GEM (1853, Schooner)


Year of Build:
1853
Official Number:
10155
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Buffalo, NY
Vessel Type:
Schooner
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
George S. Weeks
Original Owner and Location:
James Peck, Chicago, IL
Power
Power:
Sail
Dimensions
Length:
120.4'
Beam:
25.1'
Depth:
10.9'
Tonnage (old style):
306.453
Capacity:
13000 bushels
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Pigeon Bay, east Bar Point, Lake Erie
Date:
7 Oct 1871
How:
Sunk
Final Cargo:
coal
Notes:
Began to leak in a storm & sunk before she could reach shore
History

1853 Enrolled Chicago, IL & Buffalo, NY for grain trade

1854 Crew of 10

1855 Round trip Oswego, NY to Chicago, IL in record time of 26 days; carrried 500 barrels water lime to Detroit & 147,000 feet lumber Ashley to Chicago

1860 Owned James Peck, Chicago, IL

June 30 First shipment Chicago to Boston, MA wtih corn

November 12 Ashore Oakville, ONT

1861 Owned C Bears, Milwaukee, WI

1863 Owned Samuel Howe, Chicago, IL

1867-68 Enrolled Buffalo, NY

1870 July 4 Collision with propeller CITY OF TOLEDO, Welland Canal; repaired Black Rock

1871 Major repair

October 7 Sunk Lake Erie

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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GEM (1853, Schooner)