ST. LOUIS (1835, Brigantine)


Year of Build:
1835
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Sandusky, OH
Vessel Type:
Brigantine
Note: Also seen as schooner
Hull Materials:
Wood
Builder Name:
Redfield
Original Owner and Location:
William Brewster, et.al., Detroit, Michigan
Ownership Notes:
Pratt, Taylor & Company John Vorce
Power
Power:
Sail
Dimensions
Length:
88' 2"
Beam:
24' 6"
Depth:
8' 6"
Tonnage (old style):
161.14
Capacity:
1200 barrels
Final Disposition
Final Location:
West Erie, Pennsylvania, Lake Erie
Date:
30 Aug 1860
How:
Wrecked in storm
Notes:
Upbound, caught in squall & driven on the beach
History

1835, May 20 Enrolled Detroit, Michigan; ran on Eagle Line; ran on

Eagle Line; ran Buffalo to Chicago

1835, November 27 Capsized Lake Huron in a squall with $5000 coin near

Fort Gratiot

1844, June Raised by BALTIC

1844, September Rebuilt Detroit, Michigan; owned Webster

1845 Enrolled Buffalo, 165 tons

1845, April 8 Collision with GENERAL SCOTT at Conneaut, Ohio

1845, November Ashore in storm Gravelly Bay; released

1846 Enrolled Buffalo, 89'2" x 24'7" x 8'7", 165.33 tons

1847, December lengthened 26' by Bidwell & Banta, Buffalo; 210 tons,

113'8" x 24'10" x 8'10", 80/95 tons

1848 Ran Buffalo to Chicago with corn

1849 Buffalo Creek District

1856, May 15 Owned James Witherell, St.Joseph, Michigan

1857, October 18 Arrived Detroit with torn sails

1860, August 30 Wrecked, Lake Erie

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Contact
Alpena County George N. Fletcher Public Library
Email
WWW address
Agency street/mail address

211 N. First Ave.
Alpena, Michigan 49707
USA
(989)356-6188

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ST. LOUIS (1835, Brigantine)