COMMODORE (1880, Schooner)


Year of Build:
1880
Official Number:
125805
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Carrollton, MI
Vessel Type:
Schooner
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Thomas Arnold
Original Owner and Location:
E.F. Gould, E. Saginaw, MI.
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
3
Dimensions
Length:
176.5'
Beam:
34'
Depth:
12.2'
Tonnage (gross):
586
Tonnage (net):
565
Final Disposition
Final Location:
10 miles southeast of Southeast Shoal Light.
Lake Erie.
Date:
17 Jun 1918
How:
Capsized & foundered.
Final Cargo:
Coal.
Notes:
MATAAFA took crew off.
History

1887, Sep 3 Owned A.A. Pinet; 3 masts.

1888, Mar 16 Owned Frank Louden, Bay City; towed by P.H. BIRCKHEAD.

1900, Nov 16 Sails gone, rudder carried away, deck cargo lumber swept away in storm on Lake Superior; crew abandoned her; towed to Munising for repairs next day.

1912 Rebuilt at E.I. Rose Shipyard, North Tonawanda, NY; 1 mast removed; towed by BENTON & ELIZA STRONG.

1918 Towed by JAY GOULD.

1918, Jun 17 Sunk.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Donald V. Baut
John O. Greenwood
William MacDonald Collection, Dossin Great Lakes Museum, Detroit
Newspaper Clippings
Steamboat Era in the Muskokas by Richard Tatley
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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COMMODORE (1880, Schooner)