GROTON (1868, Bark)


Year of Build:
1868
Official Number:
10888
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Port Huron, MI
Vessel Type:
Bark
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Archibald H. Muir
Original Owner and Location:
Latham, Martin & Wheeler, Chicago, IL.
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
3
Dimensions
Length:
136' 5"
Beam:
26' 2"
Depth:
12'
Tonnage (gross):
350.18
Final Disposition
Final Location:
1 9/10 miles SE of Point Talbot, ONT.
Lake Erie.
Date:
11 Nov 1897
Final Depth:
26 - 30 feet
How:
Foundered.
Final Cargo:
661 tons coal.
Notes:
Sank in storm at anchor; crew rescued.
History

1868 Named HENRY MORTON on stocks but renamed at launch; enrolled Port Huron, MI, then Chicago, IL; similar to AMERICA (1873).

1868, May 16 Owned F.W. McDonald, Chicago.

1871 Owned Latham, Chicago.

1871, Oct Aground Nine Mile Point, Lake Ontario; released.

1875, Nov 25 Sank in Collision with brig ROSCIUS, Waugoschance, Lake Michigan.

1876 Owned C. Elplncke, et al, Chicago.

1879 Owned Long, et al, Chicago.

1882, Nov 22 Ashore, Buffalo, NY.

1883, Oct 23 Raised & repaired, Buffalo; owned Smith & Davis.

1884, Apr Owned Peter J. Kenney, Buffalo.

1884, Apr Owned John Hurley, Detroit, MI; ashore near Buffalo.

1885, Mar Owned Mason Lumber Co., Detroit.

1897, Nov 11 Foundered at Anchor, Lake Erie.

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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GROTON (1868, Bark)