EXPERIMENT (1854, Schooner)


Year of Build:
1854
Official Number:
7523
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
St. Joseph, MI
Vessel Type:
Schooner
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Aurelius McMillan
Original Owner and Location:
Aurelius McMillan, Joseph Pearl, Henry Brown, St. Joseph, MI.
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
2
Dimensions
Length:
64' 6"
Beam:
17'
Depth:
5' 4"
Tonnage (old style):
51.81
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Harbor at St. Joseph, MI.
Lake Michigan,
Date:
12 Sep 1902
How:
Stranded.
Final Cargo:
Firewood.
Notes:
Gone out of control after swerving to miss unmarked construction crib; crew rescued by Lifesaving Service; stripped & deserted, 9-15-1902.
History

1854, Aug 1 Enrolled Detroit.

1855, May 23 Owned J.E. Stevens, St. Joseph, MI.

1855 Capsized in sudden gale near St. Joseph, MI; 5 or 6 dead.

1860 Owned J.E. Stevens, St. Joseph, MI.

1865 Readmeasured 54.5 x 17.5 x 5.25, 40.29 gross tons.

1866 Rebuilt; 49.91 gross / 47.42 net tons.

1867 Enrolled Manitowoc, WI; 49.91 gross tons.

1871, Nov 24 Ashore Presque Isle Point, Lake Ontario, with lumber.

1873, Oct 25 Collided with schooner KETCHUM & sank 3 mi. south of Amsterdam, OH.

1874 Repaired 51 gross tons.

1879 Owned Church et al, Chicago, IL.

1882 Enrolled Racine, WI.

1883, Oct 25 Wrecked & sank at Kalamazoo River piers in storm; owned D. M. Norton.

1883, Nov 4 Raised & towed to Saugatuck, MI for repairs.

1883 - 84 Rebuilt.

1884 Owned D.M. Morton, Racine.

1885 64 x 17 x 6'; 49.91 gross / 47.47 net tons.

1888 Enrolled Milwaukee, WI.

1892 Owned M. Nilson, Milwaukee.

1895 Enrolled Grand Haven, MI.

1901 Owned Eliza J. Ludwig, Ludington, MI.

1902, Sep 12 Standed in sudden gale near St. Joesph, MI; 5 or 6 dead.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Donald V. Baut
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

EXPERIMENT (1854, Schooner)
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EXPERIMENT (1854, Schooner)