CHICKAMAUGA (1898, Schooner-barge)


Year of Build:
1898
Official Number:
127259
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
West Bay City, MI
Vessel Type:
Schooner-barge
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
James Davidson
Original Owner and Location:
James Davidson, West Bay City, MI
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
3
Dimensions
Length:
322'
Beam:
45'
Depth:
21.5'
Tonnage (gross):
2472
Tonnage (net):
2399
Final Disposition
Final Location:
1 mile off Harbor Beach, MI.
Lake Huron.
Date:
12 Sep 1919
How:
Sprang leak; foundered in storm.
Final Cargo:
Iron ore.
Notes:
Downbound in tow of steamer CENTURION; crew rescued. 1920 Dynamited & removed.
History

1898, Jun 2 Launched; at time, largest carrier built at Davidson Shipyard; designed for iron ore trade.

1898, Aug 13 Reported as the largest schooner on the Lakes.

1899 Towed by steamer SAMUEL MITCHELL.

1919, Sep 12 Foundered; owned Mentor Transit Co.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Donald V. Baut
Edward J. Dowling Collection, University of Detroit - Mercy
John O. Greenwood
William MacDonald Collection, Dossin Great Lakes Museum, Detroit
Newspaper Clippings
Steamboat Era in the Muskokas by Richard Tatley
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

CHICKAMAUGA (1898, Schooner-barge)
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CHICKAMAUGA (1898, Schooner-barge)