HUTCHINSON, JOHN M. (1873, Schooner)


Year of Build:
1873
Official Number:
75597
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Cleveland, OH
Vessel Type:
Schooner
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Quayle & Martin
Original Owner and Location:
Frank Perew, Buffalo, NY.
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
3
Dimensions
Length:
229.33'
Beam:
36.83'
Depth:
14.5'
Tonnage (gross):
980.76
Tonnage (net):
931.73
Capacity:
1,150 tons / 68,000 bushels
Final Disposition
Final Location:
14 Mile Point, near Ontonagon, MI.
Lake Superior.
Date:
17 Aug 1905
How:
Foundered.
Final Cargo:
Ore.
Notes:
In tow of steamer CALEDONIA, she opened her seams & sank in deep water, overloaded with ore; crew rescued by CALEDONIA.
History

Considered a wonder of the age when constructed; cost $80,000.

1873, Oct 30 Carried 59,300 bushels wheat Chicago, IL - Buffalo, NY.

1874, Jul Aground St. Clair Flats; released.

1874, Oct Collision with propeller PHIL SHERIDAN, Cleveland, OH.

1876 1,016 gross tons.

1881 Towed by JOHN B.LYON.

1881, Dec Damaged in storm near Plum Island; repaired Milwaukee, WI.

1883, Jul Collision with coal dock & propeller J.B. LYON, Chicago.

1890, Apr 4 Enrolled Port Huron, MI; owned R. Hall; 229.3 x 36.8 x 14.5', 980 gross tons.

1898, Nov Collision with steamer QUEEN OF THE WEST near Toledo, OH; repaired Marine City.

1899 Towed by IRON DUKE.

1901 Towed by ROBERT WALLACE.

1905, Aug 17 Foundered, Lake Superior.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Contact
Alpena County George N. Fletcher Public Library
Email
WWW address
Agency street/mail address

211 N. First Ave.
Alpena, Michigan 49707
USA
(989)356-6188

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HUTCHINSON, JOHN M. (1873, Schooner)