CHAMPION (1863, Barkentine)


Year of Build:
1863
Official Number:
4277
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Cleveland, OH
Vessel Type:
Barkentine
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Quayle & Martain
Original Owner and Location:
Mather & Barclay, Chicago, IL
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
3
Dimensions
Length:
182.5'
Beam:
33.4'
Depth:
13.5'
Tonnage (old style):
803
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Russell Island, below Algonac.
St.Clair River.
Date:
13 Jul 1903
How:
Sunk in collision.
Final Cargo:
Coal.
History

1863 - 66 Owned Mather & Barclay, Chicago, IL

1865 586 gross tons, 556 net tons.

1867 Owned Buffalo, NY.

1868 Made a 3 mast schooner.

1871-76 Owned Anderson, et. al., Buffalo.

1876 Sunk at Manistee, MI piers.

1881, Jun 1 Stranded at N. Manitou Island, Lake Michigan.

1881 Rebuilt as towbarge.

1886 - 1903 Towed by steamer ST.LOUIS in lumber & coal trades.

1899, Jun 27 Damaged by fire, Toledo, OH; owned James Roe, Niagara Falls Paper Co., Niagara Falls.

1900 Owned J.L. Crosthwaite, Buffalo.

1903, Jul 13 Collision with steamer ROBERT W.E. BUNSEN, sank; was in tow of steamer ST.LOUIS.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Donald V. Baut
Board of Lake Underwriters Marine Directory
C. E. Feltner Enrollments Database
H. G. Runge Collection, Milwaukee Public Library
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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CHAMPION (1863, Barkentine)