ESSEX (1856, Schooner)


Year of Build:
1856
Official Number:
7304
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Portmouth (East Saginaw), MI
Vessel Type:
Schooner
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Samuel J. Trip
Original Owner and Location:
H.D. Braddock & Co., Portsmouth, Saginaw Co, MI.
Ownership Notes:
Henry D. Braddock, Elbert Hoogland & Samuel P. Hart.
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
3
Dimensions
Length:
117' 4"
Beam:
28' 3"
Depth:
9' 9"
Tonnage (old style):
287 45/95
History

1858, Apr 29 Owned Shepard, Sherriff & Smith, Chicago, IL; disabled in storm near Manitou Islands.

1860 Owned Sheppard & Co., Chicago.

1861 Owned J. Smith & Co., Chicago.

1863 Owned James Smith, Chicago.

1864 Large repairs.

1865 Readmeasured 204.24 gross tons.

1866 Owned Sherriff & Smith, Chicago.

1867, Oct 10 Wrecked on Wangoshance Reef, Lake Michigan; repaired; owned Frank & James W. Lawrence.

1874 Lost.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Donald V. Baut
Board of Lake Underwriters Marine Directory
Newspaper Clippings
Peter J. VanderLinden
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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ESSEX (1856, Schooner)