ELY, GEORGE H. (1871, Schooner)


Year of Build:
1871
Official Number:
85147
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Port Huron, MI
Vessel Type:
Schooner
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Fitzgerald & Leighton
Master Carpenter:
E. Fitzgerald
Original Owner and Location:
B.L. Pennington et al, Cleveland, OH.
Ownership Notes:
Palmer, Cleveland.
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
3
Dimensions
Length:
180.7'
Beam:
32.6'
Depth:
13.3'
Tonnage (gross):
648
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Near Detour, MI.
Lake Huron.
Date:
12 Oct 1882
How:
Foundered.
Final Cargo:
Coal.
Notes:
In tow of H.B. TUTTLE; struck bottom in heavy weather, swamped & sank in shallow water just inside Detour Point; later broke in two; given up as total loss on Nov 10.
History

1871, Jun 1 Enrolled Port Huron, MI.

1876 Made a barge, 2 short masts.

1880 Towed by H.B. TUTTLE in Cleveland, OH & Marquette, MI ore trade.

1881, May 19 Put on boxes at Milwaukee Company's shipyard.

1882 Towed by H.B. TUTTLE in Duluth, MN - Buffalo, NY grain & coal trade; carried 1,000 tons with MINERAL STONE.

1882, Summer Marquette ore trade.

1882, Oct 12 Stranded in gale near Detour, MI.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Donald V. Baut
Board of Lake Underwriters Marine Directory
Newspaper Clippings
Loudon G. Wilson
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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ELY, GEORGE H. (1871, Schooner)