ADVANCE (1853, Schooner)


Year of Build:
1853
Official Number:
365
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Milwaukee, WI
Vessel Type:
Schooner
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
J.M. Jones
Original Owner and Location:
Meadowcraft, Milwaukee, WI
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
2
Dimensions
Length:
117.3'
Beam:
25.7'
Depth:
8.9'
Tonnage (old style):
268 40/95
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Ootsburg, WI
Lake Michigan
Date:
5 Sep 1885
How:
Capsized
Final Cargo:
Bark.
Notes:
Bound Ahnapee, WI for Chicago, IL. Waterlogged & capsized in gale; 6 lost.
History

1853, Mar 27 First launched.

1854, Nov 23 Collided with & sunk schooner GRAND TURK near Presque Isle, MI, Lake Huron.

1855, Dec 9 Aground head of Lake Michigan; got off.

1860 Owned David Dall, Racine, WI.

1861 Major repairs.

1863 Same owner, Chicago, IL.

1865 179.92 gross tons.

1865, Jul Collided with schooner J. W. NICHOLS, Detroit River; repaired at Campbell & Owen's Shipyard, Buffalo, NY.

1882 171.43 net tons.

1885, Sep 5 Waterlogged & capsized in gale off Ootsburg, WI, Lake Michigan.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Board of Lake Underwriters Marine Directory
Board of Lake Underwriters Marine Directory
C. E. Feltner Enrollments Database
Newspaper Clippings
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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ADVANCE (1853, Schooner)