BRITON (1836, Schooner)

Year of Build:
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Prescott, ONT
Vessel Type:
Hull Materials:
Number of Decks:
Builder Name:
Luke Shea
Original Owner:
Hooker, Henderson & Co.
Number of Masts:
Tonnage (old style):

1836, Sep 28 Launched.

1839 Owned British Naval Service; 3 guns.

1846, Aug 5 Sold at auction to Robert Gastin, 250 tons burthen, rebuilt as 3 masted schooner.

1847 - 48 Large repairs by Robt. Gaskin, Kingston.

1851 Lengthened & rebuilt, Kingston, 3 masts, 204 tons; owned Routh & Davidson, Port Stanley, ONT.

1851, Nov Ran to Halifax.

1855, Oct 2 Ashore at Long Point, Lake Erie with corn; recovered, owned Andrew Miniker, Milford, ONT.

1857 Rebuilt at Kingston, ONT by George Thurston; renamed GEM, 228 tons.

1858 Owned Joseph Doyle, Kingston.

1858 Renamed BRITON.

1862, Sep 17 Grounded at Detroit, Detroit River.

1863 Owned Allan Doyle, Kingston.

1864 Owned Ellen Doyle, Kingston; rigged as barkentine.

1864, Apr 27 Capsized off Duck Islands, crew saved.

1865, Aug 6 Robert Post, Pickering, NY, (US Registry).

1867 - 70 Schooner, US10155; 216.92 gross tons.

1867, Nov 29 Aground at Dunkirk, Lake Erie.

1873 Out of registry, no explanation.

From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Board of Lake Underwriters Marine Directory
Canadian Registers
Inland Lloyds’ Marine Directory
H. G. Runge Collection, Milwaukee Public Library
Steamboat Era in the Muskokas by Richard Tatley
Peter J. VanderLinden
Alpena County George N. Fletcher Public Library
WWW address
Agency street/mail address

211 N. First Ave.
Alpena, Michigan 49707

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BRITON (1836, Schooner)