DAY SPRING (1860, Schooner)


Year of Build:
1860
Official Number:
6204
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Milan, OH
Vessel Type:
Schooner
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
H. Kelley
Original Owner and Location:
H. Kelley, Milan, OH.
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
2
Dimensions
Length:
73.4'
Beam:
20.5'
Depth:
6.1'
Tonnage (old style):
82
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Near Muskegon, MI.
Lake Michigan.
Date:
1 Aug 1904
How:
Sank.
Final Cargo:
Sawdust.
Notes:
Sank in summer gale, bound Frankfort, MI - Chicago, IL.
History

1860 Built by H. Kelley at Milan, OH.

1864, Apr 19 Enrolled Buffalo, NY.

1865, Apr 3 Owned John F. Edwards, Detroit & James R. Reeves, St. Joseph, MI.

1869 Aground, Chicago; released.

1871 Owned John Thompson, Sheboygan, WI; third mast added & lengthened; 98' x 21' x 6', 87 / 83 tons.

1872, Aug Struck by lightning off Algonac, WI; 1 killed.

1879 Owned Townsend et al, Sheboygan.

1892, Feb 12 Owned Captain L.C. Ludwig, South Haven, MI.

1904, Aug 1 Stranded near Muskegon, MI.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Board of Lake Underwriters Marine Directory
Enrollments, U.S. National Archives
C. Patrick Labadie
William MacDonald Collection, Dossin Great Lakes Museum, Detroit
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

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DAY SPRING (1860, Schooner)