SOUTHWEST (1866, Schooner)


Year of Build:
1866
Official Number:
22359
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Ogdensburg, NY
Vessel Type:
Schooner
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
H. C. Piersons
Original Owner:
B. S. Shepard
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
3
Dimensions
Length:
137'
Beam:
26'
Depth:
11'
Tonnage (old style):
387
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Southeast of eastermost of Huron Islands
Lake Superior
Date:
18 Sep 1898
Final Depth:
100
How:
struck bottom in heavy seas
GPS:
Latitude: 46 degrees 56.42' N Longitude: 87 degrees 56.11' W
Notes:
Capt. Gibson blamed lack of fog signals, weather foggy and smokey
History

1866 Enrolled, Chicago.

1867 Owned Chicago, IL.

1869, Nov Went ashore North Manitou Island, Lake Michigan; declared total loss; subsequently recovered, rebuilt.

1871 Owned Bothwell, port of hail Cleveland, OH; 292 tons; "strengthened"

1874 & 1878 Repaired.

1881 New deck and beams.

1882 Owner Everett et al, Cleveland; to be repaired.

1883, Jul Went ashore Southwest end of North Manitou Island, Lake Michigan; released next day by propeller CHAMPION.

1885 Owned Axworthy, Cleveland; rebuilt.

1886 Owned Fish, Cleveland.

1887 Refitted, recaulked.

1894 Owned Bradley, Cleveland.

1895 Repaired.

1898 Struck bottom, heavy seas.

1995 Wreck positively identified.

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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SOUTHWEST (1866, Schooner)