BENSON, J. R. (1873, Schooner)


Year of Build:
1873
Official Number:
85413
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
St. Catharines, ONT
Vessel Type:
Schooner
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
L. Shickluna
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
3
Dimensions
Length:
142'
Beam:
26' 2"
Depth:
12'
Tonnage (gross):
375
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Off Cedar Point, Sandusky Bay.
Lake Erie.
Date:
20 Jun 1899
Final Depth:
20'
How:
Sprang leak & sank.
Final Cargo:
Coal.
Notes:
1900 Menace to navigation, dynamited. 1902, Mar 12 Registry closed.
History

1873, Aug Launched.

1876 Owned Sylvester Neelon, St. Catharines, 373 gross tons.

1878 139 x 23.5 x 11.8; 370 net tons.

1882 Owned Sylvester Neelon & George W. King, St. Catharines, ONT; 139 x 26.1 x 11.4; 344.1 gross tons / 323.17 net tons.

1883, Jun 18 Capsized in squall off Rondeau Point, ONT, Lake Erie; towed to Amherstburg.

1887 Towed as barge.

1899, Jun 20 Sank.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Donald V. Baut
Board of Lake Underwriters Marine Directory
Burton Collection
Newspaper Clippings
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

BENSON, J. R. (1873, Schooner)
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BENSON, J. R. (1873, Schooner)