Registry and Rig Information

Registry U.S.
Official Number 10888
Rig Schooner

Dimensions and Tonnage

Length 136.50
Width 26.16
Depth 12.16
Masts 2
Gross Tonnage 350.18
Hull Material Wood

Vessel History

Rebuilds Tonnage change: April 3, 1882 (352.33 gross - 334.44 net).
History Named HENRY MORTON on the stocks but changed to GROTON before launch (Poole).Initial enrollment issued at Port Huron, MI, May 16, 1868.
Port Huron Daily Times, 11-24-1882 - GROTON on the beach at Buffalo.
Lake Underwriters - 1876 Remarks on GROTON: \"Wreck.\"
Inland Lloyds - 1882 Remarks on GROTON: \"Large repairs '77, new deck '81, extensive repairs '82.\" 1890 Remarks on GROTON: \"Timbers Aft, '83. Repairs '87. Timbers forward, ceiling Planking, Recaulked, '89.\"
Disposition Foundered Nov. 10, 1897 after anchoring 12 miles west of Port Stanley, Ont., in a gale. Vessel was carrying slack coal from Cleveland, OH, to London, Ont. (Duluth Evening Herald, 11-11-1897 & Detroit Free Press, 11-12-1897)

Build Information

Builder Muir, A.W.
Place Built Port Huron, MI
Date Built 1868-00-00


Source HCGL