CUYAHOGA (1856, Propeller)

Year of Build:
Official Number:
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Cleveland, OH
Vessel Type:
Hull Materials:
Number of Decks:
Builder Name:
Luther Moses & Quayle
Master Carpenter:
Original Owner and Location:
Luther Moses, George W. Holt & Charles Ensign, Cleveland, OH & Buffalo, NY.
Number of Masts:
187' 4.2"
27' 9.6"
12' 0.6"
Tonnage (old style):
601 77/95
Final Disposition
Out of registry; assumed abandoned for age.

1856, May 8 Enrolled Cleveland, OH; ran Buffalo, Milwaukee & Chicago line.

1856, Jun 28 Owned Ensign, Holt, et al, Buffalo, NY.

1856, Oct 16 Struck snag & sank near Bar Point, mouth of Detroit River, Lake Erie.

1856, Nov Ran into schooner SCOTLAND & sprung leak.

1857, Apr 28 Owned James F. Clark, Cleveland.

1857 Chartered by New York Central Railroad; ran Chicago & Buffalo Line.

1857, May 23 Owned Medway C. Waters et al, Cleveland.

1858 Chartered to run Milwaukee - Grand Haven.

1860, May 25 Owned Western Transportation Co. & New York Central Railroad; Dean Richmond, Batavia, NY.

1860, May Repaired after winter service, Lake Michigan.

1860, May 15 Ran Milwaukee, Sheboygan, Rachine & Chicago Line.

1861, Mar 2 New arches put outside & in the hold.

1861, Mar 30 Ran Buffalo, Cleveland, Sandusky, Toledo, Detroit & Green Bay Line.

1862, Jun 10 On reef in vicinity of Strawberry Island, Green Bay, WI.

1864 Owned R. & W. Montgomery, Buffalo, NY.

1866, Mar Chartered by Chicago & Lake Superior Pioneer Line.

1866, Jun 19 Collided with & sank by bark F. MORIELLE in Port Huron; pumped out & raised by steamer MAGNET.

1867 Rebuilt; 727 gross tons.

1868, Apr Ran Chicago, Milwaukee & Lake Superior Line.

1870s Ran Chicago - Lake Superior Line.

1870, Nov Sprang leak in Sault St. Marie River; leak stopped from a catfish stuck in the break.

1871 Owned A. T. Spencer et al, Buffalo, NY; 729 gross tons; new decks.

1872, Dec 7 Frozen in Sault St. Marie Canal.

1873, Sep 19 Ashore at mouth of Beaver Harbor; jettisoned 200 tons iron core.

1875 Owned Spencer, Chicago, IL.

1877 Rebuilt, Steambarge (?).

1878, Apr 4 Towed barge R. N. RICE.

1879 Owned McGraw, Bay City, MI.

1879, Sep 12 Cut down to a barge; 192.1' x 28' x 11'; 586 tons.

1880, Apr 8 Towed by ARAXES.

1882 Owned Wagner et al, Buffalo, NY.

1882 Beached & wrecked in storm, Ausauble, MI; engine into NAVADA (1882).

1883, Nov Sprang leak in storm, towed by UNION to Chicago.

1884 Owned Hamilton & B., Buffalo, NY.

From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Donald V. Baut
Board of Lake Underwriters Marine Directory
Burton Collection
Edward J. Dowling Collection, University of Detroit - Mercy
Annual Reports, U. S. Life-Saving Service
Lytle List
William MacDonald Collection, Dossin Great Lakes Museum, Detroit
Newspaper Clippings
H. G. Runge Collection, Milwaukee Public Library
Peter J. VanderLinden
Alpena County George N. Fletcher Public Library
WWW address
Agency street/mail address

211 N. First Ave.
Alpena, Michigan 49707

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CUYAHOGA (1856, Propeller)