AMERICA (1847, Barkentine)


Year of Build:
1847
Official Number:
355
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Clayton, NY
Vessel Type:
Barkentine
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
John Oades
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
3
Dimensions
Length:
138.5'
Beam:
26'
Depth:
9.9'
Tonnage (old style):
347 58/95
Final Disposition
Final Location:
35 miles northeast of Chicago Harbor. Lake Michigan
Date:
8 Sep 1899
How:
Foundered.
Notes:
Bound for Grand Haven in tow of tug PRODIGY.
History

1853-54 Enrolled French Creek, NY.

1854 Enrolled Cape Vincent District.

1854, Dec 4 Ashore Stoney Point, Lake Ontario.

1854, Dec 15 Ashore Webster without cargo.

1855, Jan 30 Gotten off shore & taken to Genessee River for winter.

1857-58 Enrolled Milwaukee, WI.

1860-65 Enrolled Chicago, IL.

1860 Owned B.M. Norton & Co., Racine, WI.

1863 Owned W. Luddington, Chicago.

1864-65 Owned Barbara Brissach, Chicago.

1866 Owned W. Luddington, Chicago.

1868 Enrolled Chicago.

1868-69 Large repairs; 270 gross/257 net tons.

1871 Owned Richard Clark & Co., Chicago.

1872 Rebuilt as 3-mast schooner.

1873 Owned Chicago.

1875-76 Owned Charnley Bros. & Co., Chicago (owned Lumbermill at Sturgeon Bay).

1879 Owned Charnley Bros. & Co.

1886 Jul 6 Ashore near Cross Village, Lake Michigan with corn; released & taken to Manitowoc.

1889, Jun Collision with steamer D.W. POWERS, near Chicago.

1889, Oct 22 Ashore south of Waukegan, IL.

1893, Sep Ashore Point Aux Barques, Lake Michigan.

1899, Sep 8 Foundered.

1900 Owned Dunham Towing Co., Chicago; "Lost".

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Donald V. Baut
Board of Lake Underwriters Marine Directory
Edward J. Dowling Collection, University of Detroit - Mercy
C. E. Feltner Enrollments Database
Erik Heyl, Early American Steamers
Inland Lloyds’ Marine Directory
Newspaper Clippings
John E. Poole notes, Bowling Green State University
Steamboat Era in the Muskokas by Richard Tatley
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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AMERICA (1847, Barkentine)