MIDNIGHT (1856, Schooner)


Year of Build:
1856
Official Number:
16438
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Cleveland, OH
Vessel Type:
Schooner
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Peck & Masters
Original Owner and Location:
Lemuel Crawford, Cleveland
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
2
Dimensions
Length:
135.7'
Beam:
26.2'
Depth:
11.1'
Tonnage (old style):
382 16/95
Final Disposition
Final Location:
On AuSable (Fish) Point near Oscoda, MI.
Lake Huron.
Date:
27 Nov 1889
How:
Wrecked.
Final Cargo:
Lumber.
Notes:
Wrecked in gale while in tow of steamer SS WILHELM with schooner barge MEARS. 1890, Dec 31 Enrollment surrendered, Detroit.
History

1856, May 16 Enrolled Cleveland, OH.

1857, Sep Aground Gratiot Rapids, St. Clair River.

1858 Ran Cleveland - Lake Superior carrying coal & iron.

1858, Jul 16 Owned Sir Francis Drake & Robert McLaughlan, Cleveland.

1859, Mar 5 Owned F. Drake & Lemuel Crawford, Cleveland.

1859, Mar 14 To take cargo of lumber to San Francisco & run to Humboldt Bay during the winter.

1859, Nov 19 Damaged, Lake Huron storm.

1860 Owned Crawford & Price, Cleveland.

1861, Aug Aground Peach Island, Detroit River, coal laden.

1861, Sep Aground Bar Point, Lake Erie.

1862, Apr Damaged in tow on St. Clair River.

1863 Owned S.F. Drake, Cleveland.

1863, Sep Damaged in collision with propeller FOUNTAIN CITY.

1865, Apr 26 Remeasured Cleveland, 136.58 x 26.16 x 11', 287.78 gross / 273.39 net tons.

1870 Repaired.

1876 Owned McDonald & Hale, Chicago, IL.

1876, Aug 26 Collision with prop OAKLAND, Bay City, MI.

1877, Aug 13 Owned William McDonald, Bay City.

1879 Barge.

1881, Mar 28 Owned Emory J. Vance et al, Bay City.

1882 Towed by BENTON in Cleveland & Saginaw lumber trade.

1888, Jan 11 Owned E.J. Vance, Bay City.

1888, Dec 15 Receiving new deck beams at the McLauglin slip, Bay City.

1889, Nov 29 Wrecked, Lake Huron.

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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MIDNIGHT (1856, Schooner)