Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Schooner A. E. Vickery

August 17, 1889, the three-masted wooden schoonerA. E. Vickery struck the shoal above Rock Island Lighthouse while entering the AmericanNarrows with cargo of 21,000 bushels of corn destined for Wiser’s Distillery at Prescott, Ontario. She was launched July 1861 at Three Mile Bay, N.Y. as the J.B. Penfield and renamed the A. E. Vickery on February 25th, 1884. She was about 130 feet long by 26 feet wide and had a depth of hold of 11 feet



Side scan of the A.E. Vickery

Vickery's bow and hawse pipe









Vickery's windless and tow bit









Vickery's main deck









Vickery port hull









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