IOWA (1852, Steamer)


Year of Build:
1852
Official Number:
44157
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Buffalo, NY
Vessel Type:
Steamer
Note: Cabins from SARATOGA.
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Francis N. Jones
Original Owner and Location:
James Evans, et.al., Buffalo, NY.
Ownership Notes:
George W. Holt & Rufus C. Palmer.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
1
Propulsion:
Sidewheel
Engine Type:
High Pressure (including HPNC)
# Cylinders:
1
Propulsion Notes:
48" x 36" engine from NEW ORLEANS, ex VERMILLION, by Shepard Iron Works, Buffalo, NY. 7.5' x 15' boiler from NEW ORLEANS, ex VERMILLION.
Dimensions
Length:
242'
Beam:
31' 4"
Depth:
13' 4"
Tonnage (old style):
981 53/95
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Kewaunee, WI.
Lake Michigan.
How:
Towed from wreck site, burned?
History

1852, Jul Broke shaft, Lake Erie.

1852 - 53 Made a propeller by Bidwell & Banta at Buffalo, NY.

1853, Jul 12 Collision with schooner G.F. FOSTER at Chicago, stern torn off from waterline to deck.

1853, Nov 18 Broke machinery, Lake Erie.

1853, Dec 27 In drydock, having new sides installed.

1855, Mar 19 Owned American Transportation Co, Buffalo, NY; largest propeller on Lakes.

1855, Sep Damaged in Lake Michigan gale.

1855, Nov Aground Beaver Island, Lake Michigan.

1856, Sep 30 Collision with bark MORGAN, Lake Michigan at Sheboygan Bay.

1860, Mar 2 Owned William Williams, et.al., Buffalo, NY.

1860, Apr 21 Owned Edwin F. Evans, Buffalo.

1860, Jul 24 Collision with schooner GERRIT SMITH, Saginaw Bay.

1860, Aug 8 Collision with ferry HURON at Port Huron, MI; port side stove in to 3 foot above water, arch broken in two.

1861, Mar Rebuilt.

1861, Dec 6 Collision with schooner W.J. WHALING, Buffalo, Lake Erie.

1862, Sep Collision with schooner TECUMSEH.

1864, Apr 28 Owned Pastigo Lumber Co, Chicago.

1867, Sep 18 Dismantled, made a barge, 241.3' x 35' x 12.65'; 693.58 gross tons; machinery put in new steam barge BOSCOBEL.

1869, Nov 20 Lost from tow of tug ADMIRAL D.D. PORTER & went ashore.

1869, Dec 18 Towed to Kewaunee, WI; later burned?

1878, Mar 12 Noted in service.

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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