EMUE (1856, Schooner)


Year of Build:
1856
Official Number:
7311
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Milan, OH
Vessel Type:
Schooner
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Merry & Gay
Original Owner and Location:
Captain Bates, Milan, OH.
Power
Power:
Sail
Dimensions
Length:
120.3'
Beam:
25.1'
Depth:
13.3'
Tonnage (old style):
310
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Port Austin Reef.
Lake Huron.
Date:
3 May 1888
How:
Foundered.
Final Cargo:
Lumber.
Notes:
Bound East Tawas - Cleveland, OH, struck reef & foundered in gale. Initially scuttled to keep her from going to pieces. Declared total loss May 9.
History

1856 Enrolled Sandusky, OH.

1860 Owned Tham, Tozien, & Co., Oswego, NY; refastened.

1863 Owned Lyon & Finney, Oswego, NY; repaired.

1868 Owned John Greening et al, Cleveland OH; 234.07 gross tons; sunk in collision off Sand Beach, Lake Huron.

1871 Oct 20 Rescued survivors of schooner ELIZA LOGAN.

1874 Repaired.

1875 Sunk Tawas Bay; repaired.

1875, Oct 29 Ashore Starve Island; rescued by S.S. COE.

1882 Towed by OAKLAND with WAVERLY, W.I. CASE & l WISSANICKON; ran coal Toledo - Sarnia.

1888, May 3 Foundered in gale, Port Austin Reef, Lake Huron.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Donald V. Baut
Board of Lake Underwriters Marine Directory
C. Patrick Labadie
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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EMUE (1856, Schooner)