FONTANELLE (1855, Barkentine)


Year of Build:
1855
Official Number:
9202
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Cleveland, OH
Vessel Type:
Barkentine
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Lafrinier & Stevens
Original Owner and Location:
Lemuel Crawford & William J. Price, Cleveland, OH.
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
3
Dimensions
Length:
137' 9.8"
Beam:
29' 10.6"
Depth:
11' 1.9"
Tonnage (old style):
369 93/95
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Chicago, IL.
Lake Michigan.
Date:
8 Oct 1871
How:
Fire.
Notes:
Burned at dock near Clark St. Bridge during Great Fire; total loss.
History

1855, Sep 22 Enrolled Cleveland, OH.

1858, Jun 16 Owned L. Crawford, Robert McLauchlin & Philip J. Price, Chicago, IL.

1859, Jul 7 Owned Lemuel Crawford, Cleveland, OH.

1859, Jul 7 Owned Kinsley Sherman et al, Cleveland.

1860, Jul Struck rock, Sault Ste. Marie River.

1860, Nov Ashore on Fox Island, Lake Ontario.

1861, Aug Sprung foremast, Lake Erie.

1863 Owned R.H. Becker, Cleveland.

1864, Oct 21 Aground Cleveland with iron ore.

1865 Large repairs.

1866, Sep Damaged in collision with schooner H. SPENCER, Lake Michigan.

1867, Oct Collision with scow brig FRANKIE WILCOX at Point au Pelee, Lake Erie.

1867, Nov Collision with steamer R.N. RICE, Cleveland.

1868 Readmeasured, 285.98 gross tons; US9202.

1868, Oct Aground, Lake Superior.

1869, Jun Lost anchor, centerboard, Lake Superior.

1869, Sep Aground Maumee Bay, Lake Erie.

1869, Nov Struck Grays Reef, Straits of Mackinaw; badly damaged bottom; repairs at Allen, McClellan & Co. Shipyard.

1871, Oct 8 Lost in Chicago Fire.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Board of Lake Underwriters Marine Directory
C. E. Feltner Enrollments Database
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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FONTANELLE (1855, Barkentine)