FREE TRADER (1837, Schooner)


Year of Build:
1837
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Cape Vincent, NY
Vessel Type:
Schooner
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
2
Dimensions
Length:
77'
Beam:
19' 10"
Depth:
8' 2"
Tonnage (old style):
111 23/95
History

1837 - 40 Enrolled Oswego, NY.

1842, Mar 28 Owned Charles Hickox & Jonathan Gillett, Cleveland, OH.

1844, Apr 10 Owned Jonathan Gillett, Cleveland, OH.

1846 Ran Cleveland - Buffalo with lumber.

1845, Nov 23 Damaged in Lake Erie gale; one lost.

1846, Mar 15 Damaged in freshet at Buffalo; repaired.

1848 Ran Buffalo - Conneaut, OH with lumber.

1849 Large repairs.

1855, Oct Salt laden, damaged in Lake Erie gale.

1855, Nov Aground mouth of Buffalo Harbor wtih iron ore; released.

1856, Oct 25 Damaged in Lake Erie gale, coal laden.

1857, Apr Towed into Cleveland, waterlogged.

1860, Apr 9 Hard aground on Chicago, IL flats.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
C. E. Feltner Enrollments Database
C. Patrick Labadie
Newspaper Clippings
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 TRADER (1837, Schooner)