CLARION (1844, Brigantine)


Year of Build:
1844
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Erie, PA
Vessel Type:
Brigantine
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
John Richards
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
2
Dimensions
Tonnage (old style):
236
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Skillagalee Reef.
Lake Michigan.
Date:
30 Oct 1860
How:
Aground in storm.
Final Cargo:
Grain.
Notes:
Stripped & went to pieces.
History

1847, May 14 Dismasted off Erie, PA.

1849 Enrolled Presque Isle, PA.

1851, Nov 29 Lost two locomatives from deck, Lake Michigan.

1857 Partially rebuilt at Milan, OH; enrolled Sandusky.

1860 Owned A.T. Skinner, Milan, OH.

1860, May 4 Topmast carried away off Milwaukee.

1860, Oct 30 Hard aground on Skillagalee Reef, Lake Michigan with cargo of grain.

1860, Nov 10 Still on reef.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
C. Patrick Labadie
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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CLARION (1844, Brigantine)