ROYAL OAK (1853, Schooner)


Year of Build:
1853
Official Number:
72577
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Oakville, ONT
Vessel Type:
Schooner
Note: "fore & aft"
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
J. & M. Simpson
Master Carpenter:
Melancthon Simpson
Original Owner and Location:
Chisholm & Company, Oakville, Ontario
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
2
Dimensions
Length:
95'
Beam:
20.2'
Depth:
9.5'
Tonnage (old style):
150
History

1853, October 6 Ashore Port Burwell, Ontario, Lake Ontario

1856, October Sank Port Stanley, Ontario, Lake Erie -?

1860 Owned Burton & Rowe, Whitby, Ontario

1861 Large repairs; 192 tons

1865, March 13 Owned William Abercrombie, Picton, Ontario;

141 gross tons

1868, April 1 Owned Charles Wilson, Picton

1870, March 1 Owned Felix Lennon, Picton

1875, September 30 Owned James O'Mara, Lombardy, Ontario

1876, July 21 Rebuilt by O'Mara at Portsmouth, Ontario;

renamed FABIOLA; 175 tons

1886 Owned Ostrander & Company, Picton

1899 Owned Bates, Picton; 95 x 23 x 9, 131 tons

1900, October 21 Foundered with coal off False Duck Island, Lake

Ontario

1904 Owned James Swift, Kingston, Ontario

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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ROYAL OAK (1853, Schooner)