BRONSON, ALVIN (1847, Schooner)


Year of Build:
1847
Official Number:
399
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Toledo, OH
Vessel Type:
Schooner
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Charles Jamieson
Original Owner and Location:
Spencer, Moore & Co., Oswego, NY
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
2
Dimensions
Length:
110'
Beam:
25'
Depth:
9'
Tonnage (old style):
286
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Port Sherman, Muskegon harbor.
Lake Michigan.
Date:
29 Apr 1888
How:
Sank.
Final Cargo:
Pine slabs.
Notes:
Sprang a leak & sank in harbor. Rigging & crew saved.
History

1847, Apr 28 Launched.

1847 Enrolled Maumee City, OH as new vessel.

1848 Ran Buffalo, NY - Maumee, OH.

1852 Enrolled Detroit, MI.

1853 Enrolled Toledo, OH.

1855 Rebuilt.

1855 - 59 Three enrollements Oswego, NY.

1856 Rebuilt.

1859, Sep 1 Grounded Hen & Chicken's Reef, Lake Erie; cargo 12,200 bushels wheat; pulled off by OSWEGO Sep 8th; repaired Detroit.

1860 Enrolled Detroit; owned Bronson & Hoag, Chicago, IL.

1863 Owned William Stewart, Detroit; large repairs.

1865 Readmeasured 228 gross tons; heavily damaged at Oswego, NY.

1869, Nov Wrecked 10 miles below Cheboygan, MI.

1870, Aug Hull salvaged; rebuilt.

1871 Damaged in storm; may have been turned into barge.

1872 Partly rebuilt; owned Kirby et al, Chicago.

1875 Ashore at North Bay; stern & rudder damaged.

1879 Owned Menominee, MI.

1882 Rebuilt.

1888, Apr 29 Sank.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Donald V. Baut
Board of Lake Underwriters Marine Directory
Burton Collection
C. E. Feltner Enrollments Database
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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BRONSON, ALVIN (1847, Schooner)