ST. LOUIS (1864, Propeller)


Year of Build:
1864
Official Number:
23356
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Cleveland, OH
Vessel Type:
Propeller
Note: Steel arches, wooded boiler house
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Peck & Masters
Original Owner and Location:
Buffalo & Detroit Transportation Company, Buffalo, New York
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
1
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
Low Pressure
# Cylinders:
1
# Boilers:
1
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
44 x 36", 375hp at 75rpm engine by Shepard Iron Works, Buffalo, New York (1864) 12 x 14' at 60 pounds steam, scotch boiler by Lake Erie Boiler Works, Buffalo, New York
Dimensions
Length:
203.52'
Beam:
31.16'
Depth:
13'
Tonnage (old style):
788.08
Final Disposition
Date:
8 Feb 1914
How:
Wrecked
Notes:
Documents surrendered
History

1864, May 13 Enrolled Cleveland, Ohio

1865, May 29 Readmeasured 2 decks, 1 mast, 193 x 31.9 x 11.7', 985.37

gross tons, US23356, ran Buffalo to Detroit on New York

Central Line

1870, April 6 Owned Stephen D. Caldwell, et.al., Buffalo; made 17

round trips Buffalo to Chicago, Illinois

1870, May 13 Owned Union Steamboat Company, Buffalo

1872 On Lake Superior Line with INDIA, CHINA, JAPAN, KEEWANAW,

ST.PAUL, PACIFIC, ATLANTIC & WINSLOW; repaired

1874 Ran on Green Bay & Buffalo line

1876, April 12 Rebuilt at Buffalo, 795.36 net tons

1877 Ran on Lake Superior Line; new steel arches

1878 Repaired

1883-84 Repaired

1887, April 30 Owned Henry W. Watson, Buffalo; towed CHAMPION & POTOMAC

1890 Ashore Manitou

1890, July Stranded off Presque Isle, Lake Huron with disabled

machinery; towed to Detroit by CUMBERLAND

1892, April 15 Owned Niagara Falls Paper Company, Niagara Falls, New

York; 805.08 gross/660.94 net tons, towed CHAMPION,

KING & POTOMAC

1896, May Collision with steamer V.H.KETCHAM near Point aux Barques,

Lake Huron; repaired

1897 Towed CHAMPION, DONALDSON, ALICE B. NORRIS, Bay Mills to Buffalo

& Tonawanda

1898 Towed INTERLAKEN, CHAMPION & MOORE

1899, May 3 Owned International Paper Company, Niagara Falls;

985.37 gross/795.36 net tons

1903 Towed CHAMPION, BEN HARRISON & BUCKEYE STATE

1906, April 27 Rebuilt Tonawanda, New York as unrigged barge, 1 deck,

1 mast, 193 x 31.9 x 11.7', 599 gross & net tons; owned

Niagara Falls Paper Company, Niagara Falls, New York

1908, December 17 Owned Atlantic Coast Steamship Company, Buffalo, New

York

1914, February 18 Documents surrendered; total loss; had been stranded

Cape Vincent, New York

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

ST. LOUIS (1864, Propeller)
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ST. LOUIS (1864, Propeller)