REPUBLIC (1854, Barkentine)


Year of Build:
1854
Official Number:
21151
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Clayton, NY
Vessel Type:
Barkentine
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
John Oates
Original Owner and Location:
K.G. Merrick & Co., Oswego, NY
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
3
Dimensions
Length:
139'
Beam:
26'
Depth:
11'
Tonnage (old style):
392
Final Disposition
Final Location:
2 miles off Lorain, OH.
Lake Erie.
Date:
30 Jul 1895
Final Depth:
75'
How:
Foundered in storm.
Final Cargo:
618 tons soft coal.
Notes:
Was under tow from Cleveland to Detroit; crew escaped in yawlboat.
History

1854 Built for coal & grain trade; enrolled new French Creek.

1858 Collided with schooner TORRENT off Pt. Pelee, Lake Erie; lost headgear; broke stem.

1862 Large repairs.

1865 314 gross tons.

1868 Enrolled Detroit.

1870 Rebuilt as 3-mast schooner.

1875 Repairs.

1882, Oct Collided with schooner J.B. GARDNER at Port Huron, MI; towed in ore trade by NIAGARA.

1886 Owned H. Esselstyne, Detroit.

1886, Nov 26 Aground William's Island, Lake Superior loaded with ore, after breaking tow in storm.

1871, Jul 1 Released; taken to Munising, MI enroute to Cleveland, OH; sold, towed by KEYSTONE.

1889 Purchased Captain Glass, Marine City from J.H. Wade, Cleveland.

1890 Changed to 2 masts.

1892, Apr 18 Owned Katie Glass, Port Huron.

1895, Jul 30 Foundered & sank.

1895, Dec 30 Documents surrendered; wrecked, total loss.

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

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REPUBLIC (1854, Barkentine)