AUSTIN, D. S. (1872, Schooner)


Year of Build:
1872
Official Number:
6745
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Toledo, OH
Vessel Type:
Schooner
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Bailey Bros.
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
3
Dimensions
Length:
135.2'
Beam:
26'
Depth:
13'
Tonnage (gross):
281.87
Tonnage (net):
267.78
Capacity:
18,000 bu.
Final Disposition
Final Location:
1/4 mi. north, Ludington, MI.
Lake Michigan.
Date:
8 Nov 1898
How:
Wrecked.
Final Cargo:
Bulk salt.
Notes:
Wrecked in gale & beached. Sails & rigging salvaged Nov 9.
History

1872, Sep 11 Launched Toledo, OH.

1873 Owned Locke, Austin & Co., Buffalo.

1881, Mar 15 Owned S.L.Watson & Capt. McCormick.

1882 Owned D. McCormick, Buffalo.

1887, Oct 6 Ashore Point Clark, towed to Dunford & Alversons for overhaul.

1891-98 Owned A.P. Reid, Kenosha, WI.

1894, May 19 Caught in storm Chicago, IL.

1894, Nov 15 Beached Ludington, MI, loaded with cargo of salt, 7 crew rescued.

1896, Dec 7 Ashore 4 miles south Manitowoc, WI, brought to Manitowoc for repairs.

1898, Nov 8 Wrecked on Lake Michigan.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Board of Lake Underwriters Marine Directory
Edward J. Dowling Collection, University of Detroit - Mercy
Newspaper Clippings
Steamboat Era in the Muskokas by Richard Tatley
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

AUSTIN, D. S. (1872, Schooner)
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AUSTIN, D. S. (1872, Schooner)