The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Trader (Propeller), waterlogged, 18 Oct 1880


Description
Full Text

Montague, Mich. Oct. 19. - The cabin washed ashore at Strong Creek, and supposed to be that of the steamer ALPENA proves to be a portion of the promenade deck of the barge TRADER. The other wreckage supposed to be part of the ALPENA, belongs probably to the TRADER.
      Chicago, Oct. 19. - The steambarge TRADER, supposed to be lost, has gone to pieces on the east shore of Lake Michigan. Capt. Brown and a crew of ten probably perished.
      Kingston Whig-Standard
      October 19, 1880


      THE TRADER LOST,
      with all hands.
The inquiries of the Goodrich Company in regard to the ALPENA have developed the sad fact that the steambarge TRADER is lost, and that all hands probably perished. The barge CITY OF GRAND HAVEN, which put back to Grand Haven last evening, reported passing through the wreckage of the TRADER on Friday morning off Grand River, and the officers of the GRAND HAVEN ]according to a late private dispatch] are of the impression that there are no survivors. The TRADER's route was between Chicago and Muskegon, she being engaged in the lumber trade.
      Captain Frank Brown was master, and the crew numbered, in all, ten men. She measured 150 tons, and was built at Marine City by P. Price in 1865. Her class was B 2, and her value about $6,000. S. A. Brown of Marine City, was the owner.
      The J.W. Hall Great Lakes Marine Scrapbook, October 1880


Media Type:
Text
Newspaper
Item Type:
Clippings
Notes:
Reason: waterlogged
Lives: 10
Remarks: Total loss
Date of Original:
1880
Subject(s):
Local identifier:
McN.W.20485
Language of Item:
English
  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 43.41668 Longitude: -86.35701
Donor:
William R. McNeil
Copyright Statement:
Copyright status unknown. Responsibility for determining the copyright status and any use rests exclusively with the user.
Contact
Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Email
WWW address
Comment on this item
Groups of Related Records
Shipwreck news
Powered by / Alimenté par VITA Toolkit




My favourites lets you save items you like, tag them and group them into collections for your own personal use. Viewing "My favourites" will open in a new tab. Login here or start a My favourites account.










Trader (Propeller), waterlogged, 18 Oct 1880