CONESTOGA (1878, Passenger Steamer)


Year of Build:
1878
Official Number:
125669
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Cleveland, OH
Vessel Type:
Passenger Steamer
Note: Sister Ships: LYCOMING (1880); CONEMAUGH (1880); DELAWARE (1878).
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
2
Builder Name:
Thomas Quayle
Original Owner and Location:
Erie & Western Transportation Co., Buffalo, NY.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
1
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
Steeple Compound
# Cylinders:
2
# Boilers:
1
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
24 & 48 x 48" engine, Cuyahoga Iron Works, Cleveland, OH 1878. 9' 7" x 17', 90# tubular boiler.
Dimensions
Length:
252.8'
Beam:
36'
Depth:
16.2'
Tonnage (gross):
1726.21
Tonnage (net):
1562.24
Capacity:
2100 tons
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Near Cardinal, QUE, Galops Canal.
St. Lawrence River System.
Date:
21 May 1922
How:
Burned.
History

1878, Jul Launched.

1878, Oct 29 Aground Herson's Island.

1880, Apr 10 Aground Milwaukee River, WI.

1880, Oct 14 Collision with schooner MURRAY, Lake Michigan.

1883, Sep 27 On shoal east of Bar Point, Lake Erie.

1898, May 27 At Mackinaw, MI for repairs to disabled machinery.

1899 Listed as having 11' x 12' scotch boiler.

1899, Nov Collided into water intake crib off Chicago, sank at entrance of Chicago River; raised & repaired.

1905, Apr Chartered by Lackawanna Green Bay Line.

1906, Jun 27 Owned Great Lakes Engineering Works, Ecorse, MI.

1906, Oct Owned Crosby Line, Milwaukee, WI; rebuilt by Great Lakes Engineering Works.

1909 - 10, Winter Ran Grand Haven, MI - Milwaukee - Chicago.

1910, Feb Disabled rudder.

1910 Crashed into Chicago's waterworks crib in fog.

1914, Oct 30 Boiler room fire damaged hold & cabins at West Shipyard, Milwaukee.

1919, Sep 30 Owned The Lake Ports Navigation Co., Ltd., Sarnia, ONT; C140998; 253 x 36 x 15; 2008 gross/1531 net tons.

1922, May 21 Burned.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Donald V. Baut
Board of Lake Underwriters Marine Directory
Dossin Great Lakes Museum
Edward J. Dowling Collection, University of Detroit - Mercy
Great Lakes Register
William MacDonald Collection, Dossin Great Lakes Museum, Detroit
Ed Middleton
Milwaukee Public Library
Newspaper Clippings
H. G. Runge Collection, Milwaukee Public Library
Peter J. VanderLinden
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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