CITY OF CLEVELAND (1882, Schooner-barge)


Year of Build:
1882
Official Number:
126033
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Cleveland, OH
Vessel Type:
Schooner-barge
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
2
Builder Name:
Thomas Quayle & Sons
Original Owner and Location:
M.A. Bradley et al., Cleveland, OH
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
4
Dimensions
Length:
263'
Beam:
39'
Depth:
18'
Tonnage (gross):
1528.48
Capacity:
2,300 tons
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Cove Island, Georgian Bay.
Lake Huron.
Date:
17 Oct 1901
How:
Foundered.
History

1882, Jun 17 Launched at Cleveland, OH; spent first two seasons as a barge; largest sail craft afloat on the Lakes.

1882, Jun 17 Enrolled Cleveland, OH; owned Bradley Transportation Co.

1884 Rebuilt as a screw bulk freighter; 225.7 x 39.5 x 18.4', 1609 gross / 1319 net tons; 30" & 56" cylinders by 48" stroke fore & aft engine, 1000hp @ 72rpm, by Globe Iron Works, Cleveland, OH (1884); two firebox boilers 8'8" x 18' @ 100# steam also by Globe Iron Works; capacity 2408 tons iron ore.

1889 Owned M.A. Bradley et al, Cleveland, OH.

1889, May 25 Aground at Bar Point near Amherstburg in Detroit River.

1889, Jun 19 Aground at Castle Danger north of Two Harbors in Lake Superior; released Jun 26 for repairs.

1890, Jul 31 Collision with schooner CHARGER on Lake Erie, sinking her.

1893, Oct Ashore at Beaver Island, Lake Michigan, full of water.

1899, Apr 21 Enrolled Cleveland, OH; Bradkey Transportation Co.

1901, Sep 17 Wrecked at Cove Island, Georgian Bay, Lake Huron.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Donald V. Baut
Edward J. Dowling Collection, University of Detroit - Mercy
Enrollments, U.S. National Archives
Great Lakes Register
Beers, History of the Great Lakes, J. B. Mansfield
William MacDonald Collection, Dossin Great Lakes Museum, Detroit
Newspaper Clippings
Steamboat Era in the Muskokas by Richard Tatley
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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CITY OF CLEVELAND (1882, Schooner-barge)