STARLIGHT (1856, Schooner)


Year of Build:
1856
Official Number:
22390
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
East Saginaw, MI
Vessel Type:
Schooner
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Smith & Kirby
Master Carpenter:
Martin Smith
Original Owner and Location:
Charles B. Mott, East Saginaw, Michigan
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
2
Dimensions
Length:
134'
Beam:
30' 5.5"
Depth:
10' 10"
Tonnage (old style):
402.33
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Near Goderich, Ontario, Lake Huron
Date:
16 Nov 1883
How:
Foundered
Final Cargo:
2 steam pumps
Notes:
Had been released from Cove Island & being towed by tug ANDREW J. SMITH, broke loose; 4 lost
History

1858, August Collided with schooner CAIRO, Buffalo, New York, Lake Erie

1860 Owned Jessie Hoyt, Saginaw, Michigan

1860, August Rigging damaged, Point Pelee, Lake Erie

1863 Owned Hoyt & Bentley, East Saginaw

1864 Owned Alex English, East Saginaw

1864, October 6 Grounded, St.Clair Flats

1865 Readmeasured 307.72 gross tons

1866 Owned E. Kanter, Detroit, Michigan

1867, June Dismasted, Lake Huron

1867 Rebuilt as brigantine, Detroit

1871 Owned T.L. Parker, Chicago, Illinois

1871, July Collided with propeller CUYAHOGA, Lake Superior

1873 Rebuilt

1875 New deck

1876 Owned H. Hines, et.al., Racine, Wisconsin

1877, November 3 Beached near Leamington, Ontario, Lake Erie

1879 Rebuilt as schooner; owned Thomas Hughes, Racine

1883, September 10 Grounded Cove Island, Georgian Bay

1883, November 16 Foundered; owned Hitchcock & Foster, Chicago

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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STARLIGHT (1856, Schooner)