BENSON, C. B. (1873, Barkentine)


Year of Build:
1873
Official Number:
125226
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Pt. Clinton, OH
Vessel Type:
Barkentine
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
John Duff
Original Owner and Location:
John Duff, E.H. Norton, A. Andrews Jr., Pt. Clinton & Toledo
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
3
Dimensions
Length:
136'
Beam:
26'
Depth:
13'
Tonnage (gross):
299
Tonnage (net):
289
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Gravelly Bay, near Pt. Colborne, ONT.
Lake Erie.
Date:
14 Oct 1893
Final Depth:
80
How:
Wrecked & sunk during storm.
Final Cargo:
Coal.
Notes:
Bound Toledo, OH-Buffalo, NY; 7 lost; wreckage ashore Oct 25.
History

First lake schooner to transport grain cargo direct from lake port across the Atlantic-England.

1873, Jun Launched.

1874, May Grounded & damaged Pt. Colborne; dry docked St. Catharines.

1874 Chartered E. R. Williams & Co., Montreal, QUE, transported 23,600 bushels corn direct from Toledo-Ireland.

1874-77 Sailed Atlantic Ocean.

1878, Jul 27 Ashore North Harbor Reef, Lake Erie.

1879 Owned S. H. Keeler et al, Toledo.

1881, Mar Damaged by ice, Buffalo.

1882, May Collided with schooner DAVID DOWS, Buffalo, slight damage.

1884, Nov Aground Maumee Bay, Lake Erie.

1885 Keeler sold 1/2 interest to Albert Hitchcock, Pt. Clinton.

1887, Apr Rebuilt.

1891, Sep 22 Aground Buffalo Creek.

1892 Sep 14 Torn from mooring, blown ashore Blackwell Canal.

1893, Aug 28 Aground Buffalo, NY.

1893, Oct 14 Wrecked & sunk.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Board of Lake Underwriters Marine Directory
Dossin Great Lakes Museum
Newspaper Clippings
John E. Poole notes, Bowling Green State University
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

BENSON, C. B. (1873, Barkentine)
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BENSON, C. B. (1873, Barkentine)