POLYNESIA (1885, Schooner-barge)


Year of Build:
1885
Official Number:
150347
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
West Bay City, MI
Vessel Type:
Schooner-barge
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Hull Number:
10
Builder Name:
James Davidson
Original Owner and Location:
James Davidson, West Bay City, Michigan
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
3
Dimensions
Length:
204'
Beam:
37.2'
Depth:
15.6'
Tonnage (gross):
979.97
Tonnage (net):
940.21
Final Disposition
Final Location:
20 miles east of Sheboygan, Wisconsin, Lake Michigan
Date:
23 Oct 1887
Final Depth:
330'
How:
Overwhelmed & sank in storm
Final Cargo:
Coal
Notes:
En route Chicago to Buffalo in tow of steamer RALEIGH
History

1885 Launched May 7 for use in Duluth & Buffalo trades, towed by

steamship SIBERIA;

May 14 was chartered to haul lumber from Bay City to Chicago

June 4 made first trip to Duluth in tow of SIBERIA to haul grain

1886, September Sold to N.P. Huntington & J.C. Corrigan of Cleveland,

Ohio

1887, October 23 In tow of steamer RALEIGH carrying coal Buffalo to

Chicago, was overwhelmed by storm & sank 20 miles

east of Sheboygan, Wisconsin; crew rescued

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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POLYNESIA (1885, Schooner-barge)