HILL, FRED (1854, Schooner)


Year of Build:
1854
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Milwaukee, WI
Vessel Type:
Schooner
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
James Madison Jones
Original Owner and Location:
Wells & Hill, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
2
Dimensions
Length:
109'
Beam:
28.5'
Depth:
9'
Tonnage (old style):
268
Final Disposition
Final Location:
North Manitou Island.
Lake Michigan.
Date:
27 Nov 1863
How:
Wrecked.
Final Cargo:
Lumber, salt.
Notes:
Bound Saginaw, MI - Milwaukee, WI & Chicago, IL, ran ashore in storm & abandoned.
History

1854, Apr Launched.

1854, Sep In collision with propeller, bowsprit damaged.

1854, Dec Sprung leak while on Lake Huron, repaired at Mackinac.

1856, Oct Aground Middle Island, Lake Huron, lumber laden; released.

1858, May Ashore three miles north of Chicago in fog; released by tug SALVOR.

1858, Nov Collided with steamer CLEVELAND off Grand Haven, Lake Michigan.

1860 Owned W.H. Hibbard, Milwaukee.

1863, Oct Aground Rondeau, Lake Erie; released by tug MAGNET; taken to Detroit.

1863, Nov Lost, 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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HILL, FRED (1854, Schooner)