JEFFERSON (1853, Propeller)


Year of Build:
1853
Official Number:
12762
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Buffalo, NY
Vessel Type:
Propeller
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
2
Builder Name:
Bidwell & Banta
Master Carpenter:
Jacob W. Banta
Original Owner and Location:
Bancroft's Propeller Line, Detroit, MI.
Ownership Notes:
Charles & Edward Bancroft.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
1
Propulsion:
Screw
Propulsion Notes:
1863 Boiler into propeller WISCONSIN.
Dimensions
Length:
137'
Beam:
25' 6"
Depth:
10' 7"
Tonnage (old style):
344 65/95
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Near Pentwater, MI.
Lake Michigan.
Date:
31 Oct 1870
How:
Wrecked.
History

1853, May 9 Enrolled Buffalo, NY.

1853, May 17 Maiden trip.

1853, Sep 27 Damaged, Lake Ontario, cargo wheat.

1854, Sep 17 Owned Northern Transportation Co., Ogdensburg, NY; ran Ogdensburg - Chicago, IL.

1854, Oct 23 General repairs.

1860 Strengthened.

1862, Apr 9 Owned A.H. Brunel, Cleveland, OH; strengthened.

1862, Apr Ashore in fog 7 miles below Pt. Colburne.

1863, Jul Ashore, Lake Ontario.

1863, Jul 25 Dismantled, Cleveland, made a schooner, US12762; boiler into propeller WISCONSIN.

1864, May 12 Owned E. G. Merrick & Son.

1866 Owned Fowler, Esseltyne & Clayton; 362 tons.

1868 240.03 gross tons.

1868, Apr Collision, Lake Michigan near Chicago.

1870, Oct 31 Wrecked, Lake Michigan.

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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JEFFERSON (1853, Propeller)