FLEET WING (1863, Schooner)


Year of Build:
1863
Official Number:
9444
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Wilson, NY
Vessel Type:
Schooner
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
D. McNett
Original Owner and Location:
J.V. Pease, Benjamin Dearborn & Q. Quick, Wilson, NY.
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
2
Dimensions
Tonnage (old style):
180
History

1863 - 66 Three enrollments Suspension, NY.

1863 One enrollment Lewiston, NY.

1863, Aug Capsized in white squall off Wilson, NY harbor, Lake Ontario; 3 lives lost; salvaged.

1865 Rebuilt, 127 tons; owned Brighton ONT.

1868, May 22 Collision with schooner VAMPYRE at Mohawk Island, Lake Erie.

1871 Lengthened, new deck etc; 168 gross tons.

1876 Owned Wilson, NY.

1878, Aug 20 Struck by ligtning; repaired.

1884 Rebuilt(?) R. F. Wilson, Wilson, NY; owned Oliver Guide; ran this year on Lake Ontario, Lake Erie, Lake Huron & occasionally Lake Michigan carrying lumber, coal & grain.

1884, Jun 26 Collision with a tow off Port Huron; carried away jib boom & rail; repaired Vermillion, OH.

1885 122 x 24 x 8'; 168.9 gross tons.

1886 Ran Toronto, Oswego, Toledo, Cleveland, Port Huron & Alpena with lumber, coal & stone.

1888 Owned James Cochrane, Windsor, ONT; C90776; 171.92 gross / 161.97 net tons.

1906, Aug Owned John Marks, Windsor, ONT; 108 x 24 x 7'9"; stranded, sinking off Center Island; may have been recovered.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
American Bureau of Shipping
Beesons Marine Directory
Board of Lake Underwriters Marine Directory
Canadian List of Shipping (M&FLV)
C. E. Feltner Enrollments Database
H. G. Runge Collection, Milwaukee Public Library
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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FLEET WING (1863, Schooner)