BAY CITY (1857, Brig)


Year of Build:
1857
Official Number:
2135
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Portsmouth (East Saginaw), MI
Vessel Type:
Brig
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Samuel J. Tripp
Original Owner and Location:
H.D. Braddock, E. Saginaw, MI
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
2
Dimensions
Length:
140.2'
Beam:
29'
Depth:
10.4'
Tonnage (old style):
418
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Alpena, MI.
Lake Huron.
Date:
29 Nov 1902
How:
Wrecked on piers.
Final Cargo:
None.
Notes:
Dragged anchors & driven against piers at harbor entrance.
History

1857 Enrolled Detroit MI.

1858, Apr Dismasted Lake Huron, got into Detroit, MI.

1858, Oct Ran on Point Pelee Reef with grain cargo; pulled off.

1860 Owned H.D. Braddock, Portsmouth, MI.

1864 Readmeasured 306 gross tons.

1867 Enrolled Chicago, IL & Buffalo, NY.

1868 Enrolled Chicago.

1869 Burned Detroit, MI; later reduced to barge.

1870, Apr 18 Owned James Johnson, Bay City, MI.

1871 Owned Chicago.

1871, Nov 24 Ashore 11 miles west of Port Colborne, Lake Erie; bulwarks & stern washed away.

1874 Repaired.

1875, May 8 Sold by F.W. Fifield to Ames Eastman.

1876 Owned Eastman & Co., East Saginaw, MI.

1879 Rebuilt; owned R. & B. Shepherd, Bay City, MI; operated in Saginaw River lumber trade; towed by one of local steambarges.

1880, Nov 22 Dragged ashore Erie, PA; badly damaged.

1880 - 81 Repaired.

1881, Jul 14 Owned G.S. Colwell, Harrisville, MI; 306.23 gross tons/290.92 net tons.

1888, Apr 17 Owned E.C. Recor, Marine City, MI; barge with 2 masts; towed by MARK HOPKINS.

188-?, Nov 20 Stranded in snow storm; saved.

1895 Owned C.A. Chamberlain, Detroit; towed by steambarge HURON CITY; capacity of 350,000 board feet.

1901 Rebuilt; 8' deckloads; crew 7.

1902, Nov 29 Wrecked Alpena, MI; abandoned.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
American Bureau of Shipping
C. E. Feltner Enrollments Database
John O. Greenwood
Inland Lloyds’ Marine Directory
Newspaper Clippings
John E. Poole notes, Bowling Green State University
Steamboat Era in the Muskokas by Richard Tatley
Peter J. VanderLinden
Loudon G. Wilson
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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BAY CITY (1857, Brig)