FINNEY, GEORGE C. (1866, Schooner)


Year of Build:
1866
Official Number:
10545
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Oswego, NY
Vessel Type:
Schooner
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Goble & Mcfarlane
Original Owner and Location:
Lyons, Finney & George Goble, Oswego, NY.
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
2
Dimensions
Length:
136.7'
Beam:
26'
Depth:
10.8'
Tonnage (gross):
300.66
Tonnage (net):
285.63
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Off Port Maitland ONT, 26 miles below Long Point, 15 miles South of Grand River, ONT.
Lake Erie.
Date:
15 Nov 1891
Final Depth:
95'
How:
Foundered in storm.
Final Cargo:
21,000 bushels wheat.
Notes:
Bound Toledo, OH - Buffalo, NY, foundered in a storm; all 7 crew lost.
History

1866, Aug 22 Launched; enrolled Oswego, NY.

1868, Apr 14 Owned D. Lyon, Oswego District.

1874, Jun Struck South Fox Island shoals, Lake Michigan; repaired.

1875, Mar 26 Owned George Finney.

1876 Rebuilt Chicago Dry Dock Co.

1878, Jun 21 Torn sails at Milwaukee, WI, Lake Michigan; repaired.

1881, May 5 Towed by steam barge TECUMSEH, which collided with wreck SWEETHEART.

1883, May 15 Coowner Simon Murray.

1883, Aug 22 Collided with schooner JENNIE WHITE, bound Oswego - Milwaukee with coal; repaired Buffalo.

1883, Nov 13 Bound for Chicago with coal, went aground on Ford's shoal at Oswego; released 10 days later.

1884, Jul 22 Damaged in Lake Michigan gale.

1884, Aug 20 Damaged in collision with schooner NIAGARA at Buffalo.

1888, Mar 13 Owned Thomas Riordan.

1889, Oct 1 Damaged by waterspout, Port Colborne, Lake Erie; rescued by propeller PARNELL.

1889, Dec Converted to 3 masted craft at Mills yard.

1891, Nov 15 Wrecked, Lake Erie.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Board of Lake Underwriters Marine Directory
Gerry Metzler
Newspaper Clippings
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

Powered by / Alimenté par VITA Toolkit




My favourites lets you save items you like, tag them and group them into collections for your own personal use. Viewing "My favourites" will open in a new tab. Login here or start a My favourites account.










FINNEY, GEORGE C. (1866, Schooner)