HELEN (1881, Scow Schooner)


Year of Build:
1881
Official Number:
95651
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Milwaukee, WI
Vessel Type:
Scow Schooner
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Wolf & Davidson
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
2
Dimensions
Length:
90'
Beam:
23'
Depth:
7'
Tonnage (gross):
119.6
Tonnage (net):
113.62
Final Disposition
Final Location:
3 miles north of Muskegon, MI.
Lake Michigan.
Date:
18 Nov 1886
How:
Foundered.
Final Cargo:
Lumber.
Notes:
Bound Chicago - White Lake, MI, drove on reef, capsized & wrecked. Although only a hundred yards from the beach, 5 or 6 lives were lost.
History

1881, Jul 25 First enrolled Milwaukee, WI.

1884 Owned Brezelmeister, Chicago, IL.

1884 Later owned J.A. Von Thaden, Chicago.

1886, Nov 18 Foundered off Muskegon, MI, Lake Michigan.

Note that some historians assert that the vessel was either originally the ULSTER of 1874, or that she was built on bottom of ULSTER. No evidence has been found regarding such vessel.

2002, Sep 14 Wreck discovered, north of Muskegon.

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

HELEN (1881, Scow Schooner)
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HELEN (1881, Scow Schooner)