ECLIPSE (1857, Propeller)


Year of Build:
1857
Official Number:
7231
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Buffalo, NY
Vessel Type:
Propeller
Note: Package & passenger.
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Francis Nelson Jones
Original Owner and Location:
Dean Richmond, New York Central Railroad, Batavia, NY.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
1
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
High Pressure (including HPNC)
# Propellers:
1
Dimensions
Length:
184'
Beam:
31'
Depth:
11' 6"
Tonnage (old style):
620 65/95
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Black River (Lorain), OH.
Lake Erie.
Date:
30 Oct 1874
How:
Wrecked.
Notes:
Foundered & stranded while in tow of steambarge YOSEMITE. 1875, Nov Removed boiler by wrecking tug MONITOR.
History

1857, May 12 Enrolled Buffalo, NY; duplicate of COMET, ROCKET, SUN, EQUATOR & EQUINOX; ran Buffalo - Sandusky & Toledo, OH.

1861, Oct Collision with schooner SCOTLAND at Buffalo harbor; rebuilt, new arches.

1862, Aug 30 Aground West Sister Island, Lake Erie; released.

1863 Repaired.

1863, Oct 14 Sank schooner SARAH E. HUDSON in collision on Lake Erie.

1865 Repaired.

1865, Sep 13 Readmeasured, 2 decks, 183.6' x 31' x 10.55', 887.42 gross tons.

1866 Owned Buffalo & Toledo Transportation Co.

1866, Nov Broke machinery, Detroit River; repaired.

1867, May 4 Owned William G. Fargo, Buffalo, NY.

1867, Nov 19 Owned T.D. Dole, Buffalo, Sheldon Pease, manager.

1869, Apr 26 Owned Union Steamboat Co., Buffalo; ran Buffalo - Chicago, IL.

1869, May Broke machinery, St. Clair River.

1869, Jun 1 Ashore Point Abino in fog; released.

1869, Aug Damaged in collidion with schooner DASHING WAVE, Lake Erie.

1870 Ran Buffalo - Detroit with salt along with NEW YORK, ARAXES, ORONES & EQUINOX.

1870, May chartered by J.L. Hurd & Co. to run Saginaw trade, replacing ANNIE YOUNG.

1870, Sep Ran Toledo - Saginaw.

1871 Owned J.L. Hurd & Co; ran Cleveland - Detroit.

1871, May Machinery disabled; repaired Detroit.

1871, Aug Hard aground, St. Clair River with schooner RICHARDS in tow.

1872, Apr Owned Ryan, Johnson & Co; rebuilt; deck removed; 469.5 gross tons; later owned John C. Estes et al, Sandusky, OH.

1873 Wrecked Avon Point, near Cleveland, OH, Lake Erie.

1874 Engine removed; made barge.

1874, Oct 30 Wrecked, Lake Erie.

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
Enrollments, U.S. National Archives
C. Patrick Labadie
Lytle List
Gerry Metzler
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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ECLIPSE (1857, Propeller)