MEDITERRANEAN (1859, Schooner)


Year of Build:
1859
Official Number:
17029
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Sodus, NY
Vessel Type:
Schooner
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
D. Rogers
Original Owner and Location:
Morley, Bates & Rogers, Sodus, NY.
Power
Power:
Sail
Dimensions
Length:
123'
Beam:
25'
Depth:
10'
Tonnage (old style):
297
Capacity:
15,000 bushels
Final Disposition
Final Location:
2 miles south of harbor, Sheboygan, WI.
Lake Michigan.
Date:
25 Sep 1891
How:
Foundered.
Final Cargo:
Plaster.
Notes:
Bound Alabaster, MI for Chicago, foundered in a gale; crew rescued by JOHN MEE.
History

1859 Enrolled Chicago.

1866, Oct Collision with schooner ALGERINE, St. Clair River.

1868 Oswego owners; 225.52 gross tons, US 17029.

1869 New deck & deck frames.

1869, Aug Collision with bark GOLDEN FLEECE, Chicago.

1871 Brought first locomotive to Manitowoc, WI from Buffalo, NY.

1871, Nov Struck wreck in south passage, Lake St. Clair.

1873 Repaired.

1876, May 11 Sunk Buffalo, Niagara River with lumber; raised.

1881 Rebuilt.

1881, Sep 18 Collision with schooner NORTH STAR, Lake Erie; repaired.

1890, May Waterlogged & sinking near Minorville bound for Chicago with ore; towed to Chicago by SPAULDING.

1891, Oct Foundered Lake Michigan; owned E.G. Kohnert.

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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MEDITERRANEAN (1859, Schooner)