PORTCH, E.M. (1867, Schooner)


Year of Build:
1867
Official Number:
8300
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
DePere, WI
Vessel Type:
Schooner
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Sorenson
Original Owner and Location:
E.M. Portch, et.al., Chicago, Illinois
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
3
Dimensions
Tonnage (gross):
305.69
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Alongside Sheboygan, Wisconsin harbor, south pier, Lake Michigan
Date:
27 Mar 1882
How:
Struck by propeller LELAND & sank
Notes:
Struck between Manitowoc & Sheboygan, towed near entrance to Sheboygan harbor before sinking & later broke up
History

1871, November 18 Went ashore on beaver Island, pulled off & sank 2

miles off; crew escaped

1872 Repaired at Manitowoc, Wisconsin

1874 Owner J. Johnson, Chicago

1880, September Lost bowsprit & headgear in collision with schooner

NEGAUNEE off Kewanee, Wisconsin; towed to Manitowoc

for repairs

1881, November 21 Arrived Milwaukee leaking, having struck reef off

South Point; was bound for Buffalo from Chicago

laden with corn

1881, December In tow of tug PARKER bound for Chicago from North Bay,

was run over reef, mistaking Harris Pier for the

Sturgeon Bay Canal; released & continued

1882, May 27 Struck by propeller LELAND between Manitowoc & Sheboygan,

Wisconsin; towed near Sheboygan harbor entrance where she

sank against south pier; after numerous salvage attempts,

broke up with a portion drifting into lake

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

PORTCH, E.M. (1867, Schooner)
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PORTCH, E.M. (1867, Schooner)