ESCANABA (1866, Schooner)


Year of Build:
1866
Official Number:
7319
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Vermillion, OH
Vessel Type:
Schooner
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
I.W. Nichols
Original Owner and Location:
Alva Bradley & George Stone, Cleveland, OH.
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
3
Dimensions
Length:
178'
Beam:
28.3'
Depth:
12.7'
Tonnage (gross):
414.6
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Gull Island Reef.
Lake Michigan.
Date:
17 Jun 1883
How:
Stranded, broke in two.
Final Cargo:
800 tons iron ore.
Notes:
Bound Escanaba, MI - Cleveland, OH, struck reef in heavy weather; outfit salvaged by NEGAUNEE.
History

1866 Enrolled Cleveland, OH; ran Erie - Chicago with coal.

1868, Jun 15 Ashore middle ground, Port Huron; released.

1871, Apr Lost horn in collision on St. Clair Flats.

1871, Aug Lost centreboard in Saginaw Bay, Lake Huron.

1871, Oct Damaged in collision by Canadian vessel on Lake Erie Islands.

1872, Dec 5 Damaged in storm on Wiaska Bay, Lake Superior.

1881 Towed by steambarge HENRY CHISHOLM with DAVID WAGSTAFF, FAYETTE BROWN & NEGAUNEE; also towed by SELAH CHAMBERLIN with E.P. BEALS in Marquette & Cleveland ore trade.

1882 Towed by E.B. HALE.

1883, Jun 17 Wrecked, Lake Huron.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Donald V. Baut
Board of Lake Underwriters Marine Directory
Newspaper Clippings
Quayle, Detroit and St. Clair River Towing Association
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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ESCANABA (1866, Schooner)