IRON CITY (1856, Propeller)


Year of Build:
1856
Official Number:
12092
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Cleveland, OH
Vessel Type:
Propeller
Note: Passenger & freight.
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Quayle & Martin
Original Owner and Location:
Hussey & Sinclair, Cleveland, OH.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
2
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
High Pressure (including HPNC)
# Cylinders:
2
# Propellers:
2
Propulsion Notes:
24", 24" x 36" engines, 475hp by Cuyahoga Steam Furnace. 10' wheels, 21' lead.
Dimensions
Length:
184.17'
Beam:
29.28'
Depth:
11.82'
Tonnage (old style):
606 89/95
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Near Sturgeon Point.
Lake Erie.
Date:
25 Sep 1872
How:
Foundered.
Final Cargo:
Barrelled oil.
Notes:
Bound Buffalo - Cleveland, broke loose of her tow by M.I. MILLS, driven to shallows & wrecked.
History

1856 Enrolled Cleveland, OH.

1857, Mar 19 Repaired & accomodations increased.

1857, Aug Burst steam pipe, St. Mary's River.

1858, Apr 6 Cabin lengthened, 21 new double rooms, kitchens & office moved to main deck.

1858, Apr 12 Owned J.E. Turner, et.al., Cleveland.

1858, Jul Damaged machinery, Lake Huron.

1860, Jun 8 Broke shaft & lost wheel 5 miles above the Sault, Lake Superior.

1864, Jun 2 Struck rock in Soo River & caused bad leak, run into shoal water & filled.

1868, May 30 Owned W.B. Kean, et.al., Detroit, MI.

1869, Jun 1 Owned P.E. Kean, Marine City, MI; 2 decks.

1870, Jul 9 Owned M.B. Kean, et.al., Detroit; 1 deck.

1871, Mar 21 Repairs at Clark's drydock, Detroit, new arches & strengthening.

1872, Jul 16 Made a barge by Quayle, 1 deck, 1 mast, 182' x 29.8' x

18.5', 677.86 gross tons; documents surrendered, Cleveland.

1872, Sep 25 Foundered, Lake Erie.

1876, Feb 28 Abandoned.

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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IRON CITY (1856, Propeller)