Dows, David

1881                                  David Dows                                      1889

Wooden Great Lakes schooner

Built at Toledo OH by Bailey Brothers
Launched April 21, 1881
Largest schooner in the world when built
Only five-masted sailing vessel on the Great Lakes

2 decks

Enrolled at Toledo OH May 7, 1881 (#12)
265.4 x 37.6 x 18.1, 1418.63 tons (1347.70 NT 1882)     US 157029     to:
M. D. Carrington,

Entered service 1881

Converted to tow barge because she could not be controlled as a schooner

Sold 1887 to John Corrigan, Cleveland OH (home port to Cleveland OH)

Home port to Fairport OH 1889

Foundered Nov 29, 1889 off Calumet Harbor, Lake Michigan.  Towed with schooner Geo. W. Adams by str. Aurora with cargo of iron ore.  Aurora cast off her barges during heavy storm.  No lives lost.  Enrollment surrendered June 20, 1990.

See history in Great Lakes Ships We Remember II p. 95






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