MEARS, CHARLES (1856, Propeller)


Year of Build:
1856
Official Number:
33602
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Cleveland, OH
Vessel Type:
Propeller
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Luther Moses
Original Owner and Location:
Charles Mears & Company, Chicago, IL
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
1
Dimensions
Length:
127.23'
Beam:
26.43'
Depth:
8.78'
Tonnage (old style):
272 23/95
Final Disposition
Notes:
1871 barge, 235.86 gross tons Registered Chicago, IL US33602.
History

1856, Jul 9 Enrolled Chicago, IL for Lake Michigan lumber & coasting trade, first steamer to carry lumber - not steam barge.

1856, Sep 19 Ashore, east shore Lake Michigan.

1857, Apr Lost anchor, Chicago.

1858, Sep Ran afoul of schooner LOUIS SHICKLUNA, Chicago Harbor.

1858, Nov Damaged in gale, Lake Michigan.

1860, Jun 21 Owned Nathan Mears, Chicago & Charles Mears, Lincoln (Mason County), MI; 272 tons, ran Big Sauble - Chicago with lumber & fish.

1862, May Sunk in collision with PRAIRIE STATE while discharging lumber at Chicago.

1862, Oct Sprung leak off Grand Haven, MI; lost deck load lumber in gale.

1862 Rebuilt & lengthened by Miller Brothers & Clark, Chicago; US 33602, 343 tons.

1863, Oct 14 Enrolled Chicago, 2 decks, 1 mast, 152.1 x 26.6 x 9', 343 7/95 tons.

1864, Aug 7 Burned Muskegon, MI.

1865 Converted to lumber barge at Grand Haven.

1866 Owned Galen Eastman et al, Chicago; used as lumber barge Chicago & Grand River.

1869, Apr Loaded with stone, developed leak on Lake Michigan, jettisoned part of cargo.

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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MEARS, CHARLES (1856, Propeller)