EUREKA (1847, Brig)


Year of Build:
1847
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Black River, OH
Vessel Type:
Brig
Hull Materials:
Wood
Original Owner:
W. A. Adair
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
2
Propulsion Notes:
1849 Rerigged as barque for voyage to California.
Dimensions
Length:
137'
Beam:
26'
Depth:
0'
Tonnage (old style):
372 88/95
History

1847, May 8 Enrolled Cleveland, OH; worked as grain hauler Buffalo - Chicago.

1847, Jun 8 Lost part of rigging in blow off Buffalo.

1848, Nov 2 Struck bar going into Buffalo & drifted ashore with 13,000 bushels corn.

1849, May 1 Collided with schooner ODDFELLOW near St. Clair River.

1849 Re-rigged as barque.

1849, Sep 26 Departed Buffalo - San Francisco, CA; 56 passengers & assorted cargo.

1849, Sep 28 Rammed steamer LONDON lying at dock after entering Welland Canal.

1849, Oct 4 Held up at Welland Canal to trim sides in order to fit through smallest lock.

1849, Oct 24 Cleared customs at Montreal, QUE.

1850, Jul 16 Entered port of San Francisco.

1850, Oct 26 Left San Francisco for return with 136 passengers; 72 days to reach Acapulco, Mexico where passengers disembarked after almost starving; vessel reportedly sold for $1,800 to pay for food & passengers accounts.

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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EUREKA (1847, Brig)