HERCULES (1875, Brigantine)


Year of Build:
1875
Official Number:
73911
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Port Burwell, ONT
Vessel Type:
Brigantine
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
George Pontine
Original Owner and Location:
William Youell et al, Port Burwell, ONT.
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
2
Dimensions
Length:
131'
Beam:
26'
Depth:
10.3'
Tonnage (gross):
239.68
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Michael's Bay, Manitoulin Island.
Lake Huron.
Date:
8 Nov 1892
How:
Wrecked.
Final Cargo:
275,000' lumber.
Notes:
Stranded in snowstorm & wrecked; one life lost.
History

1875, Sep 25 Registered Port Burwell, ONT.

1878, Sep 13 Owned Emery, McDermand & Jones.

1880, Jul 17 Owned Emery & McDermand.

1883, Sep 26 Ashore near Port Colborne, ONT; 240 tons.

1883, Nov Collision with wood barge at Bear Creek, St. Clair River.

1884 Owned W.Y. Emery, Port Burwell; 313 ton schooner.

1886 Owned Emery et al, Port Burwell.

1886 Owned F. McGibbon, Sarnia, ONT.

1889 Rebuilt, Sarnia.

1892, Nov 8 Ashore, Lake Huron; owned Finlay McGibbon, Sarnia.

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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HERCULES (1875, Brigantine)