MASON, R.P. (1868, Schooner)


Year of Build:
1868
Official Number:
21877
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Ferrysburg, MI
Vessel Type:
Schooner
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Pearson (or Pierson)
Original Owner and Location:
Skeeles et.al., Kenosha, Wisconsin
Ownership Notes:
Bell, Ferrysburg, MI.
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
3
Dimensions
Length:
116'
Beam:
25'
Depth:
7'
Tonnage (gross):
169.43
Tonnage (net):
160.96
Capacity:
150,000' lumber
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Gouley's (Goully) Bay, Fayette, MI,
Lake Michigan.
Date:
20 Jun 1917
How:
Burned
Final Cargo:
Sawmill gear
Notes:
Was loading a cargo of sawmill equipment when caught on fire, burned through her lines & drifted into bay Dock & sheds also destroyed by fire; two killed in fire on dock. Remains reportedly visible as late as 1975, Date also listed as May 30, 1915.
History

1867, Aug 28 First launched Ferrysburg, MI.

1869, Apr Damaged by collision at Manistee, Lake Michigan.

1871, Oct 9 Capsized & sank in Mackinac Straits in gale; 5 drowned.

1872, Summer Raised & towed to Saint Helena, MI.

1874, May Collision with BERTIE CALKINS on Lake MI.

1874, Sep Collision with schooner MOTT off Sheboygan, WI, Lake Michigan.

1876 Owned C. Schultzer, Milwaukee, WI.

1879 Owned C. Stultz, et.al., Milwaukee.

1883, May Ashore with heavy damage near Chicago, IL, Lake Michigan.

1883, Oct In tow of tug PARMELEE collision with schooner M. E. TREMBLE at chicago, Lake Michigan.

1891, Jul 7 Remeasured Milwaukee, WI 115 X 24.5 X 7.75', 155.23 gross/148.46 net tons.

1892 Owned Sheboygan, WI.

1899 Towed by W.M. RUDOLPH.

1899, Apr 4 Owned Ole Madison and Albert Williamson, Sheboygan, WI; towed by WILLIAM RUDOLPH.

1905, May 2 Driven ashore & broke her back near Marinette, WI; released.

1906 Reportedly made a barge.

1917, June 20 Burned Gouley's (Goully) Bay, Fayette, MI, Lake Michigan.

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

MASON, R.P. (1868, Schooner)
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MASON, R.P. (1868, Schooner)