LEADER (1856, Schooner)


Year of Build:
1856
Official Number:
14714
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Black River (Lorain), OH
Vessel Type:
Schooner
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
W.S. Lyon
Original Owner and Location:
C.H. Livingston & E.P. Frank, Elyria, OH.
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
2
Dimensions
Length:
131'
Beam:
20' 2.64"
Depth:
10' 8"
Tonnage (old style):
339 43/95
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Above Belle Isle.
Detroit River.
Date:
9 Aug 1899
How:
Sank.
Notes:
Sunk in collision with barge DUNSMORE, August 9, 1899; wreck dynamited October 1900 as a hazard to navigation.
History

1856, Apr Launched.

1856, May 3 Enrolled Cleveland, OH.

1859 Enrolled Sandusky, OH.

1862 Enrolled Chicago, IL.

1862, Aug Collision with schooner LOOKOUT at Chicago.

1863 Owned George Barney, Sandusky; repaired.

1864 Enrolled Detroit, readmeasured 247 gross tons, 134 x 26.16 x10.42'.

1866 Owned D. Whitney, Detroit, MI.

1869, Jul Damaged in heavy weather, Lake Erie.

1870, Jun 23 Changed to unrigged barge.

1871, Mar Sails & outfit burned at Detroit, Detroit River.

1872, Apr 26 Owned N. Mills, Marysville, MI.

1876 Same owner, repaired & rebuilt.

1881 Towed by steamer N. MILLS, in Bay City - Cleveland lumber trade.

1888, Apr 20 Enrolled Port Huron.

1899, Dec 27 Document surrendered "Abandoned head of Belle Isle, Detroit".

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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