FERRY, THOMAS W. (1872, Schooner)


Year of Build:
1872
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Cleveland, OH
Vessel Type:
Schooner
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
J.M. Jones
Original Owner:
P.J. & H.C. Ralph et al
Ownership Notes:
Burt & Hanson.
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
3
Dimensions
Length:
190'
Beam:
30'
Depth:
14.6'
Tonnage (gross):
572
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Beaver Island.
Lake Michigan.
Date:
17 Nov 1880
How:
Wrecked.
Final Cargo:
1,000 tons iron ore.
Notes:
Driven ashore & stranded on S.W. corner Beaver Island.
History

1872, Apr 16 Launched Spring Wells; cost $40,000.

1880, Nov 17 Wrecked Beaver Island, Lake Michigan.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Donald V. Baut
Board of Lake Underwriters Marine Directory
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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FERRY, THOMAS W. (1872, Schooner)