CITY OF CLEVELAND (1857, Steamer)


Year of Build:
1857
Official Number:
5400
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Buffalo, NY
Vessel Type:
Steamer
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
3
Builder Name:
Bidwell & Banta
Original Owner and Location:
Bidwell & Banta, Buffalo, NY
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Sidewheel
Engine Type:
Low Pressure
# Cylinders:
1
Propulsion Notes:
45" x 144" engine, Buffalo Steam Engine Works; from GARDEN CITY (1853), later into SHEBOYGAN. 35# steam boiler.
Dimensions
Length:
227.75'
Beam:
30.5'
Depth:
11.75'
Tonnage (old style):
788
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Off Erie, PA, between Madison and Conneaut, OH.
Lake Erie.
Date:
30 Oct 1868
How:
Wrecked.
Final Cargo:
Lumber.
Notes:
Broke up in a storm with barge MICHIGAN.
History

1857 Enrolled Buffalo, NY.

1857 Chartered to Michigan Central Railroad Co.; ran Detroit to Cleveland (7 hours); 160 berths.

1857, Jul Collision with brig COURTLAND off PT. Pelee, Lake Erie.

1858 Ran Lake Superior Line with ILLINOIS & NORTH STAR.

1859, Mar 24 Ran on Detroit & Milwaukee Railway Milwaukee & Grand Haven Line.

1860 Owned L.H. Pratt, Buffalo, NY; ran Grand Haven to Milwaukee.

1860, Sep Owned E.B. Ward, to run Detroit to Buffalo.

1860, Sep 20 Lake Superior Line.

1863 Repaired.

1864 Owned Detroit & Cleveland Steam Navigation Co., Detroit, MI.

1864, Nov Wrecked at mouth of Two Hearted River, MI, Lake Superior; dry dock at Cleveland; 50" x 12' low pressure engine in 1865; new paddlewheels.

1865 Readmeasured 913 gross tons.

1867, Apr 5 Dismantled & made a barge, Capacity 600,000' lumber, owned Daniels and McNelly, Detroit MI; engine and boiler to SHEBOYGAN.

1868, Oct 30 Lost Lake Erie.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Donald V. Baut
Board of Lake Underwriters Marine Directory
Burton Collection
C. E. Feltner Enrollments Database
Erik Heyl, Early American Steamers
Lytle List
William MacDonald Collection, Dossin Great Lakes Museum, Detroit
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 (1857, Steamer)