CLEVELAND (1852, Steamer)


Year of Build:
1852
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Newport, MI
Vessel Type:
Steamer
Note: Passenger & freight.
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
John L. Wolverton
Original Owner and Location:
Eber B & Samuel Ward et al, Detroit & Newport, MI
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Sidewheel
Engine Type:
Vertical Beam (Walking Beam)
# Cylinders:
1
# Boilers:
2
Propulsion Notes:
46" x 11' vertical beam engine by Degraff & Kendrick, Detroit, MI, 1852. 28' wheels.
Dimensions
Length:
196' 7"
Beam:
27' 8"
Depth:
11'
Tonnage (old style):
574 30/95
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Two Hearted River, MI.
Lake Superior.
Date:
28 Oct 1864
How:
Driven ashore in storm.
Final Cargo:
General merchandise.
Notes:
1866, Jun or Jul Reportedly released & towed to Cleveland, OH to be dismantled and/or converted into barge. Reportedly engine into GARDEN CITY and/or SHEBOYGAN, though neither record matches.
History

1853 Ran Detroit, MI - Cleveland, OH.

1853, May 26 Collided with schooner LUTHER WRIGHT in Detroit River.

1854 Chartered by Clements Line; ran Cleveland - Chicago, IL.

1855, Oct Burst condenser near Green Bay, WI.

1856 Ran Chicago - Milwaukee, WI - Sheboygan, WI.

1856, Jun 23 Owned Clement Steamboat Co., Milwaukee.

1857, Nov Collided with propeller WABASH VALLEY at Green Bay, WI.

1857, Nov 19 Damaged hull & cargo in Lake Michigan storm.

1858 Ran Milwaukee - Two Rivers - Manitowoc, WI.

1858, Sep Chartered by D & M Railway; ran Milwaukee to Grand Haven, MI; broke shaft & towed to Milwaukee for repairs.

1858, Nov Collided with schooner FRED HILL off Grand Haven.

1859, Mar Broke shaft on Lake Michigan; overhauled.

1860, Mar Ran Lake Shore Line - Chicago, Milwaukee, Two Rivers.

1860, Jun Ran Lake Superior Line from Cleveland / Detroit.

1860, Jul 6 First sidewheel steamer to Houghton, MI.

1861 Large repairs.

1861, Jul 9 Owned John Hutchings, Detroit.

1862, Mar Chartered by Michigan Central Railroad; ran Cleveland - Detroit.

1862, Sep Ran Chicago - Lake Superior.

1862, Oct 8 Aground Manitow Island, Lake Michigan; cattle, plows, etc. thrown overboard.

1863, May Struck rock & sank at Eagle Harbor, Lake Superior; towed to Detroit for major repairs.

1864 Ran Cleveland - Lake Superior.

1864, Oct Wrecked.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Donald V. Baut
Board of Lake Underwriters Marine Directory
Burton Collection
Enrollments, U.S. National Archives
Erik Heyl, Early American Steamers
Emerson H. Knack
C. Patrick Labadie
Lytle List
William MacDonald Collection, Dossin Great Lakes Museum, Detroit
Newspaper Clippings
John E. Poole notes, Bowling Green State University
Steamboat Era in the Muskokas by Richard Tatley
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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