EMPIRE (1844, Brig)


Year of Build:
1844
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Euclid, OH
Vessel Type:
Brig
Number of Decks:
1
Original Owner:
Kinne & Co.
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
2
Dimensions
Length:
125' 7"
Beam:
26' 11"
Depth:
9' 7"
Tonnage (old style):
297 30/95
Final Disposition
Final Location:
45 miles from mouth of St. Clair River.
Date:
1 Nov 1848
Final Depth:
24'
How:
Sunk.
Final Cargo:
Heavy freight.
Notes:
Collision with propeller PRINCETON.
History

1844 - 48 Four enrollments, Buffalo, NY.

1846, Jun Lost main top mast & top gallant mast on Lake Huron; repaired Mackinaw.

1847, Apr 18 Beached near Huron, OH; cargo salt.

1847, Jun Collision with steamer OREGON in Saginaw Bay.

1848, Nov 1 Sunk 24' water, 45 mi. from mouth of St. Clair River in collision with propeller PRINCETON; owned William O. Brown, Buffalo, NY.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Donald V. Baut
C. E. Feltner Enrollments Database
Erik Heyl, Early American Steamers
Newspaper Clippings
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 (1844, Brig)