SEAMAN (1848, Schooner)


Year of Build:
1848
Official Number:
23466
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Cleveland, OH
Vessel Type:
Schooner
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Johnson & Tisdale
Master Carpenter:
Seth W. Johnson
Original Owner and Location:
H.N. Gates, Cleveland, Ohio ?
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
2
Dimensions
Length:
90' 6"
Beam:
20' 9"
Depth:
7' 11.5"
Tonnage (old style):
135.72
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Pilot Island near Death's Door, Lake Michigan
Date:
15 Nov 1908
How:
Driven ashore & wrecked
Final Cargo:
Slabs & potatoes
Notes:
Oldest working sail vessel at time
History

1848, April 18 Wrecked with wheat near Calumet, Lake Michigan; 2 lost

1855, December Ashore Copper Harbor, Lake Superior

1856, May Released

1856, October Collision damage, Saint Clair Flats

1858, July 5 Owned Jenny McAllister, Detroit, Michigan

1860, June 18 Owned George Jerome, Detroit

1860 Owned Carson & Close, Ontonagon, Michigan

1863 Owned Cox, Detroit

1863, October 27 Owned Captain Flood

1865, November 24 Readmeasured 88.5 x 22.3 x 8.3; 105.22 gross tons

1866 Owned D. Flood, Algonac, Michigan

1867, October 15 Rebuilt at Algonac; 117 x 20.9 x 7.8; 131.69 gross

tons; owned Samuel Flood, Alpena, Michigan

1875 New deck; owned D. Flood, Alpena

1877, October 9 Driven ashore, Grosse Isle, Michigan, Detroit River

1878, October 20 Aground with lumber, Saint Clair River

1879 Same owner, Algonac

1879, May 26 Beached, Presque Isle beach, Erie, Pennsylvania, Lake Erie

1883, August 16 Rebuilt at Dunford & Alverson's Shipyard;

118 x 24 x 8.7; 241.63 gross/232.38 net tons

1886, February Owned G.H. Humphrey, Detroit; purchased from J.S.Minor

1889, March 30 Remeasured 120 x 25.5 x 8.6; 181.99 gross/172.9 net tons

1896, September 30 Broke moorings in storm & damaged several smaller

vessels, Chicago, Illinois

1908, November 15 Wrecked; owned M.O. Parker, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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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SEAMAN (1848, Schooner)