GREAT WEST (1854, Barkentine)


Year of Build:
1854
Official Number:
10149
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Buffalo, NY
Vessel Type:
Barkentine
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
George S. Weeks
Master Carpenter:
Smith Ryland
Original Owner and Location:
H. C. Walker & Co., Buffalo, NY.
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
3
Dimensions
Length:
192'
Beam:
33.6'
Depth:
13.9'
Tonnage (old style):
765
Capacity:
1200 tons, 40,000 bushels
History

1854, May Launched; enrolled Buffalo, NY; ran Buffalo - Chicago, IL; largest sailing vessel built for inland waters.

1854, Jun Struck steamer BUCKEYE STATE, Buffalo Harbor.

1854, Sep Aground St. Clair Flats.

1854, Oct Lost sails & rigging at Milwaukee, WI.

1855, May Collision with schooner SOUVENIER at Milwaukee.

1855, Jun Sunk, Sarnia Bay, St. Clair River; cargo oats.

1855, Jul Raised.

1855, Nov Lost anchor & chain.

1856, Jun 25 Aground St. Clair Flats.

1856, Aug 11 Dismasted, Lake Erie.

1858, Apr Owned E.K. Bruce, Buffalo.

1861, Jul Lost centerboard, Lake Michigan.

1862, May 13 Collision with barque SONORA, Detroit River.

1863, Jun Collision with bark R.J. SANBORN off Point au Pelee.

1865 New centerboard box.

1866, Oct Aground Kenosha, Lake Michigan, with brig MECHANIC.

1868 554.87 gross tons.

1869, May Damaged in collision, St. Clair River.

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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GREAT WEST (1854, Barkentine)