SEBASTOPOL (1855, Steamer)


Year of Build:
1855
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Cleveland, OH
Vessel Type:
Steamer
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Luther Moses
Original Owner and Location:
Luther Moses, Henry Chisholm & Alexander Morrison, Cleveland, Ohio
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
1
Propulsion:
Sidewheel
# Cylinders:
1
# Boilers:
2
Propulsion Notes:
Engine from SARATOGA, 1846? 32 x 11", 800hp engine built by Cuyahoga Steam Furnace Company 30' wheels Cone boilers by McGary & Company
Dimensions
Length:
234.1'
Beam:
30.71'
Depth:
12.38'
Tonnage (old style):
863.13
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Bay View Beach, halfway to breakwall, St.Francis, Wisconsin (just south of Milwaukee), Lake Michigan
Date:
18 Sep 1855
Final Depth:
12-15'
How:
Mistook lights & stranded
Final Cargo:
60 passengers & miscellaneous cargo
GPS:
Latitude: 42.59' 20" Longitude: 87.52'.10"
Notes:
Loran 33008.7/49300.8 4-7 lives lost 1872, October 26 Brass shaft salvaged 1976, July Wreck discovered
History

1855, April Launched; built for freight trade between Buffalo, New

York & Chicago, Illinois

1855, late May Received engine

1855, June 11 Owned William Wells, Luther Moses & George Whitelaw,

Cleveland, Ohio

1855, September 18 Wrecked

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
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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SEBASTOPOL (1855, Steamer)