DRIVER (1856, Schooner)


Year of Build:
1856
Official Number:
6201
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Milwaukee, WI
Vessel Type:
Schooner
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
James M. Jones
Original Owner and Location:
John Thorsen, Milwaukee, WI.
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
2
Dimensions
Length:
103'
Beam:
26'
Depth:
8'
Tonnage (old style):
174
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Point Betsy.
Lake Michigan.
Date:
30 Aug 1901
How:
Wrecked.
Final Cargo:
Hardwood.
Notes:
Capsized & wrecked, crew escaped in yawl.
History

1856 Enrolled Milwaukee, WI.

1862, Apr Sprang leak, Lake Michigan, with wheat.

1863 Owned Smith & Goodman, Milwaukee.

1864 Mackinac District.

1865, Apr 14 Owned James Keako, Chicago, IL.

1865, Oct 2 Owned T. Simms.

1865, Nov 8 Capsized, Lake Michigan near Grand Haven; one life lost.

1866, Apr 27 Owned A. Squires, Detroit, MI.

1866, Sep 24 Owned H. Squires, Grand Haven, MI.

1867, Jun 7 Owned T. Kirby, Grand Haven.

1868, Mar 28 137.35 gross tons.

1869, Apr Damaged by collision with schooner R.B. CAMPBELL near Chicago.

1869, May Aground Evanston, IL, Lake Michigan, with lumber.

1869, Jul 13 Owned F. Little, Chicago; sprung leak on Lake Michigan.

1869, Aug Struck bridge at Chicago; large repairs.

1869, Nov Damaged in gale, Lake Michigan.

1870, Apr 1 Owned J. Taylor, Chicago.

1871 Owned F. Canfield, Grand Haven.

1872 Repaired.

1874, Sep Sunk, Lake Michigan, with wood; raised.

1877 New deck.

1877, Sep 2 Waterlogged on Lake Michigan.

1882, Mar 15 Owned Thomas Page, Chicago.

1883, May Damaged in collision with propeller ARMENIA while in tow of tug CHICAGO at Chicago; large repairs.

1883, Jul 6 Owned David Miller, Chicago.

1889, Jan 14 Owned E. Engbretson, Grand Haven.

1901, Jul 19 Owned Victor & John Anderson, Benton Harbor, MI.

1901, Aug 30 Wrecked, Lake Michigan.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Board of Lake Underwriters Marine Directory
Steamboat Era in the Muskokas by Richard Tatley
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

DRIVER (1856, Schooner)
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DRIVER (1856, Schooner)