OADES, WALTER H. (1868, Schooner)


Year of Build:
1868
Official Number:
62445
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Detroit, MI
Vessel Type:
Schooner
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
John Oades
Power
Power:
Sail
Dimensions
Length:
170'
Tonnage (gross):
230
Tonnage (net):
219
Final Disposition
Final Location:
2 miles from the Dummy (Point Pelee).
Lake Erie.
Date:
20 Aug 1888
How:
Wrecked.
Notes:
Sank in collision with schooner R. HALLARAN; crew escaped in her yawl.
History

Dubbed the unluckiest boat on the Lakes due to numerous mishaps.

1873, Mar 25 Owned S. Stone, Hathaway & Kingston, Oswego, NY.

1879, Fall Aground, Niagara River.

1880, Nov 8 Took on water & ashore Buffalo, NY.

1881, Mar 28 Got afloat from Niagara River by tugs TOM MAYTHAM & J.B.GRIFFIN; repaired Mills & Co.

1881, Sep 27 Aground Fighting Island, Detroit River.

1884, Nov Aground Lake Erie.

1887, May Bound Detroit - Buffalo with 16,000 bushels wheat; shipped water in a gale off Rondeau.

1888, Aug 20 Wrecked.

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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OADES, WALTER H. (1868, Schooner)