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  • BAHAMA (1863, Schooner)
        Official No.: 2380; Final Date: 1904; Dimensions (LBD): 136' x 26' x 13' ; see link; Original Owner: T. S. Mott
      Official No.: 2380; Final Date: 1904; Dimensions (LBD): 136' x 26' x ...
  • USRC JOHN A. DIX (1865, Revenue Cutter)
        Official No.: 75440; Final Date: 1898; Dimensions (LBD): 176' x 27.6' x 10.9' ; SEE LINK; Original Owner: U.S. Revenue Cutter Service
      Official No.: 75440; Final Date: 1898; Dimensions (LBD): 176' x 27.6' x ...
  • R.C. CRAWFORD (1866, Schooner)
        Other Names: CAPT. GEORGE W. NAGHTIN; BERWYN; Official No.: 21585; Final Date: 25 Nov 1908; Dimensions (LBD): 128' x 28' x 10' ; 1866 Owned Smith et al 1876 Owned Blackburn et al 1877 Owned William Weinart 1882 Owned R.G. Peters 1884 Renamed CAPT. GEORGE W. NAGHTIN 1901 Owned J. ...
      Other Names: CAPT. GEORGE W. NAGHTIN; BERWYN; Official No.: 21585; Final Date: ...
  • S. GARDNER (1867, Schooner-barge)
        Other Names: WILLIAM BRAKE; Official No.: 57059; Final Date: 1916; Dimensions (LBD): 143' x 27' x 11' ; 1867 Owned D Gallagher et al 1876 Owned H. Meswold 1879 Owned R. Hollane 1884 Renamed WILLAM BRAKE 1892 Owned F. Kirker 1912 Owned E.S. Whitford 1916 Abandoned in St. Clair River; ...
      Other Names: WILLIAM BRAKE; Official No.: 57059; Final Date: 1916; Dimensions (LBD): ...
  • ARIZONA (1868, Propeller)
        Official No.: 1768; Final Date: 1 Dec 1922; Dimensions (LBD): 187.5' x 32' x 12' ; see link; Original Owner: J. Spry, F.B. Gardner & W.W. Gardner; Final Location: Cape Vincent, New York, Lake Ontario, Burned
      Official No.: 1768; Final Date: 1 Dec 1922; Dimensions (LBD): 187.5' x ...
  • ANNIE O. HANSON (1869, Schooner)
        Official No.: 1811; Final Date: 30 Mar 1902; Dimensions (LBD): 113' x 26' x 10' ; Final Location: Near Manistee, Michigan, Lake Michigan, Wrecked
      Official No.: 1811; Final Date: 30 Mar 1902; Dimensions (LBD): 113' x ...
  • HURD, JOSEPH L. (1869, Package Freighter)
        Official No.: 75154; Final Date: 8 Nov 1913; Dimensions (LBD): 171' x 29.2' x 10.9' ; 1869, Sep 1 Launched. 1869, Sep 15 Enrolled Detroit. 1869 Detroit & Saginaw route. 1871, Aug Grounded Detroit River; released by tug W.B. CASTLE. 1871, Nov Collided with CORTLANDT below Belle Isle, Detroit River. ...
      Official No.: 75154; Final Date: 8 Nov 1913; Dimensions (LBD): 171' x ...
  • CHAMPLAIN (1870, Propeller)
        Other Names: CITY OF CHARLEVOIX; KANSAS; Official No.: 5848; Final Date: 27 Oct 1924; Dimensions (LBD): 135.16' x 26' x 11.5' ; SEE LINKS; Final Location: Manistee, Michigan, Burned
      Other Names: CITY OF CHARLEVOIX; KANSAS; Official No.: 5848; Final Date: 27 ...
  • INDIA (1871, Propeller)
        Other Names: CITY OF OTTAWA; INDIA (1928); SAULT STE. MARIE; INDIA (1930); Official No.: 100008; Final Date: 1948; Dimensions (LBD): 210' x 32.5' x 14' ; 1871 Owned Erie 7 Western Transit Co 1906 Owned Montreal & Lake Erie Steamship Co; C 122018; new fore & aft engine, 22"-44" x ...
      Other Names: CITY OF OTTAWA; INDIA (1928); SAULT STE. MARIE; INDIA (1930); ...
  • JAMES COUCH (1871, Schooner)
        Other Names: TASMANIA; Official No.: 75598; Final Date: 20 Oct 1905; Dimensions (LBD): 224' x 34' x 14.5' ; 1871 Owned Capt. Thomas L. Parker 1875 Owned Merrill & Steele 1890 Owned Corrigan Bros.; rebuilt as schooner-barge, 979 gross tons, 930 net tons; renamed TASMANIA 1905 Foundered in Lake Erie ...
      Other Names: TASMANIA; Official No.: 75598; Final Date: 20 Oct 1905; Dimensions ...
  • CHINA (1871, Package Freighter)
        Other Names: CITY OF MONTREAL; WESTERIAN; SULA; Official No.: 5792; Final Date: 9 Nov 1935; SEE LINKS; Original Owner: Erie & Western Transportation Co.; Final Location: Off St. John's Harbor, Newfoundland, Scuttled
      Other Names: CITY OF MONTREAL; WESTERIAN; SULA; Official No.: 5792; Final Date: ...
  • JAPAN (1871, Propeller)
        Other Names: CITY OF HAMILTON; CITY OF WALKERVILLE; RUSSELL, ROY K.; JAPAN; RUSSELL, ROY K.; Official No.: 75323; Final Date: 1936; Dimensions (LBD): 210' x 32.6' x 14' ; 1871, Sep 20 Enrolled Erie, PA. 1871 - 1878 Ran package & passenger trade between Buffalo, New York & Duluth, MN. ...
      Other Names: CITY OF HAMILTON; CITY OF WALKERVILLE; RUSSELL, ROY K.; JAPAN; ...
  • BERTHA BARNES (1872, Schooner)
        Other Names: W.D. HOSSACK; Official No.: 2935; Final Date: 4 Aug 1920; Dimensions (LBD): 151.5' x 30' x 10' ; 1872 Owned Nathan Luddington et al 1911 Owned Win Schlosser; renamed W.D. HOSSACK 1916 Owned Mobile & Birmingham Co 1920 Foundered near Isle of Pines, Cuba see also link; Original ...
      Other Names: W.D. HOSSACK; Official No.: 2935; Final Date: 4 Aug 1920; ...
  • HURLBUT, CHAUNCEY (1873, Bulk Freighter)
        Official No.: 125238; Final Date: 21 Aug 1910; Dimensions (LBD): 184.8' x 32.2' x 21.3' ; 1873, Nov 27 Launched. 1874, Sep 22 Enrolled Detroit, MI. 1874, Nov Aground Middle isalnd, Lake Erie. 1875 Chartered Pridgeon Line; Chicago & Sarnia route. 1877, Jul Ashore Russell Island. 1881, May/June Towed barges ...
      Official No.: 125238; Final Date: 21 Aug 1910; Dimensions (LBD): 184.8' x ...
  • USS ESSEX (1874, Naval Vessel)
        Official No.: U.S. NAVY; Final Date: 16 Oct 1931; Dimensions (LBD): 185' x 35' x 14' 3" ; SEE LINK; Master Carpenter: Donald McKay; Original Owner: U.S. Navy; Final Location: North of Superior Entry, Lake Superior, Burned for scrap metal
      Official No.: U.S. NAVY; Final Date: 16 Oct 1931; Dimensions (LBD): 185' ...
  • J. DUVALL (1874, Schooner)
        Official No.: 75721; Final Date: 5 Dec 1905; Dimensions (LBD): 103' x 24' x 7' 6" ; 1874 Owned George W. Slauson with George Guinmer, and Joseph Duvall 1881 Owned Theodore Platter et el 1888 Owned George W. Davidson 1905 Sunk in St. Clair River See also link; Original Owner: ...
      Official No.: 75721; Final Date: 5 Dec 1905; Dimensions (LBD): 103' x ...
  • HURON (1875, Ferry)
        Official No.: 71216; Final Date: 16 Mar 1976; Dimensions (LBD): 238' 5" x 53' 9" x 12' 8" ; SEE LINK; Original Owner: Grand Trunk Railroad; Final Location: Detroit River, Sank
      Official No.: 71216; Final Date: 16 Mar 1976; Dimensions (LBD): 238' 5" ...
  • MARY ELLEN COOK (1875, Schooner)
        Official No.: 90763; Dimensions (LBD): 118' x 25' x 7' ; 1875 Owned Hamlin Lumber Co 1923 Used as landing dock for Door County Club See also link; Original Owner: Hamlin Lumber Co
      Official No.: 90763; Dimensions (LBD): 118' x 25' x 7' ; 1875 ...
  • AVON (1877, Package Freighter)
        Other Names: STORMOUNT; Official No.: 105733; Final Date: 1937; Dimensions (LBD): 251' x 35' x 15' ; see link; Original Owner: Union Steamboat Co; Final Location: Lake Ontario, Scuttled
      Other Names: STORMOUNT; Official No.: 105733; Final Date: 1937; Dimensions (LBD): 251' ...
  • DELAWARE (1878, Package Freighter)
        Official No.: 6961; Final Date: 22 Nov 1906; Dimensions (LBD): 252' x 36' x 16' ; 1878 Owned Erie & Western Transportation Co 1905 Owned Great Lakes Engineering Works; renamed CHARLES B. HILL 1906 Owned J.J. Boland; stranded near Fairport, OH on November 22; Original Owner: Erie & Western Transportation ...
      Official No.: 6961; Final Date: 22 Nov 1906; Dimensions (LBD): 252' x ...
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Leonard J. Barr II Collection


Leonard J. Barr II of St. Clair, Michigan, worked in the finance industry by profession, but his passion was preserving Great Lakes shipping history with an emphasis of the 20th Century. His collection consists of approximately 30,000 vessel photographs, negatives, slides, and glass plates, as well as hundreds of books, journals, and other ephemera relating to Great Lakes Maritime History. Much of the information provided for each vessel came from Mr. Barr's own research. Mrs. Ellen Barr donated the collection to the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary Research Collection in September 2017.