FISKE, WILLIAM (1856, Schooner)


Year of Build:
1856
Official Number:
26171
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Buffalo, NY
Vessel Type:
Schooner
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Van Slyke, Notter & Co.
Original Owner:
Lake Navigation Co.
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
2
Dimensions
Tonnage (old style):
401
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Cockburn Island, Georgian Bay.
Lake Huron.
Date:
18 Oct 1871
How:
Wrecked.
Notes:
Driven ashore & wrecked by terrific gale.
History

1856, May 15 Launched.

1857, Nov Damaged in freshet Buffalo, NY.

1858 Sank schooner HOME, Lake Michigan.

1858, Aug Collision with bark NORTHERNER on Lake Erie off Point Albino.

1858, Oct 23 Collision with schooner HOME near Manitou Island, Lake Michigan.

1859, Mar Owned S.V.R. Watson.

1859, Nov 26 Dismasted south of Manitou Islands, Lake Michigan; bound Erie - Chicago with coal.

1860, Sep 23 Damaged in Lake Erie squall off Erie.

1862 Major repairs.

1863, Aug 14 Sprung leak off Dunkirk, NY, Lake Erie.

1863, Nov Sprang leak, Lake Michigan; towed to Detroit by tug LEVIATHAN

1864 Converted to schooner.

1866 Owned Cotton & Sears, Buffalo, NY.

1866, May Repaired Chicago, having arrived leaking.

1867, Aug Leaking on Lake Erie, taken to Detroit.

1868 308.53 gross tons; carried lumber.

1869, Nov Wrecked Devils River, Ossineke, MI.

1870, Aug Raised by wrecking steamer MAGNET.

1871, Oct 18 Wrecked Lake Huron; owned Capt. Buckley, Buffalo, NY.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Donald V. Baut
Board of Lake Underwriters Marine Directory
Erik Heyl, Early American Steamers
Newspaper Clippings
John E. Poole notes, Bowling Green State University
Steamboat Era in the Muskokas by Richard Tatley
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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FISKE, WILLIAM (1856, Schooner)