CITY OF TOLEDO (1868, Propeller)


Year of Build:
1868
Official Number:
5586
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Ogdensburg, NY
Vessel Type:
Propeller
Note: Passenger & freight.
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
3
Builder Name:
A.C. Keating
Original Owner and Location:
Chamberlain & Co., Cleveland, OH.
Ownership Notes:
Northern Transportation Co.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
1
# Cylinders:
1
# Boilers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
26 x 36 engine. 18' x 7.5' boiler.
Dimensions
Length:
135.5'
Beam:
26.1'
Depth:
10.9'
Tonnage (gross):
413.27
Final Disposition
Final Location:
5 miles N of Luddington, MI.
Lake Michigan.
Date:
21 Dec 1879
How:
Ashore & wrecked.
Final Cargo:
Flour, pork & 24 persons.
Notes:
Crew of 24 saved. 1880 Engine salvage; went into steamer BUSINESS (1881) at Milwaukee.
History

1868, Oct Enrolled Cleveland, OH; 1st trip; on Lake Michigan Line running Ogdensburg, NY - Chicago, IL.

1869 Ran Ogdensburg - Marquette & Portage Lake.

1870, Jul 4 Collision with schooner GEM on Welland Canal.

1871, Sep Collision with schooner WILD ROVER at Milwaukee, WI.

1874 On Toledo, OH & Niagra River route.

1876, Mar 10 Owned Philo Chamberlain, Cleveland.

1876, Mar 23 Owned Northern Transit Co., Rockport, OH.

1876, Jul 15 Advertised trip to Philadelphia via St. Lawrence River; probably never happened.

1877, Oct Sunk near Alexandria Bay, NY.

1878 Chartered by Flint & Pere Marquette Railway between Detroit & Milwaukee.

1878 Ogdensburg - Chicago route.

1879, May 21 Enrolled Grand Haven, MI; owned Northern Transit Co.

1879, Dec 21 Wrecked Lake Michigan.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Board of Lake Underwriters Marine Directory
Enrollments, U.S. National Archives
C. E. Feltner Enrollments Database
Newspaper Clippings
Steamboat Era in the Muskokas by Richard Tatley
Peter J. VanderLinden
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 (1868, Propeller)