DEER (1849, Scow Schooner)


Year of Build:
1849
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Swan Creek, MI
Vessel Type:
Scow Schooner
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
George Meldrum
Original Owner and Location:
George Meldrum, Ira, St. Clair County, MI.
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
2
Dimensions
Length:
65'
Beam:
16' 6"
Depth:
5' 1"
Tonnage (old style):
48 87/97
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Near Chicago harbor mouth, IL.
Lake Michigan.
Date:
7 Nov 1857
How:
Foundered.
Final Cargo:
Wood.
Notes:
Tried to make harbor at night in a gale; went ashore north of piers; crew saved themselves before she went to pieces.
History

1849, May 26 Enrolled Detroit, MI.

1850, Jul 25 Owned Francis Dupre, Detroit.

1852, Mar 31 Owned John B. Dupre & Leander Simoneau, Detroit.

1852, May 25 Owned Leander Simoneau, Detroit.

1853, Oct 4 Owned Jerome Wild, Detroit.

1853, Oct 12 Owned Leander Simoneau, Detroit.

1853, Dec 21 Owned George W. Simmonds & Augustus Karsen, Algonac, MI.

1855, Feb 1 Owned Leander Simoneau, Detroit.

1855, Feb 1 Owned Joseph L. Miner & Byron Whitaker, Detroit.

1857, Nov 7 Owned Webster; wrecked, Lake Michigan.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Donald V. Baut
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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DEER (1849, Scow Schooner)