ATHENS (1897, Schooner-barge)


Year of Build:
1897
Official Number:
107276
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
West Bay City, MI
Vessel Type:
Schooner-barge
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
2
Builder Name:
James Davidson
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
3
Dimensions
Length:
293.6'
Beam:
44.6'
Depth:
19.1'
Tonnage (gross):
2073
Tonnage (net):
1953
Final Disposition
Final Location:
25 miles west of Southampton, ONT.
Lake Huron.
Date:
7 Oct 1917
How:
Foundered.
Notes:
Behind Canadian steamer LUCKNOW, was lost from tow, broke back & sank in blizzard; 5 crew lost.
History

1899, May 15 Collided into East Pier, Fairport, OH; damaged.

1906, Nov 22 Reported foundered, Lake Erie; found 2 days later off Huron, OH; anchored, steering damaged.

1917, Oct 7 Sank Lake Huron.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Edward J. Dowling Collection, University of Detroit - Mercy
John O. Greenwood
Inland Seas, Great Lakes Historical Society
Newspaper Clippings
Steamboat Era in the Muskokas by Richard Tatley
Lorne Joyce
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

ATHENS (1897, Schooner-barge)
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ATHENS (1897, Schooner-barge)