WEST CHESTER (1846, Schooner)


Year of Build:
1846
Official Number:
26227
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Huron, OH
Vessel Type:
Schooner
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
F.D. Ketchum
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
2
Dimensions
Length:
112'
Beam:
23'
Depth:
8'
Tonnage (old style):
207.64
History

1846 Enrolled Buffalo, New York

1846, October Ashore below lighthouse at Buffalo wtih 8,500 bushels

wheat

1847, October 11 Ashore Middle Island 5 miles from Kelley's Island

with wheat; owned Marsh, Sandusky, Ohio

1848, November 29 Ashore, Long Point

1852, March Arrived Buffalo after being stranded late December

1853 Large repairs; owned E.L. Nason, Erie, Pennsylvania; also noted

owned Galen Eastman

1863 Owned G. Eastman, Chicago, Illinois

1864, October 4 Ashore Middle Island with wheat

1865 149 gross tons

1867 153 gross tons; rebuilt

1876 Owned R. Leason, Chicago

1882, December Waterlogged, towed by tug TILLOTSON Horseshoe Bay to

Sturgeon Bay; stranded enroute in blinding snowstorm

1885 Stranded Plum Island

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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WEST CHESTER (1846, Schooner)