FAIRFIELD (1846, Schooner)


Year of Build:
1846
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Niagara, ONT
Vessel Type:
Schooner
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Louis Shickluna
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
2
Dimensions
Length:
128'
Beam:
26'
Depth:
11'
Tonnage (old style):
223 80/95
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Bailey's Harbor, WI.
Lake Michigan.
Date:
29 Sep 1869
How:
Storm.
Notes:
Ran into reef outside harbor, broke up in heavy seas.
History

1846, May 2 Launched Oswego, NY; enrolled Oswego.

1854 Enrolled French Creek, NY.

1856 Rebuilt, same tonnage.

1858, Jan Dragged ashore, Clayton, NY; released & repaired.

1861 Owned Carey & Calvin, Clayton; large repairs.

1861, Jul Lost mast in lightning strike on St. Lawrence River.

1862 Owned D. Whitney, Detroit, MI.

1863, May Aground Clayton with black walnut, released; bound Toledo - Ogdensburg.

1863, Jul Damaged in collision with ANNA E. RAYNOR at Buffalo.

1866 Owned Dibbble, Detroit.

1868 169.91 gross tons; US9195, Chicago, IL owners.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Donald V. Baut
Board of Lake Underwriters Marine Directory
Erik Heyl, Early American Steamers
Newspaper Clippings
H. G. Runge Collection, Milwaukee Public Library
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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FAIRFIELD (1846, Schooner)