CONVOY (1854, Schooner)


Year of Build:
1854
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Buffalo, NY
Vessel Type:
Schooner
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
D. O'Connor
Built on Bottom of:
POSSIBLY 1844 CONVOY IF RECOVERED BY WILLIAM PIKE, JUL 1855.
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
2
Dimensions
Length:
130'
Beam:
26'
Depth:
12'
Tonnage (old style):
367
Final Disposition
Final Location:
8 miles off Port Burwell, ONT.
Lake Erie.
Date:
28 Jul 1862
Final Depth:
12 fathoms.
How:
Collision.
Final Cargo:
18,000 bushels wheat.
Notes:
By mid-November, she had drifted along the bottom to 8 miles southwest of Port Stanley, ONT.
History

1859, Jun 7 Ashore on Pelee Island, Lake Erie; tug OSWEGO attempting rescue.

1860 Owned H.N. Strong, Detroit, MI.

1861, Nov Ashore, Point Pelee, Lake Erie.

1862 Owned Captain Hodson.

1862, Jul 28 Collision with bark SAM WARD & sank.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
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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CONVOY (1854, Schooner)