ELGIN, WILLIAM (1871, Schooner)


Year of Build:
1871
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Mill Point, ONT
Vessel Type:
Schooner
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
H.B. Rathburn & Son
Master Carpenter:
William Jamieson
Built on Bottom of:
CATHERINE, 1853
Original Owner and Location:
James Collins, Picton, ONT.
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
2
Dimensions
Length:
99'
Beam:
23'
Depth:
10'
Tonnage (gross):
190
Tonnage (net):
156
Capacity:
12,000 bushels
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Northwest of Oswego, NY.
Lake Ontario.
Date:
19 May 1888
How:
Sank.
Final Cargo:
Coal.
Notes:
Sprang a leak & sank, bound Oswego, NY - Belleville; crew rescued by steamer OCEAN WAVE.
History

1871, Jun 30 Launched.

1871, Oct Aground Duck Island, Lake Ontario with barley.

1872, Dec 5 Ashore 3 miles below Big Sandy Creek (near Oswego & Selkirk, NY), wheat laden.

1875 Ran Port Stanley - Cleveland.

1876, Jan 22 Owned Sanford Baker, Belleville, ONT.

1876, Mar 24 Burned Port Stanley, ONT; repaired.

1879 Owned Baker et al, Picton, ONT.

1880, Apr 10 Owned James T. Allen & John Welsh, Kingston, ONT.

1881, Sep 10 Aground Ducks, Lake Ontario, with iron ore.

1883, Dec 13 Owned William Nickle, Kingston.

1884 Owned James F. Allen, Kingston.

1886 Owned Welsh & Allen, Picton.

1887, Jun 8 Owned Hiram Buckingham & James Savage, Wellington, ONT.

1887, Nov 20 Foundered, Lake Ontario.

1888, Feb 10 William & James Savage, Wellington.

1888, May 19 Sank.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Donald V. Baut
Board of Lake Underwriters Marine Directory
Canadian Registers
Beers, History of the Great Lakes, J. B. Mansfield
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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ELGIN, WILLIAM (1871, Schooner)