WABASH (1873, Schooner)


Year of Build:
1873
Official Number:
80402
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Toledo, OH
Vessel Type:
Schooner
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Bailey Brothers
Original Owner and Location:
Curtis & Brainard, Toledo, Ohio
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
2
Dimensions
Length:
140'
Beam:
20'
Depth:
12'
Tonnage (gross):
315.44
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Near Grand Portal, Pictured Rocks, Lake Superior
Date:
16 Nov 1883
How:
Broke tow in blizzard, grounded
Final Cargo:
Coal
History

1873, September 6 Enrolled Toledo, Ohio; for use in Toledo-Buffalo

grain trade

1880, March 29 Enrolled Cleveland, Ohio; owned Palmer, Benham &

Company, Cleveland; in Lake Superior ore trade

1881 Towed behind steamer V.SWAIN between Marquette, Michigan &

Cleveland, Ohio in ore trade

1883, November 16 En route for Marquette with coal, broke tow of tug

SAMPSON in storm & grounded on beach near Grand

Portal, Pictured Rocks, Lake Superior; crew rescued,

vessel broke up

1884, December 21 Enrollment surrendered Cleveland, "vessel lost"

1985 Wreckage found, some in shallows; remainder & much of coal cargo

two miles west of Spray Falls - 200 yards offshore in 40-50 feet

water

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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