PHOENIX (1845, Propeller)


Year of Build:
1845
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Ohio City (Cleveland), OH
Vessel Type:
Propeller
Note: Passenger & package freight.
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
2
Builder Name:
George W. Jones
Original Owner and Location:
William F. Allen et al, Cleveland
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Screw
# Cylinders:
1
# Boilers:
1
# Propellers:
2
Propulsion Notes:
20 x 43 3/8", 75rpm, engine by Cuyahoga Steam Furnace Co. 10'6" x 20' boiler by Niagara Dock Co. 8' diameter wheels, R.F. Loper's patent.
Dimensions
Length:
140' 6"
Beam:
22' 7"
Depth:
10'  1/2"
Tonnage (old style):
302 90/95
Final Disposition
Final Location:
9 miles from Sheboygan, WI, 4-5 miles out.
Lake Michigan.
Date:
21 Nov 1847
How:
Burned.
Final Cargo:
Coffee, sugar, molasses & hardware.
Notes:
Between 130-255 lives lost, 46 saved; Towed to Sheboygan & abandoned.
History

1845 Enrolled Cleveland, OH.

1845, Oct 10 Collision with steamer TROY off Dunkirk, NY, Lake Erie; heavy damages.

1846, Feb 17 Owned William F. Allen, Cleveland, OH.

1847, Oct 6 Collision with steamer OREGON near Cleveland, OH; damaged stem & forefoot.

1847, Nov 21 Burned, Lake Michigan.

1848, Jun 29 Engine, boiler & cargo salvaged.

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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PHOENIX (1845, Propeller)