SAWYER, JAMES D. (1871, Schooner)


Year of Build:
1871
Official Number:
75386
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Tonawanda, NY
Vessel Type:
Schooner
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
F.N. Jones
Original Owner and Location:
F.N. Jones et al, Tonawanda
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
3
Dimensions
Length:
183'
Beam:
32'
Depth:
13.3'
Tonnage (gross):
637
Tonnage (net):
605
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Fisherman's Island (Charlevoix, MI) or Seul Choix Point near Gulliver, MI.
Lake Michigan.
Date:
 Oct 1893
How:
Driven ashore, broken up in storm.
Final Cargo:
Corn.
Notes:
Cut adrift from steamer B.W. ARNOLD in storm near "the Beavers".
History

1875 New outfit & repaired.

1876 Owned G. Green, Buffalo, NY.

1879 New deck.

1883 Owned S.L. Watson, Buffalo.

1886 Bound Chicago to Buffalo with wheat, lost bearings in dense smoke from forest fires; went aground in Straits of Mackinac; crew lost in yawl 20 hours before finding port.

1888 Owned S.L. Watson Estate; large repairs.

1891, Oct 28 Aground Avon Point, Lake Erie; owned T.F. Murphy et al; 605 tons.

1893, Oct 14-16 Ashore Lake Michigan; owned Alvin Neal, Port Huron.

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

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SAWYER, JAMES D. (1871, Schooner)