FARWELL, L. J. (1856, Schooner)

Year of Build:
Official Number:
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Black River, OH
Vessel Type:
Hull Materials:
Number of Decks:
Builder Name:
George or W. Jones
131' 5.76"
25' 11.04"
11' 2.28"
Tonnage (old style):
353 89/95

1856, Oct Aground Belle Island, Detroit River; released.

1858, Jun Owned G.W. Jones, Cleveland, OH.

1858, Oct Damage, 400 bushels wheat.

1860 Owned T. Branch, Milwaukee, WI.

1862, Jun Struck pier, Cleveland harbor, with cargo iron ore.

1862, Jul Collision with brig GLOBE on Lake St. George.

1863 Owned G. W. Jones, Cleveland, OH.

1863, Jul Collision with propeller MENDOTA, St. Clair River.

1863, Aug Sunk at mouth St. Mary River with cargo iron ore; stripped & abandoned.

1865, Aug 27 Schooner MOSELLE outfitting to raise this vessel.

1866 Large repairs.

1868 Owned Buffalo, NY; 265.25 gross tons.

1869, Aug Damaged in collision with propeller DEAN RICHMOND at Buffalo, NY.

1870 Large repairs.

1871 Owned Talcott & Co., Buffalo.

1873 Repaired.

1874, Aug Ashore Detroit River.

1875, Sep Sunk in collision with Grand Trunk Railway Dock at Marine City, MI, grain laden.

1876 Owned Cardinell et al, Buffalo.

1888 Sunk Erie Basin; owned Connelly Brothers.

1889, May 24 Owned John Pringle; will raise & rebuild Algonac, MI.

1899 Owned Andrew Kelley; 130 x 26 x 10', 265 gross / 251 net tons.

1900 Same owner, Buffalo, NY; 130 x 25.8 x 10.4.

1901 Out of registry.

From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
American Bureau of Shipping
Beesons Marine Directory
Board of Lake Underwriters Marine Directory
Erik Heyl, Early American Steamers
Inland Seas, Great Lakes Historical Society
Newspaper Clippings
Lorne Joyce
Peter J. VanderLinden
Alpena County George N. Fletcher Public Library
WWW address
Agency street/mail address

211 N. First Ave.
Alpena, Michigan 49707

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FARWELL, L. J. (1856, Schooner)