FLORETTA (1867, Schooner)


Year of Build:
1867
Official Number:
9688
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Detroit, MI
Vessel Type:
Schooner
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
John Stupinsky
Original Owner and Location:
John Stupinsky, Detroit, MI.
Power
Power:
Sail
Dimensions
Length:
134'
Beam:
26'
Depth:
11'
Tonnage (gross):
295.99
Tonnage (net):
281.2
Final Disposition
Final Location:
15 mi. off Manitowoc, WI.
Lake Michigan.
Date:
18 Sep 1885
How:
Foundered.
Final Cargo:
Iron ore.
Notes:
Bound Escanaba - Chicago, foundered in gale.
History

1868 Enrolled Detroit, MI.

1868, Jun 9 Passed Detroit on first trip westward.

1869, Jul Damaged in collision, Lake Michigan.

1869, Oct Aground Point Abino, Lake Erie, grain laden; released by tugs PEREW & NIMS.

1871, Mar Sails & outfit burned, Detroit.

1872, Nov 12 Sunk in collision with propeller IRONSIDES, Milwaukee, WI; raised.

1876 Owned John Long, Chicago, IL.

1877, Aug 17 Withdrawn as Floating Hospital & refitted for grain trade.

1878, Jul Chartered by Thornton, Bruce & Co. to transport deals Grand Haven, MI - Europe.

1878, Aug Outfitted for ocean travel at Detroit.

1880 Collided with schooner LOUISA MCDONALD & sank off Door County, WI.

1881 Repaired.

1882, Aug 23 Damaged in collision with schooner R.B. KING outside Chicago, IL.

1883, Nov Towed, leaking, to Chicago.

1885, Sep 18 Wrecked, Lake Michigan.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Donald V. Baut
Board of Lake Underwriters Marine Directory
C. E. Feltner Enrollments Database
Newspaper Clippings
Steamboat Era in the Muskokas by Richard Tatley
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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FLORETTA (1867, Schooner)