Registry and Rig Information

Name GIBBS, R.J.
Registry U.S.
Official Number 21195
Rig Schooner

Dimensions and Tonnage

Length 121.58
Width 23.75
Depth 7.75
Masts 3
Gross Tonnage 176.00
Net Tonnage 167.00
Hull Material Wood

Vessel History

History About 8 a.m., May 23, 1893, the vessel had all but her staysails carried away by a squall off Bar Point, Lake Erie. She dropped anchor, sprang a leak, and settled about 10:30 a.m.The propeller IRON CHIEF, with schooner barge IRON CLIFF in tow, came along and a yawl from the latter took off the crew including Captain Henry H. Pope and wife. They were transferred to the tug BIRKHEAD at Turtle Island and taken to Toledo. The GIBBS was bound from Toledo for Algonac with coal. The final enrollment was surrendered at Detroit on June 19, 1893, and endorsed \"Vessel Lost.\"

Build Information

Builder Squires, John
Place Built Vermillion, OH
Date Built 1855-00-00


Source HCGL