NIAGARA (1860, Barkentine)


Year of Build:
1860
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Port Dalhousie, ONT
Vessel Type:
Barkentine
Note: One of Lakes' largest sailing craft, with copper fastenings & iron knees.
Hull Materials:
Wood
Builder Name:
Muir Brothers
Original Owner and Location:
Muir Brothers, Port Dalhousie.
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
3
Dimensions
Length:
143'
Beam:
26.2'
Depth:
14'
Tonnage (old style):
476
Capacity:
25000 bushels
Final Disposition
Date:
  1869
How:
Abandoned at sea.
History

1860, Mar 25 First launched.

1860, Aug - Nov First trip to Liverpool, England.

1861, Oct 22 Second trans-Atlantic trip; Toronto, ONT - Liverpool, England.

1864, Sep 24 Ashore "3 miles above Detroit", MI, Lake St. Clair, assisted by steamer MAGNET.

1865 381 gross tons.

1869 Abandoned at sea.

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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NIAGARA (1860, Barkentine)