CLARK, LUCY J. (1863, Brigantine)


Year of Build:
1863
Official Number:
14713
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Port Huron, MI
Vessel Type:
Brigantine
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
J. Pickering
Original Owner and Location:
E.N. Clark, Detroit, MI.
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
2
Dimensions
Length:
137'
Beam:
26.6'
Depth:
12.8'
Tonnage (old style):
483 7/95
Tonnage (gross):
309
Tonnage (net):
293
Final Disposition
Final Location:
1 mile off Cross Village, MI.
Lake Michigan.
Date:
11 Nov 1883
How:
Capsized in storm.
Final Cargo:
Lumber.
Notes:
Capsized & sank when steam pump failed. Yawl boat capsized & three of crew drowned. Wreck found in 2006.
History

1886 Owned John Pridgeon, Detroit, MI.

1866 - 71 Converted to schooner.

1871 Owned R.J. Ralph, Detroit, MI.

1876 Owned Purrington, Chicago, IL.

1879 - 1881 Rebuilt.

1882 Repaired.

1883, May 17 Heavily damaged in collision with schooner HATTIE WELLS.

1883, Sep 25 Ran aground above harbor at Cheboygan, MI; pulled off, sailed to Chicago.

1883, Nov 5 Ashore in a gale at Cross Village, MI, loading lumber.

1883, Nov 11 Pulled off by tug S.S. COE; capsized & sank.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
C. Patrick Labadie
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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CLARK, LUCY J. (1863, Brigantine)