DACOTAH (1857, Propeller)


Year of Build:
1857
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Cleveland, OH
Vessel Type:
Propeller
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Luther Moses
Master Carpenter:
Luther Moses
Original Owner and Location:
James Clark et al., Cleveland, OH.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
1
Propulsion:
Sidewheel
Engine Type:
Low Pressure
# Cylinders:
1
# Boilers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
50 x 40" oscillating engines by Cuyahoga Steam Furnace Co. 11' propeller wheels. Return flue boiler.
Dimensions
Length:
193.74'
Beam:
30.61'
Depth:
12.5'
Tonnage (old style):
698 31/95
Capacity:
6000 barrels; 100 passengers.
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Near 18 Mile Creek (Evans Center), Sturgeon Point, NY.
Lake Erie.
Date:
24 Nov 1860
Final Depth:
24'
How:
Wrecked.
Final Cargo:
Copper ingots, cash.
Notes:
Driven ashore & destroyed quickly with her own crew; 24 lost. 1860, Jul Engine & boiler recovered.
History

Sisters MENDOTA, WENONA & GALENA.

1857, Apr Launched.

1857, Jul 1 Enrolled Cleveland; ran Buffalo, NY, Cleveland, OH & Chicago, IL for New York Central Railroad on Lake Superior Line.

1859, May Broke machinery, Straits of Mackinac; towed to Detroit & repaired.

1860, Nov 24 Wrecked.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Donald V. Baut
Burton Collection
Edward J. Dowling Collection, University of Detroit - Mercy
Erik Heyl, Early American Steamers
Lytle List
John E. Poole notes, Bowling Green State University
H. G. Runge Collection, Milwaukee Public Library
Steamboat Era in the Muskokas by Richard Tatley
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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DACOTAH (1857, Propeller)