MICHIGAN (1816, Schooner)


Year of Build:
1816
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Black Rock, NY
Vessel Type:
Schooner
Note: First double topsail schooner.
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Sneedon
Original Owner:
Sill, Thompson & Co. et al.
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
2
Dimensions
Length:
75'
Beam:
22.3'
Depth:
9.2'
Tonnage (old style):
132 35/95
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Niagara Falls, Horse-shoe Falls.
Niagara River.
Date:
 Sep 1827
Notes:
As an exhibition attracting a large crowd, was loaded with various animals, including buffalo, bear, camel & geese & sent over the falls; MICHIGAN too large to enter lake harbors & partially unseaworthy; under direction of Captain James Rough.
History

1816 Enrolled Buffalo, NY.

1817 Build completed at Buffalo.

1820, Aug 19 Owned Walter Norton et al, Buffalo.

1822, Jun 26 Owned Sheldon Thompson et al, Black Rock, OH.

1826, Aug 12 Owned Abraham Haines, Portland, OH.

1827, Jun 19 Owned Benjamin Napier, Cuyahoga, OH.

1827, Sep Sent over Niagara Falls.

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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MICHIGAN (1816, Schooner)