ST. NICHOLAS (1853, Propeller)


Year of Build:
1853
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Cape Vincent, NY
Vessel Type:
Propeller
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
J. Andrews
Original Owner and Location:
Bancroft & Co., Rome, NY
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
High Pressure (including HPNC)
# Cylinders:
1
# Boilers:
1
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
24 x 36" stroke engine; 18 x 7' boiler; built by A.C. Powell, Syracuse, NY.
Dimensions
Length:
133.9'
Beam:
25.11'
Depth:
11.6'
Tonnage (old style):
372 23/95
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Sleeping Bear Bay, MI.
Lake Michigan.
Date:
23 Nov 1857
How:
Storm.
Final Cargo:
10,000 bushels wheat.
History

1853, May 31 Enrolled Oswego, NY to run Cape Vincent to Detroit.

1853, Aug 17 Owned Henry Fitzhugh et al, Oswego.

1855, Feb 3 Owned P.S. Stevenson et al, Hamilton, ONT; registered Montreal, QUE to run Montreal, Hamilton & Oswego.

1857, Mar 27 Owned Edward C. Bancroft et al, Detroit, MI.

1857, Apr Owned Northwestern Transportation Co., Detroit; to run Detroit & Chicago.

1857, Nov Broke lock in Welland Canal.

1857, Nov 23 Destroyed in storm.

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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ST. NICHOLAS (1853, Propeller)