CROCKER, HANS (1856, Barkentine)


Year of Build:
1856
Official Number:
11174
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Milwaukee, WI
Vessel Type:
Barkentine
Hull Materials:
Wood
Builder Name:
James M. Jones
Original Owner and Location:
W.B. Hibbard & Stewart, Milwaukee, WI.
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
3
Dimensions
Length:
180'
Beam:
32' 9"
Depth:
11'
Tonnage (old style):
473
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Fox Point near Kenosha, WI.
Lake Michigan.
Date:
29 Nov 1876
How:
Foundered.
Final Cargo:
Shingles, hardwood & timber.
Notes:
Bound Little Sturgeon Bay - Chicago, sprang a leak battling a gale; purchased as a wreck.
History

1856, May Launched.

1856, Nov Grounded Beaver Island Reef, Lake Michigan.

1858, Nov 2 Record trip 15 days 16 hours taking 270,000 feet lumber, Buffalo, NY possibly from Chicago, IL.

1860 Owned W. B. Ogden, Chicago.

1863 Owned Peshtigo Co., Chicago.

1864 473 tons.

1865 335.03 gross tons.

1868 US11174.

1869, Apr Collided with canalboat, Chicago harbor, Lake Michigan.

1869, Nov Grounded, Straits of Mackinaw; lightered off.

1871, Sep Lake Michigan gale damage.

1876 Owned H. Buckley, Buffalo, NY.

1876, Nov 29 Sank; owned A. M. Spear, Little Sturgeon, WI.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Board of Lake Underwriters Marine Directory
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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CROCKER, HANS (1856, Barkentine)