CHARGER (1868, Schooner)


Year of Build:
1868
Official Number:
5490
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Sodus Point, NY
Vessel Type:
Schooner
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
D. Rogers & Bates
Original Owner and Location:
Rogers, Sodus, NY
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
2
Dimensions
Length:
136'
Beam:
25'
Depth:
10'
Tonnage (gross):
277.87
Tonnage (net):
264.98
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Near Dummy Light; mouth Detroit River.
Lake Erie.
Date:
31 Jul 1890
How:
Collided with steambarge CITY OF CLEVELAND.
Final Cargo:
Wheat.
Notes:
Bound Detroit, MI to Buffalo, NY; crew rescued. 1890, Aug 23 Wheat purchased J.J. Coon, Toledo, OH, to be pumped out.
History

1873 Owned Lewis Bates et al, Sodus.

1883 Rebuilt; decks, timbers fore & aft.

1885 Beams, stanchions, planksheer & rails.

1887 Sails.

1888 Owned Oswego, NY.

1890, Jul 31 Wrecked.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Beesons Marine Directory
Board of Lake Underwriters Marine Directory
Newspaper Clippings
Marine Directory, R. L. Polk Co., Detroit
Steamboat Era in the Muskokas by Richard Tatley
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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CHARGER (1868, Schooner)