AMERICA (1873, Schooner)


Year of Build:
1873
Official Number:
105337
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Port Huron, MI
Vessel Type:
Schooner
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Muir & Livingston
Master Carpenter:
James Perry
Original Owner and Location:
Alex Muir, Port Huron, MI
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
3
Dimensions
Length:
137.3'
Beam:
26'
Depth:
11.8'
Tonnage (gross):
341.67
Final Disposition
Final Location:
4 miles NE of Two Rivers Point, 3 miles from shore.
Date:
28 Sep 1880
Final Depth:
80' - 120'
How:
Sunk by collision with scows.
Notes:
Collided with scows being towed at night; discovered Sep 1977; 1980 wreck lay in 3 sections; anchor salvaged 1981.
History

Reportedly had offical number US105244 as well; sister to schonner GROTON.

1873, May 31 Launched.

1873, Jun 11 Enrolled Port Huron.

1873, Oct 1 Owned Muir & Hood, Chicago.

1875, May 21 Owned Thomas Hood, Chicago, owned Colen McLachlan & David Robeson, Port Huron.

1880, Sep 28 Sunk.

1880, Oct 08 Documents surrendered Chicago.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Donald V. Baut
Edward J. Dowling Collection, University of Detroit - Mercy
Great Lakes News
Steamboat Era in the Muskokas by Richard Tatley
Loudon G. Wilson
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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