DOLPHIN (1862, Schooner)


Year of Build:
1862
Official Number:
6152
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Detroit, MI
Vessel Type:
Schooner
Note: Scow ends.
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Campbell & Owen
Built on Bottom of:
THOMAS DYER (1854)
Original Owner and Location:
Richard Cowles, Detroit, MI.
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
2
Dimensions
Length:
107'
Beam:
24.2'
Depth:
8.7'
Tonnage (old style):
189
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Off Harbor Beach, MI.
Lake Huron.
Date:
27 Oct 1887
How:
Sunk.
Final Cargo:
Lumber.
Notes:
Tow of steamer OSWEGATCHIE, capsized & foundered after tow broke; 7 lives lost.
History

1862 Two enrollments Detroit, MI.

1865, Oct 29 Disabled near Pt. Pelee; repaired.

1866 Owned Miner, Detroit.

1867 Rebuilt, 146.5 gross tons, "scow".

1871 Owned Shehan, Detroit.

1874, Nov Aground Tawas Point, Lake Huron; repaired.

1875, Dec 1 Owned Grummond, Detroit.

1876 Owned Shehan, et al, Detroit.

1876, Sep 4 Driven ashore with lumber at Racine College, Lake Michigan.

1879, Sep 17 Owned L.P. Mason, E. Saginaw, MI.

1879, Dec 3 Released from beach at Point Edward after stranding there.

1881 Towed by BAY CITY in Saginaw & Cleveland, OH; lumber trade.

1884 Owned Gerhard Janssen et al, E. Saginaw; lumber barge, towed by steamer CLEVELAND.

1887, Oct 27 Sunk, Lake Huron.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Board of Lake Underwriters Marine Directory
C. E. Feltner Enrollments Database
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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DOLPHIN (1862, Schooner)