Sweepstakes was a two masted schooner laid down by John Simpson in Burlington, and was launched in 1867 for John Waldie in Toronto. She changed owners several times before she was bought by George Steward in Ontario in 1883. She hit ground at Cove Island in August 1885, but was re-floated and towed to Tobermory where she was anchored up. Due to her damage she was rigged down and abandoned, and she sunk the following month. The wreck rest today on her keel on a depth of 2 to 8 meter in Big Tub harbor.

Former names:

36,3 x 6,9 m
Tons: Built: Home Port:
218 grt
Burlignton ( CA ) 1867
Ontario ( CA)
45°15'19.2"N 81°40'47.5"W

Last updated: March 2021