GEORGER, F.A. (1874, Schooner)


Year of Build:
1874
Official Number:
120193
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Tonawanda, NY
Vessel Type:
Schooner
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
F.N. Jones
Original Owner and Location:
Drake & Bartow, Buffalo, NY.
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
3
Dimensions
Length:
200.6'
Beam:
35.4'
Depth:
15'
Tonnage (gross):
825.77
Tonnage (net):
784.48
Final Disposition
Final Location:
North of Girard, PA.
Lake Erie.
Date:
11 Nov 1940
How:
Stranded.
Notes:
Broke up & sank in the "Armistice Day Storm" of 1940; in tow of steamer JOHN B.LYON.
History

1875, Jan 11 Enrolled Buffalo, NY.

1876 Owned Drake et al, Buffalo.

1878, Mar Owned Union Steamboat Company; operated between Chicago, IL & Lake Erie.

1878, Nov 27 Collision with schooner J. FRETTER, St. Clair River.

1881, Summer Towed by AVON & DEAN RICHMOND & B.W. BLANCHARD.

1882, Jun Towed by JAN GOULD in coal trade.

1883, Sep Aground Bois Blanc Island, Detroit River with coal.

1884, Apr 2 Sold by Union Steamship Co.

1888 - 89 Towed by ROUMANIA on numerous occasions.

1889, Jun Towed by BULGARIA.

1890, Spring Towed by PROGRESS.

1893, Apr 12 Underwent overhaul.

1893, May 26 Struck steambarge THOMAS MAYTHAM near Sault St. Marie, MI.

1893, Jul Towed by W.H. GRATWICK.

1893, Oct 7 Found by tug DOWLING near Parisian Island after reported missing.

1894, Jun Towed by WALLULA.

1898 - 1900 Reportedly went to coast, but likely stayed on the Lakes.

1898 Often towed by CUMBERLAND.

1898, Jul Towed by steamer ELPHICKE.

1900, Sep Towed by steamer ELPHICKE.

1900, Nov Towed by A.A. DARKER.

1905, Nov 28 Dismasted, Lake Michigan.

1906, Jul 23 Collided with barge TROY at Port Huron, MI.

1911 Sold canadian: C112354; repaired; 200 x 35 x 14'; 784 net tons.

1912 Owned Antoine Wending, Brockville, ONT.

1913 Owned Brockville Transportation Co., Brockville, ONT.

1926 Abandoned due to poor condition, later refitted & returned to service.

1828, Aug 22 Burned at Brockville, St. Lawrence River.

1940, Nov 11 Foundered near Les Cheneaux Islands in the Armistice Day Storm.

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

GEORGER, F.A. (1874, Schooner)
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GEORGER, F.A. (1874, Schooner)