FORTUNE (1853, Schooner)


Year of Build:
1853
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Detroit, MI
Vessel Type:
Schooner
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
J.L. Wolverton
Original Owner and Location:
H. N. Strong, Detroit, MI.
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
2
Dimensions
Length:
139' 4"
Beam:
26' 2"
Depth:
10' 11"
Tonnage (old style):
371 80/95
History

1853, Sep 22 Enrolled Detroit, MI.

1854, Mar 13 Owned William M. Whitcomb et al, Detroit.

1854, Apr 17 Ashore between Thunder Bay Island & Presque Isle, MI, Lake Huron.

1854, Nov 18 Owned John Owen et al, Detroit.

1857, May 11 Owned Gordon Campbell, John Owen & H. K. Sanger, Detroit.

1857, Nov Sank schooner TROWBRIDGE in collision.

1859, Nov 19 Aground Hog Island, Detroit River; released.

1860, Apr 9 Owned John W. Hollowell, H. P. Sanger & John Owen, Detroit; damaged in Lake Huron gale this month.

1862, May 1 Struck by lightning, Lake Erie; two lives lost.

1862, May Owned W. Stewart, Detroit; damaged by collision with schooner PERSEVERANCE, Lake Huron.

1863 Owned E.W. Hudson, Detroit.

1864, Nov Caught in gale, stranded on bar north of Pigeon Islands, Canadian side of Lake Huron.

1864 Large repairs.

1866 Owned E.W. Hudson, Detroit.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Donald V. Baut
C. E. Feltner Enrollments Database
Newspaper Clippings
Steamboat Era in the Muskokas by Richard Tatley
Peter J. VanderLinden
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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FORTUNE (1853, Schooner)