FLORIDA (1868, Schooner)


Year of Build:
1868
Official Number:
9757
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Oswego, NY
Vessel Type:
Schooner
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Globe & McFarlane
Original Owner and Location:
T.S. Mott, Oswego, NY.
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
3
Dimensions
Length:
139'
Beam:
26'
Depth:
11'
Tonnage (gross):
299.19
Tonnage (net):
284.23
Capacity:
18,500 bushels
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Whetstone Brook, near Marquette, MI.
Lake Superior.
Date:
17 Nov 1886
How:
Stranded in blizzard.
Final Cargo:
Coal.
Notes:
Sheltering offshore, she slipped anchors & was driven against a dock, where she was pounded to pieces. Her mate fell between the schooner & the rescue tug GILETT & was crushed. Vessel bound from Lorain, OH - Marquette, MI.
History

1868, Aug 26 First enrolled Oswego, NY.

1868, Sep 27 Ashore Long Point, ONT on maiden voyage.

1868 Owned Oswego party.

1876 Owned T.L. Jenkins, Oswego.

1877, Nov 9 Ran into by porpeller MONTGOMERY; jibboom & bowsprit carried away.

1879 Owned T.S. Mott, Oswego.

1886, Nov 17 Wrecked, Lake Michigan.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Donald V. Baut
Bowling Green State University, Historical Collections of the Great Lakes
Board of Lake Underwriters Marine Directory
William MacDonald Collection, Dossin Great Lakes Museum, Detroit
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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FLORIDA (1868, Schooner)