1890 Langell Boys Shipwreck Artifact collection



Other names : none
Official no. : 141067
Type at loss : propeller, wood, bulk freight
Build info : 1890, S. Langell, St. Clair, MI
Specs : 151x30x11, 387g
Date of loss : 1931, Jun 13
Place of loss : near AuSable Pt., 6 mi S of AuSable, MI
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : fire
Loss of life : none
Carrying : in ballast
Detail : A fire from unknown causes started in her coal bunker while she was upbound. Despite a desperate effort by her crew to fight it, the vessel was consumed to the waterline. The crew abandoned and was later picked up by the Tawas Coast Guard.

This Collection of Artifacts was recovered Ca 1963 by Diver Jim Dougherty of Bay City, Michigan and kept in his personal collection before being aquired by our Museum. The collection includes the Brass Capstan Cover, Ships Compass with documentation, Engine room work light, Portholes, Deck Steam Whistle, Historic Photos of Langell, and the Ships Anchor, Windlass, Main Steam Whistle. (not pictured)



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