AGATE (1850, Sloop)


Year of Build:
1850
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Buffalo, NY
Vessel Type:
Sloop
Note: Figurehead, no gallery
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Benjamin Bidwell
Original Owner and Location:
Robert A. Richardson, Detroit, MI
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
1
Dimensions
Length:
40'
Beam:
13'
Depth:
5'
Tonnage (old style):
22 5/95
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Presque Isle Point, MI
Lake Huron.
Date:
27 Nov 1857
How:
Driven ashore in storm.
Final Cargo:
Wheat & flour
Notes:
Went ashore, broke up in storm.
History

1851, Apr 17 First enrolled Detroit, MI.

1851, Nov Ashore, Misery Bay, MI, Lake Superior; abandoned to insurers.

1853 Samuel F. Leopold, Mackinac; same as master.

1855 Henry F. Todd, Mackinac; same.

1857, Nov 27 Stranded in storm, Presque Isle Point, MI, Lake Michigan.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
C. E. Feltner Enrollments Database
C. Patrick Labadie
Newspaper Clippings
John E. Poole notes, Bowling Green State University
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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AGATE (1850, Sloop)