HOMER (1866, Barkentine)


Year of Build:
1866
Official Number:
11303
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Sheboygan, WI
Vessel Type:
Barkentine
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Ames Stokes
Original Owner and Location:
A.P. Lyman, et al, Sheboygan, WI.
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
3
Dimensions
Length:
161'
Beam:
31.2'
Depth:
13.25'
Tonnage (old style):
513 90/95
Capacity:
30,000 bushels
Final Disposition
Final Location:
St. Mary's River.
Date:
  1911
How:
Abandoned, sank.
History

1866, Nov Launched.

1867, Apr 29 Enrolled Milwaukee, WI.

1869 Owned S. & L.F. Burgess, Cleveland, OH.

1869, Jun Damaged in collision with MARCO POLO, Lake Erie.

1869, Nov Damaged hull & cargo, Lake Huron.

1871, Aug Disabled Green Bay, Lake Michigan.

1871, Sep Dismasted, Straits of Mackinac.

1872, Apr 6 Made a schooner, Chicago, IL.

1872, Sep 3 Ashore 6 miles below Port Dalhousie, Lake Ontario, scuttled, released by gunboat RESCUE on 5th.

1872, Dec 3 Stranded Graham Shoals, Straits of Mackinac, recovered by tug RESCUE, 12/9.

1873, Jun 13 Repaired, owned Halstead, Chicago, IL; 163 x 31.66 x 12.75.

1881, Nov 21 Damaged in Lake Michigan gale, Sheboygan, WI.

1881, Dec 22 Hauled out for rebuilding, new frames at ends, keelsons, center board case.

1882, May 25 Milwaukee for repairs from going ashore at Pilot Island; part new keel, part new forefoot, new planking & recaulking.

1887 New stanchions, rails, planksheer.

1887, May 4 Aground Western Islands, Georgian Bay, Lake Huron, corn laden.

1887, May 9 Ashore Hope Island, Georgian Bay, Lake Huron; released & towed to Detroit for repairs.

1888 Towed by ST. JOSEPH in cedar tie trade.

1894 Owned Ramer Bell, Marine City, MI.

1895, Aug 27 Stranded, Misery Point, Thunder Bay; released.

1897 Owned Eugene Westbrook, Marine City.

1903 Rebuilt at Marine City by David Lester as a crane barge.

1905 Owned A.J. Young, Marine City.

1908, Jun 17 Enrollment surrendered Port Huron, MI; sold to Canadians.

1911 Abandoned, owned Standard Contracting Co.

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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HOMER (1866, Barkentine)