MARS (1872, Schooner-barge)


Year of Build:
1872
Official Number:
50877
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
New Jerusalem, OH
Vessel Type:
Schooner-barge
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Alexander McLeod
Original Owner and Location:
Ward Estate, Detroit, MI.
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
2
Dimensions
Length:
122'
Beam:
27.2'
Depth:
9.3'
Tonnage (gross):
234.76
Tonnage (net):
223.02
Final Disposition
Final Location:
South Fox Island.
Lake Michigan.
Date:
19 Nov 1903
How:
Wrecked.
Notes:
Driven ashore & wrecked in storm. 1904 Stripped & abandoned.
History

1872, Aug 1 Enrolled Detroit, MI.

1876 Owned Ward Estate, Detroit, MI; 2 short masts.

1876, Oct Aground Ludington, MI, Lake Michigan.

1881 Major repairs.

1883, Nov Struck pier, Ludington, Lake Michigan.

1892, Jul 16 Aground Ludington, MI.

1894 Re-rigged as 2-masted schooner.

1899, Jul Sold by T.R. Lyon to John Schroeder Lumber Co, Milwaukee, WI; converted to tow barge.

1903, Nov 19 Ashore South Fox Island, Lake Michigan.

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

MARS (1872, Schooner-barge)
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MARS (1872, Schooner-barge)