MERRIMAC (1852, Schooner)


Year of Build:
1852
Official Number:
16456
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Oswego, NY
Vessel Type:
Schooner
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
George S. Weeks
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
3
Dimensions
Length:
115.2'
Beam:
23.6'
Depth:
10.1'
Tonnage (old style):
269
History

1852, Aug 31 Launched at Oswego, NY.

1856, Jul Struck by lightning, upper Lakes.

1856, Nov 4 Aground Grand River, ONT, Lake Erie.

1860 Owned Penfield & Co, Oswego.

1862, Sep Aground Big Point Sauble, Lake Michigan.

1863 Owned David Dall, Oswego.

1863, Oct Collision with schooner TWIN SISTER, Lake Huron.

1865 Enrolled Chicago.

1866 Owned William Stewart, Detroit.

1866, Oct Lost foretopmast, Lake Michigan.

1867, May 1 Owned Bollivir & Gramson, Detroit; foundered at Long Point, Lake Erie, one survivor, reported lost but raised & repaired.

1869 Converted to lumber barge.

1870, Jun 20 Lost deckload in storm, Lake Erie while in tow of steamer DUBUQUE.

1871 Owned Cuddy, Detroit.

1873, Oct Bound Cleveland - Toronto, lost foremast & main topmast on Lake Erie.

1874 Towed by steamer DUNKIRK.

1875 Aground Point au Barques, Lake Huron.

1879 Owned Clark et al, Saginaw, MI.

1883, Nov Collision with schooner ELLEN SPRY, Port Huron.

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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MERRIMAC (1852, Schooner)