CROSTHWAITE, W.S. (1873, Schooner)


Year of Build:
1873
Official Number:
80344
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
East Saginaw, MI
Vessel Type:
Schooner
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
William Crosthwaite
Original Owner and Location:
William Crosthwaite, East Saginaw, MI.
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
3
Dimensions
Length:
197.8'
Beam:
34'
Depth:
13.3'
Tonnage (gross):
673.20
Tonnage (net):
639.54
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Whitefish Bay.
Lake Superior.
Date:
13 Nov 1904
How:
Fire, burned to waterline.
Notes:
At anchor, caught fire from a stove placed on deck to heat water for crew's laundry.
History

1873, Apr 31 Launched; cost $50,000; similar to B.F. BRUCE.

1873, May 7 Enrolled Port Huron, MI.

1874, Aug 25 Ashore Long Point.

1875, Oct 20 Ashore North Bay, Lake Michigan; released by tug LEVIATHAN; repaired Chicago; owned W.H. McGilvra et al.

1881 Towed by ARAXES with QUEEN CITY & BECKER.

1882 Towed by QUEEN OF THE WEST in Ashtabula & Escanaba ore trade.

1885 Towed by WALLULA Duluth, MN - Buffalo, NY.

1885, Aug 6 Damaged in collision with schooner CAMDEN at Church's Bend, Sault River while being towed.

1886 Towed by CUMBERLAND.

1887 Towed by OREGON.

1889 Towed by JOHN CRAIG.

1893, Nov 30 Struck water works in Niagara River; sank, Tonawanda, NY; raised.

1904, Nov 13 Burned, Lake Superior.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Newspaper Clippings
Steamboat Era in the Muskokas by Richard Tatley
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

CROSTHWAITE, W.S. (1873, Schooner)
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CROSTHWAITE, W.S. (1873, Schooner)