ALTA (1884, Schooner)


Year of Build:
1884
Official Number:
106266
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
West Bay City, MI
Vessel Type:
Schooner
Note: $40,000 cost to build iron arches & diagonal straps.
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
F.W. Wheeler
Master Carpenter:
Thomas F. Murphy, Cleveland, OH
Original Owner and Location:
Bewick Transportation Co., Detroit, MI
Ownership Notes:
Charles Bewick.
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
3
Dimensions
Length:
198'
Beam:
37.4'
Depth:
15.7'
Tonnage (gross):
935.92
Tonnage (net):
909.49
Final Disposition
Final Location:
East side of Grand Island shoal off Point of Trout Bay 500' from shore.
Lake Superior.
Date:
19 Oct 1905
How:
Driven ashore.
Final Cargo:
Lumber from Duluth.
Notes:
Crew of six men & one woman rescued by small boats from Grand Island. Winter storms broke her up.
History

For iron ore trade consort to steamer ALCONA.

1888 Owned McVittie (et al), Detroit, MI.

1890 Owned Bewick (et al), Detroit, MI.

1891 Bewick Transportation Co., Detroit, MI.

1892 Jerome B. Zerbe, Cleveland, OH.

1894 Ohio & Pennsylvania Coal Co., Cleveland, OH.

1895 Bewick, Detroit, MI.

1896 Zerbe, Cleveland, OH.

1899 Ohio & Pennsylvania Coal Co., Rockport, OH.

1900 Drake, Bartow & Co., Cleveland, OH.

1902 Alta Transit Co., Mentor, OH,(Recaulked centerboard casing).

1904 J.H. Bartow, Cleveland, OH.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Inland Lloyds’ Marine Directory
Newspaper Clippings
H. G. Runge Collection, Milwaukee Public Library
David Swayze Shipwreck Database
Steamboat Era in the Muskokas by Richard Tatley
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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ALTA (1884, Schooner)