GENESEE CHIEF (1846, Propeller)


Year of Build:
1846
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Rochester, NY
Vessel Type:
Propeller
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
2
Builder Name:
Geo. Steers
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
2
# Propellers:
2
Propulsion Notes:
Two engines.
Dimensions
Length:
140'
Beam:
25' 8"
Depth:
12' 9"
Tonnage (old style):
429 42/95
Final Disposition
Final Location:
South Channel, Straits of Mackinac.
Lake Huron.
Date:
24 Aug 1891
How:
Storm
Final Cargo:
Shingles.
Notes:
Became waterlogged; towed into Cheboygan, MI.; declared a total loss; taken out & scuttled.
History

1846, Aug 30 Enrolled Rochester.

1847 Caught fire 5 times enroute to Chicago, IL; fire extinquished & made port safely.

1847, May 6 Ran down & sank schooner CUBA, Lake Ontario; sued by CUBA's owners for $18,000.

1851, Jun 5 Owned Elisha B. Strong, Rochester; ran Buffalo, NY & Chicago.

1852, Jun 9 Owned Herber Squires et al, Dunkirk, NY; ran Buffalo, Cleveland, OH & Detroit, MI.

1853, Aug 22 Owned Alanson Robinson, Buffalo; 2 decks, 1 mast; ran Dunkirk, Cleveland & Toledo, OH.

1854, Apr 11 Owned Addison Hills, Dunkirk; 1 deck, 1 mast.

1854, Jul Owned New York & Erie R.R. Co., Dunkirk; 1 propeller removed by W.T. Fitch, Cleveland.

1863, Apr 17 Owned Agustus Thomas et al, Toledo; rebuilt at Cleveland by Stevens & Presley as propeller; 1 deck, 1 mast, 138.2 x 25.2 10.82'; 441 gross tons.

1864, Jul 1 Owned W.E. Warriner et al, Detroit.

1865, Jul 31 Same owner; lumber trade.

1867 Same owner; US10243; ran Toledo to Alpena, MI.

1868 Same owner; burned to waters edge at Clark's Dry Dock, Detroit; rebuilt as barge; 1 deck, 142 x 25.2 x 10', 275.26 gross tons.

1870, Apr 1 Owned John Edwards, Trenton, MI.

1871, Jun 30 Owned John Edwards et al, Trenton.

1873, Jun 13 Owned S.B. Grummond et al, Detroit.

1880, Apr 28 Owned George L. Colwell et al, Harrisville, MI.

1885, May 4 Owned E.C. Recor et al, St. Clair, MI.

1888, Mar 14 Owned Arander H. Stafford et al, Detroit.

1891, Feb 28 Owned Patrick O'Day, Jr., Buffalo.

1897, Mar 22 Documents surrendered; broken up & abandoned.

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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GENESEE CHIEF (1846, Propeller)