BREWSTER, WILLIAM (1838, Schooner)


Year of Build:
1838
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Sault Ste. Marie, MI
Vessel Type:
Schooner
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Philo M. Moris
Original Owner and Location:
Ramsay Crooks et al, Michilimackinac, MI
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
2
Dimensions
Length:
60' 9"
Beam:
17' 8"
Depth:
7'  1 1/2"
Tonnage (old style):
73 9/95
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Off Fairport, or Ashtabula, OH.
Lake Erie.
Date:
10 Nov 1852
How:
Capsized & drifted ashore.
Notes:
Bound Long Point, ONT-Cleveland, OH, 7 + lost, including crew from wrecked BUFFALO (Long Point, Nov 7). Owned S.S. Francisco?
History

1838, Aug 3 Owned Samuel Abbott, Ransay Crooks, Benjamin Clapp et al, Michilimackinac.

1842, Sep Owned American Fur Co., NY.

1843 Portage out of Lake Superior.

1848 Ran Buffalo-Cleveland with grain.

1849 Registered Cuyahoga District.

1851, Apr 8 Ashore Pt. Burwell, ONT.

1852, Nov 10 Wrecked.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Donald V. Baut
Board of Lake Underwriters Marine Directory
Burton Collection
Erik Heyl, Early American Steamers
Monograph
Newspaper Clippings
John E. Poole notes, Bowling Green State University
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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BREWSTER, WILLIAM (1838, Schooner)