BRIGHTIE (1868, Schooner)


Year of Build:
1868
Official Number:
2587
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Cleveland, OH
Vessel Type:
Schooner
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Lafrinier & Drake
Original Owner and Location:
H.J. & R.K. Winslow, Buffalo, NY
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
3
Dimensions
Length:
182'
Beam:
33.2'
Depth:
13'
Tonnage (gross):
600.80
Tonnage (net):
570.76
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Off Whitehall, MI.
Lake Michigan.
Date:
23 Aug 1928
How:
Storm.
Final Cargo:
Pulpwood.
Notes:
Towed by P.J. RALPH; foundered in storm, seven on board, one life lost.
History

1889 Carried record load from Marquette, 822 tons iron ore.

1870, Jun 4 Carried largest cargo of iron ever by sail vessel, 857 gross tons.

1871, Dec 22 Ashore in ice, Washington Island, Lake Michigan; released by tug LEVIATHON.

1876 New decks.

1877 Towed by ANNA SMITH.

1881, Apr 8 Owned W.R. Burt et al, East Saginaw.

1886-87 Towed by JAS. P. DONALDSON.

1887, Apr 15 Owned Ben Birdsall et al, Bay City, MI

1888, Mar 28 Owned Charles Bradley & Ben Birdsall et al, Bay City, MI.

1890 Towed by steamer CH. BRADLEY.

1890, Nov 12 Towline broke in gale near Marquette, Lake Superior; lost deck cargo of lumber.

1891 Owned Bradley Transportation Co., Bay Port, MI.

1891-1909 Towed by CH. BRADLEY.

1819 Towed by ZILLAH, carried 800,000' lumber.

1924, Feb 24 Owned Brightie Transportation Co., Michigan City, IN.

1929, Oct 24 Documents surrendered.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Donald V. Baut
Board of Lake Underwriters Marine Directory
Dossin Great Lakes Museum
C. E. Feltner Enrollments Database
William MacDonald Collection, Dossin Great Lakes Museum, Detroit
Newspaper Clippings
Quayle, Detroit and St. Clair River Towing Association
Steamboat Era in the Muskokas by Richard Tatley
Peter J. VanderLinden
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

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BRIGHTIE (1868, Schooner)