ARMENIA (1896, Schooner-barge)


Year of Build:
1896
Official Number:
107219
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
West Bay City, MI
Vessel Type:
Schooner-barge
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
James Davidson
Original Owner and Location:
Davidson Transportation Co., West Bay City, MI.
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
4
Dimensions
Length:
288.6'
Beam:
44.6'
Depth:
19.1'
Tonnage (gross):
2040.76
Tonnage (net):
1919.78
Final Disposition
Final Location:
3 miles off Point Pelee Light.
Lake Erie. (N55W 3 3/8 miles)
Date:
9 May 1906
How:
Foundered.
Final Cargo:
Iron ore.
Notes:
In tow of steamer FRED PABST, sprang leak & foundered off Colchester Reef. Wreck dynamited & removed to 24 foot depth, 1907. (Iron ore cargo salvaged 1908.)
History

1898 Towed by VENEZUELA.

1900 Owned James Mowatt, Chicago, IL.

1901 Owned A. Beacher, Milwaukee, WI. $55,000.

1906 May 9 Foundered Lake Erie.

1906 Sep 18 PACKARD hit wreck & sank.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
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

ARMENIA (1896, Schooner-barge)
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ARMENIA (1896, Schooner-barge)