GENERAL BURNSIDE

On 16 June 1892, GENERAL BURNSIDE (3-mast wooden schooner, 138 foot, 308 gross tons, built in 1862, at Wolfe Island, Ontario) foundered in a powerful northwest gale on Lake Erie near Southeast Shoal Light. Her crew was rescued by the tug GREGORY.

GENERAL BURNSIDE
Build Year
1862
Official Number
US 10163
Construction
Build City
Wolf Island
Build State
QUE
Vessel Type
Barkentine
Builder Name
John Oades
Built on Bottom of
QUEBEC (1845)
Power (Sail)
Sail Number Masts
2
Dimensions
Length
138
Beam
25.5
Depth
11.3
Tonnage Gross
307
Tonnage Net
292
Final Disposition
Final Location
Near Southeast Shoal light
Lake Erie
Final Date Month
7
Final Date Day
16
Final Date Year
1892
Final How
Foundered
Final Notes
Foundered & sank in a NW gale; crew rescued by tug JOHN GREGORY.
History and Notes
History
1862-65 Two enrollments French Creek
1863 Owned Fowler & Esseltyn, Clayton, NY
1868 US 10163 307.54 gross tons; owned Clayton, New York
1871 Owned F. & E. Merrick, Clayton, New York
1872 September Collision with propeller B.W. GENNESS off Point aux
Barques, Lake Huron
1876 Same owners, Detroit, Michigan
1881 Repaired
1882 Owned F.H. Fish, Cleveland, Ohio, repaired. Described as barge
1885 Owned at Vermillion, Ohio
1887 June 21 Enrolled Port Huron, MI; owned Calvin Carrier
August 27 Owned Charles L. Thompson, Port Huron, Michigan;
schooner
1888 Major repairs
1892 July Foundered & sank Lake Erie