YUKON (1893, Schooner-barge)


Year of Build:
1893
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
West Bay City, MI
Vessel Type:
Schooner-barge
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Hull Number:
101
Builder Name:
F.W. Wheeler
Original Owner and Location:
Thomas Wilson, Cleveland, OH
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
4
Dimensions
Length:
270'
Beam:
42'
Depth:
17.6'
Tonnage (gross):
1,522
Final Disposition
Final Location:
3 miles off Ashtabula, OH.
Lake Erie.
Date:
20 Oct 1905
How:
Filled with water & sank in gale.
History

1893, Aug 9 Enrolled Cleveland, OH.

1893, Oct 14 In tow of WALLULA, went ashore Waiski Bay, Lake Superior; lightered & released on 19th, in tow of tug MISSOULA.

1894 Towed by OLYMPIA.

1895 Towed by steambarge STIKA; tow line scraped upper part of tug TORRENT in St. Clair canal; Captain Hackett of TORRENT & 2 other crew killed; suit filed against YUKON & SITKA; settlement awarded.

1896 Grounded; 1,000 tons ore removed before getting off.

1900, Mar 27 Owned Wilson Transportation Co., Cleveland.

1902, Apr 20 Owned Gilchrist Transportation Co., Cleveland.

1905, Oct 20 Sank, Lake Erie.

1906, Apr Hulk blown up as obstruction.

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

YUKON (1893, Schooner-barge)
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YUKON (1893, Schooner-barge)