A.E. Vickery

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History
United States
Name: J. B. Penfield
Launched: July 1861
Renamed: A. E. Vickery 25 February 1884
Fate: Sank 17 August 1889
General characteristics
Type: Schooner
Length: 136 ft 2 in (41.50 m)
Beam: 26 ft 2 in (7.98 m)
Draft: 10 ft 8 in (3.25 m)

A.E. Vickery was a wooden three-masted schooner built in 1861 and measured 136.2 ft. x 26.2 ft. x 10.8 ft.[1] The ship was launched in July 1861 at Three Mile Bay, New York, United States as J. B. Penfield, and under that name sailed through the Welland Canal on her way from Detroit, Michigan, to Oswego, New York.[2] She was renamed A. E. Vickery on 25 February 1884 and sank on 17 August 1889 when she struck a shoal while entering the American Narrows with a cargo of 21,000 bushels of corn destined for Wisers Distillery at Prescott, Ontario, Canada.[3] The wreck now rests at a depth of about 35 metres (115 ft) near Rock Island Light at position 44°16.820′N 76°01.183′W / 44.280333°N 76.019717°W / 44.280333; -76.019717Coordinates: 44°16.820′N 76°01.183′W / 44.280333°N 76.019717°W / 44.280333; -76.019717.[4][5]

Windlass of the A. E. Vickery, shipwreck located near Clayton, New York, USA, 14 June 2014

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  1. ^ "1000islands.com". Archived from the original on 20 June 2009. Retrieved 2009-06-30. 
  2. ^ "Big Day for Welland Canal". Archived from the original on 2008-12-01. Retrieved 2009-06-30. 
  3. ^ "RockIslandLightHouse.org". Retrieved 2009-07-01. 
  4. ^ "Office of Coast Survey 2009". Retrieved 2009-07-01. 
  5. ^ "Exact Location On Google Maps". Retrieved 2009-07-01. 

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