SUNBURY (1859, Schooner)


Year of Build:
1859
Official Number:
22395
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Buffalo, NY
Vessel Type:
Schooner
Note: scow bottom, has bilge pumps
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Francis N. Jones
Original Owner and Location:
Scott, Rankin & Joy, Buffalo, New York
Power
Power:
Sail
Dimensions
Length:
124'
Beam:
25.4'
Depth:
7.9'
Tonnage (old style):
227
History

1859 Enrolled at Buffalo, New York

1862, June Struck wreck of schooner RAPID off Point Pelee, Ontario,

Lake Erie, damaged masts & sails; repaired at Detroit

1863 Owned E. Morris, Buffalo; re-rigged to a brigantine

1865 Readmeasured 189 gross tons

1868, August Owned Whitney, Detroit; went aground at Point Edward,

Ontario, Lake Huron, got off by tugs & towed to Detroit

for repairs

1870 Owned M. Stewart, Saginaw, Michigan

1871 Owned Shehan, Detroit

1876 Owned J. Donnelly, East Saginaw

1881 In Saginaw & Cleveland, Ohio lumber trade

1883, May Became waterlogged & lost deck load, Lake Huron; also lost a

crew member in Bay City, Michigan harbor

1886, November 20 Documents surrendered at Port Huron, "abandoned as

useless"

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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SUNBURY (1859, Schooner)