BACON, MELVIN S. (1874, Schooner-barge)


Year of Build:
1874
Official Number:
90657
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Vermilion, OH
Vessel Type:
Schooner-barge
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Peter S. Crosier
Original Owner and Location:
F. Pelton, et al, Cleveland, OH
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
3
Dimensions
Length:
182'
Beam:
33'
Depth:
14.5'
Tonnage (gross):
614
Tonnage (net):
584
Final Disposition
Date:
  1929
How:
Dismantled.
History

1874, cAug 12 Launched.

1874, Aug 19 First enrolled Sandusky, OH.

1875 Refastened.

1876 Owned F. Pelton et al, Vermilion, OH.

1886-1906 Towed as barge.

1898-1902 Used on Atlantic Coast in coal trades.

1905, Sep 24 Ashore Ashland, WI, burned, total loss; recovered & returned to service.

1915, Nov 16 Rammed & sunk by steamer JOSEPH SELLWOOD in Detroit River; recovered, owned W. Chapman, Cleveland, OH.

1919, Feb 24 U. S. enrollments surrendered Cleveland, OH; "sold alien".

1919 Sold to Canadian owners, C140964, 185.58 x 33.33 x 14; 757 gross/ 714 net tons.

1929 Dismantled.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Bowling Green State University, Historical Collections of the Great Lakes
Board of Lake Underwriters Marine Directory
Dossin Great Lakes Museum
Newspaper Clippings
Steamboat Era in the Muskokas by Richard Tatley
Lorne Joyce
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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