Registry and Rig Information

Registry U.S.
Official Number 85267
Rig Schooner

Dimensions and Tonnage

Length 198.58
Width 34.00
Depth 12.33
Gross Tonnage 658.22
Net Tonnage 597.83
Hull Material Wood

Vessel History

History First enrollment issued at Toledo, OH, July 14, 1870. Name changed at Port Huron, MI, April 1, 1890.
As GEORGE D. RUSSELL: When downbound with cargo of iron ore from Marquette, MI, and the middle of a three schooner tow behind tug WILLIAM GOODNOW, sunk in collision with propeller NORTHERNER off Garden River, near Little Lake George, St. Marys River; three lives lost. Enrollment surrendered at Cleveland, OH, June 30, 1883. Vessel reported being lightered by Captain Jex, of Toledo, OH, in fall 1889. Vessel redocumented at Port Huron, MI, on February 7, 1890.
As CHECOTAH: Stranded on Thunder Bay Island, Lake Huron, on May 28, 1899; released the following day.
Disposition Became waterlogged while in tow of propeller TEMPEST, October 30, 1906, and sank twelve miles northeast of Port Sanilac, MI, Lake Huron, and six miles from shore. Crew rescued by propeller WILLIAM A. PAINE.

Build Information

Builder Bailey Brothers
Place Built Toledo, OH
Date Built 1870-00-00


Source HCGL

Vessel Names

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