ORION (1853, Schooner)


Year of Build:
1853
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Picton, ONT
Vessel Type:
Schooner
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
David Tait
Original Owner and Location:
Arthur Gouman (Yeomans), Athol, ONT
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
2
Dimensions
Length:
102'
Beam:
22'
Depth:
9'
Tonnage (old style):
249
Capacity:
2,500 barrels
Final Disposition
Final Location:
10 miles S of Long Point, 7 miles offshore.
Lake Ontario.
Date:
31 Aug 1872
How:
Foundered in storm.
Final Cargo:
Stone.
Notes:
Bound Cleveland, OH to Kingston, ONT; crew escaped.
History

1853, Oct 25 Owned William Ford & Thomas Maxwell, Kingston, ONT.

1854 Owned McKenzie & Co., Kingston.

1855, Apr 4 Owned William Ford, Jr. & Edw. & William Zealand, Toronto, ONT.

1866 Rebuilt by A.M. Robertson, Hamilton, ONT; 132 x 23.1 x 10'; 3 masts; owned E. Zealand, Jr., Hamilton.

1870, May Barge carried governmental supplies.

1872, Aug 31 Foundered.

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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ORION (1853, Schooner)