CASE, GEORGE M. (1874, Schooner)


Year of Build:
1874
Official Number:
85386
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Saugatuck, MI
Vessel Type:
Schooner
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
John B. Martel
Master Carpenter:
William Brown ?
Original Owner and Location:
P.F. Conger & George M. Case, Fulton, NY
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
3
Dimensions
Length:
137'
Beam:
26'
Depth:
12'
Tonnage (gross):
361.31
Capacity:
24,500 bushels
Final Disposition
Final Location:
8 miles SW of Pt. Colborne, ONT.
Lake Erie.
Date:
14 Oct 1886
Final Depth:
42'
How:
Floundered during gale.
Final Cargo:
Corn.
Notes:
Bound Chicago to Buffalo. 1887 Stripped & blasted to flatten wreck.
History

1875, Mar 19 Enrolled Oswego, NY.

1881, May Aground Colchester Reef, Lake Erie; repaired at Detroit, MI.

1882 Owned Oswego, NY; 344.49 gross / 327.27 net tons.

1882, Nov 25 Damaged on Lake Erie.

1883, Nov Owned N.S. Whipple, Detroit.

1884 Owned William McDonald, Chicago, IL; 361 tons.

1886, Oct 14, Foundered.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Donald V. Baut
Board of Lake Underwriters Marine Directory
Dossin Great Lakes Museum
Edward J. Dowling Collection, University of Detroit - Mercy
William MacDonald Collection, Dossin Great Lakes Museum, Detroit
Marine Directory, R. L. Polk Co., Detroit
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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CASE, GEORGE M. (1874, Schooner)