BANNER (1847, Brig)

Year of Build:
Official Number:
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Conneaut, OH
Vessel Type:
Note: Also described as brigatine; 92 ft. mast.
Hull Materials:
Builder Name:
Original Owner and Location:
Lake & Carpenter, Conneaut, ONT
Number of Masts:
Tonnage (old style):
431 38/95
470 tons
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Near Fish Point, Oscoda, MI.
Lake Huron.
11 Nov 1888
Wrecked in gale.
Final Cargo:
Lath & shingles
Wrecked near Fish Point; Captain, wife & 5 crewmen saved.

1847 Enrolled Cleveland, OH.

1847, Apr 17 Launched Conneaut, OH; largest sailing craft on lakes.

1847, Jun 10 Arrived Buffalo with 15,794 bushels wheat from Chicago & 627 bushels flour from Detroit.

1851 Enrolled Chicago, IL.

1851, Jul 25 Largest cargo brought to Buffalo by sail vessel.

1851, Sep 28 Dismasted off Presque Isle, MI, Lake Huron; towed to Detroit for repairs.

1852-57 Four enrollments Buffalo, NY.

1852, Apr 21 Sold to Fox & Bruce, Buffalo, NY.

1853, Aug 27 Damage in collision with brig ISABELLA, Port Colburne, ONT.

1854, Jun 2 Aground 3 days on flats, St. Clair River.

1854, Aug 2 Rescued schooner MARQUETTE ashore Skiligalee Reef.

1855, Oct 10 Sunk near shore Point Abino; refloated.

1859 Large repairs.

1860 Owner J.F. Stafford & Co., Chicago, IL.

1860, Apr Aground in river below Chicago.

1865 Rebuilt.

1866 Owned at Chicago, IL.

1867 Enrolled Detroit; readmeasured 288.84 gross tons.

1868, Fall Ashore Pt. aux Barques, MI.

1869, Jun 14 Repaired Bay City, MI.

1870 Changed to two-masted schooner barge, Detroit.

1871 Owned Crawford & Hanna, Detroit.

1876 Owned Berwick & Crawford, Detroit; towed by steamer ALPENA.

1882 Buffalo Customs District.

1884 M. Connelly et al, Buffalo; repaired 1882.

1885 Buffalo Customs District; 140 x 28 x 10.4'; 288.84 gross/274.4 net tons.

1888, Detroit District.

1888, Nov 11 Succumbed to gale & wrecked near Fish Point.

From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Board of Lake Underwriters Marine Directory
C. E. Feltner Enrollments Database
Erik Heyl, Early American Steamers
Beers, History of the Great Lakes, J. B. Mansfield
Newspaper Clippings
Steamboat Era in the Muskokas by Richard Tatley
Alpena County George N. Fletcher Public Library
WWW address
Agency street/mail address

211 N. First Ave.
Alpena, Michigan 49707

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BANNER (1847, Brig)