ARAB (1854, Schooner)


Year of Build:
1854
Official Number:
311
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Buffalo, NY
Vessel Type:
Schooner
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Lavayea
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
2
Dimensions
Length:
77.6'
Beam:
25.6'
Depth:
9.6'
Tonnage (old style):
204 14/95
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Between Racine & Kenosha, WI.
Lake Michigan.
Date:
11 Nov 1883
How:
Foundered.
Final Cargo:
Lumber.
Notes:
One life lost; capsized & sank while towed to Racine from St. Joseph following salvage.
History

1854-1864 Enrolled Buffalo, NY.

1860 Owned Stevens & Ryan, Huron OH.

1863 Owned E. Morris, Buffalo, NY.

1864, Jun 2 Collision with FOREST QUEEN, Lake St. Clair.

1865 Owned E. Morris; Buffalo readmeasured, 159 gross tons.

1867 Owned Morris, Chicago; large repairs.

1879 Owned Morris, Milwaukee; repairs 1876 & 1878.

1881 Repaired.

1883, Oct 31 Went on beach St. Joseph, MI; lost centerboard & part of deck load; rudder disabled.

1883, Nov 11 Foundered.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Donald V. Baut
Board of Lake Underwriters Marine Directory
C. E. Feltner Enrollments Database
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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ARAB (1854, Schooner)