GENERAL HOUSTON (1836, Schooner)


Year of Build:
1836
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
French Creek, NY
Vessel Type:
Schooner
Hull Materials:
Wood
Power
Power:
Sail
Dimensions
Length:
83'
Beam:
20'
Depth:
8'
Tonnage (old style):
123
Final Disposition
Final Location:
At Grand River near Fairport, Ohio, Lake Erie
Date:
4 Jun 1859
How:
Wrecked
Final Cargo:
lumber
Notes:
Bound Port Huron, Michigan for Buffalo, NY she went ashore & went to pieces in a gale: wreck was completely obliterated in a storm a month later.
History

1836 Enrolled Sacket's Harbor, New York

1841-45 Three enrollments Ogdensburg, New York

1846 Enrolled Toledo, Ohio

1849 Miami District 123.30 tons

1850 November 7 Collision with steamer QUEEN CITY; pulled into Toledo,

Ohio without cargo damage

1855 Enrolled Detroit, Michigan

1859 Wrecked Lake Erie; owned J.B. Scott, Detroit, Michigan

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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GENERAL HOUSTON (1836, Schooner)