CITY OF SUPERIOR (1857, Propeller)


Year of Build:
1857
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Cleveland, OH
Vessel Type:
Propeller
Note: Passenger/freight; 150' cabins with 100 berths.
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
2
Builder Name:
Lafrinier & Stevenson
Original Owner and Location:
Hanna, Garretson & Co., Cleveland, OH.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
1
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
High Pressure (including HPNC)
# Cylinders:
2
# Boilers:
2
# Propellers:
2
Propulsion Notes:
2 - 24 x 36" high-pressure engines; 2 screws, 8' 9" each, Cuyahoga Furnace Co., Cleveland, OH.
Dimensions
Length:
190'
Beam:
29'
Depth:
11'
Tonnage (old style):
578
Capacity:
600 tons
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Copper Harbor, Keweenaw Point.
Lake Superior.
Date:
11 Nov 1857
Final Depth:
14'
How:
Stranded & wrecked in a storm.
Final Cargo:
Misc. household goods, livestock.
Notes:
Blinded by blizzard, ran ashore full speed; broke up in gale same night. 1 engine into CITY OF BOSTON (1863). 2nd engine into EMPIRE (1861).
History

1857 Operated Cleveland, Detroit & Lake Superior Line.

1857, Oct 1 Towed Illinois - St. Clair Flats, MI.

1857, Nov 11 Wrecked.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Donald V. Baut
Burton Collection
Edward J. Dowling Collection, University of Detroit - Mercy
Erik Heyl, Early American Steamers
Lytle List
Gerry Metzler
Newspaper Clippings
John E. Poole notes, Bowling Green State University
Steamboat Era in the Muskokas by Richard Tatley
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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CITY OF SUPERIOR (1857, Propeller)