ABYSSINIA (1896, Schooner-barge)


Year of Build:
1896
Official Number:
107221
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
West Bay City, MI
Vessel Type:
Schooner-barge
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
2
Builder Name:
James Davidson & Co
Original Owner and Location:
James Davidson, West Bay City, MI
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
4
Dimensions
Length:
288.6'
Beam:
44.6'
Depth:
19.1'
Tonnage (gross):
2037
Tonnage (net):
1916
Final Disposition
Final Location:
3 miles west of Buffalo, NY on Tecumseh Reef, Lake Erie.
Date:
18 Oct 1917
How:
Stranded
Final Cargo:
Wheat
Notes:
Owner Hutchinson & Co.. In tow of MARUBA. Abandoned as total loss. Wreck located in 1962.
History

One of largest wooden vessels ever built.

1900 Owned at Duluth.

1900, Nov 3 Damaged in storm.

1901, Nov CITY OF GLASGOW towed ABYSSINIA.

1906 Seaman Ben Larson lost overboard Lake Superior near Michigan Island.

1912 E.M. PECK towed ABYSSINIA

1917, Dec 18 Wrecked near Buffalo, NY.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Donald V. Baut
Edward J. Dowling Collection, University of Detroit - Mercy
John O. Greenwood
Beers, History of the Great Lakes, J. B. Mansfield
William MacDonald Collection, Dossin Great Lakes Museum, Detroit
Newspaper Clippings
Steamboat Era in the Muskokas by Richard Tatley
Peter J. VanderLinden
Lorne Joyce
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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ABYSSINIA (1896, Schooner-barge)