MELVINA (1863, Schooner)


Year of Build:
1863
Official Number:
16412
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Sheboygan, WI
Vessel Type:
Schooner
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Stokes & Lochlin
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
2
Dimensions
Length:
133.5'
Beam:
27.9'
Depth:
10'
Tonnage (old style):
392
Final Disposition
Date:
  1917
How:
Abandoned.
Notes:
1917, Jan 24 Documents surrendered; unfit for service.
History

1863 Enrolled Chicago, IL.

1863, Sep 18 Collision with Canadian Propeller COLONIST, Point au Pelee.

1864 Owned Henry McGraw, Chicago.

1869, Nov 27 Ashore White Shoals, Straits of Mackinaw, with 26,000 bushels wheat, stolen by land pirates.

1870, May Repaired Chicago.

1871, Sep Sprung leak, Lake Michigan.

1871, Oct Ashore Pigeon Bay not far from clay banks; tugs PARKER & MINNIE MORTON worked at refloating her.

1873 New deck.

1874, Nov Ashore at the Door; repaired Chicago.

1877 Owned E.Eldred, Chicago; 289 gross tons.

1878, Jun 26 Partially dismasted, South Fox Island, Lake Michigan with iron ore; repaired.

1879 Owned A.P. Reed, Kenosha, WI; then Hazelton & Reed.

1883, Jun Damaged in collision by propeller while discharging pig iron.

1883, Nov Lost sails, Lake Huron.

1890, Sep 13 Lost jibboom in collision with government dredge at Grand Haven.

1892, Apr 5 Owned M. Sicken, Port Huron district.

1898 Ashore Biddle's Point; released by ferry steamer ALGOMAN.

1899 Towed by GEORGE KING.

1900 Towed by M.SICKEN.

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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MELVINA (1863, Schooner)