ELVINA (1868, Schooner)


Year of Build:
1868
Official Number:
8263
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Sackets Harbor, NY
Vessel Type:
Schooner
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
W.J. Field
Original Owner and Location:
Barney Eveleigh et al., Sackets Harbor, NY.
Ownership Notes:
James Whitley, Sackets Harbor.
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
3
Dimensions
Length:
137.5'
Beam:
26'
Depth:
11'
Tonnage (gross):
296.75
Tonnage (net):
281
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Thunder Bay Island, near Alpena, MI.
Lake Huron.
Date:
12 Oct 1901
Final Depth:
5'
How:
Lost from tow in gale & foundered.
Final Cargo:
750 barrels oil.
History

1868 Enrolled Cape Vincent, NY.

1868, Jul Launched.

1873, May 8 Owned John Dunn et al, Oswego, NY.

1878, Nov Ashore Grand Haven, MI; towed to Manitowoc & repaired.

1880, Mar 4 Owned Phoenix Insurance Co. et al, Brooklyn, NY.

1880, Mar 30 Owned Laban B. Fortier, Buffalo, NY.

1881, Apr 23 Owned Geo. Morgan et al, Detroit, MI.

1881, Oct Towed by R. PRINDIVILLE.

1882 Major repairs.

1882-83 Towed by ALPENA in Saginaw, MI & Chicago, IL lumber trade.

1883, Apr 23 Owned William Dulac et al, Mt. Clemens, MI; 296.75 gross/ 281.92 net tons.

1894, Sep 27 Reported missing along with FULTON & F.R. BUELL.

1901, Oct 12 Driven ashore in gale, Thunder Bay, MI.

1901, Oct 18 Abandoned.

1901, Oct 21 Documents surrendered, Detroit, MI.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Enrollments, U.S. National Archives
John O. Greenwood
C. Patrick Labadie
Newspaper Clippings
H. G. Runge Collection, Milwaukee Public Library
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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ELVINA (1868, Schooner)