CHIEFTAIN (1853, Bark)


Year of Build:
1853
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Cleveland or Ohio City, OH
Vessel Type:
Bark
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Stevens
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
3
Dimensions
Length:
140'
Beam:
25.5'
Depth:
11.2'
Tonnage (old style):
375.1
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Mazzaro, Sicily.
Mediterranean Sea.
Date:
15 Mar 1861
How:
Driven ashore, wrecked.
Final Cargo:
Iron.
Notes:
Bound Marsailles from Sebastopol, worked into sand, broke in half. Portion of cargo saved.
History

1853 - 61 Enrolled at Cleveland, OH.

1853, Aug Lost some rigging in Lake Erie storm.

1853, Dec 8 Ashore near 30 Mile Point, Lake Ontario, with flour.

1854, Dec Split main sail, became ice covered, laid up at Buffalo, NY with wheat cargo.

1855, May 20 Lost anchor / chain, drifted onto Strawberry Island.

1858, Jul 2 Arrived Liverpool, England from Detroit with staves.

1858, Sep 27 Arrived back at Cleveland.

1860 Owned Barney, Cleveland.

1861, Mar15 Ashore a mile from Mazzaro, Sicily, with cargo iron; wrecked.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Donald V. Baut
Board of Lake Underwriters Marine Directory
Burton Collection
Erik Heyl, Early American Steamers
Inland Seas, Great Lakes Historical Society
Newspaper Clippings
John E. Poole notes, Bowling Green State University
Quayle, Detroit and St. Clair River Towing Association
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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CHIEFTAIN (1853, Bark)