PHELPS, W.B. (1873, Schooner)


Year of Build:
1873
Official Number:
80367
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Sacketts Harbor, NY
Vessel Type:
Schooner
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
B. Eveleigh
Original Owner and Location:
John Dunn & Co., Oswego
Ownership Notes:
Named in honor of Superintendent of Oswego & Syracuse Railroad.
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
3
Dimensions
Length:
137.2'
Beam:
26'
Depth:
10.8'
Tonnage (gross):
297.34
Capacity:
21,500 bushels
Final Disposition
Final Location:
1 mile below Glen Arbor, MI.
Lake Michigan.
Date:
19 Nov 1879
How:
Dragged anchors & went ashore in gale.
Final Cargo:
17,000 bushels wheat, 600 cases of beer.
Notes:
5 crew lost; 2 rescued by local residents in small rowboat.
History

1876 Same owner.

1879, Nov 19 Ashore, Lake Michigan.

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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PHELPS, W.B. (1873, Schooner)