DOBBINS, D.P. (1863, Bark)


Year of Build:
1863
Official Number:
6095
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Cleveland, OH
Vessel Type:
Bark
Note: Also called schooner.
Hull Materials:
Wood
Builder Name:
Quayle & Martin
Original Owner and Location:
Frank Perew, Buffalo, NY.
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
3
Dimensions
Length:
162.3'
Beam:
31.6'
Depth:
12.2'
Tonnage (gross):
448
Tonnage (net):
425
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Outside Toronto, ONT.
Lake Ontario.
Date:
  1926
How:
Scuttled.
Notes:
c1926.
History

Named for Capt. D.P. Dobbins, Buffalo ship owner.

1863, Apr Launched.

1863, Aug Aground St. Clair Flats; released.

1869 Damaged in heavy weather, Lake Michigan.

1871 New deck.

1871, Apr 27 Collision with schooner E.M. PORTEH.

1872, Oct Sails split in storm, Lake Huron; collision with JAMES COUCH at St. Clair Flats.

1881, Mar Owned Colwell & Co., Harrisville, MI.

1881, Apr 20 Enrolled Port Huron, MI.

1881, May Towed by F.L. DANFORTH, lumber trade; Bay City, MI - Buffalo, NY.

1881, Sep Towed by GEORGE L. COLWELL.

1881, Nov 14 Scuttled at Oscoda, Lake Huron.

1887 Lumber trade; Menominee - Buffalo or Tonawanda, NY.

1889, Aug Towed by SAMUEL MARSHALL.

1889, Nov 29 Sunk Oscoda, MI, Lake Huron; 9' depth.

1891 Towed by GEORGE L. COLWELL.

1893, Jun 23 Ashore Deer Park, MI, Lake Superior, laden with lumber.

1894, Oct 13 Ashore Deer Park with steambarge GEORGE L. COLWELL; owned J.H. Farwell, Detroit, MI.

1894, Nov Repaired Dunford & Alverson, Port Huron.

1898 Towed by FEDORA & H. SIBLEY.

1898, Apr 4 Collided with pier, Milwaukee, WI; cargo grain.

1899 - 1900 Towed by LELAND.

1901 Towed by ARGO.

1903 Owned Argo Steamship Co., Cleveland, OH.

1907 Towed by SACHEM.

1907, Oct Towed by MELBOURNE.

c1911 Taken to Canada by owner John McArthur; C126228.

c1914 Owned Pt. Anne Quarries, Ltd.

1920's Out of service; docked Toronto, ONT.

c1926 Scuttled.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Donald V. Baut
Board of Lake Underwriters Marine Directory
Edward J. Dowling Collection, University of Detroit - Mercy
Newspaper Clippings
Quayle, Detroit and St. Clair River Towing Association
Scanner, Toronto Marine Historical Society
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

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DOBBINS, D.P. (1863, Bark)