AUTOCRAT (1854, Schooner)


Year of Build:
1854
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Silver Creek, NY
Vessel Type:
Schooner
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Stevens
Power
Power:
Sail
Dimensions
Tonnage (old style):
345.15
Final Disposition
Final Location:
6 miles NNE of Chicago, IL.
Lake Michigan.
Date:
5 Aug 1866
Final Depth:
7 fathoms
How:
Collision.
Final Cargo:
15,000 bu. corn.
Notes:
Collided with schooner J.S. NEWHOUSE; crew all rescued.
History

1854-59 Enrolled Buffalo, NY.

1854, Oct 10 Rumored lostLake Huron, loaded with railroad iron.

1857, Nov 8 Collision with brig, NEW YORK off Malden, ONT; only slightly damaged.

1860 Owned Western Transportation Co., Buffalo, NY.

1861 Large repairs.

1865 Same owners, 250 gross tons.

1866 Owned E.K. Bruce, Chicago, IL.

1866 Reported sunk in collision Lake Michigan.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Donald V. Baut
Board of Lake Underwriters Marine Directory
C. E. Feltner Enrollments Database
Newspaper Clippings
Steamboat Era in the Muskokas by Richard Tatley
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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AUTOCRAT (1854, Schooner)