IDAHO (1863, Propeller)


Year of Build:
1863
Official Number:
12069
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Cleveland, OH
Vessel Type:
Propeller
Note: Passenger & package freight.
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
E. M. Peck & Masters
Original Owner and Location:
Dean Richmond, et al, Batavia, NY.
Ownership Notes:
New York Central Railroad Line.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
1
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
Low Pressure
# Cylinders:
1
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
54" x 40" engine, Cayahoga Iron Works, Cleveland, OH. 10.5' x 23' boiler. 1 Philadelphia wheel
Dimensions
Length:
220.61'
Beam:
31.42'
Depth:
13.72'
Tonnage (old style):
915 45/95
Tonnage (gross):
1110.97
Tonnage (net):
907
Capacity:
8000 barrels
Final Disposition
Final Location:
4 miles off Long Point.
Lake Erie.
Date:
5 Nov 1897
Final Depth:
48 feet
How:
Foundered in gale.
Notes:
19 crew lost, 2 saved by MARIPOSA. 1898, Jun 23 Much cargo recovered.
History

1863, Jun 10 Enrolled Cleveland, OH.

1863, Sep Collision with tug WATSON, Chicago, IL.

1863, Nov Struck obstacle on St. Clair Flats.

1864, Oct 6 Aground Point aux Barque, Lake Huron.

1865 Remeasured 2 decks, 1 mast, 220.5' x 32' x 12.35', 1110.97 gross tons.

1865, Oct 26 Aground Buffalo, Lake Erie.

1867, Nov Broke machinery, Lake Erie.

1868 Given fore & aft compound engine "Direct-acting combined cylinder engine", 1 of 5 first tried in lake vessels.

1868, Oct 6 Boiler exploded, Black Rock, Niagara River.

1870, Oct 14 Collision with B.W. BLANCHARD, Chicago River.

1871 Repaired, Union Dry Dock.

1872, Sep Aground Fighting Island, Detroit River.

1874, Apr 10 Owned Western Transportation Co., Buffalo, NY.

1874, Sep Aground St. Clair Flats; repaired.

1875 Repaired.

1880, Mar 22 Rebuilt, Buffalo.

1876, Mar 4 To receive steel arches, Buffalo.

1887, Jan Damaged by freshet, Buffalo; repaired.

1891, Jun 8 Ashore in fog, Lake Superior, 10 miles from Ontonagon.

1891, Jun 16 Heading to Buffalo for repairs.

1891 Laid up, Buffalo.

1897 Used as hotel for Grand Army of the Republic Naval Veterans; later reconditioned, repainted & returned to service.

1897, Nov 6 Foundered in gale, Lake Erie.

1897, Nov 10 Enrollment surrendered, Buffalo.

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

IDAHO (1863, Propeller)
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IDAHO (1863, Propeller)