RACER (1856, Schooner)


Year of Build:
1856
Official Number:
21189
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Buffalo, NY
Vessel Type:
Schooner
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Benjamin B. Jones
Original Owner and Location:
Mixer Brothers, Buffalo, New York
Ownership Notes:
Enrolled Buffalo
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
2
Dimensions
Length:
130'
Beam:
28.3'
Depth:
11'
Tonnage (old style):
377
Tonnage (gross):
257.79
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Hammond Bay, Lake Huron
Date:
17 Nov 1869
How:
Ashore in gale
Final Cargo:
Iron ore
History

1856, September Collision with tug C. BELDWIN, Saint Clair Flats

1858, October Ashore at Old Mackinac, cargo rye, oats & corn; released

by tug LEVIATHAN

1858, October 25 Towed to Buffalo, in Jones Drydock

1859, July 10 Repaired

1859, April 1 Owned C.H. Walker, Chicago, Illinois

1860 Owned C. Clark, Buffalo, New York

1863 Major repairs, 258 tons

1864 Owned C.W. Walker, Chicago

1866 Owned Winslow, Cleveland, Ohio

1868 257.79 gross tons

1869, November 17 Ashore, Hammond Bay, Lake Huron, total loss

Listed as brig, owned J.M. Lundy, et.al., Cleveland

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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RACER (1856, Schooner)