CORNING, ERASTUS (1867, Bark)


Year of Build:
1867
Official Number:
7239
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Tonawanda, NY
Vessel Type:
Bark
Hull Materials:
Wood
Builder Name:
F.N. Jones
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
3
Dimensions
Length:
204.3'
Beam:
35.3'
Depth:
14.5'
Tonnage (gross):
852
Tonnage (net):
832
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Poverty Island, south of Fairport, MI.
Lake Michigan.
Date:
21 May 1889
How:
Wrecked.
Final Cargo:
Iron ore.
History

One of the last full rigged barks on the lakes.

1868 Owned Buffalo, NY; 832.43 gross tons.

1871 Owned Horton, Buffalo, NY; 852 gross tons.

1876 Major repairs; owned A.C. Taylor, Buffalo, NY.

1877 Converted to schooner.

1878 Major repairs.

1879 832 tons.

1881 May Collision with propeller WAVERLY; major repairs.

1882, Jun Chartered Buffalo to Chicago for coal.

1889, Mar Sold to Lorian syndicate.

1889, May 21 Wrecked on Lake Michigan.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Donald V. Baut
Board of Lake Underwriters Marine Directory
William MacDonald Collection, Dossin Great Lakes Museum, Detroit
Newspaper Clippings
Quayle, Detroit and St. Clair River Towing Association
Steamboat Era in the Muskokas by Richard Tatley
Peter J. VanderLinden
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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