EXCELSIOR (1847, Schooner)


Year of Build:
1847
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Milan, OH
Vessel Type:
Schooner
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
S. Ruggles
Original Owner:
Smith & Walker
Power
Power:
Sail
Dimensions
Tonnage (old style):
247 55/95
Capacity:
12,000 bushels
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Claybanks Reef, near Port Stanley, ONT.
Lake Erie.
Date:
 Nov 1862
How:
Wrecked.
Notes:
Aground & wrecked.
History

1847, Apr 14 Launched Milan, OH; enrolled Buffalo; ran Detroit - Buffalo & Chicago with grain & lumber.

1848, Oct Towed schooner JOSEPHINE.

1849 Enrolled Buffalo Creek District.

1849, Mar Damaged in freshet at Chicago, IL.

1852, Apr Owned Fox & Bruce, Buffalo.

1853, May 30 Collided with steamer JOHN OWEN & sunk in mouth of Detroit River, coal laden.

1853, Jun 21 Raised; repaired Malden, ONT.

1854 Enrolled Buffalo, NY; 247.55 tons.

1854, Jul Aground Sleeping Bear, Lake Michigan.

1854, Nov Wheat laden, lost fore boom & split sails in a storm bound Milwaukee, WI - Buffalo, NY.

1854, Dec 4 Ran into her anchor in Chicago, IL & sank; cargo railroad iron.

1855, Nov Wheat laden, sprang leak on Lake Michigan; repaired Milwaukee, WI.

1856, May 14 Ashore Old Mackinaw, MI, with wheat cargo.

1861, Oct 24 Wrecked Pt. Abino, Lake Erie with lumber.

1862 Lost Port Stanley, ONT.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Donald V. Baut
Erik Heyl, Early American Steamers
C. Patrick Labadie
Newspaper Clippings
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

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EXCELSIOR (1847, Schooner)