HUNTER (1857, Propeller)


Year of Build:
1857
Official Number:
11139
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Buffalo, NY
Vessel Type:
Propeller
Note: Plain head & round stern.
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Jacob W. Banta
Original Owner and Location:
William Dixon & Robert Montgomery et al, Buffalo, NY.
Ownership Notes:
Evans Line, Buffalo.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
1
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
High Pressure (including HPNC)
# Cylinders:
1
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
One 32 x 39" engine, Shepherd Iron Works, Buffalo. 11'6" propeller.
Dimensions
Length:
192' 8"
Beam:
30' 6"
Depth:
11' 11"
Tonnage (old style):
667 7/95
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Near Greenbush, south of Harrisville, MI.
Lake Huron.
Date:
28 Sep 1872
How:
Wrecked.
Final Cargo:
Coal or lumber.
Notes:
Lost tow of propeller DETROIT, driven ashore & broke up in storm. 1873, Mar 8 Documents surrendered, Detroit, MI.
History

1857 Enrolled new, Buffalo, ran Buffalo & Chicago, IL.

1858 Ran Collingwood, ONT & Lake Michigan ports.

1861, Nov 6 Burned & sank Chicago; much damage; raised & repaired.

1862 Enrolled Chicago; Buffalo & Lake Huron Railway.

1862, Apr 23 Enrolled Buffalo; owned william Dixon, Buffalo.

1864, Feb 16 Enrolled Buffalo; owned William Wells et al.

1864, Aug 26 Enrolled Buffalo; owned Edwin E. Evans et al.

1865 Enrolled Buffalo; 842 gross tons.

1869, Oct 24 Collided with propeller COMET & sank on Detroit River 8 miles below Detroit; raised.

1870 Rebuilt as barge at Cambell, Owen & Co.

1870, Sep 13 Enrolled Detroit as barge; 518.40 gross tons; owned James W. Ballentine.

1872, Sep 28 Wrecked, Lake Huron.

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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HUNTER (1857, Propeller)