MERCURY (1872, Schooner-barge)


Year of Build:
1872
Official Number:
50874
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
New Jerusalem, OH
Vessel Type:
Schooner-barge
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
A. McLeod
Original Owner and Location:
Eber Ward, Detroit, MI.
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
2
Dimensions
Length:
121.3'
Beam:
27.1'
Depth:
9.1'
Tonnage (gross):
230.31
Tonnage (net):
219
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Off 25th Street, Chicago, IL.
Lake Michigan.
Date:
18 Jun 1894
How:
Wrecked.
Final Cargo:
Pine lumber.
Notes:
Wrecked in powerful NE gale at Chicago harbor.
History

1873, May Collision with schooner HARRISO, J.C., Lake Michigan.

1876, Jun 24 Owned O. Kitzinger, Milwaukee, WI.

1876 Owned Captain Engleman, Milwaukee.

1876, Sep 19 Blown down in gale, Lake Michigan; lost deckload.

1877, Jun 2 Collision with schooner DAY SPRING at Ludington, MI.

1879, Nov 19 Ashore south of Pentwater MI & abandoned to underwriters.

1879 - 80 Rebuilt Milwaukee as topsail schooner.

1882 Owned Captain Louis H. Sterling, Ludington, MI.

1894, May 18 Wrecked, Lake Michigan; owned Mrs. Sterling, Ludington.

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

MERCURY (1872, Schooner-barge)
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MERCURY (1872, Schooner-barge)