WISCONSIN (1852, Propeller)


Year of Build:
1852
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Ohio City (Cleveland), OH
Vessel Type:
Propeller
Note: passenger & freight
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
2
Builder Name:
Presley & Stevens
Original Owner and Location:
Chamberlin & Crawford, Cleveland, Ohio
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
1
Propulsion:
Screw
Dimensions
Length:
137' 6"
Beam:
24' 10"
Depth:
11'
Tonnage (old style):
352.63
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Grenadier Island, New York, Lake Ontario
Date:
21 May 1867
How:
Fire
Final Cargo:
Passengers
Notes:
Caught fire above the boilers, Captain ran her on the beach, burned to the waters edge Passengers & crew that were lost, were drowned while attempting to launch the lifeboat while still underway At least 23 lives were lost
History

1852 Enrolled at Cleveland, Ohio, built to run Oswego, Buffalo to

Chicago

1853 Seized by U.S. Marshall at Milwaukee, Wisconsin, for violation of

revenue laws; released on bond

1855 Owned Northern Transportation Company, Ogdensburg, New York

1856 Burst water jacket on boiler; repaired at Buffalo

1857, October Went on rocks at Long Sault, St.Lawrence River; released

1858, October Collided with schooner KNAPP during storm, Racine,

Wisconsin harbor

1858, November Repaired broken shaft at Buffalo

1861 Enrolled Cleveland

1864 Repaired

1867 Rebuilt

1867, May 21 Documents surrendered at Cleveland, vessel lost, burnt

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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