EUREKA (1872, Schooner)


Year of Build:
1872
Official Number:
8894
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Trenton, MI
Vessel Type:
Schooner
Hull Materials:
Wood
Builder Name:
A. Turner
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
2
Dimensions
Length:
137.5'
Beam:
25.9'
Depth:
11.5'
Tonnage (gross):
330.04
Tonnage (net):
313.54
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Ten miles above Whitefish Point, five miles from shore.
Lake Superior.
Date:
20 Oct 1886
How:
Broke tow & foundered.
Final Cargo:
Iron ore.
Notes:
Broke loose of tow; boat & crew lost. 1983 Discovered by divers.
History

1879 Owned D. Whitney, Jr., Detroit, MI; 2 short masts.

1883, Nov 27 Owned Chambers & Chadwick; left Oswego, NY 270 tons coal; sprung leak off main Ducks & sank near Simcoe Island; crew abandoned, all survived.

1886 Towed by J.H. PRENTICE with SHAWNEE, then by NIPIGON, SIBERIA & GLASGOW.

1886, Oct 20 Wrecked, Lake Superior.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Donald V. Baut
Board of Lake Underwriters Marine Directory
Edward J. Dowling Collection, University of Detroit - Mercy
C. Patrick Labadie
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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EUREKA (1872, Schooner)