WAURECAN (1857, Schooner)


Year of Build:
1857
Official Number:
62107
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Buffalo, NY
Vessel Type:
Schooner
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
William Hingston
Power
Power:
Sail
Dimensions
Length:
135.6'
Beam:
30'
Depth:
10.1'
Tonnage (old style):
371
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Port Austin, Michigan, Lake Huron
Date:
29 Nov 1875
How:
Foundered
Final Cargo:
Lumber
Notes:
Broke away from her tow, TRADER & foundered on Port Austin Reef Crew saved by tug HOME but were frostbitten
History

1860 Owned Oliver Bugbee, Buffalo, New York

1861, November Ashore at Point au Pelee

1865 Owned Hart, Detroit, Michigan

1868 294.02 gross tons; listed as barge

1869, 1870 Large repairs

1871 Owned North Western Transportation Company, Detroit

1875, November 28 Foundered in storm on Port Austin Reef, 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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WAURECAN (1857, Schooner)