Shipwreck: #1085
Wreck Location: N 41 59.553 W 80.28.958
Approx. 300 feet off of Raccoon Creek near Springfield, Pennsylvania, 3.5 miles at 68 T from the small boat cut at Conneaut Harbor.

Ship Name:

Type of Ship:
Two masted schooner

Ship Owner:
F.S. Pelton & Boyce
Cleveland, Ohio

Net Tonnage:

Year Built:
1856 by A. Miller in Oswego, New York

Cause of Loss:

Also Known As:
James Scott

Ship Size:
113′  x 25.9′ x 11.2′

Gross Tonnage:

Typical Cargo:
Iron Ore

Date of Loss:
Tuesday, October 23, 1878

 PHMC PASS Number:
36ER0330 (

The Shipwreck:

Capt. James Scott, of the schooner ALGERINE, said the schooner went ashore as reported, and her fragments were strewn two miles or more off the beach near Springfield, PA. The gale blew away her sails and the anchor was dropped, but she parted the chains and went ashore. The crew remained on board until certain she was going to pieces, and then reached the shore safely in a yawl. In the hour and a half after they abandoned her, there was nothing left but her stem. The schooner was valued at $8,000 and insured for $6,000. Her cargo of 400 tons of iron ore was consigned to C.E. Bingham of Cleveland,  but its value of insurance has not been learned.

1. Wachter, Georgann & Michael. 2003. ERIE WRECKS EAST, 2nd edition. Portland/Impact, Avon Lake Ohio.
2. Maritime History of the Great Lakes.  Www.maritimehistoryof the
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Used newspaper article from Detroit Post & Tribune, Monday, October 28, 1878.



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