FOREST CHIEF (1853, Scow Schooner)


Year of Build:
1853
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Ashtabula, OH
Vessel Type:
Scow Schooner
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
J. R. Norton
Original Owner and Location:
C. M. & A. D. Hemenway, Ashtabula, OH.
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
2
Dimensions
Length:
91' 8"
Beam:
21' 11"
Depth:
6' 1.5"
Tonnage (old style):
110 87/95
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Cleveland Harbor, OH.
Lake Erie.
Date:
10 Oct 1862
How:
Wrecked.
Notes:
Missed harbor entrance in a gale, drove ashore east of piers; went to pieces in another storm two weeks later.
History

1853, May 2 Enrolled Cleveland, OH.

1854 110.87 tons.

1854 - 62 Two enrollments Buffalo, NY.

1860 Owned Butler, Buffalo.

1862, Sep Waterlogged, Dunkirk, NY.

1862, Oct 10 Wrecked, Cleveland.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Donald V. Baut
Board of Lake Underwriters Marine Directory
C. E. Feltner Enrollments Database
Newspaper Clippings
Steamboat Era in the Muskokas by Richard Tatley
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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FOREST CHIEF (1853, Scow Schooner)