GUIDING STAR (1869, Schooner)


Year of Build:
1869
Official Number:
85006
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Oswego, NY
Vessel Type:
Schooner
Note: Fore & aft rigged.
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
George Goble
Original Owner:
J.J. Cummings & John Griffin
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
3
Dimensions
Length:
143'
Beam:
26'
Depth:
11.9'
Tonnage (gross):
324.03
Tonnage (net):
308
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Fox Point 15 miles north Milwaukee, WI.
Lake Michigan.
Date:
6 Nov 1883
How:
Wrecked.
Final Cargo:
Coal.
Notes:
Bound for Milwaukee, WI in fog, went ashore & wrecked; crew saved by yawl & Milwaukee Lifesavers. Salvage efforts continued for 8 months, then abandoned by W.H. Wolf, Milwaukee, who purchased the wreck May, 1884.
History

Called the Blood Boat due to flaming red poles.

1869, Apr 17 Launched Oswego, NY; cost 27,000.

1869, Apr 28 Enrolled Oswego, NY.

1869, May Maiden voyage.

1869, Jul Struck Milwaukee bridge.

1869, Nov Sprung leak, Welland Canal.

1873, Oct 8 Collision with GOLDEN WEST, Lake Huron.

1876, May 24 Collision with SPEEDWELL, Oswego.

1883, Nov 6 Had been rebuilt, wrecked Lake Michigan.

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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GUIDING STAR (1869, Schooner)