CITY OF GREEN BAY (1872, Schooner)


Year of Build:
1872
Official Number:
125216
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Green Bay, WI
Vessel Type:
Schooner
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Th. Christianson
Original Owner and Location:
L. Nau, Green Bay, WI.
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
3
Dimensions
Length:
145'
Beam:
25'
Depth:
11'
Tonnage (gross):
346
Tonnage (net):
329
Final Disposition
Final Location:
2 miles S of South Haven, MI.
Lake Michigan.

Date:
3 Oct 1887
How:
Wrecked.
Final Cargo:
Iron ore.
Notes:
Took on water in gale, driven ashore.
History

1872, Aug Launched Green Bay, WI.

1873 Owned Lambert, et al, Green Bay.

1876 Owned C. Elphicke, Sheboygan.

1877, Nov Sailed Montreal - Europe with grain.

1879 Returned to lakes, grain & ore trade.

1883, May Ashore on Thunder Bay Island & lightered cargo coal; towed to Port Huron for repairs.

1883, Jun Returned to Alpena, reloaded coal for Sheboygan.

1886, Nov 21 Almost foundered off Big Point, Ausable, saved by jettisoning deck load, 70 tons pig iron.

1887, Oct 3 Wrecked at South Haven, 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
Inland Lloyds’ Marine Directory
Newspaper Clippings
John E. Poole notes, Bowling Green State University
H. G. Runge Collection, Milwaukee Public Library
Steamboat Era in the Muskokas by Richard Tatley
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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CITY OF GREEN BAY (1872, Schooner)