ALLEN, WALTER B. (1866, Schooner)
Identification
Also known as:
ALLEN, W. B.
Year of Build:
1866
Official Number:
26561
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Ogdensburgh, NY
Vessel Type:
Schooner
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
H. C. Pierson
Original Owner and Location:
Walter B. Allen & Elijah B. Allen, Ogdensburgh, NY
Power
Number of Masts:
2
Dimensions
Length:
136.8'
Beam:
26.2'
Depth:
11.1'
Tonnage (gross):
296
Final Disposition
Final Location:
7 miles NE Sheboygan, WI.
Lake Michigan.
Date:
16 Apr 1880
Final Depth:
178
How:
Foundered in storm.
Final Cargo:
Partial cargo of wheat.
Notes:
Wreck discovered 1978.
History

1866, May 14 Enrolled Ogdensburg, NY.

1871, Mar 22 Owned J. M. Long & William Long, Chicago, IL.

1873 Owned Long & Shaeffer, Chicago, IL.

1880, Apr 20 Enrollment surrendered, Chicago, IL.

1880, Apr 11 & 12 Bound Chicago to Buffalo with wheat, stranded on South Manitou Island. Recovered by tug CAROLINE WILLIAMS and headed for Chicago, lost in route.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Board of Lake Underwriters Marine Directory
Newspaper Clippings
Peter J. VanderLinden
Steamboat Era in the Muskokas by Richard Tatley
Contact
Contact
Alpena County George N. Fletcher Public Library
Email:tbrc@alpenalibrary.org
Website:
Agency street/mail address:
211 N. First Ave.
Alpena, Michigan 49707
USA
(989)356-6188
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ALLEN, WALTER B. (1866, Schooner)