WABASH (1863, Propeller)


Year of Build:
1863
Official Number:
26252
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Cleveland, OH
Vessel Type:
Propeller
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Quayle & Martin
Original Owner and Location:
Erie Railway Steamboat Company, Dunkirk, New York
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
1
Propulsion:
Screw
Dimensions
Length:
191.16'
Beam:
30.5'
Depth:
13'
Tonnage (old style):
721.45
Final Disposition
Final Location:
17 miles north of Fort Gratiot light, Lake Huron
Date:
5 Jun 1870
Final Depth:
63 feet
How:
Collision with steamer EMPIRE STATE
Final Cargo:
Railroad iron, car wheels, merchandise
Notes:
One crewman lost; most of cargo & machinery eventually salvaged
History

1863, May 23 Enrolled Cleveland; to run Dunkirk, Buffalo & Toledo, Ohio

1865 Enrolled Dunkirk, New York & Toledo, Ohio; 932 gross tons

1868, October 17 Enrolled Buffalo, New York; owned Erie Railway

Company; readmeasured 198.8 x 29.5 x 12.1', 2 decks,

932.51 gross tons; ran Buffalo & Detroit; received

new compound engine

1869, May 7 Enrolled Buffalo, owned Union Steamboat Company for

Buffalo-Chicago route

1870, June 5 Collided with steamer EMPIRE STATE approximately 17 miles

north of Port Gratiot Light, Lake Huron; cargo railroad

iron, car wheels & general merchandise; 1 crewman lost,

remaining rescued by steamer JAY GOULD

1875, June 30 Documents surrendered, Buffalo; "vessel wrecked - total

loss"

1889 Wrecking steamer MARY GOHL raised 1 boiler & part of cargo

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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WABASH (1863, Propeller)