BRUCE, BENJAMIN F. (1873, Schooner)


Year of Build:
1873
Official Number:
2860
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
E. Saginaw, MI
Vessel Type:
Schooner
Note: "Flat".
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
William Crosthwaite
Original Owner and Location:
William Crosthwaite, East Saginaw, MI.
Ownership Notes:
Enrolled June 24, 1873.
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
3
Dimensions
Length:
196'
Beam:
33.5'
Depth:
13.9'
Tonnage (gross):
729
Tonnage (net):
693
Capacity:
50,000 bushels
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Head of Mud lake.
St. Mary's River.
Date:
17 Oct 1895
How:
Struck boulder & sank.
Notes:
1896, Nov 30 - Dec 20 Dynamited as hazard to navigation.
History

1876 Owned Kelderhouse & Co., Buffalo, NY; 671 gross tons.

1881, Sep Ran for Lehigh Valley Lake Transportation Co.

1882, Nov 27 Collided with iron propeller CUBA off Dunkirk, NY; CUBA towed BRUCE to port for repairs; broke bowsprit, foretopmast.

1884 Owned P.C. Doyle, Buffalo.

1884 - 95 Towed by steamers OREGON, N.K. FAIRBANKS & CUMBERLAND.

1894, Jul 30 Drydocked to repair bad leak.

1895, Oct 17 Sank.

1884 - 95 Owned J.C. Gilchrist, Cleveland, OH.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Donald V. Baut
Board of Lake Underwriters Marine Directory
Dossin Great Lakes Museum
William MacDonald Collection, Dossin Great Lakes Museum, Detroit
Newspaper Clippings
Peter J. VanderLinden
Loudon G. Wilson
Lorne Joyce
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

BRUCE, BENJAMIN F. (1873, Schooner)
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BRUCE, BENJAMIN F. (1873, Schooner)