Registry and Rig Information

Registry U.S.
Official Number 21954
Rig Propeller

Dimensions and Tonnage

Length 193.33
Width 30.66
Depth 8.42
Gross Tonnage 867.00
Hull Material Wood

Vessel History

History Vessel unshipped rudder in gale, October 15, 1871. Smoke stack came loose and smashed cabin. Barrels of silver ore became loose and smashed holes in bulwarks, allowing hull to fill with water. Four lifeboats were launched and vessel sank about twenty-five miles off Point Aux Barques, off Saginaw Bay, Lake Huron. Sixteen passengers and fifteen crewmen lost; twelve crewmen and six passengers saved by passing ships. Vessel valued at $40,000, cargo at $80,000. Vessel was on passage, Duluth for Buffalo, and cargo consisted of 15,000 bushels wheat, 3,500 barrels flour, and 30 barrels of silver ore. Main cabin roof burst and floated free when vessel went down.Ran aground at entrance to Portage Ship Canal, c.June 6, 1871. Bow was on rock in six feet water; stern was in mud and deeper water. Was released about June 12, 1871.

Build Information

Builder Arnold, Thomas T.
Place Built Marine City, MI
Date Built 1870-00-00


Source HCGL

Vessel Owners

NameBegin DateEnd DateRegistryOfficial Number
Eber Ward,