FREE MASON (1857, Scow Schooner)


Year of Build:
1857
Official Number:
317132
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Black River, OH
Vessel Type:
Scow Schooner
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Fields & Miller
Original Owner and Location:
Alexis Miller & S.E. Fields, Avon, OH.
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
2
Dimensions
Length:
66' 6"
Beam:
19' 1"
Depth:
1' 1"
Tonnage (old style):
34 46/95
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Near Clark's Fishery, Detroit, MI.
Detroit River.
Date:
8 Oct 1867
How:
Collision with steamer.
Final Cargo:
Stone.
Notes:
Capsized following collision with downbound steamer; 3 or more lives lost. 1867, Oct 19 Raised & abandoned.
History

1857, Jun 3 Enrolled Cleveland, OH.

1859, May 5 Enrolled Cleveland; ownership transferred to Alexis Miller, then to George F. Deeg, Avon, OH.

1865 38 gross tons.

1866 Owned George Day.

1867, Oct 8 Sunk, Detroit River.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Enrollments, U.S. National Archives
C. Patrick Labadie
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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FREE MASON (1857, Scow Schooner)