OUR SON (1875, Schooner)


Year of Build:
1875
Official Number:
19437
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Black River, OH
Vessel Type:
Schooner
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Lyon, Wallace & Garon
Original Owner and Location:
Captain Henry Kelly, Milan, Ohio
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
3
Dimensions
Length:
182.1'
Beam:
35.1'
Depth:
13'
Tonnage (gross):
720
Tonnage (net):
684
Final Disposition
Final Location:
20 miles off Sheboygan, Wisconsin, WSW of Little Sable Point, Michigan, Lake Michigan
Date:
26 Sep 1930
How:
Foundered in storm
Final Cargo:
Pulpwood
History

1875 Built for use in ore & grain trade

1887 Repaired, ceilings & keelson

1888 Owned George C. Hollister, Tonawanda, New York; repaired steam

well pump

1889 Owned H.Kelly, Sandusky, Ohio

1893 Owned Captain G. Corning, Saginaw, Michigan

1901 Owned George Ryan, Saginaw; listed as barge

1906 Owned J.W. Robinson, North Tonawanda, New York

1917 Owned J.E. Sheehan, port of hail Buffalo, New York

1920 Owned Theodore Dunn Transportation Company, Detroit; home port

Escanaba, Michigan

1922 Owned Winard Schlosse, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

1923 Re-rigged for sail using remains of masts cut down at conversion

to barge

1930, September 26 Foundered & sank 20 miles off Sheboygan, Wisconsin,

Lake Michigan, carrying pulpwood from Manitoulin

Island to Muskegon Paper Company;

crew rescued by freighter WILLIAM NELSON

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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OUR SON (1875, Schooner)