DELAWARE (1867, Schooner)


Year of Build:
1867
Official Number:
6492
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Detroit, MI
Vessel Type:
Schooner
Note: Wire rig.
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Hull Number:
3
Builder Name:
Campbell, Owen & Co.
Master Carpenter:
Gordon Campbell
Original Owner and Location:
Campbell, Owen & Co., Detroit, MI.
Ownership Notes:
Predecessors of Detroit Dry Dock Co.
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
3
Dimensions
Length:
173.6'
Beam:
30.4'
Depth:
13.6'
Tonnage (gross):
546.69
Tonnage (net):
519.36
Final Disposition
Date:
  1930
How:
Abandoned.
History

1867 For iron ore trade; owned E.B. Merrick before completion.

1871, Apr 13 Owned H.J. & R.K. Winslow, Buffalo, NY.

1871, May Ran on PARK, wrecked, Detroit, MI.

1872, Nov 27 Wrecked north of piers, Holland, MI; cargo grain.

1873, Spring Raised & rebuilt.

1881, May Towed by WOCOKEN with R. WINSLOW.

1883 Towed by CORMORANT in ore trade.

1885, May 2 Owned Thomas F. Murphy, Cleveland, OH.

1885, Jul Towed by HIAWATHA, Cleveland - Duluth, MN.

1887, Nov 25 Wrecked & sunk Hammonds Bay, MI, Lake Huron; cargo pig iron; raised & rebuilt.

1889, Apr 15 Owned Thomas Pringle & E.L. Bradley, Marine City, MI.

1889, Jul Towed by P.J. RALPH.

1890, Spring Towed by F.W. WHEELER with ASHLAND.

1890, May 1 Struck by schooner MICHIGAN at Soo Canal, MI; damaged.

1890 - 1892 Towed by NIPIGON.

1892, Mar 14 Changed to 2 masts.

1893, May Ashore with steamer NIPIGON & MELBOURN on Keweenaw Point, Lake Superior.

1898 Towed by M.M. DRAKE.

1899 Towed by E.D. SMITH & MANISTIQUE.

1899 Caulked.

1899, May 2 Owned O.W. Blodgette, P.M. Shaw et al, Duluth.

1900 Towed by P.J. RALPH, C.H. BRADLEY, MYRON, ZILLAH & MARK HOPKINS.

1901 Towed by MANISTIQUE & MYRON.

1902 Replanked topside, wooden arches, steam winches & pumps.

1904, Apr 29 Rebuilt Bay City, MI; 2 masts; 524/487 tons.

1923, May 24 Owned Delaware Transportation Co., Chicago, IL.

1923, Jul 18 Same owner, Michigan City, IN.

1925 Towed by steamer H.H. HETTLER & W.H. SAWYER.

1926, Jun 17 Owned Shields & Watson; Sault Ste. Marie, MI.

1930 Abandoned.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
American Bureau of Shipping
Donald V. Baut
Beesons Marine Directory
Board of Lake Underwriters Marine Directory
Edward J. Dowling Collection, University of Detroit - Mercy
Inland Lloyds’ Marine Directory
Beers, History of the Great Lakes, J. B. Mansfield
Newspaper Clippings
Marine Directory, R. L. Polk Co., Detroit
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

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DELAWARE (1867, Schooner)