RICHMOND, DEAN (1864, Package Freighter)

Year of Build:
Official Number:
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Cleveland, OH
Vessel Type:
Package Freighter
Hull Materials:
Number of Decks:
Builder Name:
Quayle & Martin
Original Owner and Location:
R.K. & H.J. Winslow, Cleveland
Number of Masts:
Engine Type:
High Pressure (including HPNC)
# Cylinders:
# Boilers:
# Propellers:
Propulsion Notes:
Two 30 x 30" engines by Cuyahoga Steam Furnace Co. 22.5 x 8.5' boilers by Cuyahoga Works, Cleveland. 14' screw wheel.
Tonnage (old style):
1,083 44/95
1,500 tons
Final Disposition
Final Location:
6 miles off south shore opposite North East, PA.
Lake Erie.
14 Oct 1893
Final Depth:
Final Cargo:
Bagged meal, flour, zinc.
Foundered in large storm which claimed 15 other vessels; 17 of 18 lives lost; bound Toledo to Buffalo. 1898 Hull located; cargo recovered. 1984 Wreck discovered.

1864, Apr 29 Enrolled Cleveland, OH; named for railway magnate; largest package freighter of it's time; chartered by New York Central Line, ran Buffalo, NY to Cleveland, OH & Chicago, IL.

1864, May 17 Owned H.J. & N.C. Winslow, Buffalo; ran on Clover Line, Toledo, OH to Buffalo.

1865 Readmeasured 236.8 x 34.95 x 21.1'; 1,416.42 tons.

1865, Jun 28 Sank propeller ILLINOIS in collision off Point Pelee, ONT, Lake Erie.

1866, Sep 10 Sank schooner A. BAENSCH off Waukegan, IL, Lake Michigan.

1867 Machinery modified; 2 stacks.

1868 Ran on Commercial Line operated by Charles Ensign, Buffalo.

1868, Jul 29 Ashore Traverse Bay in fog.

1871, Mar 23 Owned Union Steamboat Co., Buffalo.

1871, May 21 Aground Marine City, MI; released by propeller ELMIRA; 1 life lost; bound Lake Superior to Buffalo.

1871, Aug 23 Collision with schooner PROGRESS on Lake Michigan.

1871, Oct 29 Burned Mud Lake, St. Mary's River between Detour & Sailor's Encampment; upper works destroyed; towed to Buffalo.

1873, Apr 13 Rebuilt Union Dry dock, Buffalo; 238 x 35 x 13.5'; 1,432.06 gross/ 1,257.23 net tons; ran Buffalo to Milwaukee, WI & Chicago.

1874, May Reengined with Perry & Lay Compound engine, twin screw; installed by King Iron Works.

1874, Nov 4 Aground near Pelee Island; released.

1875, May New wheel.

1875, Oct Machinery repaired.

1875, Nov Aground Channel bank, Lime Kiln Crossing.

1876, Jun 16 Grounded McGulpin's Point, Straits.

1876, Aug 29 Broke crosshead, Lake Michigan.

1876, Sep 28 Collision with schooner C.L. JOHNSON, Buffalo harbor.

1876, Oct 13 Ashore South Manitou Island.

1877, Oct 13 Disabled off Alpena, MI, broken steam pipe.

1877, Oct 19 Grounded Buffalo River with propeller D. BALLENTINE.

1878, Aug 4 Collision with schooners NOQUEBAY & ADVANCE at Pestigo Co. dock, Chicago.

1880, Aug 29 Collision with schooner MAJOR N.H. FERRY Chicago River.

1882, May Major repairs Union Dry Dock.

1882, Sep Two new wheels.

1884, Sep 25 Leaking Lake Erie; repaired Detroit.

1884, Oct 9 Collision with tug W.H. DOAN.

1886, Nov 11 Owned H. Bottsford & R.J. & Dan E. Richardson, Port Huron & Chicago; repaired Wolf & Davidson; recaulked; arches strengthened, sides & hull sheathed with steel.

1887 Repaired Wolverine dry dock, Port Huron; steel arches, 2 new boilers 8.5 x 14' by Love & Schofield, Port Huron; ran Port Huron to Duluth & Buffalo with COLORADO & ROANOKE.

1888, Spring Machinery overhauled, new shaft at Sherriffs.

1888, Jun 9 Struck government pier, Duluth, MN.

1889, Mar 29 Owned Huron Transportation Co., East China, MI, J.E. Bottsford; ran Port Huron & Chicago.

1889, May 6 Ran on Grey's Reef near Mackinaw with 25,000 bushels oats.

1889 New wheel.

1890 Ran Lake Huron to Ohio ports; chartered by Clover Leaf Line.

1890, Mar 9 Struck in ice St. Clair Flats.

1891, Sep Machinery disabled; towed Toledo to Buffalo by tug S.C. SCHENCK.

1892 Ran on upper Lakes, primarily Duluth.

1892, May 29 Aground Stag Island; released by tug CHAMPION.

1893 Chartered to Clover Leaf Line.

1893, Oct 15 Foundered Lake Erie.

From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Alpena County George N. Fletcher Public Library
WWW address
Agency street/mail address

211 N. First Ave.
Alpena, Michigan 49707

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RICHMOND, DEAN (1864, Package Freighter)