BLOSSOM, LUCY A. (1846, Brigantine)


Year of Build:
1846
Official Number:
14570
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Conneaut, OH
Vessel Type:
Brigantine
Note: "merchant"
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
William Lent
Original Owner:
Benjamin Carpenter
Ownership Notes:
also J.L. Wood, Z. Lake, George Walbridge.
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
2
Dimensions
Length:
117.4'
Beam:
24.9'
Depth:
9.8'
Tonnage (old style):
258
Final Disposition
Final Location:
One mile southeast of Watch Hill Life Saving Station, Long Island, NY.
Atlantic Ocean.
Date:
15 Feb 1886
How:
Foundered in gale.
History

1846-58 Eight enrollments Buffalo, NY.

1847, May 7 Ashore north of Chicago with wheat.

1847, Jun 1 In drydock, minor repairs.

1847, Sep 28 Ashore below East Pier, Buffalo, NY with wheat.

1847, Nov Rigging damaged in Lake Erie gale.

1851, Nov 28 Sunk while at anchor by steamer NIAGARA, Detroit River near Malden with 10,000 corn bushels.

1853 Raised by James Melross, Detroit. Rebuilt as schooner, 108 x 24 x 9.

1854 Struck bar with 10,500 bushels corn, towed to Tonawanda to check damage & reload.

1860 Owned G.G. Travis, Buffalo; 237 tons.

1863 Owned Zann, Conneaut, OH.

1864 Large repairs; owned Gabriel Hoyt, Bufflao.

1865 Vessel to Atlantic Ocean.

1866 Owned Henry Zahn, Sandusky, OH.

1885 Registered Winterport, Maine.

1886, Feb 15 Foundered.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Board of Lake Underwriters Marine Directory
Erik Heyl, Early American Steamers
Newspaper Clippings
John E. Poole notes, 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

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BLOSSOM, LUCY A. (1846, Brigantine)