EMERALD (1869, Schooner-barge)


Year of Build:
1869
Official Number:
36340
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Saginaw, MI
Vessel Type:
Schooner-barge
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
William Dixon
Original Owner and Location:
Newell Barnard, Saginaw, MI.
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
2
Dimensions
Length:
133.8'
Beam:
32'
Depth:
8.8'
Tonnage (gross):
286.77
Tonnage (net):
272.44
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Lake Michigan.
Date:
29 Nov 1903
How:
Abandoned.
History

1869, Jun 24 Enrolled Saginaw, MI.

1870 Used in building Spectacle Reef Lighthouse, Lake Huron.

1871 Owned N.W. Transportation Co., Detroit, MI.

1873 Towed by BURLINGTON with LILY MAY & COLORADO.

1875 Rebuilt.

1879 Owned W.T. Co., Detroit.

1880 Towed by MAYFLOWER in Cleveland & Saginaw lumber trade; sank in Saginaw River; raised.

1882 Repaired.

1883, May 5 Rig changed to unrigged barge.

1884 Owned H.G. Blanchard, Detroit.

1885 Towed by JUSTICE FIELD in Ontonagon - Cleveland lumber trade with LILLY MAY, FLORENCE DRAKE & G.W. BISSELL.

1886, Nov 17 Bound Toledo, OH - Milwaukee, WI with coal, lost tow of CHIEF JUSTICE FIELD & went ashore with her consorts; three lives lost, Kawaunee, MI.

1887 Owned Leatham & Smith, Sturgeon Bay, WI; released.

1887, Oct Towed by steamer T.H. SMITH with scow MAYFLOWER.

1900, Jun 5 Cut down & strengthened for stone trade.

1903, Nov 29 Abandoned, 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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EMERALD (1869, Schooner-barge)