DEFIANCE (1848, Schooner)
Identification
Year of Build:
1848
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Maumee, OH
Vessel Type:
Schooner
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Captain Roby
Original Owner:
Roby & Thompson
Power
Number of Masts:
2
Dimensions
Length:
115'
Beam:
25.5'
Depth:
0'
Tonnage (old style):
250
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Middle Island, halfway between Presque Isle & Thunder Bay Island.
Lake Huron.
Date:
20 Oct 1854
How:
Collision.
Final Cargo:
Grain.
Notes:
Bound Chicago, IL - Detroit, MI & Buffalo, NY, collided with brig J.J. AUDUBON halfway between Presque Isle, MI & Thunder Bay Island; both sank. 1996 Wreck discovered by Captain Ed Ellison.
History

1848, Mar 30 Launched for Maumee River trade.

1849 Enrolled Miami District, OH; 253.57 tons.

1849, Dec 4 Burned at Perrysburg, PA; cabin & interior damaged, hull OK.

1850 Enrolled Maumee City.

1853, Oct 10 Ashore Hog Island, Detroit River, MI; cargo grain.

1854, Oct 20 Collided with brig J.J. AUDUBON, Middle Island, MI, Lake Huron; both sank.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Enrollments, U.S. National Archives
Erik Heyl, Early American Steamers
C. Patrick Labadie
Newspaper Clippings
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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DEFIANCE (1848, Schooner)