CITY OF BOSTON (1863, Propeller)


Year of Build:
1863
Official Number:
4375
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Cleveland, OH
Vessel Type:
Propeller
Note: Passenger & freight.
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
2
Builder Name:
Stephens & Presley.
Original Owner and Location:
Northern Transportation Co., Cleveland, OH
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
1
Propulsion:
Screw
# Cylinders:
1
# Boilers:
1
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
Engine from Steamer CITY OF SUPERIOR(1857).
Dimensions
Length:
136'
Beam:
25.8'
Depth:
11.9'
Tonnage (old style):
392
Final Disposition
Final Location:
4 miles south of Frankfort, MI.
Lake Michigan.
Date:
 Nov 1873
Final Depth:
15'
How:
Stranded & wrecked in snowstorm.
Final Cargo:
Corn & flour.
History

1863, Mar 14 Launched.

1865, May 29 Readmeasured 136 x 26.3 x 11.2', 297.58 gross tons.

1866, Apr 25 Readmeasured 431.56 gross tons.

1867, Aug 3 Grounded at Indiana St., Chicago; released.

1868, Nov Sunk in collision with MILWAUKEE in Straits of Mackinac.

1870, Aug Raised from 125 feet, deepest salvage ever attempted on the Great Lakes.

1870, Sep 3 Towed to Cleveland to be rebuilt as steam barge.

1872 Operated by Vermont Central Line.

1872, May 10 Collided with bark SEA GULL in Welland Canal & suffered damage to upper works.

1873, Oct Disabled at Mackinaw, MI.

1873, Nov 4 Wreaked near Frankfort, MI, Lake Michigan.

1873, Nov 14 Broke in two.

1874, Jul 30 Documents surrendered due to loss of ship.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Donald V. Baut
Board of Lake Underwriters Marine Directory
Enrollments, U.S. National Archives
Erik Heyl, Early American Steamers
C. Patrick Labadie
Lytle List
Newspaper Clippings
John E. Poole notes, Bowling Green State University
H. G. Runge Collection, Milwaukee Public Library
Steamboat Era in the Muskokas by Richard Tatley
Loudon G. Wilson
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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