BUTCHER BOY (1868, Barkentine)


Year of Build:
1868
Official Number:
2583
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
DePere, WI
Vessel Type:
Barkentine
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Elmo Sorenson
Original Owner:
Wm. B. Ogden & Peshtigo Lumber Co.
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
3
Dimensions
Length:
147'
Beam:
29'
Depth:
11'
Tonnage (gross):
359.76
Tonnage (net):
342
Capacity:
250,000' lumber
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Chicago, IL. Lake Michigan
Date:
  1924
How:
Abandoned.
Notes:
1921 Used as garbage scow.
History

1868, Aug 21 Enrolled, Chicago, IL.

1871 Partially burned in Chicago fire.

1872, Sep 30 Collision with ANNIE VOUGHT in gale near Bar Point, Lake Erie, laden with coal; sank & abandoned by owners.

1873 Salvaged for underwriters by Coast Wrecking Co.; towed to Detroit, MI; rig changed to schooner.

1873 Owned E.B. Smith, Buffalo, NY.

1877, Jun Aground at Fighting Island, Detroit River; released.

1879 Owned Peshtigo Co., Chicago, IL.

1882 Registered at Marinette.

1883 Rebuilt as barge; owned A.C. Merryman, Milwaukee, WI.

1888 Barge, owned Hines Lumber Co., Milwaukee, WI.

1889 Repaired.

1898, Aug 16 Partially dismasted in squall, Lake Michigan; owned Samuel Neff, Milwaukee, WI.

1901 Schooner; owned William Mueller, Jr., Chicago IL.

1905 Readmeasured Chicago, IL; 147 x 29 x 11.4'; 348 gross / 308 net tons.

1910 Owned Wisconsin Land & Lumber Co., Blaney, MI; registered Chicago.

1914 Owned Easterbrook Skeele Lumber Co., Chicago, IL.

1916 Abandoned due to age at Chicago.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Donald V. Baut
Board of Lake Underwriters Marine Directory
Burton Collection
Edward J. Dowling Collection, University of Detroit - Mercy
John O. Greenwood
William MacDonald Collection, Dossin Great Lakes Museum, Detroit
Peter J. VanderLinden
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

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BUTCHER BOY (1868, Barkentine)