BURNS, ROBERT (1848, Brig)


Year of Build:
1848
Official Number:
21177
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Port Huron, MI
Vessel Type:
Brig
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Zadoc Pangborn
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
2
Dimensions
Length:
126'
Beam:
29'
Depth:
10'
Tonnage (old style):
307
Final Disposition
Final Location:
E. of Bois Blanc Island, Straits of Mackinac.
Lake Huron.
Date:
17 Nov 1869
Final Depth:
60'
How:
Foundered.
Final Cargo:
Wheat
Notes:
All crew of 10 lost.
History

Among the last full rigged brigs on the Lakes.

1850, Nov 29 Ashore on East Sister Island, Lake Erie; repaired at Malden.

1854 Milwaukee District.

1854, Oct 19 Cargo of 15,000 bushels wheat.

1860 Owned Durand & Bro., Chicago, IL.

1861 Rebuilt.

1862 Owned John Owen et al, Detroit, MI; major repairs.

1865 Readmeasured, 277 gross tons.

1866 Owned W. Dexter, Chicago.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Board of Lake Underwriters Marine Directory
Erik Heyl, Early American Steamers
Newspaper Clippings
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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BURNS, ROBERT (1848, Brig)