FORD, GEO. W. (1852, Schooner)


Year of Build:
1852
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Milwaukee, WI
Vessel Type:
Schooner
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Geo. Barber
Original Owner and Location:
John G. Parker, Ontonagon, MI.
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
2
Dimensions
Length:
81' 8"
Beam:
23' 5"
Depth:
7' 7"
Tonnage (old style):
127
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Near Eagle Harbor, MI.
Lake Superior.
Date:
12 Aug 1870
How:
Storm.
Notes:
Struck reef in gale & sank.
History

1853, Apr 18 Enrolled Milwaukee, WI; portaged at Sault Ste. Marie for service on Lake Superior.

1855, Aug 16 Arrived Detroit with 117 tons copper.

1857, Apr Aground Monroe, MI, Lake Erie.

1857, May 20 Owned J.G. Parker et al, Ontonagon, MI.

1858, Aug Struck rock & sank, St. Mary's River.

1858, Sep Raised & repaired at Sault Ste. Marie.

1859 Described in Peet Diary as loading lumber at Oneota (Duluth), MN.

1860, May 13 Owned Minnesota Mining Co., Detroit, MI.

1860 Ashore on Minnesota Point, Lake Superior.

1860 Loaded lumber at mill on the Nemadji.

1860 Refastened & repaired.

1864 Owned Geo. Parker, Ontonagon.

1866 Rebuilt.

1870, Aug 12 Wrecked, Lake Superior.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Board of Lake Underwriters Marine Directory
Enrollments, U.S. National Archives
Erik Heyl, Early American Steamers
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

FORD, GEO. W. (1852, Schooner)
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FORD, GEO. W. (1852, Schooner)