AMERICAN CHAMPION (1866, Scow Schooner)


Year of Build:
1866
Official Number:
29300
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Trenton, MI
Vessel Type:
Scow Schooner
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
H. Baker
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
2
Dimensions
Length:
117'
Beam:
27'
Depth:
7'
Tonnage (gross):
155.65
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Near Leamington, ONT.
Lake Erie.
Date:
2 Oct 1875
How:
Wrecked in gale.
Final Cargo:
Wood.
Notes:
Driven ashore in a storm and sunk; crew all safe; stripped & abandoned.
History

1866-69 Enrolled Detroit, MI.

1871-73 Owned Robert White, Trenton, MI.

1872, Oct 10 Damaged Lake Erie, towed into Buffalo.

1875, Oct 2 Wrecked; owned P.Gilcher (et al), Detroit.

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
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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AMERICAN CHAMPION (1866, Scow Schooner)