BUCKEYE STATE (1851, Steamer)


Year of Build:
1851
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Cleveland, OH
Vessel Type:
Steamer
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
2
Builder Name:
G. W. Jones
Original Owner and Location:
J.B. Philips, Cleveland, OH
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
1
Propulsion:
Sidewheel
Engine Type:
Low Pressure
# Cylinders:
1
# Boilers:
2
Propulsion Notes:
81" dia. x 132" stroke, 36' paddle wheel.
Dimensions
Length:
273' 1"
Beam:
33' 7"
Depth:
14' 3"
Tonnage (old style):
1274 17/95
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Wyandotte, MI.
Detroit River.
Date:
  1872
How:
Abandoned.
History

1851 Ran Michigan Central Railroad Line, Detroit - Cleveland.

1851, Sep 14 Damaged in storm between Grand River & Ashtabula, OH.

1851, Oct 23 Sunk schooner SARATOGA, Lake Erie.

1851, Nov 10 Took fire in her hold while lying at Buffalo.

1852, Jul 7 Carried remains of Henry Clay to mourners at Cleveland.

1852 Damaged machinery, towed to Erie, PA for repairs.

1853, Oct Arrived at Detroit with damage from collision with schooner ONEIDA.

1854, Oct Dry dock at Detroit for repairs after grounding at Flats.

1855, May Collision with schooner BELLE SHERIDAN near Malden, ONT; both damaged.

1855, Jun Ashore Point Abino, Lake Erie; towed off by USS MICHIGAN.

1855, Nov Struck rock in Detroit River, discharged cargo at Detroit; went to Buffalo for repairs.

1855, Nov Damaged in a gale on Lake Erie

1857 Burned at Buffalo, NY; dismantled.

1863 Converted to a coal barge.

1872 Abandoned at Wyandotte, MI.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Edward J. Dowling Collection, University of Detroit - Mercy
John E. Poole notes, Bowling Green State University
H. G. Runge Collection, Milwaukee Public Library
Steamboat Era in the Muskokas by Richard Tatley
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 STATE (1851, Steamer)