WILLIS, ROBERT (1852, Schooner)


Year of Build:
1852
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Buffalo, NY
Vessel Type:
Schooner
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Bidwell & Banta
Original Owner and Location:
C.C. Bristol, Buffalo
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
2
Dimensions
Length:
152'
Beam:
26'
Depth:
11'
Tonnage (old style):
368
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Probably near Beavers, Foxes or Manitou Islands.
Lake Michigan.
Date:
 Nov 1853
How:
Foundered.
Final Cargo:
14,000 bushels wheat.
Notes:
Bound Buffalo from Chicago, disappeared with crew of 10.
History

1853, May Ran Buffalo to Chicago with freight.

1853, Sep 6 Bound for Mchigan City, IN with railroad iron & salt, driven ashore, leaking, at South Manitou Island, Lake Michigan; pumped out, got off & delivered cargo.

1853, Oct 8 Recaulked at Jordan & Alcott dry dock, Chicago.

1853, Nov 24 Foundered 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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WILLIS, ROBERT (1852, Schooner)