OWASCO (1863, Schooner)


Year of Build:
1863
Official Number:
18924
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Detroit, MI
Vessel Type:
Schooner
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
James M. Jones
Original Owner and Location:
Edward Shepard, Detroit, Michigan
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
2
Propulsion Notes:
396 ton old style 1863-64 enrollmentes list 314 ton
Dimensions
Length:
136.8'
Beam:
26.2'
Depth:
11.6'
Tonnage (old style):
396
History

1863 Enrolled Detroit, 351 tons

1865 Enrolled Detroit, 314 gross tons

1866 Owned E.W. Hudson, Detroit

1870, July 15 Dismasted Lake Superior hauling ore Marquette, Michigan

to Cleveland, Ohio; lost foremast below crosstrees, main

top mast & jibboom; towed to Cleveland to discharge

cargo, then to Detroit for repairs at Jones Yard

1872, November Ashore below Hackett Dock, Lake Erie after striking

wreck of BUTCHER BOY; decks lifted by swollen cargo

corn, bottom heavily damaged

1874 Repaired

1877 Owned Helm, et.al.; home port Detroit

1879 Owned Helm & Egan; port of hail Chicago; refastened

1880 or 81 Owned J.W. Wicham, Port Huron, Onio; towed by SAINT PAUL

1883 New hold, stanchions, wire rigging & re-caulked

1886 272 tons

1887 Owned Pringle, home port Marine City, Michigan

1888 Owned John W. Squires, home port Marine City; repaired & re-

caulked

1890 Towed by T.W.SNOOK

1897 Owned J.M.Jones, Detroit

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

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OWASCO (1863, Schooner)