WILLINGTON (1855, Schooner)


Year of Build:
1855
Official Number:
26224
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Vermillion, OH
Vessel Type:
Schooner
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
I.W. Nicholas
Power
Power:
Sail
Dimensions
Length:
128'
Beam:
24'
Depth:
10'
Tonnage (old style):
298
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Skillagallee Shoal.
Lake Michigan.
Date:
14 Sep 1867
How:
Drove on reef, broke up.
Final Cargo:
14,000 bushels wheat.
Notes:
Bound Chicago to Gooderich, ONT, driven on Skillagallee Shoal in storm & broke up; no loss of life.
History

1860 Owned Cobb & Alva Bradley, Vermillion.

1861 Owned A. Bradley et al.

1865 Owned A. Bradley, Cleveland, OH; 225 gross tons.

1866, May Damaged paotioned of cargo; owned H.G. Webb, Cleveland.

1867, Jul Sprang leak, Lake Huron; towed to Mackinaw; repaired.

1867, Sep 14 Broke up on reef in Lake Michigan storm.

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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WILLINGTON (1855, Schooner)