FINCH, WILLIAM (1878, Scow Schooner)


Year of Build:
1878
Official Number:
80696
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
South Haven, MI
Vessel Type:
Scow Schooner
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Perry or D. Smith
Original Owner and Location:
D. Smith, South Haven, MI.
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
2
Dimensions
Length:
68'
Beam:
17.3'
Depth:
5.2'
Tonnage (gross):
49
Tonnage (net):
47
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Near Egg Harbor, Green Bay, WI. Lake Michigan
Date:
9 Nov 1900
How:
Wrecked in storm.
Notes:
Wrecked while salvaging gear from schooner NORMA.
History

1878 - 1879 Owned D. Smith, South Haven, MI.

1883 Owned E. H. Graham, South Haven, MI.

1885 Owned Milwaukee.

1898, Aug 29 Struck by unknown steamer, Lake Michigan; lifesaving crew from Point Betsy Station rescued crew.

1900, Nov 9 Wrecked, Lake Michigan.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Board of Lake Underwriters Marine Directory
C. Patrick Labadie
Newspaper Clippings
Marine Directory, R. L. Polk Co., Detroit
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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FINCH, WILLIAM (1878, Scow Schooner)