DUBUQUE (1857, Propeller)


Year of Build:
1857
Official Number:
6149
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Buffalo, NY
Vessel Type:
Propeller
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Dan O'Connor
Original Owner and Location:
Henry Fitzhugh & Dewitt C. Littlejohn, Oswego, NY
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
1
Propulsion:
Screw
Dimensions
Length:
139' 11"
Beam:
26'
Depth:
11' 9"
Tonnage (old style):
399 74/95
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Long Point.
Lake Erie.
Date:
6 Sep 1877
How:
Ashore in storm.
History

1857, Sep 7 Owned Old Oswego Line, Dewitt C. Littlejohn, president, Oswego, NY.

1859, Jun 4 Owned A.W. Harvey.

1859, Jul 16 Owned Benjamin F. Jarvis et al, Oswego.

1861, Jul 15 Owned William L. Bowstin & Jos. W. Peabody, Buffalo, NY.

1863 Large repairs & strengthened.

1863 Owned Niles & Brewster, Buffalo.

1863, Nov 4 Owned John Hutchins, Detroit, MI.

1865, Apr 26 Readmeasured, one deck, one mast, 135.5' x 26' x 12', 501.22 gross tons.

1869, May 8 Owned Anne Hutchins.

1869, Sep 23 Owned Eber B. Ward, Detroit.

1870, Mar 24 Owned James W. Candler et al, Detroit.

1870, May 21 Sprang leak off Grand River, Lake Erie; jettisoned cargo of staves; went into dry dock at Buffalo.

1870, Aug 17 Ashore St. Clair River opposite China, pulled off by tug MAGNET.

1871, Mar 20 Upperworks removed amidships for lumber trade.

1871, Apr 1 Rebuilt, 276.44 gross tons.

1872, Apr 18 Owned William Rankin, Grosse Pointe, MI & George Wilson, Detroit, MI.

1876, Apr 25 Owned W.O. Harrison, Detriot.

1877, May 14 Changed to barge, 288.32 gross tons.

1877, Sep 6 Ashore on Long Point, Lake Erie.

1877, Sep 14 Stripped of canvas & outfit; abandoned.

1878, Aug 10 Enrollment surrendered, Detroit, "total loss".

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Donald V. Baut
Edward J. Dowling Collection, University of Detroit - Mercy
Enrollments, U.S. National Archives
C. Patrick Labadie
Lytle List
Newspaper Clippings
John E. Poole notes, Bowling Green State University
H. G. Runge Collection, Milwaukee Public Library
Steamboat Era in the Muskokas by Richard Tatley
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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DUBUQUE (1857, Propeller)