SUN (1854, Propeller)


Year of Build:
1854
Official Number:
22281
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Buffalo, NY
Vessel Type:
Propeller
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Bidwell & Banta
Original Owner and Location:
A.R. Cobb & Company, Buffalo, New York
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
1
Propulsion:
Screw
# Cylinders:
1
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
28.5 x 3'6" stroke vertical direct acting engine built by Shepard Iron Works, Buffalo, New York
Dimensions
Length:
191' 11"
Beam:
28' 6"
Depth:
12'
Tonnage (old style):
629
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Pointe Aux Pins, Ontario, Lake Erie
Date:
12 Jul 1874
How:
Storm
Notes:
Foundered in storm after her seams opened; crew rescued by schooner LILLIE PRATT
History

1854, May Ran ashore at Point Pelee, Lake Erie on maiden voyage,

jettisoned part of cargo & was freed

1854, October Broke down off Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Lake Michigan;

towed into port for repairs

1854, December Lost rudder on Lake Michigan, towed to Chicago & laid up

1855 Amalgamated into American Transportation Company, Buffalo, New

York

1859 Owned Jacob Imson, et.al., Buffalo

1861 Owned Robert Montgomery, et.al., Buffalo

1865, May 1 Same owner, readmeasured, 2 decks, 707.91 gross tons

1866 Converted to lumber hooker

1869 Owned Edwin T. Evans, Buffalo

1872 Owned Robert Montgomery, et.al., Buffalo

1874, September 30 Documents surrendered at Buffalo, "vessel wrecked"

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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SUN (1854, Propeller)