CORA A. (1889, Schooner)


Year of Build:
1889
Official Number:
126566
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Manitowoc, WI
Vessel Type:
Schooner
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Burger & Burger
Original Owner and Location:
William Walsh, Chicago, IL.
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
3
Dimensions
Length:
146.4'
Beam:
31.5'
Depth:
11.2'
Tonnage (gross):
381
Tonnage (net):
361
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Cape Hatteras, NC.
Atlantic Ocean.
Date:
6 Mar 1916
How:
Foundered.
GPS:
Latitude: 36 degrees 42N Longitude: 57 degrees 18W
History

1889 Owned Wm. Walsh, Chicago; last sailing vessel built at Manitowoc; last of the clipper fleet built on the Great Lakes.

1892, Apr 18 In collision with steamer CITY OF PARIS during NE gale on Lake Michigan; reached Ludington in sinking condition.

1903 370 gross / 327 net tons.

1910 Owned H. Estabrook, Chicago.

1915, Apr 27 Sold off Lakes.

1916, Mar 6 Foundered off Cape Hatteras.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Donald V. Baut
Edward J. Dowling Collection, University of Detroit - Mercy
John O. Greenwood
William MacDonald Collection, Dossin Great Lakes Museum, Detroit
Newspaper Clippings
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

CORA A. (1889, Schooner)
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CORA A. (1889, Schooner)