SWEENEY, JOHN S. (1855, Barkentine)


Year of Build:
1855
Official Number:
12765
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Buffalo, NY
Vessel Type:
Barkentine
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Francis N. Jones
Original Owner and Location:
Francis N. Jones et al, Buffalo, NY
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
3
Dimensions
Length:
140.4'
Beam:
30'
Depth:
10.6'
Tonnage (old style):
405
Capacity:
18,000 bushels
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Mouth of Muskegon River, MI.
Lake Michigan.
Date:
1 Dec 1866
How:
Driven on bar; wrecked.
Final Cargo:
Lumber.
History

1855-60 Enrolled Buffalo, NY.

1855, Nov 11 Collided with brig OCEAN off Girard River, ONT., Lake Erie.

1855, Nov 15 Capsized Detroit River; dismasted to right her.

1856, Jun 30 Grounded St. Clair Flats.

1857, Nov Ashore Lime Kiln Rock, Detroit River.

1858, Apr Sold Buffalo.

1860 Owned William O. Brown, Buffalo.

1860, Sep 14 Collided with schooner LIVELY Old Mackinac, Lake Huron; towed to Buffalo for repairs.

1861, Sep Sprung foremast.

1861, Oct Collided with schooner AVENGER, St. Clair River.

1862, May Collided with schooner SAN JACINTO.

1863, Apr Ashore with wheat Pelee Island, Lake Erie.

1865 Readmeasured; 310.45 gross tons.

1866 Owned Charles Walker, Chicago, IL.

1866, Jun Lightning damage Lake Huron; repaired.

1866, Dec 1 Wrecked; owned Gottleib Schlecht, Chicago.

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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SWEENEY, JOHN S. (1855, Barkentine)