CALIFORNIA (1849, Scow Schooner)


Year of Build:
1849
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Vermillion, OH
Vessel Type:
Scow Schooner
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
G. Ashenbach
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
2
Dimensions
Length:
71'
Beam:
19'
Depth:
4'
Tonnage (old style):
40.47
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Cleveland harbor, OH.
Lake Erie.
Date:
24 Mar 1859
How:
Struck West Pier, sank.
Final Cargo:
Wood.
Notes:
Struck pier entering harbor, careened & sank at Johnson & Tisdale Shipyard. Bows badly damaged.
History

1849 In Vermillion, OH & Buffalo trades.

1849 - 54 Enrolled Sandusky, OH.

1851, Jul 25 Capsized near Buffalo with cargo staves; crew all saved.

1851, Nov 29 Ashore Barcelonia, NY; cargo stone.

1855, Mar 24 Sunk Cleveland; owned Capt. Reed.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
C. E. Feltner Enrollments Database
Erik Heyl, Early American Steamers
Newspaper Clippings
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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CALIFORNIA (1849, Scow Schooner)