COLONEL COOK U4366

AUGUSTA (1855, Schooner)

  • Barge
  • 20ffw 6m
  • 128ft Length
  • Lorian OH, Lake Erie
  • 41 30.540    82 02.527

Chronological History #

  • Often confused with COL. COOK, schooner built 1855 Newport, MI.
  • 1855, Jul 19 Launched.
  • 1858, Oct Owned George W. Bissell, Detroit, MI.
  • 1860, Sep 8 Collided with steamer LADY ELGIN, north of Winnetka, IL, Lake Michigan; sunk with 400 lives.
  • 1861, Feb Renamed COL. COOK.
  • 1862, Sep Lost centerboard Lake Erie.
  • 1863 Owned, B.G. Stimson, Detroit.
  • 1966 Owned, Jas. Greenleaf, Cleveland, OH.
  • 1868 250.32 gross tons.
  • 1868, Aug.1 Ashore Pelee Island, heavy damaged.
  • 1871 Owned Greening et al, Cleveland.
  • 1872 Large repairs.
  • 1876 Owned C.M. Deott, Cleveland.
  • 1879 Owned Patrick Smith, Cleveland.
  • 1880, Nov Stranded near Racine, repaired.
  • 1884, Jul Repaired.
  • 1888, Jul 15 Foundered near Lake Erie Islands.
  • 1889 Barge.
  • 1889, Oct Ashore at St. Helena Island, Lake Michigan; released.
  • 1890 Spring repaired; cut down to stone barge.
  • 1892, Oct 29 Ashore Cleveland Beach.
  • 1894, Sep 23 Sunk & abandoned.

Selection of News Articles for more www.maritimehistoryofthegreatlakes.ca #

Cleveland Leader 
      September 25, 1894 8-1  #

No further word was received yesterday at the Cleveland Tug Co.’s office concerning the COLONEL COOK, which went aground at Avon Pt., on Sunday. The weather was such that it was useless to try to do anything towards reaching the COOK, and therefore the L.P. and J.A. Smith, the owners, did not go to Lorain at all yesterday, nor did anyone communicate with them about their boat. Neither did Capt. J.W. Moore receive any further word concerning the stm. JAMES PICKANDS, of which he is part owner, and which went ashore Friday night, on Eagle River reef, Lake Superior.  
      A dispatch from Lorain says that the COLONEL COOK broke in two during the night. She was on in 11 ft. of water. all that is left of her is a portion of the bow and stern sticking out of the water.

Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1891   #

Schooner COLONEL COOK. U. S. No. 4366. Of 266.18 tons gross; 252.88 tons net. Built Oswego, N.Y., 1855. Home port, Cleveland, O. 128.9 x 25.4 x 11.2 

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