BRUCE, KATE L. (1872, Schooner)


Year of Build:
1872
Official Number:
14277
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Manitowoc, WI
Vessel Type:
Schooner
Note: "Flat".
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Hanson & Scove
Master Carpenter:
Joseph Hanson
Original Owner and Location:
Charles M. Lindgren, Chicago, IL
Ownership Notes:
Enrolled Apr 27, 1872.
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
3
Dimensions
Length:
138.9'
Beam:
26.2'
Depth:
11.35'
Tonnage (gross):
307.21
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Thunder Bay, near Alpena, MI.
Lake Huron.
Date:
8 Nov 1877
How:
Foundered in storm.
Final Cargo:
Wheat.
Notes:
Broke from tug JOHNSON off 40 mile point. Lifeboat & mainmast washed ashore. 1879, Oct 9 Reported divers discovered wreck in 36', Thunder Bay.
History

1872, Apr 19 Launched.

1872, May Collision in Chicago harbor.

1872, Nov 26 Ashore Chickenolee Reef, head of Lake Erie.

1873, May Collision in Welland Canal, repaired.

1873, Oct Ashore South Fox Island, Lake Michigan.

1877, Nov 8 Foundered.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Donald V. Baut
Board of Lake Underwriters Marine Directory
Gerry Metzler
John E. Poole notes, Bowling Green State University
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

BRUCE, KATE L. (1872, Schooner)
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BRUCE, KATE L. (1872, Schooner)