GIDDINGS, J.R. (1844, Brigantine)


Year of Build:
1844
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Ashtabula, OH
Vessel Type:
Brigantine
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Stephen Lockwood
Original Owner and Location:
Henry Sammis, Ashtabula, OH.
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
2
Dimensions
Length:
114'
Beam:
25' 8"
Depth:
9' 8"
Tonnage (old style):
257 49/95
History

1844, Sep 7 Enrolled Cleveland, OH.

1845, Jun Ran Buffalo, NY - Chicago, IL in 20 days.

1845, Dec 2 Lost rigging in collision with Brig CLARION.

1847, May 8 Aground in Lake Michigan gale.

1847, Sep 10 Collision with schooner FUR TRADER off Pt. Abino.

1847, Nov 15 Ashore near Buffalo, New York piers, jettisoned deck load of flour; released.

1848, Jun 30 Owned R.C. Paine, St. Joseph, MI.

1848, Sep 27 Ashore below Buffalo pier with schooner CONSTELLATION.

1849, Apr 3 Sails & rigging burned in J.F. Porter warehouse fire, St. Joseph, MI.

1852, Sep 21 Disabled on Lake Huron.

1854, Aug Sprung leak, Lake Erie with railroad iron.

1854, Nov Damaged on St. Clair Flats.

1855, Oct 28 Collided with brig CUMBERLAND in St. Clair River.

1856, Aug Leaking, Lake Michigan; repaired Milwaukee.

1856, Nov Dismasted Chicago, Lake Michigan.

1857, Jul 21 Capsized & sank SE of Two Rivers, WI, Lake Michigan, seen by schooner KYLE SPANGLER between Big & Little Point Au Sable.

1857, Jul Owend E.A. Bruce, Chicago, IL.

1864, Nov 4 Ashore Buffalo in gale, deck load of flour thrown over.

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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GIDDINGS, J.R. (1844, Brigantine)