ARABIA (1852, Barkentine)


Year of Build:
1852
Official Number:
32844
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Kingston, ONT
Vessel Type:
Barkentine
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
George Thurston
Original Owner and Location:
William Nickle & Co., Montreal, QUE
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
3
Dimensions
Length:
132'
Beam:
26'
Depth:
12'
Tonnage (old style):
309
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Georgian Bay off Echo Island.
Lake Huron.
Date:
4 Oct 1884
How:
Foundered in gale.
Final Cargo:
20,000 bu. corn.
Notes:
Sprang leak & foundered; crew all saved.
History

1853, Jul 8 Owned Fitzhugh & Co. burned Oswego, NY received some damage.

1854 Sailed from Kingston, ONT to Liverpool, ENG.

1854, Nov 24 Ashore Sodus with cargo of 13,000 bu. wheat pulled free following day.

1854 Owned J. Boyd & Co., Kingston, ONT.

1860 Owned Ferguson & Co., Kingston, ONT, 342 tons.

1863 Rebuilt, 421 tons.

1864 Owned Ferguson, Boyd & Colder, Kingston, ONT.

1871 Registered Montreal, QUE.

1871 Owned Nichols, Kingston, ONT.

1872, Sep 24 New windlass & other repairs Kingston, ONT.

1873 309 gross tons.

1878 131.6' x 25.8' x 11.7'.

1879 Repaired 1874.

1881 Ran aground Hay Island in storm; got off badly damaged; cargo of ties.

1884 Last owned Henry Doville.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Beesons Marine Directory
Board of Lake Underwriters Marine Directory
Canadian Sessional Papers
Newspaper Clippings
John E. Poole notes, Bowling Green State University
Steamboat Era in the Muskokas by Richard Tatley
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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ARABIA (1852, Barkentine)