MARINE CITY (1866, Scow)


Year of Build:
1866
Official Number:
50516
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Marine City, MI
Vessel Type:
Scow
Note: Scow-barge.
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Jacob Sovers
Original Owner and Location:
Jacob Sovers, Marine City, MI.
Power
Power:
Unpowered
Dimensions
Length:
127.7'
Beam:
27.4'
Depth:
9.4'
Tonnage (gross):
267.70
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Off Goderich, ONT.
Lake Huron.
Date:
18 Nov 1901
How:
Foundered.
Final Cargo:
Pulpwood.
Notes:
Bound Blind River, ONT for Detroit, MI, foundered in storm; 4 lives lost.
History

1866, Jul 30 Enrolled Detroit, MI.

1871, May Rudder broke.

1874, Apr Burned Thunder Bay, Lake Huron.

1875 Rebuilt & lengthened, 127' x 27.7' x 10.5', 337.8 gross tons.

1876, Jun 10 Aground Crawford Quarry, Lake Huron.

1879 Owned L.B. Parker, Marine City.

1883, May Aground Bois Blanc Island, Detroit River.

1888, Mar 8 Owned Parker; 1 mast rig.

1888, Jun 12 2 mast rig.

1895, Jun 18 Struck pier at Harrisville, MI.

1896, Nov 13 Ashore Cleveland, OH.

1898 Towed by SWALLOW with DAKOTAH.

1899 Towed by D.F. ROSE.

1901, Nov 11 Ashore in fog, Scarecrow Island, Lake Huron & abandoned; released by shifting winds & adrift; steamer INDIA found her & towed to Goderich.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
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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MARINE CITY (1866, Scow)