IRONTON (1873, Schooner-barge)


Year of Build:
1873
Official Number:
100122
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Buffalo, NY
Vessel Type:
Schooner-barge
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
George Notter
Original Owner and Location:
Niagara River Transportation Co., Niagara, NY.
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
3
Dimensions
Length:
190.9'
Beam:
35.4'
Depth:
12.9'
Tonnage (gross):
785.56
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Near Presque Isle, MI.
Lake Huron.
Date:
26 Sep 1894
How:
Collision.
Notes:
Sunk in collision with steamer OHIO, both vessels sank quickly, 5 lives lost.
History

1873, Jul 15 Aground Neebish Rapids, St. Mary's River.

1883 Chartered George Spencer & Co., wheat to Buffalo & coal to Duluth.

1883, Apr 25 742.14 net tons.

1883, Sep Collided with propeller ONIEDA at Cleveland, OH, with major damage to stern.

1887, Apr 16 Owned Thomas Wilson et al, Cleveland.

1888, Mar 23 Owned William Mack et al, Cleveland.

1889, Oct Ashore Winnetica, IL, Lake Michigan with steamer D. BALLENTINE & tug PROTECTION.

1889, Oct 8 Released & repaired.

1893, Oct Ashore Waiskai Bay, Lake Superior with steamer KERSHAW & schooner YUKON.

1894, Sep Lost, Lake Huron.

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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IRONTON (1873, Schooner-barge)