EDITH (1851, Schooner)


Year of Build:
1851
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Bronte, ONT
Vessel Type:
Schooner
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
William Ashman
Original Owner and Location:
T.C. Kerr, Hamilton, ONT.
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
2
Dimensions
Length:
67'
Beam:
18.6'
Depth:
7.4'
Tonnage (old style):
80
History

1854, Mar 4 Owned M.W. Browne, Hamilton, ONT.

1854, Nov 6 Sank near Presque Isle, ONT; crew rescued by schooner CHARLOTTE.

1855, May 7 Owned Z. Palmeter, Hamilton, ONT.

1855, Nov Sunk, Niagara River with ballast stone.

1856, Jan Raised; sinking was intentional.

1860, Nov 24 Aground Stoney Point, Lake Ontario.

1863, Jul 18 Owned R.A. Norman & William Abercrombie, Picton, ONT.

1864, Jan 13 Owned W. Abercrombie & J.W. Langmuire, Picton.

1865, Apr 15 Owned S. Nelson & G.P. Cameron, Marysburg, ONT.

1865, Aug 7 Owned George P. Cameron.

1865, Nov Caught in a Lake Erie gale with little damage.

1870, Jul Wrecked in collision with propeller BRISTOL off Port Oshawa; sank in tow in 18 feet water near mouth Whitby harbor.

1876, May 16 Owned Horace Yeamans, Belleville, ONT; lost before 1882.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Donald V. Baut
Canadian Registers
Erik Heyl, Early American Steamers
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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EDITH (1851, Schooner)