NIAGARA (1873, Schooner)


Year of Build:
1873
Official Number:
18787
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Barcelona, NY
Vessel Type:
Schooner
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Parsons & Humble
Original Owner and Location:
Winslow, Buffalo, NY.
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
3
Dimensions
Length:
204.6'
Beam:
34'
Depth:
14'
Tonnage (gross):
765.65
Tonnage (net):
726.52
Capacity:
55000 bushels
Final Disposition
Final Location:
3.5 miles off Vermilion Point, MI.
Lake Superior.
Date:
7 Sep 1887
How:
Sank.
Final Cargo:
Iron Ore.
Notes:
Broken from her tow, steamer AUSTRALASIA, in gale, capsized & sunk; crew escaped the boat, but lost when lifeboat capsized. 1972 Wreck located.
History

1873, Sep Launched.

1873, Sep 18 Enrolled Buffalo, NY.

1873, Oct Collision at Port Huron, MI.

1883 Owned James Corrigan, Cleveland, OH.

1885 Towed KASOTA in Duluth, MN & Buffalo, NY wheat trade.

1886 Towed by RALEIGH.

1887 Towed by EGYPTIAN & AUSTRALASIA.

1887, Apr 19 Lost mainmast in squall on Lake Erie.

1887, Sep 7 Capsized & sunk in gale, 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

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NIAGARA (1873, Schooner)