KENTUCKY (1853, Propeller)


Year of Build:
1853
Official Number:
14044
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Buffalo, NY
Vessel Type:
Propeller
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
2
Builder Name:
George S. Weeks
Original Owner and Location:
H. Fitzhugh & Co., Oswego, NY.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
1
Propulsion:
Screw
Dimensions
Length:
137' 5"
Beam:
25' 6"
Depth:
11' 2"
Tonnage (old style):
366 02/95
History

1853, Jul 20 Enrolled Oswego, NY.

1857, May Collided with & sank schooner CATARACT off Long Point, Lake Erie near Conneaut, OH.

1857, Sep 22 Owned Dewitt C. Littlejohn, Old Oswego Line, Oswego, NY.

1859, Sep 3 Owned Ashley H. Ball, Buffalo, NY.

1859, Sep 28 Owned Charles H.Foster et al, Buffalo; one deck.

1860, Sep Lost rudder, Port Stanley, Lake Erie.

1861, Apr 7 Owned James C. Hanison, et al, Buffalo.

0861, Apr Aground Oak Orchard, Lake Ontario.

1862 - 1863 Large repairs.

1863, Jan 21 Owned C.C. Blodgett, Detroit, MI.

1864, Apr 8 Owned C.C. Blodgett, et al, Detroit.

1867, Sep 27 Machinery dismantled, went into new steambarge GUIDING LIGHT; rebuilt, made into barge, 255 gross tons.

1868, Oct 24 Ran on reef at Niogang River, pulled off, rebuilt.

1869, Apr 20 Readmeasured, 471.57 gross tons.

1872, Nov 11 Waterlogged in gale on Lake Erie near Buffalo.

1876, Oct 12 Aground Port Maitland, Lake Erie.

1881, Apr 21 Converted to floating elevator, capsized in Erie Basin, tearing elevating structure off; owned Campbell & Radcliffe.

1885 Still listed List of Merchant Vessels of the United States.

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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