GRAMPUS (1845, Barkentine)


Year of Build:
1845
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Hamilton, ONT
Vessel Type:
Barkentine
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
3
Dimensions
Length:
160'
Beam:
26'
Depth:
14'
Tonnage (old style):
400
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Off Ft. Ontario, Oswego, NY.
Lake Ontario.
Date:
20 Nov 1846
How:
Storm.
Final Cargo:
Squared oak timber.
Notes:
Blown from dock, went onto rocks & broke in half; crew rescued by U.S. Revenue Cutter DALLAS. Site later known as Grampus Bay.
History

1845, Nov 27 Carried 4,718 barrels flour, Toronto - Kingston; largest cargo to date.

1846, Oct Dismasted in storm Oswego, NY, Lake Ontario; towed to port by US Cutter JEFFERSON, repaired.

1846, Nov 20 Wrecked Oswego while reloading cargo.

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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GRAMPUS (1845, Barkentine)