C. Patrick Labadie Collection


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  • MARS, J.A. (pre1851, Schooner)
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  • FOREST OF MEXICO (1854, Schooner)
    Ship       Final Date: 27 Jun 1859; Build date also given as 1847. 1854 - 57 Three enrollments Oswego, NY.; Final Location: Off Dunkirk, NY. Lake Erie, Sunk.; Bound Oswego, NY - Dunkirk, NY; sunk in collision with brig ACADIA; one life lost.
    Ship     Final Date: 27 Jun 1859; Build date also given as 1847. 1854 - 57 Three enrollments Oswego, NY.; Final Location: Off Dunkirk, NY. Lake Erie, Sunk.; Bound Oswego, NY - ...
  • FOSTER, MARY (1858, Schooner)
    Ship       Final Date: 18 Apr 1888; Dimensions (LBD): 64.5' x 17' x 6.01' ; 1871, Aug 25 Lost deck load lumber in Lake Ontario, bound Toronto, ONT - Oswego, NY. 1875, Nov 15 Ashore South Bay Point with 2,200 bushels barley, bound Belleville - Oswego; large repairs. 1878 Owned D. Foster, ...
    Ship     Final Date: 18 Apr 1888; Dimensions (LBD): 64.5' x 17' x 6.01' ; 1871, Aug 25 Lost deck load lumber in Lake Ontario, bound Toronto, ONT - Oswego, NY. 1875, ...
  • BARBER, GEORGE (1857, Schooner)
    Ship       Official No.: 10191; Dimensions (LBD): 90.2' x 24' x 7.34' ; 1863 Owned J. Hopkins, Grand Haven, MI. 1868 Owned Chicago; rebuilt 98.71 gross tons. 1870, Jun 7 Chartered Northern Transportation Co. to raise propeller CITY OF BOSTON near Skilagalee, Lake Michigan. 1871 Owned Grand Haven, MI. 1872, Jun 10 ...
    Ship     Official No.: 10191; Dimensions (LBD): 90.2' x 24' x 7.34' ; 1863 Owned J. Hopkins, Grand Haven, MI. 1868 Owned Chicago; rebuilt 98.71 gross tons. 1870, Jun 7 Chartered Northern ...
  • TELL, WILLIAM (1853, Schooner)
    Ship       Dimensions (LBD): 73' x 20' x 5.9' ; 1854 Rebuilt, Holland, MI. (89'5" x 20' x 5'8" / 97.76 tons?) 1855 Ashore in a winter gale on Lake Michigan; released 1856 Owned Andrus Stekete, et.al., Grand Haven, Michigan 1857 Owned John H. McCormick, Manitowoc, Wisconsin 1863 Owned William Stevens, Chicago ...
    Ship     Dimensions (LBD): 73' x 20' x 5.9' ; 1854 Rebuilt, Holland, MI. (89'5" x 20' x 5'8" / 97.76 tons?) 1855 Ashore in a winter gale on Lake Michigan; released ...
  • MAINE (1852, Schooner)
    Ship       Official No.: 16402; Final Date: 23 Oct 1887; Dimensions (LBD): 102.8' x 25.3' x 6.7' ; 1852, Jun 3 Arrived Buffalo, NY from Detroit, MI, first trip. 1852 Enrolled Cleveland, OH. 1852 Enrolled Buffalo. 1854 - 68 194.79 tons; Enrolled Chicago Customs District. 1854 Driven against breakwater in gale, Chicago. ...
    Ship     Official No.: 16402; Final Date: 23 Oct 1887; Dimensions (LBD): 102.8' x 25.3' x 6.7' ; 1852, Jun 3 Arrived Buffalo, NY from Detroit, MI, first trip. 1852 Enrolled Cleveland, ...
  • MAHALA (1850, Schooner)
    Ship       Official No.: 16331; Dimensions (LBD): 46' 8" x 15' 11" x 5' 2" ; 1850, Apr 26 Enrolled Detroit, MI. 1851, Jun 7 Owned Horatio N. Stevenson, Mackinac, MI. 1853, Aug 10 Owned Chauncey Stevenson, Cheboygan, MI. 1857, May 9 Owned Jas. W. Sammons, Cheboygan. 1858, Apr 26 Owned Alexander ...
    Ship     Official No.: 16331; Dimensions (LBD): 46' 8" x 15' 11" x 5' 2" ; 1850, Apr 26 Enrolled Detroit, MI. 1851, Jun 7 Owned Horatio N. Stevenson, Mackinac, MI. 1853, ...
  • MAGPIE (pre1856, Schooner)
    Ship       1856, May Collided with bark MORGAN; lost bowsprit in Chicago River, involved brig SENECA & schooner DENMARK.
    Ship     1856, May Collided with bark MORGAN; lost bowsprit in Chicago River, involved brig SENECA & schooner DENMARK.
  • MAPLE LEAF (1851, Steamer)
    Ship       Final Date: 31 Mar 1864; Dimensions (LBD): 173.2' x 24.7' x 18.6' ; 1851, Jun 18 Launched; ran Hamilton - Montreal. 1851, Sep 19 First trial voyage. 1854, Jul New engine, Kingston Foundry. 1855 - 1859 Owned Lake Ontario International Steamboat Co, Rochester, NY, maintained in Canadian registry, ran Charlotte ...
    Ship     Final Date: 31 Mar 1864; Dimensions (LBD): 173.2' x 24.7' x 18.6' ; 1851, Jun 18 Launched; ran Hamilton - Montreal. 1851, Sep 19 First trial voyage. 1854, Jul New ...
  • MALTA (1853, Barkentine)
    Ship       Other Names: VOSBURG, W.H.;MALTA; Official No.: 75650; Final Date: Nov 1882; Dimensions (LBD): 137.5' x 23.5' x 8.2' ; 1855, Jan 30 Registered St. Catherines; ran Collingwood, ONT - Chicago, IL. 1856, Nov Lost sails & anchor Georgian Bay. 1858, Nov Bound Chicago - Montreal, QUE with cargo wheat, began ...
    Ship     Other Names: VOSBURG, W.H.;MALTA; Official No.: 75650; Final Date: Nov 1882; Dimensions (LBD): 137.5' x 23.5' x 8.2' ; 1855, Jan 30 Registered St. Catherines; ran Collingwood, ONT - Chicago, ...
  • HALIFAX (1851, Brigantine)
    Ship       Final Date: 5 Dec 1854; 1854 Owned J.L. Ranney, St. Catherines, ONT. 1854, Dec 5 Aground Port Ontario, Lake Ontario.; Final Location: Mexico Bay, Port Ontario, ONT. Lake Ontario., Storm.; Anchors slipped in gale, went ashore; went to pieces.
    Ship     Final Date: 5 Dec 1854; 1854 Owned J.L. Ranney, St. Catherines, ONT. 1854, Dec 5 Aground Port Ontario, Lake Ontario.; Final Location: Mexico Bay, Port Ontario, ONT. Lake Ontario., Storm.; ...
  • DREAM (1859, Schooner)
    Ship       Other Names: RESTLESS; Dimensions (LBD): 72' 10" x 19' 8.5" x 6' 8.4" ; 1859, Jul 20 Enrolled Cleveland, OH. 1859, Sep 8 Capsized on Lake Superior near Marquette, MI, 5 drowned; vessel recovered by propeller MONTGOMERY. 1860, Apr 28 Owned Alexander McIntosh, Cleveland District. 1860, Oct Owned Ebenezer Clark ...
    Ship     Other Names: RESTLESS; Dimensions (LBD): 72' 10" x 19' 8.5" x 6' 8.4" ; 1859, Jul 20 Enrolled Cleveland, OH. 1859, Sep 8 Capsized on Lake Superior near Marquette, MI, ...
  • JONES, WILLIAM (1857, Scow Schooner)
    Ship       1858 Enrolled Detroit, MI.; Original Owner: Lake Navigation Co.
    Ship     1858 Enrolled Detroit, MI.; Original Owner: Lake Navigation Co.
  • DUNKIRK (1853, Propeller)
    Ship       Official No.: 6101; Final Date: 1877; Dimensions (LBD): 166' 4 1/2" x 26' 4" x 13' ; 1853 Trip time between Buffalo, NY & Cleveland, OH 13 hours; Burns 1 ton coal every 40 miles. 1853, May 31 First enrolled Cleveland, OH. 1853, Jun 8 Maiden trip, Cleveland - Buffalo. ...
    Ship     Official No.: 6101; Final Date: 1877; Dimensions (LBD): 166' 4 1/2" x 26' 4" x 13' ; 1853 Trip time between Buffalo, NY & Cleveland, OH 13 hours; Burns 1 ...
  • DOUGLASS, STEPHEN A. (1859, Schooner)
    Ship       Final Date: 3 Nov 1862; 1859 Filled out, Oswego, NY; grain boat. 1861, Jul 6 Dry docked, Detroit, repairs following collision, Pt. Pelee with schooner WHITE CLOUD. 1862, Nov 3 Wrecked, Lake Michigan.; Original Owner: W. Johnson; Final Location: West of Manitou Islands. Lake Michigan.; Driven ashore Oct 15; sunk ...
    Ship     Final Date: 3 Nov 1862; 1859 Filled out, Oswego, NY; grain boat. 1861, Jul 6 Dry docked, Detroit, repairs following collision, Pt. Pelee with schooner WHITE CLOUD. 1862, Nov 3 ...
  • DOVER (1850, Steamer)
    Ship       Other Names: GEORGIANA; Official No.: 71137; Final Date: 1895; Dimensions (LBD): 92' x 15' x 5' ; 1850 - 1860 Ran Dunnville to Brantford, ONT via Cayauga Canal. 1855 Wrecked near Port Dover, ONT. 1860, Sep Burned at Walters Wharf, Cayuga, Lake Erie. 1861 Rebuilt. 1864 Owned Laughlin Mc Callum, ...
    Ship     Other Names: GEORGIANA; Official No.: 71137; Final Date: 1895; Dimensions (LBD): 92' x 15' x 5' ; 1850 - 1860 Ran Dunnville to Brantford, ONT via Cayauga Canal. 1855 Wrecked ...
  • DOUSMAN, ROSA (1855, Schooner)
    Ship       Final Date: 4 Apr 1867; Dimensions (LBD): 88' x 23' x 8' ; 1856 Enrolled Milwaukee, WI. 1860 Owned Loomis & Richardson, Milwaukee, WI. 1863 Owned Dousman & Richardson, Milwaukee. 1864 Repaired. 1865 Owned Roach & Connor, Milwaukee; repaired. 1866 96 gross tons. 1867, Apr 4 Wrecked, Lake Michigan.; Original ...
    Ship     Final Date: 4 Apr 1867; Dimensions (LBD): 88' x 23' x 8' ; 1856 Enrolled Milwaukee, WI. 1860 Owned Loomis & Richardson, Milwaukee, WI. 1863 Owned Dousman & Richardson, Milwaukee. ...
  • MORGAN, WILLIAM (1857, Tug (Towboat))
    Ship       Official No.: 26526; Final Date: 1875; 1857, Jul 8 Launched. 1858, Nov 18 Collision with wreck of OSPREY, Lake Ontario. 1860 Owned Dobbie & Manwarren, Oswego, NY. 1867 Owned at New York, NY. 1875 Lost. ; Original Owner: Ald. Dobbie
    Ship     Official No.: 26526; Final Date: 1875; 1857, Jul 8 Launched. 1858, Nov 18 Collision with wreck of OSPREY, Lake Ontario. 1860 Owned Dobbie & Manwarren, Oswego, NY. 1867 Owned at ...
  • MOHAWK (1856, Propeller)
    Ship       Other Names: J.E. POTTS; Official No.: 16315; Final Date: 21 Jun 1895; Dimensions (LBD): 200.5' x 31.9' x 13.26' ; 1856, May 5 Launched. 1856, Jun 6 Enrolled Buffalo, NY; ran Buffalo - Milwaukee & Chicago. 1856, Nov 7 Broken steam pump, Port Washington, Lake Michigan; repaired Milwaukee.. 1858, Dec ...
    Ship     Other Names: J.E. POTTS; Official No.: 16315; Final Date: 21 Jun 1895; Dimensions (LBD): 200.5' x 31.9' x 13.26' ; 1856, May 5 Launched. 1856, Jun 6 Enrolled Buffalo, NY; ...
  • MITHUNE (1850, Steamer)
    Ship       Other Names: NORTHERNER;STATE OF VIRGINIA; Official No.: 22096; Final Date: 1876; Dimensions (LBD): 232' x 30.5' x 12.5' ; 1854, Aug Broke walking beam & Machinery on Lake Ontario. 1854, Nov Damaged on St. Clair Flats; renamed NORTHERNER. 1861, Dec 31 Owned United States Quartermaster Department. 1865, Nov 4 Renamed ...
    Ship     Other Names: NORTHERNER;STATE OF VIRGINIA; Official No.: 22096; Final Date: 1876; Dimensions (LBD): 232' x 30.5' x 12.5' ; 1854, Aug Broke walking beam & Machinery on Lake Ontario. 1854, ...
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C. Patrick Labadie Collection


The Thunder Bay Sanctuary Research Collection is an unusual one and reputed to be one of the finest in the country regarding Great Lakes Maritime History. It represents one of the largest single repositories of historical material concerning 19th Century Great Lakes vessels in existence. Mr. Pat Labadie compiled much of this collection over the course of 40 years, with a deliberate goal of indexing every vessel to sail the lakes between 1800 and 1900. The collection has since grown to over 30,000 vessel images and data on approximately 14,000 individual vessels. This makes Alpena one of only a few sites in the country that has a collection of this magnitude. Mr. Labadie donated his collection to the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary & Underwater Preserve. The collection is housed at the Alpena County George N. Fletcher Public Library.