YOUNG LION (1827, Schooner)


Year of Build:
1827
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Black Rock, NY
Vessel Type:
Schooner
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Armington
Original Owner:
Norton & Bliss
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
2
Dimensions
Tonnage (old style):
58
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Off mouth of Walnut Creek, 12 miles from Erie, PA.
Lake Erie.
Date:
6 Jul 1836
Final Depth:
15 fathoms
How:
Sank.
Final Cargo:
Lumber & railroad iron.
Notes:
Sprang plank or seam & sank quickly; 3 crew lost; rest of crew clung to topmast above water for 8 hours until rescued.
History

1827-36 Eight enrollments Buffalo, NY.

1828, Oct Went ashore Otter Creek, Canada; got off.

1829, Nov Aground Portland, NY; got off; little damage.

1833, Oct Arrived Cleveland, OH with sails split in storm; cargo flour.

1836, Jul 6 Sank in lake Erie storm; owned Smith, Macy & Russel, Buffalo.

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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YOUNG LION (1827, Schooner)