GALLATIN

 

On 23 April 1882, GALLATIN (2-mast wooden schooner, 138 foot, 422 tons, built in 1863, at Oswego, New York) was carrying pig iron from St. Ignace, Michigan, to Erie, Pennsylvania, when she sprang a leak in a storm on Lake Erie. She struck bottom on Chickanolee Reef and foundered in shallow water at Point Pelee. Her crew was saved from the rigging by the fishing sloop LIZZIE.

Gallatin 2 masted schooner 138’3” x 26’2” x 12’6” 422 tons. 1863 Albert G. Cook, original owner (US #10207). Foundered 1882 off Point Pelee, Lake Erie.
Vessel Name
GALLATIN
Build Year
1863
Official Number
US 10207
Construction
Build City
Oswego
Build State
NY
Vessel Type
Schooner
Hull Materials
Wood
Builder Name
A Miller
Ownership
Original Owner
A.G. Cook
Original Owner Location
Oswego, NY
Power (Sail)
Sail Number Masts
2
Dimensions
Length
138
Beam
26
Depth
13
Tonnage Old Style
422
Final Disposition
Final Location
Near Pt. Pelee, ONT.
Lake Erie
Final Date Month
4
Final Date Day
23
Final Date Year
1882
Final How
Foundered
History and Notes
History
1871 Owned Charles Harding, Chicago

The schr. GALLATIN, grain laden from Chicago, put into Milwaukee Friday morning, leaking so badly that she will have to discharge her cargo and go into drydock for repairs. The GALLATIN was out in the gale a week ago, and was forced to return to Chicago slightly damaged.
Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
September 21, 1875 3-4
The schr. GALLATIN was Wednesday placed in drydock at Messrs. Wof & Davideson’s yard, Milwaukee, and the leak found to be caused by the oakum working out of an engraving piece under one of her bilges. Of her cargo of wheat 250 bushels were found to be wet and the balance badly damaged through heating.
Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
September 25, 1875 3-6

TOTAL LOSSES, 1882
[Inter Ocean Casualty List]
April 23. — Schooner GALLATIN founders in Lake Erie. Crew saved.
J.W. Hall Great Lakes Marine Scrapbook, December, 1882

Schooner GALLATIN, foundered Point Pelee, 1882.
Hist.’ of the Great lakes
by Mansfield

Schooner GALLATIN. U. S. No. 10207. Of 317.27. Home port, Chicago
Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1871

GALLATIN Schooner, damaged by coal cars at Erie, June 1866. Property loss $2,500
Casualty List for 1866—Buffalo
Commercial Advertiser, Feb. 26, 1867
GALLATIN Schooner of 422 tons, owned at Chicago by Chas. Harding. In port at Erie Pa. was damaged by coal cars backing onto her decks, June 1866. loss to ship $2,250 insured for $1,600.
Marine Casualties on the Great Lakes
1863 to 1873 U. S. Coast Guard Report