LOWELL (1865, Propeller)


Year of Build:
1865
Official Number:
14655
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Cleveland, OH
Vessel Type:
Propeller
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
2
Builder Name:
Ira Lafrinier
Original Owner and Location:
Northern Transportation Company, Cleveland, OH.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Screw
# Cylinders:
1
Propulsion Notes:
24 x 36" engine from propeller ONTARIO.
Dimensions
Length:
136.3'
Beam:
26'
Depth:
11.2'
Tonnage (gross):
460.12
Final Disposition
Final Location:
St. Clair, MI.
St. Clair River.
Date:
10 Nov 1893
How:
Burned.
Final Cargo:
Lumber.
Notes:
Caught fire at dock, was cut loose, drifted downriver to Rouse's Point; no loss of life.
History

1865, Sep 13 Enrolled Cleveland, ran Ogdensburg, Detroit & Lake Michigan, freight & passenger service.

1866, May Collision with bark INDIANA, Milwaukee, WI.

1870, Sep Ashore above Oswego, NY, passengers taken off before sinking; raised & repaired.

1871, Oct Ashore at Long Point, Lake Erie, jettisoned cargo to get off.

1874, May Broke shaft & wheel at Welland Canal.

1874, Jul Collision with tug GLADIATOR, St. Clair River.

1874, Sep Damaged by Lake Michigan gale.

1876, Mar 10 Owned Philo Chamberlain, Cleveland.

1876, Mar 23 Owned Northern Transportation Co, Rockport, OH.

1881, May 2 Owned E.C. Recor et al, St. Clair, MI.

1884, Apr 8 Owned Frank Hart et al, Marine City, MI.

1885, May 12 Rebuilt & readmeasured, one deck & one mast, 344.36 gross / 254.77 net tons; towed barges in Bay City & Buffalo lumber trade.

1888, Apr 18 Owned C.H. Westcott et al, Detroit.

1890, Apr 21 Owned Wagner Lake Ice Co, Sandusky, OH.

1893, Apr 17 Owned William Dennis, Detroit.

1893, Dec 2 Documents surrendered, "total loss of vessel".

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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LOWELL (1865, Propeller)