JERSEY CITY (1855, Propeller)


Year of Build:
1855
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Black River, OH
Vessel Type:
Propeller
Number of Decks:
2
Builder Name:
George W. Jones
Original Owner and Location:
New York & Erie Railroad Co., Dunkirk, NY.
Ownership Notes:
Stephen D. Caldwell, Manager.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
1
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
High Pressure (including HPNC)
# Cylinders:
2
# Boilers:
1
# Propellers:
2
Propulsion Notes:
Two 24 x 36" engines by Cuyahoga Furnace Co; 7'5" x 18' boiler; 10' wheels.
Dimensions
Length:
182'
Beam:
29.5'
Depth:
12.5'
Tonnage (old style):
633
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Near tip Long Point opposite Dunkirk, NY.
Lake Erie.
Date:
23 Nov 1860
Final Depth:
15'
How:
Wrecked.
Final Cargo:
Flour, pork, hides.
Notes:
Bound Toledo, OH - Dunkirk, NY, driven ashore in storm; 16 of 22 lost; 1861, Apr Much of cargo recovered by propeller GENESSEE CHIEF.
History

1855 Enrolled Dunkirk, NY.

1856, May 9 Collision with steamer MINNESOTA near Grand River, Lake Erie.

1856, May 26 182 x 29.44 x 12.3'; 633 2/95 tons.

1857, Jun 5 Collision with steamer WESTERN METROPOLIS at Toledo, Lake Erie.

1857, Nov Holed; partially filled Dunkirk harbor; repaired Buffalo, NY.

1857, Dec Damaged by freshet.

1860 Operated by Union Steamboat Co. for New York & Erie Railway Co.

1860, Nov 23 Wrecked Lake Erie.

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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JERSEY CITY (1855, Propeller)