MILLS, FRANCIS (1841, Brig)


Year of Build:
1841
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Michigan City, IN
Vessel Type:
Brig
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Original Owner and Location:
Cephas Mills, St. Joseph, MI.
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
2
Dimensions
Length:
76'
Beam:
22'
Depth:
8'
Tonnage (old style):
116 74/95
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Erie, PA.
Lake Erie.
Date:
11 Oct 1847
How:
Wrecked.
Final Cargo:
Flour, butter, meat, oats, staves.
Notes:
Bound for Buffalo, NY, she tried to shelter at Erie, PA; driven ashore, broke her back & sank.
History

1841, Jun 9 Enrolled Detroit, MI; in Milwaukee - Buffalo fleet.

1841, Nov 25 Damaged, Lake Michigan.

1842, Apr 26 Owned Farmers & Mechanics Bank, Detroit.

1842, Nov 18 Heavily damaged near Pt. Abino, ONT.

1843, May 18 Owned Smith, Glover & Dwight, Detroit.

1845, Nov 3 Ashore Port Huron, OH; released.

1847, Jul 31 Owned C. Leeland, Cleveland, OH.

1847, Oct 12 Wrecked Lake Erie; owned C. Leeland, Cleveland.

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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MILLS, FRANCIS (1841, Brig)