OSTRICH (1856, Schooner)


Year of Build:
1856
Official Number:
18967
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Buffalo, NY
Vessel Type:
Schooner
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Bidwell & Banta
Original Owner:
E.K. Bruce
Power
Power:
Sail
Dimensions
Tonnage (old style):
365
Final Disposition
Final Location:
West of Manitou Islands, Lake Michigan
Date:
28 Oct 1892
How:
Foundered
Notes:
May have collided with steamer W.H. GILCHER Lost in the same area, same day; all hands lost
History

1856 Enrolled Buffalo, New York

1860 Owned A.J. Rich, Buffalo

1863 Owned Goble, Murphy & Company, Oswego, New York

1864 Owned John L. Gardner, Chicago, Illinois

1865 Repaired, 285 gross tons

1868 284.83 gross tons, owned Milwaukee, Wisconsin

1870 Rebuilt

1876 Owned C.S. Gardner, Chicago, Illinois, iron knees

1887, April Owned Alfred, Charles & John Miller, Kenosha, Wisconsin

1892, October 1 Wrecked, Lake Michigan

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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OSTRICH (1856, Schooner)