MENDOTA (1857, Propeller)


Year of Build:
1857
Official Number:
16323
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Cleveland, OH
Vessel Type:
Propeller
Note: Passenger & package freight.
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Luther Moses
Original Owner and Location:
James F. Clark et al, Cleveland
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
1
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
Oscillating
# Cylinders:
1
# Boilers:
1
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
50" X 4" engine; by Cuyahoga Steam Furnace Co. Return flue boiler. 11' diameter propeller.
Dimensions
Length:
193.74'
Beam:
30.61'
Depth:
12.56'
Tonnage (old style):
709 70/95
Final Disposition
Final Location:
12 miles off Big Sable Point.
Lake Michigan.
Date:
10 Sep 1875
How:
Foundered.
Final Cargo:
Coal.
Notes:
Bound Buffalo, NY - Chicago, IL, foundered in a gale; 12 lives lost. Towed MORNING STAR & EVENING STAR. 1875, Sep 30 Enrollment surrendered, Buffalo.
History

1857, Aug 5 Enrolled Cleveland; sister to DACOTAH, GALENA & WENONA; ran Buffalo - Lake Michigan.

1858, May Broke her wheel going into Racine, WI.

1859, May 1 Broke shaft, drove piston through cylinder head; 2 months repairing.

1861 Aground on Fight Island, MAY QUEEN lightened cargo & pulled her off.

1863 Large repairs.

1865 Large repairs.

1866, Sep 8 Owned Sheldon Pease et al, Buffalo, NY.

1870, Mar 22 Owned Western Transportation Co. et al, Tonawanda, NY.

1870, Mar 26 Owned Union Steamboat Co, Buffalo, SD; towed barges CATLIN & WALTON.

1870, Apr 25 Owned John Kelderhouse, Buffalo, NY.

1871, Apr 19 Owned William Crosthwaite, East Saginaw, MI; 192.1' x 30.4' x 11.31', 785 gross tons.

1874, Apr 29 Owned William Crosthwaite, Buffalo.

1875, Sep 10 Foundered, Lake Michigan.

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

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MENDOTA (1857, Propeller)