DREADNAUGHT (1856, Schooner)

Year of Build:
Official Number:
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Oswego, NY
Vessel Type:
Hull Materials:
Number of Decks:
Builder Name:
George R. Rogers
Original Owner and Location:
Clemow & Bloore, Oswego, NY.
Ownership Notes:
Game Cock Line, Canadian.
140' 8"
26' 2"
Tonnage (old style):
412 80/95
18,000 bushels
Final Disposition
Sunk & abandoned.

1856 Enrolled Oswego, NY.

1857, May 2 Owned J.G. Glenal et al, Oswego.

1857, Dec 1 Sails blown out of SAUGEEN, ice covered; salvaged by propeller NAPOLEON.

1858, Apr 8 Owned J.P. Penfield, Oswego.

1858, Oct Aground on reef near Gibralter, Detroit River, with salt; released.

1860 Owned Penfield, Lyon & Co., Oswego.

1863 Repaired.

1863, Apr 10 Owned W. Doyle et al, Oswego.

1864, Apr 15 Owned E.P. Dorr et al, Buffalo, NY.

1865 302.76 gross tons.

1866, Apr 18 Owned Lyman Cook et al, Buffalo.

1866, Sep 5 Owned C.M. Lingren & Charles Pratt, Chicago, IL.

1867, Mar 11 Owned J. Richardson, Chicago.

1868, Mar 16 Owned A. Williams, Chicago.

1869, Apr 6 Owned D. Williams, Chicago.

1870, Oct 28 Ashore Grand Island, Munising, MI, Lake Superior; salvaged by tug J.D. Dudley & Jay C. Morse.

1871, Oct 14 Owned S.B. Grummond, Detroit, MI.

1872, Apr 12 Owned John Johnston, Port Huron, MI; listed as barge, 136.1 x 26 x 11.4, 302.76 gross tons.

1874, Apr 9 Owned Peter Van Heumel, Port Huron.

1875, Sep 16 Sank, Sarnia Bay, Lake Huron.

1876 Owned Johnson, Bay City, MI.

1876, Apr 14 Owned E. Niggle & Charles H. Pagle, Cleveland, OH.

1879, Jun 30 Documents surrendered; "Vessel sunk & abandoned".

From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Board of Lake Underwriters Marine Directory
Erik Heyl, Early American Steamers
Newspaper Clippings
Quayle, Detroit and St. Clair River Towing Association
David Swayze Shipwreck Database
Steamboat Era in the Muskokas by Richard Tatley
Peter J. VanderLinden
Alpena County George N. Fletcher Public Library
WWW address
Agency street/mail address

211 N. First Ave.
Alpena, Michigan 49707

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DREADNAUGHT (1856, Schooner)