CITY OF TOLEDO (1891, Excursion Vessel)


Year of Build:
1891
Official Number:
126738
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Toledo, OH
Vessel Type:
Excursion Vessel
Hull Materials:
Steel
Number of Decks:
3
Builder Name:
Craig Shipbuilding Co.
Original Owner and Location:
Toledo & Islands Steamboat Co., Toledo, OH.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Sidewheel
Engine Type:
Triple Expansion
# Cylinders:
2
# Boilers:
2
Propulsion Notes:
26, 42 & 66 x 72", 1200hp @ 35rpm engine, Cleveland Ship Building Co. 10'6" x 10'6", 170# steam scotch boilers by Detroit Ship Building Co. Wheels feathering type.
Dimensions
Length:
221'
Beam:
31.7'
Depth:
12.8'
Tonnage (gross):
1003
Tonnage (net):
654
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Hamilton, ONT. Lake Ontario
Date:
 Aug 1948
How:
Scrapped.
History

First sidewheeler built by Craig after he moved Trenton, MI to Toledo, OH: First inclined engine for a lake boat; cost $140,000, runs 24mph.

1891, Jan 26 Launched; runs Toledo to Put-in-Bay.

1891, Jun Steam chest blew up on trial run, killing one; injuring two.

1893 Chartered to run St. Joseph - Chicago for Columbian Exposition.

1893, Sep Boilers gave out.

1895, Aug 24 Collision with schooner MADELINE T.DOWNING, St. Clair Flats.

1895 Owned White Star Line, Detroit, MI; renovated & overhauled, ran Detroit - Toledo; later Detroit - Port Huron.

1911 698 gross tons.

1917 Lengthened 252 x 33'2" x 12'8", 796 gross tons; 2nd smokestack; passenger capacity 1,800.

1925 Anchor Line, Detroit; laid up at Ecorse.

1930 Owned Keane, Higbie & Co., Detroit; not in service, damaged by fire.

1931 Owned Dewey G. Gebo, River Rouge, MI.

1932 Owned Im. Massey, Superior, WI. & Charles V. Fix, Grand Island, NY.; rebuilt as auto ferry, 250'6" x 33'7" x 12'2", 670 gross tons, 422 net tons, ran Buffalo, NY - Fort Erie, ONT.

1941 Retired.

1948 Broken up, Hamilton, ONT.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Donald V. Baut
Burton Collection
Edward J. Dowling Collection, University of Detroit - Mercy
William MacDonald Collection, Dossin Great Lakes Museum, Detroit
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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CITY OF TOLEDO (1891, Excursion Vessel)