MICHIGAN (1874, Schooner)


Year of Build:
1874
Official Number:
90679 / 90670
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Detroit, MI
Vessel Type:
Schooner
Number of Decks:
2
Hull Number:
27
Builder Name:
Detroit Dry Dock Co.
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
3
Dimensions
Length:
213'
Beam:
21.25'
Depth:
16.33'
Tonnage (gross):
1029
Tonnage (net):
978
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Off Vermillion Point,
Lake Superior.
Date:
2 Oct 1901
How:
Sank.
Final Cargo:
Iron ore.
Notes:
Bound Superior, WI - Cleveland, OH in tow of steamer M.M. DRAKE, she took on water, collided with her tow & sank; one life lost.
History

1874, Oct 19 First trip, 110,000 bushels oats, Chicago - Buffalo, largest cargo by sail vessel out of Chicago, IL.

1874, Nov Collision with schooner NIMROD, Port Stanley, Lake Erie.

1875, Aug 9 Damaged in Lake Erie gale.

1878, Nov 9 Aground Fighting Island, Detroit River.

1879 Owned John Pridgeon, Detroit, MI.

1886, Aug 28 In tow of tug OWEN, developed leak, beached at Detroit; steam pump put aboard, pumped out & towed to Chicago.

1887, Apr 7 Owned John Emory Owen, 213 x 37 x 16.33, 2056 / 1004 net tons; given donkey engine.

1890, May 1 In tow of J. Emory Owen, collided with schooner DELAWARE.

1892, Aug 3 Owned E.D. Cummings.

1895, Nov 25 Ashore at Lakeside, 18 miles north of Chicago; recovered.

1898, Apr 13 Ashore Grosse Point, MI; released.

1900, Sep 17 In tow of IRON DUKE, broke loose & went ashore between Whitefish Point & Shelldrake, Lake Superior.

1901, Oct 2 Sank, Lake Superior.

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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MICHIGAN (1874, Schooner)