KINGSFORD, THOMAS (1856, Schooner)


Year of Build:
1856
Official Number:
24143
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Oswego, NY
Vessel Type:
Schooner
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
G.W. Rogers
Original Owner and Location:
Kinyon, Collins & Abbey, Oswego, NY
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
2
Dimensions
Length:
135'
Beam:
11.5'
Depth:
25.5'
Tonnage (old style):
375
Capacity:
17000 bushels
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Waugoschance Point.
Lake Michigan.
Date:
8 Apr 1871
How:
Wrecked.
Final Cargo:
Corn.
Notes:
Cut by ice floe & sank, later went to pieces in storm, no loss of life.
History

1856 Enrolled Oswego, NY.

1856, Sep Launched.

1857, Feb Damaged by freshet, Oswego area.

1860 Owned Doolittle et al, Oswego.

1860, May Damaged by collision with schooner ST. JAMES, Chicago, IL.

1865 Readmeasured 263 tons.

1866 Owned John Reed, Chicago.

1868 US24143, 363.09 gross tons.

1869, Oct Lost centreboard, Lake Michigan.

1871 Owned Whitbeck, Chicago; repaired.

1871, Apr 8 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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KINGSFORD, THOMAS (1856, Schooner)