ELLINGTON (1847, Schooner)


Year of Build:
1847
Official Number:
7235
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Vermillion, OH
Vessel Type:
Schooner
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
J. Keating
Original Owner:
Alva Bradley
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
2
Dimensions
Length:
101.8'
Beam:
22.6'
Depth:
8.4'
History

1847, May 19 Arrived Buffalo from Vermillion, OH; maiden voyage.

1848 Ran Vermillion & Buffalo grain trade.

1852, Apr 27 Sunk schooner ELLEN D. in collision, Buffalo Harbor.

1858, Jul 20 Owned John Varner, Cleveland, OH; 101'6" x 22'3" x 9', 185 83/95 tons.

1858, Oct Collision with schooner BUCKINGHAM in Buffalo Harbor, with schooners CAIRO & N.P. GOODELL.

1862, May Ashore Point aux Barques, Lake Huron; repaired Detroit, MI.

1863, Aug Disabled in squall, Lake Huron; repaired.

1864 Owned John Varner, Cleveland.

1866 Owned J. Montgomery, Buffalo.

1867 Owned Buffalo; readmeasured 142.83 gross tons; official #US7235.

1868, Apr 14 Owned Rowland Tefft, St. Clair, MI.

1869, Aug 15 Sank, Maumee River in collision with raft.

1869, Sep 6 Sunk in gale, Port Maitland, Lake Erie; recovered.

1871 Owned R. Cardinell, Buffalo.

1873, Oct 30 Sank, Buffalo harbor in storm, cargo stone blocks.

1874, Jul Collision with bark J.C.KING on Lake Michigan.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Donald V. Baut
Board of Lake Underwriters Marine Directory
Canadian Sessional Papers
Enrollments, U.S. National Archives
Erik Heyl, Early American Steamers
Newspaper Clippings
Quayle, Detroit and St. Clair River Towing Association
H. G. Runge Collection, Milwaukee Public Library
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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ELLINGTON (1847, Schooner)