HANDY, AUGUSTUS (1855, Schooner)


Year of Build:
1855
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Cleveland, OH
Vessel Type:
Schooner
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Quayle & Martin
Original Owner and Location:
John F. Warner & Ralph H. Harman, Cleveland, OH.
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
2
Dimensions
Length:
126' 7.68"
Beam:
26' 0.96"
Depth:
11' 1.32"
Tonnage (old style):
338 38/95
Capacity:
15,000 bushels
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Near Spectacle Reef,
Lake Huron.
Date:
7 May 1861
How:
Stranded, sank in gale.
Final Cargo:
16,000 bushels of wheat.
Notes:
Bound Chicago, IL - Buffalo, NY, stranded & later broke up; crew saved by propeller CLEVELAND.
History

1855, Jul 27 Launched.

1855, Aug 20 Enrolled Cleveland, OH.

1855, Sep 1 Struck by lighting on Lake Huron, lost both masts; towed to Port Huron by steamer SAM WARD.

1855, Sep Damaged by collision with propeller ST. LAWRENCE.

1856, Dec 2 Damaged at Chicago by Lake Michigan gale.

1860, Nov 29 Lost canvas & boat, leaking on South Bay, Lake Michigan near Milwaukee, WI.

1860 Owned Rice, French & Co., Cleveland, OH.

1861, May 7 Lost near Spectacle Reef, Lake Huron, crew saved by propeller CLEVELAND; owned R.M. Harmond.

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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HANDY, AUGUSTUS (1855, Schooner)