QUEEN CITY (1873, Schooner)


Year of Build:
1873
Official Number:
20563
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
East Saginaw, MI
Vessel Type:
Schooner
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
William Dixon (Dickson)
Original Owner and Location:
John Kelderhouse, Buffalo, NY
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
3
Dimensions
Length:
183.3'
Beam:
36.4'
Depth:
13.2'
Tonnage (gross):
675 or 673
Tonnage (net):
642
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Hog Island Reef, NE of St. James, Beaver Island
Lake Michigan
Date:
23 Sep 1895
How:
broke from tow NAHANT & stranded in gale
Final Cargo:
coal
GPS:
Latitude: N 45 degrees 43.63' Longitude: W 85 degrees 20.83'
Notes:
Crew rescued by Beaver Island Life Saving Station; stripped by locals. Lorain coordinates: 31437.8/48061.8
History

1873, Oct Launched.

1875, Nov Ashore Poit Waugoshance, Lake Michigan.

1879, Nov 16 Bound Buffalo - Chicago, damaged in Lake Huron Gale near Point aux Barques.

1880's-90's Towed as barge.

1890, May 18 Lost towline & anchored near shore, Thunder Bay.

1890, Nov 7 Struck bottom while at anchor, Thunder Bay; saved.

1891, Oct Aground Point Pelee, Lake Erie; released by tug ONAPING.

1895, Sep 23 Wrecked; owned C. E. Benham, Cleveland, OH.

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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