CREAM CITY (1862, Barkentine)


Year of Build:
1862
Official Number:
4579
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Sheboygan, WI
Vessel Type:
Barkentine
Note: Square stern & figurehead. Engine & machinery placed in stern; 5-6 mph. Largest vessel on the Lakes at the time.
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
B.B. Jones
Original Owner and Location:
Benjamin B. Jones et al., Milwaukee, WI.
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
3
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
High Pressure (including HPNC)
# Cylinders:
1
# Boilers:
1
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
16" x 16" engine, 100rpm. 7' x 17" boiler. 6 1/2' diameter propeller, Philadephia pattern.
Dimensions
Length:
173.6'
Beam:
34'
Depth:
14'
Tonnage (old style):
767 58/95
Capacity:
32,000 bushels of wheat
Final Disposition
Final Location:
6 mi. east of Detour, MI.
Lake Huron.
Date:
8 Dec 1869
How:
Abandoned.
Final Cargo:
Wheat.
Notes:
1869, Nov 22 Ashore in gale, pumps unable to lower water in hull.
History

1862, Apr 2 Towed to Milwaukee by steamer COMET to be finished at Jones' Shipyard due to labor problem in Sheboygan.

1862, May 6 First enrollment at Milwaukee, WI.

1862, May Aground at Forestville, MI; towed to Detroit by steamer MAGNET.

1862, Jun 28 Grounded St. Clair Flats.

1863, Jul 17 Owned Abner Kirby et al, Milwaukee, WI; barkentine.

1865, Apr 13 Readmeasured 174'3" x 34'1" x 12'9", 629.54 tons.

1868, May 19 Owned Robert P. Fitzgerald et at, Milwaukee, WI.

1869, Oct 1 Collision with CHANDLER J. WELLS, port side stove in.

1869, Dec 8 Abandoned near Detour, MI, after grounded in a gale.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Donald V. Baut
Burton Collection
Edward J. Dowling Collection, University of Detroit - Mercy
F. E. Hamilton
Lytle List
William MacDonald Collection, Dossin Great Lakes Museum, Detroit
Newspaper Clippings
John E. Poole notes, Bowling Green State University
Quayle, Detroit and St. Clair River Towing Association
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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CREAM CITY (1862, Barkentine)