HELVETIA (1873, Schooner)


Year of Build:
1873
Official Number:
95213
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Tonawanda, NY
Vessel Type:
Schooner
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
F.N. Jones
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
3
Dimensions
Length:
204.5'
Beam:
35.6'
Depth:
13.8'
Tonnage (gross):
793.15
Tonnage (net):
753.5
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Sheboygan, WI.
Date:
  1922
How:
Scuttled.
History

1873, Jun 9 Enrolled Buffalo, NY; ran Buffalo - Chicago with coal.

1873, Jun 14 Maiden trip.

1876 Owned Winslow, Buffalo.

1878, Apr 10 Steering apparatus broke in gale off Big Point Sauble, Lake Michigan.

1882, May 3 Aground Colchester Reef with ore.

1882, Nov Lost a seaman overboard, Mackinac Strait.

1883, Oct Collision with steambarge, Chicago, IL.

1885 Towed by CUMBERLAND in Duluth, MN & Buffalo, NY grain trade.

1886, 87, 88, 89, 90 Towed by V. SWAIN many occasions.

early 1890s Owned Palmer & Johnson, Cleveland, OH.

1894, 97, 99 Towed by H.J. JOHNSON.

1898 Towed by GEORGE PRESLEY.

1899, 1900 To coast.

1905, Dec 8 Aground Niagara River with lumber.

1906 Towed by CORMORANT.

1909 Owned Hines Lumber Co., Chicago; towed by L.L. BARTH.

1919 Rig changed to barge.

1922 Scuttled at Sheboygan, WI.

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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