EMPIRE STATE (1853, Schooner)


Year of Build:
1853
Official Number:
7816
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Milan, OH
Vessel Type:
Schooner
Note: Fore & aft.
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
E. Bates
Original Owner:
Oscar H. Hastings
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
2
Dimensions
Length:
136.5'
Beam:
25' 8"
Depth:
12' 7"
Tonnage (old style):
257
Final Disposition
Final Location:
North Point Reef.
Lake Huron.
Date:
8 Nov 1877
How:
Wrecked.
Final Cargo:
Iron ore.
Notes:
Bound Marquette, MI for cleveland, OH; ashore Thunder Bay during storm.
History

1853, May 25 Enrolled Oswego, NY.

1862, May 27 Hastings, Gilbert Mollison, & Tracy Corrwell; 411 61/95 tons; rebuilt St. Catharines, ONT by Louis Schickluna.

1865, Apr 17 317.81 tons.

1868 US7816; Oswego, NY owners.

1869, Mar 30 Owned John D. Bothwell, Cleveland, OH.

1870 New deck.

1871 Owned J.D. Bothwell, Cleveland, OH.

1874 Rebuilt from bark to schooner at Hitchcock's yard, Saginaw, MI.

1877, Nov 8 Wrecked Lake Huron.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Board of Lake Underwriters Marine Directory
Enrollments, U.S. National Archives
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 STATE (1853, Schooner)