CAMPBELL, ROBERT B (1853, Schooner)


Year of Build:
1853
Official Number:
21178
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Grand Traverse, MI
Vessel Type:
Schooner
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Cole & Campbell
Original Owner and Location:
Robert Campbell et al., Grand Traverse, MI.
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
2
Dimensions
Length:
95.6'
Beam:
23.3'
Depth:
9.3'
Tonnage (old style):
179 72/95
Final Disposition
Final Location:
2 miles north Muskegon, MI piers.
Lake Michigan.
Date:
16 Oct 1876
How:
Wrecked in storm.
Final Cargo:
Shingles.
History

1853, Dec 10 Cost $8,500; built for lumber trade Grand Traverse, MI & Chicago, IL.

1884, Feb 8 Owned Henry K. White, Milwaukee, WI.

1854, Oct 14 Ashore Point Betsey; raised.

1855, Dec 18 Owned Henry K. & Julius White, Chicago, IL.

1856, Mar 11 Owned J.D. Gardiner, Milwaukee.

1860 Repaired.

1861, Jul 12 Owned Abraham S. Gardiner, New York.

1863 Repaired.

1863 Owned Daniel Dunn, Chicago.

1867 Rebuilt.

1868, Oct 24 Aground Chicago, pulled off & towed by tug TIGER.

1874 Reported ashore, Lake Michigan.

1876 Owned James Sims, Chicago.

1876, Oct 16 Wrecked; crew rescued by tug JAMES MCGORDON.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Board of Lake Underwriters Marine Directory
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

CAMPBELL, ROBERT B (1853, Schooner)
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CAMPBELL, ROBERT B (1853, Schooner)