NESTER, GEORGE (1887, Schooner)


Year of Build:
1887
Official Number:
85976
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Baraga, MI
Vessel Type:
Schooner
Note: Hull of Norway pine on steel beam & keel; "tow barge"; schooner barge.
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Samuel Gibson
Original Owner:
Thomas Nester
Ownership Notes:
Named after his eldest son.
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
2
Dimensions
Length:
206.6'
Beam:
35.2'
Depth:
14'
Tonnage (gross):
790.64
Tonnage (net):
751.11
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Huron Islands, east of Keeweenaw, MI.
Lake Superior.
Date:
30 Apr 1909
How:
Wrecked.
Notes:
Bound for Baraga, MI, lost tow of propeller SCHOOLCRAFT, went on reef in storm, 7 lives lost.
History

1887, Aug 10 Launched; first vessel built on Lake Superior; can carry 1,200,000 feet lumber; towed by SCHOOLCRAFT.

1887, Sep 28 Enrolled Marquette, MI.

1897 Rebuilt with steel arch.

1909, Apr 30 Wrecked, Lake Superior.

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

NESTER, GEORGE (1887, Schooner)
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