GRAND TURK (1854, Schooner)


Year of Build:
1854
Official Number:
10216
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Irving, NY
Vessel Type:
Schooner
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
William Lent
Original Owner and Location:
Elijah K. Bruce, Buffalo, NY.
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
2
Dimensions
Length:
130' 1"
Beam:
25' 7.5"
Depth:
10' 7"
Tonnage (old style):
327 43/95
Capacity:
14,000 bushels
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Barton's dock near Leland, MI.
Lake Michigan.
Date:
17 Nov 1869
How:
Wrecked.
Final Cargo:
Wood.
Notes:
Driven ashore in storm near Carp River; 1 lost.
History

1854, May 12 Enrolled Buffalo, NY.

1854, May 18 Owned George D. Fargo & C. Walker, Chicago, IL.

1854, Sep Collision with brig DAVID FERGUSON below rapids; repaired Newport.

1854, Nov Sunk near Presque Isle, Lake Huron after collision with schooner ADVANCE; cargo 300 tons railroad iron, 800 barrels apples.

1855, Jun 13 Owned Edmund Trowbridge & Degarmo Jones, Chicago.

1855, Jul Ashore 10 miles above above Presque Isle.

1858, Mar 17 Owned J.H. Starkweather.

1859, May 14 Cleared Detroit for Hamburg, Germany with oak, hickory & ash lumber.

1859, Jul Arrived Portsmouth, England.

1860, Jun 13 Owned Edmund Trowbridge, Detroit & Caleb Hamil, Brooklyn, NY, Daniel B. Hatch; on ocean to European & Carribean ports.

1860, Jun Arrived NY from Jacksonville, FL in 8 days with yellow pine lumber.

1862 Rebuilt.

1863 Owned Trowbricge, Wilcox & Co., Detroit.

1865, Aug 29 Owned James H. Starkweather & O. Penny.

1865, Oct 12 Bound Detroit - Ogdensburg with wheat, aground St. Lawrence River.

1866, Mar 19 Owned David Dall, John Miller, Chicago.

1867, Mar 16 Owned Henry Walper, Jacob Enders, Chicago.

1868 240.36 gross tosn.

1869, Nov 17 Sunk Lake Michigan.

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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GRAND TURK (1854, Schooner)