CAROLINE (1848, Brigantine)

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

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.

From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
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
Alpena County George N. Fletcher Public Library
WWW address
Agency street/mail address

211 N. First Ave.
Alpena, Michigan 49707

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CAROLINE (1848, Brigantine)