MONTGOMERY (1856, Propeller)


Year of Build:
1856
Official Number:
16467
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Newport (Marine City), MI
Vessel Type:
Propeller
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
James B. Bushnell
Original Owner and Location:
E.B. Ward, Detroit, MI.
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
1
Engine Type:
Low Pressure
# Cylinders:
1
# Boilers:
1
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
40 x 40" engine by Detroit Locomotive Works, Detroit, MI.
Dimensions
Length:
203' 8"
Beam:
33' 8"
Depth:
12.8'
Tonnage (old style):
925 31/95
Capacity:
1000 tons
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Off Crisp Point.
Lake Superior.
Date:
  1901
How:
Wrecked.
Final Cargo:
Lath & lumber.
Notes:
Tow of steamer LELAND; became waterlogged in gale; wrecked on shore.
History

1856, May Damaged machinery near Long Point, Lake Erie.

1856, Oct 12 Enrolled Detroit, cost $62,000; chartered to Northern Railway Co, Canada, ran Collingwood, ONT - Chicago, IL; second largest vessel on Lakes.

1857 Operated by Northwestern Transportation Co.

1857, Nov Collision with Detroit dock, wheat laden.

1858, Apr Owned S. Gardner, Detroit.

1858, May 31 Struck by lightning at Pt. Washington, Lake Michigan.

1858, Aug Broke cross head off, Manitous.

1859, Jul Grounded opposite Port Huron in collision with schooner.

1860 Ran Detroit - Lake Superior.

1860, Apr 28 Aground at Buffalo, Lake Erie.

1860, May 11 Remeasured 203'4" x 33'7" x 12'6", 810 80/95 tons.

1860, Aug Ran Chicago - Buffalo.

1860, Oct Broke crank pin south of Manitous; repaired Mackinaw.

1861, Sep Overhauled Clark's Dry Dock, Detroit.

1861, Oct Collision with schooner DAVID TODD, Buffalo.

1863 Repaired.

1864 Repaired.

1865, Apr 10 Owned E.B. Ward, Detroit & J.C. Wyman, Chicago.

1866 Repaired, Detroit.

1866, Apr 21 Owned John B. Pridgeon, Detroit & J.E. Wyman, Chicago; ran Sarnia - Milwaukee, WI & Chicago, IL.

1866, Nov Bound Sarnia, ONT - Chicago, IL, broke machinery Saginaw Bay, wheat laden.

1869, Feb New arch posts, masts, & repairs; Jones shipyard, Detroit, MI.

1871, Aug Arrived Milwaukee, WI, leaking.

1872 Rebuilt Detroit by John Pridgeon, 1104.5 gross tons, 204 x 34 x 13.8'.

1873, Oct 25 Damaged in Lake Huron gale.

1874 Extensive repairs.

1874, May Collision with scow THREE BROTHERS, Chicago.

1874, Sep Collision with schooner E.A. MAYES, Lake Michigan.

1875, Oct Ashore Bois Blanc Island; released by tug LEVIATHAN.

1876, Apr 29 Aground Mackinaw with salt.

1877, Nov 9 Collision with schooner FLORIDA.

1878, May 9 Burned at dock, Point Edward (Sarnia), ONT.

1878, Nov 29 Raised; towed to Algonac.

1879, Sep 25 Owned Benjamin Swartout & Charles Steward, Algonac, MI; rebuilt as schooner barge; 709.19 gross tons at Algonac.

1880 False floored.

1881, Apr 25 G.J. Jackson, Bay City added as owner with Swartout & Steward, 3 masts, 676.81 net tons.

1883 Towed by D. LEVTY; carried lumber.

1889, Mar 7 Owned G.K. Jackson et al, Bay City; rebuilt as barge Bay City.

1890, Nov Ashore Menominee, MI.

1890, Nov 6 Aground Chicago, Lake Michigan.

1892, Mar 21 Owned Henry N. Loud et al, Au Sable, MI; Huron Transportation Co.

1896, Apr 22 Owned John E. Mills et al, Port Huron, MI.

1898, May 6 Owned Alexander Hitchcock, Port Clinton, OH; towed by N. MILLS & LELAND.

1898, Aug 29 Sunk in collision with whaleback barge 137, Lake St. Clair.

1898, Sep 21 Raised.

1899, Mar 22 2 masts; 649 gross / 590 net tons.

1901, Apr 26 Owned Port Clinton Transportation Co, Port Clinton, OH; Alex Hitchcock & Co, 204 x 34 x 12'.

1901, May Stranded Charity Islands enroute Lake Superior - Bay City with lumber.

1901, Oct 19 Wrecked, Lake Superior.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
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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