MILWAUKEE (1852, Propeller)


Year of Build:
1852
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Cleveland, OH
Vessel Type:
Propeller
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
2
Builder Name:
Luther Moses
Original Owner and Location:
Rufus Palmer & Horatio Holt et al, Buffalo, NY.
Ownership Notes:
American Transportation Co.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Screw
# Cylinders:
1
# Boilers:
1
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
28" cylinder engine; 13'3" wheel.
Dimensions
Length:
185' 3"
Beam:
28' 11"
Depth:
12' 5"
Tonnage (old style):
614 44/95
Capacity:
6500 barrels
Final Disposition
Final Location:
5 miles west of Gray's Reef, Straits of Mackinaw.
Lake Michigan.
Date:
29 Nov 1859
How:
Sunk.
Final Cargo:
Wheat & flour.
Notes:
Sunk in collision with schooner J.H. TIFFANY, wheat & flour laden; bound Milwaukee, WI - Buffalo, NY. 1874 Engine salvaged.
History

1853, May 23 Enrolled Buffalo; owned George W. Holt et al; ran Buffalo & Chicago; similar to NILE.

1854, May 26 Broke machinery, St. Clair Flats, Lake St. Clair.

1855, Oct Aground Fighting Island, Detroit River.

1856 Taking freight & passengers for Chicago, Racine, Kenosha, & Waukegan.

1856, Jun Collision with schooner ISLAND QUEEN, upper Lakes.

1857 Ran New York & Erie Railroad Co's Fast Freight Line.

1858 Possibly laid up.

1859, Feb 2 Back in service, American Transportation Co.

1859, Nov 29 Sunk, Lake Michigan.

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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MILWAUKEE (1852, Propeller)