BURT, WELLS (1873, Schooner)


Year of Build:
1873
Official Number:
80365
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Detroit, MI
Vessel Type:
Schooner
Note: Double topsail
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Hull Number:
26
Builder Name:
Detroit Dry Dock Co.
Master Carpenter:
George Hardison
Original Owner and Location:
Hugh Coyne, Detroit, MI
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
3
Dimensions
Length:
200'
Beam:
34'
Depth:
14'
Tonnage (gross):
756
Capacity:
50,000 barrels
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Off Evanston Point, IL.
Lake Michigan.
Date:
20 May 1883
How:
Foundered in a gale.
Final Cargo:
Coal.
Notes:
All ten of her crew lost; cargo recovered. 1988 Wreck located.
History

1873, Jul 10 Launched Detroit Dry Dock Co., Detroit, MI; one of the largest & fastest schooners on the Lakes.

1879 Owned E.S. Stone, Milwaukee, WI.

1883, May 20 Foundered & sank.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Donald V. Baut
Board of Lake Underwriters Marine Directory
Burton Collection
Edward J. Dowling Collection, University of Detroit - Mercy
Newspaper Clippings
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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