ROOT, MATT (1855, Schooner)


Year of Build:
1855
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Grand River, MI
Vessel Type:
Schooner
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Joel Norton
Original Owner and Location:
Fargo & Root, Chicago, IL
Power
Power:
Sail
Dimensions
Length:
133.6'
Beam:
26.3'
Depth:
12'
Tonnage (old style):
387
Final Disposition
Final Location:
4 miles off Beaver Islands.
Lake Michigan.
Date:
16 Aug 1863
How:
Foundered.
Final Cargo:
Corn.
Notes:
Bound Chicago for lower lakes port, she foundered in a squall; crew ashore in her yawl.
History

1855 Enrolled Cleveland, OH.

1857 Enrolled Chicago, IL.

1858, Oct Collision with schooner KYLE SPANGLER at Straits of Mackinaw.

1860 Enrolled Cleveland.

1862 Enrolled Buffalo, NY.

1863, Aug 16 Foundered Lake Michigan; owned E.L. Horton.

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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ROOT, MATT (1855, Schooner)