COMMENCEMENT (1853, Scow Schooner)


Year of Build:
1853
Official Number:
4346
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Holland, MI
Vessel Type:
Scow Schooner
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Evert Evers
Original Owner:
A. Plugger or W.A. Phieffer
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
2
Dimensions
Length:
75'
Beam:
19'
Depth:
7'
Tonnage (old style):
87
Final Disposition
Final Location:
20 miles off Little Sable Point.
Lake Michigan.
Date:
25 Sep 1869
How:
Leaking, capsized.
Final Cargo:
Wood, telegraph poles on deck.
Notes:
Later washed ashore, total wreck.
History

1863 Owned Lambert, Holland, MI.

1865 Readmeasured 72 gross tons.

1868 Enrolled at Chicago, IL.

1869, Sep 26 Foundered, Lake Michigan.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Donald V. Baut
Newspaper Clippings
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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COMMENCEMENT (1853, Scow Schooner)