INGERSOLL, ROBERT G. (1881, Schooner)


Year of Build:
1881
Official Number:
110471
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
South Haven, MI
Vessel Type:
Schooner
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
McMullen
Master Carpenter:
John Perrin
Original Owner and Location:
W.B. & W.J. Minter, South Haven, MI.
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
2
Propulsion:
Screw
Dimensions
Length:
80.5'
Beam:
21'
Depth:
6.6'
Tonnage (gross):
79.78
Tonnage (net):
61.16
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Off Sable Pt., 20 mile S. Manistee, MI.
Lake Michigan.
Date:
5 Oct 1885
How:
Burned.
Final Cargo:
Lumber.
Notes:
Bound Manistee - Chicago, caught fire offshore & burned to waterline; crew rescued by propeller GEORGE C. MARKHAM. 1885, Dec 30 Documents surrendered.
History

Named for prominent spiritualist leader of the day.

1881, May Launched.

1881, Jun 8 Enrolled Grand Haven, MI.

1881, Jun 11 Boiler cracked, replaced; ran Grand Haven - Chicago, IL with lumber.

1881, Jul 28 Rig changed to steam barge.

1881, Oct 14 Repaired broken stern bearing, Saugatuck, MI.

1882, Feb 15 Owned J.S. Fox, Montague, MI.

1882, Oct 9 Owned Hugh Kennedy & Nicholas Witzell, Waukegan, IL.

1883, Sep 12 Aground State Lins, IL, Lake Michigan, lumber laden; released.

1885, Oct 5 Burned, Lake Michigan.

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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INGERSOLL, ROBERT G. (1881, Schooner)