PALMS, FRANCIS (1868, Schooner)


Year of Build:
1868
Official Number:
9749
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Marine City, MI
Vessel Type:
Schooner
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
T.T. Aronld
Original Owner and Location:
F. Morrel, et al, Detroit, MI
Ownership Notes:
Enrolled Port Huron, MI
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
3
Dimensions
Length:
172.6'
Beam:
32.7'
Depth:
14.5'
Tonnage (gross):
560
Final Disposition
Final Location:
3 miles NW of Gray's Reef, near Beaver Island,
Lake Michigan.
Date:
2 Nov 1889
How:
Ashore in gale.
Final Cargo:
Iron ore.
Notes:
Later article says over 12 miles from where she struck (Gray's Reef), spars sticking out.
History

1871 Owned Morrel & Gibbs, Detroit, MI.

1872, Nov 14 Wrecked in storm, Duluth, MN.

1873, Apr 19 Taken to Duluth dry dock to be rebuilt.

1874, Nov 4 Wrecked, Long Point, ONT, Lake Erie.

1882 Major repairs.

1886, Jul 11 Badly damaged in storm, towed into port by tugs W.D. CUSHING & STONE.

1889, Nov 2 Stranded, Gray's Reef, Lake Michigan in westerly gale; owned Byron Whitaker & Son, Detroit.

1889, Nov 11 Bumped over reef, sank 12 miles from Gray's Reef.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
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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PALMS, FRANCIS (1868, Schooner)