CALIFORNIA (1849, Schooner)


Year of Build:
1849
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
St. Catharines, ONT
Vessel Type:
Schooner
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Lewis Shickluna
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
2
Dimensions
Length:
103.2'
Beam:
21.3'
Depth:
8.3'
Tonnage (old style):
175
Final Disposition
Final Location:
St. Catharines, ONT.
Date:
  1863
How:
Rebuilt as schooner.
Final Cargo:
C.G. ALVOORD
History

1845, Oct 17 In collision with steamer GRIFFITH, drifted ashore near Euclid Creek, Lake Erie; cargo 2,300 barrels flour.

1849, Oct 24 Released & towed to Cleveland.

1854 Owned Holcomb & Henderson, Kingston, ONT.

1859 Stranded, Niagara Reef, Tonawanda, NY.

1861 Owned Francis McMasters, Kingston.

1863 Rebuilt at St.Catharines.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Board of Lake Underwriters Marine Directory
Canadian Registers
Erik Heyl, Early American Steamers
Newspaper Clippings
H. G. Runge Collection, Milwaukee Public Library
Steamboat Era in the Muskokas by Richard Tatley
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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CALIFORNIA (1849, Schooner)