PEERLESS (1853, Schooner)


Year of Build:
1853
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Bronte, ONT
Vessel Type:
Schooner
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Melancthon Simpson
Original Owner:
Thomas C. Chisholm, Benjamin Higaman & John Belyea
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
2
Dimensions
Length:
105.5'
Beam:
22.1'
Depth:
9.3'
Tonnage (old style):
262
Final Disposition
Final Location:
12 miles south St. Petre.
Lake Ontario.
Date:
26 Sep 1883
Final Cargo:
Iron ore.
Notes:
Bound Belleville, ONT - Cleveland, ONT, sank in a gale.
History

1855, Nov 21 Damaged in Lake Erie gale near Rondeau, bound Kingston - Chatham with stone.

1857, Nov 24 Aground Presque Isle, Lake Ontario.

1860 Owned Bergen & Company, Bronte, ONT.

1862, Oct 10 Owned Frank Jackman & Robert Cook, Toronto, ONT.

1863, Nov 10 Owned John Proctor, Hamilton, ONT.

1864 Owned Robert Owens, Bronte, ONT.

1866 Rebuilt St. Catharines, ONT by Lewis Shickluna; 107 x 24 x 11.2, 222 gross tons; seen this year only as Q.D. ROBERTS.

1866, Jun 10 Owned Hugo B. & Edward B. Rathbun, Mill Point.

1871 Owned Owen Roberts, Hamilton, ONT.

1874 Repaired.

1875, Jun Owned Mary Savage, Wellington, ONT.

1875, October Ashore Nine Mile Point, Lake Ontario; all but 1 lost.

1877 Repaired.

1878 Owned H.B. & E.W. Rathbun; registered Oakville.

1879 Owned James Savage, Hamilton, ONT.

1883, Sep 26 Sunk, Lake Ontario.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
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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PEERLESS (1853, Schooner)