ELLSWORTH, LEM (1874, Schooner)


Year of Build:
1874
Official Number:
140062
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Milwaukee, WI
Vessel Type:
Schooner
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Wolf & Davidson
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
3
Dimensions
Length:
138'
Beam:
26'
Depth:
11'
Tonnage (gross):
340.14
Tonnage (net):
323.13
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Midlake.
Lake Michigan.
Date:
18 May 1894
How:
Foundered.
Final Cargo:
Stone blocks.
Notes:
Bound Jacobsville, MI - Chicago, IL, foundered in a gale with loss of all hands, 7 lives.
History

1874, Nov 18 Enrolled Milwaukee, WI.

1874, Nov Lost anchor & one main in Straits.

1875, Jun 13 Owned P. N. Finn, Oswego, NY; grain trade through Welland Canal.

1880, Oct Aground North Bay, Lake Michigan.

1886, Nov 29 Ashore Carlton Island, St. Lawrence River, in snow storm.

1890, Oct Owned Henry Wieman, Detroit; carreid stone; portage entry to Duluth.

1891 Towed by steamer SIBERIA.

1893, May 25 Ashore, released near Port Austin, Lake Huron.

1893, Sep Towed by steamer WOCOKEN.

1894, Apr Towed by steamer CITY OF GENOA.

1894, May 23 Foundered, Lake Michigan.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Donald V. Baut
Bowling Green State University, Historical Collections of the Great Lakes
Board of Lake Underwriters Marine Directory
Newspaper Clippings
John E. Poole notes, Bowling Green State University
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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