WILD ROVER (1855, Schooner)


Year of Build:
1855
Official Number:
26238
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Milan, OH
Vessel Type:
Schooner
Builder Name:
Eli Bates
Original Owner and Location:
Eli Bates, Milan, Ohio
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
2
Dimensions
Length:
117' 6"
Beam:
24' 8"
Depth:
10' 11"
Tonnage (old style):
290
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Long Point, Lake Erie
Date:
4 Nov 1874
How:
Storm
Final Cargo:
Building stone
Notes:
Ashore in storm & fog, went to pieces No loss of life reported
History

1855 Enrolled Sandusky, Ohio

1859 Owned Bliss O. Wilcox, et.al., Fairport, Ohio

1860 Ashore South Bay Point, Lake Ontario; released

1862, September 8 Lost man overboard off Point Abino, Lake Erie

1863 Owned Wilcox & Fountain, Fairport

1865 Rebuilt, readmeasured, 213.79 gross tons

1866, July Sunk in St.Lawrence River, off Brockville with cargo corn

for Ogdensburg, New York; raised & repaired

1871 Owned Jno. McKay, Cleveland, Ohio

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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WILD ROVER (1855, Schooner)