MAYES, EMMA A. (1871, Schooner-barge)


Year of Build:
1871
Official Number:
8722
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Marine City, MI
Vessel Type:
Schooner-barge
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Philander Lester
Original Owner and Location:
F. Morrell, Detroit, MI.
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
2
Dimensions
Length:
169.9'
Beam:
30.5'
Depth:
9.9'
Tonnage (gross):
429
Capacity:
80,000' lumber
Final Disposition
Final Location:
7 miles off Grand Island.
Lake Superior.
Date:
10 May 1884
Final Depth:
90 fathoms
How:
Sunk.
Final Cargo:
850 tons stove coal.
Notes:
Bound Bay City, MI - Port Arthur, ONT in tow of tug MUSIC, she sank in an ice jam.
History

1871, May Launched; for lumber trade.

1874 Owned Peterson, Erie, PA.

1874 Owned John Pridgeon, Fort Gratiot, MI; ran Chicago, IL & Bay City, MI for Sarnia & Grand Trunk Line.

1875, Jul 30 Collision with schooner WOODRUFF at Chicago, Lake Michigan.

1875, Sep 10 In tow of propeller EQUINOX, which sank in a Lake Michigan gale, bound Chicago - Buffalo, crew lost; EMMA MAYES proceeded to Chicago.

1876 Towed by MONTGOMERY.

1879 Owned J. Demass, Detroit; then B.L. Pennington & Thomas Wilson, Cleveland, OH.

1882 Owned W. Mitchell et al, Bay City.

1884, May 9 Sank, Lake Superior.

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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MAYES, EMMA A. (1871, Schooner-barge)