ROCKET (1857, Propeller)


Year of Build:
1857
Official Number:
21144
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Cleveland, OH
Vessel Type:
Propeller
Note: Wooden arches; duplicate COMET, 1857.
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Peck & Masters
Original Owner and Location:
Dean Richmond, Batavia, NY
Ownership Notes:
New York Central Railroad Co.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
1
Propulsion:
Screw
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
15 X 16" low pressure oscillating engine with cylinder 33" and/or direct-acting vertical engine built by Cuyahoga Steam Furnace Co., Cleveland, OH.
Dimensions
Length:
181.07'
Beam:
29.2'
Depth:
12.12'
Tonnage (old style):
611 13/95
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Buffalo, NY.
Lake Erie.
Date:
 Nov 1877
How:
Scuttled to keep from going ashore.
Notes:
Salvage attempted over next couple of years. 1879, Jun 30 Documents surrendered; vessel abandoned as unfit for service.
History

1857, Summer Launched; ran freight Buffalo, NY - Cleveland, OH.

1857-58, Winter Given passenger cabins; ran Buffalo - Green Bay, WI.

1859, Jul 9 Ashore North Point, Milwaukee, WI, Lake Michigan.

1859, Dec 1 Ashore Mackinaw, MI, Straits of Mackinac.

1860, Mar Overhauled.

1860, Aug Broke shaft off Point Aux Barques, Lake Huron.

1862 Repaired.

1863 Large repairs.

1865 Very large repairs.

1865, Sep 4 Readmeasured; 183.6 x 30 x 10.9; 702.47 gross tons; 2 decks; no masts.

1867, May 4 Owned William G. Fargo, Buffalo.

1868, Mar New arches.

1868, Apr 29 Owned David M. Kelly, Green Bay.

1870, May 16 Owned Egbert J. Shaylor, Green Bay.

1872 Extensively repaired.

1873, May 8 Owned The Lake & River Transportation Co., Green Bay; 1 mast.

1873, Jun 27 Owned H.M. Hanna & Co., Cleveland; 1 deck; ran Buffalo - Duluth, MN.

1874, May Ashore St. Joseph's Island, Green Bay, Lake Michigan.

1874, Dec Sunk by ice, Toledo, OH; repaired & returned to Lake Superior ore trade.

1876, Mar For sale.

1877, May 3 Owned E. Doville & Jane Coats, Cleveland.

1877, Oct 2 Owned Alva Bradley & E. Doville, Cleveland; converted to barge; 371.04 gross tons.

1877, Nov Scuttled; abandoned.

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

ROCKET (1857, Propeller)
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ROCKET (1857, Propeller)