BROWN, WILLIAM O. (1862, Schooner)


Year of Build:
1862
Official Number:
26915
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Buffalo, NY
Vessel Type:
Schooner
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
J.W. Leach
Original Owner and Location:
William O. Brown, Buffalo, NY.
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
3
Dimensions
Length:
139.8'
Beam:
26.3'
Depth:
11.8'
Tonnage (old style):
400
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Near Point Maimanse, ONT.
Lake Superior.
Date:
27 Nov 1872
How:
Driven ashore in storm.
Final Cargo:
Wheat.
Notes:
6 of her 9 crew perished.
History

1865 Readmeasured, 306.98 gross tons.

1865 Sunk by collision on Lake Erie; recovered by tug J.P. CLARK.

1867, Sep Owned at Chicago, IL.

1870, Nov New jibboom & other repairs at Port Huron, MI.

1871 Owned Doyle, Chicago.

1872, Nov 27 Wrecked.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Board of Lake Underwriters Marine Directory
Monograph
Newspaper Clippings
Steamboat Era in the Muskokas by Richard Tatley
Richard J. Wright, Bowling Green State University
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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BROWN, WILLIAM O. (1862, Schooner)