EXPRESS (1864, Schooner)


Year of Build:
1864
Official Number:
7511
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Sheboygan, WI
Vessel Type:
Schooner
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
C. Huntley
Original Owner:
A.P. Lyman
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
2
Dimensions
Tonnage (old style):
301
Final Disposition
Final Location:
23 mi. from Amsterdam, WI.
Lake Michigan.

Date:
19 Apr 1878
How:
Foundered.
Notes:
Foundered following a collision in dense fog with steamer JOHN A. DIX; abandoned after a 23 mi. pull.
History

1864, Jun 16 Enrolled Milwaukee, WI; used on Ontonagon River to ferry supplies to mining sites.

1865, Apr 8 Readmeasured, 244.08 gross tons.

1868, Mar 23 Owned James Slauson, Racine, WI.

1869, Nov Damaged on Lake Michigan gale.

1871 New decks.

1873, Apr 14 Rebuilt & readmeasured, 120.3 x 30.2 x 8.6'; owned William Law, Chicago, IL.

1874 Damaged in Lake Michigan gale.

1877 Dec 6 Rebuilt, Manitowoc, WI.

1878, Apr 19 Foundered after colliding with JOHN A. DIX in fog at Amsterdam, WI.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Donald V. Baut
Board of Lake Underwriters Marine Directory
Enrollments, U.S. National Archives
C. Patrick Labadie
Newspaper Clippings
John E. Poole notes, Bowling Green State University
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

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EXPRESS (1864, Schooner)