AMERICA (1853, Schooner)


Year of Build:
1853
Official Number:
373
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Ashtabula, OH
Vessel Type:
Schooner
Note: May have been scow schooner.
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
G. Thayer or J.W. Lent
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
2
Dimensions
Tonnage (old style):
118.42
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Lake Michigan.
Date:
17 Sep 1868
How:
Lost.
History

1853-57 Enrolled Cleveland.

1854, Apr 6 Damaged against pier Ashtabula, OH; stone cargo.

1854 Listed as "scow", Cuyahoga District.

1860 Owned Scoville, Bennett & Co, Ashtabula.

1862-63 Enrolled Buffalo.

1863 Owned Henry M. Hauser, Milwaukee; large repairs.

1864 Readmeasured, 93.92 gross tons.

1866 Owned Schroeder & Co., Milwaukee.

1866-68 Enrolled Chicago.

1866, Aug 8 Capsized in storm 25 miles out of Chicago; rescued by schooner ELIZA LOGAN.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
C. E. Feltner Enrollments Database
Erik Heyl, Early American Steamers
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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AMERICA (1853, Schooner)