ARGO (1847, Schooner)


Year of Build:
1847
Official Number:
362
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Sackett's Harbor, NY
Vessel Type:
Schooner
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Dickenson
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
2
Dimensions
Length:
121'
Beam:
25.5'
Depth:
9.4'
Tonnage (old style):
263 49/95
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Empire Slip, 12th St., Chicago.
Lake Michigan.
Date:
  1878
How:
Abandoned.
History

1847 Enrolled Sackett's Harbor, NY.

1849, Oct 25 Ashore North Bass Island, Lake Erie; threw overboard 3,000 bushels wheat.

1853, Aug 1 Sprung leak, requiring repairs.

1854 Enrolled Detroit, MI.

1854 Enrolled Chicago, IL.

1854, Dec 4 Aground in ice; lost both anchors & chains.

1856-59 Enrolled Milwaukee, IL.

1856, Apr 12 High & dry near Milwaukee.

1860 Owned Van Shaick et.al; Milwaukee, WI.

1863 Owned A. Whitman, Chicago; 271 tons.

1865 Same owners; 203 gross tons.

1866 Enrolled Chicago, IL; owned Taylor & Bros.

1878 Stripped by owner; allowed to decay Chicago.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Board of Lake Underwriters Marine Directory
C. E. Feltner Enrollments Database
Erik Heyl, Early American Steamers
Newspaper Clippings
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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ARGO (1847, Schooner)