COMMODORE CHAUNCEY (1843, Schooner)


Year of Build:
1843
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Silver Creek, NY
Vessel Type:
Schooner
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Charles Huntrey or Hemsley
Original Owner and Location:
Chauncey Lamphere, Silver Creek, NY.
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
2
Dimensions
Length:
64' 1"
Beam:
19' 1"
Depth:
7' 7"
Tonnage (old style):
80 17/95
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Between Point Abino & Gravelly Bay, ONT.
Lake Erie.
Date:
30 Aug 1858
How:
Capsized, foundered in storm.
Final Cargo:
Staves.
Notes:
Owned Captain R.N. Bigelow; no lives lost.
History

1843, Nov 1 Enrolled Buffalo, NY.

1844, May 9 Ran on shore near Grand River, Lake Erie; damaged bulwarks & lost rudder; released by revenue cutter ERIE.

1854 - 55 Rebuilt at Charles Stevens shipyard, Irving, NY.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Donald V. Baut
Enrollments, U.S. National Archives
Erik Heyl, Early American Steamers
Newspaper Clippings
Steamboat Era in the Muskokas by Richard Tatley
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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COMMODORE CHAUNCEY (1843, Schooner)