GOVERNOR CUSHMAN (1858, Propeller)


Year of Build:
1858
Official Number:
10232
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Cleveland, OH
Vessel Type:
Propeller
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Luther Moses
Original Owner and Location:
Dwight Scott, et al, Cleveland, OH.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Screw
# Cylinders:
1
# Boilers:
1
# Propellers:
2
Propulsion Notes:
Engine 16 x 28" stroke by Blish & Garrick. Boiler 4'9 x 7' diameter.
Dimensions
Length:
152'
Beam:
26.45'
Depth:
10.15'
Tonnage (old style):
384 66/95
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Sturges Elevator, Buffalo, NY.
Lake Erie.
Date:
1 May 1868
How:
Explosion.
Final Cargo:
20,000 bushels wheat.
Notes:
Destroyed by boiler exploding while at dock, 11 lives lost; remains dynamited as hazard to navigation in May, 1902.
History

1857, Sep 18 Enrolled Cleveland; to operate Cleveland, Dunkirk & Buffalo.

1858 In New York & Erie railroad fleet; ran Cleveland - Dunkirk.

1858, Oct Collision with brig ISABELLA, Cleveland, Lake Erie; considerable damage to brig.

1859 In service Milwaukee - West Michigan ports.

1860 Cleveland - Dunkirk run.

1860, Nov 13 Collided with schooner INDUSTRY at West Pier, Cleveland; cut schooner in half.

1862 Rebuilt; readmeasured 184.17 x 27.20 x 12.61'; 601 1/95 tons.

1864 Ran Chicago & Sarnia for Grand Trunk Railroad.

1864 Left Chicago with Melville's Australian Circus; to stop at every port on Lake Michigan.

1864, Sep 13 Arrived Windsor, ONT with circus.

1866 Lake Superior run.

1867 Official #10232.

1868, May 1 Lost in explosion Buffalo.

1902, May Wreckage removed from Philadelphia & Reading channel, Buffalo.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
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

GOVERNOR CUSHMAN (1858, Propeller)
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GOVERNOR CUSHMAN (1858, Propeller)