ARABIAN (1853, Barkentine)


Year of Build:
1853
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Oakville, ONT
Vessel Type:
Barkentine
Hull Materials:
Wood
Builder Name:
Cronkite
Original Owner:
Alexander Proudfoot
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
2
Dimensions
Tonnage (old style):
140
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Off Cleveland, OH.
Lake Erie.
Date:
17 Jun 1866
How:
Ashore; wrecked in storm.
Final Cargo:
Stone.
Notes:
Loss of 6 lives.
History

1853, Aug Launched Oakville.

1855, Jul 5 Collision with schooner IOWA while both were being towed in St. Clair flats.

1860 Owned Hanscomb & Co., Toronto, ONT.

1861 Owned Patrick Boylan, Cleveland, OH.

1865 Owned Boylan & Hanscom, Toronto, OH.

1866 Rebuilt Pt. Burwell, ONT by owner David Foster; 90' x 19' x 8.2', 138 tons.

1866, May 1 Owned Bentley Haskins, Pt. Burwell, ONT.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Board of Lake Underwriters Marine Directory
Canadian Registers
Erik Heyl, Early American Steamers
Beers, History of the Great Lakes, J. B. Mansfield
Newspaper Clippings
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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ARABIAN (1853, Barkentine)