FALCON (1853, Schooner)


Year of Build:
1853
Official Number:
9190
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Racine, WI
Vessel Type:
Schooner
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Bailey
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
2
Dimensions
Length:
97'
Beam:
25'
Depth:
8' 5"
Tonnage (old style):
181 59/95
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Chicago, IL.
Lake Michigan.
Date:
 Jun 1876
How:
Wrecked.
Notes:
Sunk mouth of Chicago harbor while being towed in for repairs; declared hazard & blown up.
History

1853, Aug 26 Aground Manistee, MI, Lake Michigan; released.

1854 Enrolled Chicago.

1855, Oct Ashore Grand Haven, Lake Michigan with 5 other schooners & a brig.

1857, Nov 5 Ashore at South Manitou Island, Lake Michigan; owned G. Gray, Buffalo.

1858, May Collision with propeller ROBTERT FOSS off Racine, WI.

1859, Mar 14 Owned Dennis & Robert Wilber, Ottawa Center, MI.

1860 Owned Holt, Chicago.

1861 Large repairs.

1861, Nov 9 Ashore Point Pelee, Lake Erie.

1863 Owned Selock, Kenosha, WI.

1866 Wrecked off Chicago; 4 lives lost.

1868 Same owner; readmeasured 126.22 gross tons; repaired.

1871 Owned Welsh, Chicago.

1871, Apr Lost anchors Vander's Piers, Lake Michigan.

1875, Apr Owned Fay & Smith, Chicago

1875, Oct Ashore at St. Joseph, MI.

1876, Apr Sunk in Chicago harbor in storm, while being towed.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Board of Lake Underwriters Marine Directory
Newspaper Clippings
Steamboat Era in the Muskokas by Richard Tatley
Peter J. VanderLinden
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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FALCON (1853, Schooner)