CITY OF NEW YORK (1863, Propeller)


Year of Build:
1863
Official Number:
4377
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Cleveland, OH
Vessel Type:
Propeller
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
2
Builder Name:
Stephens & Presley
Original Owner and Location:
Northern Transport Co., Cleveland, OH.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
1
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
High Pressure (including HPNC)
# Cylinders:
1
# Boilers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
24 x 36", 425hp engine.
Dimensions
Length:
134.15'
Beam:
25.7'
Depth:
11.96'
Tonnage (old style):
395
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Off Main Duck Island.
Lake Ontario.
Date:
25 Nov 1921
How:
Foundered in gale.
Final Cargo:
500 tons coal.
Notes:
May have collided with schooner OLIVER MOWATT; crew of 8 lost.
History

1863, Sep 20 Enrolled.

1865, Oct 10 Readmeasured, 504 gross tons.

1867, Nov 19 Foundered at Pt. Dalhousie Light; taken to dry dock.

1870, Jun 11 Broke piston on Lake Erie; towed to Genessee River.

1876, Mar 10 Owned Philo Chamberlain, Cleveland, OH; readmeasured, 133.4 x 26.5 x 11', 416 gross tons.

1876, Mar 23 Owned Northern Transportation Co.

1876, Oct 14 Foundered off Sand Beach, MI.

1877 Struck schooner AMERICA, Lake Superior; both boats heavly damaged.

1878, May 11 Enrolled Ogdensburg, NY.

1879, Nov 24 Struck on a bar outside Luddington, MI; sunk.

1881, Feb 21 Owned A.E. Shepard, Erie, PA.

1881, Mar 20 Owned E.L. Thompson, Detroit, MI.

1882 Rebuilt as steambarge, 133.4 x 26.5 x 11.4', 287 gross / 212 net tons.

1884, Apr 7 Owned Frank Boden, Chicago, IL.

1884, Jul 1 Struck dock at Chicago & was struck by propeller CUMBERLAND.

1885, Apr 15 Rebuilt, 136.3 x 27.8 x 11.8', 301 gross / 209 net tons.

1888, Mar 29 Owned Chicago Lumber Co., Chicago.

1890, Apr 16 Foundered near Manitowoc, WI.

1891 Rebuilt.

1896, Apr 21 Owned Thom. Currie, Port Huron, MI.

1903, May 20 Owned George Wilkinson, Sarnia, ONT, C116393; 136 x 27.5 x 11.5', 292 gross / 199 net tons.

1907, Jul 18 Owned George Plunkett, Cobourg, ONT.

1911, May 29 Owned Murray Brown, Toronto.

1914, Jul 13 Owned Lake Shore Sand & Gravel Co., Toronto.

1921 Owned John Randall, Seely's Bay, ONT.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Donald V. Baut
Bowling Green State University, Historical Collections of the Great Lakes
Edward J. Dowling Collection, University of Detroit - Mercy
Great Lakes Register
Annual Reports, U. S. Life-Saving Service
Lytle List
William MacDonald Collection, Dossin Great Lakes Museum, Detroit
Newspaper Clippings
John E. Poole notes, Bowling Green State University
H. G. Runge Collection, Milwaukee Public Library
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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CITY OF NEW YORK (1863, Propeller)