CAROLINE (1848, Brigantine)


Year of Build:
1848
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Cleveland, OH
Vessel Type:
Brigantine
Note: Sister to brig SHAKESPEARE.
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Coady, Quayle & Co.
Original Owner and Location:
Dean Richmond & Co. Diamond Line, Buffalo, NY
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
2
Dimensions
Tonnage (gross):
257
Final Disposition
Final Location:
L'Hommedien Shoals; near Plymouth, MA.
Atlantic Ocean.
Date:
23 Nov 1860
How:
Ashore; went to pieces in gale.
History

1848, May 3 Topmasts carried away in Lake Michigan gale.

1848 - 1851 Enrolled Buffalo, NY; Buffalo & Lake Michigan grain trade.

1851, Nov 19 Ashore near mouth of Detroit River.

1852 - 1860 Enrolled Detroit, MI.

1852, Sep 10 Ashore Ashtabula, OH.

1853, Sep 13 Arrived Buffalo from Chicago in less than 4 days, very fast trip.

1854, Apr Lost centerboard; damaged spars & sails on Lake Michigan.

1854, Oct 1 Collision with & sank brig BEMIS, near Point Aux Pellee Island, Lake Erie.

1854, Oct 15 Bound Buffalo to Chicago with railroad iron, ran ashore on Chickaholee Reef, Lake Erie; salvaged by tug HAMILTON MORTON & towed to Detroit.

1859 - 60 In Lakes to Europe service; Detroit to Liverpool with staves, back with salt & pig iron.

1860 Owned E.W. Hudson, Detroit, MI.

1860, May 16 Second departure for Europe; went to Liverpool, then New York, Jamaica, Boston, Cuba, etc.

1860, Nov 11 Dismantled at Kingston, Jamaica.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Board of Lake Underwriters Marine Directory
C. E. Feltner Enrollments Database
Erik Heyl, Early American Steamers
Newspaper Clippings
John E. Poole notes, Bowling Green State University
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

CAROLINE (1848, Brigantine)
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CAROLINE (1848, Brigantine)