CORSICAN (1862, Schooner)


Year of Build:
1862
Official Number:
4922
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Olcott, NY
Vessel Type:
Schooner
Hull Materials:
Wood
Builder Name:
H. Rogers
Original Owner and Location:
Albert F. Smith and John Post, Oswego, NY
Power
Power:
Sail
Dimensions
Length:
112.4'
Beam:
25.4'
Depth:
10'
Tonnage (old style):
281
Capacity:
14,000 bushels
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Off Thunder Bay Island near Alpena, MI.
Lake Huron.
Date:
2 Jun 1893
How:
Sunk.
Final Cargo:
Coal.
Notes:
Sunk in collision with steamer CORSICA, all 6 hands lost.
History

1862, Sep 17 Enrolled Oswego, NY; 210.43 gross tons.

1865 219 gross tons.

1868 210.43 gross tons.

1872, Nov 7 Collision with HERCUES, a damaged vessel by collision of MEDBURY two days previous.

1872, Nov 23 Wrecked 21 miles W. Pt. Maitland, Lake Erie with iron ore; stripped and lightened Nov 26.

1873 Large repairs.

1876 Owned Griffin and Moon, Youngstown, NY.

1883 Ashore Pt. Pelee.

1884 Collision with iron carferry GREAT WESTERN in Detroit River.

1887 Partially rebuilt.

1888, May 3 Owned Kate McLean, Detroit, MI.

1891, Apr 22 Owned Luther J. Lindsay, Detroit, MI.

1893, Jun 2 Sunk in collision with CORSICA; owned Stephen B. Grummond, Detroit, MI.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Beesons Marine Directory
Board of Lake Underwriters Marine Directory
Enrollments, U.S. National Archives
Mills List
Newspaper Clippings
Steamboat Era in the Muskokas by Richard Tatley
Peter J. VanderLinden
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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CORSICAN (1862, Schooner)