BURCHARD, SARDIS (1847, Schooner)


Year of Build:
1847
Official Number:
23104
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Huron, OH
Vessel Type:
Schooner
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Original Owner:
George W. Tift
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
2
Dimensions
Length:
105'
Beam:
24'
Depth:
9'
Tonnage (old style):
198
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Gravelly Shoal, Pt. Lookout, Saginaw Bay.
Lake Huron.
Date:
31 Oct 1882
Final Depth:
7'
How:
Foundered in storm.
Final Cargo:
35 cords stone.
Notes:
Broke from steamer DON M. DICKINSON, drifted into shoal. 1882, Nov 5 Abandoned; salvage efforts fruitless.
History

1848, Apr 18 Ashore at Cedar Point, Lake Erie with wheat & flour.

1850, Aug Collision with prop SANDUSKY at Buffalo, carried away her main boom.

1857 Rebuilt.

1859, Nov 21 Ashore near Port Austin, MI, Lake Huron; salvaged Aug 1860 after 3 attempts.

1861 Very large repairs, Campbell & Owen Dry Dock, Detroit.

1864 Owned N. S. Whipple, Detroit, MI; 162 gross tons.

1866, May 21 Owned Butterfield & Swartout, Algonac, MI; 170.38 gross tons, US23104.

1869, May 1 Owned Benjamin Swartout, Algonac; rebuilt as a barge; towed by steamers D.F.ROSE & TRADER.

1876 Owned George Pickle, Algonac.

1882 Foundered; last owner C.H. Weeks, Saginaw.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Board of Lake Underwriters Marine Directory
Erik Heyl, Early American Steamers
Steamboat Era in the Muskokas by Richard Tatley
Peter J. VanderLinden
Loudon G. Wilson
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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BURCHARD, SARDIS (1847, Schooner)