ADVANCE (1871, Schooner)


Year of Build:
1871
Official Number:
105102
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Trenton, MI
Vessel Type:
Schooner
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Alvin A. Turner
Original Owner:
Peshtigo Company, Chicago IL
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
2
Dimensions
Length:
139'
Beam:
28.7'
Depth:
11'
Tonnage (gross):
366
Tonnage (net):
348
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Sand Bay, Door County, WI.
Lake Michigan.
Date:
19 Oct 1921
How:
Wrecked in storm.
Final Cargo:
Coal
Notes:
Was in process of lightering the stranded steamer FRANK BILLINGS, caught in storm. Offically abandoned 1922.
History

1873 Owned Peshtigo Lumber Co., Chicago, IL.

1878, Aug 8 Struck by propeller DEAN RICHMOND while lying at Peshtigo's dock, Chicago, Chicago River.

1881, May Badly damaged in collision with schooner FLEETWING; owned John Dall & M. Paulsen.

1882 Owned Chicago.

1884 Rebuilt.

1899 Owned I. Watson Stephenson, Menominee, WI.

1899, April Owned Leathem & Smith, Sturgeon Bay, WI.

1902 Owned Leathem & Smith

1903 Reported burned and sank at Soo Locks. Raised and converted into stone barge for quarry business.

1912 Rigged with clam-shell bucket, used to carry crushed stone.

1919-1920 Converted into lighter and used in salvage operations. Owned Leathem & Smith.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Donald V. Baut
Board of Lake Underwriters Marine Directory
Dossin Great Lakes Museum
Edward J. Dowling Collection, University of Detroit - Mercy
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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ADVANCE (1871, Schooner)