YOUNG, WILLIAM (1863, Schooner)


Year of Build:
1863
Official Number:
26230
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Madison Dock, OH
Vessel Type:
Schooner
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
A. & D.E. Bailey
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
2
Dimensions
Length:
138.91'
Beam:
26.2'
Depth:
12.2'
Tonnage (old style):
414
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Straits of Mackinaw, just east of Mackinaw Bridge.
Lake Huron.
Date:
5 Oct 1891
Final Depth:
117'
How:
Foundered in storm.
Final Cargo:
600 tons coal.
Notes:
Broke tow of steambarge NASHVA in storm, foundered & sank; crew, canvas & rigging rescued. 2002, Aug Located; identified by official number on mainbeam.
History

1863 Launched.

1864 Owned James L. Spink; home port Milwaukee, WI.

1865 Readmeasured 333.88 gross tons.

1866 Owned G.D. Norris, Milwaukee.

1867 Home port Ashtabula, OH.

1871 Owned Good et al, Ashtabula; new decks.

1872, May Bound from Buffalo, coal laden, driven on Horse Shoe Reef, Lake Erie & sunk; recovered.

1874 Owned Tuttle & Roberts, Ashtabula; repairs.

1878 Same owners; large repairs.

1882, Apr 15 Enrolled Port Huron; owned S.D. Dace.

1884 Converted to 3 masts, Fitsgeral's Shipyard, Port Huron, MI.

1885 Owned Buzzard et al, Port Huron.

1887 Owned Hartsuff & later G.S. Gell, both of Port Huron; timbers & planking.

1890 Owned D.B. Millen, Detroit; deck & stern repairs.

1891, Oct 5 Foundered & sank, Lake Huron.

2002, Aug Wreck found just east of Mackinaw Bridge.

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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YOUNG, WILLIAM (1863, Schooner)