PRAIRIE STATE (1852, Propeller)


Year of Build:
1852
Official Number:
19682
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Ohio City (Cleveland), OH
Vessel Type:
Propeller
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
2
Builder Name:
Stevens & Presley
Original Owner and Location:
Chamberlain & Crawford, Cleveland, Ohio
Ownership Notes:
Philo Chamberlain, J.H. Crawford & James Munroe
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
1
Propulsion:
Screw
Propulsion Notes:
256hp
Dimensions
Length:
137' 6"
Beam:
24' 10"
Depth:
11'
Tonnage (old style):
352.64
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Sand Beach, Lake Huron
Date:
19 Nov 1879
How:
Wrecked
Notes:
Driven ashore & wrecked with JARVIS WELLS
History

1852, March Launched

1852, May 12 Enrolled Cleveland, Ohio

1853, May 23 Owned Chamberlain & Crawford; ran Northern Rail Road Route

1855, August 23 Owned Northern Transportation Company, Ogdensburg, New

York

1857 Ran Montreal, Quebec to Chicago, Illinois

1857, November 18 Wrecked a lock of Welland Canal at Saint Catharines,

Ontario, closing canal

1858, November Collision with schooner INVINCIBLE on Saint Clair

River; repaired Detroit

1860 Ran Chicago to Ogdensburg & Oswego, New York

1860, May Sunk in Straits of Mackinaw

1860, July 26 Burned at Oswego, New York at dock, sank; raised &

repaired Cleveland

1861, May Company moved to Ohio

1862 Sunk propeller C.MEARS on Lake Michigan

1863 Repaired

1864, June 6 Sunk, Lake Erie below Malden, grain laden; raised

1865, May 11 Readmeasured 137 x 24.86 x 17.24', 428.04 gross tons,

US19682; large repairs

1866 Ran on Lake Erie Line

1869 Rebuilt

1870, November Ran on Chickanolee Reef between Middle Island & Point

Pelee; repaired Detroit

1872 Ran Ogdensburg to Toledo

1872, May Collision with scow FOREST MAY between Felly's Island &

Marblehead, Lake Erie

1873, September 11 Owned O.S. Storrs, Buffalo, New York, et.al.;

lumber trade

1874, April 11 Owned Samuel L. Watson, Buffalo, et.al.

1874, April 17 Owned Fanny Shriver, Buffalo, et.al.

1876, April 26 Owned Frank Williams, Buffalo; towed barge GEORGE DANA

1876, May 19 Owned Aaron F. Gay, Oscoda, Michigan; Loud, Gay &

Company; towed barges

1876, September 20 Condemned, Buffalo District

1878, May 3 Rebuilt as barge, 1 deck, 1 mast 137.8 x 24.2 x 17', owned

Simon M. Baker, Marine City, Michigan; engines removed

1878, June 24 Owned James Hall, Saint Clair, Michigan

1879, June 19 Owned Lucy Hall, Saint Clair

1879, November 19 Wrecked, Lake Huron

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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PRAIRIE STATE (1852, Propeller)