DAYTON (1853, Propeller)

Also known as:
Year of Build:
Official Number:
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Buffalo, NY
Vessel Type:
Note: Near sister to LOUISVILLE (1853); Extra arches & braces with uncommonly heavy timbers, round stern & figurehead.
Hull Materials:
Number of Decks:
Builder Name:
Geo. S. Weeks
Original Owner and Location:
Dewitt C. Littlejohn, Henry Fitzhugh, Oswego, NY.
Ownership Notes:
E.F. Osborn.
Number of Masts:
Engine Type:
High Pressure (including HPNC)
Propulsion Notes:
Direct-acting engine, S.D. Shepard, Buffalo, NY.
137' 7"
25' 6"
Tonnage (old style):
366 50/95
3,500 bushels flour.
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Sanilac, MI.
Lake Huron.
5 Oct 1888
Stripped & abandoned.

1853, Aug 26 Maiden trip to Sandusky, OH.

1853, Sep 10 Enrolled Oswego, NY; owned Dewitt C. Littlejohn et al.

1854 Owned Henry Patterson & William Anglier, Kingston, ONT; renamed OLIVER CROMWELL; 138' x 26.3' x 11.3'; 291 tons.

1854, Apr Aground, Coburg, ONT, Lake Ontario; jettisoned part of flour cargo to get off.

1854, Sep 23 Sunk in collision with NORTHERN MICHIGAN off Point Pelee; beached 20 miles east of Bar Point.

1854, Sep 29 Pumped out & raised, towed to Buffalo, NY for repair.

1854, Oct 14 Repaired.

1856 Owned Shay & Merritt, Montreal, QUE.

1856, Jan 28 Struck tug E.T. DORR, Saginaw Bay, MI; repaired Montreal, QUE, 130' x 27' x 8', 300 tons.

1857, Aug Sprung leak, Lake Erie; repaired.

1857, Oct 17 Sunk by schooner JESSIE, Straits of Mackinac.

1871, Aug 24 Owned & raised by J.P. Clark; engine in good condition, towed to Mackinac by ISLANDE & GRACE DORMER.

1871, Sep 24 Wreck towed to Detroit, MI by tug LYONA & drydocked at Clark's yard.

1872 Rebuilt into barge by G.S. Weeks, Buffalo; 291 tons; Owned C.C. Blodgett, Detroit, MI.

1873, Feb 28 Enrolled Detroit, MI; 1 deck. 2 masts; 138' x 25.3 x 11.3'; 291 / 276 tons.

1873, Aug Sunk while loading, Marquette, MI; raised.

1875 Owned J. Pridgeon, Detroit.

1888, Oct 2 Stranded in storm, Harbor Beach, MI; last owned J.W. Westcott, Detroit.

1888, Oct 5 Stripped & abandoned, Sanilac, MI.

From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Board of Lake Underwriters Marine Directory
Edward J. Dowling Collection, University of Detroit - Mercy
Erik Heyl, Early American Steamers
C. Patrick Labadie
Lytle List
Gerry Metzler
Marine Directory, R. L. Polk Co., Detroit
John E. Poole notes, Bowling Green State University
H. G. Runge Collection, Milwaukee Public Library
Peter J. VanderLinden
Alpena County George N. Fletcher Public Library
WWW address
Agency street/mail address

211 N. First Ave.
Alpena, Michigan 49707

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DAYTON (1853, Propeller)