NUCLEUS (1848, Barkentine)


Year of Build:
1848
Official Number:
18103
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Milwaukee, WI
Vessel Type:
Barkentine
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
S. Furman & Merrill
Original Owner:
Furman, Merrill & A. Sweet
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
3
Dimensions
Length:
140'
Beam:
25' 5"
Depth:
9' 10.5"
Tonnage (old style):
329 55/95
Capacity:
16,000 bushels
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Off Whitefish Point.
Lake Superior.
Date:
21 Sep 1869
How:
Sprang leak & sank in storm.
History

1848, Jun Launched.

1848 - 50 Enrolled Chicago, IL.

1852, Jan 10 Owned H.N. Strong, Detroit, MI.

1853, Apr 20 Owned D.A. Nickle & Charles Gilchrist, Detroit.

1854, May 25 Collided in fog & sank propeller DETROIT, Saginaw Bay, Lake Huron.

1855, May 4 Owned John Owen, Detroit.

1855, Nov Damaged cargo, Lake Michigan.

1857-67 Enrolled Chicago; enrolled Milwaukee, WI. 1863.

1858, Oct Ashore with lumber, Bailey's Harbor, Lake Michigan.

1860 Owned Burch & Co, Chicago.

1860, May Holed by ice, drifted ashore, Lake Erie.

1860, Aug Leaking at Lexington, MI, Lake Huron.

1863 Owned John S. Reed, Chicago; rebuilt 375 tons.

1864 Owned Kirby & Carpenter, Milwaukee.

1865 Readmeasured 297.04 gross tons.

1866, May Holed on Lake Erie; repaired.

1867, Jun Sank Marquette, MI, Lake Superior.

1867, Dec 12 Aground Bay of Quinte, Lake Ontario.

1869, Sep 21 Sank.

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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NUCLEUS (1848, Barkentine)