AMERICA (1853, Schooner)


Year of Build:
1853
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Amherst Island, ONT
Vessel Type:
Schooner
Note: clipper bow
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
David Tait
Original Owner and Location:
John McGuire, Kingston
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
2
Dimensions
Length:
102'
Beam:
18.2'
Depth:
8'
Tonnage (old style):
116
History

1854 Owned McGuire, Kingston.

1856 Lengthened, 189 tons by Charles Jenkins, Kingston.

1861 Large repairs.

1863-65 Same owner.

1866 Owned Mcguire & McAvory, Kingston.

1871 Owned Oswego, NY.

1872 Rebuilt as barge.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Board of Lake Underwriters Marine Directory
Canadian Registers
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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AMERICA (1853, Schooner)