SMITH, SOPHIA (1855, Schooner)


Year of Build:
1855
Official Number:
22271
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Buffalo, NY
Vessel Type:
Schooner
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Bidwell & Banta
Power
Power:
Sail
Dimensions
Tonnage (old style):
366
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Near Point Aux Barques.
Lake Huron.
Date:
9 Sep 1875
How:
Storm.
Notes:
Part of tow of propeller MAYFLOWER; broke loose & driven ashore; broke up on rocks; total loss.
History

1856 Enrolled Buffalo, NY.

1860 Owned Taylor & Jewett, Buffalo.

1860, Jun 7 Left Toledo, OH for Boston; cargo of black walnut & ship planks; sailed via Welland Canal & St. Lawrence River.

1860, Aug Returned to lakes.

1864 Enrolled Milwaukee, WI.

1865 Same owners; readmeasured; 269.61 gross tons.

1866 Owned Loveridge, Buffalo.

1867 Driven ashore on E. Sister Island, Lake Erie; released.

1867 Sprang leak, went aground near upper dock Grosse Ilse, Detroit River; released & repaired.

1868 Owned Schweitzer & Ibbotson, Detroit.

1874 Towed by steambarge DUNKIRK.

1875, Apr Ashore below Amherstburg, ONT; released by tug MINNIE MORTON; towed to Malden ONT for repair.

1875, Sep 9 Broke up in storm.

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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SMITH, SOPHIA (1855, Schooner)