WILLIAMS, C.P. (1853, Schooner)


Year of Build:
1853
Official Number:
4364
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Michigan City, IN
Vessel Type:
Schooner
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Nelson
Original Owner and Location:
Thomas Dyer & C.P. Williams, Chicago, Illinois & Stonington, Conneticut
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
2
Dimensions
Tonnage (old style):
434.03
Capacity:
20,000 bushels
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Near Port Austin, Michigan, Lake Huron
Date:
8 Oct 1876
How:
Sank
Final Cargo:
350,000 feet lumber
Notes:
Sank in storm, all hands lost (six)
History

1853, July 4 Launched; ran Chicago to Buffalo

1853, August 5 Ashore South Manitou Island, Lake Michigan with 17,000

bushels wheat; released by propeller ILLINOIS; repaired

Chicago, new planks & keel

1853, October 8 Enrolled Chicago

1855, May 31 Ashore, west shore Lake Michigan with schooners RAMBLER,

ORIENT & AUSTRALIA

1855, October 10 Sank J.MCBRIDE in collision on Lake Michigan near

South Haven, Michigan

1856, April 27 Lost mainmast, damaged canvas off Death's Door in gale;

repaired Chicago

1856, August 27 Owned J.J. Jones, Chicago District; made a brig

1857, March 31 Owned F.B. Gardner, Chicago District

1857, June Ashore Bailey's Harbor; released

1858, May 3 Lost top mast Lake Michigan; repaired

1861, April 30 Owned H.B. Elkins, Chicago District

1863, April 6 Owned J.A. Reed, Chicago District

1865 Readmeasured 292.31 tons

1866, June 19 Ashore Cleveland, Ohio; released

1866, September 27 Owned Charles Coates, Detroit District

1868, July 16 Collision with propeller NEW YORK near West Sister Island

1868, November 21 Capsized, Charity Island

1869, September 13 Owned H. Buckley, Cleveland, Ohio; made a schooner

1870, January 31 Owned J. Bocarde, Buffalo District

1871, March 22 Owned K. Gray, Buffalo District

1871, June 6 Ashore, Georgian Bay

1876, May 17 Owned J.T. Harvey, Buffalo District; made a barge

1877, October 8 Wrecked, Lake Huron

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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WILLIAMS, C.P. (1853, Schooner)