ASTOR, JOHN JACOB (1835, Schooner)


Year of Build:
1835
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Sault Ste Marie, MI
Vessel Type:
Schooner
Note: Listed as both schooner & brigantine
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Geo. W. Jones
Master Carpenter:
Geo, W. Jones
Original Owner and Location:
Ramsey Crooks, et al, New York, NY
Ownership Notes:
Timbers for frames, chopped out, Black River, OH; sent by schooners LODI & BRIDGET to Sault Ste Marie; building started May 1835; launched Sep 1835.
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
2
Dimensions
Length:
77' 8"
Beam:
21' 8"
Depth:
7' 7"
Tonnage (old style):
111 80/95
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Copper Harbor, MI.
Lake Superior.
Date:
21 Sep 1844
How:
Wrecked on rocks.
Final Cargo:
Trade goods, supplies & furs
Notes:
Parted cables during storm, went on rocks, wrecked; anchor recovered 1970.
History

1835, Sep Built to expedite marketing of fish; operated Sault Ste Marie-LaPointe for American Fur Co. trade in fish & fur; on maiden voyage discovered Stannard Rock.

1839-1841 Enrolled Michilimackinac.

1844, Sep 21 Wrecked Copper Harbor.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Donald V. Baut
Enrollments, U.S. National Archives
C. E. Feltner Enrollments Database
Newspaper Clippings
Steamboat Era in the Muskokas by Richard Tatley
Richard J. Wright, Bowling Green State University
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

ASTOR, JOHN JACOB (1835, Schooner)
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ASTOR, JOHN JACOB (1835, Schooner)