OWEGO (1853, Propeller)


Year of Build:
1853
Official Number:
18926
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Cleveland, OH
Vessel Type:
Propeller
Note: Wooden arches, square stern
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
2
Builder Name:
Roderick Calkins & John Searles
Original Owner and Location:
Squires, Risley & Vorce, Cleveland, Ohio
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
1
Propulsion:
Screw
# Propellers:
2
Propulsion Notes:
2 engines by Cuyahoga Steam Furnace Company
Dimensions
Length:
168' 7.5"
Beam:
28' 2"
Depth:
10' 9"
Tonnage (old style):
483.59
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Van Buren Point, New York, Lake Erie
Date:
29 Nov 1867
How:
Driven ashore & wrecked in storm
Final Cargo:
Flour, oats, corn, tallow, sundries
Notes:
5 lost; deckload salvaged 1869, March Burned
History

Ran Dunkirk to Buffalo, Cleveland, Toledo & Sandusky, Lake Erie

1853, June 7 Launched

1853, August 22 Owned Alanson Robinson, Buffalo, New York; operated by

New York & Erie Railroad Company

1854, April 11 Owned Addison Hills, Dunkirk, New York

1856, May 24 Owned Stephen D. Caldwell, Dunkirk

1858, May Grounded VanBuren Reef, lighted off; repaired

1860, April 4 Owned New York & Erie Railroad Company, New York

1861, April Large repairs; new decks, arches, Philadelphia wheels

1862, March 27 Owned Erie Railway Steamboat Company, New York

1856 Readmeasured 624.06 gross tons

1867 Collided with schooner GRACE MURRAY

1867, November Wrecked

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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OWEGO (1853, Propeller)