CAMPBELL, RALPH (1855, Schooner)


Year of Build:
1855
Official Number:
21179
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Cleveland, OH
Vessel Type:
Schooner
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Peck & Masters
Original Owner and Location:
Ralph Campbell, Sheffield, OH.
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
2
Dimensions
Length:
104' 6.12"
Beam:
25' 9.24"
Depth:
9' 8"
Tonnage (old style):
233 32/95
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Near Long Point.
Lake Erie.
Date:
14 Oct 1909
How:
Wreaked in storm.
Notes:
Waterlogged, drifted ashore.
History

1855, Oct 28 Bound Chicago, IL - Buffalo, NY, struck on White Shoal, Lake Michigan; threw 2000 bushels wheat overboard, got off leaking.

1858, Oct Ashore Middle Island, Lake Huron, cargo lumber, got off.

1859, Apr 28 Reported hard on rocks, Hog Island Reef.

1859, May 15 Taken to Milwaukee by LEVIATHON for repairs.

1860 Owned B.S. Sheppard, Chicago.

1861, Nov Ashore Hamilton, ONT, Lake Ontario.

1862 Rebuilt.

1863 Owned Wm. Egan, Chicago.

1866 Owned Elkins & Merrill, Chicago.

1867, Nov Ashore Giant's Tomb, Georgian Bay; released.

1870 Repaired.

1876 Owned Thompson et al, Chicago.

1883, Oct Collision with tug BROTHERS, Chicago River; damage repaired.

1905, Jul Owned Chicago; condemned & sold for use in harbor.

1909, Oct 14 Wrecked.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Donald V. Baut
Dossin Great Lakes Museum
Enrollments, U.S. National Archives
John O. Greenwood
Erik Heyl, Early American Steamers
Newspaper Clippings
Quayle, Detroit and St. Clair River Towing Association
Lorne Joyce
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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CAMPBELL, RALPH (1855, Schooner)