NELSON (1866, Brigantine)


Year of Build:
1866
Official Number:
18173
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Milwaukee, WI
Vessel Type:
Brigantine
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Ellsworth & Davidson
Original Owner and Location:
Isaacs & Nelson, Milwaukee
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
3
Dimensions
Length:
163.5'
Beam:
32.2'
Depth:
12.1'
Tonnage (gross):
766
Tonnage (net):
729
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Grand Marais, MI.
Lake Superior.
Date:
13 May 1899
How:
Wrecked.
Final Cargo:
Coal.
Notes:
Tow of steamer A. FOLSOM, broke towline in gale, went to pieces & sank off shore; 7 lives lost.
History

1866, May 8 Enrolled Milwaukee; laid down as WISCONSIN; 696 tons.

1866, Oct 26 Collision with canal boat at Buffalo.

1868 503.55 gross tons; Milwaukee.

1871, Apr Leaking, Lake Michigan.

1876, Jun Collision with schooner J.I.CASE at Milwaukee.

1879 Owned Menominee River Lumber Co, Milwaukee; 503 ton barge.

1882 Towed by ALPENA with WINONA, FAVORITE & GRACE WHITNEY with coal & ore, Buffalo - Duluth; also towed by BURLINGTON with A.C. KEATING & H.F. CHURCH in Escanaba & Lake Erie ore trade.

1885, Jul 6 Owned William Mitchell, Bay City, MI; 163.5 X 32.2 X 12.1', 462 gross tons.

1887, Jun 1 Rebuilt, 199.3 X 33.7 X 14.4', 766 gross tons.

1888 Towed by A. FOLSOM in Duluth grain trade.

1890, Aug Damaged in collision with steamer J. H. DEVEREAUX at Lake George St. Mary's River.

1892, Nov 21 Sunk in collision with steamer SUSAN E. PECK at Lime Kilns crossing, Detroit River, wheat laden; raised.

1895, Oct 1 Aground Powell Point, Munising, MI; in tow of A. FLOLSOM; repaired Marquette.

1899, May 13 Foundered, 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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NELSON (1866, Brigantine)