STAR OF THE NORTH (1854, Schooner)


Year of Build:
1854
Official Number:
22360
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Cleveland, OH
Vessel Type:
Schooner
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Laffrenier & Stevenson
Original Owner and Location:
John F. Barges & Claus Reese, Cleveland
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
2
Dimensions
Length:
124' 3"
Beam:
24' 8.75"
Depth:
10' 1.25"
Tonnage (old style):
287 75/95
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Near Manitou Islands.
Lake Michigan.
Date:
16 Nov 1903
How:
Driven on reef by gale & broke up.
History

1854, Aug 24 Enrolled Cleveland.

1855, Apr 30 Owned A. Handy, Cleveland.

1856, Nov Lost fore sail & main gaff in storm.

1857, Mar 28 Owned Kinsley Sherman, Cleveland.

1858, Apr Chartered by D.C. Pierce, Cleveland to make trip to Liverpool; another source says she took cargo Detroit to Montreal where CHIEFTAN took it to Liverpool.

1860 Owned K. Sherman, Cleveland.

1863 Repaired, enrolled Detroit.

1865 Owned H. Sherman, Cleveland; 214 gross tons; repaired.

1866, Sep Sunk Chicago with salt.

1866 Owned B.G. Stinson, Detroit; rebuilt.

1868 214.1 gross tons, Chicago, IL.

1869, May Lost centerboard, Lake Michigan.

1871 Owned C.J. Magill, Chicago.

1872, May Capsized near Pt. aux Pelee with railroad ties; rescued by Coast Wrecking Co.; repaired.

1872 Converted to barge.

1874 Towed by DUBUQUE.

1876 Owned Rankin & Wilson, Detroit.

1882 Towed by BENTON in Cleveland to Saginaw, MI lumber trade.

1884 Towed by WILLIAM RUDOLPH.

1887, Nov 5 Owned John S. Goldie.

1889, Apr 10 Owned William G. Witthauer.

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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STAR OF THE NORTH (1854, Schooner)