CRESCENT CITY (1853, Steamer)


Year of Build:
1853
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Buffalo, NY
Vessel Type:
Steamer
Note: Watertight bulkheads.
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Bidwell & Banta
Master Carpenter:
Vincent Bidwell
Original Owner and Location:
Marshall O. Roberts et al., New York City
Ownership Notes:
Modeled by Jacob W. Banta.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
0
Propulsion:
Sidewheel
Engine Type:
Vertical Beam (Walking Beam)
# Cylinders:
1
Propulsion Notes:
80" x 12' engine, 1200hp, Morgan Iron Works, New York, NY. 40' paddle wheels.
Dimensions
Length:
323' 8"
Beam:
39' 6"
Depth:
14'
Tonnage (old style):
1746 12/95
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Buffalo, NY.
Date:
  1863
How:
Made dry dock.
History

Duplicate of QUEEN OF THE WEST; cost $200,000; palace steamer of her day.

1853, Jul 7 Trial run.

1853, Jul 11 Enrolled Buffalo, NY.

1853, Jul 19 Broke machinery off Cleveland, OH, Lake Erie.

1853, Sep 1 Owned New York Central Railway Co.; ran Buffalo - Cleveland - Detroit; length 320'8".

1854 Buffalo District; 1,746.12 tons.

1855, Oct Collided with propeller DELAWARE & bark BADGER STATE, Buffalo harbor, Lake Erie.

1856, Aug 29 Collided with schooner P.P. PRATT, Long Point, Lake Erie.

1857 Laid up Buffalo, NY during panic of 1857.

1857, Jun Broke machinery, Lake Erie.

1862, Apr Owned Calvert Barr, New York.

1863 Dismantled, engines into MORNING STAR.

1863 Hull made dry dock, Buffalo, NY.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Donald V. Baut
Beesons Marine Directory
Burton Collection
Enrollments, U.S. National Archives
Erik Heyl, Early American Steamers
Inland Lloyds’ Marine Directory
Lytle List
Newspaper Clippings
H. G. Runge Collection, Milwaukee Public Library
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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