MYRTLE (1857, Schooner)


Year of Build:
1857
Official Number:
16415
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Milan, OH
Vessel Type:
Schooner
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Merry & Gay
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
2
Dimensions
Tonnage (old style):
248
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Chicago, IL, base of 34th St.
Lake Michigan.
Date:
18 May 1894
How:
Sank.
Final Cargo:
Lumber.
Notes:
Struggled into Chicago in gale; sunk in collision with schooners EVENING STAR & CLIFFORD; all 6 crew lost.
History

1857 Enrolled Sandusky, OH.

1860 Owned A.P. Mowry, Milan; scow bottom.

1861, Jun Collision with PERSIAN on St. Clair Flats.

1864 Owned J. Gancy, Chicago, IL.

1865 Repaired.

1866 Owned L. Silverman, Chicago.

1868 207.36 gross tons; US16415.

1871 Rebuilt.

1876 161 gross tons.

1894, May 18 Wrecked, Lake Michigan.

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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MYRTLE (1857, Schooner)