GOLDEN AGE (1882, Schooner-barge)


Year of Build:
1882
Official Number:
85785
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Abbotts Bridge (Milan), OH
Vessel Type:
Schooner-barge
Note: Carries 4,200 yards canvas.
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Valentine Fries
Original Owner and Location:
Valentine Fries & Charles Hubbard, Milan, OH.
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
4
Dimensions
Length:
278'
Beam:
38.8'
Depth:
20'
Tonnage (gross):
1846.96
Tonnage (net):
1763.79
Capacity:
3,360 tons; 120,000 bushels
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Put in Bay, South Bass Island, OH.
Lake Erie.
Date:
  1923
How:
Scuttled.
Notes:
Scuttled as part of breakwater protection.
History

Build place aslo noted as Huron, OH.

1883, Jun Launched on Huron River; record cargo of 100,000 bushels corn & 2,504 tons ore from Marquette, MI; largest sailing vessel in the world when built; cost $70,000.

1883, Jul 8 Enrolled Sandusky, OH.

1884, Jun 2 Aground Chicago; released by 7 tugs.

1887, May 2 Towed by propeller WILLIAM EDWARDS, aground Point au Pelee.

1894, Oct 22 Aground Lime Kiln Crossing, Detroit River with steamer EDWARDS.

1913 Owned Pringle barge line.

1918 Rebuilt.

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

GOLDEN AGE (1882, Schooner-barge)
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GOLDEN AGE (1882, Schooner-barge)