AMERICAN REPUBLIC (1854, Bark)


Year of Build:
1854
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Erie, PA
Vessel Type:
Bark
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Original Owner and Location:
C. M. Reed, Erie, PA
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
3
Dimensions
Tonnage (gross):
459
Final Disposition
Final Location:
North Manitou Island.
Lake Michigan.
Date:
2 Dec 1859
How:
Beached.
Final Cargo:
Coal.
Notes:
Stranded in storm; rescue efforts unsuccessful, stripped & abandoned spring 1860.
History

1854, Dec 4 Ashore Long Point cut, Lake Erie; cargo corn. Released by gunboat USS MICHIGAN.

1855, Oct Collision with schooner CONTEST in South Passage, Lake Erie, damaged $3000.

1856, Nov 4 Struck Buffalo breakwater & sunk; later raised; lost wheat cargo $2500, hull $5000.

1858, Apr Ashore near Milwaukee with cargo of coal.

1858, Aug Sprung leak in gale, ran into Grand Island harbor, Lake Superior.

1859, Sep 6 Dismasted off Presque Isle, Lake Huron.

1859, Dec 2 Ashore on North Manitou Island with cargo of coal; abandoned. Owned C.M. Reed, Erie, PA.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Erik Heyl, Early American Steamers
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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AMERICAN REPUBLIC (1854, Bark)