Hurlbut, Chauncy

1874                                     Chauncy Hurlbut                         1908

Wooden Great Lakes package freighter

Built at St. Clair MI by Simon Langell
Launched Nov 27, 1873

197’6” LOA, 184’ LBP, 32’ beam, 21’6” depth
2 decks, coal-fired steeple compound engine, 550 IHP

Enrolled at Detroit MI April 22, 1874 (#110)
184.8 x 32.2 x 21.3, 1009.76 GT (829.20 NT 1882)     US 125238     to:
J. W. Candler, Homer W. Candler and William R. Candler, 1/3 each, Detroit MI (home port Detroit MI)

Sold 1893 to John O. Teagan, Plymouth MI (home port to Delray MI)

Home port to Detroit MI 1894

Sold 1908 to Harris W. Baker, Detroit MI

Sprang leak Sept 6, 1908 in gale off Vermilion Point, Lake Superior.  Run on beach near Whitefish Point to avoid sinking but burned and broke up on shore.  Crew rescued by the Whitefish Point Life Saving Station.  Downbound from Lake Linden MI with cargo of copper sand for Toledo OH towing schooner D. K. Clint, which survived.   No lives lost (crew saved by members of Vermilion Point Life Saving Station).  Enrollment surrendered Sept 6, 1908.






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