ALPHA (1861, Schooner)


Year of Build:
1861
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Oakville, ONT
Vessel Type:
Schooner
Note: Castings & capstan by J. Doty & Co., Oakville, ONT.
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
John Simpson, Duncan Chisholm
Original Owner and Location:
W.K. Henderson & Colpoys, Hamilton, ONT
Ownership Notes:
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
2
Dimensions
Length:
116.4'
Beam:
24'
Depth:
11.3'
Tonnage (old style):
343
Capacity:
12,000 bu.
History

1863, Oct 20 Owned E.H. Farquer & Henry Packes, Woodstock, ONT.

1865 Remeasured 121 x 23.4 x 9.6; 266 gross/221 net tons.

1865, May 20 Owned A. Quackenbush, Port Dalhousie, ONT.

1866 Owned Norris & Neelon, Hamilton, ONT.

1867, Sep 7 Owned John Munro, Hamilton, ONT.

1868, May 12 Owned Daniel Pace, Hamilton, ONT.

1872, Feb 26 Owned Thomson & Smith & Son, Toronto, ONT.

1872, Aug 30 Wrecked 5 miles east of Oswego, NY with stone. Crew & deckload removed.

1872, Sep 8 Towed into Garden Island for repairs.

1873, Jan 25 Aquired by Provincial Insurance Co.

1873, Mar 6 Sold to A. McAdams, London, ONT.

1873, Oct 8 John Roach, QUE.

1877, Apr 4 Owned Alexander Fraser, QUE.

1877, June 15 Transfer to QUE.

No further record.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Board of Lake Underwriters Marine Directory
Canadian Sessional Papers
Enrollments, U.S. National Archives
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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ALPHA (1861, Schooner)