COLCHESTER LIGHTSHIP (pre1867, Other)


Year of Build:
before1867
Construction and Ownership
Vessel Type:
Other
Note: Lightship.
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Colchester Reef.
Lake Erie.
Date:
11 Nov 1883
How:
Foundered.
Notes:
Captain lost.
History

1848, Jul A lightship being built at Amherstburg, ONT; to serve Colchester Reef, Lake Erie; owned Hackett Brothers; 60 x 17 x 5.

1867, Sep A request to Captains to pass on the north side of lightship.

1871, Sep Broke anchorage & grounded, Pigeon Bay.

1872, Sep Broke anchorage & driven ashore.

1874, Dec Taken out of anchorage & laid up by Alex Hackett.

1880, Late Fall Broke anchorage & crushed by ice.

1881, Apr Iced in Lake Erie.

1883, Nov 11 Foundered.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
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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COLCHESTER LIGHTSHIP (pre1867, Other)