LAWRENCE (1847, Schooner)


Year of Build:
1847
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Milwaukee, WI
Vessel Type:
Schooner
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
D. Merril & Co.
Original Owner:
Captain Lawrence
Power
Power:
Sail
Dimensions
Length:
120' 1"
Beam:
24' 5"
Depth:
10' 6"
Tonnage (old style):
284
Capacity:
12,000 bushels
Final Disposition
Final Location:
1 mile west of St. Helena Island.
Lake Michigan.
Final Depth:
8 fathoms; 48'
Final Cargo:
11,000 bushels wheat.
History

1847, Aug 31 Launched; enrolled Chicago, IL.

1847, Nov 17 Ran on reef off Bois Blanc Island, Detroit River in gale; sank.

1847, Dec 4 Raised; taken to Detroit.

1850, Apr 10 Bound Milwaukee, WI - Buffalo, NY, cut by ice & sunk.

1882, Aug 22 Captain Snow on tug BENNET recovered anchors & chains with diver John Dadd of Sheboygan; may attempt to raise.

1887, Jun 14 Wheel recovered & placed in steam yacht GAZELLE.

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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LAWRENCE (1847, Schooner)