CROOKS, RAMSAY (1836, Brigantine)


Year of Build:
1836
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Black River, OH
Vessel Type:
Brigantine
Note: Scroll figurehead; hermaphrodite brig.
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
George Washington Jones
Original Owner and Location:
American Fur Company, Detroit, MI or New York, NY.
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
2
Dimensions
Length:
88' 6"
Beam:
24' 8"
Depth:
8' 9.5"
Tonnage (old style):
168 32/95
Final Disposition
Final Location:
East Coast Washington Island.
Date:
  1863
How:
Lost.
History

Named for John Jacob Astor's Assistant & chief agent of American Fur Co., 1820's; traded between Detroit & Sault connecting with JOHN JACOB ASTOR from Lake Superior ports.

1837 / 38, Fall Caught in ice for winter 12 miles off Bar Pt. at mouth of Detroit River.

1842, Sep 20 Owned Michigan Insurance Co., Detroit.

1843, May 6 Owned American Fur Co.

1845 Lost, Copper Harbor.

1846, Apr 29 Owned A. Henry Geisse & James A. Armstrong, Detroit.

1847 Rebuilt & enlarged Buffalo, NY; 114 x 25'4" x 7'5"; 228 43/95 tons.

1848 Ran Buffalo - Detroit with grain and flour.

1848, May 19 Ashore in fog near Milwaukee, WI.

1848, Nov 15 Collision with barque UTICA at Buffalo, NY pier; rig & upper works damaged.

1851, Aug 7 Capsized Lake Erie near Pt. Pelee, lumber laden.

1851, Sep 23 Lost part of deck loads lumber, Lake Michigan.

1854 Buffalo District.

1860 Owned C. Lindgren, Chicago, IL.

1863, Mar 27 Enrolled Buffalo, NY.

1863, Jun 22 Owned Keit, Chicago.

1863, Aug 12 Owned Knud Knutson & Andrew Thompson, Chicago.

1863, Fall Lost, east coast Washington Island.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Donald V. Baut
Board of Lake Underwriters Marine Directory
Erik Heyl, Early American Steamers
Newspaper Clippings
Quayle, Detroit and St. Clair River Towing Association
H. G. Runge Collection, Milwaukee Public Library
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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CROOKS, RAMSAY (1836, Brigantine)