ACONTIAS (1856, Schooner)

Year of Build:
Official Number:
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Oswego, NY
Vessel Type:
Hull Materials:
Number of Decks:
Master Carpenter:
James Navagh
Original Owner and Location:
Avery & Baker, Oswego, NY
Number of Masts:
Tonnage (old style):
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Presque Isle, MI,
Lake Huron.
29 Oct 1887
Drifted ashore.

1860, Jun 1 Damaged in collision with propeller GLOBE near Bar Point, ONT, mouth of Detroit River.

1863, Aug 27 Aground Stony Point, MI, Detroit River; got off.

1863, Nov Wrecked Colchester, ONT.

1866, Jun 9 Rebuilt at Detroit; 136.5 x 25.8 x 10.5; 264.4 gross tons; owned John P. Clark, Detroit.

1866, June 11 Owned John Moore, Detroit.

1867, Jul Collided with propeller AKRON, Lake Erie.

1869, Sep Struck on Bar Point & sprang leak.

1869, Oct Aground Fighting Island, ONT, Detroit River.

1869, Nov Outfit damaged in gale, Lake Erie.

1872, Nov 17 Ashore Sodus, NY.

1877, Sep 29 Owned S. B. Grummond, Detroit; US 1394.

1880, Mar 26 Owned John & P. J. Monaghan, Detroit.

1882, Sep 25 Owned Richard M. Hutchings, Detroit; 251.18 net tons.

1883, Aug Aground Lake Michigan; drydocked at Chicago, IL.

1884, Apr 22 Owned John V. Moran, Detroit.

1884, Apr 30 Drifting near shore in rain & light fog; saved.

1884, Oct 2 Pounded hard against dock in gale.

1885, May 6 Owned M. H. O'Toole, Detroit.

1887, Oct 29 Wrecked.

From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Donald V. Baut
Board of Lake Underwriters Marine Directory
C. E. Feltner Enrollments Database
Newspaper Clippings
John E. Poole notes, Bowling Green State University
Steamboat Era in the Muskokas by Richard Tatley
Alpena County George N. Fletcher Public Library
WWW address
Agency street/mail address

211 N. First Ave.
Alpena, Michigan 49707

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ACONTIAS (1856, Schooner)