PASSAIC (1862, Propeller)


Year of Build:
1862
Official Number:
19691
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Buffalo, NY
Vessel Type:
Propeller
Note: Arch braced.
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
2
Builder Name:
Mason & Bidwell
Master Carpenter:
Charles S. Bidwell
Original Owner and Location:
New York & Erie Railroad Co., Dunkirk, NY
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
1
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
Low Pressure
# Cylinders:
1
Propulsion Notes:
42 x 38" vertical engine by Shepards Works.
Dimensions
Length:
198.3'
Beam:
27.7'
Depth:
11.4'
Tonnage (old style):
656
Final Disposition
Final Location:
6 mi. w. Dunkirk, NY.
Lake Erie.
Date:
31 Oct 1891
How:
Foundered.
Final Cargo:
Lumber; 4 consorts in tow.
Notes:
Sank while towing barges ELMA, SUPERIOR, HATTIE, & B.W. JENNESS.
History

1862, May 24 Launched Buffalo; ran Buffalo to Dunkirk & Lake Michigan ports on Union Steamboat Line; transporting manufactured goods up, meat, lumber, & grain back.

1863, May 4 Burned Toledo, OH; repaired.

1868 844.81 gross tons.

1871 New decks.

1871, Sep 26 Collision with schooner D.C. FORT at Buffalo.

1871, Nov Collision with steambarge St. Clair river.

1872 New arches.

1872, Jul Rescued disabled steamer CITY OF MONTREAL.

1873, May Ran Buffalo to Green Bay.

1873, Sep Collision at Buffalo; repaired.

1877 Owned C.C. Blodgett, Detroit; rebuilt as steambarge at Detroit for lumber trade; 531 gross/411 net tons.

1891, Oct 31 Wrecked Lake Erie.

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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PASSAIC (1862, Propeller)