MERRILL, JOHN B. (1873, Schooner)


Year of Build:
1873
Official Number:
75592
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Milwaukee, WI
Vessel Type:
Schooner
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Allen, McClelland & Company
Original Owner and Location:
Porter & Sanborn, Milwaukee
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
3
Dimensions
Length:
189'
Beam:
34'
Depth:
13'
Tonnage (gross):
641
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Off Drummond Island, MI.
Lake Huron.
Date:
14 Oct 1893
How:
Wrecked.
Final Cargo:
Coal.
GPS:
Latitude: 45' 54" N Longitude: 83' 44" W
Notes:
Broke up in a gale & sunk, crew rescued by local fishermen. 1893, Oct 19 Documents surrendered.
History

1873, Sep On maiden voyage to Buffalo, NY.

1882 Readmeasured 641 gross / 609 net tons.

1883, Nov Aground off Cleveland in gale, crew rescued by breeches bouy; released & repaired.

1887, Aug Aground at Toledo, Lake Erie.

1887, Oct Collision with schooner REED CASE in Straits, towed to port & repaired.

1888, Sep 20 Damaged in Lake Erie storm.

1889 Owned Connelly Brothers, Buffalo.

1889, Sep 19 Damaged in Lake Erie storm.

1892 Sunk in collision with steamer FRED MERCUR at Bar Point, Lake Erie, crew rescued, later raised & repaired.

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

MERRILL, JOHN B. (1873, Schooner)
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MERRILL, JOHN B. (1873, Schooner)