ORONTES (1856, Propeller)


Year of Build:
1856
Official Number:
18890
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Buffalo, NY
Vessel Type:
Propeller
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
F. N. Jones
Original Owner:
Buffalo & Toledo Transportation Co.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Screw
Dimensions
Length:
179' 4"
Beam:
30' 2"
Depth:
11' 6"
Tonnage (old style):
588 73/95
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Near Lexington, MI
Lake Huron
Date:
22 May 1883
How:
Ashore in North East gale
Final Cargo:
Lumber
Notes:
Tow line to tug CLARK, J. P. broke; no lives lost
History

Enrolled Buffalo

1856, Oct Collision, bark GRACE GREENWOOD, Lake Erie.

1864 Rebuilt, very large repairs.

1865 Remeasured, 180.6' x 30.7' x 10'; 711.55 gross tons.

1867, Mar 2 New deck & rudder.

1869, Mar 25 Recaulked, repainted.

1869, Apr 24 Owned Union Steamboat Co., Buffalo, NY.

1870, Jul 19 Repairs Buffalo.

1872 Engine noted 300hp.

1872 Owned Lewis Moss, et al, Sandusky, OH.

1872, May 1 Rebuilt, 2 decks, 1 mast, 551.34 gross tons.

1872, May 14 Broke 1 arch, strained the other in gale, Lake Erie; repaired Detroit, MI.

1875, Sep 21 Collision, schooner PIERPOINT, St. Clair Flats.

1876, May 12 Rebuilt Chicago as barge, 2 decks, 1 mast, 551.34 gross tons; engine & boilers scrapped.

1877, May 12 Owned John W. Farwell, et al, Sandusky, OH.

1880, Mar 15 Owned E. P. Sheldon, et al, Cleveland, OH.

1880, Nov 10 Collision, grounded Chicago.

1883, May 8 Owned Fred Hempy, et al, Cleveland, OH.

1883, May 22 Ashore Lower Lake Huron.

1883, May 28 Enrollment surrendered Cleveland.

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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ORONTES (1856, Propeller)