DARIEN (1855, Schooner)


Year of Build:
1855
Official Number:
6142
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Milan, OH
Vessel Type:
Schooner
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Merry & Gay
Master Carpenter:
R. E. Steele
Original Owner and Location:
C. N. Reed, Erie, PA.
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
2
Dimensions
Length:
119'
Beam:
25'
Depth:
11'
Tonnage (old style):
298
Capacity:
14,500 bushels
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Presque Isle, MI.
Lake Huron.
Date:
31 Oct 1870
Final Depth:
11'
How:
Stranded.
Final Cargo:
Iron ore.
Notes:
Went ashore, sunk in 11' water & broke in two; all crew rescued by lighthouse tender WARRINGTON.
History

1855, Apr Launched.

1856, Nov Damaged in gale; sheltered Genessee River.

1858 Collided with schooner KEIPIE off Long Point, Lake Erie, with wheat.

1859, Sep Aground with wheat near Racine, WI.

1860 Owned Carrington & Stevens, Milan, OH; repaired.

1862 Repaired.

1863 Owned Lynch & Kellar, Oswego, NY.

1864, Oct Aground at Rondeau, Lake Erie; released.

1865 Owned Leander, Simoneau, Oswego; readmeasured; 221 gross tons.

1866 Owned Marsilliot & Kison, Cleveland, OH.

1866, Sep Damaged in collision with propeller EQUINOX at Cleveland.

1868 221.3 gross tons.

1870, Oct 31 Wrecked Presque Isle, MI, Lake Huron.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Donald V. Baut
Board of Lake Underwriters Marine Directory
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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DARIEN (1855, Schooner)