ELY, SAMUEL P. (1869, Schooner)


Year of Build:
1869
Official Number:
23780
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Detroit, MI
Vessel Type:
Schooner
Note: Near sister: PATHFINDER (1869).
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
John P. Clark & Co.
Original Owner and Location:
N.C. & H.J. Winslow, Cleveland, OH.
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
3
Dimensions
Length:
200'
Beam:
31'
Depth:
13'
Tonnage (gross):
627.24
Tonnage (net):
595.85
Capacity:
1,200 tons
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Two Harbors, MN.
Lake Superior.
Date:
29 Oct 1896
Final Depth:
25'
How:
Stranded in gale.
GPS:
Latitude: 47 degrees 00' 43" Longitude: 91 degrees 40' 39"
Notes:
Lost from tow, HESPER in gale; crashed into contractor's scow, then wrecked on breakwater; crew rescued by tug ELLA G. STONE.
History

Launched as FLORENCE; renamed prior to enrolling.

1869, Jun 4 Launched John P. Clark shipyard, Detroit, MI.

1869, Aug 3 Enrolled Cleveland, OH; ran Cleveland - Escanaba / Marquette, MI ore trade.

1869, Oct Collision on St. Clair Flats.

1871, Oct Lost maingaff on Lake Michigan.

1873, Aug Aground Neebish, St. Mary's River; released.

1879 Owned Russell, Cleveland; repaired, new frames.

1881, Nov Aground Forty Mile Point, Lake Huron.

1882 Owned Lucy Russell, Cleveland; new deck frames & centerboard case.

1884 Owned M.A. Bradley & Co., Cleveland.

1885 Towed by SARAH E. SHELDON.

1885, Spring Lost main & mizzen masts in gale on Lake Erie; repaired, possibly refitted as towbarge.

1886/87 Repaired.

1887 Towed by SARAH E. SHELDON, HENRY CHISHOLM, E.B. HALE.

1887, Nov Sunk in shallow water, Lake Erie; recovered & repaired.

1888 Repaired timber aft, keelson & ceiling.

1888, Jun - Aug Towed by S.E. SHELDON in Ashland, WI ore trade.

1889 Repaired stanchions, planksheer & rail.

1889, May Towed by S.E. SHELDON.

1890, May - Jun Towed by S.E. SHELDON.

1893, Nov Damaged in gale off Eagle Harbor, MI; repaired with new rudder.

1894, Sep 13 Ashore in gale on Drummond Island, MI, Lake Huron.

1896, Oct 29 Wrecked in gale at Two Harbors, MN.

1897, Apr 19 Documents surrendered, Cleveland, OH.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Army Corps of Engineers
Donald V. Baut
Board of Lake Underwriters Marine Directory
Edward J. Dowling Collection, University of Detroit - Mercy
Inland Seas, Great Lakes Historical Society
C. Patrick Labadie
Milwaukee Public Library
Newspaper Clippings
John E. Poole notes, Bowling Green State University
Steamboat Era in the Muskokas by Richard Tatley
Peter J. VanderLinden
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

ELY, SAMUEL P. (1869, Schooner)
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ELY, SAMUEL P. (1869, Schooner)