ARABIAN (1853, Schooner)


Year of Build:
1853
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Buffalo, NY
Vessel Type:
Schooner
Note: Also described as brig.
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Bidwell & Banta
Original Owner and Location:
Fitzhue & Littlejohn, Oswego, NY
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
2
Dimensions
Tonnage (old style):
353
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Off Point Betsey.
Lake Michigan.
Date:
29 Nov 1856
How:
Foundered.
Notes:
Stranded Goose Island shoal in Mackinac Straits about Nov. 15; salvaged; enroute to Chicago in tow of propeller OGONTZ, broke loose & foundered; crew all safe.
History

1853 Enrolled Oswego, NY.

1856, Nov 29 Sunk off Pt. Betsey, Lake Michigan.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Donald V. Baut
C. E. Feltner Enrollments Database
Erik Heyl, Early American Steamers
Beers, History of the Great Lakes, J. B. Mansfield
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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ARABIAN (1853, Schooner)