LOUISVILLE (1853, Propeller)


Year of Build:
1853
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Buffalo, NY
Vessel Type:
Propeller
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
2
Builder Name:
James Carrick
Original Owner and Location:
Crawford & Co., Ogdensburg, NY.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
1
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
High Pressure (including HPNC)
Propulsion Notes:
Engine by Shepard Iron Works, Buffalo, NY.
Dimensions
Length:
137' 5"
Beam:
25' 6"
Depth:
11' 2"
Tonnage (old style):
366 2/95
Capacity:
3500 barrels
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Off Calumet, IL.
Lake Michigan.
Date:
29 Sep 1857
How:
Burned.
Final Cargo:
Flour, grass seed, hops.
Notes:
Caught fire enroute Chicago - St. Joseph, MI. Burned to total loss; one person lost when lifeboat capsized.
History

1853, Aug 20 Enrolled Ogdensburg, NY, ran Ogdensburg - Lake Michigan ports, Chicago, Milwaukee, Green Bay & others.

1854, Sep 21 Owned Philo Chamberlin & John H. Crawford.

1856, May 31 Owned Northern Transportation Co, Ogdensburg.

1856, Oct 10 Caught fire off Ogdensburg, taken across St. Lawrence River to Prescott, ONT, burned to waterline but most cargo saved; repaired at Ogdensburg & returned to Lake Michigan service.

1857, Sep 29 Burned, Lake Michigan.

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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LOUISVILLE (1853, Propeller)