CITY OF CONCORD (1868, Propeller)


Year of Build:
1868
Official Number:
5538
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Cleveland, OH
Vessel Type:
Propeller
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
2
Builder Name:
E. M. Peck
Master Carpenter:
E. M. Peck
Original Owner and Location:
Northern Transportation Co., Cleveland, OH
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
1
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
High Pressure (including HPNC)
# Cylinders:
1
# Boilers:
1
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
22.5" x 36" stroke engine from Atlantic Engine Works; 380hp @ 75rpm (1868). 10 x 16' firebox boiler, 115# steam.
Dimensions
Length:
135.2'
Beam:
25.8'
Depth:
11'
Tonnage (gross):
440.93
Tonnage (net):
338.26
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Between Pelee Island & Sandusky, OH.
Lake Erie.
Date:
27 Sep 1906
How:
Foundered
Final Cargo:
Coal
Notes:
2 lives lost.
History

1868, Jul 16 Launched; ran Chicago - Ogdensburg; some say built by Lafrinier & Drake.

1868, Sep 19 Enrolled Cleveland.

1871, Oct 24 Aground near pier, Port Colborne, ONT.

1873 Ran Buffalo - Chicago, IL.

1873, Sep 28 Collision with scow SEA BIRD off Milwaukee.

1874 Ran Ogdensburg - Chicago.

1874, May Grounded Feather Bed Shoal below Cape Vincent.

1875, Nov Grounded Erie, PA.

1876, Mar 10 Owned Philo Chamberlain, Cleveland, OH, Northern Transit Co.

1877, Nov 10 Stuck on Forty Mile Pt., Lake Huron.

1879 - 1880 Ran Chicago, IL - Ludington, MI.

1879, Apr 22 Owned Northern Transit Co. of Grand Haven, MI.

1881, Apr 5 Owned W. F. Botsford, et al, Port Huron, MI.

1881, Oct 17 & Nov 26 Damaged by fire, Port Huron.

1881 Rebuilt as steambarge at Wolverine Dry Dock, Port Huron, MI; 338 tons.

1882 Ran Toledo, Cleveland & Tawas in lumber & salt trade.

1885, Dec 5 Driven ashore at Sand Beach, MI.

1888 Ran Port Huron - Ohio ports.

1889 Reboilered, firebox boiler 10' x 16'.

1889, Oct 7 Owned Bottsford et al, Port Huron, MI.

1891, Jun 15 Rebuilt one deck, one mast; 135.2 x 25.8 x 11'; 385.55 gross / 282.3 net tons.

1892, Jul 27 Collision with tug CHICAGO, sinking her off Chicago.

1893, Dec 2 Grounded at Maumee Bay, coal laden.

1893, Dec 7 Burned & sank Toledo, OH; raised Dec 28.

1895, Sep 26 Owned Nelson Mills et al, Marysville, MI; rebuilt with second mast.

1900, Sep 29 Grounded Walpole Island, St. Clair River.

1901, Apr Owned Port Huron Navigation Co., Nelson Mills, president.

1906, May 23 Sunk at Cleveland, coal laden; raised Jun 15.

1906, Sep 27 Foundered & sunk on Lake Erie.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Donald V. Baut
Board of Lake Underwriters Marine Directory
Dossin Great Lakes Museum
Edward J. Dowling Collection, University of Detroit - Mercy
C. E. Feltner Enrollments Database
Great Lakes Register
Jack Messmer
H. G. Runge Collection, Milwaukee Public Library
Steamboat Era in the Muskokas by Richard Tatley
Peter J. VanderLinden
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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