FLORA (1849, Brigantine)


Year of Build:
1849
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Irving, NY
Vessel Type:
Brigantine
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Chas Stevens
Original Owner and Location:
Fox & Bruce, Irving, NY.
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
2
Dimensions
Length:
129'
Beam:
26' 3"
Depth:
9' 7.25"
Tonnage (old style):
300 51/95
Capacity:
400 tons or 3000 bushels flour
Final Disposition
Final Location:
13 mi. north of Kewaunee, WI.
Lake Michigan.
Date:
2 Sep 1853
How:
Sank.
Final Cargo:
Coal.
Notes:
Bound Cleveland, OH - Chicago, IL with 435 tons of coal. Struck bottom in storm & sank. Stripped gear by propeller ROSETTER on 9/29/1853 & abandoned, later pounded to pieces.
History

1849 First enrolled Buffalo, NY.

1850, Jun 4 Collided with steamer BALTIC near Buffalo in thick weather.

1850, Aug 30/31 Beached Michigan City, OH, laden with wheat.

1851, Aug 7 Dismantled in Lake Huron, put back into St. Clair River for repairs.

1852, May 7 Owned Lemuel Crawford, S.F. Drake & W.J. Price, Cleveland, OH.

1853, Sep 2 Struck bottom 13 mi. north of Kewaunee, WI, Lake Michigan.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Donald V. Baut
C. E. Feltner Enrollments Database
Erik Heyl, Early American Steamers
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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FLORA (1849, Brigantine)