TEMPEST (1848, Schooner)


Year of Build:
1848
Official Number:
24150
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Racine, WI
Vessel Type:
Schooner
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Captain Gilson
Original Owner and Location:
Salmon F. Heath, et.al., Chicago, Illinois
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
2
Dimensions
Length:
102.9'
Beam:
25.1'
Depth:
8.2'
Tonnage (old style):
209.53
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Off Chicago, Illinois, Lake Michigan
Date:
30 Jul 1896
How:
Sunk
Notes:
Hull towed out into Lake by tug from Dunham Line & sunk
History

1848 Enrolled Chicago, in grain trade to Buffalo, New York

1849, April 14 Wrecked at Sleeping Bear, Michigan, Lake Michigan;

jettisoned 7,000 bushels wheat & released

1851, April 31 Owned N. Luddington & Company, Chicago

1859 Enrolled Milwaukee, Wisconsin

1862 Enrolled Chicago

1865 Readmeasured 156 gross tons

1866 Owned L.Y. Gunderson, Chicago

1868 Rebuilt, lengthened, readmeasured 126 x 26 x 8, 196.3 gross tons,

3 masts

1877, October Owned Jacob Johnson, et.al., Chicago

1879, October 14 Last enrolled Chicago

1883, November Aground at Two Rivers, Wisconsin, Lake Michigan; pulled

of by life saving service, taken to west river & safety

1892, September 9 Documents surrendered at Chicago, vessel dismantled

& abandoned

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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TEMPEST (1848, Schooner)