CITY OF BUFFALO (1861, Barkentine)


Year of Build:
1861
Official Number:
4407
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Cleveland, OH
Vessel Type:
Barkentine
Note: Grain trade; similar to CITY OF CHICAGO & CITY OF MILWAUKEE.
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Peck & Masters
Original Owner and Location:
Chas. Ensign & G.W. Holt., Buffalo, NY.
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
3
Dimensions
Length:
143.8'
Beam:
30.2'
Depth:
11.4'
Tonnage (old style):
455
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Sand Beach, MI.
Lake Huron.
Date:
15 Jun 1875
Final Depth:
16'
How:
Run ashore in gale.
Final Cargo:
Iron Ore.
Notes:
Wreck was blown up in 1877 to clear the channel.
History

1861, Apr 7 Launched.

1861, Aug Damaged in collision in Buffalo Creek, run into by bark GREAT WEST.

1836 - 71 Owned C.M. Reed, Erie, PA.

1870, May Grounded on Drummond Island, MI, Lake Huron.

1870, Oct Collided with NORTHERN BELLE off Old Mackinaw in Lake Huron.

1871, May Ashore near Cove Island, Georgian Bay, Lake Huron, with lumber.

1875, Sep 13 Sunk at Port Austin, MI.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Board of Lake Underwriters Marine Directory
Newspaper Clippings
Steamboat Era in the Muskokas by Richard Tatley
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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CITY OF BUFFALO (1861, Barkentine)