MISSISSIPPI (1853, Steamer)


Year of Build:
1853
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Buffalo, NY
Vessel Type:
Steamer
Note: Two stacks.
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
3
Builder Name:
Francis N. Jones
Original Owner and Location:
Morris Hazard et al., Buffalo, NY.
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
1
Propulsion:
Sidewheel
Engine Type:
Vertical Beam (Walking Beam)
# Cylinders:
1
# Boilers:
3
Propulsion Notes:
81 x 12' engine by Allaine Works, NY; beam 24' x 12'. 11' x 30' boilers by Sidney Shepard & John Newman, Buffalo, NY. 38' wheels
Dimensions
Length:
326.8'
Beam:
40.1'
Depth:
14'
Tonnage (gross):
1829.16
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Cleveland, OH.
Lake Erie.
Date:
16 Sep 1880
How:
Sunk.
History

1853, Jun 27 Enrolled Buffalo, NY; sister ship to ST. LAWRENCE; ran Buffalo - Sandusky, OH.

1853, Jun 29 First trip.

1853, Aug 17 Boiler tube collapsed, killing one, injuring two at Dunkirk.

1853, Oct 28 Grounded near Erie Harbor.

1854 Owned Michigan Central Railroad Co, Samuel Henshaw et al, repaired; ran Buffalo - Detroit.

1854, Jul Machinery repaired.

1854, Sep 18 Aground, Sandusky, OH; released.

1859 - 63 Laid up, Detroit.

1862 Dismantled, cabin & fittings into RACINE; engine into GUIDING STAR at New York City.

1863 Used by J.M. Jones, Detroit, as drydock at foot of Riopelle,

Detroit; later sold to Cleveland parties.

1880, Sep 16 Sunk, Lake Erie.

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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