LAC LABELLE (1864, Propeller)


Year of Build:
1864
Official Number:
15803
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Cleveland, OH
Vessel Type:
Propeller
Note: Sister IRONSIDES. Plain head, round stern. One of the first propellers on Lakes to have twin stacks.
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Lafrinier & Co.
Master Carpenter:
Ira Lafrinier
Original Owner and Location:
Robert Hanna et al., Cleveland, OH.
Ownership Notes:
William Bagley Joshua Hanna Charles W. Batchelor Charles H. Dravo James Finley John Spalding
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
1
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
High Pressure (including HPNC)
# Cylinders:
2
# Boilers:
2
# Propellers:
2
Propulsion Notes:
Twin High Pressure Condensing engine 44 x 34", Cuyahoga Steam Furnace Co., Cleveland, OH.
Dimensions
Length:
217.5'
Beam:
31.48'
Depth:
13.25'
Tonnage (old style):
872 3/95
Final Disposition
Final Location:
20 miles off Racine, WI.
Lake Michigan.
Date:
14 Oct 1872
How:
Foundered.
Final Cargo:
Grain.
Notes:
Sprung leak & pump couldn't handle, foundered - eight died. 13 months later, her sister IRONSIDE foundered on the same run, under same circumstance.
History

1864, Apr 30 Launched.

1865, Jul 30 Readmeasured 216'1" x 37'1.5" x 19'7.5"; 1187.19 gross tons; 2 decks.

1865 Ashore & abandoned while upbound with treaty goods on Lake Superior.

1866, Nov 26 Sunk in collision with sidewheeler MILWAUKEE in St. Clair River.

1869, Aug Raised by Coast Wrecking Co., New York; repaired at Detroit, MI.

1869, Nov 16 Owned Nathan Englemann, Milwaukee, WI; ran between Milwaukee & Grand Haven, MI in connection with Detroit & Milwaukee Railway.

1870, Dec 28 Owned Englemann Transportation Co., Milwaukee.

1871, Jun Ashore near Grand Haven.

1872, Oct 14 Foundered 20 miles off Racine, WI, Lake Michigan.

1872, Dec 31 Document surrendered, Milwaukee, "total loss".

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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LAC LABELLE (1864, Propeller)