VANCE, DAVID (1874, Schooner)


Year of Build:
1874
Official Number:
6855
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Manitowoc, WI
Vessel Type:
Schooner
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Butler & W
Original Owner and Location:
William R. Hibbard & Lewis Vance, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
3
Dimensions
Length:
206'
Beam:
33.7'
Depth:
14.4'
Tonnage (gross):
774.76
Tonnage (net):
736.03
Capacity:
46,000 bushels
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Pelee Passage, southwest of Point Pelee, Lake Erie
Date:
19 Jul 1893
Final Depth:
40'
How:
Sunk by collision
Final Cargo:
Coal
Notes:
While in tow of steamer SAMOA, collided with barge LIZZIE A. LAW being towed by EGYPTIAN; LAW sank LAW raised, but unclear if VANCE was raised, though known to be a hazard to navigation
History

1874, May Sprang leak, damaged wheat cargo; repaired

1876, June 23 Collided with scow RADICAL off Sheboygan, Wisconsin,

Lake Michigan

1876, November 4 Grounded Zela Shoal, Lake Michigan

1879, November 18 Grounded Peche Island, Detroit River

1880 Towed by MINNEAPOLIS

1880, November 22 Grounded, Bar Point, Lake Erie

1881, April Double-topsail removed

1883 Repaired; new decks

1883, June 14 Collided in fog with schooner J.B.PENFIELD,

Point AuSable, Lake Huron

1883, November 12 Grounded, St.Clair River

1885 Towed by AUSTRALASIA & GEORGE T. HOPE; repaired

1886 Repaired; caulked; sank near Amherstburg, Ontario, Detroit River;

towed by J.R.WHITING in spring & BESSEMER in fall

1887 Towed by MANISTIQUE & THOMAS W. PALMER

1887, March Sold

1887, September 8 Collided with schooner WALLULA, Chicago, Illinois,

Lake Michigan

1887, November Grounded, Detroit River

1888 Owned Michigan Navigation Company, Detroit

1888, September Collided with GLADSTONE

1888, October Owned Brown & Company, Duluth, Minnesota & Ben Birdsal,

Detroit

1888, November In tow of PALMER, both collided with schooners MARY &

PHILO SCOVILLE, which were at anchor, Lake Huron?

1889 Caulked

1889-93 Towed by SAMOA

1889, October 3 Collided with steambarge ROUMANIA, Sugar Island,

St.Mary's River

1891 Owned James McKenzie et.al., Buffalo, New York

1893, July 19 Sunk by collision

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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VANCE, DAVID (1874, Schooner)