Vessel Name
F. B. Gardner 
Vessel Type
Brigatine (1854-1866); Bark (1866-1872); Schooner (1872-1904) 
Nationality
American (1854-1904) 
Year Built
1854 
Place Built
Sheboygan, Wisconsin 
Launch Date
 
Official Number
U.S.- 9198 
Builder Name
Alfred Gilson 
Hull Type
Wood 
Number of Masts
2 (1854) 
Bow Type
Figure Head  
Major Repairs
 
Rebuilt
"1. 1866, Chicago, Illinois; 2. 1872, Chicago, Illinois;; 3. 1879, Chicago, Illinois;" 
Other Names
  
Record Number
23297 
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Number Date District Type Reason for Issuance Surrendered
10410-11-1854ChicagoPENew VesselChicago 7-2-1857
827-2-1857ChicagoPEChanged OwnerChicago 4-10-1858
84-10-1858ChicagoPEChanged OwnerChicago 9-17-1861
839-17-1861ChicagoPEChanged OwnerChicago 4-25-1865
2654-25-1865ChicagoPERemeasured (Readmeasured)Chicago 7-28-1866
307-28-1866ChicagoPERebuiltChicago 4-20-1867
3434-20-1867ChicagoPEChanged OwnerChicago 4-18-1868
2964-18-1868ChicagoPEChanged OwnerCleveland 4-29-1872
84-29-1872ClevelandPELicense ExpiredChicago 5-13-1872
1385-13-1872ChicagoPEChanged OwnerPort Huron 4-24-1872
44-24-1872Port HuronTELicense ExpiredChicago 8-4-1874
128-4-1874ChicagoPEArrived at Home PortChicago 4-9-1877
324-9-1877ChicagoPEChanged OwnerChicago 8-12-1879
158-12-1879ChicagoPEChanged OwnerChicago 10-14-1879
4410-14-1879ChicagoPERebuiltBuffalo 3-24-1884
283-24-1884BuffaloPEChanged OwnerPort Huron 2-16-1901
2/16/1901Port HuronPEChanged Owner
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Gross Net Registered Year
460 + 78/95-1854
402.71299.94-1865
422.51-1866
402.71382.57-1872
402.71382.57-1879
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"a. Brig., F. B Gardner (1854-1866)*"

"b. Bark, F. B. Gardner (1866-1872)"

"c. Schooner, F. B. Gardner (1872-1904)"

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Length Width Depth Year
"138'7""""31'6""""11'7"""-1854
132.9'30.8'10.7'-1865
132.6'31.7'10.6'-1866
-1872
177.2'31.3'10'-1879
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"Flood, James, (1854-1855); Childs, C., (1857-1858); Carey, W., (1861); Morgan, N., (1865-1866); Baker, G. O., (1867-1872); Gibbs, J., (1874-1877); Foster, J., (1879); Williams, William, (1884); "

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" Gardner, F. B., (1854-1858); Lind, L., (1857); Dickey, H. T., (1861);; Gardner, F. B., (1864-1866); Merrill, J. D., (1867); Elkins, H., (1868-1872); Elknis, H., (1874); Weinert, W., (1877); Halsted, K. S., (1879); Connelly, John, (1884-1899); Pringle, John C., (1902-1904); "

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"1. 12/00/1855, Chicago, ashore on a bar and scuttled, raised, $800 loss; 2. 5/00/1856, Strawberry Reef, Green Bay, ran on a rock, sank and raised; 3. 5/00/1857, lost bob-stays in a gale and repaired; 4. 8/00/1858, Pensaukie, Lake Michigan, ran on her anchor and repaired, $300 loss; 5. 9/00/1859, damaged her cargo of wheat in a gale, $200 loss; 6. 5/00/1860, Chicago, collision, (Schooner, Sasco), repaired, $100 loss; 7. 9/00/1860, Saginaw Bay, lost a man overboard; 8. 11/24-25/1860, near Buffalo, drove ashore in a gale opposite Tift's farm, released, $4,000 loss; 9. 11/00/1860, Lake Huron, lost a man overboard; 10. 5/00/1861, off Port Washington, Lake Michigan, collision, (Schooner, St. Lawrence), repaired, $100 loss; 11. 6/00/1867, Chicago, collision and repaired, $200 loss; 12. 7/00/1869, off Bailey's Harbor, damaged by collision, (Schooner, St. Lawrence), and repaired; 13. 9/15/1904, 7 miles above Sanilac, Michigan, Lake Huron, and 2.5 miles from shore, caught on fire and sank; "

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"*Noted as ""Fanny Gardner"" in the newspapers; 1854, James Flood, superintendent of Build;"

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"1. Master Abstracts: Buffalo, New York; Chicago, Illinois; Cleveland, Ohio; Port Huron, Michigan; 2. Enrollment: Buffalo, New York; Chicago, Illinois; Cleveland, Ohio; Port Huron, Michigan; 3. John Poole's notes; 4. Chicago Daily Press: 5/00/1857; 5. Buffalo Morning Express: 1/11/1856, 3/11/1861; 6. Buffalo Commercial Advertiser: 1/15/1859, 3/11/1861, 1/22/1862; 7. Marine Casualties on the Great Lakes, (1863-1873), Record Group 26, Records of the United States Coast Guard: 8. Captain J. W. Hall, Marine Disasters on the Western Lakes during 1869: 9. Wright's Master Sheet; 10. U.S. Merchant Vessels: (1868-1905); "