OSCEOLA (1839, Brigantine)


Year of Build:
1839
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Silver Creek, NY
Vessel Type:
Brigantine
Note: Also in folder are 2 notes on a sidewheeler OSCEOLA, built Grand Island, NY, 1838; no other details.
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
John Vail
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
2
Dimensions
Length:
88'
Beam:
24' 2"
Depth:
9' 2"
Tonnage (old style):
171 37/95
History

1839, Sep Shipped the first cargo of grain from Chicago to Black Rock, NY.

1841 Wrecked, Lake Michigan.

1843, Nov 25 Ashore in gale Southport, Wisconsin Territories, Lake Michigan; owned Oliver Lee, Silver Creek, NY.

1843, Dec 4 Towed by CHAMPION to Detroit, MI.

1846, Mar 16 Spring run off at Buffalo, tore out her windlass, upper works lost.

1846, Nov 19 Ashore near Silver Creek 8 miles above Barcelonia, NY, Lake Erie, 4 lives lost. Captain died several days later of a heart attack.

1849 Enrolled, Oswego, NY; 140.03 tons.

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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OSCEOLA (1839, Brigantine)