BARBARIAN (1855, Schooner)


Year of Build:
1855
Official Number:
2137
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Oswego, NY
Vessel Type:
Schooner
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
A. Miller & Co.
Original Owner:
Smith & Post
Power
Power:
Sail
Dimensions
Length:
135.2'
Beam:
25.8'
Depth:
11.2'
Tonnage (old style):
357
Capacity:
17,500 bu
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Off Milwaukee, WI.
Lake Michigan.
Date:
25 Oct 1898
How:
Wrecked.
Final Cargo:
Railroad ties.
Notes:
Blown ashore & wrecked.
History

1855-61 Five enrollments Oswego, NY.

1855, Aug Launched; maiden voyage to Milwaukee with lumber.

1860 Owned Smith, Post, & Bates, Oswego, NY.

1862, Apr 3 Owned Charles Harding, Chicago, IL.

1863 Owned Harding & Hall, Chicago, IL.

1865 Readmeasured 297 gross tons.

1866 Owned Hall, Chicago, IL; repaired.

1873 Large repairs.

1876 Owned O. Williams, Chicago, IL.

1879 Owned Michelson, Chicago, IL.

1881, Apr 8 New spars, decks, cabin, topmast, boom, gaffs, rail, bulworks, & deck frames, Wolverine Dry Dock, Port Huron, MI.

1881, Nov 13 Ashore St. Helena Island, Lake Michigan; released 2 days later.

1882, Aug 8 Ashore Beaver Island, Lake Michigan; badly damaged aft, repaired Milwaukee, WI; owned Thomas Hood, Chicago.

1887, May 3 Ashore St. Clair flats.

1898, Oct Wrecked off Milwaukee.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Board of Lake Underwriters Marine Directory
C. E. Feltner Enrollments Database
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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BARBARIAN (1855, Schooner)