SMITH & POST (1866, Schooner)


Year of Build:
1866
Official Number:
23527
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Oakville, ONT
Vessel Type:
Schooner
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
John Potter
Original Owner and Location:
William Wilson, Oakville, ONT
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
2
Dimensions
Length:
118'
Beam:
23.6'
Depth:
9.11'
Tonnage (gross):
255 1/3
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Southeast Shoal.
Lake Erie.
Date:
18 Aug 1901
How:
Fire.
Notes:
Caught fire while on station as temporary lightship; burned rapidly due to illumination oils aboard; burned to waterline, sunk; later dynamited to clear wreckage; no loss of life.
History

1866, Sep Launched Oakville, ONT.

1866, Dec 27 Registered Oakville.

1868, Aug 20 Sold American; owned Albert Smith & Joseph Post, Oswego, NY; enrolled Oswego.

1872. Nov Collision with schooner COLUMBIAN, Point Pelee, Lake Erie.

1879 Owned Daggett et al, Oswego.

1901 Owned H.C. Doville et al, chartered to Lake Carriers Association for use as lightship at Southeast Shoal, Lake Eire.

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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SMITH & POST (1866, Schooner)