CHASKA (1870, Scow Schooner)


Year of Build:
1870
Official Number:
33680
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Oneota, MN
Vessel Type:
Scow Schooner
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Leonidas D. Merritt
Original Owner and Location:
Leonidas & Alfred Merritt, Henry S. Ely, Oneota, MN
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
2
Dimensions
Length:
69'
Beam:
17'
Depth:
5.75'
Tonnage (gross):
47.88
Capacity:
75,000' lumber
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Ontonagon, MI.
Lake Superior.
How:
Ashore in storm.
Final Cargo:
Stone for piers.
Notes:
1872 Outfit used in construction of schooner HANDY at Duluth, MN. 1874, Feb 23 Documents surrendered.
History

First vessel built at Head of the Lakes.

1870, Dec 23 Owned Albert W. Ely, Oneota, MN.

1871, May 2 Owned A.S. Munger & R.A. Gray, Oneota.

1871, Aug 28 Wrecked; owner reported as Merritt Brothers & Co., Oneota.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Board of Lake Underwriters Marine Directory
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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CHASKA (1870, Scow Schooner)