MCBRIDE, JAMES (1848, Brig)


Year of Build:
1848
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Irving, NY
Vessel Type:
Brig
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Charles Stevens
Original Owner:
Captain J. Whittet & A.G. Morgan
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
2
Dimensions
Length:
125' 11"
Beam:
25' 5.5"
Depth:
9' 7.5"
Tonnage (old style):
271 89/95
Capacity:
12,000 bushels
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Near Sleeping Bear Point.
Lake Michigan.
Date:
19 Oct 1857
Final Depth:
15'
How:
Wrecked.
Final Cargo:
Wood.
Notes:
Mound Manitou Islands - Detroit, went ashore & wrecked in storm.
History

1848, Mar Launched Cattaraugus Creek, first vessel to carry cargo W. Indies - Chicago.

1848, Nov 13 Owned Pascal Pratt et al, Buffalo, New York.

1848, Dec 4 First foreign shipment from Atlantic seaboard - Great Lakes.

1849, Apr 20 Struck the bar at Buffalo in gale, 2' water in hold, wheat cargo.

1850, May 1 Ashore below Buffalo piers.

1851, Mar 3 Owned Oliver Bugbee, Buffalo.

1851, May 1 Ashore Buffalo, corn laden.

1852, Jun 11 Collision with vessel, Lake Erie.

1853, Jan 31 Owned Charles Trintor et al, Buffalo.

1853, Aug 27 Owned Elon. W. Headson, Detroit.

1854, Aug 15 Collision with brig CASTALIA.

1855, Feb 16 Owned J.F. Stafford.

1855, Apr 19 Owned Hudson, Ranney & Rounds.

1855, Oct 6 Rammed by schooner C.P. WILLIAMS & ran ashore 7 miles north of South Haven, Lake Michigan; also noted as off Milwaukee, WI.

1856, Apr 16 Owned Louis M. Voyer (J.M. Sawyer), St Clair, MI.

1856, May Ashore at mouth of Saginaw Bay, MI.

1857, Jun 18 Owned John Stafford, Chicago.

1857, Oct 19 Ashore in gale near Sleeping Bear Point, Lake Michigan.

1857, Nov Gear & rigging salvaged.

1989, Sep SCUBA divers located wreck 200 yards offshore in 15' water.

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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MCBRIDE, JAMES (1848, Brig)