GOLDEN WEST (1861, Barkentine)


Year of Build:
1861
Official Number:
10199
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Milwaukee, WI
Vessel Type:
Barkentine
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Benjamin B. Jones
Original Owner and Location:
Harrison & Chapin, Milwaukee, WI.
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
3
Dimensions
Tonnage (old style):
616
Capacity:
28,000 bushels
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Near Snake Island, Georgian Bay.
Lake Huron.
Date:
21 Oct 1884
Final Cargo:
Corn.
Notes:
Bound Chicago - Midland, Ontario, ashore in a blizzard & gale; total loss. 1884, Nov 7 Abandoned.
History

1861 Mar Laid down as JNE E. HARRISON; renamed by launch.

1861 Apr 8 Launched, Jones yard on Menominee River; second only to GREAT WEST in size.

1862, Nov 21 Collision with schooner YANKEE off Sarnia, St. Clair River.

1863 Owned Hutchinson & Stone, Milwaukee, WI.

1865 Owned Hibbard, Hutchinson & Stone.

1866 Owned Prindinville, Chicago, IL.

1866, Jul Collision with schooner HORNET, Chicago, Lake Michigan.

1866, Oct Collision with bark BADGER STATE, Buffalo.

1868 456.63 tons, US10199.

1869, Oct Lost sails, sprung leak, Lake Huron.

1869, Nov Ashore above Presque Isle.

1871, Apr Collision with bark SUNNYSIDE, Buffalo.

1872, Oct 14 Collision with vessel on St. Clair River; repaired.

1873, Oct 8 Damaged in collision with schooner GUIDING STAR, Lake Huron.

1874, May Damaged entering Buffalo harbor; large repairs.

1874, Oct Outfit damaged, Lake Michigan.

1879, May 17 Extensive repairs at Mills & Co, Buffalo.

1879, Jun Owned S.P. Brousseau, Chicago.

1881 Converted at Buffalo to wire-rigged three & aft.

1881, Jun 15 Sunk at Escanaba, MI; raised & towed to Chicago by tug J.H.MARTIN.

1883, Jul Aground Manitou Islands, Lake Michigan, with corn; released by steamer CHAMPLAIN.

1883, Aug Repaired Milwaukee.

1884, Oct 21 Wrecked, Lake Huron.

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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GOLDEN WEST (1861, Barkentine)