SUSQUEHANNA (1858, Propeller)


Year of Build:
1858
Official Number:
22279
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Cleveland, OH
Vessel Type:
Propeller
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Luther Moses
Master Carpenter:
Philo P. Moses
Original Owner and Location:
Philo P. Moses, Cleveland, OH
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
1
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
High Pressure (including HPNC)
Propulsion Notes:
engine, Globe Iron Works
Dimensions
Length:
161.92'
Beam:
26.85'
Depth:
10.57'
Tonnage (old style):
435 57/95
Final Disposition
Date:
24 Mar 1880
How:
dismantled
Notes:
Rebuilt as tow barge MAY RICHARDS
History

1858, Apr 28 Enrolled Cleveland; chartered, New York and Erie Railroad; ran Detroit, MI-Dunkirk, NY.

1858, May Ashore Pt. Pelee Reef.

1860, Mar 2 Owned Horace Benton, Cleveland, OH.

1860, Jun 8 Owned Charles Ensign, Buffalo; ran on Peoples Line Buffalo-Chicago.

1860, Jul Disabled, Presque Isle, MI, Lake Huron with broken connecting rod.

1864 Repaired.

1865, Sep 7 Owned Bird A. Root, Western Transportation Co., Tonawanda, NY.

1866 Ran Green Bay, WI-lower lakes.

1867, Oct Testing new engine by Perry and Lay; first vessel to use compound engine.

1870, Nov Ran on reef North Bay breaking her arches, filling with water; cargo flour and grain.

1870, Dec 6 Released by tug LEVIATHAN; towed to Milwaukee.

1871, Apr 26 Owned J. A. Silkman, Milwaukee, WI; ran Milwaukee, WI-Grand Traverse Bay, lumber business; 160.2 x 26.8 x 9.3', 540.89 tons.

1873 Ashore near Milwaukee; released.

1876 Abandoned.

1880, Mar 24 Owned Jonah Richards, Manitowoc, WI; dismantled, broken up; rebuilt as MAY RICHARDS.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Contact
Alpena County George N. Fletcher Public Library
Email
WWW address
Agency street/mail address

211 N. First Ave.
Alpena, Michigan 49707
USA
(989)356-6188

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SUSQUEHANNA (1858, Propeller)