FREE DEMOCRAT (1853, Schooner)


Year of Build:
1853
Official Number:
9310
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Port Huron, MI
Vessel Type:
Schooner
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Daniel Hartman
Original Owner and Location:
Daniel & George Hartman, Port Huron, St. Clair, MI.
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
2
Dimensions
Length:
63' 6"
Beam:
17' 8"
Depth:
5' 6"
Tonnage (old style):
54 8/95
History

1853, May 9 Enrolled Detroit, MI.

1853, Nov 9 Struck Erie Basin pier, Buffalo, NY with lumber; released.

1855, Nov 21 Holed after striking piers Buffalo; cargo barley from Milwaukee, WI.

1856, Apr 12 Lost small spars & had stern stove in making harbor, Milwaukee, WI.

1857, Apr Sprang leak on Lake Michigan with lumber.

1859 - 68 Six enrollments Milwaukee, WI.

1860 Owned A. Kirby, Milwaukee.

1864 Large repairs.

1865 Owned Thompson, Sheboygan, WI.

1866 Owned John Thompson, Sheboygan.

1868 40.60 Gross tons; Milwaukee owners.

1868, May Capsized Lake Michigan; 4 lives lost.

1869, May Damaged by collision at Milwaukee.

1869, Dec Damaged outfit & hull, striking pier at Sheboygan, WI.

1871 Owned Sheboygan.

1871, May Lost jibboom, broke rudder head near Sheboygan.

1876 Owned P. Weaver et al, Milwaukee.

1878, Jun 21 Waterlogged at Racine, WI; repaired.

1879 Owned Manitowoc, WI.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Board of Lake Underwriters Marine Directory
C. E. Feltner Enrollments Database
Erik Heyl, Early American Steamers
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 DEMOCRAT (1853, Schooner)