FOREST (1857, Scow Schooner)


Year of Build:
1857
Official Number:
9740
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Newport (Marine City), MI
Vessel Type:
Scow Schooner
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
David Lester
Original Owner and Location:
David Lester, Newport, MI.
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
2
Dimensions
Length:
87' 6"
Beam:
22' 3"
Depth:
6'
Tonnage (old style):
102 78/95
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Pilot Island.
Lake Michigan.
Date:
  1891
How:
Wrecked.
Notes:
1891 Out of registry.
History

1857, May 19 Enrolled Detroit, MI.

1863, Oct Damaged in collision, Lake Erie; repaired.

1865 106 gross tons; repaired.

1866 Enrolled Chicago, IL & Cleveland, OH.

1868 116.36 gross tons; US9740.

1869, May Lost deck load lumber in Lake Michigan gale.

1869, Jul Sprung leak, Lake Michigan.

1869, Aug Lost jibboom on Lake Michigan.

1869, Nov Lost foresail in Lake Michigan gale.

1871 Owned Hastey & Jennison, Newport, MI.

1871, May Dismasted near Port Huron, St. Clair River.

1871, Aug Capsized, Chicago, IL.

1871, Sep Waterlogged on Lake Michigan.

1875 Repaired.

1879 Owned H. Fellows, Racine, WI.

1882 Described as lumber scow.

1883, Sep Sprung a leak & sank, Lake Michigan at a lighthouse slip.

1887, Apr Damaged in Lake Michigan gale.

1891 Wrecked, Lake Michigan; 115.6 x 23.6 x 6.7', 113.45 gross / 107.78 net tons.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Board of Lake Underwriters Marine Directory
C. E. Feltner Enrollments Database
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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FOREST (1857, Scow Schooner)