HERCULES (1854, Scow Schooner)


Year of Build:
1854
Official Number:
11853
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Detroit, MI
Vessel Type:
Scow Schooner
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Joseph Jenkins
Original Owner and Location:
George B. Russell, Leander Simoneau, Detroit, MI.
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
2
Dimensions
Length:
84' 5"
Beam:
22' 8"
Depth:
6' 10"
Tonnage (old style):
120 19/95
Final Disposition
Final Location:
South Point, Sheboygan, WI.
Lake Michigan.
Date:
16 Jul 1886
How:
Capsized.
Final Cargo:
Bark.
Notes:
Bound for Milwaukee, WI, wrecked near shore in violent summer storm; crew rescued by tug SHEBOYGAN; stripped following day.
History

1854, Aug 15 Enrolled Detroit, MI.

1854, Nov 15 Ashore, Ashtabula, OH, Lake Erie; pulled off by U.S.S. MICHIGAN.

1858, Apr 15 Owned Russell & Co, Detroit.

1862 Owned Martin A. Gunderson, Chicago, IL.

1863 Owned J. Johnson & M. Gunderson, Chicago.

1866 Owned J. Johnson, Chicago.

1867, Oct Ashore Gull Island Reef, Lake Erie.

1868 Owned Chicago; 90.02 gross tons.

1876, Apr 6 Repairs at Manitowoc, WI after sinking near Grimm's Pier.

1876 Owned Bernland & Co., Chicago.

1882, Oct 12 Ashore 3 miles north of Sheboygan; owned Fox, Pine Lake; released by tug ARTIC & lifesaving crew Oct 20, towed to Manitowoc.

1883, Oct Ashore Port Colbourne; repaired R. Mills Yard, Buffalo, NY.

1884 Owned Amos Fox, Charlevoix, MI.

1886 Capsized, Lake Michigan.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
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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HERCULES (1854, Scow Schooner)