CERRO GORDO (1847, Scow Schooner)


Year of Build:
1847
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Painesville, OH
Vessel Type:
Scow Schooner
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
2
Dimensions
Length:
81'
Beam:
20'
Depth:
4'
Tonnage (old style):
58 10/95
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Off Lakeport, MI.
Lake Huron.
Date:
18 Aug 1858
How:
Capsized.
Final Cargo:
Telegraph poles.
Notes:
Sprung leak in severe gale, capsized & driven ashore. Crew safe.
History

1847, Oct 1 Enrolled Cleveland, OH.

1849, May 5 Owned R.W. Skinner, Painesville, OH.

1852 Enrolled Sandusky.

1854, Apr 21 Owned Simeon Burk, Detroit, MI.

1856, Jun 27 Owned Moses Stone, Detroit.

1857, Mar 19 Owned Andrew Bates, Detroit.

1858 Capsized, Lake Huron.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Board of Lake Underwriters Marine Directory
C. E. Feltner Enrollments Database
Erik Heyl, Early American Steamers
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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CERRO GORDO (1847, Scow Schooner)