FAIR AMERICAN (1804, Schooner)


Year of Build:
1804
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Oswego, NY
Vessel Type:
Schooner
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
2
Dimensions
Length:
64'
Beam:
18.6'
Depth:
8'
Tonnage (old style):
82.54
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Off mouth of Salmon River.
Lake Ontario.
Date:
 Oct 1818
How:
Driven ashore in storm & wrecked.
History

1804 First American vessel built on Lake Ontario.

1812 Owned Matthew McNair, Oswego; purchased by U.S. Government, armed with 2 guns, sailed in Commodore Chauncey's Fleet.

1814 Returned to commercial service.

1815, Aug 10 Enrolled Oswego.

1818, Oct Lost on Lake Ontario.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Brendon Baillod
Enrollments, U.S. National Archives
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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FAIR AMERICAN (1804, Schooner)