WELLS, CHANDLER J. (1866, Barkentine)


Year of Build:
1866
Official Number:
4274
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Cleveland, OH
Vessel Type:
Barkentine
Hull Materials:
Wood
Builder Name:
Quayle & Martin
Original Owner and Location:
Frank Perew, et.al., Buffalo, New York
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
3
Dimensions
Length:
175'
Beam:
33.4'
Depth:
13.4'
Tonnage (gross):
549.29
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Whisky Island Reef, north of Beaver Island, Lake Michigan
How:
Grounded in storm
Notes:
1884, November 29 Abandoned to underwriters 1885, February 5 Documents surrendered
History

1869, January Collision with propeller NEBRASKA, Buffalo, New York

1869, September 29 Collision with bark CREAM CITY, near Port Huron,

Michigan

1869, November Ashore Simon's Reef, Lake Michigan

1873, May Collision with schooner HAVANA, between Chicago, Illinois &

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Lake Michigan

1875, November 28 Driven against Grand Trunk Elevator in heavy gale,

Goderich, Ontario, Lake Huron

1883, July In tow of propeller John B. Lyon, broke adrift in gale,

leaking badly; brought to Milwaukee harbor & pumped out &

repaired, Lake Michigan

1884, June 16 Owned George L. Colwell, Harrisville, Michigan

1884, November 14 or 20 Ashore at Whiskey Island

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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WELLS, CHANDLER J. (1866, Barkentine)