GREAT WEST (1854, Barkentine)


Year of Build:
1854
Official Number:
10198
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Oswego, NY
Vessel Type:
Barkentine
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
George Goble
Master Carpenter:
James A. Baker
Original Owner and Location:
H.C. Wright, Oswego, NY.
Ownership Notes:
Enrolled Oswego.
Power
Power:
Sail
Dimensions
Length:
142'
Beam:
26'
Depth:
11'
Tonnage (old style):
360
Capacity:
16,000 bushels
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Chicago, IL.
Lake Michigan.
Date:
 Sep 1878
How:
Scuttled.
History

1854, Apr 23 Launched; enrolled Oswego, NY.

1857, Nov Collision with schooner LOCHIEL, Detroit River; later stranded Sleeping Bear Bay, Lake Michigan with 17,000 bushels wheat.

1858 Raised.

1859, Jun Owned Northwestern Insurance Co, Oswego.

1859, Oct Sprang leak, Lake Erie, coal laden.

1861, Jul 31 Collision with CITY OF BUFFALO; repaired.

1862, Aug Damaged in collision with bark SUNRISE.

1863 Owned Lindgreen, Chicago; large repairs.

1863, Apr Aground St. Clair Flats.

1868 278 gross tons.

1871 Owned Gillett & King, Chicago.

1874, Sep 13 Lumber trade at Green Bay; owned Christian & Co, Chicago; repaired & rerigged as schooner.

1876 Sunk, Chicago.

1877 Raised.

1877, Nov 9 Aground Chicago with cargo lumber; raised.

1878, Sep Scuttled, Chicago.

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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GREAT WEST (1854, Barkentine)