RAINBOW (1855, Schooner)


Year of Build:
1855
Official Number:
21300
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Buffalo, NY
Vessel Type:
Schooner
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
F.N. & B.B. Jones
Original Owner and Location:
H.N. & Company, Detroit, Michigan
Ownership Notes:
Enrolled Buffalo, New York
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
2
Dimensions
Length:
125.2'
Beam:
27.15'
Depth:
10.15'
Tonnage (old style):
342.76
Tonnage (gross):
256.62
Tonnage (net):
244
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Off 22nd Street, Chicago, Illinois, Lake Michigan
Date:
18 May 1894
How:
Stranded in gale
Final Cargo:
Lumber
History

1858 Struck by lightening, Saint Clair River, 1 man killed

1862, August Owned B.G. Stimson

1863, January 23 Large repairs by Jones Shipyard, Buffalo, New York

1864 Owned E.W. Hudson, Detroit, Michigan

1865, March 30 Owned James R. Slawson, et.al., Racine, Wisconsin

1866, July 25 Owned Watson Spencer, Racine, Wisconsin

1867 Official number assigned, US21300

1870 New decks, new stern 1871

1875-76 Rebuilt at Manitowoc drydock by Rand & Borger

1876, April 8 Owned Reuben Dowd, et.al., Racine, Wisconsin

1878, May 3 Owned William R. Pugh

1883, March 31 Owned John Pugh

1894, May 18 Stranded at Chicago, Lake Michigan

1894, June 30 Enrollment surrendered, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, "vessel

lost"

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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