FONTANA (1888, Schooner-barge)


Year of Build:
1888
Official Number:
120713
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
St. Clair, MI
Vessel Type:
Schooner-barge
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Simon Langell
Original Owner and Location:
St. Clair Steamship Co., Port Huron, MI.
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
4
Dimensions
Length:
231.4'
Beam:
39.1'
Depth:
9'
Tonnage (gross):
1163.65
Tonnage (net):
1105.47
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Off Ft. Gratiot.
St. Clair River.
Date:
3 Aug 1900
How:
Collision.
Final Cargo:
Iron Ore.
Notes:
Collided with schooner SANTIAGO, in tow of steamer KALYUGA, bound Presque Isle, MI - Cleveland, OH.; one life lost. Later dynamited as hazard to navagation.
History

1888, Jun 28 Enrolled Port Huron, MI.

1888, Jul 16 Arrived Duluth in tow of steamer KALYUGA; maiden voyage.

1891 231.33 x 39 x 17'.

1888 - 1900 Iron ore trade for Cleveland Cliffs Iron Co.

1900, Nov 19 Documents surrendered, Port Huron; total loss, collision on St. Clair River.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Donald V. Baut
Board of Lake Underwriters Marine Directory
Enrollments, U.S. National Archives
William MacDonald Collection, Dossin Great Lakes Museum, Detroit
Newspaper Clippings
Steamboat Era in the Muskokas by Richard Tatley
Peter J. VanderLinden
Loudon G. Wilson
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

FONTANA (1888, Schooner-barge)
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FONTANA (1888, Schooner-barge)