BERTSCHY, JACOB (1867, Propeller)


Year of Build:
1867
Official Number:
75124
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Sheboygan, WI
Vessel Type:
Propeller
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
2
Builder Name:
Stokes & Lochlin
Original Owner and Location:
John Bertschy, Sheboygan, WI
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Screw
Propulsion Notes:
300hp engine.
Dimensions
Length:
139.8'
Beam:
27.4'
Depth:
9.3'
Tonnage (gross):
467.32
Final Disposition
Final Location:
1/4 mile off Grindston City, MI.
Lake Huron.
Date:
3 Sep 1879
How:
Grounded.
Final Cargo:
Wheat, shingles, & passengers.
Notes:
While trying to ride out storm, began taking on water which put out boiler fires, drifted onto rocks. 19 passengers & 32 crew rescued by Point Aux Barques Life Saving crew. Sep 22, 1879 document surrendered "vessel total loss".
History

1867, Sep 19 Owned John Bertschy.

1868, Mar 6 Owned N. Englemann.

1869 Ran Milwaukee-Manistee, triweekly.

1870, Apr 21 Owned Andrew Reed; ran iron ore Chicago, Escanaba, Green Bay, - Green Bay.

1870, Oct 4 Sold to Blanchard & Arnold, Milwaukee.

1872, Aug 25 Damaged by fire, Depere, WI.

1872, Nov 25 Ashore at Escanaba, loaded with ore, damage minimal.

1873, Sep 3 Owned N. Englemann, Englemann Transportation.

1875, Apr 13 Owned Northwestern Transportation Co., Detroit, MI.

1875, Sep 21 Owned C.D. Chamberlain, et al, Detroit.

1876, Apr 8 Rebuilt to 433.25 gross tons / 318 net tons. Added ladies cabin.

1876 Ran Detroit-Alpena & all Lake Huron ports in between.

1877, May 31 Owned C.A. McIntdsh, et al, Detroit, ran Cleveland- Saginaw.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Board of Lake Underwriters Marine Directory
Edward J. Dowling Collection, University of Detroit - Mercy
Enrollments, U.S. National Archives
Annual Reports, U. S. Life-Saving Service
Beers, History of the Great Lakes, J. B. Mansfield
Ed Middleton
Newspaper Clippings
John E. Poole notes, Bowling Green State University
H. G. Runge Collection, Milwaukee Public Library
Frederick Stonehouse
Kenneth Thro
Loudon G. Wilson
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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BERTSCHY, JACOB (1867, Propeller)