CLIFTON (1853, Steamer)


Year of Build:
1853
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Chippewa, ONT
Vessel Type:
Steamer
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
2
Builder Name:
G. Collyer or L. Shickluna
Original Owner and Location:
Niagara Harbor & Dock Co., Chippewa, ONT.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Sidewheel
Engine Type:
Vertical Beam (Walking Beam)
# Cylinders:
1
# Boilers:
2
Propulsion Notes:
42 x 132" low pressure engine by Macklem Iron Works, Chippewa, ONT.
Dimensions
Length:
187'
Beam:
26'
Depth:
7.6'
Tonnage (old style):
506
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Near Tobermory, ONT, Georgian Bay.
Lake Huron.
Date:
  1900
How:
Abandoned.
History

Replaced EMERALD.

1854, Sep 7 First trip, Buffalo - Point Abino, daily round trips Buffalo, NY - Chippewa, ONT.

1857 Buffalo - Fort Erie ferry service.

1857, Nov Burst steam pipe; owned Buffalo & Lake Huron Railway Co.

1860 - 61 Owned William Smith, Chippewa, ONT; ran Owen Sound - Lake Huron ports, freight & passengers.

1863, Aug 14 Ashore near Penetanguishene, ONT with excursion party.

1863 Repaired, Smith & Co.; 508 tons.

1866 Made a lumber barge at Collingwood, ONT; same owner, machinery to FRANCES SMITH; operated with tug WALES between Musquash, ONT & Tonawanda, NY; 236 tons.

1878 Registered Chippewa, ONT; owned L. Hotchkiss, New Haven, CT.

1900 Abandoned near Tobermory, ONT.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Donald V. Baut
Board of Lake Underwriters Marine Directory
Canadian List of Shipping (M&FLV)
Erik Heyl, Early American Steamers
William MacDonald Collection, Dossin Great Lakes Museum, Detroit
John E. Poole notes, Bowling Green State University
H. G. Runge Collection, Milwaukee Public Library
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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