FLORENCE (1848, Schooner)


Year of Build:
1848
Official Number:
9193
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Black River, NY
Vessel Type:
Schooner
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
G.W. Jones
Original Owner and Location:
Altman & Hass, Buffalo, NY.
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
2
Dimensions
Length:
87' 7"
Beam:
19' 9"
Depth:
7' 9"
Tonnage (old style):
119 48/95
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Near Free Soil, MI.
Lake Michigan.
Date:
8 Jul 1876
How:
Stranded.
Notes:
Reported ashore in storm & stripped; total loss.
History

1848 Ran Huron - Buffalo with wheat.

1848, Nov 11 Ashore near Buffalo Harbor.

1852, May 18 Collision on Lake Erie with steamer LADY ELGIN.

1852, Oct 2 Owned G.S. Lester, Detroit, MI.

1853, Apr 4 Owned E.B. Paxton, Detroit.

1853, Sep 7 Owned Joseph M. Sterling & William A. Noble, Monroe, MI.

1862 Repaired.

1864 Owned Hermann Zoehrlaut et al, Milwaukee, WI.

1866 Owned Geo. Peterson, Chicago, IL.

1868 Repaired; 89 gross tons.

1873 Owned Merryville, Chicago.

1874 Repaired Manitowoc, WI.

1876 Owned Thompson.

1876, Jul Stranded, Lake Michigan.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
C. E. Feltner Enrollments Database
C. Patrick Labadie
Newspaper Clippings
Steamboat Era in the Muskokas by Richard Tatley
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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FLORENCE (1848, Schooner)