WATER WITCH (1853, Barkentine)


Year of Build:
1853
Official Number:
42742
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Montreal, QUE
Vessel Type:
Barkentine
Note: 1 deck & poop deck.
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Augustin Cantin
Original Owner and Location:
Edward Berry, Quebec, QUE
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
3
Dimensions
Length:
131.8'
Beam:
23.6'
Depth:
11'
Tonnage (old style):
289 23/95
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Several miles off Timber Island.
Lake Ontario.
Date:
24 Oct 1869
Final Depth:
200-300'
How:
Capsized & foundered in squall
Final Cargo:
Iron.
History

1853 Sailed to Liverpool, England with cargo of flour.

1854, Dec 26 Owned John Campbell, Kingston, ONT.

1860 Owned Walker & Barry, Kingston; 430 tons.

1862 Major repairs; 365 tons.

1863 Owned R.R. Perryn, Kingston; 392 tons.

1866 Owned A. Finnimore, Kingston; 365 tons.

1869, Oct 24 Foundered Lake Ontario; owned James Swift, Kingston.

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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WATER WITCH (1853, Barkentine)