ECLIPSE (1852, Schooner)


Year of Build:
1852
Official Number:
7517
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Milan, OH
Vessel Type:
Schooner
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Hanson or E. Bates
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
2
Dimensions
Length:
109'
Beam:
23' 6"
Depth:
9' 10"
Tonnage (old style):
230 83/95
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Big Sable Point.
Lake Michigan.
Date:
24 Nov 1882
How:
Sank.
Final Cargo:
Shingles.
Notes:
Bound Manistee, MI - Chicago, IL, driven on a rocky reef in freezing gale; one life lost. Survivors rescued by Lifesaving Service.
History

1852, Sep 26 Ran Milan, OH - Buffalo, NY with staves & wool.

1853 Ran on new line Buffalo - Chicago, IL.

1854 Owned at Sandusky, OH.

1856, Aug Leaked; cargo railroad iron; repaired Detroit.

1860 Owned E. Bates, Milan.

1862 Large repairs.

1863 Owned J.W. Brown, Chicago.

1865 192 gross tons.

1866 Owned Jones & Myers, Buffalo.

1866, Sep Lost sails & rigging, Green Bay, Lake Michigan.

1868 192.58 gross tons, Racine District.

1869, Nov 20 Broke moorings, holed & sank at Kenosha, WI.

1870 Major repairs.

1871 Owned W.B. Selkirk, Racine, WI.

1871, Oct Burned in Chicago fire.

1874 Rebuilt.

1876 Owned Hanson, Waukegan, IL.

1877, Oct 11 Sprang leak & sank at Manitowoc, WI; repaired.

1880, Oct 16 Aground, Ludington, Lake Michigan; released by tug WHEELER.

1882, Nov 24 Wrecked Lake Michigan with schooner SIGEL.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Board of Lake Underwriters Marine Directory
C. E. Feltner Enrollments Database
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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ECLIPSE (1852, Schooner)