ABIAH (1848, Schooner)


Year of Build:
1848
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Irving, NY
Vessel Type:
Schooner
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
2
Dimensions
Length:
134'
Beam:
27' 2"
Depth:
10' 6"
Tonnage (old style):
353.39
Final Disposition
Final Location:
10 - 15 Miles off Sheboygan, WI. Lake Michigan
Date:
 Sep 1854
How:
Capsized in squall.
Notes:
Towed by steam tug ECLIPSE when became wrecked & abandoned. 7 crewmen, 2 passengers saved.
History

1848 First enrolled Buffalo, NY.

1849 June Grounded on shoal near Niagara River, Lake Erie; got off.

1851 May 1 Lost foremast on Lake Michigan; towed into Milwaukee, WI for repairs.

1852 November 12 Aground with cargo iron, Straits of Mackinac; got off.

1853 Jul 27 Buffalo to Detroit, sprung leak as entered Lake Huron. Returned to St. Clair River, towed to Ives' Dry Dock for repairs. Carrying 500 tons iron and a locomotive.

1854 Enrolled Chicago.

1854 September 1 Capsized off Sheboygan, WI, Lake Michigan.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
C. E. Feltner Enrollments Database
Beers, History of the Great Lakes, J. B. Mansfield
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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