COQUETTE (1858, Schooner)


Year of Build:
1858
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Perry, OH
Vessel Type:
Schooner
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Bailey Bros.
Original Owner and Location:
Orson Harper, Lake County, OH.
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
2
Dimensions
Length:
90.45'
Beam:
20.75'
Depth:
8'
Tonnage (old style):
139 67/95
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Mid Lake.
Lake Michigan.
Date:
9 Jul 1866
How:
Storm.
Notes:
Capsized; total loss with all hands, 4 in crew. This may be COQUETTE, 1857.
History

1858, Oct Struck shoal Turtle Island, got off, ran on W. Sister Reef, got off; grounded on Peach Orchard shoal; made Put-In-Bay & sank.

1859, Jul 29 Purchased by U.S. Government for Lake survey; refitted; may have been owned by O. Harper, Fairport, OH & chartered to government.

1860 Rigging changed to add sail; will operate with steamers SEARCH & SURVEYOR in upper Lake Huron & Lake Michigan.

1864, Oct Same owner; wrecked on Rock Island, Green Bay.

1865, Dec 11 Rebuilt; owned Captain Sanders.

1866, May 24 Sold by government; enrolled as merchant vessel; register #5057; 95.91 gross tons.

1866, Jul 9 Lost on Lake Michigan.

1867 82.32 gross tons; owned Vermillion, OH.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Donald V. Baut
Board of Lake Underwriters Marine Directory
Burton Collection
Edward J. Dowling Collection, University of Detroit - Mercy
Enrollments, U.S. National Archives
Erik Heyl, Early American Steamers
Inland Lloyds’ Marine Directory
C. Patrick Labadie
Newspaper Clippings
Quayle, Detroit and St. Clair River Towing Association
H. G. Runge Collection, Milwaukee Public Library
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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COQUETTE (1858, Schooner)