STURGIS, WILLIAM (1853, Barkentine)


Year of Build:
1853
Official Number:
26220
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Cleveland, OH
Vessel Type:
Barkentine
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Lafrinnier & Stevens
Original Owner:
Handy, Warren & Company
Ownership Notes:
Enrolled Cleveland, Ohio
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
3
Dimensions
Length:
137'
Beam:
25.2'
Depth:
11'
Tonnage (old style):
364
Capacity:
4000 barrels flour
Final Disposition
Final Location:
North of harbor entrance, Ludington, Michigan, Lake Michigan
Date:
29 Sep 1881
How:
Stranded & sank in gale
Notes:
Wind shifted & vessel broke up
History

1854, May Lost foremast on Lake Michigan

1854, December 4 Ashore Black River, Ohio, Lake Erie

1860 Owned Hinkley & Vilas, Chicago, Illinois

1862 Large repairs

1863 Owned Wiley & Brothers, Chicago

1865 Large repairs, 263 gross ton

1866 Owned J.L. Higgie, Racine, Wisconsin

1870, September 6 Collision with schooner MARY B. HALE in the Straits

of Mackinaw

1871 Large repairs

1876 Owned Gale, et.al., Chicago, as schooner

1881, September 29 Stranded & sank in gale, Lake Michigan

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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STURGIS, WILLIAM (1853, Barkentine)