EGAN, MARION (1861, Schooner)


Year of Build:
1861
Official Number:
7301
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Huron, OH
Vessel Type:
Schooner
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
John Squires
Original Owner and Location:
Wiley M. Egan, Chicago, IL.
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
2
Dimensions
Length:
134.8'
Beam:
25'
Depth:
10' 9"
Tonnage (old style):
350 28/95
Capacity:
16,000 bushels
Final Disposition
Final Location:
17 miles SE Thunder Bay Island.
Lake Huron.
Date:
  1875
How:
Sunk.
Notes:
Collision with schooner E.R. WILLIAMS, 2 lives lost.
History

1861, May 14 First trip.

1861, May 20 Enrolled Chicago, IL.

1862, Oct Sprung mainmast on Lake Erie.

1864 Readmeasured 267 gross ton.

1865, Nov 2 Damaged centreboard on Lake Huron.

1866 Owned Tyler, Brown & Co., Chicago.

1869 261.72 gross tons.

1870, Apr 8 Owned Peter Taylor, Chicago.

1873, Aug 25 Stuck on Cove Island, Georgian Bay; rebuilt Detroit; ran to Chicago in grain trade.

1873, Sep 2 Sold as wreck to John Demass, Detroit, MI.

1873 Repaired.

1874, Mar 30 Owned William Christie, Erie, PA.

1875, Sep 22 Sunk, Lake Huron.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Donald V. Baut
Board of Lake Underwriters Marine Directory
Enrollments, U.S. National Archives
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

EGAN, MARION (1861, Schooner)
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EGAN, MARION (1861, Schooner)