ILLINOIS (1849, Propeller)


Year of Build:
1849
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Buffalo, NY
Vessel Type:
Propeller
Note: Passenger & freight.
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Bidwell & Banta
Master Carpenter:
Jacob W. Banta
Original Owner and Location:
William Dickenson (or Dickson) et al, Buffalo, NY.
Ownership Notes:
Western Transportation Co.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
1
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
High Pressure (including HPNC)
Propulsion Notes:
26 x 42" Vertical direct-acting (high Pressure) engine, Shepard Iron Works, Buffalo, NY.
Dimensions
Length:
182'
Beam:
27.8'
Depth:
11'
Tonnage (old style):
430 55/95
Capacity:
18,000 bushels wheat
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Off Point Pelee, ONT.
Lake Erie.
Date:
20 Jun 1865
How:
Sank.
Final Cargo:
Wheat, flour, merchandise.
Notes:
Collision with package freighter DEAN RICHMOND; machinery & cargo salvaged by tug MAGNET in July. 1867 Abandoned.
History

Built for immigrant trade; to run Buffalo, NY - Lake Michigan & return with lumber & cereal products.

1849, Aug 14 Enrolled Buffalo.

1849, Oct Broke machinery near South Manitou Island; towed to Detroit, MI.

1851, Nov Stranded north of Fox Island, Lake Michigan, half way between Escanaba, MI & Charlevoix, MI; cargo oats, barley & flour.

1852, May Collision with schooner TELEGRAPH, Lake Huron.

1852, Sep 16 Collision with propeller TROY, Lake Michigan.

1854, Jul 25 Broke down, Lake Huron near Presque Isle, MI; towed to Detroit for repairs.

1854, Sep 25 Struck by steamer PACIFIC, Chicago, IL; sank with 20,000 bushels corn; raised & repaired.

1855, Oct 24 Struck obstruction, Lake Erie between Bar Point & Point Pelee, sank; raised & repaired.

1856, May 9 Owned Western Transportation Co., Tonawanda, NY; 530 55/95 tons.

1857, May 18 Collided with schooner RESOLUTION off Port Huron, MI, St. Clair River, extensive damage; temporary repairs at Port Huron.

1857, Jul Ashore Waukegan, IL.

1858, Oct 1 Collided with schooner ROSCOE off Port Colborne, ONT, Lake Erie.

1859, Jun 3 Aground Fighting Island, Detroit River; released.

1860, Nov Aground Eagle Harbor, Lake Superior.

1861, Jul Lost wheel, Lake Huron; large repairs.

1862, May 28 Collision with schooner INTERNATIONAL, Lake Erie at Long Point.

1863 Large repairs.

1864, Apr 14 Owned Buffalo & Detroit Transportation Co.

1865, Apr 26 Readmeasured, 2 decks, 1 mast, 183.5 x 28 x 9.75, 667.12 tons.

1865, Jun 20 Collided with package freighter DEAN RICHMOND & sank, 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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ILLINOIS (1849, Propeller)