Great Lakes Vessels Online Index
Registry and Rig Information
- Vessel Name: OSCEOLA
- Nationality: U.S.
- Official Number: 155063
- Rig: Propeller
Dimensions and Tonnage
- Length: 183.42
- Width: 33.75
- Depth: 13.42
- Masts: 0
- Gross Tonnage: 980.70
- Net Tonnage: 787.39
- Hull Material: Wood
- Hull Number: 00015
- Rebuilds: Rig changed, Detroit, MI, July 12, 1887, changed from one deck and two masts to two decks and one mast. Canadian measures, 1905 (183.5 x 34 x 22; 981 gross - 787 net).
- History: First enrollment issued at Detroit, MI, August 9, 1882.
Final U.S. enrollment surrendered at Duluth, MN, June 29, 1905, and endorsed "sold foreign."
As OSCEOLA: Grounded on Flat Rock Reef, 2 1/2 miles off shore, near Port Austin, MI, Lake Huron, on November 7, 1887, in dense smoke; bound from Duluth for Buffalo with bagged flour. U.S.
Life Saving crew from Grindstone City, MI, took crew off. Tug MERRICK released her on September 18, 1888, after she had been sold by the U.S. Marshall to Henry McMorran, of Port Huron, MI, the month before for $8,250. Hull towed into Sarnia Bay and permitted to settle on October 8, 1888.
Stranded on Mott Island, Lake Superior, on November 22, 1898, and released the following day.
- Disposition: Stranded on Michipicoten Island, Lake Superior, December 7, 1906, and became a total loss.
- Builder: Wheeler, F.W. Co.
- Place Built: West Bay City, MI
- Year Built: 1882
|No owner changes recorded.
||1905 - 1916