COMET (1857, Schooner)


Year of Build:
1857
Official Number:
4338
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Buffalo, NY
Vessel Type:
Schooner
Hull Materials:
Wood
Builder Name:
Bidwell, Banta & Co.
Original Owner and Location:
Lake Navigation Co., Buffalo, NY.
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
2
Dimensions
Length:
144'
Beam:
30'
Depth:
12'
Tonnage (old style):
478 16/95
Capacity:
21,000 bushels
Final Disposition
Final Location:
1 mile south Frankfort, MI.
Lake Michigan.
Date:
30 Oct 1870
How:
Wrecked.
Final Cargo:
25000 bushels oats.
Notes:
Bound Chicago - Buffalo, driven ashore; broken up in gale.
History

1858, Apr 13 Owned H.C. Walker, Buffalo, NY.

1860 Owned Russell Dart, Buffalo, NY.

1860, Oct Collision with scow at Detroit River.

1860, Nov 24 Ashore with rye near Buffalo, Lake Erie.

1863 Owned Munn & Scott, Chicago, IL.

1865 Readmeasured 339.98 gross tons.

1868 Chicago District, US4338.

1870, Oct 30 Wrecked Pt. Betsey, Lake Michigan.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Donald V. Baut
Newspaper Clippings
Quayle, Detroit and St. Clair River Towing Association
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

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COMET (1857, Schooner)