GOLD HUNTER (1856, Schooner)


Year of Build:
1856
Official Number:
10340
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Cleveland, OH
Vessel Type:
Schooner
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Quayle & Martin
Original Owner and Location:
Mather & Company, Chicago, IL.
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
3
Dimensions
Length:
136'
Beam:
26.1'
Depth:
11.8'
Tonnage (old style):
386 84/95
Final Disposition
Final Location:
10 miles N. Sturgeon Point near Black River. Lake Huron.
Date:
6 Nov 1879
How:
Wrecked.
Final Cargo:
Iron Ore.
Notes:
Bound L'Anse - Cleveland, went ashore in storm after being abandoned by her tow steamer; later broke up. 1880, Sep Unsuccessful salvage attempts by tug FOREST CITY.
History

1856 - 65 Ten enrollments Chicago; cost $17,000; ready for sea.

1857 Enrolled Ogdensburg, NY.

1858, Aug Damaged in gale off Saginaw, MI, Lake Huron with cargo corn; arrived Buffalo, NY in tow of GORE.

1859, Apr Traveled through Saint Lawrence River through Montreal & Quebec for Cork, then Androsson Scotland & back; 47 days Montreal - Scotland with timber.

1861 Second trip to Liverpool, England.

1861 Nov 20 Owned Solomon Sturges.

1866 Owned Charles Harding, Chicago, IL; 271.6 tons.

1867 Wrecked Point Pelee; rebuilt.

1868 Large repairs; owned Milwaukee, WI.

1870, May Severely damaged by lightning, Lake Erie.

1871, Apr 20 Owned Samuel Oleson, Milwaukee; 134 x 26.2 x 10.9.

1871, Nov 6 Aground Manitoulin Island, Lake Huron.

1871, Nov 14 Aground Cabot Head, Georgian Bay.

1871, Dec Collision with propeller ST. PAUL, Lake Erie.

1872 Recovered & rebuilt, McClelland & Co., Milwaukee.

1874 Relaunched.

1877, Nov 5 Ashore Graham Shoal, Lake Huron.

1878, Aug Owned Brockway, Port Huron.

1879 Owned J.W. Ball et. al., Cleveland, OH.

1879, Nov 6 Wrecked Lake Huron.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
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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GOLD HUNTER (1856, Schooner)