BENTLEY, JAMES R. (1867, Schooner)


Year of Build:
1867
Official Number:
12720
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Fairport, OH
Vessel Type:
Schooner
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Bailey Bros.
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
3
Dimensions
Tonnage (gross):
574.58
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Off 40 Mile Point, MI.
Lake Huron.
Date:
12 Nov 1878
Final Depth:
60+
How:
Foundered.
Final Cargo:
36,288 bushels rye.
Notes:
Bound Chicago, IL-Buffalo, NY, struck shoal; foundered in heavy seas; crew rescued. 1984 Wreck located 1n 1984; figurehead salvaged, displayed Wisconsin Maritime Museum, Manitowoc.
History

1868 Owned Buffalo, NY.

1869, Sep Collided with FAVORITE on St. Clair River during storm, repaired Fitzgerald & Leighton Shipyard.

1871 Owned H. A. Richmond, Buffalo.

1876 Owned Montgomery et al, Buffalo.

1878, Nov 12 Foundered.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Donald V. Baut
Edward J. Dowling Collection, University of Detroit - Mercy
Newspaper Clippings
Quayle, Detroit and St. Clair River Towing Association
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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BENTLEY, JAMES R. (1867, Schooner)