GIBBS, R.J. (1855, Schooner)


Year of Build:
1855
Official Number:
21195
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Vermillion, OH
Vessel Type:
Schooner
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
John Squires
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
3
Dimensions
Length:
95.6'
Beam:
23.4'
Depth:
7.8'
Tonnage (old style):
170
Final Disposition
Final Location:
6 miles off Bar Point.
Lake Erie.
Date:
23 May 1893
How:
Foundered.
Final Cargo:
310 tons coal.
Notes:
Bound Toledo, OH - Algonac, MI, foundered at anchor in gale; crew rescued by steamer IRON CHIEF. 1894 Wreck removed by Canadian government contract.
History

1855 Enrolled Sandusky, OH.

1860 Owned Leonard, Wells & Company, Vermillion.

1860, May Heavy damage to foremast & rigging by lightning, Lake Erie.

1863 Owned Scott & Scoville, Toledo, OH.

1864 Repaired.

1866 Owned Patrick Carrol, Cleveland, OH.

1866, Jun Lost sails on Lake Erie; sank at Sarnia.

1868 Owned at Detroit, MI.

1869, Apr 21 Owned Fred L. Wells, Port Huron, MI.

1872, Oct Aground Port Stanley, Lake Erie.

1873, Sep 2 Adrift on Niagara River near Buffalo.

1874 Rebuilt Toledo.

1874, May Damaged by collision, Detroit River.

1875, May 14 Aground with coal on Genessee River, Lake Ontario.

1876 Owned McAllister, et.al., Toledo.

1877, May 3 Struck by propeller COLORADO on Saint Clair River, nearly cut in two

1880 Rebuilt, 121.7' x 23.9' x 7.9', 176 gross tons.

1891, May 4 Waterlogged at Port Austin, Lake Huron with lumber; repaired.

1893, May 23 Wrecked, Bar Point, Lake Erie.

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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GIBBS, R.J. (1855, Schooner)