ELLSWORTH, S. S. (1869, Schooner)


Year of Build:
1869
Official Number:
23796
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Geneva, NY
Vessel Type:
Schooner
Note: Hinged masts; canal boat.
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
C. T. Lamont
Original Owner and Location:
Hiram Goff, Geneva, NY.
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
2
Dimensions
Length:
92.1'
Beam:
17.5'
Depth:
8.6'
Tonnage (gross):
113.49
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Stoney Island.
Lake Ontario.
Date:
10 Jul 1877
How:
Burned.
Notes:
Totally destroyed by fire at anchor; sank in 21 feet of water. 1879, Jun Salvaged machinery for new steamer.
History

1869, Aug 24 Enrolled Oswego, NY; built to navigate canals, with hinged masts to go under bridges.

1871, Nov 18 Owned E. A. Mattoon, Oswego; rebuilt as propeller, machinery from tug DODGE to go to Florida Gulf Coast to claim timber land.

1872 Carried grain for winter, Virginia - N. Carolina.

1872, Nov Aground Wilson, Lake Ontario, wheat laden.

1873, Oct 20 Owned Abner C. Mattoon, Oswego; lengthened 117.3 x 17.6 x 8.3', 135.67 gross tons; will carry wheat, Detroit, Cleveland & Oswego.

1875, Jun 30 Owned Edward A. Mattoon, Oswego.

1875, Nov 19 Sprung leak while loading barley at Picton, ONT; Captain grounded vessel, cargo mostly damaged.

1876, Apr 5 Owned Abner C. Mattoon, Oswego.

1877, Jul 10 Burned, Lake Erie.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Board of Lake Underwriters Marine Directory
Enrollments, U.S. National Archives
C. Patrick Labadie
Newspaper Clippings
John E. Poole notes, Bowling Green State University
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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ELLSWORTH, S. S. (1869, Schooner)