SOMERSET (1847, Schooner)


Year of Build:
1847
Official Number:
57384
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Oswego, NY
Vessel Type:
Schooner
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Crockett
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
2
Dimensions
Tonnage (old style):
116 65/95
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Off Monroe, MI.
Lake Erie.
Date:
11 May 1872
How:
Wrecked.
Final Cargo:
Lumber.
Notes:
Downbound from Saginaw River in 5 barge tow of tug ZOUAVE, she collided with towmate WOLVERINE & sank.
History

1847-58 Eight enrollments Oswego, NY.

1852, Jul Ashore near a harbor.

1852, Nov Beached near Cattaraugus Creek with railroad iron.

1852, Dec 7 Ashore Long Point enroute to St. Catharines, ONT for repairs.

1853, Dec 6 Ashore below Erie light with coal & limestone.

1859-66 Six enrollments Detroit, MI.

1860 Owned G.F. Rogers, Oswego.

1863 Owned W.P. Eddison, Port Huron, MI.

1865 95 gross tons.

1866, Apr 20 Owned James Gain, Port Huron.

1866 Owned J. Johnson, Port Huron.

1866, Oct 31 Owned James Gain, Port Huron; 88 x 18.2 x 8.4', 95 gross tons; US57384.

1867 Rig changed to barge; owned Fred H. Blood & John W. Soucks (Loucks), St. Clair, MI.

1869, Sep 25 Owned F.D. Wheeler, Bay City.

1871 Converted to barge.

1872, May Wrecked Lake Erie; owned White & Corvett, Bay City.

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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SOMERSET (1847, Schooner)