AUGUSTA (1871, Schooner)


Year of Build:
1871
Official Number:
85422
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
St. Catharines, ONT
Vessel Type:
Schooner
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Louis Shickluna
Original Owner and Location:
Sylvester Neelon, St. Catharines, ONT
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
3
Dimensions
Length:
139'
Beam:
23.6'
Depth:
11.8'
Tonnage (gross):
321
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Ashore one mile west of Port Credit, ONT. Lake Ontario
Date:
24 Nov 1900
How:
Stranded during snow storm.
Final Cargo:
Coal.
Notes:
Went into shallows & broke back; bound Charlette, NY-Toronto. Cargo salvaged, crew all saved.
History

1872, Apr Launched.

1873 400 tons.

1878 139 x 23.2 x 11.8; 372 net tons.

1887 Running as barge.

1895, Nov Collided with grounded barge TYRONE, damaged.

1897, Jan 11 135.3 x 25.8 x 11.6; 341.71 gross/321.37 net tons. Owned Frances A. Ure, Toronto, ONT.

1898 Wrecked, loss of 7 lives.

1900, Nov Wrecked.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Donald V. Baut
Board of Lake Underwriters Marine Directory
Edward J. Dowling Collection, University of Detroit - Mercy
William MacDonald Collection, Dossin Great Lakes Museum, Detroit
Newspaper Clippings
Steamboat Era in the Muskokas by Richard Tatley
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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AUGUSTA (1871, Schooner)