The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Red Cloud (Schooner), U110215, 29 Jan 1881


Description
Full Text

A SMUGGLER
      Seizure of the Schooner RED CLOUD and Arrest of her Captain.
Sandusky, Jan. 29. -- The schooner RED CLOUD, owned by Bird B. Chapman, of Put-in-Bay Island, has been seized by the United States revenue authorities of this city on a charge of being a smuggler. Captain Chapman and one of his crew, a fellow named William Fick, had some dispute about wages the other day, and Fick made to certain parties some very damaging statements concerning Chapman and his crooked operations between Canadian ports and Put-in-Bay. These statements resulted in the seizure of the vessel, the papers, and the arrest of Chapman. A lot of woolen blankets, men's and women's wear of various kind, whisky, etc., were found stowed away in the boat. The manifest did not show that any such goods had been shipped from any port. They were, of course, smuggled. The arrest of Chapman and seizure of the boat created a great deal of comment hereabouts.
      Cleveland Herald
      Monday, January 31, 1881

      . . . . .

The schooner RED CLOUD, which was seized recently for smuggling, was sold Tuesday by the Collector of Customs at Put-in-Bay, to Captain William Dryren, of Port Clinton, for $2,300. She was owned by B. Chapman, of that port, and was engaged in the Canadian and American coasting trade. Chapman was detected with several hundred dollars' worth of dutiable goods secreted in her hold.
      Cleveland Herald
      Friday, May 6, 1881


NAME: RED CLOUD
RIG: Schooner
OFFICIAL NO: 110215
SIGNAL LETTERS:
LOA: 47.7
BEAM: 13.8
DEPTH: 6.0
GROSS: 17.43 (1875; 1876; 1877; 1878; 1879; 1880; 1880-81; 1882; 1883; 1884; 1885
NET:
YEAR BUILT: 1871
STATE: OH
CITY: Toledo
HOME PORT: Toledo, OH (1875; 1876; 1877; 1878; 1879; 1880); Put in Bay, OH (1880-81); Sandusky, OH
(1882; 1883); Port Clinton, OH (1884; 1885
YEARS LISTED: 1875; 1876; 1877; 1878; 1879; 1880; 1880-81; 1882; 1883; 1884; 1885
NOTES:
      MVUS, Pre-list to 1885
     

Schooner RED CLOUD. Of 75 tons. Built Toledo 1871 by Bailey Bros.
      National Board of lake Underwriters
      Classification, 1875
     


Media Type:
Text
Newspaper
Item Type:
Clippings
Notes:
seized for smuggling
Date of Original:
1881
Subject(s):
Local identifier:
McN.E.8879
Language of Item:
English
Donor:
William R. McNeil
Copyright Statement:
Copyright status unknown. Responsibility for determining the copyright status and any use rests exclusively with the user.
Contact
Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Email
WWW address
Powered by / Alimenté par VITA Toolkit




My favourites lets you save items you like, tag them and group them into collections for your own personal use. Viewing "My favourites" will open in a new tab. Login here or start a My favourites account.










Red Cloud (Schooner), U110215, 29 Jan 1881