SAGINAW (1850, Propeller)


Year of Build:
1850
Official Number:
23059
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Ohio City, OH
Vessel Type:
Propeller
Note: Plain head, round stern
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Master Carpenter:
Benjamin B. Jones
Original Owner and Location:
Franklin Millard, Saginaw, Michigan
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
1
Propulsion:
Screw
Propulsion Notes:
Engine by Bell & McNish, Buffalo, New York
Dimensions
Length:
155.083'
Beam:
26'
Depth:
10.67'
Tonnage (old style):
407.24
Final Disposition
Date:
  1887
How:
Abandoned
Notes:
Documents surrendered Port Huron, Michigan August 24, 1887; vessel "abandoned as useless"
History

Designed to run between Buffalo, New York & Saginaw, Michigan

1850, June 18 First enrolled Detroit, Michigan

1851, May 2 Struck pier at Buffalo, Lake Erie

1851, June 23 Owned Pearl L. Sternberg, Buffalo, New York, et.al.

1853, November 27 Foundered, Saginaw Bay, Michigan, Lake Huron

1854, April 7 Owned Mann, Vail & Company, Buffalo

1854, September Lost shaft on Lake Huron & brought to Detroit

1854, October Bulwarks stove in heavy weather while making for Beaver

Island, Lake Michigan

1854, November Ashore near Gibraltar, Michigan, Lake Erie; drydocked

at Detroit

1855, August 2 Owned C. Hitchcock & Company, Buffalo

1856, March 12 Owned Western Transportation Company, Tonawanda, New

York

1858, October 13 Damaged in heavy weather near Erie, Pennsylvania,

Lake Erie

1861 Reported burned at Lachine Canal, Saint Lawrence River

1861, February 28 Overhauled

1861, March Chartered New York Rail Road

1864, April 14 Owned Buffalo & Detroit Transportation Company, Buffalo

1865, April 29 Readmeasured, 154.5 x 27 x 9.4'; 555.57 gross tons;

2 decks, 1 mast

1866 Large repairs

1866, May 4 Owned E.W. Fitzhugh, et.al., Sandusky, Ohio; US22382

1866, September

or 1867, September Collided with bark ONEONTA off Clay Banks, Lake Erie

1867, April 15 Owned Duncan Stewart & J.L. Hurd, Detroit

1869, July 30 Rebuilt as barge; 1 deck, no mast

158 x 27 x 9.5'; 311.92 gross tons

Owned Lucius Young, et.al., Springwelk, Michigan

1870 Large repairs at Fitzgerald yard

1870, October 8 Owned John P. Clark, Detroit; 1 mast

1871, July 12 Owned Jason W. Candler, et.al., Detroit

1872, April 19 Owned William Rankin, et.al., Grosse Point, Michigan

1872, May 11 Owned George W. King, et.al., Bay City, Michigan

1872, June 25 Struck obstruction in Welland Canal

1872, October 1 Ashore Port Burwell, Ontario, Lake Erie

1873, October 21 Wrecked & sunk in 11' water in storm off Point Pelee,

Ontario, Lake Erie

1874, April 2 Square stern; 311.92 gross tons

1878, April 16 Owned William Mitchell, et.al., Bay City

1880, January 12 Owned Theresa Park, et.al., Bay City

1880, March 8 Owned E.W. Haskin, et.al., East Saginaw, Michigan;

296.33 net tons

1883, September 1 Owned Albert N. Gilbert, et.al., Algonac, Michigan

1885, April 22 Owned Nelson Little, et.al., Port Huron, Michigan;

rig changed to sloop

1886 Damaged by collision on Lake Huron

1887 Abandoned

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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SAGINAW (1850, Propeller)