ISHPEMING (1872, Schooner)
Identification
Year of Build:
1872
Official Number:
100039
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Detroit, MI
Vessel Type:
Schooner
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
James Madison Jones
Master Carpenter:
J. M. Jones
Original Owner and Location:
Peter J. Ralph et al, Detroit, MI.
Power
Number of Masts:
3
Dimensions
Length:
139.7'
Beam:
26.4'
Depth:
11.8'
Tonnage (gross):
380.99
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Black River Reef, SE by E of Black River.
Lake Huron.
Date:
29 Nov 1903
How:
Wrecked.
Final Cargo:
Coal.
Notes:
Grounded, stripped & abandoned; crew taken to Alpena by tug RALPH. 1904, Mar 23 Documents surrendered.
History

1872, Jun Launched.

1872, Jul 9 Enrolled Detroit, MI.

1872, Jul Maiden trip returned, with 645 tons iron ore.

1873, May 26 Rebuilt, 157.3 x 26.4 x 11.6; 418 gross tons.

1875, Aug 4 Ashore Fighting Island, Detroit River.

1880, Nov 12 Collision with steambarge WOCOKEN, Detroit.

1881, Aug 5 Owned (Peninsula?) Transportation Co., Detroit.

1881, Oct 12 Owned C. D. Waterman, Grosse Isle, MI.

1882, Mar 31 Owned Interlake Transportation Co., Detroit; 397.1 net tons.

1884, May 15 Disabled midlake, Lake Huron.

1885 Towed by steamer S. J. MACY.

1889, Nov 1 Ashore Whaleback Reef, Green Bay, Lake Michigan, crew rescued.

1889, Nov 21 Released, towed to Milwaukee for repairs.

1892, Apr 18 Owned Charles H. Ripsom, Pulaski, NY, & William H. Marsh, Oswego, NY.

1898, Nov Towed to Cleveland after suffering severe damage in storm, Lake Erie.

1900, Apr 9 Owned Hiram Henderson, Cleveland, OH.

1903, Jun 3 Captain died aboard vessel.

1903, Nov 29 Wrecked.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Contact
Contact
Alpena County George N. Fletcher Public Library
Email:specialcollections@alpenalibrary.org
Website:
Agency street/mail address:
211 N. First Ave.
Alpena, Michigan 49707
USA
(989)356-6188
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ISHPEMING (1872, Schooner)