EQUATOR (1857, Propeller)


Also known as:
EL DORADO
Year of Build:
1857
Official Number:
7233
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Buffalo, NY
Vessel Type:
Propeller
Number of Decks:
2
Builder Name:
F. N. Jones
Original Owner:
New York Central Railroad Co.
Ownership Notes:
Dean Richmond, president. Later called Western Transit Co.
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
1
Engine Type:
Oscillating
Dimensions
Length:
184'
Beam:
31'
Depth:
11.6'
Tonnage (old style):
620 65/95
Final Disposition
Final Location:
East of harbor entrance, Erie, PA.
Lake Erie.
Date:
20 Nov 1880
How:
Wrecked.
Notes:
1882, Jan 31 Documents surrendered Port Huron, MI.
History

1857, May 12 Enrolled Buffalo, NY; duplicate of ECLIPSE, EQUINOX & SUN; ran Sandusky Line.

1862, Oct Damaged in collision with schooner JOE VILAS at Buffalo, NY.

1863 Repaired; ran Lake Erie & Green Bay Line.

1865, Jun 12 902.48 tons; Buffalo, NY & Toledo, OH run.

1867, May 4 Owned William G. Fargo, Buffalo, NY; 186 x 31 x 10.

1867, Jul 6 Owned E. A. Buck; chartered to run Belle City Line, Racine, WI - Buffalo, NY; grain trade.

1868 Owned S. Webster, Chicago, IL.

1869, Sep Damaged in freshet, Buffalo.

1869, Nov 17 Wrecked North Manitou Island, Lake Michigan carrying railroad ties, salt & apples.

1870 Sold as wreck to Mark J. Tyson, Milwaukee, WI & George Robinson, Manistee, MI; raised & towed by tug LEVIATHAN to Milwaukee, WI; rebuilt as barge, 1 deck, 3 masts; 189 x 31.7 x 11, 487 gross tons; renamed EL DORADO; US135117; engine removed to BISMARCK which later towed her in lumber trade with EMMA E. TYSON, D. L. FILER & EVA S. ROBINSON.

1873 Owned Ludington & Co., Chicago; 620 tons.

1879 Owned Menominee River Lumber Co., Marinette, WI.

1880, Sep 22 Owned L. Styfield, St. Clair, MI.

1880, Nov 20 Wrecked.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Donald V. Baut
Board of Lake Underwriters Marine Directory
Edward J. Dowling Collection, University of Detroit - Mercy
Enrollments, U.S. National Archives
Lytle List
John E. Poole notes, Bowling Green State University
H. G. Runge Collection, Milwaukee Public Library
Peter J. VanderLinden
Loudon G. Wilson
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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EQUATOR (1857, Propeller)