AYER, J.V. (1856, Barkentine)
Identification
Year of Build:
1856
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Cleveland, OH
Vessel Type:
Barkentine
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Peck & Masters
Original Owner and Location:
B.S. Shepard & Samuel Hale, Chicago, IL
Power
Number of Masts:
3
Dimensions
Length:
136.5'
Beam:
25.1'
Depth:
11.6'
Tonnage (old style):
383
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Lake Michigan off St. Joseph, MI
Date:
4 Nov 1856
How:
Foundered.
Final Cargo:
17,000 bushels of wheat.
Notes:
Lost with all hands, 10 lives.
History

143' overall, designed for Atlantic trade.

1856, Nov 4 Sunk on second trip.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Donald V. Baut
Steamboat Era in the Muskokas by Richard Tatley
Contact
Contact
Alpena County George N. Fletcher Public Library
Email:specialcollections@alpenalibrary.org
Website:
Agency street/mail address:
211 N. First Ave.
Alpena, Michigan 49707
USA
(989)356-6188
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AYER, J.V. (1856, Barkentine)