FLINT, BEN (1857, Schooner)


Year of Build:
1857
Official Number:
2243
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Fremont, OH
Vessel Type:
Schooner
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
William Totten
Original Owner and Location:
Nims & Tillotson, Fremont, OH.
Power
Power:
Sail
Dimensions
Length:
124'
Beam:
29' 8"
Depth:
8' 11"
Tonnage (old style):
295.67
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Big Sable Point, MI.
Lake Michigan.
Date:
2 Nov 1870
How:
Wrecked.
Final Cargo:
Lumber & timbers.
Notes:
Bound Manistee - Chicago, IL; capsized in a squall & drifted ashore in pieces; 2 lives lost.
History

1857 - 61 Two enrollments Sandusky, OH.

1861, Jun 16 Sunk Cleveland, OH, Lake Erie, cargo wheat.

1861, Nov 5 Aground Chickenolee Reef, Lake Erie; released.

1863, Jul Collision with brig GENERAL WORTH, Detroit River.

1863, Oct 17 Aground Point Abino with wheat.

1864, May 26 Owned W. Filer, Manistee, MI & Mark S. Tyson, Milwaukee, WI.

1864, Jun 3 Stranded on reef at Buffalo, NY; grain laden; released by tug RELIEF.

1864 Repaired.

1865 Readmeasured; 219 gross tons.

1866, Aug Bound Buffalo - Chicago, IL, struck by lightning.

1868 219.63 gross tons.

1869, May Lost sails & gear on Lake Michigan.

1869, May Damaged by collision with schooner WILLIAM JONES at Manistee, Lake Michigan.

1869, Jun Collision with schooner KATE HINCHMAN, Chicago.

1870, Nov 2 Wrecked, Lake Michigan.

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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FLINT, BEN (1857, Schooner)