WINGS OF THE WIND (1855, Schooner)


Year of Build:
1855
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Buffalo, NY
Vessel Type:
Schooner
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Bidwell & Banta
Original Owner:
D. & B. Smith
Power
Power:
Sail
Dimensions
Length:
130'
Beam:
26.3'
Depth:
10.11'
Tonnage (old style):
370
Final Disposition
Final Location:
6 miles northeast mouth Chicago River, Lake Michigan
Date:
12 May 1866
How:
Sank
Final Cargo:
Coal
Notes:
Sank in collision with bark H.P.BALDWIN in dark night; crew escaped in yawl
History

1856 Enrolled Buffalo, New York

1860 Owned Pratt & Company, Buffalo; large repairs

1860, May Lost small anchorn near dummy light

1863 Owned Samuel V.R. Watson, Buffalo

1865 Readmeasured 260 gross tons

1866 Owned Erie, Pennsylvania; large repairs

1866, May 12 Sank, Lake Michigan; owned Christie & Carce, Erie,

Pennsylvania

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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WINGS OF THE WIND (1855, Schooner)