J.H. DRAKE (1855, Schooner)


Year of Build:
1855
Official Number:
12757
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Black River, OH
Vessel Type:
Schooner
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
William Jones
Original Owner and Location:
R.C. Winslow, Cleveland, OH.
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
2
Dimensions
Length:
131' 11"
Beam:
26' 2"
Depth:
10' 11"
Tonnage (old style):
350 4/95
Capacity:
17,000 bushels
Final Disposition
Final Location:
North of Chicago harbor, IL.
Lake Michigan.
Date:
28 Sep 1872
How:
Storm.
Final Cargo:
Lumber.
Notes:
Driven ashore in gale, hogged & broke up.
History

1855, Apr 28 Enrolled Cleveland, OH.

1855, Sep 18 Stranded 4 miles north of Chicago, IL.

1856, Sep Collision in Straits of Mackinaw with schooner MILWAUKEE.

1860 Owned C.D. Spaids, Chicago.

1860, Nov 13 Sunk by collision with pier at Cleveland, OH.

1861, Apr Aground, coal laden, Bois Blanc Island.

1863 Owned Gillett & King, Chicago; major repairs.

1863, Aug Collision with brig DAVID FERGUSON, St. Clair River.

1868 270.77 gross tons.

1869, Jul Damaged in collision with schooner ST. ANDREW at Marquette, MI, Lake Superior.

1869, Aug Aground, Detroit River; released; repaired, Detroit.

1869, Nov Aground Grand Traverse, Lake Michigan with salt & lumber.

1870 Released; repaired, Chicago.

1872, Sep 28 Wrecked, Lake Michigan.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Erik Heyl, Early American Steamers
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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J.H. DRAKE (1855, Schooner)