BENICIA BOY (1872, Sloop) IDENTIFICATION Year of Build: 1872 Official Number: 2575
Built at: Galloo Island, NY Vessel Type: Sloop Hull Materials: Wood Number of Decks: 1
Location of Original Owner: Sackets Harbor, NY
POWER Number of Masts: 1 DIMENSIONS Tonnage (gross): 21 Tonnage (net): 15
Final Location: Cape Vincent near Carlton Island. Lake Ontario.
Date: May 1883 How: Struck dock, went to pieces during storm.
1868 Owned Sacketts Harbor.
1883, May Struck dock, went to pieces during storm.
NOTES From the Collection of: C. Patrick Labadie
The sloop Benicia Boy, of Sackett’s Harbor, which went to pieces b y pounding against the dock at Cape Vincent, was anchored near Carlton Island. She dragged her anchor and the crew finally got it up and made for the dock. She struck the dock with terrific force and immediately went to pieces. The Crew saved themselves by making “pier head” jumps. ~ Oswego Palladium Marine Record June 2, 1883
Cape Vincent, NY May 22 – – During last night’s sever gale the sloop Benicia Boy was driven ashore and sunk. J. W. Hall Great Lakes Marine Scrapbook, May 1883.
Sloop Benicia Boy U.S. no 2575 of 14.84 tons. Home port Sackett’s Harbor, NY. ~ Merchant Vessel List U.S. 1871