BANCROFT (1836, Schooner)


Year of Build:
1836
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Point Peninsula, NY
Vessel Type:
Schooner
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
2
Dimensions
Tonnage (old style):
112
Final Disposition
Final Location:
South Pier, St. Joseph, MI.
Lake Michigan.
Date:
19 Nov 1842
How:
Wrecked.
Final Cargo:
Salt, apples & merchandise.
Notes:
Went ashore in gale after striking bar entering harbor; several feet of water in hold; total wreck.
History

1840, Oct 13 Ran foul of creek near Milwaukee; cargo: flour & wheat.

1842, Nov 23 Ashore off mouth of St. Joseph, MI, with salt cargo; owned Wheeler, Porter, & Bouton, Buffalo, NY.

1842 Lake Michigan grain trade; owned C. Boughton, Wheeler, & Porter.

1842 Nov 19 Wrecked.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Board of Lake Underwriters Marine Directory
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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BANCROFT (1836, Schooner)