EVERGREEN CITY (1856, Propeller)


Year of Build:
1856
Official Number:
7240
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Cleveland, OH
Vessel Type:
Propeller
Note: Package freight.
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
2
Builder Name:
Peck & Masters
Original Owner and Location:
J.F. Kirkland & James Ball, Sheboygan, WI.
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
1
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
Low Pressure
Dimensions
Length:
192.5'
Beam:
27.9'
Depth:
12.1'
Tonnage (old style):
624 28/95
Capacity:
6000 barrels
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Buffalo, NY.
Date:
  1875
How:
Abandoned.
Notes:
1878, Dec 18 Documents surrendered Port Huron, MI; vessel abandoned.
History

1856, Jun Launched; Peoples Line, Chicago - Buffalo, NY.

1858 Collingwood Line, Chicago, Milwaukee & Collingwood.

1859 Overhauled.

1859, Mar 28 Owned Peck & Masters, Cleveland, OH.

1859, May 11 Owned John Ball, Cleveland.

1860 Chartered by Northern Railway of Canada; ran Chicago, IL - Collingwood, ONT.

1860, Aug Ran Buffalo, NY - Toledo, OH.

1860, Nov Machinery broke.

1863, Jul 20 Owned Thomas D. Dole, Buffalo & Dean Richmond.

1863 Owned Western Transit Co; large repairs; 797 gross tons.

1863, Mar Erie & Green Bay Line.

1864 Ran Buffalo, NY - Detroit, MI.

1865, Aug 2 Readmeasured 193.4 x 28 x 10.7'; ran Toledo, OH - Buffalo, NY.

1867, May 11 Owned Buffalo & Detroit Transportation Co. & Thomas Dole, Buffalo.

1869, Sep Damaged in freshet, Lake Erie.

1871, Sep 6 Owned A.F. Gay & Henry M. Loud, AuSable, MI to tow barges in lumber trade.

1871, Nov 18 Wrecked Long Point, Lake Erie; carrying lumber camp supplies.

1872, Jul 12 Raised; towed to Buffalo; rebuilt; 554 gross tons.

1873 Owned Loud, Gay & Co., AuSable, MI; rebuilt 1 deck, 1 mast, 193.4 x 28 x 10.7; 437.09 net tons.

1875, Nov Ashore Pt. Rowan harbor; released Nov 15 for Buffalo, NY.

1875, Nov 27 Ashore Maitland; engine removed; will be converted to tow barge.

1875 Abandoned Buffalo, NY.

1881, Nov Damaged in collision with propeller NORTHERN LIGHT.

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
Newspaper Clippings
H. G. Runge Collection, Milwaukee Public Library
Steamboat Era in the Muskokas by Richard Tatley
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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EVERGREEN CITY (1856, Propeller)