ROANOKE (1867, Package Freighter)


Year of Build:
1867
Official Number:
21145
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Cleveland, OH
Vessel Type:
Package Freighter
Note: Plain head & round stern
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
2
Builder Name:
Lafrinia Brothers
Master Carpenter:
Ira Lafrinia
Original Owner and Location:
N.C. & H.J. Winslow, New York City, New York
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
1
Dimensions
Length:
217.5'
Beam:
31.2'
Depth:
12.5'
Tonnage (gross):
1069.82
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Off Fourteen Mile Point, Michigan, Lake Superior
Date:
7 Aug 1894
How:
Burned
Final Cargo:
Salt
Notes:
Bound Port Huron, Michigan for Duluth, Minnesota; caught fire & burned to total loss
History

1867, June 25 First enrolled Buffalo, New York

1867, September 16 Collided with & damaged by JACOB BEUTSCHY

1870-1875 Chartered Union Steamboat Line; ran Sarnia, Ontario & Buffalo

1871, May 25 Owned Charles Ensign, Buffalo

1876 Repaired

1877 Part of Holt & Ensign Line

1878 Part of Commercial Line

1880, November 23 Ashore Beaver Harbor

1881, March 3 Rebuilt

1883, April 20 Owned Isaac O. Crissy, Buffalo; 956.68 net tons

1883, June 3 Received repairs & alterations, Buffalo

1885, May 7 Owned W.F. Botsford & Company, Port Huron, Michigan; one

deck

1886 In Duluth, Minnesota & Sarnia service

1886, October 9 Aground below Port Huron, Lake Huron

1889, May 8 Repaired

1889, November 18 Received new rudder, Wolf & Davidson, Milwaukee,

Wisconsin

1890, May 18 Caught fire at dock, Buffalo

Later repaired & rebuilt, Port Huron

Arches removed & replaced with steel chords; double-decker

1892, February 3 Stranded, Grand Haven, Michigan, Lake Michigan

1893, February 10 Ashore south pier of Grand Haven

1894, August 7 Burned off Fourteen Mile Point, Michigan, Lake Superior

1894, September 30 Documents surrendered, Port Huron

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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ROANOKE (1867, Package Freighter)