MINNESOTA (1847, Brigantine)


Year of Build:
1847
Official Number:
16644
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Chicago, IL
Vessel Type:
Brigantine
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
James Averill
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
2
Dimensions
Length:
125.6'
Beam:
23.6'
Depth:
8.2'
Tonnage (old style):
266
History

1848 Enrolled Chicago; ran Chicago - Buffalo with grain.

1850 Attempted voyage to Swansea, Wales, loaded copper ore at Bruce Mines, ONT, went on rocks at entrance to La Chine Canal, St. Lawrence River, repaired but too late to go to sea, trans-shipped cargo at Montreal & returned to Chicago.

1851, Jun 29 Collision with brig OLEANDER, Detroit River.

1852, Nov 27 Aground St. Clair River.

1853, Jul 23 Collision with schooner SALTILLO, Chicago.

1854 Driven against breakwall at Chicago, repaired.

1854, Apr Struck pier at Chicago.

1855, Mar Owned John Prindeville, Chicago.

1855, Nov Lost anchors & chains, Bois Blanc Island.

1856, Oct 28 Ashore at Forestville, Lake Huron.

1857 Ashore at Milwaukee; released.

1860 Owned A.G. Shaik, Milwaukee.

1863 Same owner, Chicago.

1865 Large repairs, converted to schooner, readmeasured 205 gross tons.

1868 Owned at Kenosha, WI.

1868, Nov 25 Wrecked near Manistee, MI, Lake Michigan.

1871 Owned Peterson, Chicago.

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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MINNESOTA (1847, Brigantine)