MIDDLESEX (1856, Schooner)


Year of Build:
1856
Official Number:
16437
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Cleveland, OH
Vessel Type:
Schooner
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Quayle & Martin
Original Owner and Location:
Clark, Brainard, & Ferguson, Cleveland
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
2
Dimensions
Length:
136.4'
Beam:
26.4'
Depth:
11.9'
Tonnage (old style):
396
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Mid ocean.
Atlantic Ocean.
Date:
 Sep 1876
How:
Sunk.
Final Cargo:
Staves.
Notes:
Bound for Europe, she sunk; crew rescued.
History

1856, May 27 Enrolled Cleveland, OH.

1856, Nov 4 Aground Grand River, ONT, Lake Erie, salt laden, released by tug RELIEF.

1857, Oct Leaking, damaged wheat cargo, Lake Michigan.

1858, Apr Damaged in gale, Lake Huron.

1860 Owned Diodate Clark, Cleveland, OH.

1860 Strengthened, repaired.

1861, May Collision with steamer EMERALD, Detroit River.

1863, Nov 29 Collision with Cleveland wharf, Lake Erie; repaired.

1865 266.39 gross tons; repaired.

1866 Owned Johnson & Davis, Cleveland.

1869, Jun Damaged by collision at Chicago.

1869, Sep Aground Neebish Rapids, St. Mary River.

1871, Aug Foremast damaged, Lake Huron.

1872 Ashore, Point aux Pins, Lake Superior.

1872, Dec 5 Aground Round Island, Lake Superior.

1873 Sprang a leak & water logged off Marquette, MI.

1873 Repaired.

1876 Owned Lyman & Wright, Milwaukee, WI.

1876, May 23 Cargo of staves purchased to send to Oporto, Portugal this fall.

1876, Sep 7 Started voyage across Atlantic Ocean.

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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MIDDLESEX (1856, Schooner)