C. Patrick Labadie Collection


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C. Patrick Labadie Collection
  • GENERAL SIMCOE (1797, Schooner)
        Other Names: SMITH, SIR SIDNEY;MAGNET; Final Date: 5 Aug 1814; 1793 Launched. 1812, Nov 11 Sank after damaged on shoal being chased by the enemy, Kingston, ONT. 1813, Mar Evaluated & altered by British for war service; renamed SIR SIDNEY SMITH; 12 guns. 1813, May 29 Took part in battle ...
      Other Names: SMITH, SIR SIDNEY;MAGNET; Final Date: 5 Aug 1814; 1793 Launched. ...
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C. Patrick Labadie Collection

The Thunder Bay Sanctuary Research Collection is 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.