MERCHANT (1841, Schooner)


Year of Build:
1841
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Cape Vincent, NY
Vessel Type:
Schooner
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Ownership Notes:
Enrolled Cape Vincent, NY.
Power
Power:
Sail
Dimensions
Tonnage (old style):
160
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Off Chicago breakwater.
Lake Michigan.
Date:
27 Apr 1854
How:
Capsized.
Notes:
Capsized in gale, 4 lives lost.
History

1841 Enrolled Cape Vincent.

1845 - 49 Enrolled French Creek.

1848 Ran Gibraltar - Buffalo with staves, to Cleveland with grain.

1849, Jun 4 Wrecked on Pointe aux Barques, MI.

1850 - 54 Enrolled Chicago, IL.

1854, Apr 27 Capsized off Chicago, IL.

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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MERCHANT (1841, Schooner)