FLORENCE (1845, Schooner)


Year of Build:
1845
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Newport (Marine City), MI
Vessel Type:
Schooner
Note: Scrollhead.
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Original Owner and Location:
Rider & Bernard R. Hoops, New York, NY.
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
2
Dimensions
Length:
53'
Beam:
16' 7"
Depth:
6' 6"
Tonnage (old style):
47 87/ 95
Final Disposition
Date:
  1867
How:
Wrecked.
Notes:
Wrecked in storm.
History

1845 First enrolled Mackinac, MI.

1845 Fall Owned Gabriel Andreas Frils, Milwaukee, WI; pulled ashore Walker's Point & lengthened to almost twice of original size; back into service in spring of 1846.

1846, Sep Portaged from Sault to Lake Superior.

1847, Spring Seized by Canadian Customs on Lake Superior & condemned for smuggling.

1848, May 24 Advertised for sale.

1854, Dec 7 Struck reef between Kelly's Island; broken into pieces.

1855, Oct Lost deck load, Lake Erie.

1857, Oct 9 Wrecked Muskegeon, MI.

1867 Wrecked in storm.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Donald V. Baut
C. Patrick Labadie
Newspaper Clippings
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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FLORENCE (1845, Schooner)