TROY (1849)


Year of Build:
1849
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Cleveland, OH
Vessel Type:
Propeller
Note: passenger & freight
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
2
Builder Name:
Laffrinier & Stevens
Original Owner and Location:
Luman Parmalee, et al, Cleveland, OH
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
1
Propulsion:
Screw
# Cylinders:
1
# Boilers:
1
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
Engine: Direct acting, Cuyahoga Boiler Works, Cleveland, OH
Dimensions
Length:
163'
Beam:
21' 1.5"
Depth:
10' 2"
Tonnage (old style):
340 4/95
Final Disposition
Final Location:
10 miles N. of Pte Aux Barques, MI
Lake Huron
Date:
24 Oct 1859
How:
storm
Final Cargo:
passengers and wheat
Notes:
Foundered in gale; 18 of 26 persons aboard lost, 5 rescued, 3 in yawlboat blown across lake to Canadian shore.
History

1849, Apr 2 Enrolled Cleveland, OH; ran passengers and grain, Buffalo and Chicago.

1849, Apr 10 In collision with schooner ARIEL near Chicago.

1850, Feb 28 Owned David P. Dobbins, et al, Erie, PA; forward cabin caught fire at lay up dock, Erie; repaired.

1850, Sep 30 Ran into and sank schooner ALMEDA off Erie, PA, Lake Erie.

1852 Enrolled Buffalo.

1853 Owned George B. Walbridge & Co. Buffalo.

1854 Owned Cutler & Warts, Grand Haven, MI.

1854, Sep 24 Boiler exploded soon after leaving Chicago, Fireman killed, two others scalded, towed to Chicago by tug ROBERT FOLLETT; repaired.

1857, Aug 7 Ran aground on Bois Blanc Island, Detroit River; released and repaired.

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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TROY (1849)