OSWEGATCHIE (1867, Propeller)


Year of Build:
1867
Official Number:
19189
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Ogdensburg, NY
Vessel Type:
Propeller
Note: One stack
Number of Decks:
2
Builder Name:
H.C. Piersons
Master Carpenter:
A.C. Keating
Original Owner and Location:
Northern Transportation Company, Cleveland, Ohio
Ownership Notes:
Philo Chamberlain, president
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
1
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
Low Pressure
# Cylinders:
1
# Boilers:
2
Propulsion Notes:
26.5 x 36", 800hp engine by Cuyahoga Works 8 x 18' boilers
Dimensions
Length:
135.2'
Beam:
25.8'
Depth:
10.9'
Tonnage (gross):
436
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Off Sturgeon Point, Michigan, Lake Huron
Date:
26 Nov 1891
How:
Foundered
Final Cargo:
Lumber
Notes:
Bound Alpena, Michigan to Detroit, Michigan, towing barges A.J.MCBRIER, N.P.GOODELL & H.C.POTTER in northeast gale; crew rescued 1971 Wreck located
History

1867, August 19 Enrolled Cleveland, Ohio; received machinery there;

ran Ogdensburg to Chicago, Illinois with several

sisters

1873, November Grounded, Point aux Pelee

1876, March 10 Owned Philo Chamberlain, Cleveland, Ohio

1876, March 23 Owned Northern Transit Company, Rockport, Ohio

1879, May 31 Change district, Glen Haven, Michigan

1881, May 2 Owned Harmon DeGraff, et.al., Detroit, Michigan; rebuilt

as steambarge, 1 deck, 1 mast, 350.58 gross / 280.15 net

tons; ran Saginaw to Cleveland in lumber trade

1884, May 25 Owned James Prentice, et.al., Saginaw, Michigan

1885, August 18 Owned Lewis D. Sanborn, East Saginaw, Michigan

1886, March 12 Owned Frederick Herhold, et.al., Chicago, Illinois

1887, March 22 Owned E.C. Recor, et.al., Saint Clair, Michigan

1887, October 20 Lost barges DOLPHIN & MORRIS; repaired Port Huron,

Michigan

1887, November 9 Ashore Long Point, Lake Erie with barges HARMON &

HINCKLEY

1891, May 12 Owned A.H. Shafer, et.al., Detroit

1891, August 24 Owned Charles Spademan, Junior, et.al., Detroit

1891, November 26 Foundered, Lake 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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OSWEGATCHIE (1867, Propeller)