GERTRUDE (1855, Schooner)


Year of Build:
1855
Official Number:
10203
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Cleveland, OH
Vessel Type:
Schooner
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
George W. Jones
Original Owner and Location:
Paul L. Spangler, Cleveland, OH.
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
2
Dimensions
Length:
136' 9.84"
Beam:
26' 3.72"
Depth:
11' 0.36"
Tonnage (old style):
369 69/95
Capacity:
16,000 bushels
Final Disposition
Final Location:
4 miles west of Mackinac City.
Lake Michigan.
Date:
27 Apr 1868
How:
Sank.
Final Cargo:
Corn.
Notes:
Bound Chicago, IL - Buffalo, NY, holed by ice & sank in deep water.
History

1855, Sep 19 Enrolled Cleveland, OH.

1855, Sep 21 Launched.

1856, Mar 18 Owned Stephen H. Ingersoll, Detroit; 2 masts.

1860 Owned S. H. Ingersoll, Chicago, Illinois.

Wrecked near Manitowoc, Wisconsin.

1862, Aug 23 Damaged in collision with schooner GERRITT SMITH off Long Point, Lake Erie.

1863 Owned Charles Mears & Company, Chicago, Illinois.

1863, Jul Aground Chicago, lumber laden.

1865 Readmeasured 267.04 gross tons.

1867 Rebuilt at Detroit, Michigan.

1868, April 27 Sank in Straits of Mackinaw.

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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GERTRUDE (1855, Schooner)