WESTMORELAND (1853, Steamer)


Year of Build:
1853
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Cleveland, OH
Vessel Type:
Steamer
Note: round head, square stern
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
2
Builder Name:
Lafrinier & Stevenson
Original Owner and Location:
Anson D. Ellis & John Ball, Buffalo, NY
Ownership Notes:
People's Line
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
1
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
High Pressure (including HPNC)
# Cylinders:
1
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
28 x 42", 200hp engine, Cuyahoga Steam Furnace Co., Cleveland, OH, 1853
Dimensions
Length:
200'  2 3/4"
Beam:
28'  2 3/4"
Depth:
12'  2 3/4"
Tonnage (old style):
665 84/95
Final Disposition
Final Location:
off Sleeping Bear Point, Manitou Passage
Lake Michigan
Date:
7 Dec 1854
How:
foundered
Final Cargo:
Wheat, flour, barrelled beef
Notes:
capsized, foundered, heavy weather; 17 lost; wreck found 1872; engine salvaged, taken to Chicago, IL
History

Operated Buffalo, NY-Chicago, IL with mates PLYMOUTH, BUFFALO, BUCEPHALUS, MAYFLOWER, NILE & NIAGARA

1853, Sep 2 First enrolled Buffalo, NY

1853, Dec 14 Cylinder broke near Buffalo, Niagara River, assisted by PACIFIC

1854, Feb 6 Cylinder cast at Menominee Works, Menominee, MI

1854, Jun 8 Fractured crank near Chicago, IL

1854, Sep Ashore Windmill Point, ONT, Lake Erie, got off

1854, Dec 7 Capsized, foundered

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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