SHELDON, THOMAS P. (1871, Schooner)


Year of Build:
1871
Official Number:
24871
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
East Saginaw, MI
Vessel Type:
Schooner
Note: Largest schooner built on Saginaw River up to that time.
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
William Croswaithe
Original Owner and Location:
John Kelderhouse, Buffalo, NY
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
3
Dimensions
Length:
194'
Beam:
33'
Depth:
12'
Tonnage (gross):
669.46
Tonnage (net):
635.99
Capacity:
6000,000' lumber
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Off AuSable Point, near Oscoda, MI.
Lake Huron.
Date:
10 Aug 1901
How:
Collision/ foundered.
Notes:
Collided with her tow, steamer WAVERLY & foundered in shallow water; broken up in storm, Aug 25, 1901.
History

1871, Oct 19 Grounded on Lake Huron.

1874, Oct 29 Struck reef at Lime Kilns, Detroit River.

1874 Repaired.

1876 Owned Brown et al, Buffalo, NY.

1881, Jun 18 Struck by schooner PENSAUKEE in fog off Racine, WI, Lake Michigan.

1886, May Struck & raised at St. Mary's River.

1886, Aug 9 Wreck raised.

1886, Nov 18 Ashore near Alpena, MI, Lake Huron.

1894, Aug 3 Sprung leak off Keweenaw Point, MI, Lake Superior.

1901, Aug 10 Collided with steamer WAVERLY & foundered near Oscoda, MI, Lake Huron.

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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SHELDON, THOMAS P. (1871, Schooner)