BUTTS, L.C. (1872, Barge)


Year of Build:
1872
Official Number:
15850
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Salina (South Saginaw), MI
Vessel Type:
Barge
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Thomas Arnold
Original Owner and Location:
Rust, Clint & Co., Cleveland, OH.
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
3
Dimensions
Length:
180'
Beam:
32'
Depth:
11.6'
Tonnage (gross):
504
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Near Fish Island, mouth of Green Bay.
Lake Michigan.
Date:
31 Oct 1891
How:
Wrecked.
Final Cargo:
Coal.
Notes:
Driven into shallows by storm & wrecked by wave action after breaking loose of steamer NIAGARA.
History

Reportedly a duplicate of D.K. CLINT & BUCKEYE STATE.

1872, Oct 24 Enrolled Port Huron, MI.

1876 3 short masts.

1879 Rebuilt as a schooner.

1883, Nov 15 Disabled during gale near Goderich, ONT.

1883, Nov 18 Taken to Milwaukee, WI for repairs.

1884 Owned G. VAn Dyke, Milwaukee; ore carrier.

1885 173.9 x 32 x 18.8'; 769 gross / 730 net tons.

1891, Nov 12 Lost on Lake Michigan.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Board of Lake Underwriters Marine Directory
Newspaper Clippings
Steamboat Era in the Muskokas by Richard Tatley
Loudon G. Wilson
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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