat,” the captain declared. He vowed: “Never again will I go out for so much as a row on Lake Ontario.”

The schooner was built at Manitowoc, Wisconsin in 1882 and spent most of its life on the upper Great Lakes. In 1924 it was sold to the James Swift Coal Co. of Kingston. It was 95 feet long with a 24-foot beam and 7-foot hold, and registered at 127 tons. It was used solely for transporting coal from Oswego, Fair Haven and Sodus Point to Kingston.

Loss of the Barnes left only five schooners left on Lake Ontario, including the Lyman M. Davis, Julia B. Merrill, Hattie Hutt, Mary Ann Daryaw and Plato. After being tossed about in a small rowboat for 32 hours in one of the worst early autumn storms on Lake Ontario, the crew of the ill-fated schooner Burt Barnes put ashore at Braddock’s Point west of Rochester on Sept. 4, 1926. It had been one of the heaviest storms of the season.

The 250-ton schooner, owned by George Hart of Picton, had picked up a cargo of 210 tons of coal and was headed back to Kingston when it was caught in the storm. When she was just off False Duck Island, near the Canadian shore, she was struck by a heavy northwester, which Captain Patrick McMannus defined as a 50-knot gale.

Battered by high winds and heavy seas, the captain brought the schooner about and headed back to the American shore when she started to break up. She shipped water continually. First the foremast snapped. Then the mizzen mast broke and crashed onto the deck, leaving the schooner with no canvas.

Rolling in the lake just off Long Point, Canada, her hold flooded and water was dashed down the hatches. It was impossible to pump her out. Finally “abandoned ship” was shouted by the captain and the men scrambled off in the lifeboat just before she sank late in the afternoon.

After landing off Braddock’s Point they were taken by automobile to the Life Guard station at Summerville, where they procured dry clothing and food. Later they were put aboard the steamship Kingston bound for Kingston, Ont.

The crew consisted of of the captain; sailors Phillip Haskell and Ernest Zimmerman, and Edward Howard, the cook. Captain McMannus, a lake sailor of many years’ experience, declared that it was the worst “blow” he had ever seen on the lake.

“I prayed all during the night and day in the rowboat,” the captain declared. He vowed: “Never again will I go out for so much as a row on Lake Ontario.”

The schooner was built at Manitowoc, Wisconsin in 1882 and spent most of its life on the upper Great Lakes. In 1924 it was sold to the James Swift Coal Co. of Kingston. It was 95 feet long with a 24-foot beam and 7-foot hold, and registered at 127 tons. It was used solely for transporting coal from Oswego, Fair Haven and Sodus Point to Kingston.

Loss of the Barnes left only five schooners left on Lake Ontario, including the Lyman M. Davis, Julia B. Merrill, Hattie Hutt, Mary Ann Daryaw and Plato.

Manitowoc Pilot Schooner Burt Barnes 1882-04-06 3 Built by Rand & Burger for Barnes & Oberg, was launched on thursday last Manitowoc Pilot Schooner Burt Barnes 1883-04-26 3 Old ton. (134.06) compared with the present (127.36) with new arrangement. Lying here Manitowoc Pilot Schooner Burt Barnes 1892-12-01 3 Arrived Manitowoc Pilot Burt Barnes 1893-11-23 3 Laid up his boat here this week. Manitowoc Pilot Burt Barnes 1894-11-15 3 Sopught shelter here during Monday+s storm Manitowoc Pilot Schooner Burt Barnes 5 Manitowoc winter fleet with carrying capacity 254 tons Door County Advocate Schooner Burt Barnes 1900-06-30 1 Was a fore-and-after and now a three-and-after Door County Advocate Schooner Burt Barnes 1883-04-26 3 Rowley s Bay to Chicago with posts Door County Advocate Schooner Burt Barnes 1898-01-08 1 One of Milwaukee winter fleet Door County Advocate Schooner Burt Barnes 1896-02-15 5 In winter moorings at Manitowoc Manitowoc Pilot Schooner Burt Barnes 1883-02-08 3 Owned wholly or in part in Manitowoc - 134 tons Manitowoc Pilot Schooner Burt Barnes 1886-12-09 3 Failed to make this port from Milwaukee due to ice Manitowoc Pilot Schooner Burt Barnes 1893-09-14 3 Captain Oberg of schooner was in the city a few days this week. Manitowoc Pilot Burt Barnes 1894-03-08 3 Has had a new fore-mast put in. Manitowoc Pilot Schooner Burt Barnes 1896-01-30 3 In winter quarters here Manitowoc Pilot Schooner Burt Barnes 5 Tonnage of vessel 134, lying up for the winter in the Manitowoc River. Door County Advocate Schooner Burt Barnes 1895-10-26 5 Released at Jacksonport Manitowoc Pilot Burt Barnes 1882-11-23 3 Forecastle caught fire while lying in port Manitowoc Pilot Schooner Burt Barnes 1885-12-10 3 134 tons. built by G. S. Rand in 1882 Manitowoc Pilot Schooner Burt Barnes 1896-06-11 3 Departed, Ludington, hay Door County Advocate Schooner Burt Barnes 1882-11-30 3 Cleared from Rowley s Bay from Chicago Door County Advocate Schooner Burt Barnes 1895-10-26 5 Released at Jacksonport Door County Advocate Schooner Burt Barnes 1901-12-28 1 Wintering at Manitowoc Manitowoc Pilot Schooner Burt Barnes 1896-01-30 3 In winter quarters here Manitowoc Pilot Schooner Burt Barnes 5 Tonnage of vessel 134, lying up for the winter in the Manitowoc River. Door County Advocate Schooner Burt Barnes 1895-10-19 5 Ashore at Jacksonport Door County Advocate Schooner Burt Barnes 1891-05-23 8 Loaded wood at Rawleys Bay Manitowoc Pilot Schooner Burt Barnes 1895-10-17 3 Owned by captain Oberg. Went ashore at Jacksonport. Manitowoc Pilot Schooner Burt Barnes 1 One of winter fleet at Manitowoc. Gross tonnage 134 Door County Advocate Schooner Burt Barnes 1898-01-08 1 One of Milwaukee winter fleet Door County Advocate Schooner Burt Barnes 1896-05-02 5 In shelter Door County Advocate Schooner Burt Barnes 1896-12-26 5 Wintering at Manitowoc Door County Advocate Schooner Burt Barnes 1896-02-15 5 In winter moorings at Manitowoc Door County Advocate Schooner Burt Barnes 1895-10-26 5 Released at Jacksonport Door County Advocate Schooner Burt Barnes 1895-10-19 5 Ashore at Jacksonport Door County Advocate Schooner Burt Barnes 1891-05-23 8 Loaded wood at Rawleys Bay

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