METROPOLIS (1857, Schooner)


Year of Build:
1857
Official Number:
16414
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Cleveland, OH
Vessel Type:
Schooner
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Peck & Masters
Original Owner:
Elihu M. Peck & Irvine N. Masters
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
2
Dimensions
Length:
126.05'
Beam:
28.3'
Depth:
11.06'
Tonnage (old style):
354 34/95
Capacity:
16,000 bushels
Final Disposition
Final Location:
3 miles south Old Mission Point, Grand Traverse Bay.
Lake Michigan.
Date:
26 Nov 1886
How:
Wrecked.
Final Cargo:
Iron fittings, lumber.
Notes:
Bound for Chicago, she was driven ashore in a storm & wrecked by wave action; may have been recovered & later wrecked Cana Island near Sturgeon Bay, WI in Sep 1893.
History

1857, Apr 4 Launched; had Philadelphia patent steering.

1857, May 5 Enrolled Cleveland; ran Chicago, IL - Buffalo, NY.

1857, Oct Ashore Middle Island Reef, coal laden; released by SALVOR.

1858, May 13 Owned William F. Richmond, Buffalo, NY.

1858, May Ashore off Forty Mile Point with wheat, Lake Huron.

1859, Jun 29 Owned John J. Jewett & Sugustus C. Taylor; ran Buffalo - New York with lumber.

1859, Sep 3 Collision with schooner CAPE HORN, St. Clair Flats, Lake St. Clair.

1862, Oct Damaged downbound from Chicago.

1865, Apr 27 Owned Orson W. Goit, Chicago; readmeasured 124.7 x 28.2 x 11.1', 245.94 gross tons, 233.64 net tons.

1867, Nov 11 Broken in two, Wangoshance with 15,100 bushels wheat.

1869, Apr Collision at Chicago.

1869, Nov Aground Rondeau, Lake Erie.

1869, Nov 6 Ashore Rondeau, ONT.

1872 Repaired.

1874 Repaired.

1875 Repaired.

1878, Nov 7 Aground Collingwood, Georgian Bay; repaired.

1880 Repaired.

1881, Jul 8 Struck bridge at Cleveland; repaired.

1882, Dec Aground Cathead Light, Lake Michigan, lumber laden.

1883, May 25 Collision with steamer MONHANSETT & METACOMET at Door, Lake Michigan; rescued by tug LEVIATHAN; repaired Milwaukee.

1885, May 1 Owned Franklin H. Head, OH.

1886, Nov 26 Wrecked Lake Michigan.

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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METROPOLIS (1857, Schooner)