CANOPUS (1855, Brigantine)


Year of Build:
1855
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Huron, OH
Vessel Type:
Brigantine
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
F.D. Ketchum
Original Owner and Location:
O. Bugbee, Buffalo, NY
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
2
Dimensions
Tonnage (old style):
386
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Off Claybanks.
Lake Erie.
Date:
24 Jun 1865
How:
Sunk in collision.
Final Cargo:
16,500 bushels wheat
Notes:
Collided with bark REPUBLIC.
History

1855-62 Enrolled Buffalo, NY.

1857, Aug Collided with brig CHAMPLAIN, Chicago, IL, Lake Michigan.

1858, Oct Lost canvas in gale on Lake Huron.

1858, Oct Collided with propeller GLOBE in Buffalo harbor.

1859 Large repairs.

1860 Owned Russell Dart, Buffalo.

1861, Sep 3 Collision with schooner COLLINGWOOD near Bar Point, ONT, Lake Erie; bow badly damaged, headgear carried away; towed to Clark Dry Dock, Detroit.

1862 Enrolled Chicago, IL.

1863 Enrolled Buffalo.

1863, Nov 3 Aground St.Nicholas Island, Lake Michigan.

1863-65 Enrolled Chicago, owned Munn & Scott, Chicago; readmeasured 263 gross tons.

1865, Jun 24 Sunk.

1865, July 7 Owned John Minor.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Donald V. Baut
Board of Lake Underwriters Marine Directory
C. E. Feltner Enrollments Database
Newspaper Clippings
Steamboat Era in the Muskokas by Richard Tatley
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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CANOPUS (1855, Brigantine)