WELLS, DAVID A. (1869, Schooner)


Year of Build:
1869
Official Number:
6635
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Port Huron, MI
Vessel Type:
Schooner
Hull Materials:
Wood
Builder Name:
Muir & Stuart
Original Owner and Location:
F.L. or T.L. Parker, Chicago, Illinois
Ownership Notes:
Named for commissioner of Internal Revenue
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
3
Dimensions
Length:
134.4'
Beam:
26.2'
Depth:
12.6'
Tonnage (gross):
310
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Near Chicago, Illinois harbor, Lake Michigan
Date:
16 Oct 1880
Final Depth:
54'
How:
Sank in storm
Final Cargo:
Iron ore
History

1869, June 12 Launched

1869, June 15 Owned H. Luce, Chicago, Illinois

1870, October 17 Ashore in storm near Silver Creek, Lake Erie, rescue

attempts failed, wintered there; owned Parker;

abandoned to underwriters

1876 Owned J. Tierkauff, Chicago

1876, October Sprang leak, towed to Clark's Dry dock for repairs, Lake

Erie; cargo coal

1880, October 16 Sank in storm near Chicago harbor

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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WELLS, DAVID A. (1869, Schooner)