CLAYTON (1854, Barkentine)


Year of Build:
1854
Official Number:
4332
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Clayton, NY
Vessel Type:
Barkentine
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
John Oades
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
3
Dimensions
Length:
138'
Beam:
20'
Depth:
11'
Tonnage (old style):
381.5
Final Disposition
Final Location:
20 miles NE of Point aux Barques.
Lake Huron.
Final Depth:
300'
How:
Sank in collision with bark ERASTUS CORNING.
History

1858, Oct Collided with & sank schooner MINERVA COOK off Long Point, Lake Erie.

1860 Owned E.S. Merrick & Holt, Clayton, NY.

1861, Sep Ran aground on breakwater at Buffalo, lost bowsprit & jibboom; released.

1863 Owned Holt & Co., Clayton.

1864 Repaired.

1865 278 gross tons.

1866 Owned Minor & Bissell, Toledo, OH; rebuilt as barge; 304.65 gross tons.

1868 US4332; owned Chicago, IL.

1868, Jun 5 Sank in collision.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Board of Lake Underwriters Marine Directory
C. E. Feltner Enrollments Database
Erik Heyl, Early American Steamers
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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CLAYTON (1854, Barkentine)