MANHATTAN (1836, Brig)


Year of Build:
1836
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Detroit, MI
Vessel Type:
Brig
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Oliver Newberry
Original Owner and Location:
Oliver Newberry, Detroit, MI.
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
2
Dimensions
Length:
105'
Beam:
26' 8"
Depth:
8'
Tonnage (old style):
274 76/96
History

1836 Enrolled Detroit; largest square rigged vessel in operation on the Lakes.

1837, Dec Beached in gale, Lake Michigan.

1838, Nov 7 Ashore above Point Abino, Lake Erie, bound Buffalo, NY for Chicago with merchandise & salt; cargo salvaged by steamer CHESAPEAKE.

1844 Enrolled Sackett's Harbor, NY; probably rebuilt 143 tons.

1844 - 1853 Five enrollments Oswego, NY.

1847, Feb Broke loose of mooring Oswego harbor; on the rocks.

1849 Oswego District 143.84 tons.

1855 - 1856 Two enrollments Chicago, IL.

1856, Sep 19 Aground South Manitou Island, Lake Michigan, with schooner RICHARD MOTT.

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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MANHATTAN (1836, Brig)