AFRICA (1855, Schooner)


Year of Build:
1855
Official Number:
385
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Vermillion, OH
Vessel Type:
Schooner
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
A.C. Keating
Power
Power:
Sail
Dimensions
Length:
114.13'
Beam:
23.83'
Depth:
10.11'
Tonnage (old style):
253 17/95
History

1855-58 Enrolled Cleveland, OH, DN. Barney & Erastus Corning, Cleveland, OH.

1860-63 Enrolled Detroit, MI.

1863 Louis Conrad, Detroit.

1864 Enrolled Buffalo.

1864 Enrolled Detroit, owned Mrs. C. Hoyt, Detroit.

1865 Enrolled at Buffalo, owned Mrs. C. Hoyt, Detroit.

186 gross tons, readmeasured at 176 gross ton.

1866 Enrolled Cleveland, OH, repairs 1863 & 1864.

1867 Enrolled Cleveland.

1868 Cleveland District 185.55 gross tons.

1868, Jul 15 Holed by rocks in St Mary's River, sank in deep water.

Lightered and salvage attempted by SATELLITE, results unknown.

1870 Reported wrecked, Lake Superior.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Board of Lake Underwriters Marine Directory
C. E. Feltner Enrollments Database
Beers, History of the Great Lakes, J. B. Mansfield
Milwaukee Public Library
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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AFRICA (1855, Schooner)