CLEVELAND (1846, Propeller)


Year of Build:
1846
Official Number:
4330
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Cleveland, OH
Vessel Type:
Propeller
Note: Passenger & freight; round stern.
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
2
Builder Name:
G.W. & B.B. Jones
Master Carpenter:
B.B. Jones
Original Owner and Location:
Jonathan Gillett et al, Cleveland, OH
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
1
Propulsion:
Screw
# Boilers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
Engine, Cuyahoga Steam Furnace Co., Cleveland.
Dimensions
Length:
141'  7 1/2"
Beam:
24'  2 1/2"
Depth:
10'  6 1/2"
Tonnage (old style):
341 45/95
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Pilot Island.
Lake Michigan.
Date:
11 Jun 1875
How:
Driven ashore in storm.
Notes:
Stripped & abandoned. 1875, Jun 19 Documents surrendered, Chicago.
History

1846, Nov 20 Collided with & sank schooner MARSHALL NEY at Cleveland, OH.

1847 - 48 Ran Buffalo, NY - Chicago, IL.

1848, Apr 17 Damaged & deck load thrown overboard in Lake Michigan storm.

1850, Nov 15 Owned Philo Chamberlain & John Crawford et al, Cleveland.

1849 - 50 Ran Buffalo - Toledo, OH.

1852, Oct 20 Sank below Clayton River, St. Lawrence River.

1855, Oct 19 Owned Northern Transportation Co. (Chamberlain & Crawford), Ogdensburg, NY.

1857, Sep Broke shaft in Welland Canal.

1859, Mar Laid up & abandoned in Cleveland River.

1860, Feb 25 Owned William Stevenson & Ira Lofriner, Cleveland.

1860 Rebuilt as bark; 328 57/95 tons.

1860, Nov 27 Ashore Long Island, Lake Ontario.

1861, Feb 26 Owned L.L. Lyon.

1863 Owned R.H. Becker & Moses Walsh (et al?).

1863, Nov Damaged in Lake Huron storm.

1865 Readmeasured 230.59 gross tons.

1865, Apr In collision on Lake Erie; repaired.

1865, Jun Ashore Plumb Island, Lake Huron.

1866 Sank & raised.

1868 Owned J. Burdsal & A. Vanshaick; US4330.

1869 In collision at Chicago; repaired.

1871 Owned VanShaick et al, Chicago.

1875, Jun 11 Wrecked.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Donald V. Baut
Board of Lake Underwriters Marine Directory
Edward J. Dowling Collection, University of Detroit - Mercy
C. E. Feltner Enrollments Database
Erik Heyl, Early American Steamers
C. Patrick Labadie
Lytle List
Beers, History of the Great Lakes, J. B. Mansfield
Gerry Metzler
Newspaper Clippings
John E. Poole notes, Bowling Green State University
Quayle, Detroit and St. Clair River Towing Association
H. G. Runge Collection, Milwaukee Public Library
Steamboat Era in the Muskokas by Richard Tatley
Peter J. VanderLinden
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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CLEVELAND (1846, Propeller)