PREBLE (1842, Schooner)
Identification
Year of Build:
1842
Official Number:
20026
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Buffalo, NY
Vessel Type:
Schooner
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Bidwell & Banta
Original Owner:
Jay & Webster
Power
Number of Masts:
2
Dimensions
Length:
98'
Beam:
26.2'
Depth:
9.2'
Tonnage (old style):
217.34
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Off Long Point, Lake Erie
Date:
2 Nov 1874
How:
Wrecked
Notes:
Broke up in storm trying to run to shelter; crew rescued by steamer SAINT PAUL
History

1842 Enrolled Buffalo, New York

1843, November Grounded Milwaukee, Wisconsin; jettisoned 200 barrels

salt

1845, November Ashore Buffalo; released

1846, October Ran Buffalo to Chicago with grain

1850, March Owned G.T. Williams, Buffalo, New York

1855 Enrolled Milwaukee, Wisconsin; large repairs

1857, October Grounded at Chicago; released by tug MCQUEEN

1858, December Damaged sails & rigging on Lake Michigan

1860 Owned G.A. Norris, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

1861 Enrolled Detroit, Michigan

1863 Owned Ellery & Spaulding, Port Huron

1865 166 gross tons

1866 Rebuilt & enlarged

1867, April 12 Owned Cummings, S.Geel & J.H. Squier, Detroit, Michigan

1867, September Lumber laden, aground head Bois Blanc Island

1868 Rebuilt; 166.71 gross tons; owned Port Huron, Michigan

1870, April 13 Owned George R. Green, Lakeport, Michigan

1871 Owned Farrands & Green, Detroit

1874 Wrecked, Lake Erie

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
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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PREBLE (1842, Schooner)