MERRICK, M.F. (1863, Schooner)


Year of Build:
1863
Official Number:
16342
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Clayton, NY
Vessel Type:
Schooner
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
John Oades
Original Owner and Location:
Fowler & Esseltyne, Clayton, NY.
Ownership Notes:
With MERRICK of Detroit as the "Reindeer Line".
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
2
Dimensions
Length:
139'
Beam:
26'
Depth:
11' 10"
Tonnage (old style):
399
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Off Presque Isle, MI.
Lake Huron.
Date:
17 May 1889
How:
Sunk.
Final Cargo:
Furnace sand.
Notes:
Run down in heavy fog by steamer R.P.RANNEY, sank immediately with loss of five lives.
History

1863 Enrolled French Creek, NY.

1864 Readmeasured 295.4 gross tons.

1867, Oct Aground Mohawk Island, Lake Erie.

1868 Enrolled Detroit.

1877, Apr Rebuilt, Detroit Dry Dock.

1872, Aug Repaired at Detroit Dry Dock Co, Detroit; new deck & hull thoroughly overhauled.

1887, Nov 25 Aground Timber Island, Lake Ontario with wheat.

1887 Owned George Maitland et al, Detroit.

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

MERRICK, M.F. (1863, Schooner)
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MERRICK, M.F. (1863, Schooner)