COLONEL ELLSWORTH (1861, Schooner)


Year of Build:
1861
Official Number:
4354
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Euclid, OH
Vessel Type:
Schooner
Note: Square stern.
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
William Treat & Son
Original Owner and Location:
Charles Hickox, Cleveland, OH.
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
3
Dimensions
Length:
138.5'
Beam:
26.23'
Depth:
11.95'
Tonnage (old style):
405 11/95
Final Disposition
Final Location:
3.82 miles from Waugoshance Light; Straits of Mackinac.
Lake Michigan.


Date:
2 Sep 1896
Final Depth:
70 - 84'
How:
Collided with & sank by schooner EMILY B. MAXWELL in storm.
Final Cargo:
Alabaster stone.
Notes:
Bound for Chicago, IL; crew escaped. 1968 Wreck found by Dick Race, Chicago, IL.
History

1861, May Launched.

1863 Owned Solomon Sturgis & Co., Chicago, IL.

1865, Apr 6 Readmeasured 327 gross tons; rig changed to bark.

1865, Oct 7 Owned Bates & Co., Chicago.

1867, Fall Beached in Thunder Bay near Alpena, MI with lumber.

1868, Apr 6 Released by tug GEORGE E. BROCKWAY.

1868, Jun 3 Repairs completed at Clark's Dry Dock, Detroit, MI; owned Mears & Bates, Chicago.

1868, Fall Grounded on reef near 40 Mile Point, MI., Lake Huron, with coal.

1870, May Collided with unknown vessel near Green Bay, WI.

1872, Jun 8 Aground near Point Abino, Lake Erie, with corn; rebuilt.

1875, Mar 6 319 gross tons.

1876 Owned T.P Hickey (T.B. Hiskey) et al, Chicago.

1879 Owned Morgan & H., Chicago.

1883, May 21 Ashore near Pt. Edward, ONT.

1895 Owned Wm J. Farwell, Chicago.

1895 - 96, Winter Beached near Whitefish Point, Lake Superior.

1896, Spring Released & repaired.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Board of Lake Underwriters Marine Directory
C. E. Feltner Enrollments Database
C. Patrick Labadie
Newspaper Clippings
Steamboat Era in the Muskokas by Richard Tatley
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

COLONEL ELLSWORTH (1861, Schooner)
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COLONEL ELLSWORTH (1861, Schooner)