NORTHAMPTON (1847, Schooner)


Year of Build:
1847
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Sandusky, OH
Vessel Type:
Schooner
Note: Square rigged; also called brig.
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Daniel Dibble
Original Owner:
Francis Whitney et al
Power
Power:
Sail
Dimensions
Length:
119'
Beam:
25' 3"
Depth:
8' 9"
Tonnage (gross):
241.82
Final Disposition
Final Location:
SE point Thunder Bay Island near Alpena, MI.
Lake Huron.
Date:
2 Nov 1854
How:
Wrecked.
Final Cargo:
Railroad iron & 800 barrels apples.
Notes:
Drove ashore & wrecked in a storm; crew rescued by 4 US Govt. lifeboats carried with her.
History

1847 Enrolled Sandusky, OH.

1847, May Launched.

1848 Ran Buffalo - Sandusky with grain.

1850, Dec Arrived Chicago minus mainmast, cargo destroyed by water in hold.

1852 Enrolled Buffalo, NY.

1853 Ran Buffalo - Chicago, IL.

1853, Jun Ashore near Two Rivers, WI.

1853, Jul Repaired Dry Dock, Chicago.

1853, Sep Damaged by gale, Michigan City, IN with steamer PURITAN cargo of wheat; repaired Chicago, IL.

1854, May 12 Aground 12 miles above Malden.

1854, Nov 2 Owned Watson A. Fox, Buffalo, wrecked Lake Huron.

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

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NORTHAMPTON (1847, Schooner)