WILLIS (1872, Schooner)


Year of Build:
1872
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Manitowoc, WI
Vessel Type:
Schooner
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Master Carpenter:
Peter Larson
Original Owner and Location:
J.R. Slauson & W.R. Pugh, Racine, WI
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
3
Dimensions
Length:
131' 7"
Beam:
27' 9"
Depth:
9'
Tonnage (gross):
245.28
Final Disposition
Final Location:
20 miles north of Lorain, OH, 15 miles east of Point au Pelee, ONT.
Lake Erie.
Date:
11 Nov 1872
Final Depth:
72'
How:
Sank.
Final Cargo:
17,250 bushels barley.
Notes:
Downbound for Buffalo from Chicago, collided with barque ELIZABETH JONES & sank; JONES had little damage, picked up crew & continued on; both parties charged the other with neglegence. 1885, May 24 WILLIS owners won lawsuit.
History

1872, May 14 Enrolled Milwaukee, WI.

1872, Nov 11 Sunk, Lake Erie.

1872, Dec 31 Enrollment surrendered, "vessel lost".

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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WILLIS (1872, Schooner)