IRONSIDES (1864, Propeller)


Year of Build:
1864
Official Number:
12091
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Cleveland, OH
Vessel Type:
Propeller
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
2
Builder Name:
Ira Lafrinier
Original Owner and Location:
John E. Turner et al, Cleveland, OH.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
1
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
Low Pressure
# Cylinders:
2
# Boilers:
2
# Propellers:
2
Propulsion Notes:
34 x 42" stroke, 1284hp engines, Cuyahoga Iron Works, Cleveland, OH. 10' x 211" firebox boilers.
Dimensions
Length:
218.8'
Beam:
30.7'
Depth:
12.9'
Tonnage (gross):
1123.75
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Off Grand Haven, MI.
Lake Michigan.
Date:
15 Sep 1873
Final Depth:
120 feet
How:
Foundered.
Final Cargo:
Passengers, wheat, flour & pork.
Notes:
Sprang leak, sank, unable to enter Grand Haven Harbor in high seas & wind; 18 or 20 lives lost.
History

1864, Sep 16 Enrolled Cleveland, OH; built for service in Cleveland & Lake Superior Trade.

1865, Sep 20 Readmeasured Cleveland, 1123.75 tons.

1867, Apr 25 Owned Dwight Scott, Cleveland; official number US12091.

1869, Apr 30 Owned Thomas A. Howe, Pitsburgh, PA.

1869, May 10 Owned Nathan Englemann, Milwaukee, WI; used on Milwaukee - Grand Haven run.

1869, Aug Collision with a dredge at Racine, WI, Lake Michigan.

1869, Oct Collision with Revenue Steamer ANDREW JOHNSON, Milwaukee, WI, Lake Michigan.

1871, Mar 30 Owned Englemann Transportation Co., Milwaukee.

1871, Oct 15 Damaged in collision with a propeller on Saginaw Bay, Lake Huron.

1871, Nov Broke wheel, Lake Michigan.

1872, Dec 5 Collision with schooner FLORETTA.

1873, Mar Repaired.

1873, Sep 30 Documents surrendered, "total loss."

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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IRONSIDES (1864, Propeller)