MINCH, SOPHIA (1873, Schooner)


Year of Build:
1873
Official Number:
115166
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Vermilion, OH
Vessel Type:
Schooner
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
I.W. Nicholas
Original Owner and Location:
Minch, Cleveland, OH.
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
3
Dimensions
Length:
184.5'
Beam:
33.5'
Depth:
13.5'
Tonnage (gross):
635.57
Tonnage (net):
603.8
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Lake Ontario.
How:
Scuttled.
Notes:
Retired early 1920's; lay in W. Market St. slip, Toronto; moved to Hanlan's Point 1926; scuttled after 1926.
History

1883, Jul Collision with schooner COLUMBIAN at Two River Point, Lake Michigan.

Cut down to schooner barge; hauled coal & ore between Cleveland & Lake Superior ports.

1883, Oct Being towed from Marquette to Cleveland with 1,150 tons ore; broke rudder & ashore near harbor mouth Cleveland.

1883, Nov Raised.

Under tow of steambarge A.EVERETT.

1886, Oct 2 Aground Grand Island, Lake Superior; recovered without trouble.

1899, Jul Sold to L.P. & J.S. Smith, Cleveland; during delivery to new owners in tow of steamer JOHN N. GLIDDEN with barge WARMINGTON, towline cut, drifted ashore about 10 mi. W of Ashtabula, OH.

1900, Spring Sold Miles Barry, Chicago; salvaged.

1905 Owned Capt. James Sheehan, Detroit.

1905, Oct 4 Collision with steamer SAXONA, Detroit, Detroit River.

1907 Canadian C116956; in Point Anne Quarries fleet.

1920's Retired.

Post 1926 Scuttled.

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

MINCH, SOPHIA (1873, Schooner)
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MINCH, SOPHIA (1873, Schooner)