FALCON (1850, Scow Schooner)


Year of Build:
1850
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Plaster Bed, OH
Vessel Type:
Scow Schooner
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Power
Power:
Sail
Dimensions
Tonnage (old style):
162
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Cleveland, OH, west pier.
Lake Erie.
Date:
6 Oct 1869
How:
Wrecked.
Final Cargo:
Shingles.
Notes:
Bound Alpena, MI - Cleveland, OH, went ashore & broke up.
History

1850 Enrolled Sandusky, OH.

1851, Nov Capsized in collision with steamer HENDRIK HUDSON, Lake Erie.

1856, Dec Sunk Kelleys Island, Lake Erie, with lumber.

1858, Oct 7 Bound Buffalo - Port Huron, MI, went missing in storm; wrecked Cleveland Harbor; rebuilt Sandusky, OH, 104'6" x 25' x 7'4", 162 64/95 tons.

1860, Nov 17 Owned Larned B. Johnson, Huron Co., MI.

1861, Apr Collision with steamer FORESTER.

1861, Nov Aground Point au Pelee, Lake Erie with coal; released.

1864 Repaired.

1865 Readmeasured 130 gross tons.

1866 Owned Spalding & Sinclair, Port Huron, MI.

1869, Jun Lost small boat, Detroit River.

1869, Oct 6 Wrecked, Lake Erie.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Board of Lake Underwriters Marine Directory
C. E. Feltner Enrollments Database
Newspaper Clippings
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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FALCON (1850, Scow Schooner)