COMRADE (1883, Schooner)


Year of Build:
1883
Official Number:
34132
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Buffalo, NY
Vessel Type:
Schooner
Note: Built for steam barge, machinery never installed; had fore & aft deckhouses.
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
R. Mills & Co.
Power
Power:
Unpowered
Dimensions
Length:
199.4'
Beam:
34.2'
Depth:
14.2'
Tonnage (gross):
910
Tonnage (net):
880
Final Disposition
Final Location:
10 miles off Portage Ship Canal.
Lake Superior.
Date:
13 Sep 1890
How:
Foundered in storm.
Final Cargo:
1,650 tons iron ore.
Notes:
8 lives lost, entire crew.
History

1885 Enrolled Huron, OH.

1889, Sep 4 Steamer COLUMBIA grounded & her tow COMRADE ran into her in the Sault Passage; both were released; COMRADE badly damaged.

1889, Oct 2 Left the Cleveland Dry Dock following repairs; owned J.C. Gilchrist, Vermillion, OH.

1890, Sep 13 Foundered, broke from steamer COLUMBIA in storm.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Donald V. Baut
Edward J. Dowling Collection, University of Detroit - Mercy
Newspaper Clippings
Peter J. VanderLinden
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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COMRADE (1883, Schooner)