WENONA (1857, Propeller)


Year of Build:
1857
Official Number:
26169
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Cleveland, OH
Vessel Type:
Propeller
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Luther Moses
Original Owner and Location:
James F. Clark, et.al., Cleveland, Ohio
Ownership Notes:
Dean Richmond & Ansel R. Cobb, Buffalo
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
1
Propulsion:
Sidewheel
Engine Type:
Oscillating
# Cylinders:
1
# Propellers:
2
Propulsion Notes:
50 x 40" engine by Cuyahoga Steam Engine Works, Cleveland, Ohio propeller 11'8"
Dimensions
Length:
192.91'
Beam:
30.5'
Depth:
12.28'
Tonnage (old style):
688.4
Capacity:
100 passengers
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Near Portage Lake Ship Canal, Lake Superior
Date:
7 Sep 1898
How:
Grounded
Notes:
Bound Hancock, Michigan to Ashland, Wisconsin in tow of steamer GARDEN CITY with JAMES C.KING
History

1857, September 5 Enrolled Cleveland, Ohio; sister to DACATOH, GALENA

& MENDOTA; ran Buffalo to Chicago with above &

FOUNTAIN CITY, EVERGREEN CITY, CUYAHOGA & KENOSHA

1860 Ran Buffalo & Cleveland to Mackinac & Green Bay; Racine &

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

1862 Repaired

1864, August Damaged in collision with barque CHENANGO on Lake Huron;

repaired

1865 Readmeasured 2 decks, one mast, 193.3 x 30.5 x 11',

841.23 gross tons

1866, September 10 Owned Sheldon Pease, Buffalo & Mary Richmond,

Batavia, New York

1867, May 2 Owned S. Pease & William G. Fargo, Buffalo

1869 Sunk schooner FREMONT in collision

1870, March 22 Owned Western Transfer Company, Tonawanda, New York &

William Fargo

1870, March 26 Owned Union Steamboat Company, Buffalo, New York,

Stephen D. Caldwell, president

1871, August 9 Owned William E. Warriner, Detroit

1873, April 26 Owned Alpena Transport Company, Detroit; ran lumber

trade to Tonawanda; new arches, smokestack & rudder

1876 Made schooner barge, 496.04 gross/472.61 net tons

1877, May 18 1 deck, 1 mast barge, owned Charles Bewick, Detroit,

rebuilt Morley's Yard

1878, April 1 Made 3 masted schooner

1879, April 12 Owned Charles Bewick, Detroit & A.H. & William B.

Comstock, Alpena, Michigan

1882, March 29 Owned William W. Tyler, Buffalo; Charles Hebard,

Pequaming, Michigan & Michael Williams, Port Huron,

Michigan

1886, April 1 Owned William W. & Ella A. Tyler, Buffalo, New York;

towed by ALPENA

1889, April 4 Owned Edward C. Pecor, Charles Hubel & W.C. Brown,

St.Clair, Michigan

1889, July 9 Owned Edward C. Pecor; towed by SAMUEL MATHER

1890, September 2 Owned Duncan M. Smith, et.al., China, Michigan

1890, September 5 Owned John R. McGregor, Saginaw, Michigan, et.al.

1891, April 23 Owned H.J. Davis, et.al., Buffalo, New York

1896 Towed by OGEMAW

1898, September 7 Wrecked, Lake Superior

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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WENONA (1857, Propeller)