BUCKINGHAM, A. (1853, Schooner)


Year of Build:
1853
Official Number:
386
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Perrysburg, OH
Vessel Type:
Schooner
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Alanson Gilmore
Original Owner:
Buckingham & Guthrie
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
2
Dimensions
Length:
125'
Beam:
26' 2"
Depth:
9' 6"
Tonnage (old style):
286 7/95
Capacity:
14,000 bushels grain
Final Disposition
Final Location:
1 mile below Black River Island.
Lake Huron.
Date:
15 Oct 1870
Final Depth:
20'
How:
Sank.
Final Cargo:
Iron Ore.
Notes:
Sprang leak in storm & turned to shore.
History

1853, Aug 30 Enrolled Toledo, OH; owned B.M. Buckingham, et al, New York City, NY.

1854 278 tons, Miami Customs District.

1854, Sep Ashore on Long Point, ONT; cargo salt (also reported cargo was wheat).

1855, Oct 28 Ashore at Fairport, OH; 13,000 bushels wheat.

1857, Sep Sprang leak on Lake Erie, to dry dock for repairs.

1858, Apr 10 Owned James Buckingham, Zanesville, OH.

1858, Aug Struck by lightning, Toledo.

1858, Oct In running up Buffalo Harbor, got afoul of schooners CAIRO, ELLINGTON, & N.P. GOODELL.

1860 Owned Walbridge, Toledo.

1862 Repaired.

1863, Apr 16 Owned Valentine Swain, Cleveland.

1865 Readmeasured 205 gross tons.

1864, Apr 25 Bound for Saginaw, MI, went ashore on east side Pelee Island, ONT, in 3.5' water; laden with corn.

1865, May 1 Owned Reuben D. Swain, Cleveland.

1866, Apr 25 Owned John Gerlach et al, Cleveland.

1870 Reported sunk, Saginaw Bay, MI.

1870, Oct 15 Sunk in storm near Harrisville, MI.

1875, Jul 20 Documents surrendered at Cleveland, OH.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Enrollments, U.S. National Archives
C. E. Feltner Enrollments Database
Erik Heyl, Early American Steamers
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

BUCKINGHAM, A. (1853, Schooner)
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BUCKINGHAM, A. (1853, Schooner)