AMAZON (1837, Schooner)


Year of Build:
1837
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Port Huron, MI
Vessel Type:
Schooner
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Zadoc Pangborn
Original Owner:
E.C. Bancroft
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
2
Dimensions
Length:
93'
Beam:
23'
Depth:
9'
Tonnage (old style):
179.26
Final Disposition
Final Location:
East of St. Clair River.
Lake Huron.
Date:
11 May 1864
How:
Wrecked in storm.
Final Cargo:
Coal.
Notes:
Bound Cleveland, OH to Lake Superior.
History

First sailing craft built at Port Huron.

1837 Enrolled Detroit, MI as new vessel.

1841 Enrolled Cleveland.

1841, Apr To be sold at auction.

1841, Nov 1 Driven ashore near St. Joseph, MI.

1844 Enrolled Cleveland, OH; rerigged as brig.

1846, Jul 13 Disabled by squall on Lake Erie off Grand River, OH; mast, top, royal mast, yards and flying jibboom all carried away; arrived Cleveland next morning.

1848, Oct 30 Ashore near Buffalo; owned Mr. Scott, Cleveland, OH.

1848, Dec 5 Ashore Pt. Abino, Canada during gale.

1849 Brig; 179.26 tons old style.

1849, Jun 3 Stranded on Bird Island Reef, Niagara River with corn & flour; has 3 ft. of water in her.

1849, Oct 6 Ran ashore on point about 8 miles from Malden (Lake Erie).

1850 Enrolled Cleveland, OH.

1854 Cuyahoga District; 171.63 ton brig.

1855, Sep 22 Went ashore on south side of Lake Ontario laden with wheat.

1860 W.B. Scott, Cleveland, OH; 209 ton brig; rebuilt twice.

1863 Owned W.B. Scott; 171 ton brig; rebuilt in 1845 & large repairs in 1861.

1864 Enrolled Cleveland, OH.

1864, May 11 Wrecked.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Donald V. Baut
Board of Lake Underwriters Marine Directory
C. E. Feltner Enrollments Database
Erik Heyl, Early American Steamers
Newspaper Clippings
Steamboat Era in the Muskokas by Richard Tatley
Loudon G. Wilson
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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AMAZON (1837, Schooner)