BISSELL, HARVEY (1866, Barkentine)


Year of Build:
1866
Official Number:
11281
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Toledo, OH
Vessel Type:
Barkentine
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Little
Original Owner and Location:
Harvey Bissell & Lyman Miner, Toledo, OH
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
3
Dimensions
Length:
162.4'
Beam:
33.6'
Depth:
12.4'
Tonnage (gross):
496.86
Tonnage (net):
472
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Alpena, MI,
Lake Huron.
Date:
 Dec 1905
Notes:
Wreck dismantled in Alpena Harbor. 1905, Dec 18 Enrollments surrendered.
History

1866, May 28 Launched after being stuck 10 days.

1870, Nov Foundering, beached by tug KATE MOFFAT; drydocked for repairs at Detroit.

1873, May 13 Enrolled in name of J. H. Bissell, executor for Harvey Bissell, deceased.

1874 Schooner, three masts; owned Bissell Estate, Toledo.

1879, May 19 Owned John Kilderhouse & Charles Hamilton, Buffalo, NY.

1881, May 5 Owned S. A. Murphy (Detroit Towing & Wrecking Co.), Detroit, MI.

1883, May 18 Ashore near East Tawas Salt & Lumber Company's dock.

1884, Nov 17 Ashore Carp River, Lake Superior.

1885, May 15 Salvaged.

1886 Ashore Green Island Shoal, Straits of Mackinac.

1886, Apr 14 Owned John Kelderhouse, Buffalo, NY.

1887, Apr 9 Owned Ben Boutell et al, Bay City, MI; towed to Bay City for repairs.

1888, Feb 25 Owned Henry E. Pierce, West Bay City.

1891, Jan 13 Changed to two mast schooner-barge; towed by steamers BENTON & J. E. POTTS.

1905, Nov 28 Wrecked between Thunder Bay Island & Presque Isle, Lake Huron; subsequently salvaged & taken to Alpena, MI.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Donald V. Baut
Board of Lake Underwriters Marine Directory
Burton Collection
Edward J. Dowling Collection, University of Detroit - Mercy
Enrollments, U.S. National Archives
William MacDonald Collection, Dossin Great Lakes Museum, Detroit
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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BISSELL, HARVEY (1866, Barkentine)