AUSTRALIA (1852, Schooner)


Year of Build:
1852
Official Number:
370
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Vermillion, OH
Vessel Type:
Schooner
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
B. Parsons
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
2
Dimensions
Length:
109.3'
Beam:
22.8'
Depth:
8.7'
Tonnage (old style):
198.11
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Near Holland, MI.
Lake Michigan.
Date:
30 Sep 1888
How:
Wrecked.
Final Cargo:
Cedar posts.
Notes:
Sunk outside harbor & broke in two; loaded with cedar posts for Chicago.
History

1852 Enrolled Sandusky, OH.

1852, Oct 7 Maiden trip Buffalo from Vermillion with 50,000 staves.

1854 Sandusky District; 198.11 tons.

1854, Jul 1 Struck by lightening near Turtle Island Light, laden with pork, wheat, corn, mast demolished; repaired Cleveland, OH.

1855, May 31 Ashore in fog west side of Lake Michigan.

1858. Aug Damage to sails in gale on Lake Erie.

1860 Owned C.L. Burton, Vermillion.

1861-1863 Enrolled Sandusky, OH.

1862 Rebuilt, 218 tons.

1863-1865 Enrolled Cleveland.

1865 Readmeasured 170.79 gross tons.

1866 Owned Benton & Pelton, Vermillion.

1866-1867 Enrolled Chicago, IL.

1873 Repaired, owned John Long, Chicago, IL.

1879 Owned Mason Lumber Co. Muskegon, MI.

1880 159.46 gross tons.

1884 Owned D.J. Green, Grand Haven, MI.

1885 159.46 gross tons/151.49 net tons.

1888, Sep 30 Sank Holland, MI.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Donald V. Baut
Board of Lake Underwriters Marine Directory
Edward J. Dowling Collection, University of Detroit - Mercy
C. E. Feltner Enrollments Database
Erik Heyl, Early American Steamers
Newspaper Clippings
Quayle, Detroit and St. Clair River Towing Association
Steamboat Era in the Muskokas by Richard Tatley
Peter J. VanderLinden
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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AUSTRALIA (1852, Schooner)