- Propulsion Type
- Tonnage Old Style
- 171 55/95
History and Notes
- 1864 Built at Milwaukee by Benj. B. Jones for his own account.
- 1864, Aug 29 Enrolled Detroit, owned Towbridge & Wilcox of Detroit.
- 1865, Apr 21 Detroit; remeasured to 112.0' X 20.4' X 9.0', 108.92 gross tons.
- 1871, May 21 Around noon while lying at Port Huron and Lake Michigan Railway dock, Port Huron, MI, the crew were eating dinner when the boiler exploded killing seven and sinking vessel; debris was launched over large area; believed caused by failure of makeshift pump on boiler that failed.
- 1871, Jun 29 Hull raised and moved to head of Stag Island, St. Clair River, where it was abandoned.
- 1872, Dec 24 Documents surrendered at Detroit "vessel total loss."
- 1885, Jun Schooner MOUNT BLANC in tow of tug NIAGARA struck the wreck of B.B. JONES and sank at head of Stag Island loaded with ore.
- Newspaper Clippings
- Enrollments, U.S. National Archives
- Donald V. Baut
- David Swayze Shipwreck Database
- C. Patrick Labadie
- Unique ID
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This image is now available from the Alpena County Public Library Great Lakes Maritime Collection site. This MLibrary collection will be retired on April 16, 2018.
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