CLIFTON (1846, Propeller)


Year of Build:
1846
Official Number:
33163
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Dexter, NY
Vessel Type:
Propeller
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Original Owner and Location:
James A. Bell et al, Sackett's Harbor
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
1
Propulsion:
Screw
# Cylinders:
2
# Boilers:
1
# Propellers:
2
Dimensions
Length:
101.6'
Beam:
18.4'
Depth:
6.6'
Tonnage (old style):
111 56/95
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Between Pt. Pelee & Cleveland.
Lake Erie.
Date:
10 Oct 1874
How:
Lost in storm.
Notes:
Waterlogged & went to pieces in a storm, crew recovered by her tow, steamer HENRY HOWARD. Documents surrendeed Port Huron Jan 10, 1878.
History

1846, Oct 27 Enrolled Sackett Harbor; again 1848.

1850 Enrolled Oswego, NY.

1853 - 66 Six enrollments Detroit, MI.

1854 111.56 tons.

1854, Apr 20 Stranded Pt aux Barques; recovered May 15 by propeller BRUCE; repaired Detroit.

1858 Owned Isaac Smith, Sombra, ONT; ran as Port Huron - Sarnia ferry.

1860 Rebuilt as tug.

1860, May 2 Sold at Detroit for $200 to A.E. Lyon, former owner to release claims.

1860, Oct 4 Collision with tug JOHN MARTIN.

1862 Ashore at Pointe aux Barques, MI.

1862, Aug 26 Owned J. Smith & Jason Holt, Sombra, ONT; C33565, 97' x 17.9 x 6.5', 138.75 tons, 2 engines (50hp), 2 decks, no masts.

1866 Made a barge, Marysville, MI; 139.39 gross tons; enrolled Port Huron, MI.

1866, Sep 19 U.S. Marshall transfer to Nelson Mills for $5,600; 128.5' x 23' x 7.7'.

1870, May Owned Toledo & Saginaw Transportation Co.

1874, Oct 10 Lost, Lake Erie.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Donald V. Baut
Board of Lake Underwriters Marine Directory
Burton Collection
Canadian List of Shipping (M&FLV)
Canadian Sessional Papers
C. E. Feltner Enrollments Database
Emerson H. Knack
Lytle List
Newspaper Clippings
John E. Poole notes, Bowling Green State University
H. G. Runge Collection, Milwaukee Public Library
Steamboat Era in the Muskokas by Richard Tatley
Peter J. VanderLinden
Loudon G. Wilson
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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CLIFTON (1846, Propeller)