ARCTURUS (1853, Schooner)


Year of Build:
1853
Official Number:
568
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Huron, OH
Vessel Type:
Schooner
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
F.D. Ketchum
Original Owner and Location:
Oliver Bugbee et al, Buffalo, NY
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
2
Dimensions
Length:
139'
Beam:
28.2'
Depth:
11.2'
Tonnage (old style):
412 46/95
Final Disposition
Final Location:
20 miles north of Point Aux Barques.
Lake Huron.
Date:
19 Aug 1888
How:
Sank.
Final Cargo:
Sand.
Notes:
In tow of tug BRADY, sprang leak & sank.
History

One of largest schooners on lakes.

1853, Sep St. Clair River, struck bar, damaged rigging; threw locomotive overboard on Lake Huron on same voyage in gale.

1854-58 Enrolled Buffalo, NY.

1854, Dec Collided with propeller MAYFLOWER, repaired Port Huron.

1859 Large repairs.

1860 Owned B.B. Jones, Milwaukee, WI.

1862 Large repairs.

1865 Large repairs, readmeasured 300.59 gross/291.52 net tons.

1866 Owned C.H. Wheeler, Milwaukee, WI.

1873 Owners Cheyne, et al, Milwaukee, WI; repaired.

1876 Repaired.

1879 Not insurable.

1881 Repaired, made barge.

1881, Mar Sold to J.M. Jones by Capt. J.G. Cheyne & W.A. Nowell.

1884 Owned P. Boylan, Cleveland, OH.

1887, Jun 23 Owned Adolph A. Pinet, 139.5 x 28.4 x 10.9; 300 gross tons; enrolled Port Huron, MI.

1888, Aug Sank on Lake Huron.

1890, Nov 20 Enrollment surrendered Port Huron, MI; "wrecked, total loss".

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Board of Lake Underwriters Marine Directory
C. E. Feltner Enrollments Database
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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ARCTURUS (1853, Schooner)