THORNTON (1853, Schooner)


Year of Build:
1853
Official Number:
24105
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Buffalo, NY
Vessel Type:
Schooner
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Bidwell & Banta
Original Owner and Location:
Fitzhugh & Company, Oswego, New York
Power
Power:
Sail
Dimensions
Length:
144'
Beam:
26'
Depth:
10.5'
Tonnage (old style):
355
Tonnage (gross):
274
Capacity:
16000 bushel
Final Disposition
Final Location:
15 miles southeast False Detour passage, Lake Huron
Date:
26 Aug 1870
How:
Foundered
Final Cargo:
Ore
Notes:
Foundered near foot Cockburn Island in heavy weather; crew escaped in yawl
History

1853 Enrolled Oswego, New York

1853, September Launched, Oswego

1857 Repaired

1860 Owned William Baldwin, Oswego

1860, July Damaged in collision with scow off Point aux Barques

1862 Large repairs

1863 Owned Baldwin & Johnson

1865 Owned Clement & Town, Oswego; 274 gross tons

1866 Owned W.R. Town, Oswego

1868 274.07 gross tons; US24105

1870 Repaired, Cleveland Dry Dock Company

1870, September 2 Owned Palmer & Pennington, Cleveland; sank, 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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THORNTON (1853, Schooner)