Vessel Name
Floretta 
Vessel Type
Schooner (1868-1878); Unknown (1878-1885);  
Nationality
American (1868-1885) 
Year Built
1868 
Place Built
Detroit, Michigan 
Launch Date
 
Official Number
U.S.- 9688 
Builder Name
John Stupinsky 
Hull Type
Wood 
Number of Masts
2 (1868) 
Bow Type
Plain Head  
Major Repairs
 
Rebuilt
1. 1878; 
Other Names
  
Record Number
24126 
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Number Date District Type Reason for Issuance Surrendered
635-4-1868DetroitPENew VesselDetroit 5-5-1869
675-5-1869DetroitPEError Made in TonnageChicago 5-3-1873
2465-3-1873ChicagoPEChanged OwnerChicago 3-5-1874
1263-5-1874ChicagoPEChanged OwnerChicago 8-29-1877
208-29-1877ChicagoPEChanged Owner8-22-1878
108-22-1878PERig ChangedChicago 8-21-1879
198-21-1879ChicagoPEArrived at Home PortChicago 9-29-1885
(Vessel Lost)
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Gross Net Registered Year
295.99281.2-1868
-1878
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"a. Schooner, Floretta (1868-1878)"

"b. Unknown, (1878-1885)"

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Length Width Depth Year
134'26'11'-1868
-1878
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"Igo, John, (1868); McAuley, J., (1868-1869); Taylor, J., (1873); Briggs, W., (1874); Becker, H., (1877); Gamble, W. J., (1879); "

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"Stupinsky, John, (1868-1869); Taylor, J., (1873-1879); Long, J., (1877); Hitchcock, W. D., (1877); "

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"1. 7/00/869, Lake Michigan, hull damaged by collision and repaired, $600 loss; 2. 10/00/1869, Point Abino, Lake Erie, ashore and released, $18,000 loss, (grain); 3. 11/00/1872, Milwaukee River, hull damaged by collision, (Propeller, Ironsides), and repaired, $5,000 loss; 1. 9/18/1885, near Manitowoc, Lake Michigan, sank;"

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"1. Master Abstracts: Chicago, Illinois; Detroit, Michigan; 2. Enrollment: Chicago, Illinois; Detroit, Michigan; 3. Marine Casualties on the Great Lakes, (1863-1873), Record Group 26, Records of the United States Coast Guard: 4. Captain J. W. Hall, Marine Disasters on the Western Lakes during 1869: 5. John Poole's notes; 6. U.S. Merchant Vessels: (1868-1886); "