DICTATOR (1864, Propeller)


Year of Build:
1864
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Buffalo, NY
Vessel Type:
Propeller
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Mason & Bidwell
Master Carpenter:
Charles L. Bidwell
Original Owner and Location:
A. C. Taylor, Buffalo, NY.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Screw
Dimensions
Length:
133.7'
Beam:
25.5'
Depth:
11.1'
Tonnage (old style):
500 95/100
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Long Point.
Lake Erie.
Date:
21 Nov 1880
How:
Foundered.
Final Cargo:
21,000 bushels wheat.
Notes:
Foundered while under tow.
History

1865, Apr 12 Enrolled Buffalo, NY.

1865, Sep 16 Ashore Bois Blanc Island, Lake Erie; released by tug MAGNET.

1866, Aug 9 Owned Albert G. Hartshorn, Racine, WI; readmeasured 500.95 gross tons, US6208.

1869, Apr 22 Owned Belle City Line, Racine.

1871, Sep Sunk by propeller JAY GOULD, south Manitou Island, Lake Michigan; raised, reduced to barge.

1872, Sep 9 Owned Union Steamboat Co., Buffalo.

1872, Sep 18 Owned M. M. Drake, Buffalo; change rig from propeller to barge; 133.7 x 25.5 x 11', 300.6 gross tons.

1874, Nov 24 Ashore Leamington; released.

1878, Nov 9 Owned M. M. Drake et al, Buffalo.

1880, Mar 25 Ashore Gull Island Reef; released.

1880, Nov 21 Lost, Lake Erie.

1888, Dec 3 Documents surrendered, vessel lost at sea.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Donald V. Baut
Board of Lake Underwriters Marine Directory
Edward J. Dowling Collection, University of Detroit - Mercy
Enrollments, U.S. National Archives
C. Patrick Labadie
Lytle List
Gerry Metzler
Newspaper Clippings
John E. Poole notes, Bowling Green State University
H. G. Runge Collection, Milwaukee Public Library
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

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DICTATOR (1864, Propeller)