FARMER (1827, Schooner)


Year of Build:
1827
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Salem (Conneaut), OH
Vessel Type:
Schooner
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
John Richards
Original Owner and Location:
Christian Ford, Salem, OH.
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
2
Dimensions
Length:
61' 6"
Beam:
16' 4"
Depth:
5' 9"
Tonnage (old style):
51 50/95
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Lake Michigan.
Date:
  1863
How:
Lost.
Notes:
Capsized off New Buffalo; all crew lost; schooners HELEN KENT & MUSKEGON ashore same vicinity.
History

1827 Enrolled Cleveland, OH; also noted built Salem, OH.

1834, May 3 Owned Lysander Denny, Chautauque Co., NY with Walter Smith, Dunkirk.

1834, Jun 14 Owned Hugh Soper et al, Chautauque.

1836, Jul 15 Owned Darius Smith et al, Buffalo, NY; 55 57/95 tons.

1838, Jul 12 Owned David Smith et al, Buffalo.

1840, Mar 19 Owned Ruben Shelden & Joel Thayer, Buffalo.

1841, Apr 5 Owned Albert Powell et al, Ohio City, OH.

1843, Jul 25 Rebuilt Black River, OH; 72 8/95 tons, 66'8" x 17'9.5" x 6'10".

1846, Aug 20 Owned Alexander Seymour, Cleveland.

1848, Apr 6 86'8" x 18' x 6'10", 100 9/95 tons.

1848, Oct Arrived Buffalo, NY from Cleveland, OH with corn.

1851 100 tons.

1852, Apr 7 Owned L.H. Fox et al, Cleveland.

1853, May 16 Owned S.H. Fox & J.F. Tainter, Cleveland.

1857, Apr Ashore at Milwaukee, WI.

1858, Dec Wrecked St. Joseph, MI, Lake Michigan.

1862 Two enrollments Chicago, IL.

1863 Owned T. Duffey, Milwaukee, WI; 102 tons.

1863, Apr 4 Capsized Lake Erie off Buffalo, NY; loss of all 7 or 8 crew.

1863 Lost, Lake Michigan.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Donald V. Baut
Board of Lake Underwriters Marine Directory
C. E. Feltner Enrollments Database
Erik Heyl, Early American Steamers
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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FARMER (1827, Schooner)