BUCKEYE (1856, Propeller)


Year of Build:
1856
Official Number:
2150
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Cleveland, OH
Vessel Type:
Propeller
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
2
Builder Name:
Quayle & Martin
Original Owner and Location:
Northern Transit Co., Ogdensburg, NY
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
1
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
Oscillating
# Cylinders:
1
# Boilers:
1
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
24" x 36" oscillating engine, 11' wheel.
Dimensions
Length:
136.2'
Beam:
26'
Depth:
11.2'
Tonnage (gross):
366
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Manitoulin Island.
Georgian Bay. Lake Huron
Date:
11 Jun 1885
How:
Holed & burned.
Final Cargo:
Cedar ties.
Notes:
Struck a rock, bound Manitoulin - Chicago.
History

1856 Enrolled Ogdensburg, NY.

1860, May 12 Damaged in Welland Canal lock.

1861 Enrolled cleveland OH, owned Northern Transportation Company, Cleveland, OH.

1864, May 9 Enrolled Cleveland OH; readmeasured, two decks, one mast, 296.94 gross tons; US2150.

1865, Sep Struck a rock in the Thousand Islands of the St. Lawrence River, sank in about 70 feet water; large repairs.

1866, May 12 432 gross tons.

1873, Jul 23 Changed form coal to wood burner.

1876, Mar 10 Owned Philo Chamberlain, Cleveland.

1876, Mar 23 - 1879 Owned Northern Transit Company, Rockport, OH.

1879, Nov 15 Tonnage reduced 349.96 gross tons, owned Northern Transit Company, Glen Haven, MI.

1880, Apr 3 Owned Elisha Eldred et al, Chicago, IL.

1882. Jun 3 Rebuilt as steambarge, one deck, two masts; 138.5' x 29.9' x 10.7'; 351.85 gross / 236.02 net tons.

1883, Nov Ashore on Ballard's reef, Lake Erie.

1884 Owned Charles Eldred, Chicago.

1885, May 2 Owned William A. Fuller, Chicago, et al.

1885, Jun 11 Burned, Manitoulin Island.

1885, Dec 19 Enrollment surrendered at Chicago, IL.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Board of Lake Underwriters Marine Directory
Lytle List
Newspaper Clippings
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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BUCKEYE (1856, Propeller)