CELTIC (1890, Schooner-barge)


Year of Build:
1890
Official Number:
126662
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
West Bay City, MI
Vessel Type:
Schooner-barge
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
James Davidson
Original Owner and Location:
James Davidson, West Bay City, MI
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
3
Dimensions
Length:
190'
Beam:
34'
Depth:
13'
Tonnage (gross):
716.33
Tonnage (net):
680.52
Final Disposition
Final Location:
S.E. Point of Cockburn Island, ONT.
Lake Huron.
Date:
29 Nov 1902
How:
Foundered in storm.
Final Cargo:
Coal
Notes:
Broke towline in gale, lost with all hands. Eight lives lost. Wreck found by local fishermen a year later.
History

1890, Sep 19 Enrolled; built with steel arches & keelsons, steam pumps

& centreboard.

1891 Towed by CITY OF GLASGOW.

1893 Recaulked; towed by Steamer D.LEUTY.

1894 Carried 1,000,000 feet lumber Duluth to Buffalo.

1898 In collision with schooner PLYMOUTH at State Street Bridge, Chicago.

1899 Towed by steamers WOTAN & NELLIE TORRENT.

1900 Towed by steamer ELFIN-MERE.

1901 Owned W.G. Spence & Co.,Chicago.

1902 Foundered.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Beesons Marine Directory
Board of Lake Underwriters Marine Directory
Enrollments, U.S. National Archives
Newspaper Clippings
Steamboat Era in the Muskokas by Richard Tatley
Peter J. VanderLinden
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

CELTIC (1890, Schooner-barge)
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CELTIC (1890, Schooner-barge)