BURLINGTON (1857, Propeller)


Year of Build:
1857
Official Number:
2157
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Buffalo, NY
Vessel Type:
Propeller
Note: Passenger & freight.
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
2
Builder Name:
Daniel O'Connor
Original Owner and Location:
Old Oswego Line (Fitzbugh & Littejohn), Oswego, NY.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
1
Engine Type:
Low Pressure
# Cylinders:
1
# Boilers:
1
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
24" x 36" engine, Swartz Foundry, Buffalo, NY. 7' 6" x 18' boiler.
Dimensions
Length:
144'
Beam:
25' 4"
Depth:
11' 1"
Tonnage (old style):
384 74/95
Capacity:
350 tons
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Meldrum Bay, North Channel.
Lake Huron.
Date:
24 Aug 1895
How:
Burned & sank.
History

Sisters DUBUQUE, QUINCY & CITY OF MADISON.

1857, May Vessel launched.

1857, May 12 Owned Elijah K. Bruce, Buffalo, NY.

1857, Jul 16 Owned Henry Fitzhugh & Dewitt Littlejohn, Oswego, NY.

1857, Sep 19 Owned Old Oswego Line; D. C. Littlejohn, president.

1859, Jun 4 Owned W. Kiep, Oswego, NY.

1860, Mar 15 Owned Gibson T. Williams, Buffalo.

1860, May 25 Owned Eber W. Owen, Ann Arbor, MI.

1861, Aug Ashore Sandusky harbor, Lake Erie; released.

1862 / 1863 Major repairs.

1862, Apr 15 Owned Charles C. Blodgett, Detroit, MI.

1864, Apr 18 Owned C. Blodgett & George Hendrie, Detroit.

1865, Apr 20 Readmeasured, one deck, one mast; 137 x 25.3 x 12.5'; 460.65 gross tons.

1866 Chartered to New York & Erie Lake Line; Buffalo, NY - Chicago, IL.

1868 Chartered to New York City Rail Road Line; towing in lumber trade.

1871, May 12 Owned Blodgett & George Lockhart, Detroit.

1872 Owned Robert Hackett.

1872, May 24 Grounded Charity Islands, Saginaw Bay, MI, Lake Huron.

1872, Nov Sunk Pelee Passage by ice; raised Dec 7 by Hackett; reduced to steam barge at Bay City: 137 x 25.3 x 12; 276 gross / 203 net tons; owned Western Coal & Dock Co., Detroit.

1873, Apr 17 Owned Western Transportation & Coal Co., Detroit; Robert Hackett, secretary.

1875 Pulled a tow of 10,000 ton stone up Detroit & St. Clair River to Sand Beach harbor; heaviest tow of its time.

1878, Apr 13 Owned Thomas Adams, Detroit.

1879, Oct 20 Owned William Jenkinson, Port Huron, MI; rebuilt by Wheeler, Bay City, MI.

1881, May 28 Owned Port Huron Transportation Co., William Jenkinson, president.

1885, Apr 9 Spring thaw accident at Port Huron - jammed against bridge by freshet.

1886, Feb 15 Owned R. M. Burrington, Bay City, MI.

1887, Apr 6 Owned R. M. Bradley et al, Bay City.

1891, Mar 18 Owned C. H. Bradley, Bay City.

1894, Mar 15 Owned Gurdon K. Jackson, Bay City.

1894, Apr 16 Burned in the Detroit River, sank at Sandwich (Windsor), ONT; released by Canadian Government Dec 1894.

1895 Owned Stephan B. Grummond, Detroit, Grummonds Mackinac Line; raised & rebuilt.

1895 Burned & sank.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Burton Collection
Edward J. Dowling Collection, University of Detroit - Mercy
Enrollments, U.S. National Archives
C. E. Feltner Enrollments Database
Emerson H. Knack
William MacDonald Collection, Dossin Great Lakes Museum, Detroit
Newspaper Clippings
John E. Poole notes, Bowling Green State University
H. G. Runge Collection, Milwaukee Public Library
Loudon G. Wilson
Buffalo & Erie County Historical Society
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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