GOLDEN FLEECE (1862, Barkentine)


Year of Build:
1862
Official Number:
10197
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Cleveland, OH
Vessel Type:
Barkentine
Hull Materials:
Wood
Builder Name:
Peck & Masters
Original Owner and Location:
Buckingham & Sturges Co., Chicago, IL.
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
3
Dimensions
Length:
166'
Beam:
30.5'
Depth:
12.2'
Tonnage (old style):
609 56/95
Final Disposition
Final Location:
7 miles west Dunkirk, NY.
Lake Erie.
Date:
17 Oct 1890
How:
Wrecked.
Notes:
Grounded in storm but lightly damaged; wrecked in another storm before purchased by Captain Reid, Bay City. His salvage efforts were unsuccessful & finally abandoned September 1892. 1895, Apr 6 Burned by arsonists.
History

1862, Apr 17 Launched; in grain trade.

1862, Apr 28 Enrolled Cleveland, OH.

1865 Large repairs; 451 gross tons, 429.37 net tons; rig changed to schooner, 161 x 30.42 x 12.6.

1866 Owned Wiley M. Egan et. al., Chicago, IL; grain trade Chicago - Lake Erie ports.

1866, Aug Lost spars, Lake Michigan.

1866, Oct Lost anchor, Lake St. Clair.

1866, Nov Lost foretopmast, Lake Michigan.

1867, Jul Damaged in Lake Erie storm.

1868 451.96 gross tons, US10197.

1868, Oct 23 Damaged in Lake Michigan storm.

1869, May Large repairs by Fitzgerald & Leighton.

1869, Jun Aground Chicago.

1869, Aug 5 Collision with schooner MEDITERRANEAN, Chicago River; aground this month, Pointe au Barques, Lake Huron.

1869, Nov 3 Stranded Hog Island reef; repaired Doville & Bates.

1871, Aug Aground Port Austin reef, Lake Huron.

1877, Oct Rebuilt as schooner; one of fastest sailing vessels on Lakes.

1878 - 1883 Ran Buffalo, NY - Chicago in grain trade.

1883, Jun Collision with schooner barge CHICAGO BOARD OF TRADE on Saint Clair River off Algonac, MI.

1887, Spring Owned John J. Duffy & James Rourke; rebuilt.

1887 Wrecked Erie, PA.

1889, Apr Owned E.K. Porter, John Doville et. al, Cleveland.

1889, May 27 Grounded Lake Saint Clair; repaired.

1889, Nov 4 Coal laden, bound Cleveland - Milwaukee, repaired; canvas loss Manitowoc, WI.

1890, May 27 Ashore Lake George, lost tow of steamer PICKANDS; released by latter.

1890, Oct 14 Wrecked, Lake Erie.

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 FLEECE (1862, Barkentine)