TOLEDO (1854, Propeller)


Year of Build:
1854
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Buffalo, NY
Vessel Type:
Propeller
Note: package freight
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Benjamin Buhl Jones
Original Owner and Location:
Charles H. Lee, et.al., Buffalo, New York
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
1
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
High Pressure (including HPNC)
# Cylinders:
1
Dimensions
Length:
178' 7"
Beam:
29' 2"
Depth:
11' 10"
Tonnage (old style):
585.22
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Port Washington, Wisconsin, Lake Michigan
Date:
24 Oct 1856
Final Depth:
20 feet
How:
Dragged ashore, broke up
Final Cargo:
17 passengers, package freight
Notes:
39 lives lost of total 42
History

1855 Owned American Transportation Company, Buffalo, New York

1855, August Collision with schooner WHITE CLOUD, both suffered damage

1855 Struck pier at Cleveland, sank in harbor, vessel & corn cargo

damaged

1856, October 24 Dragged anchor, went aground & broke up

1857, September 27 Boilers raised by Captain Harrison, now taking

engine to pieces; boilers shipped to Chicago,

Illinois

1900 Delos Smith Fisheries recovered some of the tackle; one anchor at

Port Washington Union Cemetary

1963, August 2 SCUBA divers located site, recovered artifacts

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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TOLEDO (1854, Propeller)