Antelope (shipwreck) facts for kids
The Antelope underway
|Owner:||L.S. Bowtell, of Bay City, Michigan|
|Port of registry:||United States|
Quick facts for kidsGeneral characteristics
|Length:||187 feet (57 meters)|
|Beam:||34 feet (10.4 meters)|
|Depth:||12 feet (3.7 meters)|
She was built in 1861 in Newport, Michigan by J.L.Wolverton for L.S. Bowtell of Bay City, Michigan. One of the early steamships on the Great Lakes, she carried passengers between Buffalo and Chicago. In later years she was converted to a schooner to haul freight.
On October 7, 1897, Antelope was loaded with cargo, and being towed by the steamship Hiram W. Sibley. Both ships were delivering coal to the Pennsylvania and Ashland Coal Company dock, in Ashland, Wisconsin. While approaching Michigan Island, Antelope began to take on water and sank.
On February 16, 2018, the ship was placed on the State Register of Historic Places. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places on June 22, 2018.
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