ADRIATIC (1856, Passenger Steamer)

Year of Build:
Official Number:
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Buffalo, NY
Vessel Type:
Passenger Steamer
Note: Plain head & square stern.
Hull Materials:
Number of Decks:
Builder Name:
Van Slyke & Notter
Master Carpenter:
Charles Van Slyke
Original Owner and Location:
Charles Bancroft, Detroit, MI
Ownership Notes:
Bancroft & Co., Detroit
Number of Masts:
Engine Type:
Low Pressure
# Cylinders:
# Boilers:
# Propellers:
Propulsion Notes:
Engined: 40 x 36"; 11 1/2" shaft; 13' wheel. Boiler: 20' x 11'4"; 1856.
31' 6"
12' 7"
Tonnage (old style):
663 78/95
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Near Long Point, ONT.
Lake Erie.
1 Oct 1872
Final Cargo:
In tow of WM. A. MOORE, separated from her two in gale & foundered.

1856, Jun 21 First enrolled Buffalo, NY.

1856, Jun Shaft broken near Buffalo; towed back to Buffalo for repairs.

1857 Operated by Northwestern Transportation Co., Chicago, IL.

1857, May Machinery damaged off Port Albino, ONT, Lake Erie; repaired.

1857, Jun 18 Owned Elijah K. Bruce, Buffalo.

1857, Sep 9 Owned Bank of Cazenovia, Madison City, NY.

1857, Nov 9 Owned Wm. Moore, Buffalo.

1858 Operated by People's Line.

1858, Sep 29 Machinery broke off Point au Pelee, ONT, Lake Erie; repaired.

1859, May 26 Owned Bank of Cazenovia, Madison City.

1859, Aug 3 Owned William O. Brown, Buffalo.

1859, Nov 25 Collided with unknown scow, Detroit River; repaired.

1860 Reported owned C. Bancroft & Co., Detroit, MI.

1860, May Machinery broke off Kenosha, WI, Lake Michigan; repaired at Milwaukee, WI.

1861, May Aground in fog, south of Milwaukee, Lake Michigan; got off.

1861, Nov Aground mouth of Buffalo Harbor, Lake Erie.

1863 Owned W. O. Brown, Buffalo; repaired.

1864 Repaired.

1865, Sep 9 Vessel readmeasured; 2 decks, 1 mast; plain head, round stern.

183'8" x 31'6" x 11'9"; 824.80 gross tons.

1866, Apr Rudder damaged in ice, Buffalo Harbor, Lake Erie; repaired.

1866, Jun Wrecked St. Lawrence River.

1866, Jul 19 Owned Thomas Coatsworth, Buffalo.

1867 Operated by Evans Buffalo & Chicago Line.

1868, Apr 8 Owned Sidney T. Wilson, Chicago.

1869, Jun Collided with schooner MOCKING BIRD, Chicago, Lake Michigan.

1869, Jul Collided with schooner MELROSE, Straits of Mackinac.

1869, Nov Damaged by ice on Lake Superior.

1871, Apr 22 Owned James M. Ballentine, Detroit; US.302.

1 deck, 1 mast.

1871, Aug 9 Reduced to barge, 1 deck, 1 mast; figure head & round stern.

183.8 x 31.6 x 11.9'; 482.38 gross tons.

1872, Sep 29 Ashore Greenbush, MI, Lake Huron; got off.

1872, Oct 1 Foundered with BALTIC off Long Point, ONT, Lake Erie.

1873, Mar 8 Documents surrendered, Detroit, "vessel total loss."

From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Edward J. Dowling Collection, University of Detroit - Mercy
C. E. Feltner Enrollments Database
C. Patrick Labadie
Lytle List
Milwaukee Public Library
Newspaper Clippings
John E. Poole notes, Bowling Green State University
Steamboat Era in the Muskokas by Richard Tatley
Alpena County George N. Fletcher Public Library
WWW address
Agency street/mail address

211 N. First Ave.
Alpena, Michigan 49707

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ADRIATIC (1856, Passenger Steamer)