WILLIAM T. GRAVES (1867, Barkentine)


Year of Build:
1867
Official Number:
26172
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Cleveland, OH
Vessel Type:
Barkentine
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Quayle & Martin
Original Owner and Location:
O. L. Nims, Buffalo, NY.
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
3
Dimensions
Length:
207.1'
Beam:
35.5'
Depth:
14.3'
Tonnage (gross):
804.51
Final Disposition
Final Location:
North Manitou Island.
Lake Michigan.
Date:
31 Oct 1885
How:
Stranded.
Final Cargo:
Corn.
Notes:
Driven ashore in storm with consort GEORGE W. ADAMS; engines to G.H. DYER & NEVADA; bound Chicago - Buffalo.
History

1867, Mar 3 Launched.

1867, Apr 11 Enrolled Buffalo, NY.

1867, Aug Largest cargo out of Chicago by a sail vessel, 50,000 bushels corn.

1869, Apr Damaged by collision with steamer METROPOLIS, Chicago.

1869, Jul Carried 134,000 bushels wheat from Milwaukee, WI.

1869, Nov 20 Disabled south of Manitou.

1870, Apr Converted to propeller by Robert Mills; 1001.3 gross tons, deck cabins midships, two Perry & Lay 771hp compound engines, twin screws 8.5' diameter.

1870, Aug Towed GEORGE D. RUSSELL & ANNIE SHERWOOD.

1871, May Lost smokestack by collision, Lake Michigan.

1874 Towed SCOTIA.

1874, Aug Sprang leak, Lake Michigan; repaired.

1878, Oct 29 Aground Toledo, OH, Lake Erie; released.

1879 Repaired; ran on Commercial Line, owned Bailey, Buffalo.

1880, May 22 Stranded near Sugar Island, near Detroit.

1883 Towed GEORGE ADAMS.

1884 Ran for Ohio Centrall Barge & Coal Co.

1885, Apr Repaired & overhauled.

1885, May 23 Broke bowsprit in ice on way to Duluth.

1885, Sep Ran Toledo - Duluth in coal trade.

1885, Oct 31 Wrecked, 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

WILLIAM T. GRAVES (1867, Barkentine)
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WILLIAM T. GRAVES (1867, Barkentine)