PRETORIA (1900, Schooner-barge)


Year of Build:
1900
Official Number:
150872
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
West Bay City, MI
Vessel Type:
Schooner-barge
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Hull Number:
93
Builder Name:
James Davidson
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
3
Propulsion Notes:
Intended to be consort towed by steamer.
Dimensions
Length:
338.4'
Beam:
44'
Depth:
44'
Tonnage (gross):
2,790
Tonnage (net):
2,715
Capacity:
5,500 - 6,000 tons
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Near Outer Island, Apostle Islands, WI.
Lake Superior.
Date:
2 Sep 1905
How:
Foundered in gale.
Final Cargo:
Iron ore.
Notes:
Broke towline of steamer VENEZUELA & foundered in gale; 5 of 10 or 11 crew lost when their yawl cpsized near shore.
History

Largest wooden vessel in the world when launched; built for Lake Superior, Lake Michigan & Buffalo, NY ore, grain & coal trade.

1900 Towed by RAPPAMANNOG.

1901, Nov Towed by SACRAMENTO.

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

PRETORIA (1900, Schooner-barge)
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PRETORIA (1900, Schooner-barge)