BLAZING STAR (1873, Schooner)


Year of Build:
1873
Official Number:
2868
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Manitowoc, WI
Vessel Type:
Schooner
Note: Similar to MYSTIC STAR & WHITE STAR.
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
H.B. Burger Shipyard
Master Carpenter:
J. Richards
Original Owner and Location:
Michael J. Cummings, Oswego, NY
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
3
Dimensions
Length:
137'
Beam:
26'
Depth:
10'
Tonnage (gross):
279.17
Tonnage (net):
268.21
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Fisherman's Shoal, 3 1/2mi e. of Washington Island.
Lake Michigan.
Date:
10 Nov 1887
How:
Wrecked on shoal due to navigational error.
Final Cargo:
Lumber.
Notes:
1888 Abandoned.
History

1883, Nov 12 Ashore Long Point, Lake Erie, heavily damaged.

1883, Nov 28 Raised & towed to Pt. Dover.

1884, May 28 Chartered Ogdensburg & Lake Champlain Railroad; towed by MONTEAGLE.

1887, Mar Owned Chicago.

1887, Nov 10 Wrecked.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
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

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BLAZING STAR (1873, Schooner)