FLYING MIST (1861, Barkentine)


Year of Build:
1861
Official Number:
9188
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Cleveland, OH
Vessel Type:
Barkentine
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Ira LaFrinier
Original Owner and Location:
Winslow Line, Cleveland, OH.
Ownership Notes:
N.C. Winslow.
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
3
Dimensions
Length:
137'
Beam:
26'
Depth:
12'
Tonnage (old style):
400
Final Disposition
Final Location:
8 miles south of Frankfort, MI.
Lake Michigan.

Date:
15 Nov 1883
How:
Storm.
Final Cargo:
Iron Ore.
Notes:
Dismasted by gale, driven ashore & sank, all crew safe.
History

1861, Aug Launched.

1861, Sep 3 Arrived Detroit, MI on maiden voyage.

1861, Sep Lost topmasts in squall.

1863, Apr Aground St. Clair Flats, Lake St. Clair; released.

1863, May 5 Aground Point Pelee, Lake Erie with wheat.

1863, Sep Lost anchor, St. Clair River.

1864, Oct 6 Aground St. Clair Flats; released.

1868 Owned Chicago, IL; 316.16 gross tons; US9188.

1869, Nov Lost sails, sprung leak, Lake Huron.

1871 Owned Thomas Hood, Chicago.

1871, May 27 Bound Chicago - Kingston with wheat, went ashore on Salmon Point in fog with barque ACORN.

1871, Aug Collision on St. Clair Flats.

1871, Sep Aground Mammy Judy at Detroit.

1881, May 11 Aground on Wangoshance Point, Lake Michigan.

1883, Nov Lost on Lake Michigan.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Donald V. Baut
Board of Lake Underwriters Marine Directory
C. E. Feltner Enrollments Database
Inland Seas, Great Lakes Historical Society
Newspaper Clippings
Quayle, Detroit and St. Clair River Towing Association
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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FLYING MIST (1861, Barkentine)