POTOMAC (1855, Propeller)


Year of Build:
1855
Official Number:
19618
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Cleveland, OH
Vessel Type:
Propeller
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Master Carpenter:
Luther Moses
Original Owner and Location:
Charles Ensign, Rufus C.Palmer, & William Foot, Cleveland, OH
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
2
Propulsion:
Screw
# Cylinders:
2
Propulsion Notes:
Two 25 X 36" engines built by Buffalo Engineering Works, NY, 1855. 17' X 7 1/2' or 6 1/2' X 6 1/2' firebox boiler built 1853.
Dimensions
Length:
209.14'
Beam:
33.04'
Depth:
12.43'
Tonnage (old style):
818 40/95
Capacity:
900 tons
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Buckhorn Island, NY,
Niagara River.
Date:
  1895
How:
Abandoned.
Notes:
1899, Jun 30 Documents surrendered.
History

1855, Oct 25 Owned American Transportation Co., Buffalo, NY.

1856, Oct Collided with brig JOHN G. DESHLER, Lake Michigan.

1860, Mar 27 Owned William Williams, Andrew J. Rich, & Henry Martin, Buffalo.

1860, Apr 23 Owned Franklin Lee, Silver Creek, NY.

1860, May 12 Owned Lee & Nicholas Gebhard.

1860, Sep Broke shaft near Milwaukee, WI, Lake Michigan.

1861, Apr 10 Owned Gebhard & Charles Ensign, Buffalo.

1861 Large repairs.

1863, Apr 24 Homeport Milwaukee, WI; one mast.

1864, Apr 9 Owned Western Transportation Co., Tonawanda, NY.

1865, Apr 29 Readmeasured 210.6 X 33.7 X 11.25; 1021.66 gross tons; 2 decks.

1866, May 12 Rebuilt 210.6 X 33.7 X 12.6; 1108.35 gross tons.

1868 Rebuilt.

1877, Sep New arches & bulworks; boilers replaced (from TONAWANDA, built 1856 - sank 1870).

1881, May 6 Owned John Green, Buffalo.

1881, Jun 1 Grounded near Erie, PA with coal; repaired.

1882, Mar 22 Owned Samuel L. Watson & Henry W. Watson, Buffalo.

1882, Jul 17 Owned Louisa Wex & Henry Watson, Buffalo; 858.53 net tons.

1883, Aug 14 Struck rock & beached near Ahnapee, WI, Lake Michigan with rye; badly damaged.

1884, Sep 13 Sank at Buffalo.

1885, Jun 26 Converted to barage; 659.61 gross / 627.13 net tons; one deck, 3 masts.

1886-93 Towed by St. Louis.

1892, Apr 15 Owned Niagara Falls Paper Co., NY.

1892, Oct Struck pier & smashed stern, Sault Ste. Marie, MI.

c1895 Abandoned.

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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