EXPLORER (1866, Schooner)


Year of Build:
1866
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Chatham, ONT
Vessel Type:
Schooner
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
J. Waddell
Power
Power:
Sail
Dimensions
Length:
48'
Beam:
16'
Depth:
5.6'
Tonnage (gross):
33
Capacity:
2,500 bushels of grain
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Port Huron, MI.
Lake Huron.
Date:
16 Jun 1886
How:
Burned.
Notes:
Towed to Port Huron for further disposition after being wrecked at Greenough Shoal, ONT.
History

1866, Nov Aground, Lake Superior.

1867, Nov Scuttled on Cove Island, ONT, in an insurance scam; 2 lives lost.

1882 Raised.

1882, Sep 4 Wrecked & sunk in gale at Greenough Shoal, ONT, 5 lost; owned N.E. Lewis, Goderich, ONT.

1886, Jun 16 Burned to waterline, Port Huron, MI.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Donald V. Baut
Newspaper Clippings
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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EXPLORER (1866, Schooner)