MARSH, GEORGE A. (1882, Schooner)


Year of Build:
1882
Official Number:
85727
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Muskegon, MI
Vessel Type:
Schooner
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
A.J. Footlander
Original Owner and Location:
George A. Marsh, Chicago, IL.
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
3
Dimensions
Length:
118'
Beam:
31'
Depth:
9'
Tonnage (gross):
174.87
Tonnage (net):
166.13
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Pigeon Shoal, off Amherst Island.
Lake Ontario.
Date:
8 Aug 1917
How:
Capsized; foundered in gale.
Final Cargo:
Coal.
Notes:
Bound Oswego, NY - Kingston, ONT, foundered; nine lives lost.
History

1882, Jun 17 Enrolled Grand Haven, MI.

1887, Mar Rebuilt Milwaukee, WI, 139 x 26.33 x 8', 215.33 gross / 204.56 net tons.

1892, Apr 12 Remeasured Chicago, IL 135' x 26.5' x 9'; 202.12 gross / 192.10 net tons.

1914 Sold Canadian; 132' x 26' x 8.5', 220 gross tons, registered Kingston, ONT.

1917, Aug 8 Sprang leak in a gale, capsized & foundered, Lake Ontario.

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

MARSH, GEORGE A. (1882, Schooner)
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MARSH, GEORGE A. (1882, Schooner)