SEA STAR (1855, Scow Schooner)


Year of Build:
1855
Official Number:
22356
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Irving, NY
Vessel Type:
Scow Schooner
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
C. Stevens
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
2
Dimensions
Length:
91'
Beam:
23'
Depth:
8'
Tonnage (old style):
120
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Clay Banks, South of Sturgeon Bay, Lake Michigan
How:
Slipped moorings & foundered
Notes:
Crew rescued by Sturgeon Bay Life-Saving Station
History

1859, June 14 Struck by lightning near Chicago, Illinois, Lake

Michigan; owned Henry Howland, Chicago

1860 Owned Robert Perry, Oswego, New York

1860, December Ashore, east side Lake Michigan

1863 Owned C. O'Brien, Chicago

1865 Readmeasured 95.48 gross tons

1869, May Damaged by vessel jam, Chicago

1869, June Damaged in Lake Michigan storm

1869, July Lost foremast, Lake Michigan; capsized off Chicago

1874, May Grounded, South Haven bar, Lake Michigan

1876 Owned Licke, Chicago

1879 Owned H. Fellows, Chicago

1882, May 9 Ashore cedar posts near Sheboygan, Wisconsin, Lake Michigan

1885, October 20 Collision damage, Chicago

1886, November 4 Wrecked

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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SEA STAR (1855, Scow Schooner)