GLADIATOR (1854, Scow Brig)


Year of Build:
1854
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Sheffield (Black River), OH
Vessel Type:
Scow Brig
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
W. H. Adams
Original Owner and Location:
William H. Adams, Sheffield, OH.
Ownership Notes:
James N. Upham, Harmand V. Thompson, E. Brooks.
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
2
Dimensions
Length:
99' 4.5"
Beam:
23' 11"
Depth:
7' 11"
Tonnage (old style):
169 42/95
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Near Grosse Pointe, Chicago, IL.
Lake Michigan.
Date:
 Jul 1890
How:
Foundered.
Final Cargo:
Lumber.
Notes:
Captain & owner Stephen Thompson drowned; remainder of crew rescued by life saving crew; finally sunk 2 miles off Chicago Marine Hospital.
History

1854, Jul 22 Enrolled Cleveland, OH.

1855, Aug 18 Owned James Upham et al.

1857, Nov Lost centre board, Detroit River.

1860 Owned J.N. Upham, Black River, OH; 169 gross tons.

1863 Owned W.W. Hart, Detroit, MI.

1865 Owned William Callaway et al, Detroit, MI; repaired; 141 gross tons, brigantine scow.

1872 Rebuilt.

1876 Owned Reitz Brothers, Chicago, IL.

1881, Apr Sold by Frank Wood & Walter J. Smith, Kenosha, WI to George Budge et al, Milwaukee, WI.

1890, Jul Wrecked Lake Michigan; owned Stephen Thompson.

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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GLADIATOR (1854, Scow Brig)