CROSS, E. W. (1856, Brigantine)


Year of Build:
1856
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Oswego, NY
Vessel Type:
Brigantine
Hull Materials:
Wood
Builder Name:
G. M. Rogers
Original Owner and Location:
Colborne & Keating, Oswego, NY.
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
2
Dimensions
Length:
132'
Beam:
26' 2"
Depth:
12'
Tonnage (old style):
406
Capacity:
18,500 bushels
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Off Chicago, IL.
Lake Michigan.
Date:
1 Dec 1868
How:
Capsized.
Notes:
Total loss.
History

1856, May 6 Launched; ran Eagle line.

1856 - 58 Enrolled Oswego, NY.

1858, Apr Damaged in Lake Huron gale.

1858, Sep Sprung leak in Lake Michigan gale, cargo wheat; harbored Milwaukee, WI.

1860 Owned Clark, Oswego.

1863 Owned Baldwin & Johnson, Oswego, NY; large repairs.

1863, May Struck bridge & damaged rigging, Chicago, IL.

1864 Owned J. Prindiville, Chicago.

1865, Aug 6 Sunk by schooner A. BAENSCH off Chicago; recovered & converted to barge, 301 gross tons.

1866, Sep Capsized off Chicago, Lake Michigan; recovered.

1868, Dec 1 Capsized Chicago.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Donald V. Baut
Board of Lake Underwriters Marine Directory
Newspaper Clippings
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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CROSS, E. W. (1856, Brigantine)