BIRCKHEAD, MARY (1867, Scow Schooner)


Year of Build:
1867
Official Number:
17618
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Oak Harbor, near Sandusky, OH
Vessel Type:
Scow Schooner
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Jackson
Original Owner and Location:
P. H. Birckhead, et al, Toledo, OH
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
2
Dimensions
Length:
120.5'
Beam:
26.8'
Depth:
7.1'
Tonnage (gross):
156
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Lime Kilns Crossing.
Detroit River.
Date:
9 Oct 1891
How:
Collision with steamer ROMAN.
Final Cargo:
Coal.
Notes:
Blocked channel till end of Oct when wreck was dynamited. Crew saved.
History

1867-1875 Owned P. H. Birckhead, et al, Toledo, OH.

1879, Jun Owned Thomas W. Weeks, Sodus, NY.

1879, Sep 27 Owned L. P. Mason, East Saginaw, MI.

1880 Rebuilt Saginaw as barge, 124.6' x 26.2' x 9.7', 226 gross tons / 214 net tons, deepened 2 1/2 feet.

1890, Mar 18 Owned Peter H. Fick, Saginaw, MI.

1891, Oct 9 Sunk, total loss.

1891, Dec 31 Documents surrendered.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Newspaper Clippings
Steamboat Era in the Muskokas by Richard Tatley
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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BIRCKHEAD, MARY (1867, Scow Schooner)