CLARION (1881, Package Freighter)


Year of Build:
1881
Official Number:
5526
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Wyandotte, MI
Vessel Type:
Package Freighter
Note: Duplicate of steamer LEHIGH.
Hull Materials:
Iron
Number of Decks:
2
Hull Number:
45
Builder Name:
Detroit Dry Dock Co.
Original Owner and Location:
Pennsylvania Railroad Co., The Anchor Line, Erie, PA
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
1
Propulsion:
Screw
# Cylinders:
2
# Boilers:
1
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
27, 40 x 44 cylinders. 12' x 14'6" boiler with three circular furnaces. 11' diameter propeller.
Dimensions
Length:
240.9'
Beam:
36.1'
Depth:
15.5'
Tonnage (gross):
1711
Tonnage (net):
1513
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Southwest Shoal.
Lake Erie.
Date:
8 Dec 1909
How:
Fire
Final Cargo:
flour, feed, oil cakes, glucose.
Notes:
13 crew lost in lifeboat, never found, 2 died in fire - 6 rescued.
History

1881, Oct 25 Upbound for Detroit with coal, CLARION struck rocks at Lime-Kiln Crosing at daylight, bottom torn out, beached Grosse Isle.

1883, Jun 7 Schooner HERCULES sunk near St.Clair Flats in a collision.

1888, May 14 Sinks MONGUASON, in Milwaukee.

1890, Sep 12 Enters Milwaukee dry dock.

1909, Dec 8 On run Chicago, IL - Erie, PA, caught fire & sank.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Dossin Great Lakes Museum
Edward J. Dowling Collection, University of Detroit - Mercy
C. Patrick Labadie
Newspaper Clippings
Steamboat Era in the Muskokas by Richard Tatley
Peter J. VanderLinden
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

CLARION (1881, Package Freighter)
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CLARION (1881, Package Freighter)