KING, F.J. (1867, Schooner)


Year of Build:
1867
Official Number:
9299
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Toledo, OH
Vessel Type:
Schooner
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
George R. Rogers
Original Owner and Location:
Wilcox Brothers, Toledo, OH.
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
2
Dimensions
Length:
144'
Beam:
26.2'
Depth:
12'
Tonnage (gross):
280.55
Tonnage (net):
266
Final Disposition
Final Location:
6 miles east of Cana Island.
Lake Michigan.
Date:
15 Sep 1886
Final Depth:
25 fathoms
How:
Sank.
Final Cargo:
600 tons iron ore.
Notes:
Bound Escanaba, MI - Chicago, IL, sank in a SE gale.
History

1867, Jun 16 Launched.

1869, Dec 2 Found too long to pass through Welland Canal, corners of stern cut off.

1870, Mar 1 Being shortened by 3 feet at Bailey's Yard at Toledo.

1871, Nov 2 Lost bowsprit, Lake Erie, aground Black River, Lake Erie.

1873 New deck.

1876 Owned Griffin et al, Toledo; major repairs.

1881 Major repairs.

1882 Towed by BURLINGTON in Cleveland & Chicago trade with A.C. KEATING, H.F. CHURCH & O.J. HALE.

1886, Sep 15 Sank, Lake Michigan; owned J.S. Dunham & William Griffen, Chicago.

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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KING, F.J. (1867, Schooner)