SNOWDROP (1853, Schooner)


Year of Build:
1853
Official Number:
22377
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Conneaut, OH
Vessel Type:
Schooner
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
J. William Lent
Original Owner and Location:
P.B. Doty, Conneaut
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
2
Dimensions
Length:
98' 5"
Beam:
24' 8"
Depth:
8' 4"
Tonnage (old style):
180 75/95
Final Disposition
Final Location:
North Point, near Milwaukee, WI.
Lake Michigan.
Date:
30 Apr 1892
How:
Wrecked.
Final Cargo:
Cedar posts.
Notes:
Stranded on rocky shore & destroyed in gale; crew saved by Milwaukee Lifesavers after unsucessful attempt by tug COLE.
History

1853, Mar 17 Enrolled Cleveland, OH.

1861, Sep 30 Owned E.B. Gibson & Rock Cardinella, Buffalo, NY.

1861, Oct 25 Owned E.B. Gibson, Buffalo & Frederick Waldroff & Joseph Stirling, Monroe, MI; repaired.

1862, Jul 9 Owned J.M. Stirling & Frederick Waldroff, Monroe.

1864, Aug 9 Owned Henry Hubbard & Joseph Hubbard, Ashtabula, OH; readmeasured 97.6 x 24.4 x 8', 136.36 gross tons.

1866, Apr 27 Rebuilt Ashtabula, OH; 125.8 x 24.8 x 7.8', 190.38 gross tons; US22337.

1879, Jan 31 Owned H.J. Blair & Ellen R. Newell, Ashtabula.

1879, Jun 24 Owned Lester C. Newell, Ashtabula.

1879, Aug 27 Owned Persis L. Buzzard, Port Huron, MI; 180.87 net tons.

1886, May 13 Owned George W. Buzzard, Port Huron, MI.

1886, Jul 17 Owned Henry Ormsby, Chicago; US22377.

1887, Aug 10 Owned John Tholen, Chicago.

1892, Apr 30 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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SNOWDROP (1853, Schooner)