CITIZEN (1835, Schooner)


Year of Build:
1835
Official Number:
4273
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Erie, PA
Vessel Type:
Schooner
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
John Richards
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
2
Dimensions
Tonnage (old style):
160
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Fairport, OH.
Lake Erie.
Date:
15 Apr 1873
How:
Torn from moorings, sank.
Notes:
Her outfit was taken to Detroit on the scow PEARL Apr 26. Wreck removed Jun 28.
History

1847 Rebuilt.

1849 Enrolled Presque Isle, PA.

1853, May 25 Went ashore 6 miles north of Buffalo.

1853, Oct 8 In collision with schooner TRADE WIND.

1857 Large repairs, rebuilt; 149 tons.

1860 Owned C.M. Reed, Erie, PA.

1863 Owned William Bone, Erie.

1864, May 6 Lying at anchor in Detroit River, struck by two other schooners; damaged.

1865 Readmeasured, 116 gross tons.

1866 Owned W. Langley, Erie.

1866 Enrolled Buffalo, NY.

1868 Owned at Buffalo.

1873, Apr 15 Sunk, Fairport, OH; considered oldest working vessel afloat at time of loss.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
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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CITIZEN (1835, Schooner)