CRAIG, W.H. (1857, Schooner)


Year of Build:
1857
Official Number:
26216
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Milan, OH
Vessel Type:
Schooner
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Merry & Gay
Original Owner and Location:
L. Frost, et al, Chicago, IL.
Power
Power:
Sail
Dimensions
Length:
155'
Beam:
28.7'
Depth:
11'
Tonnage (old style):
390
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Peninsula Point.
Lake Michigan.
Date:
23 Nov 1869
How:
Wrecked.
Final Cargo:
468 tons iron ore.
Notes:
Driven ashore on the point while bound Escanaba - Cleveland, crew tried to get her off by the jettison of her cargo, but broke up soon after.
History

1857, Jun 30 Enrolled Chicago, IL.

1859, Jul 29 Owned A.R. Brandley et al, Chicago.

1859, Nov 27 Ran on Buffalo breakwater in a gale; with 16,400 bushels of wheat, holed & sunk.

1860, Oct Repaired.

1860, Oct 13 Lost bowsprit, jib-boom, & head gear in collision with other vessels due to strong wind, St. Clair River.

1861, Jul Lost jibboom & bowsprit in collision with schooner ENTERPRISE off Bar Point, Lake Erie.

1862, May 7 Owned L.H. Woodworth, Chicago.

1865, Apr 17 Owned Charles Bradley, Chicago; readmeasured 275 gross tons.

1866, Jul 2 Owned A.S. McGraw, Chicago.

1869, Nov 23 Stranded in storm at Peninsula Point.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
C. Patrick Labadie
Gerry Metzler
Newspaper Clippings
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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CRAIG, W.H. (1857, Schooner)