JONES, CHESTER B. (1873, Schooner-barge)


Year of Build:
1873
Official Number:
125159
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
East Saginaw, MI
Vessel Type:
Schooner-barge
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Chesley Wheeler
Original Owner and Location:
Jos. H. Tolfel, East Saginaw, MI
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
3
Dimensions
Length:
167'
Beam:
30.3'
Depth:
12'
Tonnage (gross):
493
Tonnage (net):
470
Final Disposition
Date:
  1924
How:
Abandoned due to age.
History

1873, Aug 15 Enrolled Port Huron, MI.

1873, Nov 1 Aground North Manitou Island, Lake Michigan.

1874 Towed by A. A. TURNER.

1876 Owned Tolfree et al, East Saginaw, MI.

1882 Towed by OREGON with PLYMOUTH.

1883 Repaired.

1884 Towed by D. M. WILSON with MANITOWOC.

1884, May Sailing for Ogdensburg & Lake Champlain Railroad between Ogdenburg & Chicago; owned Charles H. Lane, Buffalo.

1886, May Grounded off Round Island, Waiska Bay.

1888 Owned C.H. Lane et al; towed by P. H. BIRKHEAD.

1888, Oct 2 Stranded & saved.

1890, Apr 15 Owned Fred Louder et al, East Saginaw; Lake Superior lumber trade.

1893, May 23 Aground Buffalo, Lake Erie; released.

1895, Sep 29 Sunk Whitefish Point, Lake Superior, 7 lives lost.

1898 Owned John Nelson, Tonawanda, NY.

1899 Owned Nelson & Palmer, Tonawanda; bottom caulked.

1903 New raised deck forward.

1908 Owned Argo Steam Ship Co.

1912 Owned Wilhemina E. Nelson.

1917 Owned William Booth; home port Alpena, MI.

1920 Owned Pittsburgh Coal Co., Cleveland, OH; home port Alpena.

1924 Abandoned.

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

JONES, CHESTER B. (1873, Schooner-barge)
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JONES, CHESTER B. (1873, Schooner-barge)