BROWN, J.W. (1847, Schooner)


Year of Build:
1847
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Conneaut, OH
Vessel Type:
Schooner
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
William Lent
Power
Power:
Sail
Dimensions
Tonnage (old style):
238.55
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Chicago, IL.
Lake Michigan.
Date:
15 Apr 1884
How:
Sunk & abandoned.
History

1847, Mar 27 Launched.

1847, Sep 8 Dismantled in squall 10 miles above Long Point, Lake Erie; repaired Conneaut, OH.

1847, Oct 9 Collision with scooner N.C. BALDWIN, tearing her main sail & other light damage at Buffalo, NY.

1852, Jul 29 Collision with steamer GREAT WESTERN at Buffalo.

1853, Nov 25 Sprung a leak with cargo of wheat near Chicago, IL.

1854 238.55 tons; Buffalo District.

1860 Owned Ramsey Brown, Buffalo.

1863 Owned Houghton Bros, Milwaukee, WI; repaired 1862.

1864, May 11 Ashore at Milwaukee.

1865 165 gross tons, readmeasured.

1868 Assigned number US12753.

1882, Oct Ran into breakwater at Chicago, bow & headgear damaged.

1884, Apr 15 Sunk at Chicago; owned Peterson, Chicago.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Board of Lake Underwriters Marine Directory
Erik Heyl, Early American Steamers
Newspaper Clippings
Peter J. VanderLinden
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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BROWN, J.W. (1847, Schooner)