EMPIRE STATE (1854, Brigantine)


Year of Build:
1854
Official Number:
7295
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Buffalo, NY
Vessel Type:
Brigantine
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
George S. Weeks
Master Carpenter:
O'Connor
Original Owner and Location:
P.S. Sherman et al, Buffalo, NY.
Ownership Notes:
M. Dimmick & Thomas P. Williams, Milwaukee.
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
2
Dimensions
Length:
126'
Beam:
29.6'
Depth:
11.2'
Tonnage (old style):
396 69/95
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Cape Vincent, NY.
Date:
  1903
How:
Burned.
History

1855, Dec Sunk at Milwaukee, WI with general cargo; raised.

1856, Aug Damaged in Lake Michigan gale.

1859, Jun 21 Repairs at Detroit following collision with schooner H.B. STEELE at Griswold St; rebuilt & strengthened.

1860 Owned Morse & Perrine, Buffalo, NY.

1863 Owned William O. Brown, Buffalo, NY; large repairs Jones shipyard.

1863, Aug Lost sails on Lake Michigan; repaired.

1863, Sep 22 Collision with grain laden vessel between Detroit & Malden, ONT.

1866 Repaired.

1869, May Damaged in collision with Chicago bridge.

1869, Nov Dismasted at Rondeau, Lake Erie, coal laden.

1871 298 gross ton barge.

1878 Rebuilt 1875.

1879 Owned W. McDonald, Chicago; described as schooner.

1903 Reported burned Cape Vincent, NY.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Board of Lake Underwriters Marine Directory
Newspaper Clippings
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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EMPIRE STATE (1854, Brigantine)