CITY OF SANDUSKY (1866, Steamer)


Year of Build:
1866
Official Number:
5062
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Sandusky, OH
Vessel Type:
Steamer
Note: 12 x 12" keelsons; 3 1/2" nonwarp pine deck plancks; 50 staterooms.
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
2
Builder Name:
Geo. Fordham
Original Owner and Location:
River & Lake Shore Line, Sandusky, OH
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Sidewheel
Engine Type:
Vertical Beam (Walking Beam)
# Cylinders:
1
# Boilers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
40 x 84" (later altered to 108"); 25' wheels with 7' buckets, 14mph installed Jun 2, 1866; built in 1833 by Battell, Buffalo, NY for steamer MICHIGAN, later used in R. R. ELLIOTT.
Dimensions
Length:
177'
Beam:
27'
Depth:
10.8'
Tonnage (gross):
364
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Port Stanley, ONT.
Lake Erie.
Date:
24 Mar 1876
How:
Burned.
History

1866, May 5 Ran with PHILO PARSONS Detroit - Sandusky.

1867, Apr Placed in Toledo, Detroit & Saginaw Line.

1867, Sep 6 Collided with unidentified propeller (probably ROANOKE or NEBRASKA) near Colchester, ONT.; bow damaged, beached & sank in 9' water; raised by MAGNET.

1867, Fall Repaired at Clark's Drydock, Detroit.

1868 Placed in Detroit, Saginaw & Lake Huron Shore line.

1868, Sep 5 Owned Sol. Gardner, Detroit, MI.

1869, Feb 3 Fitted with upper cabin; ran with MARINE CITY between Detroit, Alpena & Mackinac.

1869, Nov 22 Ashore in Sarnia Bay.

1870, May 17 Ran Toledo - Sandusky with W. R. CLINTON.

1872, Oct 3 Attempted to rescue crew of barge TABLE ROCK in storm, failed - Au Sable, MI.

1872, Apr Ran Saginaw - Alpena with LAKE BREEZE for River & Lake Shore Line.

1872, Dec 8 Owned Capt. Isaac May, Keswick, ONT.

1874, Mar Ran Cleveland - Port Stanley.

1876, Mar 24 Burned, Port Stanley, ONT.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Donald V. Baut
Board of Lake Underwriters Marine Directory
Burton Collection
Canadian Sessional Papers
Edward J. Dowling Collection, University of Detroit - Mercy
F. E. Hamilton
William MacDonald Collection, Dossin Great Lakes Museum, Detroit
Newspaper Clippings
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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