DESOTO (1856, Barkentine)


Year of Build:
1856
Official Number:
6141
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Cleveland, OH
Vessel Type:
Barkentine
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Peck & Masters
Original Owner and Location:
Hejekiah J. Winslow, Cleveland, OH.
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
3
Dimensions
Length:
160.1'
Beam:
33.6'
Depth:
11.7'
Tonnage (old style):
584
Capacity:
25,000 bushels
Final Disposition
Final Location:
South of Cleveland dock, Marquette, MI.
Lake Superior.
Date:
11 Dec 1869
How:
Ashore, went to pieces.
Final Cargo:
480 tons iron ore.
Notes:
Broke moorings in storm; wrecked.
History

1856, Apr 12 Launched; enrolled Cleveland, OH.

1856, Aug Collision with steamer MAYFLOWER in Straits of Mackinac.

1857 Enrolled Chicago, IL.

1857, May Owned C.D. Spaid, Chicago.

1857, Jun Collision with schooner ELLEN WHITE on Lake Michigan.

1861 Jul 7 Sunk schooner PILOT in collision, Detroit River; strengthened.

1862 Owned Rufus K. Winslow, Cleveland.

1863 Rebuilt.

1864 Repaired.

1865, Jun 14 Remeasured 160.66 x 33.5 x 11.5', 411.76 gross tons.

1868, Sep 19 Dismasted by heavy squall off Grand Island, Lake Superior; towed to Soo by propeller UNION, then to Detroit by tug H.N. MARTIN.

1869, Nov 22 Badly damaged in collision with schooner ATHENIAN at Marquette, MI, harbor.

1869, Dec 11 Wrecked, Lake Superior.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Newspaper Clippings
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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DESOTO (1856, Barkentine)