DAWN (1846, Schooner)


Year of Build:
1846
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Milan, OH
Vessel Type:
Schooner
Note: Scroll figurehead.
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
W.S. Lyon
Original Owner:
J.P. Clay
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
2
Dimensions
Length:
105'
Beam:
20' 4"
Depth:
8' 11"
Tonnage (old style):
202 37/95
Capacity:
8,000 bushels
Final Disposition
Final Location:
12 miles W Port Stanley, ONT.
Lake Erie.
Date:
21 Oct 1859
Final Depth:
60'
How:
Sank by collision with propeller NEW YORK.
Final Cargo:
Ballast.
History

1847, Apr 17 Launched.

1849 Sandudky District.

1851, May 1 Rigging damaged & waterlogged, Buffalo, Lake Erie.

1853, Oct 25 Collided with schooner RAMBLER, Lake Erie.

1855, Apr 28 Owned F. Waldorf (Walderf), Monroe, MI.

1855, Jul 9 Laden with corn & lumber, sank near Long Point, Lake Erie; raised the next week.

1856, May 22 Owned J.W. Sterling, et.al., Monroe.

1859, Oct 21 Sank by collision on Lake Erie.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Donald V. Baut
Burton Collection
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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DAWN (1846, Schooner)