SOPHIA (1844, Schooner)


Year of Build:
1844
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Windsor, ONT
Vessel Type:
Schooner
Note: Topsail.
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Robert Gaskin
Original Owner and Location:
Robert Gaskin, Windsor
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
2
Dimensions
Length:
84.5'
Beam:
18.5'
Depth:
8.5'
Tonnage (old style):
103
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Club Island, northeast mouth Georgian Bay.
Lake Huron.
Date:
10 Oct 1854
How:
Wrecked.
Final Cargo:
Flour, potash, fish.
Notes:
Driven ashore in gale & wrecked.
History

1844, Oct Damaged in gale near Penetanguishene, ONT.

1847, Nov 30 Owned Matthew B. Cox.

1849, Mar 15 Robert Gaskin; mortgage default.

1849, Nov Carried wood Maitland, ONT to Buffalo, NY.

1850 Ran Kingston, ONT to England.

1851 Owned John Kidd, Toronto, ONT.

1852, Aug 15 Wrecked mouth of Nottawasaga River, Georgian Bay.

1853 Rebuilt Port Credit, ONT, 100 tons; owned Stephens & Co., Owen Sound, ONT; ran Toronto to Owen Sound, Malden, Sarnia, Goderich & St. Vincent (Meaford).

1854, Oct 10 Wrecked Lake Huron.

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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SOPHIA (1844, Schooner)