MORTON, SYLVIA (1863, Schooner)


Year of Build:
1863
Official Number:
23055
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Fairport, OH
Vessel Type:
Schooner
Note: Scow bottom & stern.
Hull Materials:
Wood
Builder Name:
Rosewell Hayes
Original Owner and Location:
George Morton, Erie, PA
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
2
Dimensions
Length:
123'
Beam:
25.4'
Depth:
9.3'
Tonnage (old style):
261
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Sandy Beach, Manitoulin Island.
Lake Huron.
Date:
 Oct 1887
How:
Drifted ashore & wrecked in storm.
Final Cargo:
Empty.
Notes:
Cut loose by steamer EMPIRE near White Shoals, Straits of Mackinac, Lake Michigan.
History

1865 Readmeasured 188.84 gross / 179.4 net tons.

1866 Owned Buffalo, NY; lost centerboard, Lake Michigan.

1867 Owned Sandusky, OH.

1867, Aug 20 Recaulked at Clark Drydock, Detroit, MI.

1871 Owned Ryan & Johnson, Sandusky, OH.

1871, Mar 27 Owned A.G. Hunter, East Saginaw, MI.

1874 Towed by propeller DUNKIRK.

1876 Repaired; owned Mrs. C. Rogers, Bay City, MI.

1879 Owned Mitchell, Bay City.

1881, Sep Towed by propeller OAKLAND in Cleveland, OH & Saginaw, MI lumber trade.

1882, May Towed by propeller MISSOURI.

1884 Owned Glynn & Furst, E. Saginaw.

1887, Jul Towed by steambarge EMPIRE.

1887, Oct 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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MORTON, SYLVIA (1863, Schooner)