MOUNT VERNON (1855, Scow Schooner)


Year of Build:
1855
Official Number:
17745
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
South Black River, MI
Vessel Type:
Scow Schooner
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Henry Smith
Original Owner and Location:
Henry Smith & John Kennedy, Kalamazoo, MI.
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
2
Dimensions
Length:
72' 8"
Beam:
16' 9"
Depth:
4' 10"
Tonnage (old style):
53 35/95
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Off Racine, WI.
Lake Michigan.
Date:
4 Jul 1895
How:
Blown up as July 4th. spectacle.
Notes:
c1895.
History

1856, May 9 Enrolled Detroit, MI.

1862-67 Enrolled Chicago, IL.

1863, Apr 29 Rebuilt by John Johnson, Chicago; 79 x 17 x 6; 75.45 gross tons.

1865 Readmeasured 77 x 17 x 5; 59.84 gross / 56.85 net tons.

1874 Repaired.

1876 Owned Capt. Kelley, Chicago.

1879 Owned H. Jenson, Racine, WI.

c1893, Jul Sank in river at Mitchell & Lewis Dock, Racine, WI; owned Wheeler Minard Bros., St. Charles, IL & M.J. Kelly; raised & abandoned along river bank near W. 6th Street Bridge.

1894, Aug 11 Documents surrendered, Milwaukee, WI, "abandoned".

c1895, Jul 4 Towed into Lake Michigan & blown up.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
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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MOUNT VERNON (1855, Scow Schooner)