BALLENTINE, DAVID (1873, Propeller)

  • Propeller
  • 20ffw
  • 204ft Length
  • Lorian OH, Lake Erie
  • 41 28. 42    82 10. 12 

Co-Located with SAINT LAWRENCE U22348

Chronological History #

  • 1873, May 27 Enrolled Port Huron, MI.
  • 1873, Nov 21 Struck Lime Kiln & sank.
  • 1875, May 7 Owned J.M. Ballentine et al, Bay City, MI.
  • 1877, Apr 21 In yard Detroit, engine overhauled.
  • 1877, Apr 28 Owned R.D. Fitzgerald, et al, Milwaukee, WI.
  • 1883, Apr 16 Tonnage 972.13 gross tons/595.58 net tons.
  • 1888, Mar 23 Owned William S. Mack, Cleveland, OH.
  • 1889, Oct 23 Stranded off Chicago, IL, released Nov 1.
  • 1890, Jun 24 Rebuilt Wolf & Davidson Yard, Milwaukee, WI, Renamed QUITO; 2 decks, 3 masts, 204′ x 36.2′ x 21.7′, 1394.96 gross tons/ 1206.17 net tons. Scotch boiler 11′ x 13′ , 120psi, Cleveland Ship Building Company, 1890. Owned Wm. J. White, et al , West Cleveland, OH.
  • 1897, Sep 1 Change tonnage 1372.12 gross tons/1099.63 net tons.
  • 1898, Jul 21 Owned J.C. Gilchrist, Vermillion, OH.
  • 1899, Apr 14 Owned Tonawanda Iron & Steel Company, North Tonawanda, NY.
  • 1900, Jan 16 Owned James Corrigan, Wickliffe, OH.
  • 1900, Apr 17 Owned Wickliffe Transportation Company, James Corrigan President, Wickliffe, OH.
  • 1902, Nov 25 Stranded, Lorain, OH.
  • 1903, Jan 30 Cleveland, Documents surrendered.

Selection of News Articles for more www.maritimehistoryofthegreatlakes.ca #

Buffalo Evening News 
      November 26, 1902  #

A LATER REPORT. 
      Lorain, O., Nov. 26. – The barge QUITO, which went to pieces on the new east pier sometime during the night, is a total loss. She had a cargo of 1700 tons of Escanaba ore, consigned to Cleveland. When 10 miles off Cleveland she sprung a leak and had four feet of water in her hold when she put about before the wind for this harbor. 
      She rolled in the trough of the sea for 25 miles, and Capt. Cody felt his vessel sinking under him as he approached Lorain Harbor. 
      The vessel could not steer and the captain hoped to sink her inside the harbor to save the crew. She missed the east pier by 100 feet and sank in 15 feet of water. 
      The lifesavers of Cleveland, who arrived by special train, were watched by 1500 persons as they rescued the men. It is believed to have been the most daring and speedy rescue accomplished by the life-saving service on the lakes in recent years. In less than 30 minutes from the time the surf boat was launched the half-dead sailors from the QUITO were beside warm fires in the B. & O. dock office.

Toronto Globe 
      Friday, October 15, 1886  #

    Propeller QUITO built Bangor, Mich., in 1873 and owned by James Corrigan of Cleveland, went ashore outside the piers at Lorain Harbor, Ohio, during a heavy N.E. gale. She is a wooden vessel of 204 feet length, 36 feet beam and 22 feet hold. 

Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1902  #

      Steam screw QUITO. U. S. No. 6768. Of 1372 gross tons; 1099 tons net. Built Bangor, Mich., 1873. Home port, Cleveland, O. 204.0 x 36.2 x 21.7 Crew of 14 Of 500 indicated horsepower. 

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