LEVANT (1854, Schooner)


Year of Build:
1854
Official Number:
14670
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Chicago, IL
Vessel Type:
Schooner
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Doolittle & Miller
Original Owner and Location:
Ryerson & Miller, Chicago, IL.
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
2
Dimensions
Length:
94' 11"
Beam:
23' 3"
Depth:
8' 4"
Tonnage (old style):
165 12/95
Capacity:
110,000' lumber
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Off Sheboygan, WI.
Lake Michigan.
Date:
14 Oct 1871
How:
Wrecked.
Final Cargo:
Shingles.
Notes:
Foundered in heavy gale; 5 of 6 lives lost, rescue attempted by schooner D.P. DOBBINS.
History

1854, Jun Launched.

1854 - 66 Six enrollments Chicago, IL.

1854, Oct Aground east shore Lake Michigan.

1857, Feb 13 Owned William Ferry & Thomas Ferry, Grand Haven.

1858, May Struck the bar entering Chicago, IL.

1859 - 60 Large repairs.

1860 Owned Byron & Morris, Chicago, IL.

1863 Owned Cherry & Barker, Chicago.

1864 Owned Robert Gross et al, Chicago.

1865 Major repairs.

1866 Owned Ruger, Chicago.

1868 114.61 gross tons.

1871, Oct 14 Wrecked 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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LEVANT (1854, Schooner)