CONGRESS (1844 or 1841, Schooner)


Year of Build:
1844 or 1841
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Algonac, MI
Vessel Type:
Schooner
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Chester Jr. Kimball
Original Owner and Location:
Gurden & Chester Kimball, Algonac, MI.
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
2
Dimensions
Length:
99'
Beam:
24'
Depth:
9' 8"
Tonnage (old style):
206 32/95
History

1844, Oct 18 Ashore below Amherstburg, ONT.

1845, Sep 29 Owned George Foot et al, Detroit, MI.

1846, May 18 Owned Thomas L. Sacker, Chicago, IL.

1852 Owned Fox & Bruce.

1853, Dec 3 Ashore & dismasted Pt. Betsey, Lake Michigan, with apples & railroad iron for Milwaukee, WI.

1854, Oct Owned & repaired by G. Phifter, Milwaukee; used in Green Bay lumber trade.

1860 Owned C. P. Foster, Milwaukee.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Donald V. Baut
Board of Lake Underwriters Marine Directory
Erik Heyl, Early American Steamers
Newspaper Clippings
Loudon G. Wilson
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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CONGRESS (1844 or 1841, Schooner)