COMET (1857, Scow Schooner)


Year of Build:
1857
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Algonac, MI
Vessel Type:
Scow Schooner
Hull Materials:
Wood
Builder Name:
Gilbert Townsend
Original Owner and Location:
C.C. Follcutt (Folkerts), Algonac, MI.
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
2
Dimensions
Length:
64'
Beam:
18'
Depth:
5'
Tonnage (old style):
52 10/95
History

1860, Jul Rebuilt, 66'2" x 18'8" x 6', 64 80/95 tons.

1866 Owned J. Phaneuf, Detroit, MI.

1866, Sep 11 Sank 8 miles of mouth of Detroit River, Lake Erie due to hull failure; cargo plaster; crew rescued by CITY OF TOLEDO; raised in November.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Donald V. Baut
Steamboat Era in the Muskokas by Richard Tatley
Peter J. VanderLinden
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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COMET (1857, Scow Schooner)