WHALING, W.J. (1857, Schooner)


Year of Build:
1857
Official Number:
26264
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Milwaukee, WI
Vessel Type:
Schooner
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
James N. Jones
Original Owner and Location:
Bell, Whaling & Vance, Milwaukee
Power
Power:
Sail
Dimensions
Length:
136'
Beam:
24'
Depth:
11'
Tonnage (old style):
381
Capacity:
17,500 bushels
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Grand Haven, MI.
Lake Michigan.
Date:
25 Sep 1873
How:
Ashore in gale, dragged anchor.
Final Cargo:
3,000 barrels salt.
Notes:
2 lives lost.
History

1859, Nov Mate lost overboard in Straits of Mackinaw.

1860, Aug 21 Owned Layton & Plunkett, Milwaukee, WI.

1863 Owned R.P. Fitzgerald, Milwaukee.

1864 Owned J.D. McGraw, Milwaukee; 374 gross tons.

1866 Owned Humphrey et al, Milwaukee.

1868 Large repairs; 242.99 gross tons.

1871 Owned Johnson et al, Milwaukee.

1873, Sep 25 Ashore Lake Michigan.

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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WHALING, W.J. (1857, Schooner)