FINTRY (1853, Propeller)


Year of Build:
1853
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Detroit, MI
Vessel Type:
Propeller
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Jacob L. Wolverton
Original Owner and Location:
J. L. Hurd & Co., Detroit, MI.
Ownership Notes:
Duncan Stewart, Eber Ward & William Wyley.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
1
Propulsion:
Screw
# Cylinders:
2
# Propellers:
2
Propulsion Notes:
Two 26" x 36", 250hp engines, Hyde & Co. Two 10'4" diameter screw paddles.
Dimensions
Length:
198' 10"
Beam:
29' 9"
Depth:
10' 5"
Tonnage (old style):
590 41/95
Final Disposition
Final Location:
12 miles from Port Stanley, ONT 3 miles from shore.
Lake Erie.
Date:
7 Nov 1855
How:
Explosion.
Final Cargo:
Wheat & flour.
Notes:
Sank following boiler explosion; 8 of 25 crew lost; survivors rescued by schooner & steamer CLEVELAND.
History

1853, Mar 31 Launched; sister of FALCON (1853).

1853, May 12 Enrolled Detroit, MI; ran Buffalo - Detroit with FALCON & PRINCETON.

1853, Nov 11 Brought 5,240 pounds flour to Buffalo from Detroit; largest cargo of flour ever brought into port by boat.

1854, Aug 3 Repaired, Buffalo dry dock; new wheels.

1854, Aug 25 Aground Detroit River.

1854, Dec 6 Bulwarks partly stove in from buildup of ice & breaking waves.

1855, Apr Ran with FALCON, MARY STEWART, OMAR PASHA & OLD CONCORD on Detroit & Buffalo North Shore Line.

1855, Nov 7 Exploded, Lake Erie.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Donald V. Baut
Enrollments, U.S. National Archives
C. Patrick Labadie
Lytle List
Newspaper Clippings
Steamboat Era in the Muskokas by Richard Tatley
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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FINTRY (1853, Propeller)