DANUBE (1852, Barkentine)


Year of Build:
1852
Official Number:
6109
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Oswego, NY
Vessel Type:
Barkentine
Hull Materials:
Wood
Builder Name:
N. Collins
Original Owner:
Moses Merrick & John Miner
Ownership Notes:
Merrick & Co.
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
3
Dimensions
Length:
134'
Beam:
25.5'
Depth:
11.5'
Tonnage (old style):
369
Final Disposition
Date:
20 Nov 1890
How:
Documents surrendered; wrecked - total loss.
History

1853, May 9 Launched; fitted out in Oswego's West Harbor; one of largest vessels on Lake Ontario.

1853, Jul 5 First trip to Chicago, IL, laden with salt & lumber.

1854 369 tons; Oswego District.

1855, Jul 2 Grounded Peach Island, Lake St. Clair.

1856, Dec 2 Grounded Mackinac, Straits of Mackinac, iced in; released next spring.

1858, Apr Sprung leak on Lake Michigan; repaired Chicago.

1859, Oct 9 Grounded Cleveland, Lake Erie.

1860 Owned Chapin, Chicago.

1863 Owned A.B. Lyon, Chicago.

1863, May 19 Collided with brig ROBERT BURNS, Cheboygan, Lake Huron.

1863, Aug Grounded, St. Clair Flats.

1863, Sep Collided with steamer DREADNOUGHT, St. Clair River.

1864 Owned Sears, Buffalo, NY; 278 gross tons, 136.5 x 25.4 x 11.7'.

1866 Owned Hunter & Murdock, E. Saginaw, MI.

1866, Sep Collided with bark MAITLAND, Lake Huron.

1867, Sep 4 Enrolled Port Huron; owned A.H. Hunter, East Saginaw, MI.

1868, Apr 11 Owned Charles Cash, Algonac, MI.

1868, Jul 18 Damaged, possibly in collision.

1868, Jul 22 Changed to barge at Saginaw.

1870, Feb New deck & deck beams, A. & S.L. Smith's shipyard, Algonac.

1874 Repaired.

1878 Rebuilt.

1879 278 ton barge.

1884 Owned G. Janssen, East Saginaw.

1890, Nov 20 Documents surrendered, wrecked.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Board of Lake Underwriters Marine Directory
Erik Heyl, Early American Steamers
Newspaper Clippings
Newspaper Clippings
Steamboat Era in the Muskokas by Richard Tatley
Loudon G. Wilson
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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DANUBE (1852, Barkentine)