FOSTER, WILLIAM (1842, Schooner)


Year of Build:
1842
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Cleveland, OH
Vessel Type:
Schooner
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
William Foster
Original Owner and Location:
J. William Foster, Cleveland, OH.
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
2
Dimensions
Length:
47' 1"
Beam:
14' 5.25"
Depth:
5' 4"
Tonnage (old style):
30 7/95
Final Disposition
Final Location:
South of Racine, WI.
Lake Michigan.
Date:
 Jun 1858
How:
Capsized.
Final Cargo:
Merchandise.
Notes:
Capsized & stranded in white squall; 2 lives lost.
History

1842, Jul 8 Enrolled Cleveland, OH.

1844, Jul 17 Owned Lucien & Jonathan Learned, Cleveland.

1845, Sep 29 Owned James Foster, Cleveland.

1846, Apr 20 Owned Daniel Fuller, Cleveland.

1849, Jul 15 Sank Sandusky, OH., Lake Erie; raised.

1851 Rebuilt by H.J. Jones, Detroit, MI; 48'6" x 14'9" x 5'2", 31 12/95 tons.

1851, May 20 Owned John Montgomery & William A. Toban, Detroit, MI.

1851, Oct 20 Owned Edward Kanter, Mackinac, MI.

1853, May 2 Owned D.M. Freeman, Detroit.

1853, Aug 12 Owned Thomas Davis, Port Huron, MI.

1857 Enrolled Chicago, IL.

1858, Jun 25 Capsized Lake Michigan.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
C. E. Feltner Enrollments Database
Erik Heyl, Early American Steamers
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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FOSTER, WILLIAM (1842, Schooner)