LIGHTGUARD (1866, Schooner)


Year of Build:
1866
Official Number:
14711
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Detroit, MI
Vessel Type:
Schooner
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
J.M. Jones
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
2
Dimensions
Length:
142.6'
Beam:
26.6'
Depth:
10.8'
Tonnage (gross):
310
Tonnage (net):
295
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Whitefish Bay, Alpena, MI.
Lake Huron.
How:
Abandoned.
Notes:
Pre-1905.
History

Regularly carried 350,000 - 375,000' lumber between Cleveland, OH & Sandusky, OH.

1866, Oct 31 Enrolled Detroit, MI.

1867, Sep Largest cargo through Welland Canal at the time, 19,902 bushels wheat.

1868, May 14 Collided with tug HECTOR above St. Clair Flats; repairs in Detroit.

1869, Nov 15 Lost rudder, Lake Erie, ran to Pigeon Bay for shelter.

1871 Owned Hofner & Mayse, Detroit.

1873, Apr Owned Fletcher & Co., Sandusky, OH.

1874, Nov Aground Cleveland, OH., with wheat; released.

1874, Nov 29 Driven ashore east of Cleveland piers; released.

1876 Owned McCormick, Milwaukee, WI.

1876, Oct Ashore Middle Island, Lake Huron; released.

1878, Sep 13 Ashore Kettle Point, Lake Huron; assisted by MOCKING BIRD.

1879 Owned F.W. Gilchrist, Alpena, MI.

1880 Rebuilt.

1881, May Towed by EAST SAGINAW in Alpena & Fairport, OH lumber trade.

1882 - 96 Towed by GARDEN CITY in lumber trade.

1884, Oct 29 Damaged by collision, Lake Huron.

1898 Towed by PORT CHAMBERLAIN.

1901, May 24 Sprung leak, Alpena; pumped out & recaulked.

1901, May 28 Waterlogged, Lake Huron; towed into Harbor Beach by steamer S.C. HALL & beached there.

1903 Sold Cleveland parties for use as lighter.

Pre1905 Abandoned & beached at Whitefish Bay, Alpena, Lake Huron.

1905, Dec 2 Documents surrendered, Port Huron, MI.

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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LIGHTGUARD (1866, Schooner)