YANKEE BLADE (1855, Schooner)


Year of Build:
1855
Official Number:
27516
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Buffalo, NY
Vessel Type:
Schooner
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Benjamin B. Jones
Original Owner and Location:
Holt & Ensign, Buffalo, New York
Power
Power:
Sail
Dimensions
Length:
130'
Beam:
26'
Depth:
10'
Tonnage (old style):
350
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Near Skillagallee, Lake Huron
Date:
1 Sep 1883
Final Depth:
90'
How:
Foundered
Final Cargo:
Iron ore
Notes:
Bound St.Ignace, Michigan for Elk Rapids, Michigan, sprang a leak & foundered; crew put in at Cross Village
History

1855-64 Five enrollments Buffalo, New York

1863 Owned Thoreson, Nelson & Iverson, Chicago, Illinois

1864 Owned halvor Michelson, Chicago

1865 owned Thorson, Nelson & Iverson; large repairs

1866 Owned Michelson & Iverson, Chicago

1868 255.94 gross tons

1870 Owned Jensen & Nelson, Chicago; rebuilt

1872, September Towed to Detroit by tug FRANK MOFFATT, leaking; rebuilt

1876 Owned Comerford, et.al., Chicago

1881, February Owned Jane Long & Sam Murphy

1882, June Ashore five miles south of Chicago with 7,000 cedar ties

from False Presque Isle; rebuilt

1883, September 1 Foundered, Lake Michigan

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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YANKEE BLADE (1855, Schooner)