ELMIRA (1856, Propeller)


Year of Build:
1856
Official Number:
7335
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Cleveland, OH
Vessel Type:
Propeller
Note: Round stern, plain head.
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Laffrinier & Stevenson
Master Carpenter:
Laffrinier & Stevenson
Original Owner and Location:
Stephen D. Caldwell, Dunkirk, NY.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
1
Propulsion:
Screw
Dimensions
Length:
178.33'
Beam:
30.3'
Depth:
11.73'
Tonnage (old style):
599 15/95
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Dunnville, ONT.
Lake Erie.
Date:
30 Nov 1878
How:
Burned.
Notes:
Burned at her dock. 1879, Jun 30 Documents surrendered. 1999 Wreckage located.
History

1856, Aug 26 Enrolled Dunkirk, NY.

1860, Mar 19 Owned New York & Erie Railroad Co., New York City, NY.

1861 524 tons.

1862, Mar 26 Owned Erie Railway Steamboat Co., New York City, NY; major repairs; ran Toledo, OH & Dunkirk.

1865, Apr 14 Readmeasured, 2 decks, 1 mast, 180.4' x 27.8' x 10.9', 781.68 gross tons.

1866 599 gross tons.

1868, Jun 24 Broke a shaft & lost a wheel at Toledo, OH.

1869, May 18 Owned Union Steamboat Co., New York City; ran Toledo & Buffalo, NY.

1872 Major repairs.

1873 Made a steam barge.

1873, May Ran Buffalo, Cleveland, Detroit, MI & Saginaw Bay, MI.

1874 Rebuilt for freight.

1874, Apr 23 Owned William M. Kelly, Bay City, MI.

1874, May Towed barges in lumber trade.

1875, Nov Towed H.A. CHAMBERLAIN, H.& G., & GEORGE KELLY in Saginaw & Buffalo lumber trade.

1876, Jun 8 Broken two shafts near Point aux Barques, MI, Lake Huron.

1877, May 8 Owned Thomas C. Waters, Bay City, MI.

1878, Sep 15 Owned Edward B. Knight, Bay City.

1878, Nov 30 Burned at Dunnville, ONT, Lake Erie.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Board of Lake Underwriters Marine Directory
Enrollments, U.S. National Archives
C. Patrick Labadie
Lytle List
Newspaper Clippings
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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ELMIRA (1856, Propeller)