ALMEDA (1847, Schooner)


Year of Build:
1847
Official Number:
313
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
St. Joseph, MI
Vessel Type:
Schooner
Note: Also described as barge.
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
A. Gilmore
Original Owner:
A. Raymond
Power
Power:
Sail
Dimensions
Tonnage (old style):
269
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Pelee Island.
Lake Erie.
Date:
22 May 1880
How:
Foundered in storm.
Final Cargo:
Lumber.
Notes:
Anchored in storm, stern was wrenched off and she sank. Cargo removed by scow RUSSIA a few days later.
History

1847 Enrolled Detroit, also described as 216 tons and 350 tons.

1848 Enrolled Buffalo, NY.

1849 Enrolled Cleveland, OH.

1849 Detroit District; 269.65 old style tons.

1849 Buffalo Creek District.

1850 Collision with propeller TROY off Erie, PA; had 450 barrels flour.

1851-66 Enrolled Buffalo, NY.

1863 Repaired; owned R. Cardonell or Cardonne, Buffalo, NY.

1864 Owned R. Cardonne or Cardonell, Buffalo, NY.

1864 Sunk at Buffalo; recovered.

1865 214 gross tons.

1866 Owned Buffalo; 265 tons

1867 Rebuilt &enlarged at Conneaut, OH.

1868 Buffalo District; 216.10 tons.

1871 Owned Charles Hanscom; Buffalo,NY.

1872 New outfit.

1876 Owned A. Starkey, Buffalo, NY.

1877, Nov 5 Driven ashore near New Glasgow, ONT (Lake Erie). Rescued Nov 12 by tug WINSLOW & taken to Detroit.

1878, Mar 23 Sold by US Marshall, Detroit, MI.

1878 Damaged in storm, 6 crewmen lost.

1879 Described as barge.

1880, May 22 Sank.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Board of Lake Underwriters Marine Directory
C. E. Feltner Enrollments Database
Erik Heyl, Early American Steamers
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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ALMEDA (1847, Schooner)