BLACK HAWK (1854, Brig)


Year of Build:
1854
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Ohio City, OH
Vessel Type:
Brig
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Stevens & Presley
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
2
Dimensions
Length:
138'
Beam:
26'
Depth:
12'
Tonnage (old style):
384 66/95
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Pt. Betsey.
Lake Michigan.
Date:
1 Nov 1862
How:
Driven ashore, wrecked in gale.
Final Cargo:
19,000 bu corn, stained glass, etc.
Notes:
? all lives lost.
History

1854, Nov Buffalo, NY-Chicago, IL sprung leak in gale; drydocked Detroit for repairs.

1857 Owned J.A. Beirey, Cleveland, OH.

1858, May Collided with tug RELIEF, Cleveland; damaged headgear.

1858 Sailed Detroit-Liverpool; 20 days out/35 days back.

1858-61 Ocean service.

1862 Owned D.N. Barney, Buffalo, NY.

1862, Nov 1 Wrecked.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Erik Heyl, Early American Steamers
Newspaper Clippings
John E. Poole notes, Bowling Green State University
Steamboat Era in the Muskokas by Richard Tatley
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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BLACK HAWK (1854, Brig)