SUMATRA (1874, Schooner)


Year of Build:
1874
Official Number:
23298
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Black River, OH
Vessel Type:
Schooner
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Quelos & Peck
Original Owner and Location:
Cleveland Transportation Company, Cleveland, Ohio
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
3
Dimensions
Length:
204'
Beam:
34'
Depth:
14'
Tonnage (gross):
845
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Off Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Lake Michigan
Date:
30 Sep 1896
How:
Foundered
Final Cargo:
Railroad rails
Notes:
Foundered while under tow of steamer B.W. Arnold, four crew members drowned
History

1874, May Launched at Black River, Ohio; to be consort of bulk

freighter SPARTA in Lake Superior ore trade

1877 In collision with barge VERONA, off Marquette, Michigan, Lake

Superior, damage repaired at Marquette

1879, November On the beach at Cleveland, Ohio; released

1883, September Blown ashore at Marquette, the efforts of seven tugs &

steam barges could not pull her off; finally released

by using screw jacks ending a month of effort

1887, August Went aground on Skillagalee Reef, Lake Michigan, released

by tug CHAMPION

1896, October 27 Documents surrendered at Port Huron,

Michigan, "foundered"

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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SUMATRA (1874, Schooner)