GOLDFINCH (1855, Schooner)


Year of Build:
1855
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Buffalo, NY
Vessel Type:
Schooner
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Bidwell, Banta & Co.
Master Carpenter:
Captain Thompson
Original Owner and Location:
Watson A. Fox, Buffalo, NY.
Ownership Notes:
Lake Navigation Co.
Power
Power:
Sail
Dimensions
Length:
133.6'
Beam:
25.2'
Depth:
10.6'
Tonnage (old style):
360
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Alpena, MI. Lake Huron
Date:
  1901
How:
Abandoned.
Notes:
1901, Sep 30 Documents surrendered; unfit for service.
History

1855, Jul Launched.

1855, Jul 19 Owned Sam J. Holly, Oswego, NY; renamed GERRIT SMITH.

1858, Sep Damaged in collision with schooner LIVELY off Devil's Nose, Lake Ontario.

1860 Owned W.W. Pulver, Oswego.

1860, Jul Collision with propeller TONAWANDA, Saginaw Bay, Lake Huron; repaired Campbell & Owens, Detroit.

1863 Large repairs.

1869, Nov Ashore Rondeau, ONT, Lake Erie with iron; released.

1870 Large repairs.

1876 Owned Capt. Murphy Estate, Oswego.

1879 Owned Goble et al, Oswego.

1881 Large repairs.

1884 Ashore near Cheboygan, MI, Lake Huron.

1885 Raised & repaired.

1886 Owned John E. Winn, Detroit.

1901 Abandoned.

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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GOLDFINCH (1855, Schooner)