ALGOMAH (1845, Brig)


Year of Build:
1845
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Cape Vincent, NY
Vessel Type:
Brig
Note: Also described as brigantine.
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
L. Goler
Original Owner and Location:
Pardee, Oswego, NY
Power
Power:
Unpowered
Number of Masts:
2
Dimensions
Tonnage (old style):
269
Final Disposition
Date:
  1856
How:
Sunk.
History

1845 Enrolled Oswego, NY; new vessel designed for Welland Canal trade; largest vessel on Lake Ontario.

1845, Nov 12 Ashore Port Dalhousie, ONT with wheat & flour.

1845, Dec Repaired, $1,500; damage at Niagara, NY.

1846-1848 Enrolled Oswego, NY.

1848, Apr 17 Driven on reef Racine, WI in gale & damaged.

1849 Enrolled Oswego District; 269.14 tons.

1850 Went ashore on rocks at the West Sister, towed into Put-in-Bay by U.S. Steamer MICHIGAN.

1853 Lost jibboom & jib, fore mast & gaff off Waukegon. Split fore sail, fore top gallant sail & main topsail.

1855 Enrolled Milwaukee.

1858 Enrolled Chicago.

1861 Enrolled Mikwaukee.

1862 Enrolled Chicago.

1864 Owned D. M. Eldred, Chicago.

1866 Described as 320 ton brigantine.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Donald V. Baut
C. E. Feltner Enrollments Database
Erik Heyl, Early American Steamers
Quayle, Detroit and St. Clair River Towing Association
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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ALGOMAH (1845, Brig)