ILLINOIS (1834, Brigantine)


Year of Build:
1834
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Black River, OH
Vessel Type:
Brigantine
Note: With sister ship INDIANA, first Great Lakes brigantine.
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
William A. Jones & Edward Gillmore
Master Carpenter:
John Carrick
Original Owner and Location:
Pratt, Taylor & Co., Buffalo, NY.
Ownership Notes:
For Eagle Line.
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
2
Dimensions
Length:
99'
Beam:
25' 2"
Depth:
9' 5"
Tonnage (old style):
209 31/95
History

1834, Jul 4 Enrolled Buffalo, NY.

1835, May 8 Owned Thomas Cook et al.

1836, Apr 19 Aground Black Rock, Niagara River.

1837, May 23 Owned H. H. Treat et al, Buffalo.

1839, May 28 Owned Strong, McReynolds & Co., Detroit, MI.

1840, May 6 Owned John R. Lee et al, Buffalo.

1841, Jul 28 Aground, Detroit River.

1841, Sep Sails damaged, Lake Michigan.

1841, Nov 18 Aground, St. Joseph, MI, Lake Michigan.

1842, Nov Aground, mouth Detroit River.

1843 Wrecked, Lake Michigan.

1846, Mar Damaged in flood, Buffalo harbor.

1846, May 6 99' x 25'2" x 9'5"; 209 31/95 tons.

1847, Nov Ashore Lake Michigan somewhere around Manitowoc, Twin Rivers or Kewaunee, WI; stripped & abandoned.

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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ILLINOIS (1834, Brigantine)