EMPIRE (1847, Schooner)


Year of Build:
1847
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Niagara, ONT
Vessel Type:
Schooner
Note: Also seen as bark.
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
3
Dimensions
Tonnage (old style):
300
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Marblehead, near Sandusky, OH.
Lake Erie.
Date:
4 May 1857
How:
Wrecked.
Final Cargo:
Shaped timbers, 2 horses.
Notes:
Loss of 13 lives; capsized & broke up in gale.
History

1846, Mar 15 Damaged in freshet on Lake Erie.

1849, Nov 8 Ashore above Black River.

1851, Sep 8 Aground Point au Pelee, Lake Erie; released

1854 Owned Henry Waters & Co., Port Dover, ONT.

1855 Ran Kingston, ONT - Port Colborne, ONT.

1856, Nov 15 Arrived Cleveland with flour.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Board of Lake Underwriters Marine Directory
Erik Heyl, Early American Steamers
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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EMPIRE (1847, Schooner)