NORMAN (1863, Propeller)


Year of Build:
1863
Official Number:
18167
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Oswego, NY
Vessel Type:
Propeller
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
B. Morgan & Co.
Original Owner and Location:
Littlejohn, Dane & Co. & Cheney Ames, Oswego, NY.
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
1
Dimensions
Length:
137'
Beam:
26'
Depth:
13'
Tonnage (old style):
431 93/95
Final Disposition
Final Location:
3 miles N. Pentwater, MI.
Lake Michigan.
Date:
11 Nov 1883
How:
Wrecked.
Notes:
Bound Michigan City, IN - Manitowoc, WI, wrecked in a gale, pounded to pieces; schooner CHARLES LULING beached there same day. 1884, Jul Machinery raised by schooner EXPERIMENT.
History

1863, Sep 29 Enrolled Oswego, NY.

1863, Oct Aground Beaver Island with salt.

1863, Oct 27 Aground at Buffalo, NY, Lake Erie.

1865, Apr 25 Owned Barbette F. Leopold, Chicago, IL; readmeasured 2 decks 135.4 x 26 x 12.6'; 545.23 gross tons.

1866, Jul Overhauled Chicago, IL; owned Leopold Austin & Co.

1866, Oct Holed & sunk Sault River.

1867, May 10 Owned Julia M. Austrian & Barbette F. Leopold, US18167; ran Chicago, IL - Duluth, MN on Lake Superior People's Line with passengers & freight.

1869, Sep Sunk Detour, Lake Huron; raised.

1869, Nov Aground Neebish Rapids, St. Mary's River.

1869, Nov Collision with propeller TONAWANDA, Manitou Islands, Lake Michigan.

1871 First commercial steamer through New Duluth Ship Canal; new deck.

1871, May 13 Owned Joseph & Mary Austrian, Chicago, IL.

1874, Jun Burned at Chicago; repaired Bates & Co. Yard, Chicago.

1874, Aug Collision with schooner STURGESS at Chicago.

1875 Rebuilt.

1877 Laid up North Branch, Chicago.

1878, Aug 1 Owned Richard G. Peters, Manistee, MI.

1879, May 2 Rebuilt as steambarge at Sheboygan, WI, 1 deck, 2 masts, 166.2 x 26 x 12.8'; 465 gross / 388.01 net tons, capacity 400,000' lumber; ran on Lake Michigan towing schooner J. A. STRONACH.

1882 Ran from Escanaba, MI.

1883, Nov 11 Wrecked Lake Michigan.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
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

NORMAN (1863, Propeller)
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NORMAN (1863, Propeller)