GERTRUDE (1856, Schooner)


Year of Build:
1856
Official Number:
10202
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Two Rivers, WI
Vessel Type:
Schooner
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
James Harbridge
Original Owner and Location:
B.B. Jones & Richare Ringholz, Manitowoc, WI.
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
2
Dimensions
Length:
81'
Beam:
19' 6"
Depth:
6' 5"
Tonnage (old style):
97.1474
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Off Otter Creek near Frankfort, Michigan.
Lake Michigan
Date:
23 Oct 1880
How:
Went ashore when anchor chain parted.
Final Cargo:
Firewood.
Notes:
Chains parted while sheltering at anchor; thrown ashore & wrecked; one life lost.
History

1856, May Launched.

1856, Jun 14 Enrolled Michilimackinac, MI.

1857, Apr 1 Aground Racine, Lake Michigan.

1858, Sep 7 Owned James Edwards, Manitowoc, WI.

1860, Feb 28 Ashore Manitowoc.

1860, Mar 2 Aground Manitowoc, Lake Michigan, with shingles.

1860, Apr 17 Owned Gertrude Hoag, Manitowoc.

1862, May 26 Owned James L. Edwards & Daniel L. Hill.

1863, Apr 9 Owned James Peterkin, Chicago, IL.

1863, Jul 11 Aground Chicago with lumber.

1865 Readmeasured, 79.3' x 19.6' x 6.75', 70.41 gross tons.

1865 Large repairs.

1865, Jun Collision with schooner M. COURTWRIGHT.

1866, Apr 16 Owned Thomas Richardson & Eli G. Reynolds, Kenosha, Wisconsin.

1866, Jun Collision with scow BANNER, Lake Michigan.

1866, Jul 28 Owned T. R. & Silas Sawyer, Berrien City, Michigan.

1868, Jul 24 Owned S. S. & Newton Eastman, J.F. Smallman, Chicago.

1869 Jun 2 Owned James M Magee, et. al., Chicago.

1869, Aug Struck Milwaukee pier & capsized; raised.

1870, Feb 17 Owned E.A. Mosley & Ed Williams, Chicago.

1870, Mar 31 Owned Thomas Richardson & Ed Williams.

1870, Apr 21 Owned Thomas Richardson & Charles Williams.

1870, Jun 23 Owned Sewall Moulton & Hy G. Flagg, Pentwater, MI.

1872, Jul 8 Owned Edgar D. Richmond & William A. Rounds, Pentwater.

1873, Jun 5 Owned Samuel G. Roberts & Evan Morris, Racine, WI.

1874, Apr Aground Rok's Pier, Lake Michigan.

1874, Jul 8 Owned S.G. & Morris E. Roberts.

1874, Aug 5 Owned John Brie, Racine.

1876 Owned at Racine, unseaworthy.

1879 Raised & rebuilt.

1880, Mar 26 Owned Mary Schultz, Racine.

1880, Sep 26 Wrecked at the bar of the Platte River near Frankfort, MI.

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

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GERTRUDE (1856, Schooner)