CONTEST (1855, Schooner)


Year of Build:
1855
Official Number:
4348
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Buffalo, NY
Vessel Type:
Schooner
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
F.N. Jones
Original Owner and Location:
Hart, Neuman & Co., Buffalo, NY.
Power
Power:
Sail
Dimensions
Length:
126'
Beam:
28' 8"
Depth:
11'
Tonnage (old style):
379
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Near mouth of White Lake, MI.
Lake Michigan.
Date:
25 Oct 1882
How:
Ashore.
Notes:
She was stripped & broke up a few days later.
History

1855, Nov 30 Lost foremast & bowsprit in Lake Huron storm.

1858, Apr Owned Taylor & Jewett, Buffalo, NY.

1858, Oct Arrived at Detroit; 240 bushels wheat damaged, lost anchors, chains & sails in storm.

1860, Aug 2 Bound Port Colborne - Milwaukee, WI, sprang leak on Lake Erie; repaired Clark's dry dock, Detroit, MI.

1863 Large repairs.

1866 Owned N.C. Winlow, Buffalo.

1868, Sep 25 Ashore, Pelee Island, Lake Erie.

1868, Oct Owned at Chicago, IL, Captain Martin A. Gunderson; reportedly lost in Lake Erie snowstorm.

1870, Oct 17 Stranded Mill Point, Lake Erie.

1876 Owned S. Cobb, Chicago, "unseaworthy".

1882 Driven ashhore, Lake Michigan.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Donald V. Baut
Board of Lake Underwriters Marine Directory
Canadian Sessional Papers
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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CONTEST (1855, Schooner)