ELMA (1873, Schooner-barge)


Year of Build:
1873
Official Number:
8895
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Marine City, MI
Vessel Type:
Schooner-barge
Note: Sister HATTIE (1873)
Hull Materials:
Wood
Builder Name:
Philander Lester
Original Owner and Location:
Soloman S. Gardner et al, Detroit, MI.
Ownership Notes:
C.C. Blodgette, Detroit.
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
3
Dimensions
Length:
165.2'
Beam:
30'
Depth:
11'
Tonnage (gross):
400.68
Tonnage (net):
380.65
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Miner's Castle, Pictured Rocks near Munising, MI.
Lake Superior.
Date:
28 Sep 1895
How:
Wrecked in gale.
Final Cargo:
Lumber.
Notes:
In tow of steamer P.H. BIRCKHEAD with 2 other barges, towline broke & was beaten to pieces by storm; 1 died trying to get to shore. 1895, Oct 8 Documents surrendered.
History

1873 Built Philander Lester, Marine City, MI.

1873, May 2 First enrolled Detroit, MI.

1875, May 21 Owned C.C. Blodgett et al, Detroit.

1878, Apr 6 Owned C.C. Blodgett's Propeller & Barge Line; ran Bay City, MI - Buffalo, NY; towed by PASSAIC in lumber trade with HATTIE, SUPERIOR & BUFFALO.

1879 418 tons.

1882 400.68 gross tons.

1886 & 87 Repaired.

1891 Towed by PASSAIC.

1892, Apr 28 Owned Warren & Thurston, Tonawanda, NY.

1895, Sep 26 Wrecked in storm at Miner's Castle, Lake Superior.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Donald V. Baut
Board of Lake Underwriters Marine Directory
Edward J. Dowling Collection, University of Detroit - Mercy
C. Patrick Labadie
Newspaper Clippings
Steamboat Era in the Muskokas by Richard Tatley
Peter J. VanderLinden
Loudon G. Wilson
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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ELMA (1873, Schooner-barge)