CUMBERLAND (1871, Steamer)


Year of Build:
1871
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Port Robinson, ONT
Vessel Type:
Steamer
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
2
Builder Name:
Melancthon Simpson
Original Owner and Location:
Lake Superior Navigational Co., Toronto, ONT.
Ownership Notes:
William Thompson, Toronto, ONT, registered owner for the Northern Railway.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
1
Propulsion:
Sidewheel
Engine Type:
Vertical Beam (Walking Beam)
# Cylinders:
1
Propulsion Notes:
Engine from R.H. Dunham Iron Works, New York City from steamer CATARACT #4934 (1847); 44" x 132"; wheels 30'.
Dimensions
Length:
204.5'
Beam:
26'
Depth:
10.7'
Tonnage (gross):
418
Tonnage (net):
228
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Rock of Ages Reef, Isle Royale, MI.
Lake Superior.
Date:
26 Jul 1877
How:
Stranded.
Final Cargo:
Package freight.
Notes:
Struck bottom & broken up near "Cumberland Point"; various dates reported - Jul 23 - Aug 1877.
History

Named for Fred Cumberland, manager Northern Railway.

1871, Aug 9 Launched Port Robinson, ONT.

1871, Oct First trip, Collingwood & Port Arthur, ONT.

1871, Dec Stranded in fog 7 miles W. of Clapperton Island; released by tug MANITOBA.

1872, Apr Extensive improvements.

1872, Nov Frozen in ice for winter, Bear Lake; arrived Collingwood May 6, 1873.

1873 Owned Perry & Co., Toronto, ONT.

1873, Jul 3 Stranded Horse Shoe Harbor below Brooke, ONT, Owen Sound Bay; heavy fog.

1874, Oct 8 Stranded at Neppognon River.

1874, Oct or Nov Storm, jettisoned cargo in Lake Superior; foundered Prince Arthur's Landing(Thunder Bay); raised subsequently.

1875 Overhauled, Detroit, MI.

1875, Oct 25 Stranded Thunder Cape(Bay) 3 miles from Silver Islet in snowstorm & gale; released by tugs.

1877, Jul 26 Wrecked.

1877, Aug 24 Registry closed.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Board of Lake Underwriters Marine Directory
Burton Collection
Dossin Great Lakes Museum
Erik Heyl, Early American Steamers
C. Patrick Labadie
William MacDonald Collection, Dossin Great Lakes Museum, Detroit
Newspaper Clippings
H. G. Runge Collection, Milwaukee Public Library
Steamboat Era in the Muskokas by Richard Tatley
Richard J. Wright, Bowling Green State University
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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