GOLDEN GATE (1852, Steamer)


Year of Build:
1852
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Buffalo, NY
Vessel Type:
Steamer
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Bidwell & Banta
Original Owner and Location:
Watson A. Fox & Elijah K. Bruce, Buffalo, NY.
Ownership Notes:
Fox & Brace Company
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
1
Propulsion:
Sidewheel
Engine Type:
High Pressure (including HPNC)
Propulsion Notes:
Square on crosshead engine from GRIFFITH by Cuyahoga Iron Works.
Dimensions
Length:
222' 4"
Beam:
29.6'
Depth:
12' 1.5"
Tonnage (old style):
770 48/95
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Erie, PA.
Lake Erie.
Date:
30 Nov 1856
How:
Wrecked.
Notes:
Bound Toledo - Buffalo, parted her steering chains attempting to shelter at Erie; broke in two; loss of 1 life. 1858 Boilers recovered by wrecking schooner C.J. MARSHALL.
History

1852, May 25 Enrolled Buffalo, NY.

1852, Jun 5 Maiden trip; chartered this month by Southern Michigan & Northern Indiana Railroad; ran Chicago & Sheboygan, Wisconsin.

1852, Jun Collision with propeller NORTHERN INDIANA, Buffalo Creek.

1852, Jul Broke crankshaft, Lake Michigan; repaired Chicago.

1853, Mar 7 Repaired Chicago; ran Chicago - Milwaukee, WI.

1853, Jun Ran Buffalo - Chicago.

1853, Aug Ran Tonawanda, NY & Port Burwell, ONT.

1853, Oct 22 Owned Elisha C. Litchfield, Cazenovia, NY.

1853, Nov Buffalo - Chicago trade.

1854, Oct Ran Buffalo, Cleveland & Toledo, OH.

1854, Oct 29 Ran on rock east end Kelley's Island, OH.

1854, Nov 6 Scorched by warehouse fire Toledo.

1855 Ran Buffalo - Sandusky & Dunkirk, NY - Toledo.

1856, Nov 29 Wrecked Erie PA, loss of 1 life; owned Litchfield Brothers, Buffalo, NY.

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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GOLDEN GATE (1852, Steamer)