MERIDIAN (1848, Schooner)


Year of Build:
1848
Official Number:
16408
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Black River, OH
Vessel Type:
Schooner
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
William Jones
Original Owner and Location:
The Winslow Fleet, Cleveland, OH.
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
2
Dimensions
Length:
120.4'
Beam:
23'
Depth:
9'
Tonnage (old style):
243.77
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Sister Bay, WI.
Lake Michigan.
Date:
 Oct 1873
How:
Wrecked.
Notes:
Grounded on Sister Island Shoal & pounded to pieces
History

1848 Enrolled at Cleveland, OH; ran Black River - Buffalo with staves.

1849 Enrolled Chicago.

1850, Aug 9 In collision with steamer TECUMSEH near Erie, PA, Lake Erie; considerable damage to both.

1852, Nov 15 Beached near Windmill Point, Detroit River.

1854, Dec Ashore near smelting works, lower Detroit River; released.

1855, Aug 30 Sunk in Cuyahoga River.

1858 Large repairs at Chicago, damaged in gale.

1860 Owned A.H. Cobert, Chicago.

1864 Owned C. Walker, Chicago.

1865 Readmeasured 184 gross tons.

1866 Owned Conkright, Chicago.

1871 Owned J. Downey, Chicago.

1872 Ashore near Muskegon, MI, Lake Michigan; released.

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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MERIDIAN (1848, Schooner)