IMPERIAL (1857, Schooner)


Year of Build:
1857
Official Number:
12667
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Buffalo, NY
Vessel Type:
Schooner
Note: Scroll head.
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Benjamin B. Jones
Original Owner and Location:
Lake Navigation Co., Buffalo, NY.
Ownership Notes:
Henry C. Walker, president.
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
2
Dimensions
Length:
136'
Beam:
30'
Depth:
11'
Tonnage (old style):
437 80/95
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Near Hope Island, Georgian Bay.
Lake Huron.
Date:
17 Oct 1889
Final Depth:
200'
Final Cargo:
20,000 bushels grain or corn.
Notes:
Struck rock in gale & leaked heavily, ran for Hope Island but sank 4 miles out. 1889, Oct 30 Documents surrendered.
History

1858, May 20 Owned P.C. & Elizabeth Sherman, Buffalo, NY.

1859, May 12 Owned William K. Watson, Union, NY.

1860 Owned Sherman, Buffalo.

1860, Aug 14 Aground at Flats; taken off by steamer RUBY, cargo grain.

1860, Aug Collision with unknown vessel near Point Pelee, ONT.

1861, Sep 19 Owned Charlotte A. Watson, Buffalo.

1861, Nov Sprung foremast, Thunder Bay Island.

1862, Nov Lost centreboard, Lake Erie.

1863 Owned S.V.R. Watson, Buffalo.

1865, Apr 13 135 x 30 x 11.8', 299.39 gross / 284.43 net tons.

1866, Jan 31 Owned Harriet R. Watson, Buffalo.

1866, Aug Split foresail, Lake Erie.

1869, May 3 Owned McCabe, Jessamin & Berry, Buffalo.

1869, Sep Leaking, Point au Pelee, Lake Erie.

1871, Oct Collision, Lake Huron.

1871, Nov Damaged outfit, Lake Huron.

1872, Mar 29 Owned James Hayden, Milwaukee, WI.

1872, Jun Collision with barque J.S. AUSTIN, cargo lumber.

1874, Jul Outfit managed Lake Michigan.

1875, May 10 Owned Ella Hayden, Chicago, IL.

1875, Jun 30 Owned James M. Clew, Crystal Lake, IL.

1875, Aug Ashore Rowley's Bay, WI; rescued by tug KITTY SMOKE; repairs at Manitowoc, WI.

1875 - 76 Rebuilt.

1876, Jul 14 Owned Johnson & Tomson (or P. Johnston & O. Torrison), Manitowoc.

Three masts.

1883, Jun 14 Ran into schooner C.A. KING off Cat Head Point, WI; C.A. KING towed her to Traverse Bay, where steamer CITY OF GRAND RAPIDS towed her to Lockport.

1885, Nov 14 Lost deck load, Thunder Bay, Lake Huron.

1889, Oct 17 Sunk.

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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IMPERIAL (1857, Schooner)