DOLPHIN (1836, Schooner)


Year of Build:
1836
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Avon, OH
Vessel Type:
Schooner
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Hawley Reed
Original Owner and Location:
Levi Moore, Avon, OH.
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
2
Dimensions
Length:
66' 2"
Beam:
19' 6"
Depth:
7'
Tonnage (old style):
78 50/95
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Between Grand Haven, MI & Chicago, IL.
Lake Michigan.
Date:
 Jun 1853
How:
Lost in storm.
Final Cargo:
Lumber
Notes:
Disappeared in storm; all crew lost.
History

1836, Jun 17 Enrolled Cleveland, OH.

1837, Apr 19 Sloop; 2 sails.

1838, Apr 9 Owned Samuel McCloy, Ohio City, OH & Robert Cather, Cleveland.

1838, Nov Ashore above Conneaut, NY, with dry goods.

1840 Rebuilt, 91 tons; owned John McCloy et al; 64'2" x 19'6" x 7', 78 29/95 tons.

1841 Ran Vermillion - Cleveland.

1842, Sep Sunk in collision with MARTHA FREME on Lake Erie; at Erie.

1843, May 30 Owned Samuel McCloy et al, Ohio City.

1846, Mar 15 Damaged by freshet at Buffalo; repaired.

1848 Carried coal Buffalo, NY - Erie PA.

1849 91.62 tons.

1850 - 53 Four enrollments Chicago, IL.

1853, Jun Owned John B. Wier, Chicago, IL; missing for two weeks, came in damaged.

1853, Jun 13 Lost on Lake Michigan.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
C. E. Feltner Enrollments Database
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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DOLPHIN (1836, Schooner)