FOREST CITY (1851, Propeller)


Year of Build:
1851
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Ohio City (Cleveland), OH
Vessel Type:
Propeller
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
2
Builder Name:
B. B. Jones
Original Owner and Location:
H. D. Pheatt et al., Cleveland, OH.
Ownership Notes:
Also owned by Milwaukee, WI firm.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
1
Dimensions
Length:
177'
Beam:
25.1'
Depth:
12'
Tonnage (old style):
515 39/95
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Off Skillagalle, Sturgeon Bay.
Lake Michigan.
Date:
21 Sep 1855
Final Depth:
240'
Final Cargo:
500 tons general merchandise.
Notes:
Bound Cleveland, OH - Chicago, IL, sank in collision with schooner ASIA; crew & passengers rescued by schooner HAMLET.
History

1851, Aug 14 Enrolled Cleveland, OH.

1851, Aug First trip Cleveland, OH - Buffalo, NY with whiskey, wool & flour; ran Buffalo - Chicago.

1851, Aug 30 Arrived from Chicago, IL with 8,896 bushels corn, 185 barrels flour, 5,639 bushels corn, 475 barrels flour & 100 barrels mixed freight; ran Buffalo, Cleveland & Chicago in 11 days.

1855, Sep 21 Sunk, Lake Michigan.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Donald V. Baut
Enrollments, U.S. National Archives
Erik Heyl, Early American Steamers
Lytle List
Newspaper Clippings
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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FOREST CITY (1851, Propeller)