MARENGO (1873, Schooner)


Year of Build:
1873
Official Number:
90583
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Milwaukee, WI
Vessel Type:
Schooner
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Wolf & Davidson
Original Owner:
R.P. & John Fitzgerald
Ownership Notes:
Joseph Paige.
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
3
Dimensions
Length:
187'
Beam:
32'
Depth:
13' 7"
Tonnage (gross):
648.25
Tonnage (net):
615.84
Capacity:
42,000 bushels
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Near Morgan's Point, ONT, west of Port Colborne, ONT.
Lake Erie.
Date:
12 Oct 1912
How:
Wrecked.
Notes:
Schooner-barge, bulk freight. Tow of steamer LLOYD S. PORTER, hawser parted, beached in storm, broke up; cargo coal.
History

1873, Apr Launched.

1875, Nov 2 Aground at Erie, PA, Lake Erie.

1876 Owned Fitzgerald & Co, Milwaukee, WI.

1878, Sep 4 Collision with tug CASTLE with schooner M.F. CUMMINGS.

1881, May 14 Damaged at Point au Pelee, Lake Erie.

1883, Nov Collision with barge MENOMINEE at Chicago, Lake Michigan.

1884, May 22 Collision with schooner E.P. ROYCE, Lake Michigan.

1886, Jul Bound Ashtabula for Chicago, coal laden, began leaking Lake Erie; repaired.

1887, Jun 22 Aground Straits of Mackinac, coal laden; released.

1892 Towed by H.S. DICKANDS.

1898 Towed by TECUMSEH.

1905, Sep Struck on rock Collins Inlet, Lake Huron, lumber laden.

1907 Towed by HAVANA with ED KELLEY, also towed by ALCONA.

1912, Oct 12 Wrecked in 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

MARENGO (1873, Schooner)
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MARENGO (1873, Schooner)