CRAWFORD, LEMUEL (1855, Bark)


Year of Build:
1855
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Black River, OH
Vessel Type:
Bark
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
William Jones
Original Owner and Location:
Lemuel Crawford et al, Cleveland, OH.
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
3
Dimensions
Length:
135'
Beam:
30'
Depth:
11.6'
Tonnage (old style):
450
Capacity:
700 tons
Final Disposition
Final Location:
1.5 miles off East Sister Island.
Lake Erie.
Date:
10 May 1858
How:
Stranded in storm.
Final Cargo:
Wheat, 20,000 bushels.
Notes:
Bound Chicago - Buffalo; ran into heavy gale; lost control & struck reef. Crew rescued by tug R.R. ELLIOTT of Detroit after two days in rigging.
History

Designed for Cleveland & upper Lakes coal trade.

1858 Stranded in storm.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Donald V. Baut
Erik Heyl, Early American Steamers
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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CRAWFORD, LEMUEL (1855, Bark)