ASHTABULA (1851, Schooner)


Year of Build:
1851
Official Number:
367
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Ashtabula, OH
Vessel Type:
Schooner
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
G. Thayer
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
2
Dimensions
Length:
90'
Beam:
21'
Depth:
8'
Tonnage (old style):
133
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Off North Point, Milwaukee, WI.
Lake Michigan.
Date:
11 Nov 1883
How:
Capsized
Final Cargo:
500 barrels of salt, sundry freight.
Notes:
Crew of four rescued by Tug STARKE BROTHERS.
History

1852 Enrolled Cleveland, OH.

1852 Nov 10 Wrecked Point Sable, Lake Michigan, cargo of beef.

1853, Apr 26 Schooner G. W. FORD arrived Milwaikee, WI, with 297 barrels pork & beef, cargo of schooner ASHTABULA.

1853-1879 Owned Geo. Hamer, Chicago, IL.

1862 Repaired.

1866 Large repairs.

1870 Rebuilt, 95 gross tons.

1871-1872 Repaired.

1883, Aug Sold by Capt. G. Anderson, Milwaukee, WI to E. Smith, Escanaba.

1883, Nov 11 Wrecked, Lake Michigan.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Board of Lake Underwriters Marine Directory
Enrollments, U.S. National Archives
Newspaper Clippings
Steamboat Era in the Muskokas by Richard Tatley
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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