LILLIE MAY (1867, Scow Schooner)


Year of Build:
1867
Official Number:
15301
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
West Bay City, MI
Vessel Type:
Scow Schooner
Note: One of largest in her class.
Hull Materials:
Wood
Builder Name:
Chas. Parker
Original Owner and Location:
Chas. Parker et al., Algonac, MI.
Ownership Notes:
Wm. Stewart, Port Huron, MI.
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
3
Dimensions
Length:
120'
Beam:
26.7'
Depth:
7.3'
Tonnage (gross):
181.57
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Detroit, MI. Detroit River
Date:
16 May 1905
How:
Sunk.
Final Cargo:
Dunnage.
Notes:
Sunk under weight of heavy cargo & abandoned; later dynamited as hazard.
History

Designed for Saginaw Bay lumber trade.

1867, Jun 11 First enrolled Port Huron, MI.

1868, Apr 14 Owned Wm. Stewart, Algonac.

1870, Late Oct Waterlogged in storm on Lake Erie, towed to Port Huron for repairs.

1870s Owned Northern Transportation Co., Detroit, MI; Cleveland, OH & Saginaw, MI lumber trade; towed by TRADER & BURLINGTON.

1871, Oct Grounded, head of Hog Island, MI; released.

1873, May 23 Struck by PARAGON, Windsor, ONT, Lake St. Clair.

1881 Owned H.G. Blanchard, Detroit; rebuilt & lengthened to 150' at West Bay City, MI; 300.88 gross / 285.84 net tons; towed by MAYFLOWER in Bay City & Cleveland service.

1883, Nov Lost rudder, Lake Erie.

1885 Towed by JUSTICE FIELD.

1889, Mar 6 Owned W.V. Penoyan, AuSable, MI.

1889 - 90 Rebuilt, Dunford & Alverson Shipyard, Port Huron.

1890s Towed by NELLIE TORRENT.

1892, Spring Owned H.P. Mayor.

1898 Owned C.A. Chamberlain, Detroit; waterlogged near Sand Beach, MI, Lake Huron.

1899, Jul Rebuilt Abram Smith & Sons Shipyard.

1904 Owned Joseph Berry, Detroit; Georgian Bay & Lake Superior lumber trade.

1905, May 16 Sunk & abandoned, Detroit.

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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LILLIE MAY (1867, Scow Schooner)