CHAMPION (1844, Schooner)


Year of Build:
1844
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Milwaukee, WI
Vessel Type:
Schooner
Note: Described in some sources as a scow-schooner.
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
S. Fayman
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
2
Dimensions
Tonnage (old style):
205
Final Disposition
Final Location:
5 miles south of Milwaukee, WI.
Lake Michigan.
Date:
13 Sep 1860
How:
Capsized.
Final Cargo:
None.
History

1844 - 45 Enrolled Detroit, MI.

1844, Dec Stranded Traverse Bay; released Jul 4, 1845.

1847, Nov 24 Ashore Bois Blanc Island, 5 miles from Mackinac; owned Mr. Sweet, Milwaukee, WI.

1847 - 57 Enrolled Chicago, IL.

1848, Spring Salvaged, repaired at Milwaukee.

1851, Nov 8 Lost sails, Lake Erie.

1853, Nov 9 Went ashore Grand River, OH; owned R. Winslow.

1857 Repaired; new topsides.

1860 Owned J. Wilde & Sons, Chicago, IL.

1860, Sep 13 Capsized Lake Michigan; crew of 8 rescued by propeller PLYMOUTH.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
C. E. Feltner Enrollments Database
Erik Heyl, Early American Steamers
Newspaper Clippings
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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CHAMPION (1844, Schooner)