KETCHUM (1855, Schooner)


Year of Build:
1855
Official Number:
14037
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Huron, OH
Vessel Type:
Schooner
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
F.D. Ketchum
Original Owner and Location:
L.F. Burgess & Solon Burgess, Cleveland, OH.
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
2
Dimensions
Length:
122.75'
Beam:
27.75'
Depth:
8.66'
Tonnage (old style):
268
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Gill's Pier, north of Leland, MI.
Lake Michigan.
Date:
31 Oct 1883
How:
Wrecked.
Final Cargo:
Hardwood.
Notes:
Blown ashore in gale, torn to pieces & abandoned. 1885, Aug 27 Salvage efforts unsuccessful.
History

1855, Oct 31 Enrolled Cleveland, OH.

1855 Damaged.

1856, Jun 7 Aground Bois Blanc Island with lumber, Lake Huron.

1856, Nov 10 Ashore 10 miles north of New Buffalo, MI.

1856, Nov 25 Released.

1857, Jun 23 Collision with schooner WHITMORE, Chicago.

1860, Sep Masts carried away in storm crossing Saginaw Bay, Lake Huron.

1861, May 8 Capsized, Lake Michigan, Straits of Mackinac.

1861, Jul Aground Hog Island, Detroit River.

1861, Sep Collision with tug ARROW, Detroit River.

1862, Aug 10 Damaged in squall, Lake Michigan.

1863 Repaired.

1864, Nov Sunk, Milwaukee, WI.

1865 Readmeasured 121.8 x 28 x 8.45', 187.34 gross / 177.98 net tons.

1866 Owned Harvey & Brothers, Chicago, IL.

1869, Mar 23 Owned William Mueller & T. Becker, Chicago.

1869, Sep Damaged in collision with schooner TOPSEY, Chicago.

1873 Rebuilt.

1874, Aug Collision with schooner B. WALBRIDGE, Lake Michigan.

1874, Nov Collision with schooner JOSIE, Chicago.

1875, Jan 2 Owned William Mueller, Chicago.

1882 Repaired.

1883 Owned Mueller & Christie, Chicago.

1883, May Major repair.

1883, Oct 30 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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KETCHUM (1855, Schooner)