FLETCHER (1873, Bulk Freighter)


Year of Build:
1873
Official Number:
120142
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Buffalo, NY
Vessel Type:
Bulk Freighter
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
George H. Notter
Original Owner and Location:
Niagara River Transportation Co., Suspension Bridge, NY.
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
3
Propulsion:
Screw
Dimensions
Length:
186.2'
Beam:
33.5'
Depth:
13.5'
Tonnage (gross):
772.88
Capacity:
1100 gross tons
Final Disposition
Final Location:
South Fox Island.
Lake Michigan.
Date:
21 Nov 1880
Final Depth:
10'
How:
Wrecked.
Final Cargo:
34,000 bushels corn.
Notes:
Bound Chicago - Buffalo; driven ashore in blizzard & gale; wrecked.
History

1873, Jun 18 Enrolled Suspension Bridge, NY; iron ore trade New York - Lake Superior; towed IRONTON.

1874 6 round trips Lake Superior.

1877 Rebuilt Black Rock; 2 decks; 3 masts; 985.62 gross / 670.90 net tons.

1880, Nov 21 Wrecked Lake Michigan; owned James Ash, F.L. Danforth & P.P. Pratt, Buffalo, NY.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Board of Lake Underwriters Marine Directory
Enrollments, U.S. National Archives
Newspaper Clippings
H. G. Runge Collection, Milwaukee Public Library
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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FLETCHER (1873, Bulk Freighter)