EXCELSIOR (1865, Bark)


Year of Build:
1865
Official Number:
7350
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Buffalo, NY
Vessel Type:
Bark
Note: Round stern & no figure head.
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
H.J. Williams
Original Owner and Location:
John Kelderhouse, Buffalo, NY.
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
3
Dimensions
Length:
156.2'
Beam:
30.4'
Depth:
12.1'
Tonnage (gross):
374.8
Final Disposition
Final Location:
North of Thunder Bay Island, MI.
Lake Huron.
Date:
15 Oct 1871
How:
Foundered.
Final Cargo:
Grain.
Notes:
Foundered in gale, all but one lost.
History

1865, Apr 22 Enrolled Buffalo, NY.

1866, May 9 Owned Thomas Kelderhouse, Glenn Arbor, MI.

1867, Feb 21 Owned George J. Morton et al, Erie, PA.

1869, Nov Strained, nearly foundered, Lake Michigan.

1870, Mar 31 Owned William G. Zimmerly et al, Erie, PA.

1871 Owned E. Foote, Erie, PA.

1871, Oct 9 Foundered.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Donald V. Baut
Bowling Green State University, Historical Collections of the Great Lakes
Enrollments, U.S. National Archives
C. Patrick Labadie
Steamboat Era in the Muskokas by Richard Tatley
Peter J. VanderLinden
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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