MASSILON (1857, Barkentine)


Year of Build:
1857
Official Number:
16431
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Cleveland, OH
Vessel Type:
Barkentine
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Roderick Calkins
Original Owner and Location:
Levi Rawson & Steamship Company, Cleveland, Ohio
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
3
Dimensions
Length:
139.01'
Beam:
26.03'
Depth:
11.75'
Tonnage (old style):
397.52/95
Capacity:
18,000 bushels
Final Disposition
Final Location:
20 miles above Point aux Barques, Michigan, Lake Huron

Date:
19 Oct 1876
How:
Foundered
Final Cargo:
Limestone
Notes:
Bound Kelley's Island, Lake Erie for Chicago, Illinois; sprung leak, possibly due to heavy cargo; crew saved by tug VULCAN
History

1857 Enrolled Cleveland, Ohio

1858 Ashore Sleeping Bear, Michigan, Lake Michigan

1858, Nov Ashore Manitou Island, Lake Michigan with coal

1859 To coast; operated between Milan, Ohio to Liverpool, England in

lumber & staves trade

1860, May 21 Lost jibboom & headgear in collision with schooner MAPLE

LEAF on Lake Michigan

1861, Apr Aground Peach Island, Detroit River; released; lost rudder Straits of Mackinac

1861, May Collision with schooner BERMUDA at Chicago, Lake Michigan

1861, Bound Cleveland, OH for Liverpool,England

1866 Owned Winslow, Cleveland

1866, Jun Collision with propeller DEAN RICHMOND at Chicago, Lake Michigan

1868 278.43 gross tons

1871 Owned Winslow & Pratt, Cleveland

1871, Sep Aground Marquett, MI, Lake Superior

1871, Oct Damaged in collision on Detroit River; sunk South Canal, St. Mary's River, ore laden; raised

1873, Jun Aground Whitefish Point, Lake Superior with ore; released by tug CONSTITUTION

1874 Large repairs; made a 3 mast schooner

1874, Sep Aground Graham Shoal, Lake Huron

1876 Owned Corrigan & Brother, Cleveland

1876, Oct 20 Foundered Saginaw Bay, MI, Lake Huron

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
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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MASSILON (1857, Barkentine)