SEA GULL (1864)


Year of Build:
1864
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Oakville, ONT
Vessel Type:
Schooner
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
J. Simpson
Original Owner and Location:
Murray & Jackman, Oakville, ONT
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
2
Dimensions
Length:
112'
Beam:
23' 3"
Depth:
10' 1"
Tonnage (old style):
238
Final Disposition
Final Location:
East Tawas, MI
Lake Huron
Date:
5 Jul 1890
How:
fire
Final Cargo:
ice
Notes:
Caught fire at dock, drifted in harbor and spread fire to docks and lumber mills; 16,000,000 feet of lumber burned; loss of one life, cook from SEA GULL.
History

1864, Apr 5 Registered Oakville, ONT.

1865, May 8 Owned Francis Jackman and William H. Jeffery, Toronto, ONT.

1865, Jun Sailed to South Africa with cargo of pre-fabricated houses, buggies, whiskey and misc. cargo; rerigged as barkentine.

1868 Owned Smith & Post, Oswego, NY; registered as brig, readmeasured 115.8 x 25.6 x 10.5, 201.05 gross tons, official #US23526.

1871, Nov 23 lost main sail and boom in colllision with barque DOBBIN, behind Point Pelee, Lake Erie.

1872 Owned Albert F. Smith, Oswego.

1876 Owned Frederick W. Collins, Oswego, rerigged as schooner.

1877 Repaired.

1880 Rebuilt.

1884 Owned John Collan, Oswego.

1887 Owned Chas. Ebert, Bay City, MI.

1888 Enrolled Port Huron as unrigged barge.

1888, Oct 2 Ashore Sandbeach, Lake Huron; released, repaired.

1889, Jun 18 Owned J. C. Miller, et al, Marine City, MI; rebuilt as propeller; readmeasured 115 x 26.7 x 10.5, 288.65 gross/188.99 net tons.

1890, Nov 20 Documents surrendered Port Huron, "burned".

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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SEA GULL (1864)