OTTAWA (1859, Propeller)


Year of Build:
1859
Official Number:
18914
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Cleveland, OH
Vessel Type:
Propeller
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Stephens & Presley
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
1
Propulsion:
Screw
Dimensions
Length:
142' 6"
Beam:
27' 5"
Depth:
8' 8"
Tonnage (old style):
315.35
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Near Middle Bass Island, Lake Erie
Date:
29 Nov 1872
How:
Foundered in deep water
Final Cargo:
Coal
Notes:
Became overladen with ice & broke towline; foundered
History

1854 Built Cleveland, Ohio by Stephens & Presley for passenger &

freight service

1855, April 11 Enrolled Detroit, owned William Ferry, et.al., Grand

Haven, Michigan; running between Chicago & Grand Haven

1857, March 28 Enrolled Chicago, owned Martin Ryerson, et.al, Chicago

1859 Running Green Bay, Sheboygan, Manitowoc

1860 On Muskegon - Chicago run

1863 Repaired

1865 Large repairs

1867, April 4 Enrolled Chicago, owned A.F. Goodrich, to run Chicago &

Muskegon

1868, April 24 Chicago; Owned Goodrich Transportation Company,

Manitowoc, Wisconsin

1868, August 19 Official number US 18914 given; enrolled Milwaukee,

147.3' x 27.7' x 8.4', 416.46 gross tons, Green Bay to

Chicago route

1869, March 16 Enrolled Detroit, owned S.W. Morgan & Jake Gordon,

Detroit; serving Saginaw lumber trade

1869, June Burst steam pipe, drifted onto Pelee Island, Lake Erie &

stove bottom; recovered & taken to drydock, Detroit;

machinery removed, converted to barge

1870, April 27 Enrolled Milwaukee as barge, 1 deck, 1 mast, 142.8' x

27.7' x 8.4', 258 gross tons; owned Goodrich

Transportation Company; in lumber trade

1871 Enrolled Detroit, owned Robert J. Hackett, et.al., Detroit

1872 Enrolled Detroit, owned Western Transportation & Coal Company

1872, December Among group of barges loaded with coal for Detroit when

ice burdened off Middle Bass Island, Lake Erie & sank

1873, September 5 Detroit District documents surrendered "vessel total

loss"

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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OTTAWA (1859, Propeller)