COMELY (1847, Schooner)


Year of Build:
1847
Official Number:
4367
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Oswego, NY
Vessel Type:
Schooner
Hull Materials:
Wood
Builder Name:
G.S. Weeks Shipyard
Master Carpenter:
Collins?
Original Owner:
Cooper & Barbour
Power
Power:
Sail
Dimensions
Tonnage (old style):
248.17
Capacity:
300 tons
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Point Abino.
Lake Erie.
Date:
13 Oct 1869
How:
Foundered.
Final Cargo:
Coal.
Notes:
Driven ashore by gale; broke up following day.
History

1847, May 6 Launched.

1847, May Dismasted, Grand River, Lake Erie.

1849 Chicago, IL - Oswego, NY in grain trades.

1850 Rebuilt.

1854, Oct Lost deck load salt.

1858 Oct 10 Grounded on Peach Orchard Reef, Put in Bay, OH, Lake Erie.

1860 Owned Stephen Clark, Oswego, NY.

1861, Oct Stove in by own anchor, waterlogged, lost deck load lumber; towed to Oswego for repairs.

1862, Apr Collided with schooner T.Y. AVERY, Detroit River.

1863 Owned Farnham & Hodge, Buffalo, NY; repaired.

1864, Oct 10 Sank with coal, Point Abino, Lake Erie; raised.

1865 Large repairs, readmeasured 193.88 gross tons.

1865, Oct 26 Grounded near Windsor, ONT, St. Clair River.

1866 Owned Montgomery et al, Buffalo, NY.

1866, Sep 22 Collided with sunken schooner WIMFIELD SCOTT, Cleveland, Lake Erie.

1868 Owned Cleveland, OH; US4367.

1869 Oct 13 Wrecked Lake Erie, owned Captain Becker, Cleveland.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Donald V. Baut
Board of Lake Underwriters Marine Directory
Newspaper Clippings
Steamboat Era in the Muskokas by Richard Tatley
Peter J. VanderLinden
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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COMELY (1847, Schooner)