MONTANA (1864, Schooner)


Year of Build:
1864
Official Number:
16340
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Clayton, NY
Vessel Type:
Schooner
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
John Oades
Original Owner and Location:
Fowler & Esseltyne, Clayton, NY.
Power
Power:
Sail
Dimensions
Length:
138'
Beam:
27'
Depth:
11'
Tonnage (old style):
422
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Off Long Point.
Lake Erie.
Date:
7 Aug 1910
How:
Sank.
Notes:
While in tow of propeller FAIRMONT, sprang a leak & sank; bound Walkerville, ONT - Kingston, ONT for machinery.
History

1864, Apr 26 Enrolled French Creek.

1865 346 gross tons.

1866, Apr Bound Oswego, NY - Chicago, IL, went aground at Wilson, Lake Ontario, coal laden.

1868 345.59 gross tons; enrolled Detroit & Erie.

1870 - 72 Home port Detroit, MI.

1871, Sep Ashore Wellington Beach, 24,000 bushels corn, bound Chicago - Kingston, ONT.

1871 New deck; owned Merrick, Fowler & Esseltyne.

1874, Nov Aground, Point au Pelee, Lake Erie.

1876 Owned Merrick & Co.

1879 245 tons.

1880 Major repairs.

1881 Major repairs.

1882 Towed by J. M. OSBORN; 345.59 gross / 328.32 net tons.

1887, Aug Owned Harlow Brothers, Toledo, OH.

1890, Nov 2 Lost tow of CRUSADER, ore laden, wrecked on Middle Island near Presque Isle, Lake Huron; bound Escanaba - Sandusky; stripped & abandoned.

1891 Recovered; owned Nicholas Barkell, rebuilt at Bay City.

1892, Nov Towed by S. C. CLARK.

1900 Towed by MAINE.

1910, Jun Sold Canadian; Kingston, ONT.

1910, Aug 7 Sank Lake Erie.

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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MONTANA (1864, Schooner)