FREEMAN (1845, Schooner)


Year of Build:
1845
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Charleston (Lorain), OH
Vessel Type:
Schooner
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
William Jones
Original Owner and Location:
Charles Hickox, Cleveland, OH.
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
2
Dimensions
Length:
97' 2"
Beam:
23' 6.5"
Depth:
9' 3"
Tonnage (old style):
190 33/95
History

1845, Apr 30 Enrolled Cleveland, OH.

1845, Nov 23 Damaged in Lake Erie gale.

1848 Carried wheat Buffalo, NY - Cleveland.

1851 Large repairs.

1852, Sep 11 Owned H.N. Gates & L.H. Day, Cleveland.

1854, Jun 2 Sprung leak Cleveland harbor; repaired there.

1856, Jun 26 Owned James Carson, Ontonago, MI; enrolled Mackinac.

1856, Aug 23 Owned C. W. Newhall, Detroit, MI.

1857, Oct Aground Belle Island, Detroit River.

1860, Oct Ashore below Point au Pelee; released by tug OSWEGO.

1861, May 6 Bound Detroit - Buffalo, 8,983 bushels corn; owned C. W. Newhall, Detroit; capsized Lake Erie following striking a reef 4 miles west Buffalo, NY at mouth of Niagara River; raised but reported not used again.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Board of Lake Underwriters Marine Directory
C. E. Feltner Enrollments Database
Erik Heyl, Early American Steamers
Newspaper Clippings
H. G. Runge Collection, Milwaukee Public Library
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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FREEMAN (1845, Schooner)