SPAULDING, M.B. (1849, Propeller)


Year of Build:
1849
Official Number:
16327
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Buffalo, NY
Vessel Type:
Propeller
Note: similar to HENRY A. KENT
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Jones & Bidwell (Bagnall)
Master Carpenter:
Frederick N. Jones
Original Owner and Location:
James C. Evans, et.al., Buffalo, New York
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
1
Propulsion:
Screw
Dimensions
Length:
152' 4"
Beam:
25' 2"
Depth:
11' 6.5"
Tonnage (old style):
419.59
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Near Port Burwell, Ontario, Lake Erie
Date:
 Sep 1879
Final Depth:
12'
How:
Foundered
Notes:
Upbound in tow of tug MAYFLOWER with 3 other barges Foundered in gale, became total loss & went to pieces
History

1849, April 25 First enrolled Buffalo, New York

1850 In Buffalo & Chicago, Illinois service

1850, May 13 One deck & two masts

1850, August 9 Sunk off Erie, Pennsylvania, Lake Huron

1852, June 16 Badly damaged in gale on Lake Erie off Ashtabula, Ohio;

deck load washed overboard & cargo damaged

1852, October 19 Sapsized & sunk in Maumee River, Ohio

1855, May 26 Owned American Transportation Company, Buffalo

1856, October 21 Burned at dock, Buffalo, Lake Erie

1857, August 15 Rebuilt & altered by Hitchcock at Buffalo; one deck &

no mast; plain head & round stern; 152 x 25.16 x 10.33

old tons

1858, November 1 Cylinder head burst as she was entering Buffalo harbor

1859, July 23 Owned James C. Evans, Buffalo

1859, November 8 Sprung leak, towed to Buffalo for repairs

1860, April 16 Owned William Williams, et.al., Buffalo

1860, April 26 Owned Smith, Kelly & Company

1860, May 8 Ran on island opposite Algonac, Michigan, Lake Huron;

pulled off by EMARALD

1860, June 20 Burned, Forrester, Michigan, Lake Huron

1860, July 10 Machinery owned M.B. Kean, Algonac

1860, July 13 Wreck raised & towed to Algonac by J.E.EAGLE

1862, May Engine into DETROIT

1863 Rebuilt as schooner-barge by D. Lester at Marine City, Michigan;

140.2 x 26.4 x 13.4'; 386.87 gross tons; US16327

1863, October 12 Aground in river near Buffalo

1864 Owned Thomas Richardson, Buffalo

1866 Owned Griffen & McDonald

1869, May Sunk in collision with bark LOTTIE WOLF near Harrisville,

Michigan, Lake Huron

1871 Owned Kane, Detroit, Michigan

1879, September Foundered in gale near Port Burwell, Ontario, Lake Erie

1881, December 5 Documents surrendered, Port Huron, Michigan

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

SPAULDING, M.B. (1849, Propeller)
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SPAULDING, M.B. (1849, Propeller)