FERGUSON, DAVID (1853, Brigantine)


Year of Build:
1853
Official Number:
6098
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Port Huron, MI
Vessel Type:
Brigantine
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
George Barber
Original Owner and Location:
W.B. Hibbard & James Porter, Milwaukee, WI.
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
2
Dimensions
Length:
130.4'
Beam:
26.8'
Depth:
9.8'
Tonnage (old style):
320 15/95
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Saginaw River near West Bay City, MI.
Lake Huron.
Date:
  1907
How:
Wrecked & abandoned.
Notes:
Wrecked in storm, abandoned.
History

1853, May 12 Launched; enrolled Milwaukee, WI.

1854, Apr Patent steerer installed on rudder head.

1854, Sep Collision with schooner GRAND TURK on St. Clair River.

1856, May 15 Ran on reef in North Passage, Lake Erie, off East Sister Island; jettisoned 413 barrels to release her; later damaged in collision on St. Clair Flats.

1860, Sep 21 Collision with schooner ALMA between Buffalo & Erie.

1861, Jul Collision with brig MAYFLOWER on St. Clair Flats; rebuilt.

1863, Aug Collision with schooner J.H. DRAKE on St. Clair River.

1864 Owned E. St.John Bemis, Buffalo, NY.

1865, Jun Dismasted Lake Huron; rebuilt, rerigged as 2 mast fore & aft schooner; 223.47 gross / 212.30 net tons; owned J.C. Harrison, Buffalo, NY.

1869, Jul Damaged in heavy weather, Lake Michigan.

1870 Large repairs.

1870, Aug Ashore Cove Island, Georgian Bay, Lake Huron; lumber laden for Cleveland, OH.

1871, Jul Sunk, Eagle Harbor, Lake Superior; raised.

1871, Oct 18 On reef & waterlogged Kincardine, ONT with 14,000 bushels wheat; released by tug U.S. GRANT.

1876 Owned Buchley, Chicago, IL.

1879, Oct 7 Owned E.J. Vance, Bay City; towed by BENTON in lumber trade.

1884 - 85 Made a sloop - one mast.

1887, Apr 6 Owned R.M. Bradley, Bay City; towed by BURLINGTON, B BRADLEY & JAMES P. DONALDSON.

1890, Mar 2 Barge with 2 short masts.

1896, Oct 7 Owned Allson Trudo, Augres, MI.

1900, Feb 14 Redocumented as barge.

1900, Jun 30 Dismasted with coal.

1902 Capacity 275,000 board feet lumber.

1907, Fall Mauled & dismasted by storm; abandoned Saginaw River.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
American Bureau of Shipping
Beesons Marine Directory
Board of Lake Underwriters Marine Directory
C. Patrick Labadie
Newspaper Clippings
Steamboat Era in the Muskokas by Richard Tatley
Peter J. VanderLinden
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

FERGUSON, DAVID (1853, Brigantine)
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FERGUSON, DAVID (1853, Brigantine)