BATES, STEPHEN (1856, Schooner)


Year of Build:
1856
Official Number:
23341
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Manitowoc, WI
Vessel Type:
Schooner
Note: Clipper built; plain head.
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Bates & Son
Original Owner and Location:
VanValkenburgh, Waldo et.al., Manitowoc, WI
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
2
Dimensions
Length:
97'
Beam:
27' 3"
Depth:
7' 6"
Tonnage (old style):
173 50/95
Final Disposition
Final Location:
5 miles north of Grosse Point, IL.
Lake Michigan.
Date:
23 Apr 1883
How:
Dragged anchors, ashore.
Final Cargo:
Posts & hardware.
Notes:
U.S. Lifesaving Service from Evanston helped rescue crew; broken up by waves.
History

1856, May 8 Launched.

1856, Jun 14 Owned David H. VanValkenburg, et al, Manitowoc, WI.

1860 Owned T. Newel & Sons, Chicago, IL.

1863 Owned Reed & Bushnell, Chicago, IL.

1865 Some repairs; 139 gross ton.

1870 Major repairs.

1872 Repairs.

1873 Repairs.

1877 Owned F. Walsh, Chicago, IL.

1881, Aug 1 Collision with scow in tow of tug JOHN GREGORY; slight damages.

1883, Apr 23 Ashore Winnetka, IL; owned Capt. Frank Welsh.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Board of Lake Underwriters Marine Directory
Erik Heyl, Early American Steamers
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

BATES, STEPHEN (1856, Schooner)
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