CONSTITUTION (1861, Bark)


Year of Build:
1861
Official Number:
4568
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Milwaukee, WI
Vessel Type:
Bark
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Benjamin B. Jones
Original Owner and Location:
G. Norris & J. Page, Milwaukee, WI.
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
3
Dimensions
Length:
148'
Beam:
32'
Depth:
13'
Tonnage (old style):
562
Capacity:
26000 bushels
History

1861, Mar 21 Launched.

1861 Enrolled Milwaukee, WI.

1862, Sep Collision with schooner W.B. ODGEN, Lake Huron.

1862, Oct 28 Aground at Conneaut, OH, with wheat.

1869, Nov Lost sails, damaged Lake Huron.

1870 Repaired Fitzgerald & Leighton's yard, Port Huron; new deck, bowspirit & jib-boom.

1871 Owned Porter & Merrill, Milwaukee, WI.

1873, Sep 10 Aground Peche Island, Detroit River, with grain.

1876 Owned Peter Wex et al, Buffalo, NY.

1876, Oct 26 Ashore at Whitefish Point; towed to Manitowoc by tug LEVIATHAN for repairs; owned Hibbard & Vance.

1879 Owned F. Hurlbut, Green Bay, WI.

1881, Mar 4 Receiving new stern at Cleveland; 145 x 32 x 12, 422 gross tons, 401.54 net tons.

1889, Aug 30 - 31 Stranded after tow line parted; released.

1889, Sep 4 Steamer J.H. SHRIGLEY & tow CONSTITUTION ran ashore on Middle Island; released after jettisoning coal cargo.

1890, Apr 8 Owned A.N. Pinet.

1891, Apr 16 Owned Fred Krause, Port Huron District.

1898 Towed by MAGGIE DUNCAN with FAVORITE.

1906, Sep 21 Owned Runnels & Sinclair, Port Huron; sank at dock, overloaded with limestone at Kelly's Island.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Donald V. Baut
Board of Lake Underwriters Marine Directory
Burton Collection
Edward J. Dowling Collection, University of Detroit - Mercy
William MacDonald Collection, Dossin Great Lakes Museum, Detroit
Quayle, Detroit and St. Clair River Towing Association
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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CONSTITUTION (1861, Bark)