FUR TRADER (1843, Schooner)


Year of Build:
1843
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Detroit, MI
Vessel Type:
Schooner
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Ownership Notes:
1847, Jul 28 Brought down first lumber cargo from Lake Superior, 30,000 feet from L'Anse.
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
2
Dimensions
Tonnage (old style):
52
History

1843-44 Enrolled Detroit, MI.

1844, Apr 10 Arrived Chicago having met with the wreck of schooner WAVE about 5 miles from Kalamazoo & took her anchor & chain. Also passed wreck of another vessel, possibly VICTORY.

1847, Dec 2 Arrived Ontonagon, MI with provisions; stripped vessel there, started for Green Bay by way of L'Anse,will probably lay up at L'Anse.

1848, May 27 Cabin for passengers added.

1849, May 19 Iron cargo, Jackson Iron Works, Marquette, MI to Sault Ste. Marie.

1849, Oct 11 Copper cargo Minnesota Mining Co., Ontonagon, MI to Saulte Ste. Marie.

1849 Enrolled Michilimackinac District, 52.16 tons.

1851 Running with mails Sault Ste. Marie to L'Anse, Captain Parker.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Donald V. Baut
C. E. Feltner Enrollments Database
Inland Seas, Great Lakes Historical Society
Beers, History of the Great Lakes, J. B. Mansfield
Newspaper Clippings
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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FUR TRADER (1843, Schooner)