DRESDEN, JOSEPHINE (1853, Schooner)


Year of Build:
1853
Official Number:
12756
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Michigan City, IN
Vessel Type:
Schooner
Note: First vessel on Lakes to have auxillary gas engine.
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
John Debty
Original Owner and Location:
W.P. Ward & Dresden, Michigan City, IN.
Ownership Notes:
Also noted as built by John Betts.
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
2
Dimensions
Length:
95'
Beam:
21.2'
Depth:
6.2'
Tonnage (old style):
116 85/95
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Cresent, west side of Manitou Island.
Lake Michigan.
Date:
27 Nov 1907
How:
Wrecked.
Final Cargo:
Shingles.
Notes:
Torn from dock & blown ashore in gale.
History

1853 Enrolled Chicago, IL.

1857, May Collision with propeller ECLIPSE.

1860, Nov Aground, Lake Michigan.

1863 Owned T. Buckley, Chicago.

1867, Nov 5 Aground, St. Joseph, MI.

1868, Spring Raised & rebuilt, Chicago.

1868 Owned, Chicago; 84.21 gross tons.

1869 Rebuilt, 105'(OA) x 22' x 6.6'.

1871 Owned H. Enrickson, Chicago.

1874 Repaired.

1875 Repaired.

1876 Owned B. Swanson, Chicago.

1877, Nov 11 Damaged in gale.

1901 Owned H.T. Solberg, Racine, WI.

1902 Owned Captain Charles Anderson, Racine.

1907 Made a gas screw freighter.

1907, Nov 27 Wrecked, Lake Michigan.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Board of Lake Underwriters Marine Directory
William MacDonald Collection, Dossin Great Lakes Museum, Detroit
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

DRESDEN, JOSEPHINE (1853, Schooner)
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DRESDEN, JOSEPHINE (1853, Schooner)