MURRAY, GEORGE (1873, Schooner)


Also known as:
GEORGE
Year of Build:
1873
Official Number:
85305
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Manitowoc, WI
Vessel Type:
Schooner
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Greenleaf S. Rand
Original Owner and Location:
J.R. Slauson, et.al., Racine, WI.
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
3
Dimensions
Length:
202.8'
Beam:
34'
Depth:
13.8'
Tonnage (gross):
790.45
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Pictured Rocks, Munising, MI.
Lake Superior.
Date:
24 Oct 1893
How:
Wrecked.
Final Cargo:
Coal.
Notes:
Dismasted in gale, driven aground & went to pieces. 1893, Nov 20 Documents surrendered.
History

1873, Jun 21 Launched at Manitowoc, WI, largest sailing vessel on Lake Michigan.

1873, Jul 17 Enrolled at Milwaukee, WI.

1873, Aug 14 Owned C.H. Cunningham et al, Racine, WI.

1874, Aug 14 Owned J.R. Slauson et al, Racine.

1878 Repaired, new decks.

1880, Feb 17 Owned Wiley M. Egan, Chicago.

1880, Oct In collision with propeller CANISTEO at Waugoshance Light, Lake Michigan; repaired.

1883, Apr 27 Renamed GEORGE.

1887, Mar 15 Owned James Scott, Oswego, NY.

1888 Towed by propeller AUSTRALASIA.

1890, Apr 18 Owned Miles B. Fox, Sandusky, OH.

1891, May 4 Enrolled at Buffalo, NY.

1893, Oct Stranded at Pictured Rocks, Lake Superior; stripped of salvageable gear, left to break up.

1893, Nov 20 Documents surrendered at Buffalo, "vessel 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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