EQUATOR (1842, Schooner)


Year of Build:
1842
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Black River (Charleston), OH
Vessel Type:
Schooner
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
W. S. Lyon
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
2
Dimensions
Length:
85'
Beam:
20.2'
Depth:
8.6'
History

1842 Enrolled Cleveland, OH.

1843, Sep 23 Sank in collision with steamer ROCHESTER off Conneaut, OH, Lake Erie bound Detroit - Buffalo; cargo 1,200 barrels flour & other produce.

1844 - 47 Two enrollments Buffalo, NY.

1847, Feb Owned C. D. Spards, Buffalo, NY.

1847, Oct 20 Ashore South Manitou, lumber laden.

1848 Enrolled Mackinac, MI.

1849 Buffalo Creek District 131.51 tons.

1850 - 53 Two enrollments Chicago, IL.

1853 Enrolled Milwaukee, WI.

1854, Apr Beached near Sheboygan, WI, Lake Michigan.

1854, Jun 9 Beached; vessel sold public auction.

1854, Oct 8 Ashore Manitou Island, Lake Michigan.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Donald V. Baut
C. E. Feltner Enrollments Database
Erik Heyl, Early American Steamers
Newspaper Clippings
H. G. Runge Collection, Milwaukee Public Library
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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EQUATOR (1842, Schooner)